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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...

Los Angeles Wedding Photographer | The Smogshoppe

Lush greenery lined the walls of the atrium of the Smog Shoppe in Los Angeles where Paola and Tom's wedding ceremony took place. They vowed to spend their lives together in the presence of 100 of their dearest loved ones. Their words and joyful laughs echoed softly as they exchanged rings and sealed the deal with a kiss. As sunset approached, guests filed into the reception area that had been meticulously arranged by Orange Blossom Special Events. Candles and simple flower vases adorned each of the long banquet tables. After...

Bride and groom kiss near an antique wagon at Temecula Creek Inn wedding. Photos by Belinda Philleo

Rustic Romance Temecula Creek Inn Wedding | Temecula, CA

Skylar and Rex said their "I dos" against a dreamy backdrop of trees near the Stone House at their Temecula Creek Inn Wedding in Temecula, CA. Warm summer sunlight and sweet laughter filled the air as their officiant spoke. He advised them about the importance of their vows and gave them words of wisdom for a successful marriage. Their reception site lay only a few feet away across a wood bridge. As the afternoon progressed, their friends and family shared words of affection and heartwarming toasts to the new...

Elegant Shoreline Wedding | The Reef Restaurant in Long Beach, CA

Adoring Guests looked on with tears of joy as Brenda and Jason promised to love each other and laugh together forever on the Rooftop Terrace of the Reef Restaurant in Long Beach, CA. The rooftop of The Reef Restaruant gave a stunning view of the Downtown Long Beach skyline and the Queen Mary. It was an incredible sight! Brenda chose lavender and a pastel teal as the colors for their wedding. Each of the groomsmen had a special set of cufflinks to signify something special to them, this was such...

Casa De Lago Wedding | Orange, CA

Julie and Charlie have been in love since they were kids. You can see it in their eyes when they look at each other. Over the years they've grown from school yard sweethearts into a family with a deep bond. They chose to say their vows at a church not to far from home in the presence of their adoring family and friends. Their close friends shared bible passages about love. Julie did her best to hold back her joyful tears and Charlie beamed with excitement as they exchanged...

Label Me Lindsay Bridal Team Photo Shoot | Los Alamitos, CA

If you're in or around Los Alamitos, CA and you've never heard of Label Me Lindsay, I'd recommend stopping by to check them out. Who are Label Me Lindsay? They're a group of licensed estheticians, lead by Lindsay Villarreal, who absolutely love making their adoring clients look and feel gorgeous. On their website they describe their services as a "unique beauty experience...

romantic wedding at Kellogg House Cal Poly Pamona, CA

Kellogg House Wedding | Pomona, CA

A few months back I photographed Mario and Selene's wedding. This sweet couple chose too keep things traditional and elegant with a church wedding in Diamond Bar, CA followed by a romantic outdoor reception at the historic Kellogg House in Pomona, CA.  They chose a soft pink and white color scheme for their florals, decor and bridesmaid gowns. Here's a collection of my favorite images from the day: ...

Ceremony site at Serendipity Garden Weddings, Oak Glen, CA

Serendipity Garden Wedding | Oak Glen California

From the moment I first typed "Serendipity Garden Wedding" into a search engine, I knew that this wedding was going to be nothing short of a fairytale. This gorgeous little venue is tucked away along the mountain's edge just southeast of Yucaipa, CA. The view from just about anywhere here is simply breathtaking, but I have to say my favorite part was the magical horse-drawn carriage that the bride rode in on; it's every little girl's dream come true. The venue features a comfortable bridal suite and a beautiful...