Santa Fe Springs, CA Heritage Park Wedding: Daniel & Jasmin

I met Daniel & Jasmin well over a year ago for the first time and when I hear all about their wedding I just knew that it would be beautiful, fun and full of family that was ready to have a good time.  Living so close to Heritage Park I was looking forward to photographing their wedding and the venue didn't disappoint.  It really was perfect for this super stylish and gorgeous couple.  Jasmin's dress and veil was the ultimate compliment to the parks background and vibe and can we just talk about Daniel's amazing maroon tuxedo?  Wishing you both the best always!

Venue: Heritage Park

Coordination: Shelly Fronk

Florals: Robs Flowers

Cake: Simply Irresistible

DJ: Amazing Events DJs

Wedding Dress: Deborahs Bridal

 

Brea, CA Redwoods Carbon Canyon Engagement: Daniel & Jasmin

Daniel & Jasmin's wedding day is in a few weeks so what better time to share their engagement session!  When Jasmin mentioned the type of vibe she was going for with her images I knew that the Redwoods area of Carbon Canyon Regional Park would be the perfect backdrop.  When she showed up wearing that killer burgundy dress I knew it was going to be a good session!  Daniel & Jasmin have such a natural and easy way with each other that most of our time together was just walking and talking and they needed very little posing or help with what to do!  I know that their wedding day will be just the same and I can't wait to share it with everyone.

 

Temecula Winery Wedding, Callaway Winery : Steven & Carman

As I'm coming up on my 2018 wedding season I've had a chance to take a breath and reflect on my past weddings from last year and I can't believe that I got so caught on the day to day life of running a business that I have been remiss in sharing so many beautiful weddings!  So it's my goal to get these up here and out into the universe.  I just love when I have the chance to shoot in Temecula, CA in one of their beautiful wineries and Steven & Carman's gorgeous vineyard wedding at Callaway was no exception.  I've had the pleasure of photographing Carman's brother and sisters wedding so this day felt like family.  No detail was forgotten and it was such a gorgeous day!

Details:

Venue: Callaway Vineyard & Winery 

Planning & Coordination: Premier Soirees 

Videography: Le Reve Films

DJ: Soundwave Productions

Florals: Jenny B Floral Design 

Cake: Kuba Kreations 

Makeup: Blush by Marie 

Redondo Beach, CA Nautical Classic Wedding: Marc & Ali

Marc & Ali's wedding day was such a gorgeously beautiful Southern California day by the water.  The Portofino provided the perfect backdrop for their nautical styled wedding with all their best friends and family by their side.  It didn't hurt to end the day with the quintessential California treat...the In N Out Truck :).

Ceremony: St. James 

Reception: Portofino Hotel 

Coordination: Desiree Carol Special Events 

Forals: Flowers by Felicia

DJ: DJ Carl 

 

Huntington Beach, CA Romantic Beach Wedding: Lance & Kathleen

Sometimes when I meet a couple the day of the wedding for the first time there can be some awkwardness and getting use to each other before everyone feels comfortable in front of the camera.  Lance & Kathleen were not that case.  From the moment I met them I could see their love, warmth and excitement to be husband and wife.  It was a beautiful day at Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, California.  Weather was perfect, everyone had a wonderful time and we made some beautiful memories.

Venue: Waterfront Beach Resort

Coordination: Agape Planning

Florals: Flowers by Cina 

Cake: Simply Sweet Cakery 

DJ: Invisible Touch

Boston, MA Rustic Backyard Wedding: Ben & Courtney

All weddings that I photograph have a special place in my heart but this one was a little more special for me.  Courtney is my best friends youngest sister and I have known her for about 10 years.  I've seen the beginning of her relationship with Ben all the way to their engagement and they are a perfect match for each other.  So naturally I was extremely honored and excited when they asked me to photograph their wedding and even more thrilled to hear that it would be held in Ben's hometown outside of Boston, MA.  I don't get the opportunity to travel often for weddings but when I do it's always such a treat.  Now when I say this was a backyard wedding you have to understand that this backyard was HUGE and beautiful complete with a lake...what a photographers dream!

Big Changes to the Website & a GIVEAWAY!

One of the biggest decisions when first starting my business 7 years ago was designing a logo and deciding how I wanted my site to look.  It was a fun and daunting project but I loved the end result and it's worked for me for years.  But we all change over time personally as well as in our business and it was time for me to refresh and update both my branding and my website design.  This was not a process I went into lightly and I actually had been considering it for the last year or so and constantly looking at designers, other sites, platforms, etc to decide what direction I wanted to go in.  When it was time to pull the trigger and get going I enlisted the help of Alyssa Joy & Co to guide me through this journey.  I won't bore you with all the details but it was such an exciting (and scary) process for me to make this vision come to life but I'm so happy I embarked on it and I love the end result!  Thank you also to Melissa at Brand Meets Copy for helping my words come to life and for all the countless eyes that helped me along the way (you know who you are!).

