Wedding registry items I wish I had put on my list

5 Things I Wish I Had Put on My Wedding Registry

Creating your wedding registry can be one of the most fun parts of the engagement/wedding process, but it can also be pretty overwhelming. I got married young, so when I was creating my registry I had to start from scratch because I was moving straight out of my parents house and into my first apartment. My fiance and I registered for some basics that we knew we needed, but it's one of those things that you don't realize what you need to register for until after the fact....

Old Ranch Country Club Wedding Photography

Old Ranch Country Club Wedding Photography Highlights

In addition to shooting for myself, I also help out other local photographers by second shooting. One of the photographers I work with often is Gary Coelho and today, I wanted to share a few highlights from a wedding I helped with him last year at Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach, CA. These are just some of my own shots from the day, but you can click here to see the rest of his work. Old Ranch Country Club is nestled in a hidden corner of Seal...

Happily Ever Etched Brand Rep & 10% Off!

When you're planning an event or wedding sometimes its the details, those little finishing touches, that can really make or break the vibe you're trying to achieve. The devil is in the details as they say and you wan't to get it just right! For quite some time now, I've been following a little company based out of Buena Park that is doing those special details right! I'm proud to introduce you to Happily Ever Etched. They're a creative design studio that specializes in custom laser etched signage &...

Spring Wedding Inspiration for 2018

Spring Wedding Inspiration | 4 Gorgeous Spring Color Palettes for Your Wedding

While it might be no biggie to pick out your primary wedding color, it can sometimes be a challenge to pull together an entire wedding palette that looks good. Our friends over at The Black Tux have taken out the guesswork and put together some great inspiration boards to help you get your #weddinginspo on, Spring 2018 Edition! Let’s look a at few of the style boards they created! Blush & Grey This first look is a classic and understated combination of blush and grey tones that you simply can’t...

Groomsmen Gift Ideas

When it comes to weddings, sometimes it can seem like the girls get all the attention. So today, I'm happy to share a few groomsmen gift ideas that the guys will actually love! Joe from www.groovyguygifts.com reached out to me recently and offered to send us a sample of one of their personalized "guy gifts" in exchange for an honest review. I don't normally write posts like this, but I thought these offerings were definitely worth checking out. They have quite a selection of items to pick from, so...

Pantone Ultra Violet Wedding Inspiration for 2018

Last week the color experts at Pantone announced it's pick for 2018: Ultra Violet 18-3838 I feel like we saw a lot of purple tones during the 2017 wedding season, so I'm curious if the trend will continue into next year. Just for fun, I thought we could look back at some of my favorite violet weddings from the past year. If you're looking for ultra violet wedding inspiration, look no further. ;)   Our editorial shoot earlier this year with Kimberly Persons at Marbella Country Club had dramatic pops of...

10% Off Wedding Photography

10% Off Wedding Collections!

Is it just me or has this year completely flown by? It feels like I blinked on January 1st and by the time my eyelids lifted it's no December! 2017 was such a good year for us here and I'm hoping 2018 will be even better! Through the months of both December AND January we're hosting a year end sale and taking 10% off wedding photography collections! If you're planning your 2018 wedding and have not yet locked in a photographer, now is a great time to check it...

We've been featured on the every last detail blog

Featured on Every Last Detail Blog

I've been following an incredible wedding blog for several years and today, I was so stoked to see one of my favorite 2017 weddings featured there today! The Every Last Detail is an AWESOME wedding resource for brides at any planning stage. If you aren't already familiar with it, I highly recommend stopping by! You can view my feature here: http://theeverylastdetail.com/a-modern-elegant-purple-california-wedding/ To see more of my recent work visit my Instagram Page Or get in touch to chat about your wedding by filling out the contact form...

Should We Have a First Look?

As you're planning your wedding, you no doubt have many things to consider. As a photographer, one of the questions that my clients often ask is "Should we have a first look?" More than anything, your wedding day is about you and your husband (or wife) to be. If any particular tradition is important to the two of you, then you should stick to it. However, if you and your fiancee are open to a different approach, there are definitely some great benefits to having a first look. What is...

Wedding at Best Western Golden Sails Long Beach, CA. Photos by Belinda Philleo

Long Beach Wedding Photography | Jocelyn & Oscar

Jocelyn & Oscar are so sweet together that watching them kinda just makes you want to melt into a warm and fuzzy puddle. Jocelyn still scrunches her nose when he whispers in her ear and Oscar still can't hide the flush in his cheeks when she takes his hand. Everyone who knows them says the same thing, "man those two were just hand made for each other!" For their wedding day, they opted for simple elegance and of course, LOT's of purple, since it's Jocelyn's favorite color! The ceremony...