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Wedding at Hilton Waterfront Resort in Huntington Beach, CA

Hilton Waterfront Resort Wedding | Huntington Beach, CA

A warm ocean breeze drifted in through the window of Stacie's bridal suite. The day she'd been waiting for her entire life had finally arrived and even though there were butterflies in her stomach, she felt a steady calm come over her. The buzz of her friends and family getting ready only made her more excited and more sure of the hours ahead. Later that afternoon, Ray stood waiting in an intimate pathway near where the ceremony would be held. He could barely stand the anticipation of seeing Stacie...

Date Night ideas Orange County, Ca

4 Fun and Fresh Date Night Ideas in Orange County

"You have to start it from the very beginning or it won't make any sense," I said to my husband, Collyn, as we clicked through Netflix. It was right after they'd released "A year in the life" and I was debating watching it but I knew he would be totally lost and probably bored without the context of the original show. "It's not a big deal. Just watch it." He said With wide eyes I turned and said, "What if we just power through and then you can see all...

Dove Canyon Country Club Wedding | Dove Canyon, CA

Ilene & Joe were friends for many years before they fell in love. Once they did, everything just fell perfectly into place. They decided to tie the knot overlooking the beautiful scenery at Dove Canyon Country Club. Guests gathered in the courtyard and looked on with huge smiles as Ilene and Joe made their vows. During dinner loved ones shared touching stories and well wishes through tears of joy. Everyone present was thrilled that they'd finally made it official. Later, the sound of guest's laughter echoed down the hall as Ilene...

How To Prepare For An Engagement Session

So he finally popped the question and now it's time for you to have those amazing engagement photos taken! But maybe you're not so sure how to prepare for an engagement session (Not sure if you even need an engagement session? click here). Don't worry, it's your lucky day! I've got a few tips that can help you learn how to prepare for an engagement session! First things first...

Wayfarers Chapel Wedding

Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Rancho Palos Verdes

While I adore big ballroom weddings there's definitely something to be said for the small and intimate ones as well. That's exactly the sort of wedding that Hurley and Zuoting decided on.  They decided to wed at the incredible Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes. Before the ceremony Hurley opted to have a first look with her husband to be along a little pathway near the chapel. The moment he laid eyes on her, Zuoting smiled from ear to ear! Hurley looked stunning. Next, their closest loved ones gathered in the...

El Dorado Park Golf Club Wedding

El Dorado Park Golf Club Wedding

When Virginia and Colin asked me to photograph their wedding I was honored! Virginia was a bridesmaid for one of my very first weddings and we've kept in touch ever since. It was so fun to photograph Virginia again, this time on her big day! They said their "I do's" at the El Dorado Park Golf Club in Long Beach, CA. Their friends and family had come from all over the country to witness their special day. During the reception we were privileged to witness a wonderful Irish dance performance put...

Los Angeles River Garden Center wedding

Los Angeles River Center and Gardens

From time to time I enjoy associate shooting with some of my fellow photography friends. While I enjoy being a primary shooter for my clients it can also be a lot of fun to photograph the wedding day from a second shooter perspective or alternate angle. A few months back I had the opportunity to tag along with Gary Coelho Photography & Pixel Perfect Wedding Films as a secondary photographer on a wedding at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens in Los Angeles, CA.  As always, it was...

Newport Beach Engagement Photos | Briana & Peter

Some time ago Briana was invited to join some friends for a fun night out. When she left the house that evening she had no idea that that would be the night her life changed forever. That was the night she met Peter. He was a friend of a friend and as the evening went on they chatted and playfully poked fun at each other. In the days and weeks that followed Briana and Peter continued their sparring match via phone. In time this led to more meaningful conversations...

Orange County Bridal Portraits | Gisela & Michael

A little over a month ago my photography assistant Gisela tied the knot with her sweetheart Michael. I was so excited to photograph part of this exciting milestone for them! Anyone who knows Gisela well can tell you that she's an "old soul," and her vintage bridal look suited her in the most stunning way. Her incredible bouquet (created by a crazy talented family friend of Gisela) gave the entire look a modern splash of color. Their playful chemistry and adoring giggles brought life to our photo shoot. Congratulations Gisela...