Peterson Design and Photography

Sarah & Ethan :: 6-2-18 :: Wedding in Anaheim

11 Jul 2018 15:32

These two are definitely a favorite! But with good reason that make us a tad biased... they are family! Sarah is Tim's sister and we love her and Ethan tremendously! At first it was a bit of a struggle for all of us deciding what roles we would have for their wedding. But ultimately we are so glad we decided to be their photographers and help plan and create so many elements throughout the wedding! In addition to photos, we also designed and created their invitation suite and floral designs and we loved every moment of it :)
For their wedding, these two envisioned a relaxed but elegant garden party vibe! Their venue, the Griffith House in Anaheim was a perfect all outdoor space that included all the elements they were looking for! On the wedding day, we started out with Sarah and Ethan's details and both of them getting ready on location at the historic house on the property. After Sarah had donned her beautiful dress and had some finishing touches by her bridesmaids, she and Ethan shared an incredibly emotional first look. We next met up with the super fun bridal party (including more family members!) for some portraits around the property. Then we spent some more time with Sarah and Ethan, finishing up with some fun photos with a beautiful custom sign from Lavender Dots Design. Their short and sweet ceremony followed and after some fun moments, laughter, exchange of rings, these two were finally married! After cocktail hour, family photos (where we had some help from my dad so we could jump in a few!) and socializing, the bridal party made their grand entrance into the reception and Mr. and Mrs. Larson shared their first dance. After dinner and speeches, they visited every table, cut the cake and then danced the night away. Finally, after all the reception events were completed, we stole the newlyweds away from the party for a romantic end of the night shot at the chapel on the property :) It was such an incredible day for a couple we love so dearly!
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Alyson & João :::: Engagement Session at The Orange Circle

28 Jun 2018 16:45

What is your favorite thing about your person, the one you love? For Alyson, it was João's patience, she's never met anyone with as much gentle patience as João! For João, it is Alyson's passion, for her job, for everything she does! When deciding on what props they wanted to use for their session, they decided let's put that on a chalkboard! And I am so glad they did! These two met online like so many other couples. Alyson was drawn to João because of his quiet nature, she was tired of every first date feeling like an interview! He was drawn to her energy and how they clicked together right from the start! The rest was history! For their session they wanted to take pictures around the Orange Circle where João grew up and where they spent a lot of time together adding a bit of a vintage flair to go with the historic area and antique shops.

We are so excited for these two, they truly are perfect together!

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Amanda & Scott :: 5-27-18 :: Wedding in Camarillo

26 Jun 2018 14:00

We loved being a part of Amanda and Scott's Memorial Day Weekend wedding! These two are originally from California, but now live in Texas. They wanted to celebrate their special day with friends and family back home so their wedding was here in CA, specifically in Camarillo at Wedgwood Sterling Hills. We started off their beautifully sunny and breezy wedding day at their AirBnb adjacent to the venue where Amanda and Scott both got ready. It was a little strange to see the bride and groom both getting ready in the same space, but it made it so fun! However, after make-up and hair were done and the dress out, the groom was no longer allowed to see the bride until their first look ;) After everyone was dressed, these two did their first look in the backyard of the AirBnb; these two were so sweet and tender once the saw each other in their wedding best, they both laughed and loved how great the other looked!  Next we headed to Malibu Creek State Park with the bridal party for some portraits. After the those were complete we headed back over to their golf club venue and got ready for the ceremony. In the company of their nearest and dearest, these two exchanged vows and rings and were finally husband and wife! After family portraits and a few sunset portraits with the newlyweds, the bridal party and Mr and Mrs. Hallack joined the party and their beautiful ballroom was reception filled with soft, romantic, muted tones and sweet details. The party was full of joyful toasts, emotional first dances and a hilarious cake cutting with a cake smash! We haven't had one of those in a while, it was so funny to watch these two eat icing off each others faces haha! We loved every moment of this wedding and it was such a delight to be a part of this beautiful day!
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Megan & Sam :: 5-19-18 :: Wedding at Pomona Colleges in Claremont

