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Sierra View Country Club Wedding: Diana + Rod

August 8, 2012

It’s the gentle way she has with everything and her ability to be her true self in every circumstance that made her day especially memorable. From the handmaid invitations, to the sweet touch of a sash on her dress, to the branch for the ceremony backdrop that she may or may not have taken off a tree herself . . . her wedding day was truly her own, with her touch in every details. And Rodion made sure to make the most of it for her. When she wanted moss for her center pieces, he went and helped her find some in the redwoods, when she requested a brick wall for her reception backdrop, he build one with her dad. And when the wedding day came he kept asking when Diana would arrive for their first look, because really he couldn’t wait to see his bride, but more so marry her for always! With clouds coming in and leaving over their ceremony site, Rodion and Diana were pronounced husband and wife by a handmade backdrop found in the woods, and almost ran down the aisle from the happiness all around. And when they finally wed he hardly let her go, because with her around, the world is that much sweeter of a place.

Diana and Rod, I’m absolutely honored to have captured the sweetest wedding ever! I wish I could express how happy I am for you two and how much I loved your wedding, being both a photographer and a guest, but this time around I’m not so good with words. I’ll never forget how you two approached me to shoot your wedding and stated that it was your dream for me to photograph it, and you basically left me no choice. Thank you for including me into your lives and letting me in on your wonderful journey. I can’t wait to share more memories with you be at church, on the volleyball field, or in your sweet home over baked goods. I wanted to come up with a new phrase to end this post for you two amazing selves, but love you to pieces is as true as it gets! Yours truly, Yuliya.




Rodion’s first reaction to seeing his bride was super sweet, you can see more in the slideshow

I love when couples opt to see each other before the ceremony, it gives them more time to mingle with their guests after and the photos we get to capture during this time speak for themselves.

Diana, you’re more stunning than ever here!

Not sure if anyone can compete with your modeling skills, you two are gorge!


Thank you to the lovely Irina Sahaydak for the pretty flowers!

After taking a few photos with the girls, Diana ran to the groom and it was like a first look all over again!


Who wouldn’t want to photograph a bridal party made up of past clients and also siblings? Diana is the third sibling I’m privileged to photograph from the Moskalets family, with Marina being one of my first clients, and Aleksey one of my first second shooters and also a groom once himself. Just love them!

Sierra View Country Club was beautiful and talk about perfect light for a morning wedding!




Captured by Dina . . .





I almost went home after I got this shot, cause Diana looks gorgeous beyond words . . .

Thank you Mark for your sweet rides!

Dina, thank you for holding the light and making these reception shots possible!

And the best for last!

To see more of Diana and Rod’s Sierra View Country Club wedding click HERE for slideshow, you won’t regret.

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  • Reply Olya August 8, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Amazing!!!! Such a sweet wedding and you’ve captured it so beautifully! Last one is a killer and my favorite the one before car shots.

  • Reply Shannon Morse August 8, 2012 at 9:08 am

    From start to finish, everything looks absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous photographs Yuliya!

  • Reply Marina August 8, 2012 at 9:12 am

    I love like every single one! You did an awesome job as always and the couple is way too good looking ;)

  • Reply Rodion&Diana August 8, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Aloha from Kauai!
    It was nice to look back on the wedding here from our honeymoon.
    Rod: Diana is going crazy over here looking at these photos; thanks Yuliya for posting this and giving me a happy wife.
    Diana: ah! so pretty! I love every single one. Makes me want to go back to that day. You made us look so good. :) Thank you.

  • Reply Anya August 8, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Love them all, beautiful!

  • Reply Tanya K August 8, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Julie, you are great! Beautiful pictures. Bride and groom look so relax and just enjoying the whole thing!

  • Reply walnutandmain August 8, 2012 at 10:29 am

    great job Yulia! love the photos

  • Reply Julia August 8, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    These are just gorgeous! :)

  • Reply Monika August 8, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    I looooove love love love love. I love the car ones and the the reception location looks beautiful. All your detail shots came out really cute too. The utensils with the flower…cute cute.

  • Reply Dinah August 13, 2012 at 2:26 am

    one of my favorite weddings by far!

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