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Engagement Shoot Giveaway

31 Oct 2019 16:03


We are choosing one grand prize winner and two second prize winners!
ALL who enter will receive a 5% discount on wedding photography and a 5% discount on wedding videography.

How to enter:
1.  Follow all the vendors participating in the giveaway on Instagram or like their Facebook page!
2.  Fill out out this form!

That's it!
Contest closes 1/10/20 and the winners will be announced 1/12/20.


What you win:

Grand Prize:
  • A two hour engagement session with Marisa and Tim of Peterson Design & Photography.
  • A 5% discount on a Standard Wedding Package from Peterson Design & Photography.
  • Video of the engagement session with Skyla of Wanderland Media.
  • A 5% discount a videography package from Wanderland Media.
  • A bouquet or flower crown or boutonierres by Shelley at Here Come the Blooms in colors of your choice!
  • A 5% discount on floral design from Here Come the Blooms for your wedding.
  • Hair and Makeup by Lauren at Maeve Beauty
Second Prizes:
  • A mini engagement session with Marisa
  • A 5% discount on wedding photography 
  • A 5% discount on wedding videography


Small Print and Conditions:
  • You must be getting married in 2020 or 2021 and have your wedding date and location booked.
  • Booking subject to all vendors' availability.
  • Photographers are located in Fullerton, CA and any location, travel, permit or entry fees for shoot location chosen must be covered by the client. 
  • This prize cannot be combined with any other offer or discount or applied to any previously booked engagement sessions or weddings.
  • This giveaway is not sponsored by Facebook or Instagram
  • Must be in the US and 18 years or older to enter
GOOD LUCK! 


Thalia & Dylan :::: Mini Engagement Session at Santiago Oaks Regional Park

28 Oct 2019 23:15


Thalia and Dylan met over 6 years ago while working together and the rest is history! They are tying the knot this upcoming May and we could not be more excited for them!! For their mini engagement session, we visited one of our favorite spots in Orange County-- Santiago Oaks Regional Park. The light was amazing and the laughter between these two was so infectious!

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Rachel & Brandon :::: Newlywed Session

25 Oct 2019 15:27


How cute are Mr. and Mrs. Selter? These two got married back in February but their photographer missed some key wedding photos that were important to them. So they decided to do a re-do photo shoot celebrating their big day and incorporating their pups Cooper and Ollie. We LOVE their style and especially loved Brandon's amazing purple suit from Friar Tux. We had so much fun with this sweet family capturing some wonderful moments in the magical golden hour light of the Carbon Canyon Redwoods. Cheers to many years for Rachel and Brandon!

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Madi & Tyler :::: Engagement Session at Taft Point, Yosemite National Park

18 Oct 2019 17:03


We try not to be biased (we love ALL our clients) but this might be our favorite engagement session yet! It is definitely the farthest we have ever gone for an engagement session-- but oh so worth it!

Madi and Tyler are seriously the sweetest! We first met Madi when photographing her sister's engagement and wedding a few years back and we became so close with their entire family. They are one of the most wonderfully kind and generous client families we have ever known and from the get-go we always felt so welcome and appreciated! Madi and Tyler actually grew up together as friends, living across the street from one another and it was definitely a long and winding road to get to this point in their lives.  They compliment one another so well and really do make a perfect team. Next year they are getting married at the beach, so for their engagement session they were looking for the opposite-- the mountains. Naturally we thought of Yosemite as the most beautiful setting to take their engagement photos. We spent all day together with Madi, Tyler and Madi's wonderful parents, April and Tom; driving up from Fresno, hiking to Taft Point (while taking photos along the way), exploring the cliff edge (most of the edge photos are by Tim), hiking back in the dark (things look scary at night) and driving back down the mountain. It was an amazing day full of huge belly laughs, breathtaking scenery, incredible light, and most importantly, documenting two people who love each other very, very much. We can't wait for the big day next year, it is going to be a blast!

