Max and Tina's Vow Renewal


I was thrilled when Tina asked if I was available for a vow renewal almost a year in the future. I have photographed her and her family for a few years and I knew her vow renewal would be absolutely amazing. Both Tina and her husband, Max, are such amazing and kind people! The more I learn about them, the more I love them. They are a great example to us all when it comes to making a marriage last.


After twenty years, they have plenty of experiences to share and with a daughter in college and a son in preschool, they have had so much joy in their marriage. The ups and downs of marriage have only made them stronger together.


While I strive to be one of the best wedding photographers, weddings like these make my job easier. The attention to detail was amazing and nothing was left to chance. Every detail was carefully planned and executed. The flowers were just right, the table setting were precise and the food was displayed gorgeously.


All this and the whole thing almost didn't happen at all! Half way through the planning process, Covid-19 hit and it hit hard. Everything was shut down and venues had to reschedule and cancel events. Max and Tina felt the full force of the changes in the wedding industry. They venue they had originally planned to hold the wedding at was forced to make some changes. The Groves on 41 in Creston, California was forced to impose guest count restrictions, noise reduction plans and a handful of other unforeseen changes to the event.


They didn't give up on their dream. Max and Tina were determined to make it work. They had a vision of their twenty year vow renewal and they were not about to let it be anything less than they what they had dreamed of. The Grace Maralyn Estate in Atascadero, California was able to accommodate many of the things that they wanted due to being in a different town, having different neighbors and a handful of other factors that made it the perfect alternate location.


To say that I was ecstatic to be able to photograph at not one, but TWO such amazing venues is an understatement. I had been dying to photograph an event at both locations for quite some time and this really was the chance of a lifetime. All these changes lined up perfectly to help me get some of the best wedding photos. I'm so happy with how they all turned out.


I hope you enjoy them as well!




Wedding shoes at the Groves on 41
Wedding rings at the Groves on 41
Catering spread at the Grace Maralyn Estate in Atascadero, California
Bride on the steps at The Grace Maralyn Estate, Atascadero, California

Huge shout out to the team! None of this was possible without each and every one of these amazing vendors!


Planner - Elegant Affairs Event Design and Coordination

Makeup - Megan Duke Makeup Artistry

Hair - Ashlan Cutler at Beehive Salon

Cake - Seabreeze Cupcakes

Catering - Flora and Fauna

Entertainment - Sean Dasmann with Epic Entertainment

Florals - Happily Ever After Wedding and Event Flowers

Photo Booth - Shoot n' Booth

Rentals and Decor - All About Events

Venue - The Grace Maralyn Estate

Venue - The Groves on 41