Archive for May, 2010

{ Brittney + Joey | San Diego Wedding }

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Brittney and Joey held a super sweet celebration earlier this month. It was wonderfully relaxed, laidback and full of so much joy – as I was sorting through the photos, I realized how brightly Brittney and Joey were beaming in! Brittney & Joey shared an emotion-filled First Look which gave us lots of time for fun bridal party and family photos before the ceremony, and enabled us to focus on romantics of the two of them afterwards (among the prettiest smattering of bougainvillea flowers, my favorite!)

The day unfolded beautifully and finished with a sparkler exit at the end of the night and a surprise Brittney’s brother put together for them – a classic Bentley, rented for a stylish getaway!

So cute & clever how the little flower girls had wands instead of a basket or flowers… such a unique idea and they loved their “magic wands”!

Brittney & Joey have 7 brother between them, all of which they included in the bridal party. Love this shot of Brittney & the guys:

{ Central Park }

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Just a sneak peek from the New York wedding we photographed last week…

I’ve been to NYC a couple times when I was younger, but for some reason on this trip especially, I found myself awestruck by all the fantastic greenery around the city. Gorgeous breezy trees even on the busiest streets & most urban areas, shady parks & plazas around every turn, and of course the stunning spectacle that is Central Park. I didn’t quite comprehend just how ginormous Central Park was peering at it on Google Maps, and completely thought oh, we can TOTALLY walk from one end to the other, and then of course was super glad they put the MET in the middle so crazy tourists can stop and rethink their stroll-the-length-of-Central-Park plans. I am still wrapping my head around just how much is going on in the park and how such a huge green oasis exists in the middle of the busiest city in the country. I SO so wish we had something like this in LA, so I could head over with a good book every day, to read on a bench or sunny lawn or shady nook, and still always have another lovely corner to explore.

This photo is shot in just a tiny little piece of the park – the sun-speckled, tree-lined walkway felt very “New York” to me :)

{ Kim + Danny | Prado Wedding }

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

We’re back from New York and I’ve been playing a mad game of catch up the past couple days! I have tons of photos to share from both the dreamy Central Park wedding & our own adventures around the city, but in the meantime, I’m super excited to share this lovely April wedding!

I first met with Kim & Danny on a summery evening last July, a meeting that turned into a 3-hour long conversation about their wedding, travels, food (sushi!), and beautiful relationship. There were points in our meeting where I almost teared up hearing their stories – of overcoming obstacles & hardships together, of their favorite memories – they unmistakably share one of the strongest and most unbreakable loves I’ve witnessed. I walked away afterwards SO excited to work with them and immediately proceeded to call Scott to gush about our meeting & the fantastic couple I had just gotten to know :)

Their spring wedding was elegant, romantic, & full of love, and the rustic Prado in Balboa Park was the perfect backdrop. Special thanks to Alicia of Bellini Events for flawlessly coordinating the day!

Kim is such a classic beauty…

I loved the bright flowers each bridesmaid wore in her hair…

… as well as their plethora of amazing red shoes!! If I could have one of each in my closet, I would be a happy gal :)