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With the Los Angeles Dodgers back in the bay area again, headed over to AT&T Park for their matchup against the San Francisco Giants.
Giants didn't waste anytime scoring.
Even Zito was able to get on base and be batted in!
And they just kept coming.
The third base umpire couldn't even keep up with all the scoring.
Giants came up with a huge 8-0 win over the Dodgers.
Not a good night to be a Dodger fan.
But a great night to be a Giants fan!
Well looks like I'm on a slippery slope to becoming a wedding photographer ;-)
The weekend immediately following Ben and Gina's wedding, the first wedding I ever photographed, I headed up to the Diamond S Ranch to photograph Larry and Renee's wedding.
This wedding was different in a lot of ways. In this case, the groom was someone I grew up with. Larry is the son of my mom's bestest buddy since kindergarten. He calls my mom Auntie Colleen, my dad was there for his first steps, and the entire family is like family to me. As his sister said recently, it wasn't until a few years ago she realized we weren't actually related.
It was also out at the family ranch with sprawling space, versus the small garden wedding in Monterey.
It was amazing to see how the barn which normally houses ATVs for the Explore! Sierra Touring Company was turned into a beautiful wedding site, finding the balance between classy and country without being redneck.
It's neat because 11 years ago to the day, his sister Michelle, married Calen on a different part of the ranch. And now has a family of her own.
Just as I loved the brick wall as a background for Gina and Ben's wedding. I loved the side of the barn as a background for Larry and Renee whether it was for cute pictures of Larry with his niece Claire.
The bridesmaids looking beautiful.
Or the groomsmen... being boys.
The morning started with some rain and there were some ominous looking clouds.
But by the time the ceremony started, it turned into a beautiful day!
Albeit a little windy.
But Renee was such a laid back bride, she wasn't even concerned that people started eating off the cupcake tree before they had their ceremonial feeding of the cake to each other.
She also got prepared in Ken's office inside the barn... that doesn't have a single mirror! Trusting her mom, best friend and sister.
Something I've learned about myself in the two weddings I've photographed, is that I can't help but cry during father daughter dances
...And mother son dances!
I'm so happy to have been a part of their big day and had the chance to spend some time out at the ranch which makes me even more excited for next week out in Cody, Wyoming with my cousins!
And I'm most happy that Little Larry LarBear found someone just as fun loving and free spirited as him.
To ride off into the sunset and spend forever with <3
Headed back to O.co Coliseum for game three between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Oakland Athletics.
This was the opportunity to watch 2011 Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw pitch against Travis Blackley.
It was also Derek Norris's first major league game at the catcher's position.
Though Kershaw only allowed one run, when Josh Linblom came in to replace him, it was all trouble.
Game tied 1-1 in the ninth with two players on base, Yoenis Cespedes stepped up and did the best he could.
Hit a home run to win the game 4-1! And was kindly greeted at home plate.
Headed back to O.co for game two of the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Oakland Athletics.
Tommy Milone had a strong performance against Nate Eovaldi.
Athletics came up with the 4-1 win.
And Milone picked up his first complete game!