Jill and William | October 5, 2019 | Marsella Barn | Oakdale Wedding

Jill and William were married on October 5, 2019 in Oakdale, CA at the lovely Marsella Barn.  Their Oakdale, CA wedding had a minimalist / rustic theme with white flowers and greenery.  The decorations were subtle and lovely!

The bride and groom met in January 2009.  As with any great love story, it was a few months later before they decided to start dating.  A few years later, he gave her the gift of choosing their vacation spot for her birthday.  She booked a trip to Jamaica, suspecting that he just might be ready to propose. They went on their beautiful trip and had a fantastic time, but by the last morning of the trip, he still had not proposed!

So Jill woke up that morning and found a box suspiciously sitting on the shelf in the bathroom. Of course William acted as if he had no clue what the box was. She opened it up and cried happy tears as she was so excited! And, the rest is history.

I hope you enjoy watching their love story as much as I enjoyed photographing it.  If you are interested in having an Oakdale wedding, check out Marsella Barn! It is so lovely.

Makeup: Artistry by Summer
Florals: The Flower Shop (Oroville)
Cake/Desserts: Save Mart (Oakdale)
DJ: Elite Entertainment
Caterer: Mike’s Branding Iron BBQ
Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal
Groom’s Tux: Men’s Warehouse
Venue: Marsella Barn (Oakdale)


Eeeeeeek! So it has be quite awhile since I have blogged any of my gorgeous weddings. I have photographed over 12 weddings this year and between working one full time job and having my own photography business, a family, etc. things have been sooooo crazy! I will be taking some time off in December to update my website and blog and gearing up for the new year. I DO have a few people interested in photography mentoring sessions and will be releasing some information about mentoring sessions in the coming month or so.

In the meantime, here are just a few of my favorite images from some of the weddings I have photographed this year. Some of my favorite weddings this year include photographing at Wawona Village in Yosemite, Evanshire Gardens in Ceres, Pageo Lavender Farm in Turlock, a place called Rancho de Pancho in Modesto, St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oakdale, and photographing at Union Hill Inn in Sonora. This has been a truly wonderful year, full of many blessings but also full of a few hardships. I'm wishing you all well in the coming weeks and into next year. I still have a few openings for next year so if you are interested in booking a wedding, please send me an email and let's chat!