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    I believe the camera is the most incredible invention ever invented. It captures actual moments and emotions connecting those in the picture forever to the photographer, which is why I love it when the clients become my friends.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and reading these true stories told in words and in pictures. Scroll down or go through the categories to see weddings, engagements or family sessions.
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The bride’s bouquet smelled heavenly. Hawaiian flowers had been flown in. Alana carried her daddy’s picture in her Hawaiian bouquet. He watched from Heaven. Justin cried when he read her love letter. Their dog was their ring bearer. The groom’s sister was a bridesmaid, and then second later became their officiant. Their guests surprised them as they exited the ceremony with a Bruno Mars song and signs. Then came the sunset that they watch fall over a lake. Their first dance had the last bit of light of the day. Night brought more love and laughter. The bride danced with her uncles and I know her daddy smiled even though she cried. Love is forever…

Venue: Puddingstone
Make up and Hair: Makeup by Andrea
Officiant: Chelsie Lee (The Groom’s sister)
Cake Pops: Chiwees Cake Pops
Caterer: Rutt’s Cafe
DJ- Energy Events Pros
Photography: A Story in Time: Jessie Cadenas and Tyler Wadsworth with the photography coordination of Silvia Tarazón.

To see all pictures from this Wedding Story click HERE

  • Christian - September 8, 2014 - 9:42 am

    What an awesome looking wedding – I’ve never seen a Hawaiian themed wedding before. Awesome coverage from start to finish!ReplyCancel

  • John Bello - September 8, 2014 - 10:14 am

    The shot of them going in for a kiss at sunset is amazing.ReplyCancel

  • mathias - September 8, 2014 - 10:52 am

    beautiful work, especially the reception portion. such a touching story!ReplyCancel

  • naomi - September 8, 2014 - 2:51 pm

    love all the emotion you captured in the ceremony pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Kristian - September 8, 2014 - 3:04 pm

    Love that B+W of her brother (I think) giving her away – really lovelyReplyCancel

  • Jessica - September 9, 2014 - 11:31 am

    I love the shots of the kids, they’re so sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Lyn Ismael-Bennett - September 9, 2014 - 2:13 pm

    What a gorgeous wedding this was. Beautifully shot!ReplyCancel

  • Johnb781 - September 14, 2014 - 6:42 am

    Rattling great visual appeal on this web site, I’d value it 10. cgbdgecggeefReplyCancel

Holly opened the box and took out a framed picture from her engagement. Clint had written their love story on it. She bit her bottom lip and the tears began to fall as she read. “Holly, I’m so happy that you walked into the Polo Lounge on January 14th, 2012 and asked me to dance. Every day I have spent with you since that first dance has been filled with joy and happiness. I’m very blessed to have met best my friend that night. Since that night our friendship has grown into something more special than words can explain. You have become the love of my life. And on July 15, 2013 you made me the happiest man in the world when you agreed to become my wife. Today we are set to embark on a wonderful new journey together as husband and wife. This journey will take us on many adventures, but the one that I am looking forward to most is waking up every day next to my best friend and the love of my life. Holly, I love you with all of my heart and cannot wait to call you my wife. Love, Clint.”
A few moments later, Holly was walking up to him, tapping him on the shoulder and seeing the man she would marry. Clint turned and smiled and began kissing her over and over again.

I dared the bride to dance with the Hawaiian dancers. (Later her cousins would tell me… “Never dare Holly!”

This beautiful wedding took place at: The Catamaran Resort in San Diego.
Make up and Hair: The Catamaran’s Salon
Florist: Four Seasons Flowers
This wedding story was captured by: A Story in Time Photography- Jessie Cadenas, Tyler Wadsworth with the photography assistance of Stephanie Arellanes.

To see all wedding pictures from this event click HERE.

  • Teresa K - August 22, 2014 - 9:51 am

    I’ve been following/commenting on your work for quite a while now. It’s a pleasure to watch you grow as an artist and a photographer. Great work on this one my dear!ReplyCancel

  • Ross Harvey - August 22, 2014 - 10:45 am

    Such beautiful emotions. So valuable!ReplyCancel

  • Fete Photography - August 24, 2014 - 6:11 pm

    This wedding looks so cool and what a beautiful location. The photos with the bride and her father are so emotional!ReplyCancel

  • John Bello - August 24, 2014 - 10:09 pm

    Beautiful moments – perfectly captured!ReplyCancel

  • caroline - August 25, 2014 - 10:15 am

    you can tell they had a lot of fun! great emotions captured throughout!ReplyCancel

  • Ariana - August 25, 2014 - 12:59 pm

    Very nice wedding! Fabulous detail shots!ReplyCancel

  • Mercedes - August 25, 2014 - 8:38 pm

    They are such a sweet couple! Lovely wedding, full of great moments.ReplyCancel

  • Sachin Khona - August 26, 2014 - 11:32 am

    Really love the moments you captured and the story you’ve shared here. Beautifully done.ReplyCancel