13 Jun 2018 19:01

Megan and Sam had such an unconventional wedding day in so many ways! First off, these two got married before their wedding day in a private ceremony with just their family, so they had already seen each other in their wedding best! When we met up on their cloudy wedding day at Pomona College, we started off our time together jumping into portraits with their small bridal party (their brother and sister) and then took portraits of the newlyweds all over the campuses. We went to spots that were both beautiful and meaningful to them as a couple including the Math Department which featured an amazing outdoor classroom! These two met at a Math Department social gathering back in their undergrad days at Pomona College, so it was especially meaningful for them to take wedding portraits where they had spend many of their foundational years together :) After their newlywed portraits were complete, we did some family photos and then prepared for their ceremony. Since these two were already legally married, they took the opportunity to craft a very non-traditional ceremony for their guest to witness featuring their bridal party as “officiants,” words of wisdom from Sam’s parents, a series of blessings and kind words spoken over them by their closest family and friends, and personalized back and forth vows which were mixed in with traditional elements like the ring exchange and of course, the first kiss. Their epic bubble exit followed and then these two spent time socializing with their guests at cocktail hour. Their reception was filled with kind toasts, table visits and socializing, cake cutting and a first dance after which the party really got started on the dance floor. We loved every single moments of their beautiful and unique wedding day and really felt like we got to know their family and friends through their kindness and fun atmosphere :) Lots of love to these two! 
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Alicia & Caleb :::: Engagement Session at Laguna Beach

5 Jun 2018 15:47

So how sweet are these two?! I met Alicia many years back through church and a mutual friend. She was attending college down in SoCal while originally being from the Santa Rosa area. We kept in touch over the years through social media, and I was so excited when I saw she became engaged!

Alicia and Caleb met like so many couples these days, through an online dating site. While that was their original point of contact, Caleb wasn't able to contact her through the site and had to track her down via Facebook, putting those online stalker skills to good use (you know we all have them, haha)! Through emails and finally meeting face to face, the rest was history. When it got close to their engagement, Alicia knew that Caleb had the ring and would perform "awkward pat downs" looking for it stashed away on Caleb's person during every outing. But for their actual engagement, he managed to keep it a surprise. They took a trek up to a park near the crest in Berkeley where they could see the view of the whole San Francisco Bay. While Alicia was busy taking photos, Caleb got down on one knee and managed to surprise her completely! Hooray!

Even though we are photographing their wedding up in Napa wine country, we weren't sure if we were going to do an engagement session because of the distance between us. But we are so happy they were able to make the trip down to SoCal for a session and some time with friends. We visited our favorite beach in Laguna where the golden hour light was to die for and these two were so sweet and natural in front of the camera. Can't wait for their wedding in September!

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Kim & Pablo :::: Newlywed Session at Cal Tech University

29 May 2018 17:35

Kim and Pablo didn't have a ton of time on their wedding day for portraits of just the two of them, so they decided to do a styled day after session (or in their case, month after session) with us! We met up on a cloudy day on the beautiful Cal Tech Campus in Pasadena and styled their session to perfection with a combination of props that they and we provided! We wanted their session to be a reflection of their wedding style, so we included their wedding colors, their actual cake topper and various other elements that showcased their romantic, Parisian, Moulin Rouge theme! We had a blast exploring the campus and being able to relax and enjoy our portrait time together, capturing some sweet moments and wonderful details. Congrats to these two!

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The Haupt Family :::: Cedar Grove Park

22 May 2018 18:59

To celebrate her birthday, our sister and brother in law, Amy and Derek, wanted to do a short and sweet family session! Bailey is more of a shy and introverted personality, but between us all, we managed to get some adorable smiles from her! Can't wait to see this little peanut grow and become even more of a sweetie :)

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Tori & Scott :::: Engagement Session at home

21 May 2018 14:00

Tori and Scott are simply our kind of people: fun, funny and super nerdy! They met 6 years ago when they both auditioned to work for Universal Studios and have been together ever since. They are lovers of all fandoms and wanted to incorporate that love and their fur babe Minnie into their at home engagement session with the help of their wedding planner Kindred Wed & Events! We are so excited for their wedding next year as we had so much fun with everyone!

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Cindy & Shane :::: Engagement Session at Caspers Wilderness Park

17 May 2018 14:00

For a couple engaged on 7-17-17 it makes sense they would wed on 8-18-18! Cindy and Shane are such a sweet couple with quiet and gentle personalities who love to relax and drink wine together. In fact, that was how they met, at a wine party at Shane's house! They have been inseparable ever since! For their engagement shoot they wanted someplace with large trees, fields and pretty light so of course we thought of Caspers Wilderness Park. The weather was perfect the day of our session and we got to documents some lovely moments between these two in the beautiful golden hour light :) Congrats Cindy and Shane!

