Alexis + Oscar May 21st, 2017, Eden Gardens.

In this exotic, magical hidden gem of a venue, Alexis and Oscar said their vows surrounded by romantic fountains, twinkling lights and even some wild peacocks! The real magic and glow that spilled from these walls, though, was the love and adoration that never left this couples eyes every time they looked at each other (which was all night). We couldn’t be more happy for this wonderful pair. Congrats Alexis and Oscar!

 

Alexis and Oscar15Alexis and Oscar1Alexis and Oscar18Alexis and Oscar12Alexis and Oscar6Alexis and Oscar10Alexis and Oscar14Alexis and Oscar13

 

Breanna + Jeffrey, Mountain Meadows Golf Course, May 28th, 2017

The moment these two locked eyes on the aisle, Mountain Meadows lit up with the magic of their love. We were so honored to be apart of this special day for Breanna and Jeffrey. The two said their vows in front of a majestic view of the mountains and celebrated with the warm surroundings of their loved ones under twinkling lights right before lighting the dance floor on fire for the rest of the evening. Congrats Breanna and Jeffrey!

 

Breanna and Jeffrey8Breanna and Jeffrey6Breanna and Jeffrey5Breanna and Jeffrey1Breanna and Jeffrey9Breanna and Jeffrey10Breanna and Jeffrey4Breanna and Jeffrey7Breanna and Jeffrey3

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!

 

Mary and Eli4Mary and Eli3Mary and Eli9Mary and Eli6Mary and Eli11Mary and Eli8Mary and Eli1Mary and Eli13Mary and Eli14

Dominique and Roderick, March 17th, 2017, Cal State Long Beach Japanese Gardens.

Dominique and Roderick made their vows over the sweet lull of trickling water ponds, and celebrated into the night under the magic of the stars. Cal State Long Beach’s Japanese Garden was a beautiful, hidden gem and a perfect accent of romance to light up the day for this wonderful couple. The two were completely absorbed in the magic of their day and the light of their love. We wish you two the best in your new life together!

 

Mel and Ike Wedding-213Mel and Ike Wedding-208Mel and Ike Wedding-206Mel and Ike Wedding-205Mel and Ike Wedding-197Mel and Ike Wedding-194

Details, Details, Details!

A wedding can be a great production. So many little things must come together in order for this incredible event to take off. From the big purchases like the bridal gown, to the intricate little pieces that make the whole day sparkle with magic. Pinterest has really become a hot spot for the clever and inventive DIY decorations that have been popping up at many weddings. Here are a few of the details we’ve come across and fell in love with ourselves.

 

Tonee & Chad Wedding - 385Tonee & Chad Wedding - 383Tonee & Chad Wedding - 380Tonee & Chad Wedding - 378Tonee & Chad Wedding - 375Jillian and Rich Wedding - 15Jillian and Rich Wedding - 14Jillian and Rich Wedding - 13

Maria + Guillermo, April 29th, 2017, Knollwood Country Club

Maria and Guillermo were one of those couples that were an absolute delight to work with. Their laughter and love was infectious to all of those around them, and seeing the way they just looked at each other was something inspiring. I have no doubt these two have a bright and loving forever to look forward to. Congrats Maria and Guillermo, we wish you the very best!

Maria and Guillermo-8Maria and Guillermo-13Maria and Guillermo-7Maria and Guillermo-2Maria and Guillermo-10Maria and Guillermo-6Maria and Guillermo-4Maria and Guillermo-1Maria and Guillermo-9

Tanya + Patrick, MGM in Glendale, April 23rd, 2017

It’s always so special to be apart of someone’s big day, when those someones are also people you know, it is an extra honor. We were elated to capture this incredible day for Tanya and Patrick. The two giggled and smiled their way all the way from their first look to the magical end of their evening, which was filled with the bright energy of their love and kindness. We couldn’t be more happy for these two and wish them the best in their new life together!

 

Tanya and Patrick - 3Tanya and Patrick - 8Tanya and Patrick - 4Tanya and Patrick - 9Tanya and Patrick - 2Tanya and Patrick - 1Tanya and Patrick - 5Tanya and Patrick - 7

 

 

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!

 

Proposal portraits - 1Proposal portraits - 12Proposal portraits - 7Proposal portraits - 13Proposal portraits - 15Proposal portraits - 10Proposal portraits - 19

Allison + John, Rancho Cucamonga, April, 1st, 2017

Amid the epic, rolling hills of Rancho Cucamonga, I was fortunate enough to spend an evening celebrating Allison and John on their special day. They said their vows over the sunset of Rancho’s Central Park, and danced their way into an evening filled with magic and laughter. Their special cocktail hour even featured blackjack and poker tables! I was so happy to be apart of such a fun evening with two beautiful people. Congrats, Allison and John!

 

Allison and John Sample - 2Allison and John Sample - 1Allison and John Sample - 7Allison and John Sample - 3Allison and John Sample - 5Allison and John Sample - 6Allison and John Sample - 4Allison and John Sample - 8

Melak + Ikana, February 19th, 2017, Palladio Banquet Hall

It is always such an honor to be invited to join in the way different cultures celebrate marriage. We were thrilled to be apart of this for Melak and Ikana’s Ethiopian reception. These two celebrated their union at the luxurious and decadent Palladio Banquet Hall in Glendale. The couple were as surrounded by love as they were by vibrant colors and jovial laughter that echoed across the room. We are so happy for these two, and wish them the best in their new life together!

Mel and Ike-4Mel and Ike-2Mel and Ike-1Mel and Ike-3Mel and Ike-6melike-1