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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...

Best Bride and Groom Moments 2015

Wow! Is it already over? It seriously feels like 2015 has just begun and already we're saying goodbye. I'm so grateful for all the wonderful people I've worked with this year. Brides, grooms, families, fellow photographers, my awesome assistants for dealing with my crazy. It's been such fun fast paced year and I've never been more excited about photography and celebrating these special moments with couples and families. 2016 is sure to be a whole new adventure and I'm ecstatic about jumping in! Until then, let's take a look back...

5 Tips for the Perfect Wedding Day Makeup

Hey there! I have been dying to share this post with you all!  This time we’ve interviewed Jen from Foxy Faces by Jen to get the scoop on the best tips for you to achieve your perfect wedding day makeup! Without further ado, here’s Jen! Hi my name is Jen I am the Makeup Artist and Glam Team coordinator for www.FoxyFacesByJen.com. I love makeup and how it enhances our natural beauty and gives us that great confidence that every woman should have. I work with a team of experienced and...

Corona Del Mar Engagement Pictures | Cayce & Bill

Earlier this summer I ran my annual portrait session giveaway, except this year, there was a twist; Only engaged couples could enter. I was thrilled to see future brides signing up and leaving comments on the blog and Ista posts. Not gonna lie, I was sad because deep down I wished they all could win. Finally, the day came to pick a winner and I was SO excited to let Cayce know she'd won. Cayce & Bill wanted something fun and relaxed for their engagement photos, so we chose...

Highlights of Wedding at Ponte Winery | Temecula, CA

I recently had the privilege of assisting Gary Coelho Photography on a beautiful wedding at Ponte Winery in Temecula, CA. Ponte Winery is a gorgeous winery, hotel, and event venue located in the heart of Temecula's wine country. Ponte Winery features multiple spaces that are perfect for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. This particular couple held their ceremony on the Vineyard Garden, the largest space available, that features breathtaking views of the winery's well-known vineyards. The reception was held in the Vineyard Pavillion. This room features panoramic views of the winery's vineyards...