Black and purple wedding inspiration styled shoot in Orange County, CA

Purple & Black Wedding Inspiration | Marbella Country Club Styled Shoot

I first met Kimberly Persons, a wedding planning consultant based in Orange County, earlier this year at a networking event and we hit it off instantly. We quickly found that we had similar tastes in wedding trends and we were both looking for someone new to collaborate with. It was a match made in heaven! We knew we wanted to bring something unique into the collaboration. Something that would appeal to a classic bride but with a twist! The first piece of our inspiration came when Kimberly spotted the dress...

Hyatt Regency Long Beach Wedding

I recently had the opportunity to work with Gary Coelho Photography as an additional shooter for Charisse & Raymond's beautiful wedding a the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Long Beach, CA. It was a beautiful day filled with laughter and oh so many sweet moments. The couple chose to get married at their church and to host their elegant wedding reception at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Long Beach, CA. They selected varying shades of pink, gold, and white for the bouquets, centerpieces, accessories, and decor. Here are some of my favorite's from...

Friendly Hills Country Club Wedding | Briana & Peter

I could hear the sound of laughter when I first walked into Briana's bridal suite on the morning of the wedding. The bridesmaids were finishing up their plan for which door games (a bargaining to get in to see the bride) they would make the guys play to enter the tea ceremony that afternoon. From the corner of the room, Briana's mother beamed contemplatively as she observed her daughter's hair and makeup transformation. Briana couldn't stop smiling as she anticipated the moments to come...

Hotel Maya Wedding in Long Beach, CA

I recently had the privilege of helping out as an associate photographer alongside Gary Coelho and Pixel Perfect Wedding Films on a beautiful wedding at Hotel Maya in Long Beach, CA. Hotel Maya is a beautiful hotel and event space, a hidden gem based in Long Beach near the Queen Mary. The outdoor ceremony area rests against a backdrop of the water and the Long Beach skyline. The tropical style decor complimented the couple's under the sea themed reception perfectly and gave us so many neat textures and backgrounds...

DIY: Create Your Own Wedding Day Emergency Kit

No matter how carefully you plan out your wedding day, there are always going to be little unexpected things that come up. You might find a run in your nylons (Pro Tip: clear nail polish can help prevent it from tearing further) or maybe a button comes loose on a groomsmen’s shirt. The good news is, you can be prepared! Today I'm sharing a DIY Wedding Day Emergency Kit that will keep you prepared for any less than ideal surprises; In addition, it doubles as a good purse or...

Ebell Club Wedding Highlights | Long Beach Wedding Photography

In a quaint little chapel in Long Beach, Matt & Tess promised their lives to each other before a crowd of their loved ones. Their vows were heartfelt and their faces full of glee. Tess chose warm and romantic colors for their wedding theme. The groomsmen wore brown suits with cranberry colored ties to match the bridesmaids and the florals. Tess' bouquet was an organic style with lots of lush greenery, and deep red florals and berries. On the way to the reception, they stopped by their favorite coffee joint,...

How to get the best family photos on your wedding day

How to Get the Best Family Photos on Your Wedding Day

Ahh the ever important family formal photos! They’re kind of a big deal on the wedding day, but if not planned properly they can get pretty unorganized very quickly, and really start to mess with your timeline! So let’s talk about how we can make it easier on everyone involved. Efficiency and communication are key to making this part of your day run smoothly! Here's a few tips on how you can get the best family photos on your wedding day. Make a List First of all, figure out...

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's five things you should be doing to care for your engagement ring:   Clean It Properly: While your ring is made of metal and stone, remember...

Wedding at Hilton Waterfront Resort in Huntington Beach, CA

Hilton Waterfront Resort Wedding | Huntington Beach, CA

A warm ocean breeze drifted in through the window of Stacie's bridal suite. The day she'd been waiting for her entire life had finally arrived and even though there were butterflies in her stomach, she felt a steady calm come over her. The buzz of her friends and family getting ready only made her more excited and more sure of the hours ahead. Later that afternoon, Ray stood waiting in an intimate pathway near where the ceremony would be held. He could barely stand the anticipation of seeing Stacie...

Dove Canyon Country Club Wedding | Dove Canyon, CA

Ilene & Joe were friends for many years before they fell in love. Once they did, everything just fell perfectly into place. They decided to tie the knot overlooking the beautiful scenery at Dove Canyon Country Club. Guests gathered in the courtyard and looked on with huge smiles as Ilene and Joe made their vows. During dinner loved ones shared touching stories and well wishes through tears of joy. Everyone present was thrilled that they'd finally made it official. Later, the sound of guest's laughter echoed down the hall as Ilene...