Newport Beach Engagement Photos | Jocelyn & Oscar

The first time Jocelyn met Oscar, she knew she liked him. Little did she know he instantly felt the same way, but both of them were too shy at first to say anything. Soon after they met, Oscar arranged for a group of friends and family to hang out and he, of course, invited Jocelyn too. When most of the group ended up cancelling that night, Jocelyn decided to come along anyway. After Oscar saw how well she got along with his family, he knew she was the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...