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Matt & Melinda (Chico Engagement Photographer)

Yesterday, I felt like I had a touch of OCD as I obsessively checked the hour-by-hour status for the weather, as if looking out the window wasn’t enough every five minutes. We have had to reschedule several times due to bad weather and I was not letting that happen again. After doing much begging and pleading with the looming clouds the weather held off and actually lent itself to beautiful soft light.

I couldn’t have been more excited to work with Matt and Melinda. First of all they are probably the nicest people…ever. Second they are such an adorable couple. I think every third frame or so I couldn’t help but tell them how cute they are.  And they are super fun.

Plus I got to shoot at New Clairvaux Vineyard which I have been dying to shoot at. If you ever have a chance to go out there I highly recommend it as it is a beautiful place and they do wine tastings throughout the week. The vineyard is taken care of by Trappist Monks and was founded in 1955, but the vineyard and some of its structures date back to the 1890’s when it was owned by Leland Stanford.

Matt & Menlinda

Matt & Melinda 2

Matt & Melinda 3

Matt & Melinda 4

Matt & Melinda 5

Matt & Melinda 6

Matt & Melinda 8

Matt & Melinda 7

Thank you Matt and Melinda for choosing me as your photographer! I can’t wait to shoot your wedding in July at Centerville Estates.

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  • Govinda JayaApril 20, 2010 - 3:46 pm

    Just BEAUTIFUL Shannon! Gorgeous light!!! Love them all…but #3 is super sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Lizzy QApril 20, 2010 - 3:53 pm

    LOVE the truck photos. awesome site to shoot!ReplyCancel

  • Queen QApril 20, 2010 - 6:19 pm

    Great shots……and a great place for photos!
    And I recognised the groom-to-be 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Stacey GrafApril 20, 2010 - 7:26 pm

    These are so cute! My favorites were number 3, 4 and the last one 🙂ReplyCancel

  • KristenApril 20, 2010 - 8:15 pm

    Love the engagement pictures. I love the one with the old car!!! The first one with the big window is pretty amazing as well! Congratulations Matt and Melinda!ReplyCancel

  • Amber AustinApril 20, 2010 - 8:42 pm

    I love your pics. Amazing! Truly.ReplyCancel

  • Bridgett FreyApril 20, 2010 - 9:43 pm

    Absolutely beautiful – congrats again!ReplyCancel

  • Mandy DobbelmannApril 20, 2010 - 10:03 pm

    Oh my goodness!!! I love them all!! hard choice but I really like the first one by the truck and the very last photo.ReplyCancel

  • Ondi MejiaApril 20, 2010 - 10:56 pm

    Amazing photos! I like the last one!! =) And the one where you are dancing =)ReplyCancel

  • Becky WalterApril 21, 2010 - 12:33 am

    Love the Adirondack chair shot….ReplyCancel

  • Jen MillsApril 21, 2010 - 10:16 am

    I love these pics. The ones by the truck are my favorite. But I also love the black and white under the trees. #3, #4, #5 are stunning. Beautiful photography!ReplyCancel

  • MichelleApril 21, 2010 - 11:23 am

    New Clairveux is amazing. I love the black & white shot of them in the orchard, it’s wonderful. Nice work as always my dear! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Joe MedellinApril 21, 2010 - 1:31 pm

    This couple is Amazing!!! I really liked the first photo and both the photos by the truck. But all the photos are awesome! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • GretelApril 21, 2010 - 1:31 pm

    I love these pictures! My favorite is the one of you two dancing because it just shows how happy you both are! So cute!ReplyCancel

  • David spragueApril 21, 2010 - 1:38 pm

    These are exquisite.ReplyCancel

  • AdrielleApril 21, 2010 - 1:55 pm

    Ok so the yellow top where she is touching Matt’s face, and the last one in the doorstep w/ her red shoes!!ReplyCancel

  • KirstenApril 21, 2010 - 2:14 pm

    So stinkin’ cute! Love these!ReplyCancel

  • Zoey BoylesApril 21, 2010 - 2:42 pm

    Per your request, Matt…I love the one you posted on FB in front of the truck! Very rustic chic. Hope you get the free photo!ReplyCancel

  • Brittney GilfillanApril 21, 2010 - 3:15 pm

    This photographer is spectacular. I am so happy to have seen such great talent. I think the last photo at the door way facing each other is my favorite. It beautiful. I will be filling this photographer away for my own personal wedding someday.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey MillerApril 21, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    You guys are so cute and the pictures look fantastic! I’m so excited for you both!ReplyCancel

  • JamesApril 21, 2010 - 4:06 pm

    Love the pics of you guys in front of the pickup. Great colors!ReplyCancel

  • CraigApril 21, 2010 - 5:27 pm

    Simply Amazing!!!ReplyCancel

  • JenniApril 21, 2010 - 11:30 pm

    Yay!!! These pictures are amazing!!! I’m very excited for both of you!ReplyCancel

  • CraigApril 22, 2010 - 3:19 am

    Amazing pictures you guys! This is one great photographer. So excited for you!ReplyCancel

  • Grandma & Grandpa CoombesApril 22, 2010 - 5:56 pm

    Thank you, Shannon, for the beautiful pictures of two of our favorite grandchildren. We’re looking forward to the wedding pictures. We love you Matt & MelindaReplyCancel

