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Natalia & Heath | Vegas Style!

About a month ago - well a bit over a month ago, but the beginning to a very BUSY extra long month :) I got the chance to travel to Vegas for Natalia and Heath's intimatly fabulous wedding at the Wynn! Michelle of MB Wedding Designs did a spectacular job on the decor and we all had a complete blast. We started out getting ready in one of the Wynn's Salon Suites, then hit old downtown for some relaxed and sexy portraits which, considering how hot and sweaty we all were due t 105 degree heat, turned out pretty great! When we returned, Natalia changed into a sexy black cocktail dress to enjoy cocktail hour with their guests. The service staff at the Wynn was outstanding and the food was exquisite! After a nice cocktail hour of mojitos and other refreshments, Natalia changed back into her gown for their ceremony in the suite overlooking city lights and the busy downtown below. After dinner and dessert, Natalia changed once again into a hot pink little number and we all headed to PURE for some late night partying! Life just doesn't get much better!

Natalia & Heath married September 27, 2008

Location: Wynn Las Vegas, Salon Suite

Event Design: Michelle Barrionuevo-Mazzini, MB Wedding Design & Events

Catering: Wynn Las Vegas

Florist: An Octopuss Garden

Cakes: Elegant Cheescakes

This is my favorite. It's like from the outside looking in :)

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Kelly and James

I had a great time photographing Kelly & James' ultra glamorous wedding at Viansa Winery in Sonoma. Not just becasue I got to work with some of my favorite people, but also because their families were so wonderful! While I was trying to move along the family portraits, the grandma's were completely cracking me up! I would yell at them to get moving {jokingly of course} and one of them jumped up and said "I just love you Jennifer Skog!" I couldn't help but laugh, then wonder how she knew my name - my full name?!? Later when Kelly was getting into her second dress for the reception, I asked how so many people knew my name? I was like a celebrity or something! Kelly said that it was because she had been raving about me since she hired me earlier this year - what a sweetheart! I had a blast and it was so fun being known! lol

A special thanks to my friend, Wei, who came all the way from Canada to shoot with me. He is ridiculously talented and is such an inspiration for me! Thanks dude! Another special treat was getting to see my good friends, Karen {and helpers including hubby, Curtis} and Cheryl of Fresh Bloom who did all of the amazing floral decor for this wedding. OK, onto the details....

Kelly & James married September 6, 2008

Venue: Viansa Winery, Sonoma

Coordinator: Ingrid Diamond, What a Splendid Wedding

Floral Design: Fresh Bloom

Videography: Lumitone

All of the images above were processed using Red Leaf Studios Retro Actions. Go check em out, they were just released today!
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Mike and Brittney's Day After

The day after Mike and Brittney's fabulous wedding in San Ramon, we headed out to a sweet spot in Napa for a mini sunset shoot. Well... on our way up there, we took a wrong turn and my gps took us through 30 MILES of the Napa hills!!! I was horrified! Why didn't it just tell us to turn around! Needless to say, I nearly killed us trying to get to the spot where my friend and fellow photog, Jen Kloss Heffner was waiting to join in the fun. Even though I was showing some crazy driving skills and nearly killed a vulture in the road my light chase did not end with the sun. The sun literally set behind the hills when we pulled up. So... we raced around with the light that was still out there and then played with a little flash flavor! I really love the results, sometimes a little challenge can totally surprise you! Thanks Jen for coming out to play! Here are a few of my favs....

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Mike and Brittney get married!

This wedding was a loooong time coming! I first met Brittney and Mike almost 2 years ago for their engagement session. Mike is quite the character and kept us ladies laughing the entire time. Their engagement was just long enough for Mike to go and be one of our heroes down in Iraq. While he was away, Britt kept busy planning her dream wedding. Since weddings are sort of my thing, and recently being a bride myself, we had lots to chat about whenever she called me. I must say, I'm sure going to miss seeing her from time to time since now she has to go live with Mike in Kansas! The wedding was a success and the following day we got to see each other again for a Day After shoot, or shall I say Day After adventure!?! More to come on that...

Brittney and Mike married Sunday, August 31, 2008

Event Coordinator: Kristen Jensen Sugar Rush Events

Gown: Jenny Lee Bridal

Ceremony: Community Presbyterian Church, Danville

Reception: Crow Canyon Country Club, San Ramon

Florist: The Flower House

Cake: Sue Faina Cakess

Photography: Jennifer Skog

Proud Parents...

Isn't Mike so cute? I love how he looks at Brittney.

The sun was just starting to set when we had time for the bride and groom shots. Gotta love that golden sun!!!!

Britt's sister and soon to be brother-in-law!!!

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Newlywed alert!

I love it when I get to see my past couples at weddings! Carrie and Eric got married earlier this year and were enjoying themselves at Mike and Brittney's wedding as you can see!

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