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Adrienne & Adam :: 9/6/2019 :: Wedding in Malibu

9 Oct 2019 14:00


What an amazingly fun and beautiful day for Adrienne and Adam! These two wed at the Oak Room in the amazing Calamigos Ranch, and absolutely every detail of their colorful and rustic wedding was off the charts! We started our day with both Adrienne and Adam at the Westlake Village Inn where we captured some detail and hair and makeup shots. Once everyone was ready, we all headed over to Calamigos where Adrienne and Adam shared their adorable first look! Then we spent some time with their fun bridal party capturing some silly and sweet portraits. After a few shots of the almost Mr. and Mrs. it was time for these two to head down the aisle and say their 'I do's.' Every moment of their short ceremony was full of joy, love and laughter! Once they were officially Mr. and Mrs. Weimer, we spent time capturing family portraits and a few more portraits of the newlyweds in the golden hour light. Inside their reception guests were treated to their incredible sweet seed favors and elegant florals set upon perfectly decorated tables. After all the guests were seated, the bride and groom made their grand entrance and proceeded into their first dance, followed by dinner and speeches. Next the bride and groom danced with their parents, cut the cake and the anniversary dance. Finally, after some fun dancing we took the bride and groom out for an evening shot amongst the twinkle lights and chandeliers all over the property. We love these two so much, and had such a blast documenting their incredible day working with the amazing Kindred Weddings and Events and Royal Films! :)

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The Value of a Professional Wedding Photographer

30 Sep 2019 17:25


When you are getting quotes from professional wedding photographers, remember that you are paying for more than someone showing up and taking photos of your day!

  • You are paying for professionalism, experience, equipment, knowledge, creativity, problem solving, education, task management, flexibility, and a can-do attitude on a long and physically demanding day.
  • You are paying for the nitty gritty things like taxes, web hosting, business insurance, advertising, professional equipment, equipment upkeep, health insurance, and car insurance.
  • You are paying for a person who takes time for consultations, planning and scouting - someone who works full weekdays editing, planning and emailing, and full weekends photographing events without any paid sick or vacation days.
  • And of course you are paying for beautiful photos!
In our case, you are paying for all of the above AND two shooters, 8+ years of experience, emotional support, helpful advice, timeline creation, expert boutonnière pinning, dress fluffing, vendor referrals, and venue visits. 
Finally, you are paying for two creative humans who REALLY love their job and who REALLY love weddings!


Cherie & Max :::: Engagement Session in the LA Arts District

27 Sep 2019 18:16


Ok, how adorable are Cherie and Max?!? These two adorable humans wanted to have a candid and relaxed engagement session in a fun, colorful environment. They work in video game production so naturally they wanted to show off some amazing art in their photos. We explored all the cool murals in the DTLA Arts District and had a blast celebrating them! Can't wait for their wedding next year at Ruby Street!

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Jennifer & Dan :: 8/25/2019 :: Wedding in San Juan Capistrano

25 Sep 2019 15:19


Jenn and Dan are dear friends of ours and we had the immense pleasure to document their wedding day! Lighting designers by trade, these two put so much thought into the design and aesthetic of their day modeling their theme after the dutch old masters paintings with rich colors, elegant textures, opulent florals and a romantic setting-- Franciscan Gardens in San Juan Capistrano. On the wedding day, everyone got ready in the large bride and groom suites on the property. After some detail shots, everyone got dressed, and we headed off to the Los Rios District for the first look. These two were so sweet and tender once the saw each other in their wedding best, they both teared up and got so excited to see one another! The day was finally here! Next, we had a blast spending some time exploring the Mission San Juan Capistrano with their awesome bridal party and the bride and groom. After portraits were complete we headed back to the venue for some detail photos and got ready for the ceremony to begin. The ceremony was filled with sweet moments, belly laughs, a reading on how love/marriage is like owning a dog, traditional vows and finally, a new Mr. and Mrs.! After family photos and a few more bride and groom portraits, the newlyweds joined the party and their beautiful reception. The party was full of joyful toasts, socializing, cake cutting, first dances and sweet details (note the lightbulb favors!). After some hilariously fun dancing, we sent the newlyweds off into the night with some epic smoke bombs We loved every moment of this wedding and it was such a delight to be a part of their day celebrating with so many people that we love! 
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Wedding Videographers

12 Sep 2019 21:39


We love working with videographers as a cohesive team to capture every special moment of your incredible day!
Video has such different quality than photos, capturing all those in-between moments that can't be captured in a single frame. The speeches, the vows, the sound of the voices--- it really is a special thing to remember. If you are looking for video coverage of your big day and have hired us to be your photographers, you have come to the right place to hear all about the videographers we love working with and the videographer style that meshes well with our working style!

