Mary + Eli, Santa Monica Pier, May 14th, 2017

Over the cliffs and through the sandy beach of beautiful, windswept Santa Monica, Mary and Eli laughed and danced and kissed their way around it all. We had a beautifully bright and colorful session with these two and can’t wait for their RAINBOW themed wedding in March! Though these two are already colored with so much joy and love, we can’t wait to see what magic they bring to their big day!

 

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The Griffith Observatory, a proposal…

It’s always fun to step away and do something a little different, and especially fun when you get to capture the scene of the proposal! This lovely couple flew all of the from Vancouver, Canada to have a special trip together. What she didn’t know? He was planning on making it extra special. The Griffith Observatory, she told me through happy tears, was her favorite place on earth, and he now made it even more special. Congrats Jovan and Gabrit! Thank you for inviting me into such a special moment!

 

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Lauren and Justin, January 28th, 2017, First Congregational Church

Our first wedding of the year! We were so humbled to kick off our year with such a great start and honored to work with Lauren and Justin. This wonderfully sweet couple made their vows at the stunning First Congregational Church in Los Angeles, followed by their joyous celebration. The evening was filled with all of the overwhelming love, joy and, of course, all the dancing, newly weds should have to start their new life together. It feels good to get back behind the camera! We are so happy for you Lauren and Justin!

 

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Looking Glass: A reflection on 2016

Happy New Years, readers! As we embark on a new year with new or refreshed goals, we thought we would take a moment to reflect on such a wonderful and successful year. We were so honored to work with so many wonderful brides and grooms, and can only hope we are just as surrounded with warmth and love this coming year. Have a wonderful 2017, everyone.

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Esmeralda and Ricardo, December 2nd, 2016, The Cheesecake Factory

As we get ready to ring in the New Year, we can’t say goodbye without bidding adieu with our final wedding of the season. Esmeralda and Ricardo celebrated this bright and warm Christmas season with a perfectly beautiful, and intimate little celebration. Not many would see the Cheesecake Factory as a wedding venue, but this beloved family restaurant actually has lovely banquet halls for such events. We were so honored to be a fly on the wall at this special occasion for such a loving and kind couple. Congratulations Esmeralda and Ricardo! And Happy New Year to all of our wonderful readers! We wish you all the best 2017 has to offer!

 

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Stephanie and John,Grace Simmons Lodge, Nov 5th, 2016

Stephanie and John’s wedding was illuminated with golden rays and the soothing sounds of rushing water in the background of the Grace Simmons Lodge. This unique and intimate wedding was filled with flowers, laughter, sunlight and love as Stephanie and John said their “I do’s”. Following these two around, it was hard not to feel the joy that glowed from them both as their hands never separated and eyes could barely stay off each other. We were so honored to be apart of this special event and wish Stephanie and John the best!

 

 

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Laura and Garrett October 1st, 2016, Solstice Canyon

Just when we thought we’d covered all the great locations for engagement and romantic sessions, So.cal proves us wrong! Solstice Canyon provided the most beautiful, sun sparkled walk for Laura and Garrett’s engagement session. We wandered along and I barely even needed to prompt these two to do anything as they provided all their own sweet smiles and little kisses on cue. It couldn’t have been a more perfectly golden, Fall afternoon for this incredible shoot. We can’t wait to shoot there again and we definitely can’t wait to celebrate this amazing couple next June!

 

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Jennifer and Anthony – Engagement Session – Huntington Beach, CA

We had a great engagement portrait session with Jennifer and Anthony, who will be getting married next June. They both made a fun and relaxed couple who were very easy to work with always put a smile on each others face. We shot around the Huntington Beach Pier and next to the Huntington Beach Hyatt bridge. A beautiful sunset with a beautiful couple!

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