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Hello + welcome!

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I am a wedding photographer based in Los Angeles, California and available for travel worldwide. Here you can find some of my work and a glimpse into my life! In addition to blogging about weddings, you'll find snippets of my daily life and favorite things - bike rides, tea breaks, Etsy finds, and seeking out new places to eat/shop/explore in this exciting city I call home :)

Feel free to browse around - you can also view more by visiting my portfolio at adriennegunde.com. Thank you and have a lovely day!

♥ Adrienne
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{ clara // portraits }

June 25th, 2015

Clara initially contacted me for professional headshots, and I was so excited when I asked if she preferred something against a backdrop in the studio or an outdoor more organic setting, and she chose the latter. We headed to one of my favorite pretty nature spots and after getting some of the more standard shots, she happily let me get a bit more creative and I so love how these images came out. I remembered after this session the importance of “just because” portraits – it’s wonderful to celebrate milestone occasions with a portrait session, but there’s a beauty in capturing just the in-between pieces of this particular time in your life. Just simple beautiful portraits celebrating you.

Clara is such a beauty inside and out and we had so much fun a this session! If a “just because” session is something you’d be interested in, please feel free to reach out to me here!

{ stone fruit + strawberry crumble // a recipe post }

June 9th, 2015

If you know me at all (or follow along on my instagram) it’s no big secret that I love food. I’ve always had a real passion for it – I base my trip itineraries around what I want to eat in that city, I’m always keeping an eye out for new restaurants, I get a little too excited about large pizzas and Double-Doubles, and just generally enjoy the whole experience of trying new things and dining with good company. I’ve recently had the opportunity to do a few food related shoots and to combine my love for food with my love for photography has been such an exciting thing!

This is one such shoot – I had the opportunity to collaborate with The Little Black Coffee Cup and it was so much fun! I first met Ashley (who runs the beautiful blog) while shooting my client-turned-friend Jackie’s wedding {I’m sure you remember that dreamy day!} and have loved following along on her coffee adventures ever since. She has a lovely series called #ThingsThatGoWithCoffee, and we worked together to document this stone fruit + strawberry crumble, which is just perfect for summer! We enjoyed the crumble with a scoop of vanilla coconut milk ice cream and a cup of this coffee from Stone Temple Roasters and it was delicious (taste testing is definitely an added bonus of shooting food!)

You can find the recipe below. Head over to The Little Black Coffee Cup to see more, including a little interview Ashley kindly did of me. Happy baking!

This recipe serves 4 in individual soufflé dishes. To prepare your crumble in an 8 x 8 pan, simply double the recipe and cook it in the oven at the same temperature (350 degrees) for an extra 10 -15 minutes.

Ingredients:

1 cup sliced peaches
1 cup sliced nectarines
1/2 cup sliced strawberries

1 cup Quick Cooking Oats (gluten free if necessary)
1/2 cup Almond Meal Flour
1/4 cup sliced Almonds
3 tbsp Pumpkin Seeds
1 tbsp Sunflower Seeds
pinch of salt

5 tbsp Maple Syrup
3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Juice of 1/4 of a lemon

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Thinly slice peaches, nectarines and strawberries. Evenly distribute the sliced fruit between your small soufflé dishes.
3. Combine oats, almond meal, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and salt together in a medium bowl.
4. In a small bowl mix together maple syrup, olive oil, and vanilla.
5. Add the wet ingredients to the oat mixture, and stir with your hands until thoroughly incorporated. Squeeze lemon into the crumble and continue mixing until little clumps start to form.
6. Top your fruit with the crumble mixture (Note: for a prettier looking dish, be modest with the topping and leave some of the fruit exposed).
7. Place soufflé dishes onto a baking sheet or into a larger pan and bake them in the oven for 30-35 minutes.
8. Enjoy!

This recipe was inspired by Oh She Glows & Minimalist Baker

{ jamie + greg // beach wedding }

May 31st, 2015

Let me tell you something about the kinds of couples I work with. They’re the kind that pick lovely venues that so perfectly fit their personalities, like a little historic library by the sea. They’re the kind that when it’s chilly and ridiculously windy out, choose to still walk down to the sand to do more portraits, laughing and smiling every step of the way. They’re the kind that at the end of the night, when all the guests are packed on the dance floor, take a moment to dance quietly in each other arms, looking at one another like it’s the first time they’ve ever met eyes, and are the only ones in the room. They’re like Jamie and Greg, and to work with couples like them is seriously a blessing.

Special thanks to Tealight Weddings for coordinating the day perfectly. Hope you enjoy this peek into this intimate seaside wedding!