  • Huerto Bonet - August 28, 2014 - 2:58 pm

    Really nice pictures, specially the firs portraits.ReplyCancel

  • Tanya Lake - August 28, 2014 - 7:35 pm

    Love the green nails! The shots are magic!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - August 30, 2014 - 1:27 pm

    You captured the emotions of the day beautifully! Lovely work!ReplyCancel

Austin waited for his beautiful bride to cross the bridge and tap him on his shoulder, so he could turn around and see her. Bernice smiled at her best friend. Austin kissed her, stepped back and admired her and kissed her again. Minutes later, their bridal party joined them and all fun began. Laughter and joy were in every moment. Surrounded by pine trees, in front of a creek Austin and Bernice promised to love each other forever.

Venue: Hidden Creek Pine Rose Cabins
Florist: Jasmine Rose
DJ: Dustin Fuseller from West Coast Flawless DJ’s
Photo Booth: Pix N Giggles
Cake: Niki’s Custom Cakes
Caterer: Graystone Catering
Bartender: John Craig

Photography: A Story in Time Photography- Jessie Cadenas, Tyler Wadsworth with the photography coordination of Priscilla Dueñas.

To see all pictures from this event click HERE.

  • Lynda Moudy - August 7, 2014 - 12:03 am

    I Love these photos of Bernice & Austin! Thanks so much for sharing their story. Such a sweet couple & I really enjoyed watching them on their wedding day. They just brought so much joy to their event! They had a great time dancing and visiting. I was blessed to be a part of their event ;)ReplyCancel

  • Jacob - August 11, 2014 - 10:49 pm

    Wow! These are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Albert Palmer - August 20, 2014 - 11:52 am

    What a beautiful wedding – I love that shot of them on the bridgeReplyCancel

  • Shahriar - August 20, 2014 - 1:32 pm

    Love the location.ReplyCancel

  • Adonye Jaja - August 20, 2014 - 1:55 pm

    wow, what a wedding! you captured so many great moments!ReplyCancel

  • Tim Kamppinen - August 20, 2014 - 2:47 pm

    Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Elizabeth - August 20, 2014 - 3:06 pm

    In LOVE with your bridal party portraits. So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Darren Gair - August 21, 2014 - 2:06 am

    Beautiful wedding captured so well, great workReplyCancel

  • Natalie - August 21, 2014 - 8:21 am

    Those couple portraits are beautiful! And I love that little bridge!ReplyCancel

Julie and Billy stood next to each other. A few feet, an ivy wall and twenty minutes separated them. They reached out and held hands as rays of sun came down them as if blessing them. This was a wedding with a lot of examples of love and devotion. A record number of couples who had been married over thirty years would fill the dance floor in the anniversary dance. And if you think that all this serious love stuff was the theme of the party…you weren’t there. Love is fun, not serious. So when the best man pretended he couldn’t find the rings, when Billy smashed cake on Julie’s face, when the mother of the groom and the groomsmen took over the dance floor, this was also an example of love.

Julie and Billy did not want to see each other before the wedding so…..

Record number of couples dancing the anniversary dance. Many married over 30 years!

I think these guys were plotting something…

The beautiful venue: Ponte Winery in Temecula, California
Hair and Make-up: Taryn McCann Muah by Taryn, Matia and Vangela from The Grand.
Florist: Brenda Arthur from Performing Colors
DJ: Jason Jass from Visions Entertainment
Cake: Debbie McLaughlin from Cakes to Celebrate
Photobooth: Red Carpet Photo Booth
Photography: A Story in Time Photography- Jessie Cadenas and Tyler Wadsworth with the photography coordination of Silvia Tarazon.

To see all pictures click HERE

  • kenny wong - July 30, 2014 - 4:47 pm

    Awesome details at the beginning of the wedding day. Looked like you had a great time shooting this wedding.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Schilling - July 30, 2014 - 11:00 pm

    Beautiful wedding! I love this venue.ReplyCancel

  • Rahul - July 31, 2014 - 2:43 am

    Another stunning job. Kudos.ReplyCancel

  • mathias - July 31, 2014 - 8:17 am

    great work! awesome coverage of the ceremony especially!ReplyCancel

  • Becca Dilley - July 31, 2014 - 11:49 am

    Clearly a very fun group, and a fun wedding. Lots of energy here!ReplyCancel

  • Jen - July 31, 2014 - 12:33 pm

    Beautiful bride! Love all the yellow flowers and the fun group shots.ReplyCancel

  • Albert Palmer - July 31, 2014 - 1:24 pm

    So much happiness – great job capturing all the smilesReplyCancel

  • Mercedes - July 31, 2014 - 8:50 pm

    Those portraits of the bride and groom are lovely. Nice images :)ReplyCancel

  • ayesha - August 1, 2014 - 5:32 am

    beautiful images, beautiful storytelling! love the light in the outdoor photos, and the ceremony images are very moving.ReplyCancel

Her parents were out of town and so Anna threw a party. Little did she know that one of the boys that would show up that night would one day ask her to marry him. The second party Steven went to was for her birthday. He told Anna he had a present for her and asked if he could give it to her…it was a kiss. It would be the first of many.

