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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...

Intimate Backyard Wedding in Buena Park, CA

When most people think of weddings they picture giant ballrooms filled with hundreds of guests, elaborate lighting, waiters, etc. And while I adore those kind of weddings, I've kind of fallen in love with the more intimate settings during 2015. Twice this year I've had the privilege of photographing weddings that had less than 100 guests and were hosted in small, but beautiful, backyards of private residences. While the big parties are always fun, the thing I've grown to love about the smaller weddings is the intimacy, the...

Family Portraits | La Verne, CA

I met Veronica earlier this year when she created the beautiful floral arrangements for a wedding I photographed. She contacted me after the wedding asking about family photos and I was more than happy to set up a session. We met on a late Saturday afternoon in La Verne, CA to take her family portraits. We spent the evening exploring the area around us and creating beautiful images for Veronica and her family!  Here's a few of my favorite moments from that day: ...

Wedding Vendor Wednesday: Christina G | Los Angeles Makeup Artist

I'm so excited to share this next feature in the Wedding Vendor series. Last month I got to work with a wonderful makeup artist and I thought I'd introduce her today! Meet Christina Tell us a little about yourself: My name is Christina Marie Goeckner and I am a make up artist. I chose to become a make up artist because this craft includes all my favorite interests in one- beauty, fashion, and making new friends. I used to sell handbags at Bloomingdales, while attending college for business. At work I...

Fullerton Engagement Photography | Aaron & Veronica

I've said it a thousand times and I'm sure I'll say it again. There's nothing more exciting for me than photographing two people who're in love. Engagement sessions are so much fun because we're capturing that special, crazy, emotional time when it's all starting to fall together. I love using engagement sessions as a time to get to know my couples, help them get comfortable in front of the camera but also as a time for them to just slow down for a little while and enjoy the...

Intimate Pacific Palisades Wedding | Roy & Lorena

Roy and Lorena wanted to keep their wedding day simple and family oriented. They chose a beautiful, private residence in the Pacific Palisades to host under 50 guests for their special day. They gave their personally written vows against the breathtaking backdrop of the pacific ocean. Like many of those present, I found myself holding back tears as they promised to love and cherish each other for eternity. There's no doubt in my mind that Lorena and Roy are the perfect match. Here's a few of my favorite moments...