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We had decided to get married.  Again.  Do something totally different than our first wedding…  Bright Colors in an exposed brick walled loft.  I’d get to wear my dress again.  We’d have a big party! 

But the coordinator never showed up.

And the florist never showed up.

Somehow there were buckets of flowers everywhere… in a chaotic mess.

And bunches of flowers in beakers.

And there was no music.  Or linens. 

The guests just stared at me in my gown.

And I started crying hysterically.

Then I woke up.

I thought the wedding nightmares would end after the wedding!  Apparently I was sorely mistaken. I sat straight up like they do in the movies thankfully realizing that it was just a dream. I hated the wedding nightmares!  I felt so helpless as I was chased down the street in my gown by a homeless man while Chris rode a Ferris wheel while make out with some girl he’d just met!

Perhaps I should relax a bit.   ๐Ÿ™‚

I am kind of obsessed with enormous photographs… the bigger, the better.  So, I set out to find the best enormous gallery wrap I could find to offer my amazizng clients.  And I found a fantastic one  ๐Ÿ™‚

I had a sample made so I could ensure absolute and utter enormous fantasticness.  Also figured I would finally get one of OUR wedding photographs on the wall.  (You know how the cobblers’ children have no shoes…)

Photo Credit: Rob Holley


Let me know if you want one too ๐Ÿ™‚


You know those couples that exude love.  The ones that beam when they see each other.  The ones that giddily walk on air when they are together.  The ones that know they were made for each other.  You know, the ones that you want to be. 

Katie and Scott are that couple.  And four years after being set up they tied the knot at Eucalyptus Lane. It was a stunning affair at a beautiful location with amazing details.  Katie looked spectacular and Scott was quite dashing.  And they were both glowing.  Glowing with excitement and happiness and pride. 

Katie & Scott – I am absolutely beyond ecstatic for you.  Congratulations and thank you so much for inviting me to play a part of this fantastic day! 

On to the eye candy!

Katie’s dress was AMAZING… and I may have commandeered someone to help me hang it on multiple very tall trees/doors/chandeliers.

All of the flowers were done by Katie’s future Sister-in-Law and they were amazing!  Peonies in November!  It may help that Jen is part of SR Hogue & Company  ๐Ÿ™‚

Pastor G officiated the marriage. Katie & Scott have a beautiful relationship with him and it really showed throughout the ceremony.  I caught a quick moment before walking down the aisle as he prayed with Katie.

The curious bride takes a sneak peak of the ceremony site.

Katie may be the happiest bride I’ve ever met!

… she was seriously excited to be married to Scott!


I LOVED the cake topper created by Melissa & Danielle over at Bling Divas.  I may also have a mild addiction to Etsy.

A HUGE thank you to Terry Hanson of LA Event for helping me out with this shot.  I knew exactly what I wanted, but it was completely dark by the time I was ready to shoot it.  Terry played lighting director and I was able to snap it!

The next bride  ๐Ÿ™‚


Christie was my very first model of the day.  How absolutely STUNNING is she?!  Christie is bubbly and silly and made me laugh the entire time I was shooting her.  She could snap between silly, sexy and seductive within milliseconds.  And Chris tested her… with his ridiculous remarks and crazy humor.  She sparred with him like no one I’ve ever seen.  Christie is one of those people that just makes you happy.  One of those people that you want to have in your life to make you a better person.

And she was absolutely glowing thanks to my favorite make-up lady Annie.  That’s where we first met, she was in Annie’s chair when I walked over to say hi.  She was adorable and I knew I wanted to shoot her. (I’ve got to think of a better term for photographing people… I think guns whenever I read that.)


Chris made so much fun of me when I asked Christie to get in the suitcase.  And she may have looked at me sideways.  But you know what… I.Love.This.Shot.SOOOO.Much.

Christie – Thank you so much for being so beautiful… inside and out.  You were an absolute joy to photograph!