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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...

irvine engagement photos

Couples Portraits | Irvine, CA

I think it's pretty obvious by now that I adore working with couples in love. There's something so fulfilling about chronicling that intimacy and spark between two people who are about to promise their lives to each other. While the majority of the couples I work with are engaged and just starting out, I occasionally get the opportunity to photograph people who's bond has grown ever deeper since they said "I do." A few weeks ago I worked with one such couple. I met with Elena and Craig at...

Newport Beach Engagement Photos

Julie and Charlie have been together for so long that it's hard for them to remember what life was like before each other. Time has only made their love for each other grow deeper, there's no doubt about that. This summer, they'll be celebrating their love along with their closest family and friends at the wedding of their dreams. Last month we met in Newport Beach to take a few engagement photos in celebration of their upcoming wedding day. We started out with some fun, playful moments at an...

Verandas Beach House Wedding |Manhattan Beach, CA

A few months ago I teamed up with Jenna of Jenna Rose Photography to photograph Molly & Brian's Verandas Beach House wedding in in Malibu, CA. Despite the fact that it was the middle of winter, it turned out to be quite a beautiful day, especially once sunset hit. Here's a few highlights from the day:   After the ceremony we stopped by the beach to photograph the bridal party and catch the gorgeous sunset!             The reception followed shortly there after at the Verandas Beach House in Manhattan Beach, CA....

Important Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer

Important Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer

Choosing the right vendors for your wedding can be an overwhelming task. This is especially true when choosing a photographer. The images that your photographer captures are going to be the official visual documentation of your wedding. Those photos are the one thing that you’ll look back on over the years to remember your wedding, so you want to be sure that they capture the true essence and feel of the day! Today, I’m covering a few important questions to ask your wedding photographer. Take a look: Do you have...

Summit House Restaurant Wedding, Fullerton Callifornia

Summit House Restaurant Wedding | Fullerton, CA

On a warm winter day Joanne & Timothy got married at Summit House Restaurant in Fullerton, CA. Hearts filled with joy, they promised to love and cherish each other under a gazebo of greenery as their overjoyed family and friends watched intently. Afterwards they celebrated into the night with dancing laughter and of course, cake. Here's a few of my favorite highlights from the day:   ...

8 Ways to De-Stress While Wedding Planning

There are a million things to do: You need to call the caterer, update your timeline with the photographer, make sure all the girls got their dresses fitted; All the while, your future MIL is nagging about the rehearsal dinner and your boss totally caught you on Pinterest instead of working on the project you were supposed to have finished yesterday. While all of these things need to get done, they can't be done well if you’re rushing through each task like a madwoman. Today I’m going to...

Family Portraits Griffith Observatory

Family Portraits Griffith Observatory

A little over a month ago I met up with the Miranda family at Griffith Observatory in Hollywood for their family portrait session. We spent the afternoon exploring the grounds, taking turns telling silly jokes and creating fun images for their home. At the end of the session we worked our way down the hill and took a few more images from a nearby look out spot where you could see the observatory from a distance. Scroll on to see a few of my favorites from the session: ...

Vintage Romance Wedding | Portofino Hotel & Marina, Redondo Beach

Jasmine first came across my photography when she came across a simple headshot I had done for a friend of hers. Soon after, she contacted me and we hit it off right away. She started describing her dream vintage romance wedding and  I couldn't wait to be a part of it! The wedding took place on a beautiful day, one you could almost mistake for summer, last November. We started out the morning photographing Jasmine at her home and ended the day at their gorgeous venue, The Portofino Hotel...

why you shouldn't skip out on engagement photos

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Out On Engagement Photos

Today we're talking about engagement photos! Aside from simply being a fun experience, there are actually some really great benefits that come from scheduling an engagement session! Let's take a look at a few! A chance to get to know your photographer Of all your wedding vendors, the photographer is the one you will spend pretty much your entire day with. That being said, you want to make sure that the photographer you hire is someone you enjoy working with and someone you trust. An engagement session is the perfect...