Matthew and Vanessa tied the knot on a hazy lazy Southern California day. We started the day at The Christ Cathedral campus. A world-famous landmark for people of many faiths, the former Crystal Cathedral was synonymous with Rev. Robert Schuller and his “Hour of Power” television. Then it was off to the Vintage Rose for the reception. The Vintage Rose is truly a diamond in the rough with it’s unique ambience. We got some great shots of the newlyweds on the beautiful classic furniture that adorned the room. Congratulations on your new lives together as husband and wife! Thanks for inviting us along for the ride.
On a day that started with rain but then progressed to a classic California overcast Saturday, Kate and Michael braved the elements and tied the knot. Situated in the shadows of the Santa Susana mountains Wood Ranch Golf Club was the perfect choice for them to do their nuptials. The staff made sure everyone would remain dry by moving the ceremony indoors. After Kate and Michael exchanged their vows we did some fun umbrella wedding party photos around the grounds of the golf course. We are so happy we got to share your special day with you and wish you many years of happiness!
Jennifer and Miguel’s relationship started out at Scripps Green Hospital were they worked together. Who would have thought we would all be celebrating their union in beautiful Napa Valley, California years later. I’d describe their wedding as a perfect blend of the casual and the elegant, with a killer band to boot. The ceremony was touching and very personal, Jennifer’s brother was selected to do the nuptials and did an outstanding job. There were a lot of unique details such as fantastic dishes prepared onsite by Touche Mobile Chefs. The food was prepared in a traditional South American style barbecue with empanadas and Choripan appetizers. If that was not enough, there was also wonderful Korean dishes provided by Roll Pop. I can’t even begin to describe the incredible people that we were surrounded by for this wedding. Jennifer and Miguel had family and friends join them from Korea, Massachusetts and Texas. One thing is for sure, they have some of the best family and friends anybody could ask for! We are so happy we got to share your special day with you and wish you many years of happiness!
Marlene and Devin were married this fall in Southern California. They got ready at the Hotel Maya in Long Beach, and then had their ceremony at Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Habra. Then the reception was held later on at the Hotel Maya. We had beautiful sunshine all day then later on a cool clear night. I have been excited to post this wedding because of the color and richness of the setting, as well as to show off a great looking couple. The coordination was handled flawlessly by Melissa Rizk and her crew at Boutique Event Planning. Congratulations on your new lives together as husband and wife! Thanks for having us be there.
Valerie and Anton tied the knot on a beautiful fall day. I’m sure they had both been anxiously awaiting to say “I do” as they have been together for a few years now. All of the days festivities took place at the Fenyes Estate. The building is a historic two-acre estate complex located in Pasadena along what was once known as “Millionaire’s Row”. The Pasadena Museum of History maintains the century-old estate. We started the day with a first look, then it was off to Old Town Pasadena for some cool urban styled photos. We got some great shots of the newlyweds in some of Pasadena’s coolest spots. The ceremony was touching and very personal. Anton’s older brother flew all the way in from Australia to perform the ceremony. Other personal touches were included in the reception as Anton serenaded his new bride. The coordination was handled flawlessly by Mellisa Rizk at boutique event planning. It was simply a pleasure documenting their day!
This is coverage from of Darriana and Blake’s amazing wedding. This was a bit quieter day, more laid back and took place back at Blake’s parents’ home in Rancho Cucamonga. Guest arrived at the house were soon greeted by a elegantly appointed home that has been miraculously converted into a beautiful wedding venue.The ceremony was touching and very personal. Darriana’s brother-in -law, performed the ceremony. After the ceremony guest moved on to the pool area were a mermaid played cocktail hour host to all onlookers. During dinner friends and family were treated to a fabulous course of braised beef short ribs, Moroccan baked chicken, creamy shallot potatoes and the chef’s legendary Brussels sprouts. Darriana and Blake and their guests then enjoyed the reception seated beneath the beautiful foothills dancing into the night. Coordination was handled beautifully by Melissa at Boutique Event Planning, and the flowers were spectacular and prepared by Flower Duet.
Marie and Nathan were married at one of the most romantic, historic venues nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains. Padua Hills theatre in Claremont, California is one of the most beautiful locations in Southern California. Surrounded by family and friends the ceremony was original and very personal. We wrapped up the reception at an outstanding Italian restaurant where the wine was flowing and everyone enjoyed the flavors of Italy. Buon appetite!
Darriana and Blake told me that they really loved this engagement session that I did and wanted a location with the same rustic charm. That’s how we ended up at Bonelli Park in San Dimas. Bonelli Park has rolling hills, a beautiful lake, great hiking trails and cool wooded areas where we could just get lost. I’m very thankful to the guys for their patience, readiness for physical exercise (hiking) and all the cool extra clothing they brought to make their engagement shoot really special. Looking forward to the wedding!
This recent engagement session was done at Knapp’s Castle. However, Knapp’s Castle is not much of a castle anymore. Knapp’s Castle is a landmark ruined mansion in the Santa Ynez Mountains near Santa Barbara, California. This is an awesome place to take photographs, located in the Los Padres National Forest, the ridge-top site has a panoramic view of Lake Cachuma and the Santa Ynez Valley. It maybe a little hard to find, but once you get there the walk is short and not very difficult. We spent a couple hours there getting some great shots with the ruins and an a cool old swing that could be a little problematic to maneuver but once we got the hang of it the photos came together smoothly.
Kristine and Christopher were married at the historic and very cool Motte Museum in Menifee one of the most unique locations in California. Barn weddings have never been more popular and the Motte Museum is full of the rustic country charm that brides love. Surrounded by their family and friends the ceremony was touching and very personal. Kristine and Christopher and their guests then enjoyed the reception seated under the barn roof filled with beautiful classic cars from every decade.