8 Ways to De-Stress While Wedding Planning

There are a million things to do: You need to call the caterer, update your timeline with the photographer, make sure all the girls got their dresses fitted; All the while, your future MIL is nagging about the rehearsal dinner and your boss totally caught you on Pinterest instead of working on the project you were supposed to have finished yesterday. While all of these things need to get done, they can't be done well if you’re rushing through each task like a madwoman. Today I’m going to...

Vintage Romance Wedding | Portofino Hotel & Marina, Redondo Beach

Jasmine first came across my photography when she came across a simple headshot I had done for a friend of hers. Soon after, she contacted me and we hit it off right away. She started describing her dream vintage romance wedding and  I couldn't wait to be a part of it! The wedding took place on a beautiful day, one you could almost mistake for summer, last November. We started out the morning photographing Jasmine at her home and ended the day at their gorgeous venue, The Portofino Hotel...

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Why You Shouldn’t Skip Out On Engagement Photos

Today we're talking about engagement photos! Aside from simply being a fun experience, there are actually some really great benefits that come from scheduling an engagement session! Let's take a look at a few! A chance to get to know your photographer Of all your wedding vendors, the photographer is the one you will spend pretty much your entire day with. That being said, you want to make sure that the photographer you hire is someone you enjoy working with and someone you trust. An engagement session is the perfect...

Best Bride and Groom Moments 2015

Wow! Is it already over? It seriously feels like 2015 has just begun and already we're saying goodbye. I'm so grateful for all the wonderful people I've worked with this year. Brides, grooms, families, fellow photographers, my awesome assistants for dealing with my crazy. It's been such fun fast paced year and I've never been more excited about photography and celebrating these special moments with couples and families. 2016 is sure to be a whole new adventure and I'm ecstatic about jumping in! Until then, let's take a look back...

5 Tips for the Perfect Wedding Day Makeup

Hey there! I have been dying to share this post with you all!  This time we’ve interviewed Jen from Foxy Faces by Jen to get the scoop on the best tips for you to achieve your perfect wedding day makeup! Without further ado, here’s Jen! Hi my name is Jen I am the Makeup Artist and Glam Team coordinator for www.FoxyFacesByJen.com. I love makeup and how it enhances our natural beauty and gives us that great confidence that every woman should have. I work with a team of experienced and...

Highlights of Wedding at Ponte Winery | Temecula, CA

I recently had the privilege of assisting Gary Coelho Photography on a beautiful wedding at Ponte Winery in Temecula, CA. Ponte Winery is a gorgeous winery, hotel, and event venue located in the heart of Temecula's wine country. Ponte Winery features multiple spaces that are perfect for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. This particular couple held their ceremony on the Vineyard Garden, the largest space available, that features breathtaking views of the winery's well-known vineyards. The reception was held in the Vineyard Pavillion. This room features panoramic views of the winery's vineyards...

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...