Archive for the weddings Category

Surf and Sand Wedding- Allyson and Shadow

This is a good one… I met Allyson at Niguel Hills Jr High when we were a mere 12 years old. As we entered Dana Hills High School I was immersed in photography, Ally landed a spot on the yearbook staff too. Not to brag, but our school was known for always winning #1 nationally […]

Destination Wedding- An enchanting evening in Sonoma

Every wedding has it own special qualities. Sometimes it’s the location itself, sometimes it’s the couple who are simply too cute, every once in a while it’s even just the gaggle of guests that can lift the entire room. This one had it all! Michelle’s parents actually live in Sonoma, therefore it wasn’t much of […]

Lia & Tyson’s Big Fat Greek Wedding!

What a super fun couple and a ridiculously fun day! Lia found me thanks to her coordinator, Marla Lackey of Cheers to You Events (seek her out, she is phenomenal) One afternoon sit down with her cute Mother and smiling Greek cousin in town and Lia and I had her package all settled. As they […]

Leslie and John’s Magical Disney Destination Wedding

Leslie and John found me thanks to a very dear client/friend. I knew before I met them that they’d be an amazing couple based on their friendship with such a wonderful woman who sent them my way (thanks again Ana!) We sat down together one afternoon and with a blink of an eye 2 hours […]

Surprise Wedding at Monarch Beach Resort!

Sometimes the phone rings, and it’s not a telemarketer or a solicitor but a super cool, hip, woman who is searching for the perfect photographer for her big surprise wedding. Surprise wedding you ask? Well, when you’re a jet setting, career driven couple enjoying life sometimes you simply omit the whole structure of “suppose to […]

Dane + Angela a Hyatt Huntington Beach Wedding

Dane and Angela came to me thanks to the awesome referral from the one ‘n only Wendy Dahl of Chic Productions. She’s been in the business about as long as me (which is bragging rights for us!) and anyone who hires her seems to be a direct fit for me too. These two did not […]

Ana + Steve, La Casa del Camino Laguna Beach Wedding

This is truly a special one… I love a good love story, in fact I thrive on them. Without being too intrusive I always hope that couples will share their journey to the alter with me and encourage the conversation. Ana and Steve are so warm and welcoming that she offered it up during their […]

Mariners Church + Balboa Inn host Gina & Dan’s Day

Gina and Dan are so full of life… From the moment she first contacted me until I said goodnight she is like the energizer bunny and her man keeps up! Hence they really wanted their wedding to reflect their fun and lively personalities. Yet they also wanted the celebration of their love and commitment to […]

Chad + Meghan’s Big Reception Bash

Thanks to the lovely referral from Wendy Dahl of Chic Productions I was able to meet this darling, sweet, cool, fun couple. I truly could go on and on about them… I’m so grateful to Wendy for introducing us! Throughout the entire process they’ve been nothing short of a pleasure to work with and get […]

Kelly + Christian, Nixon Library and Gardens

I always love working at The Nixon… it’s got such an array of backdrops that make the day so fun for me. Big, beautiful trees, flowers and garden but also great architecture and history. I catch myself having to pick and choose where I go and what I use with my couples because there are […]

Santa Ana Court House + Orange Hills = Perfection for Kristin & Edward

Some people who hear “Courthouse Wedding” think fast, cheap, not nearly as eventful… but it can actually be intimate, historic, old fashioned and very sweet. Especially in the case of Kristin who is a government official and Edward who is in government law. It felt like an extension of who they are and how they […]

Brooke + Phillip Make it Official in Del Mar

Where do I begin with this darling woman? I am positive we are kindred spirits after getting to know Brooke. Before I dive into their story, I must thank Rita and Michael Purcell from the bottom of my heart for introducing us and referring me for their wedding day. I’ve known the Purcell’s for about […]

Theresa + Pete Hit a Home Run

I love themed weddings, even when it’s a subject matter I know nothing about. Baseball isn’t my strong suit, but I can appreciate the passion that Theresa and Pete have for the game. And they did a TON of cute tie-ins to their love for the great American past time. Everything from their tables being […]

From a Different Perspective, Jamie + Kody’s Dreamy Day

This is such an interesting one to share… I rarely “second shoot” (where the main photographer hires you in to shoot candidly as a second perspective of photos to merge with theirs). Back in the late 90’s that was how I got my start, shooting for other photographers as their side-kick documenting from an outside, […]

Taryn + Matthew Make it Official at Marbella

What a great story… These two went through high school together, had their first kiss on her Birthday in Mammoth (a girl after my own heart) and have been a couple ever since. The up’s and down’s of 9 years of life have surely proved that they can stand the test of time. It’s very […]

Kelly + Dalton Rancho Solano Golf Club

I love these two… I know I’m biased because she’s my cousin, but they make me so proud to call them family. As we went through the process together it only affirmed my hunch that family CAN do business together and with a deeper appreciation and respect as a result. Unfortunately I didn’t get the […]

Hillary “Ty’s the Knot” at The Casino San Clemente

I’ve known the Gerhard girls since about 2009 when her sister found me for her wedding. All three are the most bubbly, fun and sweet young ladies anyone could be lucky enough to know! Theres’s something so incredibly rewarding about photographing more than one family member’s wedding day… Seeing these huge milestones transpire that mean […]

Magic Mammoth Wedding for Steve + Serena

Steve has been a close friend of my brother’s for many years. We’ve brushed shoulders at parties, had some fun snowboard days, even my pup Leroy (who’s afraid of everyone) likes to sit in his lap! So once I heard that he found the one I was immediately invested in photographing it all. Then it […]

San Francisco City Hall Destination for Nicole + Vic

Where do I begin with this one… As I woke up in my beautiful hotel suite the morning of November 21st in San Francisco I took a deep, deep breath. I thought back to how I met Nicole back in 2008 when I first began doing shoots for Skechers. She handled all the booking portion […]

Suzanne + Lowell’s Love Story Wedding

Every time I photograph at the lovely Sherman Library and Gardens in Corona Del Mar it’s worthy of showing off. The location boasts a swirling array of flora and fauna that makes for a slam-dunk for wedding photography. However this particular wedding is much more about the story. Once I learned of Suzanne and Lowell’s […]