September 22nd, 2014
This family has spent more time in front of my camera than any other. There was their engagement, one of my favorites ever. And their super romantic wedding at Lake Oak Meadows. Remember when TJ was a little one, ohhh, two years ago? Well, this little group has grown by one, so they’re back! Brooke is so teeny tiny and just the sweetest. And TJ, ohhh TJ. It took some work to get him to like me, but I think I did it and I adore that little boy.
Document all of these stages for my clients is such a treat for me. Watching them grow, seeing me and my work grow… it’s something so special and I am forever grateful to you all for allowing me to do it. Thanks guys
Hilary, Brian, TJ & Brooke – It was such an absolute pleasure! I am so happy to see you all again, and so happy to document this growing family! You four are so great! So many congratulations!
Tags: Baby · Children · Family
September 18th, 2014
It’s very rare that I don’t really get to know a bride & groom until their wedding day. I’d met Kristina briefly at her sisters’ wedding a few years ago at The Langham, and was absolutely honored when they booked me over the phone. That feeling of trust is so good! I was nervous, because, I’m usually nervous, but even more so that I didn’t know Kristina & Casey. My goal is always to photograph a couple in their most natural interaction with each other. I was nervous I wouldn’t really know what that was, because I didn’t know them. I was silly. These two are so lovely and made my work so easy. Because they are head over heels in love with each other and it shines out of their faces.
They were married at Saint Monicas Catholic Church, which is so lovely! And a reception at Casa del Mar, even lovelier! The light there, it is something to write home about. The weather was amazing, the room was incredible and the entire event was amazing. Thanks so much to these amazing folks… DNT Events, My Wedding Blooms, The Butter End, Sweet & Saucy Shop & Pacific Events!
Kristina & Casey: You two are fantastic. They day was amazing and I am so happy to have documented it for you. I hope that your honeymoon is treating you well… so many congratulations!
September 6th, 2014
Ohhh, these two. Erin & Brian are two of the most down to Earth, fun and genuine people I know. Their engagement session was one of my favorites this year and I knew that the wedding would be even more spectacular. I was correct! There are no two people that were more relaxed, or seemed to enjoy their wedding day more than these two. It made for a relaxed day, full of laughter and so much heart. Looking back over these images, makes me so happy… it was one of those days that makes me so happy to do what I do.
Erin & Brian – Thank you for such a lovely day! You two make my job so much fun and I absolutely loved documenting your wedding day. I hope you’re having the loveliest honeymoon! Congratulations!
Getting Ready: Four Seasons Westlake Village, Venue: Calamigos Ranch, Coordinator: You & Me Events, Makeup: Kacee Geoffroy, Florist: Kate Baker Floral Design, DJ: Red Shoe LA, Lighting: Pacific Event Lighting, Desserts: Vanilla Bake Shop
August 26th, 2014
August 25th, 2014
It is always a pleasure to see my work featured on other blogs, and Style Me Pretty is just the prettiest one in all the land. Today they featured Michelle & Bryans lovely wedding day at Maravilla Gardens! You can see the feature here, and more from their perfect day here.
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Tags: Featured · Wedding
August 22nd, 2014
Tags: Baby · Children · Family
August 20th, 2014
Tags: Children · Family
August 19th, 2014
This super adorable family travelled all the way from France to shoot a lovely session with me on this fantastic little beach. Ha, I kid! But they did travel all the way from France for a lovely three weeks in the SoCal sun and some friend time with the always adorable Buccolas (whose family session is coming up)! I was so happy to meet them and so thrilled that they decided to do their family session here. I think that doing these sessions when you’re on vacation, when you’re super relaxed, when there’s nothing else on the agenda, it’s always good! Such a great way to document a fantastic vacation and a growing family!
Charles & Edouard (who turned 1 the day of our session!) are so adorable, so well-behaved and so funny! Charles was a perfect model and Edouard gave me a run for my money! But those eyes… such great eyes! I had such a wonderful time with these sweet little family and am so thrilled with our images. We got some beautiful light on the beach, and then finished up with a birthday cake smash and a glass of rosé (clearly, these are my people!)
Alex, Thibaut, Charles & Edouard – Thank you so much for such a fabulous afternoon! I hope that the rest of your vacation is going so well and that you’re enjoying all of the sun! Perhaps, next time, we meet up on your side of the pond!
Tags: Baby · Children · Family
August 5th, 2014
July 10th, 2014
Karin and I go way back. Way back. She’s been a bridesmaid in not one, but two weddings I shot over the past few years. (Melissa & Brook and Alli & Matt… it was so great to see you all!) She was always one the liveliest and most fun bridesmaids, always making my job so much fun. But last week she was my bride and it was so amazing to get to know her! She’s even more lively, even more fun and even more beautiful than I’d thought. And Doug got to marry her. These two, they are such lucky ones.
Karin & Doug met at work… he was her boss. I can only imagine how that all got started, but I’m so happy that it did. Karin & Doug are absolutely wonderful together, they make a great couple and their wedding day was nothing short of perfection. The were married under the trees at The Temecula Creek Inn, such a beautiful venue. Her brother officiated one of the most heartfelt ceremonies I’ve ever documented. It was sweet and funny and seemed a perfect representation of Karin & Doug as a couple. Each detail was impeccable, little treats everywhere you looked. But more than that, the warm and amazing welcome from every guests made me feel like we were attending an intimate gathering of the closest family & friends. It was truly a lovely day, and I’m so happy to have been a part of it!
Karin & Doug – I hope that the Maldives are treating you well and that you each have a delicious cocktail in hand. So many congratulations on a beautiful wedding and best wishes for the happiest of marriages. I am so happy for you both!
Venue: Temecula Creek Inn / Coordinator: At Your Door Events / Videographer: Forrey Films / Florist: Flowers, Etc / Hair & Makeup: Beach Bridal / DJ: Vox DJ / Cake: Cakes to Celebrate / Photobooth: Drunken Pixel