Legacy Ballroom Tustin Wedding | Randall & Damaris

The thing I loved most about working with Randall and Damaris was the way they make each other laugh. The adorable banter between the two never failed to bring a smile to my face! For their wedding day, they chose a rustic theme complete with oak barrels, wild flowers and of course, cowboy boots! Damaris chose a soft violet color for her flowers and bridesmaid gowns. This soft violet made a nice compliment to the rustic wood finishes of their decor. A family friend provided a backdrop for the...

Tips for inquiring with wedding pros

Helpful Tips for Inquiring with Wedding Pros

You're staring blankly at your laptop with 75 tabs open on your browser; there are so many great wedding pros in the area to choose from, but finding the right one for you can feel like you're standing at the foot of a mountain, will I ever make it to the to the other side? It might be tempting to type out a canned message asking for the price list and paste it into all those contact forms, but with that method you're doing yourself a disservice. Comparing price...

5 Things I Wish I Had Put on My Wedding Registry

Creating your wedding registry can be one of the most fun parts of the engagement/wedding process, but it can also be pretty overwhelming. I got married young, so when I was creating my registry I had to start from scratch because I was moving straight out of my parents house and into my first apartment. My fiance and I registered for some basics that we knew we needed, but it's one of those things that you don't realize what you need to register for until after the fact....

The Ranch at Laguna Beach Wedding Highlights

Recently I had the opportunity to assist Gary Coelho Photography on a wedding for one of their sweet couples, Joan and Jason at The Ranch at Laguna. The Ranch at Laguna Beach is a gorgeous gem of a venue! It's a hotel and spa that's tucked in the canyon along PCH between Laguna Beach and Aliso Viejo. The roomy bungalows make for a  great place for the bridal party to get ready and for out of town wedding guests to stay as well. It was a gorgeous wedding with beautiful scenery...

10% Off Wedding Photography

10% Off Wedding Collections!

Is it just me or has this year completely flown by? It feels like I blinked on January 1st and by the time my eyelids lifted it's no December! 2017 was such a good year for us here and I'm hoping 2018 will be even better! Through the months of both December AND January we're hosting a year end sale and taking 10% off wedding photography collections! If you're planning your 2018 wedding and have not yet locked in a photographer, now is a great time to check it...

Should We Have a First Look?

As you're planning your wedding, you no doubt have many things to consider. As a photographer, one of the questions that my clients often ask is "Should we have a first look?" More than anything, your wedding day is about you and your husband (or wife) to be. If any particular tradition is important to the two of you, then you should stick to it. However, if you and your fiancee are open to a different approach, there are definitely some great benefits to having a first look. What is...

Wedding Soiree at Friendly Hills Country Club November 2017

You’re Invited! Friendly Hills Country Club Wedding Soiree

You're Invited! I'm so excited to announce that in a few short weeks I'll be taking part in a bridal show & wedding soiree at a beautiful local wedding venue! We're going to be featuring our latest work, some of our favorite printed displays and a few special treats! There's going to be a great lineup of other incredible wedding vendors there too, so come check it out! Admission is free and all brides to be are invited! Here are the details: When: Sunday, November 5th 2017 from 4pm to 6pm Where:...

Hyatt Regency Long Beach Wedding

I recently had the opportunity to work with Gary Coelho Photography as an additional shooter for Charisse & Raymond's beautiful wedding a the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Long Beach, CA. It was a beautiful day filled with laughter and oh so many sweet moments. The couple chose to get married at their church and to host their elegant wedding reception at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Long Beach, CA. They selected varying shades of pink, gold, and white for the bouquets, centerpieces, accessories, and decor. Here are some of my favorite's from...

Ebell Club Wedding Highlights | Long Beach Wedding Photography

In a quaint little chapel in Long Beach, Matt & Tess promised their lives to each other before a crowd of their loved ones. Their vows were heartfelt and their faces full of glee. Tess chose warm and romantic colors for their wedding theme. The groomsmen wore brown suits with cranberry colored ties to match the bridesmaids and the florals. Tess' bouquet was an organic style with lots of lush greenery, and deep red florals and berries. On the way to the reception, they stopped by their favorite coffee joint,...

How to get the best family photos on your wedding day

How to Get the Best Family Photos on Your Wedding Day

Ahh the ever important family formal photos! They’re kind of a big deal on the wedding day, but if not planned properly they can get pretty unorganized very quickly, and really start to mess with your timeline! So let’s talk about how we can make it easier on everyone involved. Efficiency and communication are key to making this part of your day run smoothly! Here's a few tips on how you can get the best family photos on your wedding day. Make a List First of all, figure out...