So now to the good stuff!!  To announce my big website and branding change I would love to do a giveaway to one lucky winner.  I am gifting a free mini session (30 minute session, up to 5 people, 30 digital images).  The location will be in North Orange County and the date will be determined once a winner is selected on August 1, 2017.  All you have to do to win is be signed up for the email list (don't worry I won't SPAM you) and comment here on this blog post and tell me what you love about the new site!  Now go check it out and share the website with friends and family so they have a chance at winning too!!

Spring 2017 Mini Sessions are here!

I have never offered mini sessions mid year before but after driving around and seeing how beautiful the parks were with all the blooms and greenery I couldn't pass it up. These minis are perfect for a Mother's Day gift or just to update your family pictures. This will be one day only and session times are limited so make sure to use the link below to sign up for your mini session today!

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Temecula Wedding: Mackenzie & Lauren Temecula Creek Inn

Temecula has become such a hot spot for California winery weddings and from the beautiful venues you can see why. Temecula Creek Inn is another such beautiful location for your wedding day and it fit perfectly for Mackenzie and Lauren's style. It was such a gorgeous Summer day and no shortage of fun and happy tears!

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Venue: Temecula Creek Inn

Coordination: Celebrations by Di & Co. - Hayley Radford

Video: Spark Story Cinema

Florals: Finicky Flowers

Cake: Sugardivaz

Makeup: Claire Alyse Makeup

Hair: Salon DLM - Tymorie Covington

Wedding dress: JLM Couture - Tara Keely

Photo Booth: Zixiz Photography

San Pedro Wedding : Jorge & Elizabeth

So much beauty and love for Jorge & Elizabeth's sunny Summer wedding in San Pedro, California.

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Ceremony: St. Peters Church

Reception: Doubletree Hotel San Pedro

DJ: DJ Ceasar

Hair/Makeup: Valerie

Estate on Second Wedding: Brian & Nikki

Typically my wedding season doesn't start until Spring but this year it started January 1st with Brian & Nikki's beautiful wedding day at The Estate on Second in Santa Ana.  I absolutely loved their attention to detail and how everything they incorporated was so perfectly suited for this venue.  They even had their beloved dogs celebrate the big day!! Estate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second WeddingEstate on Second Wedding

Venue: The Estate on Second

Coordination: Samantha Shmitz

Videography: Charles Amante

Florals: The Blooming Branch

Cake: Rossmoor Pastries

DJ: SoundWave Pros

Bridal gown: Blush Bridal Couture 

Bridesmaid dresses: The Dessy Group

Band: The Boarding House Band

Los Coyotes Country Club Wedding : Joseph & Kristine

Joseph & Kristine's wedding day started off a little rainy and gloomy out but those clouds passed quickly and left behind a beautiful sunny day that included a donut bar, Polynesian dancers and a fire eater! Such a fun day!

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Getting ready location: Embassy Suites

Ceremony: St. Denis Catholic Church

Reception: Los Coyotes Country Club

Coordinator/Design: Premier Soirees

Video: AMT Productions

Florals: WenFloral

Cake: Great Dane Bakery

DJ: Dj Eric and MC Jay

Makeup: Studio MMB

Bridal Gown: Jacklyn's Bridal

Bridesmaid dresses: Mariposa

Photo Booth: Pixster

 

 

Center Club Costa Mesa Wedding : Brandon & Teresa

Even though I have shot several weddings at The Center Club in Costa Mesa every time I am there I find a new little spot that I love. Brandon & Teresa were such a fun couple and absolutely adorable together. Their beautiful yellow motif just made this such a gorgeous Spring backdrop for their perfect day.

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Getting Ready: Hilton Costa Mesa

Venue: Center Club

Coordination: Plaid & Paisley

Crafted San Pedro Wedding : Fernando & Audriana

One of the fun things about being a wedding a photographer is seeing how a couple thinks outside of the box and makes their day their own. Nobody says you have to be traditional and do things the same and I loved that Fernando & Audriana bucked that tradition and had some fun with their Converse shoes, non-traditional Father/Daughter dance and the In N Out truck! The venue at Crafted was a perfect blank canvas for designing it all to be exactly what they wanted for their wedding day.