In our years of experience we have seen that there are two main styles of wedding videography: documentary and cinematic. Documentary style videographers will follow you and us around on your day without being too obstructive, and should blend into the background while getting their shots. They will allow us to lead direction and keep us on task while also capturing those moments that are conveyed better through video than photo! Cinematic photographers will want to take time to direct and set up shots, they will use special effects, lighting and complicated camera gear to get more complex and “movie-like” shots. Their work is often epic in scale but that comes with a price and a cost: they charge higher rates and we will need to set aside even more time into your timeline away from your guests for all of us to take turns getting the shots we need.
All of that to say, we work best with documentary videographers and find that most couples who work with us are looking for that style! They should be self-described as narrative and low key with a "fly on the wall" working style that usually blends into the background. For most of the time they will allow us to direct and instruct, stepping in when they need a specific shot or angle. Ultimately, they should hang back and follow our lead!
Over the years we have worked with both amazing videographers and not-so-amazing videographers and have built our preferred list based on those who we love! All these videographers create high quality work, have affordable pricing and are a pleasure to work with on wedding days. We strongly recommend hiring a videographer from our preferred vendor list so you can ensure excellent coverage from both of us, knowing that we will work together well as a team.
We highly recommend:

If you decide to hire someone not on our list,  please make sure you ask them lots of questions about their working style, their equipment use and their philosophy about weddings. If it matches our preferred documentary style, we should get along great!


4 Reasons Why You Should Do An Engagement Session!

11 Sep 2019 17:28


Maybe you already had a friend do photos, or maybe your budget doesn't have much wiggle room... Or maybe you feel really nervous in front of the camera or have already sent out your save the dates...
We totally understand and have heard these reasons many times before! We are not here to pressure you into a shoot and of course budget is a important reason to cut something out of your wedding day plans. But we would love to share some knowledge about why those rationalizations above can actually be even more of a reason to do an engagement session with your wedding photographer!


It’s a great way for us to get to know one another! Some people might think the most important reason take engagement photos is well, the photos! But actually, I think the number one reason is for us all to get better acquainted! Go with me here— your wedding day is one of the biggest milestones of your life. Are you totally comfortable with people that met once for coffee (or Skype!) showing up on your wedding day and directing you through one of the biggest days in your life? Our goal is to build meaningful relationships with our clients that help us all stay calm and comfortable throughout the wedding day! This ability is amplified by 100 when we get to do an engagement session. Additionally, sometimes one partner has spent months or years following a certain photographer on social media and feels really comfortable with them, but the other partner has not. The engagement session is particularly important for helping them feel comfortable on the wedding day. Most of the time, after an engagement session, couples will says something like, “That wasn’t as hard as I thought!” or “That was actually really fun!"  That translates over to the wedding day and makes the whole day flow because there is a new level of trust and familiarity with the process. That is priceless.



Get experience in front of the camera.  99.9% of our couples are NOT professional models. This is such a great time to get used to posing for the camera in a more relaxed environment and learning how we will make you more at ease throughout the process. The wedding day carries a little more pressure, and it is so great to get these jitters out before that day and with the photographer that will be there on the wedding day! You might have done photos with another photographer at some point, which is great! But doing photos with the photographers that will be there for you on your day is so wonderful for us both!


IT IS FUN! Or it should be! We will choose a location that you love, you are in clothes that are comfortable, you feel beautiful (because you got your hair and makeup done) and you get to spend 1-2 hours loving on your future spouse.  And then it is a great excuse for a fun date night!



You get beautiful pictures.  We are old. Well, not really, but we’ve been married for almost 10 years and we have been though a lot over the years.  So we can look back on our engagement session and see how fleeting this engagement season is. Capture it! After this you will go into married life, real life (which is wonderful too), possibly raising kids (which is wonderful too) and it will never be just like this again. You will love these pictures! You will also have images for your Save The Dates, Sign-In Books, Facebook profile pictures, Engagement Albums and/or reception decor and be able to share your joy with those who love you so very much!


What to Wear for Portrait Sessions!

11 Sep 2019 17:06


One of the questions that we get asked the most is what to wear for portrait and family sessions!  Here's some advice:

Be You!


  • You are the subject matter of the photos, so you want to wear something that reflects who you are and what you love. 
  • Wear something you know you look good in, something you feel good in.
  • If you LOVE a specific color, wear that! Dark colors are especially slimming.
  • Don't be afraid of mixing and matching patterns, florals or bright colors but it is best to stay away from very small or busy patterns. 
  • Avoid feeling like you have to "match" unless you are really devoted to the same outfit, in which case, embrace it!
  • We LOVE color! So when in doubt, go colorful!
  • Accessorize! A statement necklace, hat, a scarf, a belt, it will all add so much visual interest and it is a great way to show some more personality.  For the guys (or the girls), layers can also be considered an accessory.  Start with your base layer of clothing and then add layers of texture and/or accessories.  Oh! And don’t forget shoes are an awesome accessory too!
  • Props can be a fun way to also express your personality and interests! Do you play instruments? Do you love picnics, flowers, your iPhones, balloons? Cycling? Bring what you love and we'll incorporate it into the session!
  • I also provide my own props! See a list here. Want to add florals to your session? We do that too (for a fee)! See here!

