Archive for June, 2010

{ Kay + Brenn | Newport Beach Engagement }

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

I met with Kay & Brenn at the Balboa Fun Zone for their engagement session. It was an overcast day, and as much as I love shooting in the golden sun, I was so excited about the soft creamy light & the dreamy feel it lent to the session :) We finished up among the rocky cliffs of Corona del Mar – please insert mad applause here for Kay & Brenn and their fearless hike over the treacherous terrain. (They were much more sure-footed than their photographer, but then again she manages to trip on 100% FLAT GROUND.)

July’s going to be a doozy of a month for weddings, and Kay & Brenn’s day will be the perfect way to wrap it all up! Can’t wait for their beautifulMission Inn wedding!

{ Suzanne + Robert | Middle Ranch Wedding }

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

A long tree-lined road opened up to the beautiful Middle Ranch lodge. In a spacious & warmly decorated room, Suzanne, the beautiful bride, bustled about with an excited smile upon her face. A smile that only grew wider as she slipped on her dress, and wider still as she walked through the trees to meet her groom, and perhaps widest when he turned and they saw each other for the first time that day.

Suzanne & Robert both spent the day with the biggest ear-to-ear grins, accompanied by a smattering of sweet teary moments and laughter. The day was overflowing with such joyous emotion and there were more than a few times where I found myself fervently blinking back tears behind the lens…

In the touching toasts during the reception everyone shared stories of Suzanne & Robert’s kindness, and even in the short period of time we’ve gotten to know them, I know every single one of those stories is true. They treated us with such graciousness and warmth the entire day, and I left feeling as if we had made two wonderful friends!

Before we dive into the photos, I’d just like to mention how madly in love I am with the bright eclectic color scheme Suzanne chose! This use of color was extended to the prettiest pair of shoes…

I was head over heels for the colorful bouquets, a fantastic mix of textures and tones, incorporating berries and succulents alike. Flora by Fauna did an amazing job bringing Suzanne’s vision to life!

Loved their fun first dance, you could seriously tell they were having an awesome time! Many thanks to Jason Henson of 11H Entertainment for providing the tunes – we’ve worked with him before and he wows us everytime with his awesome DJ/MCing skills!

Venue: Middle Ranch, Lake View Terrace, CA
Florals: Flora by Fauna
DJ: Jason Henson of 11H Entertainment
Coordinator: Melvin Santiago

{ Jill + Jamar | Los Angeles Engagement }

Monday, June 21st, 2010

I so loved everything about this session – the foresty location (the woods! I love shooting in the woods!), Jill & Jamar’s stylish outfit choices, the sweet lace parasol they brought along… and of course, the fact that they are so cute together & so very much in love. I was completely head over heels for the ethereal vibe of it all. After shooting around the woods(!) we headed on down to the beach where we traded in the parasol for Jamar’s trusty surfboard, for some more shots against the last golden bits of light.

Jill & Jamar are such a kind & laidback couple and spending the afternoon chatting and laughing with them made me even more excited for their wedding this fall! It’s going to be at a studio backlot which pretty much automatically gives it 10,000 points of awesome :)