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About 7 years ago I photographed Alisa’s aunt’s wedding and since then she knew that she wanted Cabrera Photography to shoot her wedding one day. Brandon and Alisa had been friends since attending Escalon High School together in 2005. After Brandon graduated in 2006, he and Alisa kept in touch here and there. Brandon joined the Air Force and moved away and Alisa continued living in Escalon while working and attending college. While Brandon deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, they kept in touch through social media. While still on leave, Brandon had asked Alisa to have dinner with him once he returned from Afghanistan, with no intentions of dating; “just to catch up after so many years”. They both had no meanings of being in a relationship, but everything just clicked and the rest is history. From then on, Brandon and Alisa kept a long distance relationship while Brandon was stationed at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona and deployed for his second tour to Afghanistan and Alisa continued living in their hometown of Escalon. In May of 2014, when Brandon returned home from deployment, Alisa moved to Arizona so they could finally be together. That July, Brandon told Alisa he wanted to spend a day with her in Sedona, towards the end of their hike, Alisa was standing at the edge of the mountain top looking at the breath taking view. In the meantime, Brandon was setting up his Go Pro to capture the proposal on video. When Alisa looked back, Brandon was on one knee. Alisa had a hunch something was going on, but was so speechless all she could do was hold her hand over her mouth! It was also very important for Alisa to get married at the church she grew up attending. They both wanted the reception to be in the country, preferably with a barn. Brandon’s mother searched for the couple when she came across Reece Farms in Farmington. Alisa wanted a rustic country-chic theme for the wedding and the venue fit perfectly. The only other thing they were sure of was that they wanted to donate to the EOD Wounded Warrior Foundation in lieu of favors. Brandon is an Explosive Ordinance Disposal Bomb Tech for the United States Air Force, so it was important to give back to a foundation that was so close to his heart. Brandon’s only other request was to have a groom’s cake that was an IED (a bomb). Alisa’s envision of a rustic county-chic wedding. Friends and coworkers from all over the US came to witness and celebrate this special day with them. Thank you to Brandon’s mother for sharing their story with us, it was a true honor photographing such a beautiful event.reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0001reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0002reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0003reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0004reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0005reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0006reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0007reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0008reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0009reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0010reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0011reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0012reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0013reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0014reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0015reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0016reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0017reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0018reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0019reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0020reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0021reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0022reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0024reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0025reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0026reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0027reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0028reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0029reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0030reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0031reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0033reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0034reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0035reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0036reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0037reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0038reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0039reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0040reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0041reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0042reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0043reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0044reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0047reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0045reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0046reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0048reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0049reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0050reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0051reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0052reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0053reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0054reece_farms_farmington_wedding_a+b_0055Ceremony: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ripon, CA
Reception: Reece Farms, Farmington, CA

Photography: Cabrera Photography
Bridal Gown: Essence of Australia, Mira’s Bridal
Wedding Party dresses: Macys and Pencie & Ginger
Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: County Shelf Floral
Catering: Holt Family BBQ & Catering
Cake: Burgess Baking Company
Entertainment: George Gonzalez, Sounds in Motion
Hair Stylist: Jenna Reid
Make up Artists: Amber Cromwell & Jolena Machado
Specialty Rentals: Elegent Events 2000
Rings: Louis Martin Jewelers, NY; Valley Findings
Favors: Donation by the couple to the EOD Warrior Foundation on behalf of each guest

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Talena and Jeff chose the beautiful East Lakes Ranch & Vineyards Venue in Turlock, CA for their wedding. They have been together for quite some time with two handsom little boys. They have now declared their love for eternity in front of all their loved ones. Talena wanted to surprise her hubby to be with a sexy little black book on their wedding day and he loved it! She really did look stunning. Her mother designed and created a brooch bouquet which was the smaller bouquet. Talena rented a green vintage couch from Modesto Vintage Rentals which I loved! I always love when brides think about their photography. All the wedding signs and details!!  As to everyone’s surprise Talena’s father played and sang their first dance. It was very touching.east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0002east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0003east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0004east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0005east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0006east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0014east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0008east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0015east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0010east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0012east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0011east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0007east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0027east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0026east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0009east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0016east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0017east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0018east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0019east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0025east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0024east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0022east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0031east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0021east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0020east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0023east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0028east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0029east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0032east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0033east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0034east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0037east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0036east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0038east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0039east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0040east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0041east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0043east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0044east_lakes_and_vineyards_turlock_wedding_t+J_0042