Comfort is Important

  • Don't wear super tight clothes, they might accentuate curves that you are't thrilled with. 
  • Think about the time of year and the location of the shoot, so if it is cold outside, a short skirt and tank top may not be ideal.
  • If you have some amazing heels you want to wear, but we'll be walking a ways, try bringing another pair of shoes and just wearing the heels for the actual shooting.
  • Beach = No Shoes! So be prepared for that! :)

Splurge!
  • There is nothing like having new clothes just for a photography session! I love the idea of having "never before seen" clothes for a special shoot.
  • Ladies, get your hair and make-up done! Get your nails done too! Treat yourself! It's a fun time to splurge on yourself and you will feel so confident and beautiful which will show in your pictures!


Dress on the Same Scale!

  • If one partner is wearing a formal dress, the other shouldn't be wearing torn jeans and a t-shirt. 
  • For romantic images, think a flowy dress. I love photographing the movement in a light airy dress. In general, dresses are usually very flattering whether short, long, or medium!
  • If you want to dress to a certain scheme or theme, make sure everyone's outfits compliment that theme.
Be yourself and happy outfit hunting!


The Berkovich Family :::: Wildwood Canyon Park

19 Aug 2019 17:17


We met this beautiful family through mutual friends of ours and they were so excited to take photos to celebrate Luna turning one year! Their three pups joined us and we had a blast documenting some wonderful moments!

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Holiday Mini Sessions 2019 -- Closed

12 Aug 2019 16:53


Couples, families, dogs, individuals, all are welcome! Previous holiday mini sessions viewable here!

Pricing:

Standard Mini Session - $180

This price is for up to 4 people/pets (each additional person/pet is $15) and includes:
  • 1 photographer
  • 30 minutes
  • 20+ edited, high resolution images delivered via online gallery
  • Unlimited printing and personal use rights
  • Your choice of one of our holiday photo props

Dog Only Mini Session - $50

This price is for up to 2 dogs (each additional fur baby is $15) and includes:
  • 1 photographer
  • 15 minutes
  • 10+ edited, high resolution images delivered via online gallery
  • Unlimited printing and personal use rights

Dates & Locations:

October 13 (Sunday) - Santiago Oaks Regional Park - Orange
October 26 (Saturday) - Cedar Grove Park - Tustin
October 27 (Sunday) - Provenance Rentals Studio - Inglewood
Details: This session will be in a studio setting and feature a holiday themed set up complete with fireplace mantle and lounge set up. Studio host and furniture by Provenance Rentals!
November 23 (Saturday) - Crescenta Valley Regional Park - La Crescenta
Details: One of our favorite wooded spots in LA with hillside views, huge oak trees and a lush landscape.

Ready to book? Click here!

The first step is to visit this link, fill out your contact information and pick your session date/time. Next we will send you a contract and invoice. Note that a 50% non refundable deposit is required to reserve your session date/time. Once we have the signed contract and deposit you are all set! Special instructions/reminders will be sent out a few days before your session.

Can't wait to capture some incredible memories this holiday season!


Amy & Nick :: 7/14/19 :: Wedding in Newport Beach

12 Aug 2019 16:26


Amy and Nick had such a wonderfully amazing day! With a vintage theme and tons of incredibly talented friends, their wedding day was quite a special event! We started their day at separate hotels where Amy and Nick got ready. After some detail shots, Amy finished getting dressed with the assistance of her mom and bridesmaids and we packed everything up and headed for the lovely Noguchi Garden. There in this hidden gem, the couple had their first look, and we took some bridal party and bride and groom shots around the gorgeous grounds. Next we headed to the Newport Beach American Legion where Amy and Nick became Mr. and Mrs. Nuss. It was beautiful to see these two commit to a lifetime of love with their closest family and friends! After some more portraits, the newlyweds made their grand entrance which was followed by dancing, food, speeches and our favorite part: the live big band! It't not often that you get to see the incredible talents of so many people in one room! From the trumpet playing groom to the opera singing bride, every moment of the wedding festivities was filled with incredible music. We had such a pleasure being a part of this beautiful day and we had the pleasure of not only photographing the day but also designing and crafting the personal florals carried by the bridal party. Many happy years to this musical duo!