To see more pictures click HERE if their Cinematic Love Story does not appear below.

Love finds a way no matter the distance, no matter the circumstance, it shows up and if it is true, it will stay. They were young kids living in separate states when they both happened to be in the same chatroom. Michael took a bus trip to Arizona to meet Alexis. Before either of them even said a word, they hugged. Trips to California, trips to Arizona and the usual drawbacks of a long distance relationship became their love story. Fast forward to the front of the Disney castle where Michael knew he could never be apart from her and where Alexis knew he would always be the man that made her happy even if at that moment she was crying.

To see more pictures click HERE if their Cinematic Love Story does not appear below.

Her name is Belle! She weighs 24 pounds, stands 30 inches tall and has 6 teeth! She loves butterflies, her puppies and kitties, peak a boo, Disneyland, splashing in water, wind chimes, music and dancing and her big brother Brandon. She can say, “Dada,” “Mama,” and “Ball.” Her favorite foods are mac and cheese, spaghetti, yogurt, blueberries and oatmeal. She is turning one! But I have loved her for years. Since the moment her parents arrived at my home, and I heard their love story and gave me the honor of being their wedding photographer, I knew that one day they would make amazing parents and so I loved their kids… long before they were even born. Happy 1st Birthday Belle Garner!

Too see more pictures, click HERE if the Cinematic Story does not appear below.

Katie walked out the office door and saw Miguel working. He was driving a fork lift… Their eyes met and it was love at first sight. Miguel came into the office and Katie gave him her number. He texted and suddenly they were inseparable…. and a secret. They kept their romance hidden from everyone at work. Then came the reggae concert. They were all there and acting like co-workers. The smoke made Katie sick and she started walking out for fresh air when she suddenly fainted. Miguel was immediately by her side saying, “Babe! Babe! Are you okay?” Their co-workers looked at each other and said in surprised tones, “Babe?” The secret was out. Miguel and Katie were together. They were in love.

To see more pictures click HERE if their Cinematic Story does not appear below.

To see all pictures taken on this day, click HERE.

Adrian anxiously stared at the back of the church. The doors opened and Sonia walked in escorted by both of her parents. She smiled and walked up the aisle, never taking her eyes of him. Adrian and Sonia’s love is bigger than tradition and so before Mass started, they shared a kiss.
Their wedding had the most amazing bouquet hand made out of broaches, cute cowboy boots, a groomsmen who would not stop modeling for me…even in church, a bridal party dancing in to their reception to, “Sexy and I know it!”, a flower girl and ring boy who took the cutest pictures beside a tree, a ranch decorated with beautiful details and hay, a lot of emotional toasts and lots of love.

Hair and Make Up- Park Avenue Salon
DJ- Carlos Ortega with Southern Cali DJ’s
Cake- Cárdenas Bakery
Photography- A Story in Time- Jessie Cadenas, Stephanie Arellanes with the photography coordination of Silvia Tarazón.

To see all pictures taken on this day click HERE.

What does love mean after 25 years? It means knowing that Spiderman and Marvel characters will take over not one room of my home but two. It means that I will hug a camera before I hug him. It means knowing that he will not call or text me all day because he doesn’t feel well. It means that I will call him a hundred times an hour anyway. It means that we can’t find our wedding rings. (Yup.. we took them off because we both hated wearing rings and safely put them away…somewhere.) It means that he has accepted the fact that I can’t cook, don’t want to cook, have no time to cook, won’t cook and I accepting the fact that he refuses to try new places to eat. It means that he has given up on trying to make me organized…my closet and drawers will always be a mess. It means that I have learned not to move anything in his garage. It means that he will spend his money on Legos and movies and he will always put a bottle of wine on the shopping list even though he doesn’t drink. Love means that I miss him…. that I wish he felt better… love means that he knows.

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So what did we want for our anniversary? Pictures! After a celebration it’s always what is left. Corin Cruz from Something New Make-up and Hair got me pretty.

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Divine Blooms and Designs created my anniversary bouquet.

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And the very talented Stephanie Arellanes from Save the Date Photography took our anniversary pictures in Oak Glen.

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Hair and Make-up- Something New Make up and Hair
Flowers- Divine Blooms and Designs
Photography- Save the Date Photography

To see all the picture click Here

  • Janet Garner - July 1, 2014 - 10:24 am

    Happy Anniversary to a beautiful couple! May God continue to bless your marriage. Omg Jessie I LOVE your pictures absolutely beautiful!!!! Love you guys!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra - July 2, 2014 - 1:48 am

    I love these pictures Jesse! You look really beautiful and your husband looks really handsome. Can’t wait for my 25 year anniversary.ReplyCancel