I've been looking forward to Jay + Marissa's wedding for quite some time...especially since it was the first wedding Justin and I shot in 2012, starting our wedding season off with a fantastic day! Luckily for me, I've been able to take a few months off to spend time with my kids, but I'm super excited to be back in the game again!

When Justin and I arrived at the Santa Margarita Ranch we were squealing (well, I was at least, Justin was just happy) with excitement to 1. work with Jay + Marissa on their wedding day and 2. photograph this lovely bride and groom at such an AWESOME venue! We loved it!!

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jm_wed_blog017.jpgjm_wed_blog018.jpgjm_wed_blog019.jpgjm_wed_blog020.jpgjm_wed_blog021.jpgjm_wed_blog022.jpgPure joy!:)
It's only appropriate that Jay had Yo Gabba Gabba! Vans on for his wedding, the Director of Photography for YGG had to represent!:) Plus, Jay + Marissa met on the set of Yo Gabba Gabba, so it made perfect sense to add in this small detail!
jm_wed_blog045.jpgMy favorite item of the day: Since Jay + Marissa aren't huge fans of dessert they opted to have a cheese wheel "cake" instead, I thought it was brilliant!
jm_wed_blog046.jpgjm_wed_blog047.jpgjm_wed_blog048.jpgjm_wed_blog049.jpgjm_wed_blog050.jpgjm_wed_blog051.jpgjm_wed_blog052.jpgMy favorite shot of the day!
jm_wed_blog053.jpgjm_wed_blog054.jpgjm_wed_blog055.jpgjm_wed_blog056.jpgjm_wed_blog057.jpgjm_wed_blog058.jpgThe "cake" cutting.
jm_wed_blog059.jpgjm_wed_blog060.jpgHere is what they served to all the guests after dinner!
jm_wed_blog061.jpgjm_wed_blog062.jpgA snapshot of us! I'm super lucky and blessed to have my favorite person and best friend shooting with me! I love you Justin Lyon;)
jm_wed_blog063.jpgMarissa and her father stealing a dance!
jm_wed_blog064.jpgOf course Marissa had her own pair of Yo Gabba Gabba! shoes to dance in!
Congratulations to the gorgeous couple! Don't forget to check out Jay + Marissa's slideshow!
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sarah danaher said:
I LOVE how happy and energetic Jay+Merissa are!!
(06.13.12 05:46 AM)
Sara Lucero said:
This is my favorite wedding from you! Beautiful photos and processing, sweetness, joy, fun, good style & taste! What more could you want? I love this! Great job Lyons! Yous da bombs.
(06.13.12 09:00 AM)
Katie Metka said:
love! What an awesome venue and terrific photos Amelia!!
(06.13.12 09:03 AM)
Miss Michele said:
WOW WOW WOW! Team Lyon does is again ;)
(06.13.12 12:17 PM)
Kate Whitmore said:
When I read other blogs with this many images, I think "TOOOO MAAANY!" When I read yours, I get to the end, and I'm sad it's over. You and Justin are ridiculous. I mean...just awesome. I appreciate you two pouring into me (and 20-ish other people) last year at the Lyon Shop. I also need to tell you how much I appreciate the way you love your kids. Really, really. I wish I lived nearby so that I could soak it up (and totally adopt you as my mom-mentor) once I have little kiddos. I suppose instagram will have to do. :) Anyways...totally random post but felt like I needed to share this with you today. Hope you're having a happy SoCal Friday! Again - these images rock my face off.
(06.15.12 11:46 AM)
Ruth said:
Stunning pics and what a venue!!!
(06.15.12 01:51 PM)
piyush gupta said:
beautiful work.....fresh and delightful.
(06.20.12 02:42 AM)
Mariah said:
I Love everything about this weddings, but especially the portraits of the bride and groom. You really captured the fun of the day. Brilliant photos!
