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Ebell Club Wedding Highlights | Long Beach Wedding Photography

In a quaint little chapel in Long Beach, Matt & Tess promised their lives to each other before a crowd of their loved ones. Their vows were heartfelt and their faces full of glee. Tess chose warm and romantic colors for their wedding theme. The groomsmen wore brown suits with cranberry colored ties to match the bridesmaids and the florals. Tess' bouquet was an organic style with lots of lush greenery, and deep red florals and berries. On the way to the reception, they stopped by their favorite coffee joint,...

How to get the best family photos on your wedding day

How to Get the Best Family Photos on Your Wedding Day

Ahh the ever important family formal photos! They’re kind of a big deal on the wedding day, but if not planned properly they can get pretty unorganized very quickly, and really start to mess with your timeline! So let’s talk about how we can make it easier on everyone involved. Efficiency and communication are key to making this part of your day run smoothly! Here's a few tips on how you can get the best family photos on your wedding day. Make a List First of all, figure out...

How to care for your engagement ring

How to Care for Your Engagement Ring

You can’t stop looking at it. It’s so dang sparkly and who knew your ring finger could get such a work out from carrying around that rock all day! It’s true what they say, "Diamonds are forever", but there are a few caveats to that statement. To make sure your new best friend truly lasts a lifetime you’ll wanna make sure it's cared for properly! Here are five things you should be doing to care for your engagement ring: (Note: Some links are affiliate links) Clean It Properly: While your ring is...

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...