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Woman's Club of Hollywood : Styled Shoot and Open House

30 Jul 2019 14:00


Featured on Glamour and Grace!
Venue + Organizer: Woman's Club of Hollywood
Florals and Coordination: Flower and Sugar Events
Rentals: LA Party Rents
Moon Background: Paper Moon Shoppe
Dresses: Lili Bridals - Miss Stella York - WtooWatters
Suits: Stitch and Tie - Friar Tux
HMU Team: Erica Le Makeup
Models: Victoria Truscott, Allison Swift, Lyric Everly, Charles Curtis, Christian Howard
Paper Goods: Gilded Swan Paperie
DJ: Dart Collective
Wedding Cake: Belladonna Sweets
Macarons: Bijoux Macarons
Cotton Candy Machine: Catch and Party
Cold Brew Coffee: Boketto Cold Brew
Cookies: Salt and Flour
Photo Booth: The Photo Bug Company
Candle Cart: Banter and Bliss
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Lizzie & David :::: Engagement Session at Pasadena City Hall

19 Jul 2019 20:53


How sweet and fun are Lizzie and David? These two were the winners of our engagement session giveaway earlier this year with Sparkles and Vintage! For their session they wanted soft, pastel (with pops of color) and flowy, relaxed, vintage vibes, and our original location was the LA Arboretum. But when we arrived the day of our session, the arboretum was closing early so we had to come up with a plan B very quickly. We settled on nearby Pasadena City Hall and it turned out perfect! We got to capture these two in an elegant, vintage setting with perfectly crafted florals by Sparkles and Vintage which complimented their outfits and Lizzie's incredible ring! We loved being goofy with these two, and a couple of times we were all laughing so hard we had to stop taking photos to catch our breath! It was such an honor to gift these photos to this amazing couple!
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Caroline & Christopher :::: Anniversary Session at White Sands Beach, San Pedro

11 Jul 2019 19:03


How cute are these two? For their vibrant red, pink and lavender anniversary session they wanted to visit White Sands in San Pedro where there a ruins of a spa that was built right on the beach. The fireplaces, woods, hillside and incredible ocean views made for some spectacular backdrops and the moody June gloom weather made for the perfect lighting. We ares to excited to be able to celebrate 5 years with C+ C and we wish them all the love in the world!

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Melissa & Jordan :: 5-26-19 :: Wedding in Yorba Linda

8 Jul 2019 17:59


What a beautiful day for Melissa and Jordan! These two got married on an unusually rainy and cold Memorial Day weekend at Black Gold Golf Course, a hidden gem in the Yorba Linda hills! They really meshed their simple, classic, rose gold, black and white garden theme with this lush location! Our day began with some detail and getting ready shots at the venue. Once Melissa and Jordan got dressed, we did some separate photos with the bridal party. The ceremony followed shortly after and was filled with prayer, vows and a fun dried flower confetti exit! Family and bridal party portraits followed the ceremony and we were sure to take photos on the stunning and vibrant 18th hole of the golf course. Next it was time for them to be announced at their reception as the newly minted Mr. and Mrs. Resquer! Upon entering their reception, the couple danced, danced with their parents and enjoyed a delicious dinner.  When night fell, everyone danced the night away in-between the garter and bouquet tosses, cake cutting and some epic late night snacks. We snuck the newlyweds away for a beautiful end of the night shot under the stunning venue entrance. This was such a splendid day celebrating such a beautiful and loving couple----what a great way to start the summer wedding season!
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Maya & Satish :::: Engagement Session at Carbon Canyon Redwoods

27 Jun 2019 14:00


Like many couples these days, these two cuties met online and the rest is history! After getting engaged earlier this year, they are planning a dual wedding incorporating traditional and western celebrations which will be so unique and beautiful! For their session they wanted to incorporate their pup Cybil (the shepherd mix) as she has been a huge part of their relationship from the very beginning and two different outfits reflecting their two celebrations. We had such a blast with these three on this dark and moody day at the Carbon Canyon Redwood grove and we are so excited for what lies ahead!

