I love documenting weddings because it can be such an intimate experience. I get to know strangers in a way that only their closest friends and family get to know them. It’s like a little pop in to their lives on one of their most spectacular days. It’s an honor and a privilege, one I don’t take lightly.
Rochelle & Andrews day could not have been more perfect. We had the most incredible weather (and for a day in August, that can always be a gamble!). We had the most photogenic and accommodating people (and with a group as big as theirs, it can always be tough). And we had the absolute loveliest couple you could ask for (and so so so lovely on the inside too!)
It was just an incredible day and I’m so happy to have been a part of it!
Rochelle & Andrew – thank you for trusting me with your wedding day. It was such a pleasure and I couldn’t be happier for the two of you! You are the loveliest people and I hope for you the loveliest of marriages. Congratulations!
Layne Kula / San Gabriel Country Club / Dart DJ / Avalon Group Studios / TrumpetBird / Kelly Zhang Studio / Figueroa Florist
A couple that relaxes on their wedding day is the best kind of couple. They know and understand that the magic of the day is in the gathering of their people as they embark on a new adventure. And Anna & Anton seemed to know this oh so well! It was, quite possibly, the most relaxed wedding day I’ve ever shot. The ceremony was heartwarming and beautiful. The reception, at my favorite A.O.C. was simple and chic in every way. The middle of the day even included a lunch break and a change in to lounging clothes! But my favorite part, the toasts. They were eloquent and heartfelt, and I learned so much about these two smart, kind & incredible individuals. They are going to have the loveliest life together.
Anna & Anton – so many congratulations to you both! I had such a wonderful day and couldn’t be happier for you and this new chapter of your lives. Congratulations!
A baby shower that feels like a swanky afternoon lunch is my favorite kind of baby shower. And this one couldn’t have been more perfect! I absolutely love this sweet shower that was featured on Inspired by This a few weeks ago. It was sophisticated and sweet, a perfect afternoon out for the adults with some sweet touches for the little ones.
Any couple that chooses a Cinco de Mayo wedding date is definitely going to be a fun couple. I knew it would be colorful and festive and the margaritas would be flowing. But it was beyond that. It was full of love and joy and the most gorgeous venue. Colleen & Irvin did not disappoint! It was a grey day in Carlsbad, but it only made all of the festive colors pop even more. Leo Carrillo Ranch was the most amazing backdrop, a place full of perfect little nooks, all the bougainvillea and so many peacocks! It was absolutely fun and heartfelt and perfect in every single way.
Colleen & Irvin – Thank you so much for having me. It was the most wonderful day and I couldn’t be happier for the two of you. Congratulations!
I know it’s so hard to get in front of the camera. The outfits, the tantrums, the general feeling of “WHAT ARE WE DOING!?”. Getting my own family session done is no easy feat. But it’s worth it, I promise. Not only to have photos of your incredible kids, but having photos of your kids WITH you! There are so many reasons not to, so many reasons to wait, and I totally get it. But these days aren’t going to wait and these kids aren’t going to wait. The days are going to move too quickly and the kids are going to grow before our very eyes. So, we do it and we do it now. I promise it’s worth it.
So, I’m offering mini sessions for Mother’s Day! A time to get your little family in front of a camera for a sweet session. I’ll be shooting them in a natural light studio in Downtown LA on May 13. Sessions will be 20 minutes long and you’ll receive a digital download of the images. The session fee is $275. I have a few spots available, so if you want to snag one for your wife/mom/friend/sister/cousin/self shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org.