Wedding registry items I wish I had put on my list

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....

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:...

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...

Wedding at Hilton Waterfront Resort in Huntington Beach, CA

Hilton Waterfront Resort Wedding | Huntington Beach, CA

A warm ocean breeze drifted in through the window of Stacie's bridal suite. The day she'd been waiting for her entire life had finally arrived and even though there were butterflies in her stomach, she felt a steady calm come over her. The buzz of her friends and family getting ready only made her more excited and more sure of the hours ahead. Later that afternoon, Ray stood waiting in an intimate pathway near where the ceremony would be held. He could barely stand the anticipation of seeing Stacie...

El Dorado Park Golf Club Wedding

El Dorado Park Golf Club Wedding

When Virginia and Colin asked me to photograph their wedding I was honored! Virginia was a bridesmaid for one of my very first weddings and we've kept in touch ever since. It was so fun to photograph Virginia again, this time on her big day! They said their "I do's" at the El Dorado Park Golf Club in Long Beach, CA. Their friends and family had come from all over the country to witness their special day. During the reception we were privileged to witness a wonderful Irish dance performance put...

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...

Orange County Bridal Portraits | Gisela & Michael

A little over a month ago my photography assistant Gisela tied the knot with her sweetheart Michael. I was so excited to photograph part of this exciting milestone for them! Anyone who knows Gisela well can tell you that she's an "old soul," and her vintage bridal look suited her in the most stunning way. Her incredible bouquet (created by a crazy talented family friend of Gisela) gave the entire look a modern splash of color. Their playful chemistry and adoring giggles brought life to our photo shoot. Congratulations Gisela...

Elegant Shoreline Wedding | The Reef Restaurant in Long Beach, CA

Adoring Guests looked on with tears of joy as Brenda and Jason promised to love each other and laugh together forever on the Rooftop Terrace of the Reef Restaurant in Long Beach, CA. The skyline of Downtown Long Beach and the Queen Mary made for a stunning backdrop for their special day. Their reception downstairs in the Pacific Ballroom was adorned with white hydrangeas, purple roses, and  hints of their favorite Disney movies. Their sweet smiles said it all as they lost themselves in their romantic first dance; it...