6 Things That Will Make Your Wedding Guests Grumpy

No doubt you’ve spent hours on your guest list and all that goes with it. You’ve even carefully selected a beautiful invitation suite and menu to be sure that your guests enjoy celebrating your perfect day as much as you do. But there are some unexpected things that can make their experience as a guest less than enjoyable. Let’s talk about six things that will make your wedding guests grumpy and how to avoid them! (Note: Some links are affiliate links.) Sitting out in the sun/cold too long (not planning...

6 Tips to write a killer wedding speech

How to Write a Killer Wedding Speech

Did you just find out you're the maid of honor/best man at your best friend's wedding? This post is for you! More than likely part of your bridal party duties involve giving a speech of some kind. It might be tempting to google something pre-written, or to tell every story you can think of about the bride/groom. But before you do that, here are a few tips to help you write a killer wedding speech that everyone will enjoy! Remember The Purpose When preparing a speech, it's incredibly easy to...

I've Been Featured on The Overwhelmed Bride blog

Featured On The Overwhelmed Bride & The Aisle Society!

The last few weeks - actually, the last few months - have been somewhat of a whirlwind. I'm sitting in my hotel room in Las Vegas right now, unwinding from an invigorating week at Wedding MBA (a conference for wedding professionals). I filled half a notebook with notes from the program and my to-do list has doubled with takeaways from the show. Tomorrow I leave for another destination - I'll keep it a secret for now ;) but watch my Instagram stories for a peek this weekend -and a...

Casa De Lago Wedding in Orange, CA | Wendy & Steve

When Steve proposed to Wendy, he took her to a romantic dinner and a walk along the Berkeley Marina, where there’s a great view of San Francisco. It was there that he asked Wendy to be his wife. They chose to keep the moment private, and not tell anyone for almost 3 days! They did this because they wanted to enjoy the depth of this event privately before all the excitement began. So when it came to their wedding day, it was all about sharing an intimate and...

Old Ranch Country Club Wedding Photography

Old Ranch Country Club Wedding Photography Highlights

In addition to shooting for myself, I also help out other local photographers by second shooting. One of the photographers I work with often is Gary Coelho and today, I wanted to share a few highlights from a wedding I helped with him last year at Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach, CA. Old Ranch Country Club is nestled in a hidden corner of Seal Beach that's between the 405 freeway and Los Alamitos. It's got a beautiful structure and a fabulous ceremony view! The golf course also...

Pantone Ultra Violet Wedding Inspiration for 2018

Last week the color experts at Pantone announced it's pick for 2018: Ultra Violet 18-3838 I feel like we saw a lot of purple tones during the 2017 wedding season, so I'm curious if the trend will continue into next year. Just for fun, I thought we could look back at some of my favorite violet weddings from the past year. If you're looking for ultra violet wedding inspiration, look no further. ;)   Our editorial shoot earlier this year with Kimberly Persons at Marbella Country Club had dramatic pops of...

We've been featured on the every last detail blog

Featured on Every Last Detail Blog

I've been following an incredible wedding blog for several years and today, I was so stoked to see one of my favorite 2017 weddings featured there today! The Every Last Detail is an AWESOME wedding resource for brides at any planning stage. If you aren't already familiar with it, I highly recommend stopping by! You can view my feature here: http://theeverylastdetail.com/a-modern-elegant-purple-california-wedding/ To see more of my recent work visit my Instagram Page Or get in touch to chat about your wedding by filling out the contact form...

Hotel Maya Wedding in Long Beach, CA

I recently had the privilege of helping out as an associate photographer alongside Gary Coelho and Pixel Perfect Wedding Films on a beautiful wedding at Hotel Maya in Long Beach, CA. Hotel Maya is a beautiful hotel and event space, a hidden gem based in Long Beach near the Queen Mary. The outdoor ceremony area rests against a backdrop of the water and the Long Beach skyline. The tropical style decor complimented the couple's under the sea themed reception perfectly and gave us so many neat textures and backgrounds...

Dove Canyon Country Club Wedding | Dove Canyon, CA

Ilene & Joe were friends for many years before they fell in love. Once they did, everything just fell perfectly into place. They decided to tie the knot overlooking the beautiful scenery at Dove Canyon Country Club. Guests gathered in the courtyard and looked on with huge smiles as Ilene and Joe made their vows. During dinner loved ones shared touching stories and well wishes through tears of joy. Everyone present was thrilled that they'd finally made it official. Later, the sound of guest's laughter echoed down the hall as Ilene...

How To Prepare For An Engagement Session

So he finally popped the question and now it's time for you to have those amazing engagement photos taken! But maybe you're not so sure how to prepare for an engagement session (Not sure if you even need an engagement session? click here). Don't worry, it's your lucky day! I've got a few tips that can help you learn how to prepare for an engagement session! First things first...