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Meghan & Harry Wed in Los Angeles Styled Shoot

16 May 2018 14:00

From planner Renee at Moxie Bright Events: Admit it. You have Royal Wedding Fever. It’s ok. We all have it! Even us jaded Angelinos (who run into our fave celebs at Whole Foods on the daily) are watching Meghan’s every stylish move with bated breath. And can you blame us? Meghan is our home town girl! And honestly? We've all been in love with Harry for years. Consider Royal Wedding Watch in full effect. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Meghan’s sophisticated and playful style developed on the same streets we drive on every day. In fact, you can drive right by her high school in the heart of Hollywood. Which got us thinking - What if Meghan & Harry decided to marry in Los Angeles? I mean, let’s not get it twisted - Queen Elizabeth would be in attendance. But maybe the whole thing would be a little…looser? More colorful? More intimate? Designed & Planned by Moxie Bright Events, and taking inspiration from Pantone’s Color of the Year, Ultra Violet, the whole creative team set out to bring an alternate-universe version of Meghan & Harry to life! The Ebell of Los Angeles was our first choice venue. It is a social and philanthropic jewel in Los Angeles’ crown, founded by women in 1894.  The historic Ebell Clubhouse was built in 1927 and is designated an Official American Treasure. The dramatic ceremony location, coupled with the elegant and lush garden was a natural match for our inspiration shoot. Peterson Design & Photo knocked it out the park with their capture of the all thoughtful details and romantic florals. Speaking of romantic florals. Upton Grey Florals upped the ante with a dramatic, creative, and unique asymmetrical ceremony backdrop, as well as truly epic florals throughout. Taking inspiration from Meghan’s engagement shoot dress, we outfitted our bride in a stunning Watters gown (showing just a little bit of skin) and a truly royal tiara and veil from Julie Harris Designs. We added a little metallic touch with gold Badgley Mischka d’Orsay pumps and classic gold and pearl cluster earrings from Kate Spade. Our groom looks dapper in a tux from Friar Tux. Completing the gorgeous family portrait is Charles Corgchester III, clearly on loan from the Queen Mother herself. We thought that Meghan & Harry would take advantage of Los Angeles' superior weather and treat their guests to dinner in the garden. Our tablescape mixes the casual farm table and chairs from La Pinata Party Rentals with the formality of velvet runners and napkins from BBJ Linen.  Mixing in the whimsy of the lush and loose florals from Upton Grey Florals and the vibrant pops of color from our ultraviolet candles, we complete the look with a watercolor family crested menu by Roseville Designs. After dinner, our couple relaxes on a colorful and cozy lounge vignette by Provenance Rentals. Can you just die over this color palette? Amazing. And the cake! Meghan & Harry's cake, as imagined by Mwojaki Cakery, is as royal as royal can be! It's so grand I don't even want to cut it! And what goes best with cake? Tea, of course! A sweet little tea service completes dinner in the most civilized fashion. Whatever Meghan & Harry decide for their Big Day is certainly going to be trend-setting for years to come. We hope our imagination has inspired you to set some trends for your own Royal Wedding! 
Venue: The Ebell Los Angeles
Planning/Design: Moxie Bright Events
Photographer: Peterson Design & Photography
Florist/Design: Upton Grey Floral
Ribbon: Silk & Willow
Models: Amber and Richard from Brand Models
Beauty Concierge: Elwyn & Cass Beauty Concierge
Hair & Makeup: Caitlin Eve
Dress Designer: Watters
Earrings: Kate Spade
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Veil/Headpiece: Julie Harris Designs
Tux: Friar Tux
Paper Goods: Roseville Designs
Vintage Stamps: Verde Studio
Rentals: La Piñata Party Rentals
Linens: BBJ Linen
Vintage Furniture: Provenance Vintage Rentals
Cake: Mwokaji Cakery
Ring Box: Mrs Box
Corgi: Charles 

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Brittany & Ugo :: 4-18-18 :: Elopement in Brea

10 May 2018 16:20

Brittany and Ugo are definitely one of a kind! They wanted to keep things small and simple and so surrounded by their closest family members, they eloped on a warm sunny afternoon in the hills of Carbon Canyon. These two listened to prayers and sweet words from both moms, exchanged personal and traditional vows and were finally pronounced husband and wife! After some family photos (including/starring their sweet pup!) these two changed into some traditional Nigerian wedding garb for more family photos and portraits in the redwoods. After one more quick change, we soaked up the setting sun as these two enjoyed some moments of just married bliss. It was an honor to create their florals and take their photos and we wish them many years of joy!

