Posts Tagged weddings

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 […]

Soon to be… Mr and Mrs Eleopoulos-Petersen

One of my all time favorite wedding coordinators to work with is Marla Lackey of Cheers to You Events. When she sends me a client, I already have high expectations of them being a cool couple, fun to be around and their wedding will be a big deal… Lia and Tyson did not disappoint. She’s […]

Update on Life!

Ok, how in the world is it already February? I realized I have not posted a blog in an embarrassing amount of time. Yes, this isn’t the time of year where I am doing a lot of shoots… and all this rain hasn’t helped with that either. But other than sharing & showing fun shoots […]

Brandi + Chelsea’s Beachy Destination Wedding

These two are such a fun couple. I’m so lucky that the talented wedding planner, Kelli Gazich (aka Kelli WithanEye) referred them to me. Because Southern California was to be their destination wedding spot I could initially only chat with them on the phone. However by the time we discussed their needs, did up a […]

Melissa and Corey- Westin South Coast Plaza

Melissa and Corey are the kind of couple anyone would work with over and over again.  From our first meeting where they were kind, thoughtful and gentle with what they were looking for to the wedding day itself where they continued to be gracious and calm amongst the big family trees, these two are a […]

New Year, new look!

If you’re reading this then hopefully you accessed my blog from my brand new website.  However if you keep this link tabbed, you gotta go check out As you may have realized, my previous website wasn’t accessible though tablets or smart phones deeming me useless to all who search and utilize devices beyond their […]

Rebecca and Harrison- Talega Golf Club Wedding

I had such a good feeling that we’d get along great when I first sat down with Rebecca and Harrison.  And they continued to prove me right throughout the entire process.  Everything from planning and executing their engagement session to finalizing the wedding plans they were so warm and welcoming.  The wedding day was nothing […]

Brittany and Eric’s Big Day!

Another slam dunk for Talega Golf Club!  The day was elegant, progressed seamlessly and was filled with joy and happiness.  And Brittany has a smile and laugh that could light up any room, let alone the beautiful ballroom at Talega.  She’s so fun to be around, nothing but positive energy surrounds her.  When I first […]

Mr and Mrs Ward’s Surf and Sand Soirée

Us photogs are always drawn to showing off the huge weddings with all the bells and whistles… it’s so important to also share the intimate, darling, smaller ones too.  Wendy and Brian had but 6 guests for their special day and it couldn’t have been more beautiful.  I love that they still thought to utilize […]

Shina and Eric – Bella Collina, San Clemente

Normally I like to create a collage of my favorites to post as a blog, but this time I am far too antsy to wait.  I am pulling and posting straight images to share some ‘best of’ asap for Shina and Eric.  The day went by so quickly staying very closely to a concise timeline, […]

Beachy So Cal Style Engagement

Brandon and Jenny are so easy to hang out with!  From their first meeting when they hired me through the engagement sesh I continue to enjoy getting to know them more and more.  Jenny, an aspiring nurse, is very sweet and kind.  She’s the perfect personality to be helping others!  Brandon, who is in the […]

Jessica and Josh -Nixon Library

I am always ready to rumble for a wedding at Nixon Library!  Working with the fabulous Ashley Powell of Agape Planning (she really is the bees knees) the gardens, the beautiful ornate ballroom… all big draws to inspire me.  Jess and Josh mixed in many Jewish traditions to make their wedding day both special to […]

Philip and Letty in Amore

Such a happy couple… such a perfectly flawless day… This is actually a GREAT story of how I came to photograph Phil & Letty’s big day.  It started back in 2002 when I first met the groom.  Man, was it a super “special” first impression.  My very first titanium Apple laptop took a complete digger […]

Kristen and Jay- A Nixon Library Soiree

I’d posted a raving blog of this couple back when I photographed their engagement session months ago.  And not a drop of my perspective has waivered.  They are still one of the nicest, coolest, sweetest people I have had the pleasure to work with in a long time.  Both come from really kind and warm […]

Floral, Details, Decor OH MY!

I am honored to have been the photographer for Shawni Hartman of Shawn Eden Floral Designs’ wedding day.  Truly.  Being in the business as long as she has she knows a schlew of photographers, so to be one of the lucky vendors was a privilege. She’s not only a huge talent at floral and decor […]