Category Archives: Event

The S Family {Lemoore Fly-In Event Photography}

Lemoore, CA Navy Fly-In Photos

December brought home another squadron of Navy pilots and, as always, I was extremely honored to be there to photography such a joyful event. These kids were so excited to see their daddy after a long time apart.

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Welcome home!

 

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My Cousin’s Beautiful Wedding {California Wedding Photography}

 

 

I don’t typically take on wedding photography, for a number of reasons. But….. when my darling cousin called and asked if I would photograph her barn/vineyard wedding, I was tempted. And I’m so glad! It was a beautiful wedding, a stunning bride and groom, and a breathtaking location. Here are a few of my favorites from J & C’s beautiful wedding day! california portrait and event photographer

They wanted to do the bulk of their photos before the sunset ceremony, which meant we had a fun “first look” when we arrived. I fell in love with this barn and it was the perfect place for bride and groom to see each other for the first time.

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We also went inside the barn and I am so so so in love with these photos. I am trying to figure out a way to have a barn on our property. LOVE these images so much!

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The wedding was at Testa Vineyards & Ranch in Northern California and was a perfect place to get married.

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The groom’s family…

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… and the bride’s family (my cousins – xoxo!).

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The bride and her mom…

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And then it was time for the ceremony! Could you ask for a more beautiful “aisle” to walk down?

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After the ceremony, the bride and groom took a little walk up in the vineyards and took a few minutes together to absorb this moment. It was beautiful.

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Wedding bells are ringing!

 

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… followed by a beautiful evening reception.

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… and one last picture in the barn!  : )

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Congratulations J&C on your beautiful wedding and marriage!

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The J Family {Lemoore Portrait & Homecoming Event Photography}

Last weekend I had the joy to photograph another Navy homecoming. These boys have been missing their daddy for 227 days (!) and were very eager to see him.

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The boys were so adorable watching the planes. They were so excited!3320 3407 3424

 

 

As they were exchanging hugs and kisses, the next squadron arrived. Perfect timing for photos!  : ) 3524 3527

 

And, as we were heading back inside the hanger, the third squadron arrived. Have I mentioned how much I love being out there for these homecoming days? Amazing!3668 3676Thank you J family for asking me to document this wonderful reunion and thank you for your sacrifices and service to our country.

Are you ready for a photo session in Kings County or Sonoma County? Please contact Bissig Photography. Do you know someone who needs family portraits? Gift certificates are available!

 

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Just in Time {Fresno Portrait & Event Photography}

Last week, I had the honor of photographing another Navy homecoming. This time the arrival was at Fresno Yosemite Int’l Airport. And these pilots had a lot of excitement to come home to – a very pregnant wife and her friend, who has a new baby meeting her Daddy for the first time. Have I mentioned lately how much I love my job?! I was honored to be there to capture K’s husband’s homecoming, just in time for the delivery of their first child in a few weeks.

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One of the things I love about these events is the affection that I see after the husbands and wives are back in each other’s arms. It’s so sweet to see how they just literally can’t let go of each other after such a long distance apart.

Thank you to the L family for choosing me to photograph this day for you! And best of luck as you welcome your new son into the world very soon!

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Another Navy Fly-In {Lemoore Portrait & Event Photography}

 

On August 7th, I was honored to attend another Navy Fly-In. I know I’ve said it before, but what an amazing event to be a part of! I could do this every day and never get tired of being there and watching the emotion and excitement of these men & women being reunited after months apart.

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And then… they run to each other (and I try to keep up!).

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M & K – thank you so much for asking me to photograph this day for you! It’s a day I will always remember.

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They’re Home {Lemoore Portrait & Event Photography}

I was lucky enough to photograph another Navy homecoming in February. I cannot express how amazing it is to be out there and see these families be reunited. This day, four squadrons came home after seven months of deployment.

The first three arrivals gave me a chance to get emotionally prepared. I cry every time, and this day was no different. It’s very difficult to not get overcome with emotions seeing these reunions.

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The family I photographed consisted of three very excited little ones who obviously missed their Daddy. Their excitement was adorable as they spotted their dad and then saw him wave to them.