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Kim & Pablo :: 4-13-18 :: Wedding in Claremont

4 May 2018 22:09

Havens/Casagrande Family Session :::: Disneyland

17 Apr 2018 21:24

We LOVE this family! Leesha and Russell have been having us document their love story from the beginning with their engagement, wedding, maternity and now their beautiful family for their daughter's one year birthday! Harper was decked out in a red tutu and Minnie headband to start (she had a few wardrobe changes throughout the day) and after a few portraits around the castle, we met up with the entire Havens and Casagrande immediate family for some more portraits with the birthday girl! Everyone had matching and corresponding shirts, it was the best! Next stops were It's a Small World and Toontown, culminating in a cupcake smash right by Minnie's House! Happy Birthday to beautiful Harper Grace! We had such a magical day capturing the love and joy she brings to her family!

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Marcia & Josh :::: UP Themed Engagement Session at Craig Park

26 Mar 2018 18:08

Marcia and Josh are simply the sweetest! These two met four years ago through (hooray for more couples meeting online!) and got engaged last year while on vacation in Hawaii (how romantic)! As we are all huge Disney lovers, I was so excited when Marcia and Josh told me they wanted to do an UP themed engagement session! We made sure to recreate some of the sweet picnic shots from the film and they did an amazing job bringing a long so many details from the film like the picnic basket, matching outfits and of course, colorful balloons. They even brought along their precious fur babe Darby who, despite still being a puppy, managed to be the perfect model and even steal the show in a few shots ;) We are so incredibly excited for these two and can't wait for their colorful, Disney-filled wedding next year!
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Monica & Ahmad :::: Engagement Session at Allmost Studio

21 Mar 2018 18:23

Monica and Ahmad are just so fun to hang out with! They met back in college over 6 years ago and got engaged on Monica's last birthday at a winery down near San Diego. As a couple, they have such a fun, chill vibe and they wanted that to be reflected in the vibe of their engagement photos. We discovered this cool space in downtown LA called Allmost Studio and Gallery where these two were able to unwind, laugh, share some sweet moments and goof around all in a wonderfully curated and uniquely cool setting! We had a blast capturing these photos and we are so excited for their wedding in August! :)

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Rashelle & Dustin :::: Engagement Session at Caspers Wilderness Park

16 Feb 2018 23:20

Rashelle and Dustin are seriously so sweet! We first met Rashelle when she joined her friend Vivian at the Big Fake Wedding where we were featured vendors. Rashelle entered in our engagement session giveaway and won! The giveaway included props provided by us (and florals/cake made by us too!) and hair and makeup with the amazing Yara of Nixey Artistry and of course, photos! We met these two on a gorgeous and cool day at Caspers Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano where we took so many fun and joy-filled photos in the setting evening sun! These two have been together for ages (junior high school sweethearts anyone?!?) and we are so excited for them finally tying the knot!

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Jessica & Anthony :: 1-27-2018 :: Wedding in Buena Park

14 Feb 2018 21:15

Jessica and Anthony had such a fun, unique and intimate day! They had both their ceremony and reception at home, which was so sweet, personal and romantic. They started their morning getting ready, girls inside, guys outside :) Jessica shared some fun moments with her girls before getting into her dress and then was laced up into her beautifully ruffled gown by her mom. The amount of personalized and diy details were off the charts from the floral design (with bride’s bouquet and groom’s boutonniere designed and provided by us!) to the signs to the personalized drinking glasses. Their ceremony at noon was filled with so much emotion and after the change of vows and rings, these two were officially Mr. and Mrs.! We did some family portraits and then took the bridal party to the park for some more fun portraits with this fun group! After photos were done, the bridal party went to have a late lunch and we had a break for a while until the evening. Everyone made their way back to the house for some reception fun including a grand entrance, speeches, cake cutting and socializing. We ended our night with a nighttime portrait of these two in front of their home under the stars, so romantic! Such an honor to be a part of their day, our first wedding of 2018! :)
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Kelly & Kyle :::: Engagement Session on Mt. Baldy

31 Jan 2018 18:57

Kelly and Kyle are SO much fun! We first connected with these two through our mutual friend Ruth, and we have had such a wonderful time getting to know them! For their engagement session, we ventured up to Mount Baldy on a chilly Sunday. Despite the lack of snow in the mountains, we still had so much fun exploring the trails in the setting sun. They laughed through their whole session and we enjoyed capturing every moment! :) Can't wait for the big day in October!

