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Sacramento Wedding Photographer, Croation American Cultural Center, Richard and Clarissa

Richard and Clarissa’s early October wedding in Sacramento was charming and classic. I photographed their engagement session locally here in Jackson and found the both of them easy to photograph. Richard is an intelligent guy, quite fun to be around, with a great smile. Clarissa is just hilarious. Her no-nonsense confidence featured through her many faces and unique expressions had me going. It was pleasant to be with them on their special day!

Wedding Photography: Charleton Churchill Photography
Ceremony Venue: St. Francis of Assissi
Reception Venue: Croation American Cultural Center
Makeup:  Jessica Palmer Makeup
DJ:  Stewarts DJ
Catering:  Croation-American Cultural Center
Flowers:  Ambience Floral


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I love it when people ride/drive/walk/hop/duck while I am photographing because you never know what expressions you’ll get, but it’s almost always good.

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This photograph was actually taken within 10 seconds of time, since traffic was heavy. We had a little red light that allowed everyone to throw down their best pose, take a few photographs and move on! They did just great!

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This isn’t their dog, but I did ask a stranger on the way to our location if we could borrow their rottweiler for quick ferocious-bride photograph, but the dog was actually quite intimidating. This was the only decent image I had on file.

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Seriously, this boy already knows how to get the girls. Darn cute image!
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  • Jess - Gorgeous couple, amazing pics, and such a stunning location! Great job!November 10, 2011 – 11:30 amReplyCancel

  • violeta - I love all this pics, they look like a magazine pics. Great job, and clarissa you look hermosa.November 10, 2011 – 2:29 pmReplyCancel

  • Damian - My kids are cute.November 10, 2011 – 2:40 pmReplyCancel

  • kjkaminsky - Really beautiful pics!November 10, 2011 – 2:42 pmReplyCancel

  • /iolet - I love all the pic, specially the one of my son dancing. He is so cute!! My favorite is of clarissa and rich in the dark!a great job.November 10, 2011 – 2:57 pmReplyCancel

  • Nanette - Very lovely pictures. Very lovely bride–even if I do say so myself. Many unusual poses, but one of the most dramatic ones is of the Consecretion in front of the stained glass window. Very impressive photography!November 10, 2011 – 6:36 pmReplyCancel

  • Chris Gobba - Nanette and Mario,

    Your daughter is gorgeous!!!!November 10, 2011 – 7:25 pmReplyCancel

  • Renee - I loved the photography. Clarissa is so beautiful …she looks a lot like you, Nan.November 10, 2011 – 7:45 pmReplyCancel

  • Susan Koranek - Clarissa looks beautiful. The pictures are “picture perfect”.November 11, 2011 – 7:20 amReplyCancel

  • Kathy l. - Nice sampling of pictures that are creative and different. Besides the handsome couple, my favorite is of the proud papa hugging his daughter. You can just feel the love.November 11, 2011 – 6:49 pmReplyCancel

  • Ron - Great pictures. but….. even I could take great pictures with such a beautiful subject.November 11, 2011 – 8:17 pmReplyCancel

  • Clarisa - Charleton…You never cease to amaze me! When I first saw all these pictures, I was at a loss for words. You made my church look like the St. Pats Cathedral of New York!!! And my flower girls look like angels with the way you captured the lighting..And the moments you got, I didn’t even see you getting all these – you are a sneaky photographer 🙂 But what this means to me is you have mastered your job at truly CAPTURING the moments, versus running them. Thanks, Rich and I are so glad we chose you as our photographer. We don’t like people to be jealous of us 🙂 so I think we are just going to have to recommend you to every bride and groom we know..LOL. Thanks, can’t wait for all the rest of them.
    Impatiently waiting,
    ClarissaNovember 11, 2011 – 8:56 pmReplyCancel

  • Lindsay & Fernando - We love all of them!!!!November 11, 2011 – 9:17 pmReplyCancel

  • Jackie and Pete - How beautiful this wedding is and what a beautiful, beautiful, family… The church is gorgeous!November 12, 2011 – 12:32 pmReplyCancel

  • Deanna Persaud - Awesome photos of a very special day. Beautiful bride, handsome groom, and loving family. The photo of Mario huging Clarisa really hugged at my heart strings!November 12, 2011 – 1:29 pmReplyCancel

  • kim - Great photo’s! Had a great time at the weddingNovember 12, 2011 – 7:15 pmReplyCancel

  • dmbc - The spirit of your love and happiness that day has been captured in your photos. I loved being there and it was fun to share with everyone the day you two were blessed as one.

    DeniseNovember 13, 2011 – 10:40 amReplyCancel

  • Linda and lou sagastume - Beautiful photos!!!!November 13, 2011 – 11:07 amReplyCancel

  • Sara - All of these are absolutely lovely.November 13, 2011 – 2:10 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristina Maneliis - Absolutely Gorgeous!!November 13, 2011 – 2:58 pmReplyCancel

  • Meghan - Amazing photographs! And that is definitely the most gorgeous church I’ve ever seen!November 13, 2011 – 8:13 pmReplyCancel

  • Kellie Myers - I am in awe of both the talent behind the photos and the beauty captured in them.November 13, 2011 – 9:30 pmReplyCancel

  • Dianne - These pictures came out AHHHH-MAZINGGG!! I cant wait to see the rest!!November 14, 2011 – 3:50 amReplyCancel

  • Janet Morgan - Absolutely stunning…and filled with personality! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 Wishing you Heartiest Contratulations!JanetNovember 14, 2011 – 12:19 pmReplyCancel

  • heather - love the photos. they are so stunning!November 14, 2011 – 4:11 pmReplyCancel

  • Ginny Lammers - Amazing photography for such a beautiful wedding. I love the picture of Clarissa dancing with her dad. It truly captured the emotion of the moment.November 15, 2011 – 6:18 pmReplyCancel

  • Mario Sagastume - Great photography, creativity and good taste. Of course with such a beautiful bride and handsome groom, your job was made a lot easier.

    A proud Dad.November 17, 2011 – 8:32 amReplyCancel

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