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome home! THANK YOU so much for allowing me to capture the day for you.

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Hat {Weekly Photo Challenge} & Air Show Photos

This week’s photo challenge word was “hat.” I took this photo at the Air Show in Lemoore, CA.

And, just for fun, here are some of the other images I took while at the show.

I have been honored to photograph a few Navy homecomings here in Lemoore, but no matter how often I am there, it’s still so amazing to see our military jets flying. The speed, skill, and wonder of it all is not lost on me. I still get chills of excitement hearing that roar and seeing the power of our military up close. It’s awesome to live so near a Navy base!

It was a long, hot, humid day, but seeing the Blue Angels made it very worthwhile! So amazing to watch their skill up close and hear the roar of those planes flying overhead!

Thank you to the organizers of the air show – it was a great day!

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217 Days (Lemoore Portrait & Event Photography}

On Wednesday, I was honored to photograph a Navy Homecoming in Lemoore. This family has been separated for 217 days. Two-hundred-and-seventeen days. That is many, many, many days that Daddy has not seen his girls, kissed their faces, or tucked them into bed at night.

The days consisted of two homecomings – here’s a shot of the first squadron to come in. They flew in formation right over the hanger we were in, giving me goosebumps and chills and tears, all in an instant.

A group shot of some of the wives waiting for their pilots to return home safely.

And the face of a one-year-old who hasn’t been with her daddy in 217 days….

… and a 5-year-old very anxiously awaiting the next group of planes to arrive.

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Once they all landed, they walked in together, carrying red roses. I dare you to stand there watching this scene without feeling pride for our red, white, and blue.  ; )

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy little girl!

 

To say I am honored and thankful is an immense understatement. Thank you T family for your service, your sacrifice, and for allowing me to share this day with you.

If you are interested in purchasing a print or looking for a portrait photographer in Hanford, Kings County, or Sonoma County, please contact Bissig Photography. Gift certificates are also available!

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The Schawl Wedding {Half Moon Bay Wedding Photography}


When Rhonda contacted me about a December wedding at the beach, I have to admit I was a little nervous. Those nerves were for waste – this could not have been a more beautiful wedding weekend. The weather, the location, the ceremony, the reception – all perfect!


The ceremony and reception were both held at the Oceano Hotel & Spa in Half Moon Bay. It was beautiful beyond words.




Immediately after the ceremony, we rushed to the beach to get some portraits before the sun went down. These two were up for anything and their love just radiates. After editing the massive amount of photos I took, I’m a little convinced these two don’t take a bad photo! 🙂






Isn’t a private walk on the beach an amazing way to start off a marriage?






Back at the hotel, we dusted the sand off our toes and took more formal photos with the bride’s children and the rest of the family.




And a few more of the bride & groom…

Once inside the reception, Rhonda & Bud danced the night away with their guests.



Congratulations to a beautiful couple! Thank you so much for choosing me to photograph this remarkable day ~ I am truly honored to have been there.

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The Attebery Wedding {Hanford Wedding Photographer}

It’s been a while since I photographed a wedding! I had almost forgotten how much fun it is to have a backstage pass to document the journey a couple makes into married life. I took a break during my pregnancy and after my son was born, but this December I resumed wedding photography with two amazing Winter Weddings. The first was this amazing day with The Attebery’s.

The Groom sent his bride a beautiful long-stemmed rose to his soon-to-be wife along with a card that simply said “I Love You” and their wedding date. It definitely brought some smiles to the ladies at the salon as they prepared for the big day.

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The ceremony was held at the 100-year-old Episcopal Church in Hanford. It is truly one of those churches that is so beautiful it takes your breath away.


Husband and wife, just after their wedding ceremony.

It rained in the morning, but cleared up just in time for the ceremony, allowing us to capture some beautiful portraits outside of the church.


The bride and groom and their children in front of the church…


Casey & Chad – thank you for asking me to be your wedding photographer! I wish you a lifetime of happiness! Congratulations!

P.S. It’s hard to pick only a few favorites from nearly 600 finished images!!

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