Summit House Restaurant Wedding, Fullerton Callifornia

Summit House Restaurant Wedding | Fullerton, CA

On a warm winter day Joanne & Timothy got married at Summit House Restaurant in Fullerton, CA. Hearts filled with joy, they promised to love and cherish each other under a gazebo of greenery as their overjoyed family and friends watched intently. Afterwards they celebrated into the night with dancing laughter and of course, cake. Here's a few of my favorite highlights from the day:   ...

Vintage Romance Wedding | Portofino Hotel & Marina, Redondo Beach

Jasmine first came across my photography when she came across a simple headshot I had done for a friend of hers. Soon after, she contacted me and we hit it off right away. She started describing her dream vintage romance wedding and  I couldn't wait to be a part of it! The wedding took place on a beautiful day, one you could almost mistake for summer, last November. We started out the morning photographing Jasmine at her home and ended the day at their gorgeous venue, The Portofino Hotel...

Best Bride and Groom Moments 2015

Wow! Is it already over? It seriously feels like 2015 has just begun and already we're saying goodbye. I'm so grateful for all the wonderful people I've worked with this year. Brides, grooms, families, fellow photographers, my awesome assistants for dealing with my crazy. It's been such fun fast paced year and I've never been more excited about photography and celebrating these special moments with couples and families. 2016 is sure to be a whole new adventure and I'm ecstatic about jumping in! Until then, let's take a look back...

Highlights of Wedding at Ponte Winery | Temecula, CA

I recently had the privilege of assisting Gary Coelho Photography on a beautiful wedding at Ponte Winery in Temecula, CA. Ponte Winery is a gorgeous winery, hotel, and event venue located in the heart of Temecula's wine country. Ponte Winery features multiple spaces that are perfect for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. This particular couple held their ceremony on the Vineyard Garden, the largest space available, that features breathtaking views of the winery's well-known vineyards. The reception was held in the Vineyard Pavillion. This room features panoramic views of the winery's vineyards...

Intimate Backyard Wedding in Buena Park, CA

When most people think of weddings they picture giant ballrooms filled with hundreds of guests, elaborate lighting, waiters, etc. And while I adore those kind of weddings, I've kind of fallen in love with the more intimate settings during 2015. Twice this year I've had the privilege of photographing weddings that had less than 100 guests and were hosted in small, but beautiful, backyards of private residences. While the big parties are always fun, the thing I've grown to love about the smaller weddings is the intimacy, the...

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...

Huntington Beach Engagement Session | Roy & Lorena

On Roy and Lorena's first date, they met up in Huntington Beach for lunch and then went for walk in a quaint little park nearby. That's where it all began. As they talked, laughed, and got to know one another sparks flew and they began to see that there could be something special between them. Over the course of the next several years they would discover how special those sparks between them truly are. Then, in 2014 Roy asked Lorena to come along with him on a trip to...

Wedding Vendor Wednesday: Weeds and Company Florist | Garden Grove, CA

I'm very excited to announce this brand new edition of: Wedding Vendor Wednesday! Looking for your wedding vendors can be an overwhelming process, so I've done a little bit of the work for you! From time to time I'll be interviewing and photographing some of my favorite local wedding vendors and introducing them here! I have to say, this experience of taking the time to sit down and chat with some of these wedding professionals has been so much fun! You can really tell that these people are crazy passionate...

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: ...