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Hi there! Welcome to the online home of Laura Tavarez Photography. I specialize in Wedding & Family Photography thru out California.

Dominic & Cassie

Mar 18, 2020

Bride & Groom embracing under a tree with her veil flying | Ruby earrings | old Jaugar car with bride and groom | Dusty rose and Burgundy roses Invitiation Suite

A Spring Wedding | Visalia, California

Dominic and Cassie met through an online dating app, called Coffee Meets Bagel. They spent many hours talking through FaceTime, finding that they both had lots in common. Once they met in person, love quickly struck them both. And wow what a perfect match they are! These two are both such sweet people and together make a wonderful couple. Very excited for these two darling people.

Don’t you love it when couples make their special day extra special using family heirlooms? Cassie’s ruby jewelry was borrowed from her grandmother. The rubies were the perfect touch to her burgundy, dusty rose color scheme. 

Cassie’s garter had the cutest blue and white antique button from her other grandmother.  Cassies’s parents have 2 fun antique cars, a 1959 TR3 and a 1969 Jaguar, which as a MUST to include into Dominic and Cassie’s wedding. Especially when Cassie’s parent left their own Wedding Ceremony in this 1959 TR3! So many fun details to capture!!

Their ceremony took place at Cassie’s home church, Visalia United Methodist Church.  While the weather threaten rain on this pretty spring day thankfully there were only a few sprinkles in those cloudy skies. Overcast days can be a god-sent for wedding days. It sure did helped us out! There were still several blossoming trees on the church’s campus that we got to use during their first look thanks to those puffy clouds!! 

I think every bride wants to have a first look like Cassie and Dominic’s! Ahhh, Dominic’s reaction was sooo sweet when he saw his gorgeous bride. Those few precious minutes was a joy to witness. I did not have to pose them at all and still got so many a-mazing candid portraits.

Dominic and Cassie’s reception venue took place at LampLighter Inn, in Visalia, CA.  The party was filled with laughter and joy! Admittingly, this has been a crazy few days for everyone in USA. Before all the restrictions went into place, these guests got a small reprieve from the craziness to celebrate Dominic and Cassie. I , for one, loved this day!! I enjoyed capturing so much joy and happiness.  Enjoy this sneak peak into their special day!!


Ceremony Location | Visalia United Methodist Church

Joanna Sanchez

Reception Venue | LampLighter Inn

Fresh Cut Florist

Dave, Uncle of the Bride

Houston Hoellwarth

The Dress | Brides N’ Maidens- Visalia

Men’s Wearhouse





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