Sonora and Oakdale Wedding Photographer | Ale and Meli | Christine Dibble Photography

When Melissa left to take a job teaching English in Galapagos, she never dreamed that she would meet her future husband and bring him home to Oakdale for a wedding, but that is exactly what happened. Alejandro may not speak very fluent English, but he didn’t need to understand any more than the words “I do.” Melissa happily explained every step to him throughout the day, and that was another great reason for them to have a first look before the ceremony. After they had the surprise reveal, Melissa was free to tell him about all the crazy American wedding traditions to Alejandro. The ceremony and reception were held at the home of a friend. The decor, done beautifully by Earlene Gregory, was a beach theme to represent the Galapagos Islands where the couple met and reside. Earlene also catered the delicious dinner. Make-up was done on site by Kerry Strickland of Beautiful Reflection and Day Spa. And the cake and cupcakes were provided by Sonia’s Candies and Cakes. The whole day was dark and overcast, but not a single drop of rain fell. During the reception the sun peeked out between clouds and even tinted the sky in pinks and oranges. I snuck Alejandro and Melissa out for some sunset photos, and on the way back, the bridesmaids coerced the bride and groom to climb up on the tire swing for a photo…one of my favorites ever! After some toasts for the couple and the cutting of the cake, Ale and Meli were whisked off under a sparkler canopy to enjoy their honeymoon before returning to Galapagos. Once again, I was so honored to be the one to capture this day in photos!
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Corey - What a beautiful Oakdale wedding! I love how they carried the Galapagos Island theme throughout their special day!

Laura Clouse - Your wedding photography is absolutely beautiful! So much attention to detail, the little things and capturing the emotions of the newlyweds. My absolute favorite is of the groom seeing his bride to be. The love in their eyes is priceless. What a beautiful Oakdale wedding.

Kathy - Gorgeous wedding photos!!! You told the story of their day perfectly! Loved the first look ones :)

Courtney - Beautiful wedding photography! This couple will have photos that last a life time and will help them remember every little detail of their special day!

Summerville High School Senior Portraits | Tim | Christine Dibble Photography

Tim is a Summerville senior, and he is a die-hard baseball fan. So of course his senior portraits had to include baseball. He was dressed to the hilt in Giants gear, which also happens to be Summerville’s colors, and he was the perfect model with lots of ideas for posing on the baseball field. Then he changed into a full three-piece suit, complete with a fedora. He obviously felt just as comfortable in the suit as in a baseball uniform because he knew just how to pose and play the part of a refined gentleman. He even laughed at the antics of my assistant instead of just rolling his eyes!
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Amanda - These are awesome! I especially love the one with the flower! Looks like so much Fun!

Shannon Dickson - As usual, your work is stunning. I absolutely adore following you. These are truly great portraits and guy seniors are not always easy to capture but you have truly gotten so much personality out of this great looking Summerville High School senior!

connie - Looks like lots of fun!!

Jennifer - Another amazing Senior Session, your working a fabulous and it shows with ever photo! I love how you captured all the different expressions of this young man!

Ashlynn Green - These are great senior pictures! Love the one of him tipping his fedora.

Alexia Garcia - Such a handsome guy! love your senior photographs!

lori - Awesome Sonora photographer! I wish I lived closer so I could do a session with you!

Corey - I LOVE the baseball themed portraits and the suit is just too cool. Awesome senior portrait photography!

emily - What fantastic senior portraits! I love the photos with the suit! Great job!

Ruben Nunez - Nice work on your senior male images. Very cool.

Brenden - It looks like this Sonora senior had a great time at his photography session! I like the range from the casual baseball uniform that really shows his personality and interest to a more formal suit.

Michelle - This high school senior portrait session is just amazing, outstanding photography! I love the way you captured this young person’s true passion and personality!! You are truly a custom portrait photographer who deliver’s one of a kind portraits to their clients! I have to admit this young man debut in his handsome suit was a huge hit in my eyes! The Sonora California resident must be banging your door’s done after delivering such great work! Summerville High School Senior’s are so lucky to have such a creative photographer! I just love your portraits!

Jenna Michelle - I really love this senior session Christine! You really captured both sides of Tim’s personality and the light you captured in this Sonora session is incredible. These will be priceless portraits for Tim and his family to have as he goes to college and beyond!

SugaShoc Photography - Awesome senior photos! Love the location!

Sonora Photographer | Sonora High Homecoming Queen | Christine Dibble Photography

I am always so honored to be allowed to capture some of life’s biggest events for people. I am given access to so many emotional moments and trusted to document them. I think my all-time my favorite moment was watching Sinclair be crowned Homecoming Queen for Sonora High School. As she rode out of the dark corner of the track on the back of a baby blue Volkswagon bug convertible, her eyes wide, she tentatively waved a few times to the crowd in the stands. Then she saw people she knew and waved enthusiastically. Then the great cheer rose up as she was announced, the biggest of the night, and she just blossomed and lit up. I had to fight back tears so I could keep shooting. The announcers read her bio and, according to Sinclair, her greatest accomplishment was “this,” meaning that night. What Sinclair either doesn’t understand or is way too modest to ever admit is that her greatest accomplishment is not simply having a crown placed on her head and a title next to her name. Her greatest accomplishment is the fact that she touched so many people that they chose her to be their queen. This tiny young woman inspired a big group of kids to demonstarte a huge act of heart. You see, Sinclair has Down Syndrome, and at an age where most kids ignore their peers who are not able or willing to do what they consider normal, the student body at Sonora High School instead chose to recognize the wonderful girl that Sinclair is. And I was lucky enough to witness that. If she can accomplish that at such a young age already, I know she has even greater things ahead!
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Jess - There are so many beautiful things in these photographs it is hard to put words to them! Fantastic captures for what I can only assume is an evening of lifelong memories for everyone involved.

Lacey - What a great story and beautiful girl. The community saw her for who she was, and allowed her the opportunity. Thank you for sharing this!

Mel - Christine,

This is by far my favorite post!! I could not hold back the tears. What an amazing girl Sinclair is, and look at all the lives she has already touched at such a young age, no doubt she will go far in life. Just beautiful!!

Kristin Sveum - Your words and photos captured the magic of that night so beautifully. Thank you

Genia Mierop - We were there to witness this beautiful moment. My son escorted Brooke Canepa that night and they were so happy for Sinclair. They both commented on how they wouldn’t have had it any other way… So proud to be from this amazing community. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos…