A cool California day filled with laughter and happiness from the beginning to the end, marked Emilee and Bryan’s wedding. There were a lot of unique details such as Bryan wearing his grandparent’s photo attached to his vest with a pin. Also, Emilee for a nice touch attached her grandparent’s photo to her bridal bouquet. Emilee has such a beautiful smile, she was glowing all day long! Mountain Meadows is an awesome venue and we fantastic surrounds for the photos. After Emilee and Bryan exchanged their vows we did some fun wedding party photos and went to our favorite spot to get some beautiful late afternoon shots. Emilee and Bryan, we are so happy we got to share your special day with you and wish you many years of happiness!
Diana and Sergio tied the knot at the historic and beautiful Heritage Park. The park is kind of a hidden gem but believe it or not it has been around since the late 1800’s. The city of Santa Fe Springs have restored the buildings and grounds of the old elegant ranch which provided an excellent backdrop for the day. Surrounded by their family and friends the ceremony was touching and very personal. Nestled under the trees Diana and Sergio exchanged their vows. Of course there were tons of personal touches like a trio singing a wonderful rendition of a classic Elvis tune for their first dance. Later on their guests enjoyed the reception seated under the trees and dancing into the night. The flowers were spectacular and prepared by Magnolia’s Floral Design.
What a perfect day for a backyard wedding! Actually the wedding of Kelley and Jared was held on the beach in Corona Del Mar, California but the beautiful reception was back in Costa Mesa at their home. We stared the day in Costa Mesa for getting ready shots and right after that our wonderful spontaneous bride decided that it awesome to go for a jump in a bounce house that was setting up across the street for a birthday party. Of course she was right! The photos from the bounce house were indeed awesome! We soon may our way down to the beach for the ceremony. Our biggest challenge that day was the bright beach sun but we found a way to minimize the brightness to get some great shots. Then it was off to their home for the reception. Kelley and Jared’s friend Kim and Sarah from the Love Riot handled all the coordinating, table decor, place cards, and lots of wonderful personal touches. Congratulations on your new lives together as husband and wife! Thanks for having us be there.
A warm fall day filled with laughter and happiness from the beginning to the end, marked Alessandra and Tom’s wedding. One thing is for sure, these two have some of the best family and friends anybody could ask for! Alessandra and Tom’s wedding took place on the campus of Occidental College in Eagle Rock California. One of Occidental College’s most notable attendees include former US President Barack Obama. The campus is filled with awesome spots for photographer’s to take advantage of and that’s exactly what we did. Here are a few of the highlights from the day.
What better place to have an engagement session then the happiest place on earth. Jessica and Jason have bonded over their love for all-things Disney and even dressed up with Mickey ears and shoes for this awesome shoot. We hit several of the cool spots in Disneyland and finished off the day in California Adventure. Thank you again to Jessica and Jason for this incredible engagement session. I’m so excited to celebrate your wedding coming soon!
Nicole and Robert are huge film buffs, so it would make sense if they decided that their big day should be centered around what they have a true affinity for and that’s classic movies. After searching around it was plain to see that no venue could pull off Nicole and Robert’s true love for film better than the Fox Event Center in Redlands, California. The Fox was built in 1927. Celebrities from Hollywood and people from miles around would come to see Vaudeville shows as well as some of the great silent movies of the time. Nicole and Robert’s ceremony as well as the reception was held at The Fox. The reception started with the introductions, followed by the first dance and then gradually transformed into a full blown party. Overall, the entire day was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed being there! I have to say that I had so much fun doing this wedding and hope to see these guys very soon.
Since the grand opening of the Walt Disney concert hall back in 2003 it has been a mainstay for photographer’s of all kind. The stainless steel exterior forms, which were in fact inspired by world renowned designer Frank Gehry’s love of sailing, have now become iconic. Located in downtown Los Angeles the building has become an awesome backdrop for wedding and engagement photos. I have been excited to post this session because of the color and richness of the setting, as well as to show off Genesis and Shibli’s beautiful portraits. It was a little tricky photographing the Shiny, polished-metal buildings because they’re highly reflective and can generate a substantial amount of heat. Our bride and groom were real troopers and hung in there for what turned out to be an awesome shoot. Congratulations on your new lives together as husband and wife! Thanks for having us be there.
One of the most unique places in Southern California is the tower at Victoria Beach. Who says that you can’t find any castles in California. This spot captivates visitors and have them wondering why it’s even there. The structure was built in 1926, at the same time as the Norman House on the cliff above, the 60-foot-tall concrete tower with a stone foundation has been a Laguna Beach icon for many years. It’s no wonder why so many Southern California photographers flock to this beautiful spot. Monique and Austin are huge beach fans so this location for their engagement session was just what the doctor ordered for them.
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!