So thrilled to share this beautiful, Auburn, California intimate, woodland wedding with you. We loved photographing this stunning day. Not only was this couple a complete dream to work with, but their family, and friends made this day an incredible celebration of Love! Enjoy a glimpse into this incredibly elegant forest wedding
After photographing this incredible Love Story, we received one of the sweetest and most thoughtful review from this incredible bride. THANK YOU Miya + Marco for choosing us to capture your day!
“To me…the most important part of a wedding comes after, it is the photos. The most important thing in life, is photos. That is largely due to the fact that I only remember bad things, and I struggle to keep any memories that are joyful. Life is nothing but moment after moment and I needed someone who would help me always remember.
I knew that I would search and search and I would find a way to get the money together to pay for my photographer, whoever they may be. I searched every photographer in California and Nevada. But it is was always Essence. As soon as I saw their site, I knew. Everything about their photos are timeless and quiet, and lovely. If photographer soulmates was a thing, I swear they would be mine!
My husband and I were never able to meet Betsy or Justin till the wedding. While Betsy was nothing but kind and wonderful in her emails, I was still a little apprehensive. Mostly, because my husband hates taking photos and I get anxiety from photographer appendage placement instructions! Haha
Our wedding, originally in Georgetown, CA, switched to Foresthill, CA, both locations hours from their home, but they didn’t mind! Betsy was so understanding and reassuring when I told her of the venue change 4 days before the wedding! (Yeah some madness happened LOL)
Come the day of the wedding and Justin and Betsy are sweet, relaxed, fun, and totally in control of the situation! They both provided polite helpful instruction and kept us laughing and smiling the whole time. They really became part of our wedding. They mingled with all of our guests! And all of our guests had nothing but the nicest things to say about them!
I don’t want to say how quickly we received our photos, in case they can’t always achieve that, but holy cow, it was fast! I have heard horror stories of brides getting photos 6-12 months later, but not Essence! 🙂
I didn’t cry on my wedding day (hubby didn’t want me to and kept making funny faces), but looking back at our beautiful photos I finally get a chance to reflect all the love we have for one another and get a good cry going!
I have never encountered a business that I wanted to keep for the rest of my life! We cannot wait for maternity photos and family photos later down the road!
So, in short…hire Betsy and Justin, the dream team! They will not disappoint!” – Miya & Marco