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Nicole & Cory :::: Engagement Session at Carbon Canyon Regional Park

8 Jan 2018 21:47

These two are simply the sweetest! They first connected over Instagram and the rest, as they say, is history! They got engaged two Christmases ago when Cory had one special present under the tree for Nicole ;) For their engagement session they wanted snow, but with our dry weather in SoCal, snow season is scarce this year. So we visited the beautiful redwood grove in Carbon Canyon to capture some sweet moments with the soon to be Mr. and Mrs.! They are getting married this year at McCoy Equestrian Center and we are so excited for the big day! :)

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Ashley & Travis :: 12-4-2017 :: Wedding at Disneyland

4 Jan 2018 20:15

What a beautiful and magical morning wedding it was for Ashley and Travis! How could it not be, they got married at Disneyland* (specifically the Park View Terrace and Sequoia ballrooms at the Grand California Hotel!). We started out their sunny, cool and very windy day with Ashley getting ready in a suite at the Disneyland Hotel. After Ashley had some pre-getting-dressed snuggles with her niece she donned her beautiful gown with the help of her sweet mom and she had some finishing touches with her bridesmaids. Their short and sweet ceremony followed and after some fun moments, laughter, exchange of rings and pronouncement, these two were married! Their first kiss was followed by much celebration and cheers of joy from their closest friends and family, who were gathered to witness their big day. Family, bridal party and newlywed portraits followed around the amazing Grand California property. Once all the guests were seated, the bridal party made their grand entrance into the reception, and the new Mr. and Mrs. Brown went right into their first dance, followed by toasts and lunch followed by the cake cutting. It was such a marvelous day for such a wonderful couple and we wish them many years of joy and happiness!

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*We are not affiliated with and do not represent the Walt Disney Corporation  We are extremely honored and blessed to photograph this marvelous day on their property. :D

Melissa & Peter :: 11-11-17 :: Wedding in Irvine

15 Dec 2017 20:23

Melissa and Peter are such sweeties! We started out their warm sunny wedding day at the Embassy Suites in Santa Ana, where Melissa got ready with her bridesmaids. After a few fun shots in their robes and everyone was dressed ready to go, Melissa's bestie helped her get into her gorgeous dress, veil and garter. Next, we headed to their venue, the Eureka Building in Irvine where the bridal party took some photos, being careful to keep bride and groom separate from one another. We also did a first look with Melissa and her dad and a "not" first look with Melissa and Peter, both were so fun and sweet! After those portraits were done, it was ceremony time filled with a sweet and emotional first look, personal vows and three cord braiding ceremony. Once these two were officially Mr. and Mrs. we spent some time doing family photos, bridal party photos and portraits of the newlyweds in the setting sun. Next it was time for the party to begin! The reception was full of fun details like a customized drinking glasses, flowers and pumpkins reflecting the season, and of course, the epic cupcake table! Upon joyfully entering their reception, Melissa and Peter sat and enjoyed a delicious dinner! Then they spent some time greeting, and thanking each of their guests and listening to toasts. After dinner, they had their first dance and Melissa danced with her dad and Peter with his mom, both were so incredibly sweet. After the bouquet, garter toss and cake cutting there was some epic dancing from their amazing guests. Finally we took them outside for a few fun end of the night shots under the stars. It was such a tremendous pleasure to be a part of this amazing day!

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Bailee & Britton :: 11-2-2017 :: The Big Fake Wedding, Los Angeles | The Garage in Burbank

6 Dec 2017 19:05

The Big Fake Wedding is SUCH amazing experience! Here's what they say about the event: "The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative complete with an emotional vow renewal ceremony, light bites and a dance-party reception. "Wedding guests" are brides and grooms-to-be who get to truly experience the wedding vendors in action." 
Here are all of our favorite photos from the event and a link to the feature on Ruffled which has combined images from the three photographers who were a part of the day. It was such an honor to be invited to participate and we are so excited with all the potential clients we met as well as all the other vendors we were able to network with! :)

