Walt Disney Concert Hall DTLA Photo Shoot

I'm pretty sure it's no secret at this point that I LOVE working as a photographer. I love that photography gives me a creative outlet to enjoy, a gift I can share with others and the coolest thing about photography is that there are SO MANY facets and genres. There's always something new to explore and experiment with whether it's style, genre or technique! My absolute favorite genre (I'm sure you can guess!) is wedding photography, obviously. Ha! My second favorite is photographing engagement sessions and anniversary shoots. Lately, I've had a...

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...

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...

Family Portraits Griffith Observatory

Family Portraits Griffith Observatory

A little over a month ago I met up with the Miranda family at Griffith Observatory in Hollywood for their family portrait session. We spent the afternoon exploring the grounds, taking turns telling silly jokes and creating fun images for their home. At the end of the session we worked our way down the hill and took a few more images from a nearby look out spot where you could see the observatory from a distance. Scroll on to see a few of my favorites from the session: ...

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...

Los Angeles Engagement Photos | Jasmine & Gustavo

Jasmine was having such a weird day. She was in LA doing some volunteer work with friends and they were trying to decide where to stop for a quick break. She sat in the car looking at her phone wondering why her boyfriend, Gustavo, had been acting so strange; she worried a that something might be wrong. Then someone in the car suggested Griffith Observatory as a place to stop. Jasmine looked up wondering what kind of crazy person would suggest that of all places to stop for a...

Los Angeles Portrait Photography | Noah

I was so thrilled when Noah and his mom got in touch with me to photograph him again this year! I took their family photos last January and we had such a great time that I knew Noah's Los Angeles portrait photography session for this year would be a blast! When I sat down with Noah to plan the session he had this vision in his head of a vintage Hollywood style shoot at Griffith Observatory. Just a few blocks away from Hollywood Blvd, this location is such a...