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Purple & Black Wedding Inspiration | Marbella Country Club Styled Shoot

I first met Kimberly Persons, a wedding planning consultant based in Orange County, earlier this year at a networking event and we hit it off instantly. We quickly found that we had similar tastes in wedding trends and we were both looking for someone new to collaborate with. It was a match made in heaven! We knew we wanted to bring something unique into the collaboration. Something that would appeal to a classic bride but with a twist! The first piece of our inspiration came when Kimberly spotted the dress...

Hyatt Regency Long Beach Wedding

I recently had the opportunity to work with Gary Coelho Photography as an additional shooter for Charisse & Raymond's beautiful wedding a the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Long Beach, CA. It was a beautiful day filled with laughter and oh so many sweet moments. The couple chose to get married at their church and to host their elegant wedding reception at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Long Beach, CA. They selected varying shades of pink, gold, and white for the bouquets, centerpieces, accessories, and decor. Here are some of my favorite's from...

Friendly Hills Country Club Wedding | Briana & Peter

I could hear the sound of laughter when I first walked into Briana's bridal suite on the morning of the wedding. The bridesmaids were finishing up their plan for which door games (a bargaining to get in to see the bride) they would make the guys play to enter the tea ceremony that afternoon. From the corner of the room, Briana's mother beamed contemplatively as she observed her daughter's hair and makeup transformation. Briana couldn't stop smiling as she anticipated the moments to come...

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Wedding in Dana Point, CA

I recently had the privilege of working as a secondary photographer alongside Gary Coelho for a beautiful wedding at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott in Dana Point. The couple for this wedding chose a simple yet stunning color palette of violet and white for their wedding. Breathtaking florals adorned the ceremony area that overlooked the ocean. It was such an incredible view! The bride chose a flattering mermaid style bridal gown with a sweetheart neckline and her bridesmaids wore a mix & match variety of ultra-violet colored gowns. I love it...

Belinda Philleo featured on Voyage LA Magazine

Featured on Voyage LA magazine!

To be honest, when I first got the email asking for an interview to be featured on Voyage LA Magazine, I thought it was spam. "Ha! Why would they want to interview me?"  But then, for whatever reason, I decided to click over to the examples of the other people who'd been featured and something about the way they were highlighting these young entrepreneurs stood out to me. Each interview was a little different, so it wasn't the same questions/stories over and over. I loved the way they were celebrating these small...

Downtown Fullerton Photoshoot | Anika & Erik

A while back photographed Anika & Erick in Downtown Fullerton. I love the feel of the architecture in that area, you get an urban scene without it being a big city look. There's a great variety of both architecture and greenery to create a nice mix of backdrops for photos. We started our shoot near Branagans, a small Irish pub where they wanted to take a few photos. The bartender was kind enough to let us snap a few at the bar before we continued on with our shoot...

Walt Disney Concert Hall DTLA Photo Shoot

I'm pretty sure it's no secret at this point that I LOVE working as a photographer. I love that photography gives me a creative outlet to enjoy, a gift I can share with others and the coolest thing about photography is that there are SO MANY facets and genres. There's always something new to explore and experiment with whether it's style, genre or technique! My absolute favorite genre (I'm sure you can guess!) is wedding photography, obviously. Ha! My second favorite is photographing engagement sessions and anniversary shoots. Lately, I've had a...

Hotel Maya Wedding in Long Beach, CA

I recently had the privilege of helping out as an associate photographer alongside Gary Coelho and Pixel Perfect Wedding Films on a beautiful wedding at Hotel Maya in Long Beach, CA. Hotel Maya is a beautiful hotel and event space, a hidden gem based in Long Beach near the Queen Mary. The outdoor ceremony area rests against a backdrop of the water and the Long Beach skyline. The tropical style decor complimented the couple's under the sea themed reception perfectly and gave us so many neat textures and backgrounds...

Newport Beach Engagement Photos | Jocelyn & Oscar

The first time Jocelyn met Oscar, she knew she liked him. Little did she know he instantly felt the same way, but both of them were too shy at first to say anything. Soon after they met, Oscar arranged for a group of friends and family to hang out and he, of course, invited Jocelyn too. When most of the group ended up cancelling that night, Jocelyn decided to come along anyway. After Oscar saw how well she got along with his family, he knew she was the...

DIY: Create Your Own Wedding Day Emergency Kit

No matter how carefully you plan out your wedding day, there are always going to be little unexpected things that come up. You might find a run in your nylons (Pro Tip: clear nail polish can help prevent it from tearing further) or maybe a button comes loose on a groomsmen’s shirt. The good news is, you can be prepared! Today I'm sharing a DIY Wedding Day Emergency Kit that will keep you prepared for any less than ideal surprises; In addition, it doubles as a good purse or...