(06.21.12 04:21 AM)
Minneapolis Wedding Photographers said:
Love the sign on the first photo! Thanks for sharing these great photos. Gotten some ideas from your collection ;)
(09.16.12 03:05 AM)
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There are so many wonderful moments that I feel extremely blessed to be a part of and photograph. One of the most amazing things I've had the opportunity to photograph and witness are the births of my little nieces. Many of you may recall Lucy's birth story and Lola's birth story. What an emotional roller coaster, yet it's such a spiritual experience, photographs do not do it justice. I was thrilled when Jill and Kenny told me that they wanted me to be there to photograph the birth of their second baby girl Jade. What an intimate experience, to be honest I debated whether or not if I should blog these, but the images are too remarkable to not share (plus, I have the blessing from Kenny + Jill to share). Not to worry, I kept it clean!:) So here you go, let the images speak for themselves and tell this wonderful birth story of Jade Matilda!
jade_birth023.jpgjade_birth024.jpgjade_birth025.jpgjade_birth027.jpgjade_birth028.jpgjade_birth029.jpgKenny liked adding a bit of comic relief by making silly faces while I was shooting!LOL!
I'm SO happy I get to have another beautiful niece in my life! Jade Matilda this aunt already loves you so much!
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Kathy said:
These are so inspiring and beautiful!! You really allowed the beauty of birth to show in these photos. Kudos to Jill. Most of us could only wish to remain so beautiful throughout labor! :D
(05.29.12 02:03 PM)
Anonymous said:
I'm blown away! Amazing work.
(05.29.12 03:23 PM)
Angie Baxter said:
Absolutely breathtaking - some of the most moving images I have seen! x
(05.29.12 05:20 PM)
Traci said:
#1: These are amazing images! #2: I've never seen anyone look that beautiful during and after birth--holy cow!!!
(05.29.12 06:21 PM)
talia said:
these are beautiful! I don't know how to explain it but birth photos are ALWAYS better in black and white! thank you for sharing!
(05.30.12 10:17 AM)
Amy DeYoung said:
Just beautiful!! Love them all :)
(05.30.12 02:14 PM)
Katie Metka said:
absolutely beautiful! 2.5 months til I get to meet our 5th! these photos make me wish these next few months would pass more quickly:)
(05.30.12 04:09 PM)
Erika said:
These are absolutely magical. What a special set of photos for little Jade to have when she gets older, to see how much her parents loved her even before she got here!
(05.30.12 07:22 PM)
Angie said:
LOVE these, so beautiful!
(05.31.12 12:54 PM)
MOM said:
WOW Honey you are so talented in shooting just the right moment and catching the right emotions - That was so beautiful how Kenny and Jill were feeling in those photos - It is such a blessing having a family, I am so thankful for you kids and for having such wonderful precious grand babies for Dad and I to love! Thanks again - YES....I am crying!!!
(05.31.12 02:24 PM)
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canvas prints said:
very well done, your pictures are amazing
(06.03.12 03:14 AM)
SR said:
These melt my heart!
(06.09.12 03:22 PM)
Anonymous said:
That picture of him checking his cell that David Beckham? Amazing pics!
(06.11.12 10:55 AM)
Denver maternity photographer said:
your best work yet and some of the best coverage i have never seen like this. Congrats for your new baby. Both of looking very loving and caring, really outstanding job you guys.Denver maternity photographer
(06.11.12 11:52 PM)
Aruba Photographer said:
Wow! This is the first time I've ever seen a birth photo session. I love it! You did a great job at it! We do weddings but I think this is a much more significant moment to capture! Thank you very much for sharing!
(06.12.12 06:24 PM)
Shannon said:
What a special day captured. I had a chance to meet Kenny at The What IF Conference and he is one Awesome guy!! The way he talked about his wife and daughter was so special and was excited to see the new photos you posted of his new little one.
(06.14.12 01:58 PM)
clipping path zone said:
What have for say. Lovely...
(06.21.12 03:56 PM)
Tracey Best said:
Wow girl those are soooooo fantastic!!! I love seeing the love between Kenny and Jill:) Jade is beautiful, just like her Momma:)
(07.18.12 03:46 PM)
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