The Citizen Hotel Wedding Photography, Ryan and Kaile


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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.

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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




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Newberry Estate Vineyard, Brentwood Wedding Photographer, Carlos and Jessica

This wedding at the Newberry Estate Vineyard was quite unique, not just because it’s literally the home of star 49er football player, Jeremy Newberry, but because the couple had a surprise for all the guests.  After the ceremony kiss of the bride and groom, Carlos and Jessica walked down the aisle with their dog. All of a sudden, large MIG-Styled jets, 5000 feet above, with their smoke and powerful engines roaring, flew over us and created a large heart in the sky.  After the heart, they flew back and forth a few times and gave us quite a show, almost hypnotizing everyone.  I felt like I was watching the classic Top Gun movie while hearing “Danger Zone” play over in my head.  I pulled out my widest lens, 14mm lens, and still couldn’t get the whole heart.  It was timed so well.  Besides all that excitement, everyone had a great time.  The day was filled with laughter and celebration. Carlos and Jessica were happy in love, and it was obvious on their faces throughout the day. They gave each other affection and allowed us to see how happy they were together, which always makes for dynamic photographs.  Here are some images from their wedding day!  Congratulations to the both of them!

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Wedding Photographer:  Charleton Churchill Photography,  Sacramento, CA.  |  Ceremony and Reception Venue:  NewBerry Estate Vineyard, Brentwood, CA  |  Wedding Coordinator: Tiffany Silva with Bella Blanca Events, Brentwood, CA. |  Catering:  Elle Dee’s Catering, Antioch, CA.  |  Cakes:  Creative Cakes by Debra, Modesto, CA.  |  Forist:  Flowers by Gerry, Brentwood, CA.  |  Make-up:   Makeup by Brittany Martin, Modesto, CA.  |  Hair:  Kasie Diego, Modesto, CA.  |  Dress:  Miosa Bridal Couture, Sacramento, CA.  |  Jet Team:  Patriots Jet Team, Discovery Bay, CA.  |  DJ:  DJ Kevin Sequeria SFbayDJ,  San Francisco Bay, CA. |





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