Masthead header

Tag Archives: speedlights

RYAN + KAILE at THE CITIZEN HOTEL, SACRAMENTO, CA.

governor

While I seem to post many adventure outdoor weddings these days in the snow and on mountaintops, via Instagram and Facebook, I also do photograph many other weddings all over the map, like this wonderful couple, Ryan and Kaile, who married at The Citizen Hotel Sacramento. We met last year over coffee and discussed the opportunity of shooting their downtown winter, possibly rainy wedding, and how they wanted me to document those special moments with their family.  When I arrived early on the wedding day to set-up, I ran into both fathers and we talked for a little. I told them they raised good kids. Ryan and Kaile are both wonderful family loving people.  Later that evening, Kaile’s mother showed me some old photographs of Ryan and Kaile as kids together.  That’s correct, they have been friends since childhood, went to prom together, and are now best friends in marriage. It’s such a rare and beautiful story. After spending time and watching my couple and their parents for the day, I was impressed by their connection to each other, warmth towards me and their guests, and their relationship with God.

For me and many photographers, wedding season is all year. But to kick off this 2016 year with already a few warm-hearted weddings, makes my job capturing couples and families that much greater. I’m inspired from weddings like this; it makes me want to be a better father and husband.  Congratulations and blessings to you both Ryan and Kaile and to your family.

getting ready city of sacramento out of the window emotional bride flower girl at hotel getting dress on with shoes happy bride at citizen hotel sacramento bride dress on at citizen hotel window another epic wedding dress photo citizen hotel bridal dress photos black and white wedding photos fashionable bride bullet primer cuff links groom getting dressed cheers of the groom groomsmen laughing fashionable groom groom and groomsmen moody groom photos groom under lamp first look of the father at hotel emotional and happy first look of daddy and daughter crying bride at look of father dad Citizen_hotel-wedding-photography-96 bridesmaids sisters groomsmen at citizen hotel lobby citizen lobby wedding photos cute dad and bride photos first look of groom and bride lifting veil of first look wedding kiss warm hug wedding photo journlism northern California rainy day wedding photos silhouette silhouette with backlit light blue filter citizen hotel wedding photos sacramento wedding photos Citizen_hotel-wedding-photography-94 mother bride hug walking down the aisle at CItizen hotel bride expression at ceremony bride looking to father for approval lifting of veil by father daddy daughter hug mother watching daughter bride The Citizen hotel wedding ceremony inside highway patrol officer at wedding missing loving moment parents emotional during ceremony parents laugh during ceremony expressive family at wedding groom with a tear groom reads and bride cries ring fingers from all generations bride and groom are married governor sacramento capital winter wedding photos january uplighting at citizen hotel january live band at Citizen hotel microphone live band at sacramento wedding citizen hotel entrance of b+G grand entrace of wedding party grand entrance of bridal party bridal party prayers first dance of groom and bride bride and groom dancing evening dancing daddy crying during bride dance mom tearing up over father and bride dance bride dancing with dad family group hug late evening dancing with speedlights sacramento wedding photos downtown while raining J street

Wedding Photographer:  Charleton Churchill,
Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Citizen Hotel
Catering: The Citizen Hotel
Florist: Beautiful by Nature Florist
Make-up and Hair: Orchid Duong Artistry

Linens: Mimi and Company
Graphic Design Artist (Menus & Welcome Sign): Jenny Kelpe

Cake: Rick’s Dessert Diner
Lighting: The Backdrop Specialists
Band: Peter Petty

 

 

San Francisco Engagement Photography

The pour house beer bar wine lounge san francisco trolley engaged couple photos S.F. Trolley cable car photos with engaged couple a S.F. engaged couple and their dogs S.F. couple park photography water fountain San Francisco engagement photography downtown California st. engaged couple pictures in S.F. along coast San Francisco couples photography S.F. lifestyle photos by wedding photographer lighthouse photos of romantic couple just engaged in San Francisco San Francisco lighthouse engagement photography tunnel of love silhouette pics fashionable engagement pics bay area landscape wedding photographer in San Francisco hwy 101 marin county photos of wedding couple wedding photographer capturing S.F. couple Palace of fine arts couples pics engagement photos at Palace of Fine Arts of San Francisco epic engagement photos in sf palace of fine arts Sf golden gate bridge with engaged couple in black and white old print

  • Elyse Alexandria - These are STUNNING!!! I adore her gold dress too!!February 9, 2015 – 11:28 amReplyCancel

    • Charleton Churchill - yeah, I like her dress too. Thanks for stopping by!February 10, 2015 – 4:07 pm

  • Sunita Maharaj-Vidal - Just stunning…can’t wait to see the wedding photos….February 12, 2015 – 10:58 amReplyCancel

    • Charleton Churchill - Thank you Sunita, I can’t wait to photograph their wedding in their epic location! See you there I hope!February 13, 2015 – 12:58 pm