Sweet Little Warmers

Patrick Pike Studios

The weather is cold here in the Mountains.  Which encourages snuggling (my favorite) and warm clothes.  It is however, not fun, to stand in your wedding dress and take photos. So today’s tip is…… hand warmers.   They are handy little things you can stick in your pocket, or between your hands and your bouquet.  They […]

Marriage License

There are often times many questions as to what you may need to obtain a marriage license.  We wanted to give you some basics along with some helpful links to guide you through the process.   Basics.. Obtain a Marriage License at any California county clerks office. Marriage License is Valid 90 days from date […]

Just digital files?

As a wedding photographer in 2012, when a potential client first contacts me one of the things that they expect to get out of my services is a copy of the digital negatives. It’s rarely even talked about as a possibility, it’s just assumed in this digital age. If you’re going to have your wedding […]

Yosemite Elopement Packages

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  An eternity begins in one moment, between two souls as a vast open space surrounds them… To have an elopement in Yosemite National Park is the ultimate joining of love and beauty. We are excited to share some new elopement packages.  AddyRose Design has gathered an exceptional team of vendors together at a special rate. These all inclusive packages make the adventure […]

Yosemite Wedding Schedule – Part 3

      #3 When your ceremony is in a different location then your reception For instance:  Your ceremony will be held at the Yosemite Chapel and then your reception will be at the Ahwahnee Hotel.  Timing in Yosemite is very important for your wedding day. The schedules are strictly kept not only by the Hotels but […]

Plan an elopement in Yosemite

How to plan an elopement in Yosemite

“No temple made with hands can compare with Yosemite. Every rock in its walls seems to glow with life…Awful in stern, immovable majesty, how softly these rocks are adorned, and how fine and reassuring the company they keep: Their feet among beautiful groves and meadows, their brows in the sky, a thousand flowers leaning confidingly against their feet, bathed in floods of water,floods of light…” […]

Yosemite Wedding Schedule – Part 2

      #2: Photography Schedule for your Wedding Day.   There are a ton of gorgeous locations in Yosemite!  Most couples want to be photographed at as many of them as possible.  The only problem is, they don’t always leave enough travel time to actually get to these locations. Hiring a seasoned wedding photographer, that knows […]

Yosemite Wedding Schedule – Part 1

This is part one of a short 3 part series to help you get a good feel for what your wedding day schedule will involve.   1st issue that you will face: Getting into Yosemite National Park No matter what time of year your wedding is, traveling to Yosemite is always an adventure.  It also takes […]

Steps to Plan Your Yosemite Wedding

Step 1: Budget; Always start with a budget. Step 2: Pick a time of year that best fits you; Yosemite offers something unique every season, think about what sites are important to you.  There are certain times of year that Yosemite Fall’s water flows, Glacier Point is open and the meadows are lush and green. Keep […]

Use your phone

Bride uses an iPad to film her dress being tied

In the midst of preparing on the actual wedding, one area that I have seen many brides struggle with is explaining to their bridesmaids exactly how to lace up the wedding dress. This button goes where? How tight does this need to be? Sure the bride was there when she tried it on at the […]