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Dennis + Marissa: Long Beach Wedding

December 14th, 2013

I was honored to be part of Dennis + Marissa’s gorgeous Long Beach wedding! I was recommended to them by the wonderful Sara of At Your Door Events. These two had been waiting a long time to put on the wedding of their dreams, and it was completely worth the wait! They put a lot [...]


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I was honored to be part of Dennis + Marissa’s gorgeous Long Beach wedding! I was recommended to them by the wonderful Sara of At Your Door Events. These two had been waiting a long time to put on the wedding of their dreams, and it was completely worth the wait! They put a lot of thought into both the flow and the details of their day, and it was simply beautiful to see them together as husband and wife! Enjoy!

Wedding Planner: At Your Door Events
Ceremony: Wayfarers Chapel
Reception: The Grand
Florist: Romance Etc
Videography: Vnext Media
Hair and Makeup: Kelly Zhang
Cake: Rossmoor Pastries
Candy Display: Two’s A Party
Rentals: Glow Concepts
Stationary: Paper Crew
Photo Booth: Splendid Photo Booth
Entertainment: DJ Tempoe

 

Dennis + Marissa got ready in separate locations as they would be seeing each other for the first time as Marissa walked down the aisle!long-beach-wedding-dmwed_02dmwed_03dmwed_04dmwed_05dmwed_06dmwed_07

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Wayfarers Chapel is absolutely gorgeous!

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We had about 20 minutes of sunlight after the ceremony to get pictures of the two of them – they really rocked it!
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Sara and her team did an amazing job setting up the reception! The Grand looked amazing!
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They had a very touching first dance to Adele’s “Make You Feel My Love.”

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Congratulations, Dennis + Marissa!
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Claire + Michael: Wiens Family Cellars Wedding

November 8th, 2013

Prepare yourself for some gushing here! Claire is a friend of mine, and I was completely honored when she asked me to shoot her wedding.  There is always a little extra pressure when it comes to photography with family and friends – but also extra joy, you know what I mean? Claire + Michael’s engagement [...]


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Prepare yourself for some gushing here! Claire is a friend of mine, and I was completely honored when she asked me to shoot her wedding.  There is always a little extra pressure when it comes to photography with family and friends – but also extra joy, you know what I mean? Claire + Michael’s engagement session was so much fun, and their Wiens Family Cellars wedding was absolutely beautiful. I don’t think there was a person attending that wasn’t deeply touched by their love and devotion for one another. The entire day was such a perfect reflection of their two lives coming together, with the people who were most important to them. I also LOVED shooting at Wiens Family Cellars! There’s no shortage of wineries in Temecula, but their barrel reception room in particular is such a unique backdrop to a reception – not to mention Claire + Michael’s shared love of wine! Enjoy!

Ceremony + Reception: Wiens Family Cellars
Florist: RSVP Events
String Trio: Ocdamia Strings
Hair and Makeup: Charmed Beauty

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I loved the globe guest book – such a cool idea!

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As I mentioned before – how cool is this barrel room?

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Congratulations, Claire + Michael!

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Association of Bridal Consultants Coto De Caza Event

October 6th, 2013

I was very honored when Kerri Hatter of LVL Events asked me to photograph the Association of Bridal Consultants September meeting.  I really enjoy networking, and there is no better setting than Coto De Caza! We treat these networking events as mini-weddings, and there is a team of vendors involved to showcase the venue as well as [...]


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I was very honored when Kerri Hatter of LVL Events asked me to photograph the Association of Bridal Consultants September meeting.  I really enjoy networking, and there is no better setting than Coto De Caza! We treat these networking events as mini-weddings, and there is a team of vendors involved to showcase the venue as well as their expertise. Enjoy!

Venue: Coto de Caza Golf & Raquet Club
Rentals: Fusion Linens
DJ: Steve Burdick Events
Cakes: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Ice Sculpture: Carving Ice
Paper Goods: Paper Plane Paperie
Videography: The Emotion Picture Studio
Ceremony Florals: Flowers Etc.
Reception Florals: Designs By Tricia
Live Music: Chris Wooley
Speaker: Mike Agresti, LTSP CPA

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Alex + Juan: Rancho Cucamonga Wedding

October 5th, 2013

Alex + Juan had a beautiful Rancho Cucamonga wedding last month that I was honored to capture! Not only did they have a beautiful Catholic mass with involvement from their family, but they also had a fun and festive wedding reception that featured both a band AND a mariachi band! The whole day was a [...]


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Alex + Juan had a beautiful Rancho Cucamonga wedding last month that I was honored to capture! Not only did they have a beautiful Catholic mass with involvement from their family, but they also had a fun and festive wedding reception that featured both a band AND a mariachi band! The whole day was a testament to how much these two are loved. Enjoy!

Ceremony: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Reception: Goldy S. Lewis Community Center
Mariachi: Mariachi Aguascalientes
Band: Sonora Tropical
DJ: DJ Professional
Cake: Sugarbelle Cake Shoppe

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Stacy + Kevin: Arroyo Trabuco Wedding

September 26th, 2013

Oh man, I really could not love this couple any more! Meeting with prospective clients is always a little nerve-wracking, for all parties! I just felt like I instantly clicked with these two, who were actually referrals from Cindy + Keith. Their engagement session was a blast, and I was very excited for their Arroyo [...]


