Product Feature: Handmade Leather Albums

Today I wanted to share a little about my favorite handmade leather albums from KISS and how the album design process works for my clients. These are the albums included in my wedding collections and they are seriously beautiful. I chose these albums to offer as part of my collections because of their simple elegance and their outstanding quality. The first thing I do when creating an album is create a custom design of your wedding day story so that you have a basic framework to start from when...

Happy Anniversary | Amanda & Dustin

In March 2011 I received my first email from Amanda. She was a future bride who had been referred to my website by a friend of her fiancee. Amanda was looking for someone to photograph her wedding day. I replied to her email, crossed my fingers, said a prayer and waited to hear back. I was thrilled when she decided to meet me for coffee. Along with her, she brought her groom to be, Dustin, and his parents - All of whom I came to love. They are seriously...

A Cozy Day In Engagement Photos | Jennifer & Ninad

"So tell me what you two like to do together?" This is a question I find myself asking often. One of the most exciting parts of photographing someone is understanding what makes them tick; what makes their love the best ever. I want to capture THAT for all of my clients. To me, that's so much more special than putting them against a cliche backdrop and snapping a few photos. When I sat down with Jen & Ninad to plan their engagement session, this is exactly what we discussed. And...

Happy Anniversary Ben & Nadine

Just want to take a quick moment to say HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Ben & Nadine! I'm totally in shock at how fast this past year has flown by! A year ago today I photographed Ben & Nadine's beautiful Laguna Hills Wedding.  Their gorgeous day took place at the beautiful Hills Hotel in Laguna Hills, California. The stunning ambiance was perfectly set to match the overwhelming amount of love that filled the reception ballroom. The ceremony touched your heart and the party to follow burned holes in the dance floor! Press play...

Irvine Engagement Photos | Sneak Peek

Last Saturday I met up with Jennifer and Ninad to take their Irvine engagement photos. I always include engagement shoos in ALL of my wedding collections and  like to help clients design sessions that fit into their personal lifestyles so that that photos can really capture who they are. I've found that including these engagement sessions has been a huge success because it gives us a chance to get to know each other before the big day. Knowing what to expect when it comes to photos definitely helps...

Romantic Night in Newport: Desiree & Christos

Desiree was this year's winner of the Summer Photoshoot Giveaway. I was thrilled when she asked if she could bring her husband along for her session in celebration of their 5 year anniversary. I love working with couples, so this was a treat for me!   We got together a few weeks before the session to throw around some ideas for location, theme and outfits. Desiree & Christos love to dance, so it was really important to them that we included that in their session. Another request that they wanted...

Huntington Beach Engagement Photos | Kamrin & Morgan

Last month I met with Kamrin & Morgan in Huntington Beach to take their engagement photos. We'd chosen a park not too far from where Kamrin grew up as the backdrop for our session. It provided lots of cute spots to capture the love between her and Morgan. Kamrin wanted to theme their session around the idea of a picnic and planning their big day together so she brought along a few special items to help tell their story. Kamrin has the most gorgeous eyes! One of the special items...

Wedding Day Budget Planning | 5 Simple Steps to Success

As a one time bride and also as a small business owner, I completely understand the stress of budget planning. Knowing what you need, but feeling overwhelmed & not knowing where to start can be maddening. In order to be successful, you must have a clear plan BEFORE you start spending. I've assembled five steps to help you get started with YOUR wedding day budget planning. Take a look. :) 1.Estimate The first thing required for successful wedding day budget planning is figuring out how much you can realistically afford....

Best Of 2012 Photos

  I thought it would be nice to take a look at some of the best moments in 2012 while I finalize a few last minute tweaks for the article about wedding photography costs. Here's a look at some of my favorite moments and captures from this past year! I'm very excited for this new year! I have a lot in the works and I'm looking forward to sharing it with all of you! Later on this week check back for the long awaited article...