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Getting Ready: Doubletree San Pedro

Ceremony: St Margaret Mary Catholic Church

Coordination/Design/Florals: Desiree Carol Special Events

Reception: Crafted

Cake: Torrance Bakery

DJ: DJ Carl

Photo Booth: Frankie's Photobooth

Catering: In-N-Out & Happy Diner

 

Ruben & Maria are married | Pasadena, CA

Now that my wedding season has officially come to an end it's the time to start catching up on all the beautiful weddings that I've shot and I've been so eager to blog. First was Ruben and Mari who were married earlier this year at the stunning and iconicSt. Andrews in Pasadena. This church was the perfect setting for such a classically timeless bride like Maria...I mean did you see her dress??? It was such a beautiful day and I enjoyed all the fun and dancing that followed their ceremony at Diamond Bar Gold Course.

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Getting ready: The Westin Pasadena

Ceremony: St. Andrews

Reception: Diamond Bar Gold Course

Event Coordination: Wife of the Party, Loriann Serna

Florals: Paradise Florist

Cake: Some Crust Bakery

DJ: Happen

Makeup: Sister of the bride

2016 Holiday Mini Sessions are here! Orange County, CA

It's that time of year!  Time to update your family pictures and get those holiday cards out early this year.  I am offering mini sessions on 3 different dates with limited time slots which will fill up fast so make sure you get signed up quickly.  Please note a signed contract and full payment is due at the time of booking.  Also, a $25 fee will be applied to each additional person over a party of 5.  Use the link below to select your time and date! SIGN UP TODAY!

Holiday Mini Sessions

 

 

Anthony & Daniela are engaged | Los Angeles Engagement

With the summer season of weddings in full swing there is little time left for anything more than shooting, culling, editing, emails, meetings...and repeat :).  So my poor blog has been neglected once again and that makes me so sad when I have so many lovely shoots to share.  I will do my best to rectify that starting with Anthony & Daniela's Downtown Los Angeles engagement session. Los Angeles Wedding PhotographerLos Angeles Wedding PhotographerLos Angeles Wedding PhotographerLos Angeles Wedding PhotographerLos Angeles Wedding PhotographerLos Angeles Wedding PhotographerLos Angeles Wedding PhotographerLos Angeles Wedding PhotographerLos Angeles Wedding PhotographerLos Angeles Wedding PhotographerLos Angeles Wedding PhotographerLos Angeles Wedding PhotographerLos Angeles Wedding PhotographerLos Angeles Wedding Photographer

Trevor & Laura are married | Circle Oak Ranch Wedding | Fallbrook, CA

My Spring & Summer wedding season is in full swing!  I'm so excited to share some beautiful wedding memories with you all (hopefully someone is still reading!).  First up is Trevor & Laura's beautiful rustic ranch wedding at Circle Oak Ranch in Fallbrook, CA.  You can't go wrong with an old classic truck, orange groves, a gorgeous sunset and fun with family and the best of friends. Circle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch WeddingCircle Oak Ranch Wedding

 

Venue: Circle Oak Ranch

Coordination: Jessica Hale

Florals: Sheri's Flowers

DJ: SOS Entertainment

 

Freddie & Jessica are married | The Reef | Long Beach Wedding Photographer

I met Jessica many years ago and had the pleasure of photographing her college graduation pictures so when she got engaged and asked me to be the photographer for her wedding I was so excited for her big day.  Freddie and Jessica are so adorable together and we were so fortunate to have a gorgeous day for their wedding in Long Beach, CA. Long Beach Wedding PhotographerLong Beach Wedding PhotographerLong Beach Wedding PhotographerLong Beach Wedding PhotographerLong Beach Wedding PhotographerLong Beach Wedding PhotographerLong Beach Wedding PhotographerLong Beach Wedding PhotographerLong Beach Wedding PhotographerLong Beach Wedding PhotographerLong Beach Wedding PhotographerLong Beach Wedding PhotographerLong Beach Wedding PhotographerLong Beach Wedding PhotographerLong Beach Wedding PhotographerLong Beach Wedding PhotographerLong Beach Wedding PhotographerLong Beach Wedding PhotographerLong Beach Wedding PhotographerLong Beach Wedding PhotographerLong Beach Wedding PhotographerLong Beach Wedding PhotographerLong Beach Wedding PhotographerLong Beach Wedding PhotographerLong Beach Wedding PhotographerLong Beach Wedding PhotographerLong Beach Wedding Photographer

 

Venue: The Reef

Florals: Vissers

Cake: Rossmoor Pastries 

DJ: Fly by Night

Makeup: Nichole Shockley

Hair: Desiree Hernandez

Tables/lines: Haz Party Rentals

Officiant: Brian "Leroy" Saunders

Photo Booth: Viral Photo Booth