Wedding in the Foothills

Wedding in the Foothills | Auberry, CA

This gorgeous wedding in the foothills took place on Stephanie’s aunt and uncles property in Auberry, CA. It couldn’t have been a more perfect day. The day before the wedding the temperature dropped to 42 degrees and rained. We were blessed with 60 degrees and sunny skies on their wedding day.

There is a a fun story behind this wedding that I have to share. Two years ago I teamed up with a couple of vendors to create a styled shoot. I was looking for a couple to model for me as a bride and groom. A few years prior I had taken Stephanie’s senior portraits and knew she was a natural in front of the camera, I reached out to her and asked if she would be interested. She said yes, and we took the most stunning “wedding” portraits of her and Caleb.

Since we had already worked together, Stephanie and Caleb were experts at my posing process. This helped so much because the timeline got off by about 30 minutes so we had to fly through portraits. I didn’t have to take time to explain anything to them. They knew what to do and we got so many photos in a short amount of time.

When I arrived at the property I got started on all of Stephanie’s details. She chose a fit and flare, sleeveless bridal gown adorned with intricate beaded hibiscus flowers from Madeleine’s Bridal Boutique. It was one of the most stunning gowns I have seen.

Stephanie was dressed in her gown with the help of her mom, bonus mom, and her mother-in-law. It was a sweet moment for them to share together. Once her gown was on it was time for the big reveal with her bridesmaids. The girls were so excited to see her full bridal look. Their reactions were priceless.

Because she doesn’t have a daughter of her own, Stephanie asked her mother-in-law to do the final closure of her dress. She was so proud to share this moment with Stephanie.

It wasn’t in the plans, but we decided to do a quick father-daugther first look. These two have such a special bond it needed to happen. I’m so glad I suggested it. They had a few moments to themselves to soak it all in.

Even though Caleb has seen Stephanie as a bride, he was not prepared for how stunning she would look on their real wedding day. He was thrilled to see her. They exchanged the most touching private vows with each other and then we moved right into portraits.

Wedding in the Foothills
Wedding in the Foothills
Wedding in the Foothills
Wedding in the Foothills
Wedding in the Foothills

Caleb and Stephanie were joined in marriage by her grandfather. The ceremony was so personal. Her grandfather took the time beforehand to interview each parent and each other. He shared each one’s sentiments of Caleb and Steph as individuals and as a couple. During the ceremony he had Caleb and Stephanie turn to their guests, pause, and soak in the moment with them. Then, they exchanged vows, rings, and sealed it with their first kiss.

After the ceremony it was time for family portraits, photos with their wedding party, and sunset portraits.

Steph’s aunt and uncle have the perfect barn on their property for the reception and Susy decorated it beautifully.

Peep one of their images from the styled shoot!

The wedding cake was made by Stephanie’s sister, Jordan. All the desserts were made by family members!

Once they were introduced they shared their first dance together. Next, was toasts, parent dances, and cutting the cake!

Once all the formalities were out of the way, it was time to start the party, and did their guests know how to party! Everyone was having so much fun the DJ stayed an extra hour!

The previous owners of this property had a last name that started with a P, but we liked to think that it was placed just there just for the new Mr. and Mrs. Paulson!

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Paulson!!!

  1. Wendy Schaad says:

    Wow thanks sooo much for sharing this beautiful
    Day with me. Congratulations and I hope someday
    To meet the new Mrs. Paulson. The wedding looked

    Love Aunt Wendy

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