Canyon Oaks Country Club Wedding With Shades of Mint & Slate

It all started with a splash! Marc and Christina met at the Durham Pool in 2010 and spent 3 summers working together - Christina as a lifeguard and swim instructor, and Marc in the after school program. Their love heated up during those warm summers and eventually, they were inseparable. These two continued to bond over their shared passion for CrossFit. Marc is a trainer and yes, Christina takes his classes. They love to call themselves “swolemates” and that couldn’t be closer to the truth. 

Marc proposed to Christina during a beautiful day in Upper Bidwell Park where he secretly tucked a new dog tag onto their pup, Obi’s collar. It read “Will you marry me?” and when Christina turned around, Marc was already on his knee. He didn't need to say anything else, and didn't really have a chance since Christina yelled "YES!" right away. When you know you know!

Shooting the photos for Christina and Marc’s wedding was a dream. The ceremony and reception appropriately took place at Canyon Oaks Country Club, with those same breathtaking views of picturesque Upper Bidwell Park. Vibrant foliage and pops of color used for the bouquets, boutineers and venue decor was the icing on the cake.  

Christina’s bridesmaids stood by her side in beautiful shades of mint and Marc’s groomsmen in handsome slate suits with mint bow ties. Walking down the aisle, Christina looked indescribably stunning and there was not a dry eye as Marc saw his bride to be for the first time. 

The celebration continued long into the night, with delicious food, donuts, Shubert’s ice cream and a group of joyous people excited to watch these two’s love story unfold. From first dance, to cutting the cake, it was clear that Chrstina and Marc were taking in and enjoying every new minute together as husband and wife. I feel so lucky to have met and been chosen to photograph the wedding of these two amazing people, who are truly made for one another. Cheers to the Mr. & Mrs. Macaluso! 

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Vendors:

Photographer: AVH Photography

Venue: Canyon Oaks Country Club

Cater: Canyon Oaks Country Club

Day of coordinator: Stephanie Le'Claire

Welcome Signage: Chalk Gypsy

Hair: Jessica Maybee - The Cutting Room

Makeup: Jen Nerren - Nurture Skin and Body

Dress: Rebecca Ingram

Bridal Boutique: Always Elegant Bridal

Jewelry: Olive and Piper

Bridesmaid dresses: Sorella Vita - Essence of Australia (Sea Mint, Sage, and Evergreen)

Groomsmen: Men's' Wearhouse rentals

Father of the bride: Formal Education

Rings: Julianne's Jewelry - Alli Babb

Florist: Cambray Rose Florist

DJ / Band: The Wedding DJ - Jackson

Cake: Lovely Layers Cakery

Icecream: Shuberts Ice Cream

Donuts The Donut Nook

Photobooth: Snapshots Photo Booth







Family of 4 photography session at the Chico train station

Love this fam. What’s more fun than a family portrait session at the Chico, Ca train station! Bri & Jeff decided to do the mini 30 min session, but opted to bump up the the 1hr portrait package that includes more photos. I love the photos inside the train car, it’s so unique and classic Chico.

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Gray Whale Cove State Beach Maternity Session

These two are going to be parents!! Nick and Amber are the sweetest and so is there pup Staley. I met these two in 2017 when they asked me to be their wedding photographer for their Wedding in Carmel! Fast forward 2 years and they are expecting a baby boy! I’m so excited to see their family grow! Here are a few favorites from this 1hr portrait session.

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Maternity Announcement photos in lower Bidwell Park – Chico Ca - Mini Session

Kelly and Joe are expecting! These two were wedding clients of mine and it is truly a joy to watch their family grow. Their little pup Millie pretty much stole the show next to their announcement chalk board sign. Incorporating your pet in your photos it usually always a good idea if you remember to being treats.

Kelly asked for some edits to the color of the baby converse (they were red) but it was an easy fix to make them pink. I don’t mind doing some custom work for my clients although it’s not something I typically advertise but I’m happy to help if you are in a pinch! We also overlaid the text onto the chalkboard, my years of being a designer comes in handy every day.

Puppies, props and a baby bump, more could you ask for?! <3 Enjoy checking out the favorites from this mini session.

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