Newport Beach Bridal Portraits

Last month I teamed up with my favorite cosmetologist/Sister in law to put together a styled bridal portrait session. We started off the afternoon with Jennifer Philleo working her hair and makeup magic on our bride, Karen. Then it was time to meet up with our groom, Dillon and head down to Newport Beach for bridal portraits! Our model Karen was kind enough to bring along her DIY silk bouquet for the day! I love the way she mixed burlap and bling!   These two made my job so easy! A...

Laguna Village Wedding | Apryl & James

A few months ago a my friend Candi of Drea Clark Photography got in touch with me because her sister Apryl was about to get married and they needed a photographer to cover the parts of the day that Candi was busy with bridesmaid duties. It was such an honor to be a part of their beautiful wedding day at Laguna Village, Laguna Beach, CA! Check out some of my shots from the day: ...

A Cozy Day In Engagement Photos | Jennifer & Ninad

"So tell me what you two like to do together?" This is a question I find myself asking often. One of the most exciting parts of photographing someone is understanding what makes them tick; what makes their love the best ever. I want to capture THAT for all of my clients. To me, that's so much more special than putting them against a cliche backdrop and snapping a few photos. When I sat down with Jen & Ninad to plan their engagement session, this is exactly what we discussed. And...

Irvine Engagement Photos | Sneak Peek

Last Saturday I met up with Jennifer and Ninad to take their Irvine engagement photos. I always include engagement shoos in ALL of my wedding collections and  like to help clients design sessions that fit into their personal lifestyles so that that photos can really capture who they are. I've found that including these engagement sessions has been a huge success because it gives us a chance to get to know each other before the big day. Knowing what to expect when it comes to photos definitely helps...

Huntington Beach Wedding | Kamrin & Morgan

Last September I was so fortunate to be able to photograph Kamrin & Morgan's Huntington Beach wedding. I have known Kamrin since we were both very young and it was SUCH a privilege to photograph her through finishing high school to now starting this amazing new chapter of her life with her amazing new husband Morgan. Seriously, they are ridiculously cute together! We started off the morning in the Ayres Hotel in Seal Beach. I am SO in love with the drop dead gorgeous silk bouquet that Kamrin's aunt...

Wedding Day Budget Planning | 5 Simple Steps to Success

As a one time bride and also as a small business owner, I completely understand the stress of budget planning. Knowing what you need, but feeling overwhelmed & not knowing where to start can be maddening. In order to be successful, you must have a clear plan BEFORE you start spending. I've assembled five steps to help you get started with YOUR wedding day budget planning. Take a look. :) 1.Estimate The first thing required for successful wedding day budget planning is figuring out how much you can realistically afford....

Laguna Hills Wedding | The Hills Hotel

  The very first night Ben and Nadine met, they knew it was something special. Maybe they couldn't quite put their finger on it, but they knew. Time has only reinforced this feeling. They decided on a winter wedding last month, and Nadine, like any bride was nervous about what the weather would be like, but it turned out to be a gorgeous day. Not too hot, not too cold and plenty of sunshine. Not a cloud in the sky. They chose The Hills Hotel as the backdrop for their...

Best Of 2012 Photos

  I thought it would be nice to take a look at some of the best moments in 2012 while I finalize a few last minute tweaks for the article about wedding photography costs. Here's a look at some of my favorite moments and captures from this past year! I'm very excited for this new year! I have a lot in the works and I'm looking forward to sharing it with all of you! Later on this week check back for the long awaited article...

I’ve Been Featured On SnapKnot!

Not long ago I joined an online community called SnapKnot that helps brides find and connect with photographers in their area. It's a great site for brides to log on and compare the work and cost of photographers side by side. They also feature great articles and tips about wedding photography! I'm very excited to share the featured post they did of my photography today! Click here to check it out!   [post_ender]...