Makeup: Krista at Blush Beauty Lounge
Hair: Jessica medeiros at Vida fina Hilmar, CA.
Hair: Jordan Segna
Cake: Marie Reis from Hilmar
DJ: Jeff Fernandes
Caterer: Mark Silveira from Smokies
Florist: Los banos floral
Lighting: Azco Rustics Designs
Dress: Mia Bella Couture, Fresno
Rings: Geiger’s
Programs DIY: Tami perry
Sings: Raju Toor
Etsy: Flasks
Etsy: Large Brooch Bouquet
Smaller Brooch Bouquet DIY: Mother of the bride
Appetizers: Christy Casey
Couch and Sheppards Hooks: Vintage Rentals in Modesto.
Wedding coordinator: Emma Machado
Photography and Videography: Cabrera Photography + Films

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San Juan Bautista Mission is a quite serene mission that sits in a foothills of the San Juan Valley. Jocelyn and Brock fell in love with this mission once an Aunt brought up the idea of having their reception at her private home. They have been classmates since elementary and never did they think that one day they were going to marry each other. After dating for 9 years since they were 16 they finally did it. In memory of Jocelyn’s father she carried an image of him on her bouquet and her grandmother’s handkerchief for the ceremony. They exchanged wedding gifts and some sweet notes before the ceremony as well. The reception was so much fun from a sweet little number from the best man a private dance of the groom to his bride and all the glow sticks to shots to a cigar bar to sparklers these two really know how bring the party on. Simply Country Weddings did an amazing job with all their decor, their attention to details was superb. Simply stunning.san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0001san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0004san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0005san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0006san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0008san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0009san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0011san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0012san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0014san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0015san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0013san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0016san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0017san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0018san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0019san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0020san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0021san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0022san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0023san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0024san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0031san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0032san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0026san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0027san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0028san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0029san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0033san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0034san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0035san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0030san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0036san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0037san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0038san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0039san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0040san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0041san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0043san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0044san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0045san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0046san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0047san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0048san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0049san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0050san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0051san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0053san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0054san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0055san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0056san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0057san_juan_bautista_mission_wedding_photos_j_b_0058

Ceremony site: San Juan Bautista mission
Reception site: family private residence
Catering: Bon Apetite
Photography/videography: Cabrera Photography + Films
Florist: And Two Shall Become One
Wedding decor/ decorist: Simple Country Weddings
Bridal gown: Trudy’s
Bridesmaids dresses: Macy’s
Tuxedos: Mira’s Bridal
Hair: Jordan Segna
Make up: Christa from Blush Beauty Lounge
Cake: Princess Pastries
photo booth: Platinum photo booth
DJ: Bobby Sanchez
Rings: Tacori from Devon’s in Modesto

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Ariel’s Book theme Quince was too cute and got me excited for my daughter’s 15th birthday that is coming up in two years. Ariel’s Bouquet was made out of pink roses, baby’s breath and adorned with custom roses made out of her favorite book. Her party favors were bookmarks of book quotes and her cake was a stack of her favorite books. Ariel had four boys as her court of honorThe day was filled with emotions remembering lost ones and laughter that filled the air. The night was danced away with loved ones.sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0002sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0003sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0001sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0004sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0005sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0006sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0007sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0008sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0009sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0010sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0021sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0011sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0012sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0013sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0023sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0034sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0024sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0015sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0016sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0017sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0018sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0025sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0026sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0014sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0019sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0020sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0027sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0028sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0029sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0030sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0032sweet_15_quince_photos_hilmar_cheese_Turlock_0033Venue: Hilmar Cheese Company DJ: Sounds in Motion Photo Booth: Platinum Photo Booth Hair: Gabriel Modoza Makeup: Bibiana Alonzo-Sandoval Cake: Malinda Delinger

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