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Christiana & Thor :: 5-19-19 :: Wedding in Anaheim Hills & Santa Ana

21 Jun 2019 14:00


The amount of cuteness from Christiana and Thor was just overwhelmingly good :) These two started their dat getting ready together Thor's dad's home in Yorba Linda. There were so many personalized and sentimental details a part of this day: from Christiana's dress which was made by her mom, to her clutch bag made from her aunt's wedding dress to their incorporation of literature and books into the decor and flowers, all the details had so much thought put into them! After dress, shoes and jewelry were photographed and everyone was dressed, we headed over to the Oak Canyon Nature Center, their ceremony location, to have the first look. These two were so sweet and tender once the saw each other in their wedding best, they both laughed, twirled, bounced with glee and loved how great the other looked! We had the distinct pleasure of working with Christiana to design and create the flowers for her and Thor it was so exciting to finally see them complete the whole look on the big day! After the first look we did some portraits and then headed over to the ceremony area for some family photos. As the sun was beginning to the set, these two exchanged vows and rings and were finally husband and wife! After some more family portraits, we took the newlyweds out to an empty spot for a quiet moment in the golden hour sun. Their reception at Country Garden Caterers in Santa Ana was full of joyful toasts, greeting guests, sweet first dances and sweet cake cutting. We loved every moment of this wedding and it was such a delight to photograph this beautiful day!
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East Angel Styled Shoot

12 Jun 2019 21:21


Venue: The East Angel
Planning & Design: Bridezilla Events
Floral Design: Lace Roots
Models: Nicolette Acosta & Robert Aldredge
Dress: Amanda James Design
Suit: Friar Tux
PaperGoods & Signage: Velvet and Gold
HMUA: Nina Roxanne Artistry
Rentals: La Piñata Party Rentals
Tabletop Rentals: GreyStone Table
Cocktails: LA Speakeasy
Cake: Big Sugar Bakeshop
Rings: Trumpet and Horn
Ring Box: The Mrs Box
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Rebecca & Dante :::: Mini Engagement Session at San Dimas Nature Center

12 Jun 2019 20:59


Hooray for Rebecca and Dante! These two live in NorCal but came down to SoCal for a quick mini session with me! Loved exploring the trails at the San Dimas Nature Center with them.

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Kim & Pablo :::: Anniversary Session, Year One

7 Jun 2019 19:36


Can't believe it has already been a year since Kim and Pablo tied the knot! For their anniversary session, they wanted to continue their romantic wedding theme with a session at Concrete Studios LA where we could use some rich and dramatic backgrounds. These two are as sweet as ever and we had a blast capturing some dreamy and romantic photos to celebrate their first year of marriage. My favorites are always confetti photos, and it was a blast to end their session showered in confetti! Cheers to many more years for these two!

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Tori & Scott :: 5-3-19 :: Wedding in Santa Barbara

5 Jun 2019 14:00


What a beautiful day it was for Tori and Scott! These two wed at the lovely and oh-so-picture-perfect Hilton Resort Hotel in Santa Barbara on a sunny and beautiful day. The blue, orange and teal invitations (with fandom easter eggs in the save the date) set the tone for the day: a fun, colorful, seaside wedding with touches of nerdy chic throughout the day! We started out with capturing all those little details as Tori put on some finishing touches in her room at the hotel. She then donned her beautiful dress surrounded by her mom and girls and got ready to see her groom! After a sweet first look we spend some time together in the beautiful hotel plaza taking portraits. We met up with the bridal party (and their sweet bulldog Minnie!) to take some more photos. Their short and sweet ceremony on the beach followed and after some fun moments, laughter, exchange of rings and vows, these two were married! We did some more portraits on the beach and at the art installation the Chromatic Gate! After their grand entrance, the newlyweds went right into their hilarious choreographed first dance, followed by dinner, toasts, parent dances, and donut cutting. Finally, after all the reception events were completed, we stole the newlyweds away from the party for a romantic evening photo! It was such a marveous day for such a wonderful couple, we wish them many years of joy and happiness :D
Special thanks to the amazing planner and designer Sarah at Kindred Weddings and Events for making the day go so incredibly smoothly!
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Adrienne & Adam :::: Engagement Session in San Juan Capistrano

20 May 2019 18:28


We had so much fun with Adrienne and Adam! These two met while working together 8 years ago and haven't stopped having fun together ever since! Their quirky, fun energy was one of the first things I loved about them when we Skyped and we are so excited for their big day at Calamigos Ranch!  For their engagement session, they made a weekend trip down to SoCal (they live in San Francisco) and we explored the gorgeous San Juan Capistrano Mission. After our time there, we hopped over to the Northwest Open space for some golden hour photos in the last of the super bloom wildflowers. Can't wait to see these two again in September! :)

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