Posts Tagged theme

Sarah and Sam’s Book Themed Engagement

Where do I begin to describe these two… Let me start by a phone call from Sarah. Sweet Sarah, as I call her now. She reached out to get some pricing for her wedding day, care of Patti’s referral from Sherman Gardens in Corona Del Mar. It wasn’t more than a couple minutes into the […]

Family Fun in Big Bear

A Message to Finn: Dear Finn, I met your Mom right around the time she bumped into your Dad at a concert. So like you, I’ve never known them to be apart. As their love evolved I was then asked to photograph their wedding day. You know the big book full of pictures with your […]

Family Matters, A Very Special One

I don’t usually post the same location for a blog back to back, you’ll see I just used this “enchanted forest” recently however this one turned out so different that it’s worth sharing as well. Of course the content, styling, location, right time of day, props, they all come together to make a photograph that […]

Rita’s Dream-Come-True Birthday Bash

I have such a special place in my heart for Rita and Michael. I know I shouldn’t play favorites, but I can’t help myself when these two were one of my very first clients when I branched out to start my own business over 16 years ago. They took a chance on me and I’ll […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Birthday Girl!

I’ve got quite the soft spot for Miss Kennedy. I was there the day she was born and met her within 2 hours of her entrance to the world! Long story short, I was there, all pre-planned and on call, to photograph the actual birth, but thanks to an emergency C section I got pushed […]

Family Heritage Theme for the Mendoza’s

I met Amber and Alejandro before they tied the knot over 7 years ago, having the true honor of photographing their wedding day. Since then I’ve seen them have two beautiful children, capturing both the pregnancy and newborn milestones. And now here we are all these years later with Vicki at 2 years and Gabby […]

A Citrus Grove Wonderland

I love locations that make people scratch their heads as to where it could be! For Jen and JS this Irvine citrus grove might as well be far, far away in a place with sprawling land. It’s simply dreamy. This is also the debut of my brand new blue velvet prop chairs too. I collect […]

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 […]

Nature Decorated this Idyllwild Wedding

One spring morning I woke up to a voicemail from a man named Will, the father of a bride requesting information. With a friendly voice and a recommendation from a previous client I immediately returned his call to learn more. As he began to describe the wedding plans so far, he stated the date was […]

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

First thing in the morning I check my email to find a girl named Theresa reaching out to know if I am available on April 16, 2016 and what kind of deposit I’d need to reserve the date… that was fun! I had no idea where she found me but it was clear that she […]

Family Fun Day at Disneyland

There’s still a magic to waking up in the morning and thinking “I’m going to Disneyland today” even if it’s to go shooting. It’s that same feeling from being a kid, knowing that you’re going to a place where it’s entire purpose is to feel joy, play, laugh and escape reality for a while. I […]

Lara + Chris celebrate at Anaheim White House

Lara had me intrigued from her bubbly personality via email.  She found me off the preferred vendor list at one of my favorite restaurants, The White House.  By the time we actually met in person I knew we were going to have a lot of fun chatting together.  I am already biased because the food […]

Disneyland Day- Fairytale Engagement Sesh

How I came to do this shoot is a great story… I photographed Tryg’s wedding over 10 years ago in Seattle.  In fact he’s still featured on my destination wedding page of my website!  And of course with him being two states away it was harder to stay in touch, especially considering there was no […]

Red Horse Barn hosts Kelly and Cody’s country wedding

What a super fun day!  Kelly and Cody prove you can stay within a budget yet still create so many fun detail and decor items to enchant your guests.  The theme was country chic and they did not disappoint!  Cowboy boots on the bride and all bridesmaids were a fun touch, mason jars hanging with […]

A country girl finds her cowboy

It’s so much fun when I have a definite theme to work within.  Kelly and Cody are such a cute couple, and their whole wedding scheme will be a country vibe.  Everything from their venue, The Red Horse Barn, to her license plate (a derivative of cowgirl) speaks volumes of their lifestyle.  I knew this […]

Concept Family Shoot

The Alfaro family have been in my life since 1993… Yes, that’s 20 years folks!  I actually photographed Jim and Stephanie’s wedding before I ever did weddings.  I was still chasing the fashion industry, building model portfolios for young talent and “testing” (that’s the term for borrowing signed talent from their agencies for creative shoots […]

The Glory of Fall

We all love the beachy, laid back vibe of Southern California.  A lot of that adoration is due to the sunny days with some smattering of raindrops a few times a year.  However our trade off for this is the experience of the seasons.  I’ll often have clients who are looking for a fall theme […]