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


Apr 11, 2023

Bride & Groom | Invitation with steel blue ribbon | Horses in a field with Snowy Sierras Mountains in background | Wedding Rings in decorative box | Bride & Groom with children

Whitney’s Wild Oak Ranch | Exeter, California

Karaoke Love

Courtnee was invited out to sing karaoke with friends one night. And there Brandon was, running it as the KJ! Karaoke was new to Courtnee. However singing is NOT. She has one AMAZING voice!!! Brandon encouraged Courtnee to keep going and even gave song suggestions. A couple weeks later, Courtnee was going to karaoke four nights a week to build confidence in live performing. The conversations were genuine and a friendship grew, and out of that friendship grew a love….and a karaoke obsession.

There happens to be sooo much I could talk about with Courtnee & Brandon day. First off the weather, a GORGEOUS California day at Whitney Wild Ranch in Exeter, CA. With so much rain in the valley of late, sunshine is a beautiful blessing. To see sweet friendly horses and the amazing snowy Sierras behind them is always a breath taking site. Just WOW!

The people should be next… an adorable fun loving bride sooo excited to married her man AND his kids. How they all love each other!!! Two of my former brides were in the wedding party and their sweet mama serving as wedding coordinator. SOOO much fun to all be together to celebrate Courtnee’s turn. Courtnee’s grandpa lives just a few houses down from me, what a dear “pop-pop” he is!!! The officiant was several of my children’s music teacher. The groom’s mama is a sweet friend/encourager to me since my kids were super small…. So many amazing guests I knew. Surprises for me unfolded all day long as I witnessed Courtnee & Brandon’s special day.

Happy Tears

Happy tears from Brandon’s kids just after the ceremony had to be one of my favorite moments of the day. This speaks volumes about this new family….They are all surrounded in love, which is so happy to see. At the reception the fun continued with laughter, dancing and karaoke!!!! Did I mention Brandon surprised his bride with singing a solo 🥰?!? Enjoy this fun look into their beautiful love story.

Vendor Information

Venue | Whitney’s Wild Oak Ranch

Florist | Christine’s Flowers

Cake Artist | Tiffany Browning

DJ | New Image Entertainment

Dresses | David’s Bridal

Suits | Men’s Warehouse

Party Rentals | Details Party Rentals

See the Bridesmaid’s Weddings | Dominic & Cassie & Caitlin & Andrew


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