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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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{ out of office // japan }

April 7th, 2014

There was one time I was at a gathering at a friend’s house and there was this guy there, a friend of the friend, who I had only met in passing and maybe only exchanged a couple words with up until that point. I noticed at this party though that he was wearing a somewhat obscure shirt – it was labeled “Zushi Beach”, which is a beach in Japan close to my grandmother’s house. I remember thinking that awfully random and explicitly blurting out, “WHY ARE YOU WEARING THAT SHIRT?” to which he of course cleverly replied “um, because it’s my shirt?”

The important thing about this story is not how awkward Adrienne is at starting conversations or forming reasonable questions, but that that one shirt started an entire conversation about Japan, about how I visited almost yearly, about how despite not being Japanese he’s been 5 times, about climbing Mount Fuji (AKA MORDOR, DON’T DO IT, IT’S AWFUL), about different cities there, about travel in general, about lots of things two people have in common that they had no idea about.

And now two years later, this boy {who has since been promoted to boyfriend} and I are going to visit this place that is special for each of us separately, for the first time together. We will be visiting my family in Yokohama, and the plan is to head south and end up in Fukuoka, eating ramen & okonomiyaki & katsu & sushi & 7-11 & Dennys (IF YOU KNOW YOU KNOW) on the way. I am crossing my fingers that the cherry blossoms are still in bloom (anyone in Tokyo care to confirm?) and planning on posting our adventures all over instagram, so be sure to follow along!

I’ll be doing my best to check email but will be back in the office on 4/22 and will definitely return all correspondence then. Thank you for your understanding!


{gunma, japan // 2006 }

{ erin + brandon // orange county engagement }

March 31st, 2014

Erin and Brandon’s dating relationship has truly stood the test of time – they’re going on 17 years! I’ve known them both for maybe half of that time and truth be told, their relationship really does seem to get sweeter each year. There is of course this calm understanding and deep-rooted love that comes from their years together & practically growing up with someone, but I also find that everytime I see them, there is a playfulness in their relationship that never seems to go away. They share an amazing sense of humor and constantly are making each other laugh, and their engagement session was filled with these moments (which made my job so easy! :)

I also adored the simple props they brought along – a bouquet of wildflowers and those amazing vintage chairs that I adequately obsessed over. Can’t wait for their wedding this June!

{ lina + jeff // los angeles beach engagement }

March 24th, 2014

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a lovely weekend. It was a bit of a doozy for me – photographed a beautiful wedding and engagement shoot, but all while battling a nasty cold :T Have been willing it away with hot tea and Airborne (I swear by that stuff!), and editing this breath-of-fresh-air engagement session in the meantime :) We planned to do photos just at a park and the beach, but then those sailboats & calm turquoise waters caught my eye on the way to the sand and I’m so so thankful Lina and Jeff were up for shooting by them since they’re some of my favorite images from the session! :) Also, could you tell I was a bit obsessed with her pop of color dress? It complimented the beachy background perfectly!

Lina and Jeff are just as sweet and fun as these photos suggest and I’m so excited for their wedding {and to get to work with the wonderful Sassy Girl Weddings} come August!