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...

Wayfarers Chapel Wedding

Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Rancho Palos Verdes

While I adore big ballroom weddings there's definitely something to be said for the small and intimate ones as well. That's exactly the sort of wedding that Hurley and Zuoting decided on.  They decided to wed at the incredible Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes. Before the ceremony Hurley opted to have a first look with her husband to be along a little pathway near the chapel. The moment he laid eyes on her, Zuoting smiled from ear to ear! Hurley looked stunning. Next, their closest loved ones gathered in the...

El Dorado Park Golf Club Wedding

El Dorado Park Golf Club Wedding

When Virginia and Colin asked me to photograph their wedding I was honored! Virginia was a bridesmaid for one of my very first weddings and we've kept in touch ever since. It was so fun to photograph Virginia again, this time on her big day! They said their "I do's" at the El Dorado Park Golf Club in Long Beach, CA. Their friends and family had come from all over the country to witness their special day. During the reception we were privileged to witness a wonderful Irish dance performance put...

Los Angeles River Garden Center wedding

Los Angeles River Center and Gardens

From time to time I enjoy associate shooting with some of my fellow photography friends. While I enjoy being a primary shooter for my clients it can also be a lot of fun to photograph the wedding day from a second shooter perspective or alternate angle. A few months back I had the opportunity to tag along with Gary Coelho Photography & Pixel Perfect Wedding Films as a secondary photographer on a wedding at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens in Los Angeles, CA.  As always, it was...

Orange County Bridal Portraits | Gisela & Michael

A little over a month ago my photography assistant Gisela tied the knot with her sweetheart Michael. I was so excited to photograph part of this exciting milestone for them! Anyone who knows Gisela well can tell you that she's an "old soul," and her vintage bridal look suited her in the most stunning way. Her incredible bouquet (created by a crazy talented family friend of Gisela) gave the entire look a modern splash of color. Their playful chemistry and adoring giggles brought life to our photo shoot. Congratulations Gisela...

Los Angeles Wedding Photographer | The Smogshoppe

Lush greenery lined the walls of the atrium of the Smog Shoppe in Los Angeles where Paola and Tom's wedding ceremony took place. They vowed to spend their lives together in the presence of 100 of their dearest loved ones. Their words and joyful laughs echoed softly as they exchanged rings and sealed the deal with a kiss. As sunset approached, guests filed into the reception area that had been meticulously arranged by Orange Blossom Special Events. Candles and simple flower vases adorned each of the long banquet tables. After...

Bride and groom kiss near an antique wagon at Temecula Creek Inn wedding. Photos by Belinda Philleo

Rustic Romance Temecula Creek Inn Wedding | Temecula, CA

Skylar and Rex said their "I dos" against a dreamy backdrop of trees near the Stone House at their Temecula Creek Inn Wedding in Temecula, CA. Warm summer sunlight and sweet laughter filled the air as their officiant spoke. He advised them about the importance of their vows and gave them words of wisdom for a successful marriage. Their reception site lay only a few feet away across a wood bridge. As the afternoon progressed, their friends and family shared words of affection and heartwarming toasts to the new...

Elegant Shoreline Wedding | The Reef Restaurant in Long Beach, CA

Adoring Guests looked on with tears of joy as Brenda and Jason promised to love each other and laugh together forever on the Rooftop Terrace of the Reef Restaurant in Long Beach, CA. The rooftop of The Reef Restaruant gave a stunning view of the Downtown Long Beach skyline and the Queen Mary. It was an incredible sight! Brenda chose lavender and a pastel teal as the colors for their wedding. Each of the groomsmen had a special set of cufflinks to signify something special to them, this was such...

Casa De Lago Wedding | Orange, CA

Julie and Charlie have been in love since they were kids. You can see it in their eyes when they look at each other. Over the years they've grown from school yard sweethearts into a family with a deep bond. They chose to say their vows at a church not to far from home in the presence of their adoring family and friends. Their close friends shared bible passages about love. Julie did her best to hold back her joyful tears and Charlie beamed with excitement as they exchanged...