  • GretchenApril 23, 2010 - 12:20 am

    Man, these pics make me tear up. They are lovely and I can’t wait for your big day!ReplyCancel

  • Gurpreet GillApril 23, 2010 - 11:36 am

    OMG!!! these pictures are sooooo beauitful !!! I agree with Melinda my favorite one would be the last one =)ReplyCancel

  • Gurpreet GillApril 23, 2010 - 11:36 am

    OMG!!! these pictures are sooooo beauitful !!!ReplyCancel

  • Gurpreet GillApril 23, 2010 - 11:37 am

    Love these Picture!!! my favorite is the last one !ReplyCancel

  • Gurpreet GillApril 23, 2010 - 11:38 am

    Awsome Pictures !!ReplyCancel

  • Gurpreet GillApril 23, 2010 - 11:39 am

    Awsome pictures!!!ReplyCancel

  • BonnieApril 23, 2010 - 5:06 pm

    Oh my! I am stunned. What a fabulous couple and an incredible site. The backdrops are stunning! Shannon, your photography is seriously impressive. Top notch. Will remember you when we need someone! And I tried, but can’t pick a favorite. Big window, old truck, brick doorway…nope, can’t do it. Too many good ones!ReplyCancel

  • Jaime HappApril 24, 2010 - 11:16 pm

    These pictures are amazing! There is such a calm and powerful mood to them. Great work!ReplyCancel

  • Brian HappApril 24, 2010 - 11:17 pm

    Love the rustic truck…definately at least an 8×10.ReplyCancel

  • Mike MillsApril 25, 2010 - 9:40 am

    Number 5 is my favorite. They are very pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Musette TarvinApril 26, 2010 - 2:18 pm

    Great photos! Beautiful couple! Really like the black and white shot…. Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • Anita FordApril 26, 2010 - 2:26 pm

    Great pictures! I like the one in front of the window.ReplyCancel

  • Aunt Marsha WagnerApril 26, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    I was thrilled to see the pictures of Matt and Melinda. Beautifully done Shannon. Can’t wait to see them at the wedding.ReplyCancel

  • JessieApril 28, 2010 - 2:36 pm

    Aren’t you two the cutest:) My favorite is the last oneReplyCancel

  • KellyApril 29, 2010 - 10:26 am

    These are so great! The one of the dancing is my fav!ReplyCancel

  • Peter coffmanApril 30, 2010 - 10:30 pm

    Nice pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Brett PurcellApril 30, 2010 - 10:35 pm

    Most fantastic pics I have ever seenReplyCancel

  • MackenzieApril 30, 2010 - 11:28 pm

    You two are adorable!! Love the picsReplyCancel

  • Shirley AdamsMay 2, 2010 - 9:37 pm

    I like the last one.ReplyCancel

  • Robin & JayMay 5, 2010 - 8:21 am

    Matt & Melinda –
    We are so excited to attend your wedding, a very special moment in your life. Your photos are priceless and Shannon is exceptional at what she does. Enjoy the moment and see you on July 17th!ReplyCancel

  • Robin & JayMay 5, 2010 - 8:23 am

    Matt & Melinda –
    This is your special moment in life and Shannon has captured every aspect. Your photos are exceptional and we can’t wait to attend your wedding in July.ReplyCancel

  • Jim WalterMay 7, 2010 - 12:07 pm

    great photos! – great lighting, great color, great “moods” represented and captured in each. Of course, i’m biased and am convinced it’s all due to the sublects involved (particularly the adoreable young lady!) – but I must also admit the photographer did a great job capturing the various moods in each setting. My favorite – the old truck – we used to own an old blue truck (called “The Blue Goose”) when we lived in Tennessee – brings back memories!ReplyCancel

  • tcMay 7, 2010 - 1:27 pm

    Shannon, you do such a nice job at framing your pictures. And it seems as if you’ve captured a bit of the couple’s personalities in each image. Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Toni ZMay 7, 2010 - 1:30 pm

    I love them all. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Dan BaieMay 7, 2010 - 1:36 pm

    Fantastic. Gorgeous photos.ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaMay 7, 2010 - 1:44 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Congratulations to you both!ReplyCancel

  • AndyMay 8, 2010 - 4:21 pm

    Beautiful photos and very expressive. I’m a big fan of black and whiteReplyCancel

  • ReenaMay 11, 2010 - 12:21 pm

    #3 is the sweetest. But I particularly like those with the truck in the background.

  • Arnie RichardsMay 12, 2010 - 1:15 pm

    Wonderful photos – calming yet joyous; I especially like the two with the pickup truck – back to the 50’s!ReplyCancel

  • EdMay 16, 2010 - 5:24 pm

    Very different backgrounds. Not your run of the mill shots. Really enjoyed the photos but would be interested in how these same shots compare with color photos of the same shots. Like the pickup truck shot.ReplyCancel

  • Mary LouMay 16, 2010 - 5:28 pm

    Lovely pictures of a lovely couple. The photographer did a great job!ReplyCancel

  • TerriMay 16, 2010 - 5:38 pm

    Wow! These are beautiful! They really captured who they are as a couple! Love you two!ReplyCancel

  • MikeMay 16, 2010 - 6:04 pm

    Very romantic…I love the pickup!!ReplyCancel

  • BruceMay 22, 2010 - 1:45 pm

    Lovely pictures of a lovely couple. The photographer did a great job!ReplyCancel

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