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California’s Central Valley is full of stunning and romantic wedding venues. You can find anything you are looking for from outdoor venues to indoor/outdoor to indoor venues, the choices are really endless. If you are just starting your wedding planning and have yet to decide on a venue look no further.

Weddings

5 Stunning Central Valley California Wedding Venues You Need to See

wedding couple walking in front of the manor estate
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Get the most out of your engagement session. Here are 7 tips and tricks to get the most out of your Fresno Engagement Photo session.

Engagements

Fresno Engagement Photographer | 7 tips for the best Engagement Photo Session

Engagement Photo Session in a Canoe
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Edith and Juan are married! These two originally planned their wedding then postponed because of Covid. As the day approached and some restrictions were lifted they decided to continue with their wedding only 1 week before the date! So much to do and plan, and they didn’t have a photographer. Edith reached out to me […]

Weddings

St John’s Cathedral Wedding, Fresno CA

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Yay! You’re engaged, you may even have your wedding date picked, and your venue chosen. Now it’s time to book your wedding photographer! As if figuring out WHO to hire isn’t hard enough, you need to figure out how much coverage you need. Chances are you probably haven’t done this before so you don’t know […]

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How many hours of Wedding Photography coverage do you need?

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Yosemite National Park is my all-time favorite location for any photography session. While it’s nearl impossible to pick a favorite location in the park, from Glacier Point to Taft Point to pretty much anywhere on the valley floor you can’t go wrong with a Yosemite Engagement Photo session. Glacier Point at sunrise? It’s just the […]

Engagements

Glacier Point Engagement Photographer

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The Central Valley is full of beautiful Wedding Venues. Picking your venue is your first step in planning your wedding and setting your vision. Here is a list of some of my favorite locations close to the Fresno area. R Wedding and Events currently has 8 different wedding venues and they keep growing! With so […]

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The Best Fresno Wedding Venues 2021 – Fresno Wedding Venues

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This romantic canoe Engagement Session at R Wedding and Events The Westside Island is something that I have been dreaming about! Being a Fresno Wedding Photographer there aren’t a lot of locations like The Westside Island in Laton for photoshoots. I knew I had to reach out to Cindy at R Wedding and Events to […]

Engagements

Romantic Canoe Engagement Session – R Wedding and Events The Westside Island

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The Pismo Beach sand dunes are such a beautiful, unique location so close to the Central Valley. I love that I was able to start this session off at the Dunes and end it on the beach. I had been dreaming about shooting at the Pismo Beach Dunes for a while, to be honest even […]

Engagements

Pismo Beach Dunes Engagement Photographer – Beach Engagement Session

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Yosemite is my absolute favorite local for engagement sessions, I mean really, it’s just one of my favorite places of all time. Taft Point might take the cake when it comes to my number 1 location in Yosemite. I will ALWAYS say yes to a photo session in Yosemite National Park. Mention Taft Point and […]

Engagements

Taft Point Photographer | Dana Rae Photography

Yosemite Taft Point Couples Session
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This Styled Shoot was a passion project between myself and Michelle from Gunn Shot Photography. A styled photoshoot is a staged wedding where a team of wedding vendors come together and collaborate to bring their vision to life. It allows all the different vendors to really be creative and create something they may have otherwise […]

Styled Shoots, Weddings

R Wedding and Events – The Westside Island – A Whimsical Blush Styled Wedding