Alcohol Sponsor: Social Sparkling Wine

Bar Service: Cali Craft Cocktails
Brownies: Bertha Mae's Brownie Co.
Catering: All In Catering 
Choreography: First Dance and Fitness
Cupcakes: Luscious Cupcake Shoppe
Day of Coordinator: Jessica Foster Event Planning
DJ: So Cal Premier DJ Co
Event Rentals: San Diego Premier Party Rentals
Floral & Event Design: Bouquets, Boutonnieres & Tables 3 & 4
Flower & Sugar Events
Floral & Event Design: Ceremony Backdrop & Tables 1 & 2
Dorothy Rose Events
Floral & Event Design: Head Table, Floral Head Piece & Tables 5 & 6
Akiko's Floral Design
Floral& Event Design: Registration Table and Table #7
Domonique Rose 
Hair and Makeup: Drama N Glam Artistry
Ice Cream: a' la Minute Ice Cream
Invitations: Willemina Typography
Invitations: Dawn Naomi Calligraphy & Design
Paper Goods: Jenpens Calligraphy
Photo Booth: POP Studios Photo Booth
Photography: Peterson Design & Photography
Photography: Kelly McDaniel Photography
Photography: C. Elyse Photos
Picture Keeper: Share Your Photos
Programs: Go Go Snap! Vintage Stationery
Signage: Ollie + Elle
Subarz Biscotti: Subarzsweets
Travel Services: Wanderlust Weddings
Venue: The Garage
Videography: McDuff Productions
Wedding Cake: Big Sugar Bakeshop
Wedding Dress: Kirsten Paige
Wedding Vow Art: The Standard Canvas

Rosemary & Marco :: 10-31-17 :: Elopement in Brea

29 Nov 2017 19:20

These two!

Rosemary and Marco are just the cutest ever! These two contacted me about eloping on Halloween and of course I was totally in. They wanted their day to be intimate, romantic, relaxed with a touch of offbeat and fun, just like them! Rosemary donned a black gown and we styled the orange and white florals to have touches of pumpkin in keeping with the holiday. Rosemary also added a super cool pearl spider brooch climbing up her gown, so fun! For their ceremony, these two exchanged vows on one of the docks at Carbon Canyon Regional Park's small lake. The cloudy weather set a soft and romantic scene as these two read their personalized vows with only their officiant and I as witness. It was so sweet and special! After they were official, we headed to the redwood grove at the park for portraits, some sweet and romantic, others fun and festive and these two could not contain their joy! We had so much fun with the unicorn heads and confetti and just as our time together was ending, the sun came out for some final golden hour photos. I had such a blast with these two and wish them many years of joy!

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Sarah & Tannor :::: Holiday Session

20 Nov 2017 23:15

We just love Sarah and Tannor! These two wanted to get together again soon after their first anniversary and take a few Christmas photos with their beautiful Beagle Molly :) We met them at the beautiful Carbon Canyon Regional Park redwood grove for a romantic, light-filled Christmas-y backdrop to their photos :) We had a great time (as always!) and got some beautiful and fun shots!

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Laura & Charles :: 10-21-17 :: Wedding in Yucca Valley

20 Nov 2017 19:36

The amount of cuteness from Laura and Charles was just overwhelmingly good :) This day was so much fun as I got to see one of my dear long time friends marry the love of her life! The small bridal party started off their day getting ready together at Charles' parents' home in Yucca Valley. There were so many personalized and sentimental details a part of this day from Laura's dress which was a re-tailored version of her mom's dress, to her engagement ring which once belonged to Charles' family, to their own custom wedding bands inscribed with their nicknames, to their custom tsum tsum wedding cake topper, all the details had so much thought put into them! After dress, shoes and jewelry were photographed and everyone was dressed, we all made our way to the side yard of the property for Laura and Charles to have a first look. These two were so sweet and tender once the saw each other in their wedding best, they both laughed, cried and loved how great the other looked! We had the distinct pleasure of working with Laura to design and create the flowers for the bridal party and it was so exciting to finally see them complete the whole look on the big day! After the first look we did some bridal party photos and then walked over to the Joshua Tree National Park (which borders the home!) for some more portraits of the Mr and Mrs. to be! We next took a quick trip over to the Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel where the wedding and reception took place. As the sun was beginning to the set, these two exchanged vows and rings and were finally husband and wife! After family portraits, we took the newlyweds out to an empty spot for some more portraits in the golden hour sun. Their reception was full of joyful toasts, emotional first dances and sweet cake cutting followed by a sparkler exit! We loved every moment of this wedding and it was such a delight to photograph this beautiful day for our wonderful friends! :)

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