Felipe Vilchez: Blog https://www.felipevilchez.com/blog en-us (C) Felipe Vilchez (Felipe Vilchez) Thu, 26 Aug 2021 05:02:00 GMT Thu, 26 Aug 2021 05:02:00 GMT https://www.felipevilchez.com/img/s/v-12/u78333926-o920850509-50.jpg Felipe Vilchez: Blog https://www.felipevilchez.com/blog 96 120 The Wedding of Jonathan & Berenice https://www.felipevilchez.com/blog/2017/9/the-wedding-of-jonathan-berenice You’ve probably heard the stories from both sides: the magic of seeing each other for the first time at your wedding ceremony when you walk down the aisle, OR the perfect intimacy of getting to see one another before your ceremony – what we like to call the First Look. 

There are several ways for a photographer to approach the First Look, and one of the more common approaches is to see the First Look as a logistical benefit. Because you see one another before the ceremony, you will have a lot more time for amazing photos, you’ll get everything done before the ceremony, and you’ll get to go straight to the cocktail hour after the ceremony and before Sunset Pictures :)

I see the First Look as having an enormous emotional advantage for our wonderful couples, not just a logistical advantage. 

Congrats Jonathan & Berenice it was a beautiful wedding.




First Look location :  Mickey Grove Park

Makeup by @sashadcxo 

Hair by: @lovelybeautybylizzie

DJ: @Panteracali

(Felipe Vilchez) https://www.felipevilchez.com/blog/2017/9/the-wedding-of-jonathan-berenice Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:36:08 GMT
Marcela & Daniel https://www.felipevilchez.com/blog/2017/7/marcela-daniel


When you look through the photos from Marcela and Daniel Garcia wedding, you won’t need me to tell you that it was a fun, joyous occasion. “Joy” is the word that most comes to mind when I think of their day. The joy on their faces when they saw each other for the first time during the ceremony , the joy on Marcela’s dad’s face when he saw his baby girl as a bride for the first time, the joy on grandma’s face after the ceremony… the list goes on and on. Marcela and Daniel  were bubbling over with excitement all day and it was absolutely contagious! One of the happiest days I’ve ever documented, for a great  couple enjoying and having fun on the wedding day.Here are just a few of my favorites.





(Felipe Vilchez) https://www.felipevilchez.com/blog/2017/7/marcela-daniel Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:00:00 GMT
Carlos & Esmeralda https://www.felipevilchez.com/blog/2017/7/carlos-esmeralda

I love when I get a couple in front of my camera who can laugh at themselves and laugh together as if I'm not even there, it’s so much fun and also is a great environment, full of love.   It makes my heart happy and my eyes even happier because a genuine smile is the best kind of smile. Esmeralda and Carlos  are perfect match together.



When considering a location for any photoshoot, a beautiful place is a must but a beautiful place with meaning is so much better. Esmeralda and Carlos know why this places is so special. I wonderWHY  IS SO SPECIAL ????

There are sometimes during a shoot when I say, "Just interact with each other, make each other laugh, and I'm gonna move around and take pictures." that I like to just stop and watch my couples together. These two  are perfect for each other and you know how I know why? When I would say that to them, they weren't nervous about where to put their hands or how to put their faces. They were just in the moment together.

thanks guys , i had a good time...



(Felipe Vilchez) https://www.felipevilchez.com/blog/2017/7/carlos-esmeralda Tue, 04 Jul 2017 07:15:00 GMT
Lily & Jeff https://www.felipevilchez.com/blog/2017/6/lily-jeff Lily & Jeff Wedding I meet couples like Lily and Jeff who prove that love  exists. I had the opportunity  to be part of the special day, it was so beautiful and lovely.

I think one of the qualities I love most about Lily and Jeff is the way they love the people and the happiness  that mean the most to them. You can tell a lot about a person by the way they are loved by those they are closest to. It was so abundantly clear throughout the day just how much they are adored by their friends and family, all the people around them ...and I have no doubt this kind of loyalty is a direct result of the generosity with which they give their whole heart.


Fortune should be what we seek. And, Lily and Jeff  are so fortunate in love.

Felicidades a los dos , se les aprecia.

“Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” —Franklin P. Jones

Lily writing a love note to her future husband.


Lily and her mom, getting ready before the first look.

First Look 


many many many years to come.....

(Felipe Vilchez) https://www.felipevilchez.com/blog/2017/6/lily-jeff Fri, 16 Jun 2017 22:58:50 GMT
Jonathan and Berenice https://www.felipevilchez.com/blog/2017/6/jonathan-and-berenice-in-the-beach Berenice and Jonathan  had their engagement session in Baker Beach San Francisco . We had such a great time getting to know them and exploring that area. There is something so sweet about spring engagement sessions, they are just so fun  even if there is windy, specially in the bay area. We ended up down at Palace of fine Arts  for the second have of the session which was gorgeous, its just a beautiful place to shoot.  I am so glad Berenice  had the idea of going to the beach despite the chilly weather. We can’t wait for your wedding this summer!




(Felipe Vilchez) https://www.felipevilchez.com/blog/2017/6/jonathan-and-berenice-in-the-beach Fri, 02 Jun 2017 20:00:38 GMT
De Ride in Downtown Sacramento California https://www.felipevilchez.com/blog/2017/5/de-ride-in-downtown-sacramento Hello there , I'm so excited because  it's my first blog and to be honest I'm kind of  scared , it's been a long journey for the past 3 years when i started doing more in photography , I love photography, I love to capture those beautiful moments at  weddings , with couples when I'm doing engagement  sessions and when I go with friends to explore the city.

My first blog is about some places in Sacramento California, this  is a beautiful  city where you can enjoy good food, music, drinks and good company.

Every time I visit Sacramento there is always something new to explore, delicious food and so many things to do.

I hope you enjoy my first blog, feel free to leave a comment . 



Sacramento has been noted as being the sunniest location on the planet for three months of the year, from July through September. It holds the distinction as the sunniest month, in terms of percent possible sunshine, of anywhere in the world; July in Sacramento averages 14 hours and 12 minutes of sunshine per day, amounting to approximately 98% of possible sunshine, and guess what??? thats why love Sacramento especially during summer time , I love sunny days,blue sky and a good drink, I really enjoy those 14 hours and 12 minutes of sunshine.


 Golden 1 Center represents everything that makes Sacramento the next Great American City.

Sacramento has an incredible architecture, so  many places you can visit and get pictures. 




In November, 2012, the K Street Mall was rebranded "The Kay", and now functions as a shopping area, good restaurants ,salsa  music, karaoke, food and food oh also food, I  love food.



Maybe you didn't know but ,  Sacramento’s been called many things over the years: Camellia Capital of the World, City of Trees, River City, The Big Tomato and Sactown, just to name a few

and something cool I  learned is about The largest almond processing plant in the world, Blue Diamond, is headquartered right in town and processes 12 million pounds of almonds every day during harvest.


 My first blog of many to come ,thank you all , also thanks to my friend Andrea for the Tour.. and #visitsacramento.


Felipe Vilchez





(Felipe Vilchez) https://www.felipevilchez.com/blog/2017/5/de-ride-in-downtown-sacramento Sat, 13 May 2017 06:49:52 GMT