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Oh man, I really could not love this couple any more! Meeting with prospective clients is always a little nerve-wracking, for all parties! I just felt like I instantly clicked with these two, who were actually referrals from Cindy + Keith. Their engagement session was a blast, and I was very excited for their Arroyo Trabuco wedding! My favorite thing about their wedding day was both how laid-back and happy they were. These two are one of those couples I barely have to tell what to do during portraits – they just look and interact with each other with such love!

Venue: Arroyo Trabuco Country Club
Florist: Designs by Marina
Photobooth: Honored Occasions
DJ: KSDJ
Lighting: De-Lighted!
Cupcakes: Kupcakespot

Stacy’s gorgeous dress!

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How FANTASTIC are her shoes! I just loved how colorful these were!

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I just HAD to include this shot :) My amazing second shooter, John Dinh, took it while I was with the ladies, so I didn’t even know it existed until I downloaded my cards. It made perfect sense, because all the guys walked into the ceremony to the Star Wars’ “Imperial March.” Ha ha!

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I had just a few minutes with Stacy + Kevin after their formals – the light was beautiful!skimg_27skimg_17skimg_18skimg_19

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Katie + Michael: Green Gables Estate Wedding

June 14th, 2013

What an amazing time Katie + Michael’s Green Gables Estate wedding was! I had so much fun at their engagement session that I should have known their wedding would be just as fabulous :) These two were absolutely smitten with each other throughout the day – during our portrait time, I just had to tell [...]


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What an amazing time Katie + Michael’s Green Gables Estate wedding was! I had so much fun at their engagement session that I should have known their wedding would be just as fabulous :) These two were absolutely smitten with each other throughout the day – during our portrait time, I just had to tell them to look at each other and all the love came pouring out!  It was also wonderful to see them surrounded by family and friends as they committed themselves to one another.

Ceremony: St. Martha Catholic Church
Reception: Green Gables Estate
DJ: Music & More
Florals: Love & Blossoms

They both got ready at Michael’s parents’ house, just rooms apart from one another.

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We then headed off for the ceremony! This was Katie’s family church and the ceremony was very touching.

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Their reception was at Green Gables Estate in San Marcos. I’ve shot here before when it was Old Richland Schoolhouse, and the venue is wonderful! They’ve added some more features since I last shot here, and it was so fun to wander around the grounds with Katie + Michael.kmwed_29

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OC Brides at Crevier Classic Cars

May 23rd, 2013

Last night I went to the OC Brides networking event at Crevier Classic Cars. As outgoing as I can seem at times, networking makes me nervous! But the fact is everyone is there to meet other people so it ended up being a lot of fun! I really loved the venue and wished I had [...]


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Last night I went to the OC Brides networking event at Crevier Classic Cars. As outgoing as I can seem at times, networking makes me nervous! But the fact is everyone is there to meet other people so it ended up being a lot of fun!

I really loved the venue and wished I had brought my wide-angle lens to get some room shots. The event was held in the middle of the room, surrounded by classic cars. I can’t imagine this wouldn’t be a guy-approved reception venue! :)

There were lots of vendors with food and table set-ups. Erin at Events Taylor Made runs a coordinating and rental business. Back when I was a bride, I think the only options I found for renting reception decor were limited to linens and chairs. There were entire table set-ups that could be rented! I was very impressed with these. Although some of them were very pretty, as a classic rock fan, I loved the ingenuity of their rock-n-roll themed table best!

This tablescape was gorgeous – I feel like it would be perfect for a beach themed wedding!

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This table actually had rock-n-roll themed magazine pages lining the top. Plates were clear with a vinyl album as the placement. Cool!IMG_7175 IMG_7174 IMG_7144

 

I LOVED  Memory Lane Events’ table. It looked so clean and modern! There’s a reason I’m not in event planning – I’d never think of anything as cool as using nuts and bolts as decor!

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Yummy eats from Love At First Bite!

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Far and away, though, the coolest thing I saw there was this car cake by Amazing Cake Creations! Wow!

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Amanda + Matt: Temecula Wedding

April 6th, 2013

I had the honor of second shooting with Brent Stanley a few weeks ago at the beautiful Ponte Winery in Temecula.  March is a beautiful time of year to have a wedding in Temecula; the day often starts out hot but cools nicely in time for the ceremony. You couldn’t ask for a better backdrop [...]


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I had the honor of second shooting with Brent Stanley a few weeks ago at the beautiful Ponte Winery in Temecula.  March is a beautiful time of year to have a wedding in Temecula; the day often starts out hot but cools nicely in time for the ceremony. You couldn’t ask for a better backdrop for the wedding! The winery was in the backdrop of Amanda + Matt’s ceremony, surrounded by fields of flowers. There was a lot of personal effort Amanda + Matt went to on their wedding day to make it uniquely them; from custom programs to unique ceremony elements and even an Instagram hashtag they asked guests to use throughout the night! Enjoy!

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am_img09am_img01 Their ceremony was lovely! It featured an Irish binding ceremony where Amanda and Matt tied their hands together to symbolize their new life.

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