Intimate Backyard Wedding in Buena Park, CA

When most people think of weddings they picture giant ballrooms filled with hundreds of guests, elaborate lighting, waiters, etc. And while I adore those kind of weddings, I've kind of fallen in love with the more intimate settings during 2015. Twice this year I've had the privilege of photographing weddings that had less than 100 guests and were hosted in small, but beautiful, backyards of private residences. While the big parties are always fun, the thing I've grown to love about the smaller weddings is the intimacy, the...

Wedding Vendor Wednesday: Christina G | Los Angeles Makeup Artist

I'm so excited to share this next feature in the Wedding Vendor series. Last month I got to work with a wonderful makeup artist and I thought I'd introduce her today! Meet Christina Tell us a little about yourself: My name is Christina Marie Goeckner and I am a make up artist. I chose to become a make up artist because this craft includes all my favorite interests in one- beauty, fashion, and making new friends. I used to sell handbags at Bloomingdales, while attending college for business. At work I...

Intimate Pacific Palisades Wedding | Roy & Lorena

Roy and Lorena wanted to keep their wedding day simple and family oriented. They chose a beautiful, private residence in the Pacific Palisades to host under 50 guests for their special day. They gave their personally written vows against the breathtaking backdrop of the pacific ocean. Like many of those present, I found myself holding back tears as they promised to love and cherish each other for eternity. There's no doubt in my mind that Lorena and Roy are the perfect match. Here's a few of my favorite moments...

Wedding Vendor Wednesday: Tawny Tsang Calligraphy

 Welcome to this week's installment of Wedding Vendor Wednesday! Looking for your wedding vendors can be an overwhelming process, so I've done a little bit of the work for you! From time to time I'll be interviewing and photographing some of my favorite local wedding vendors and introducing them here! Today we're chatting with a very talented calligrapher! Tawny Tsang is the calligrapher and owner of her custom invitation company Tawny Tsang Calligraphy. Check out our interview and a few AWESOME samples of her work!Tell us a little about...

Crystal Marquis Ballroom Wedding | Andrew & Kimi

The last month has been a total whirlwind. There was no better way to kick of the 2015 wedding season than Kimi & Andrew's Crystal Marquis Ballroom Wedding last month! Filled with romance, laughter and LOTS of purple, Kimi and Andrew's big day was absolutely magical. When I arrived in the morning for bridal prep, Kimi greeted me at the door, calm as ever, with a huge smile on her face. I was so happy to see her so glowing and ready for the big day! I photographed her...

Wedding Vendor Wednesday: Great Dane Baking Company | Los Alamitos

     Welcome to the next installment of Wedding Vendor Wednesday! Looking for your wedding vendors can be an overwhelming process, so I've done a little bit of the work for you! From time to time I'll be interviewing and photographing some of my favorite local wedding vendors and introducing them here! Today we're introducing you to one of my FAVORITE vendors: Great Dane Baking Company. Back when I got married in 2006 they made the cake for my bridal shower and I have been smitten ever since! Without further delay,...

Huntington Beach Engagement Session | Roy & Lorena

On Roy and Lorena's first date, they met up in Huntington Beach for lunch and then went for walk in a quaint little park nearby. That's where it all began. As they talked, laughed, and got to know one another sparks flew and they began to see that there could be something special between them. Over the course of the next several years they would discover how special those sparks between them truly are. Then, in 2014 Roy asked Lorena to come along with him on a trip to...

Wedding Vendor Wednesday: Weeds and Company Florist | Garden Grove, CA

I'm very excited to announce this brand new edition of: Wedding Vendor Wednesday! Looking for your wedding vendors can be an overwhelming process, so I've done a little bit of the work for you! From time to time I'll be interviewing and photographing some of my favorite local wedding vendors and introducing them here! I have to say, this experience of taking the time to sit down and chat with some of these wedding professionals has been so much fun! You can really tell that these people are crazy passionate...

Engagement Photos | Garden Grove Wedding Photographer

I don't know about you, but my Facebook news-feed has been blowing up with photos of sparkly new bling and romantic proposal stories. It's that time of year again: Engagement season, and I love it. Let's give a shout out to all those happy, tear-filled yeses! If you know someone who is engaged, or if YOU are the lucky gal who said yes, I would love to chat with you! All of the wedding collections my team offers include a complimentary engagement session, but if you'd rather take us for a...