Archive for July, 2010

{ Meenah + Shaobo | Beach Picnic Engagement }

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Meenah & Shaobo live in Norcal and booked me after a meeting on Skype, so I was super excited to meet them in person for the first time at their engagement session! For their session, they suggested a sweet seaside beach picnic, complete with lots of pops of color and fun beachy activities. I’ve seen picnic engagement sessions before but never on a beach – I love the summery casual feel the sand & the sea lent to this session!

They drove down to LA with a car full of colorful candies (confetti-inspired shots galore!), bubbles, sodas, and two of the loveliest fabric kites I had ever seen, handcrafted beautifully by Meenah. They didn’t quite fly, but with the general selection of Batman/pirate/the Hulk-themed kites out there, this was an excellent decision of form over function :)

I loved this fun summertime session & am SO excited for their beautiful vineyard wedding this fall!

{ Jenny + Jerry | Los Angeles Wedding }

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Jenny & Jerry had the loveliest yellow-hued wedding last month! June gloom kindly stepped aside for a sunny day that matched the vibrant color palette they chose for the wedding. The whole occasion had a warm relaxed feel that perfectly ushered in summer!

I looooved working with the team of vendors they put together – the day was beautifully coordinated by Ryann of Hustle and Bustle Events, the lush florals were designed by LV Florals, and stunning video was captured by Joe of Today’s the Day Weddings {I always love working with Joe, he’s a great videographer and his unobtrusive style meshes so well with ours!}

Jenny looked gorgeous in her lace gown, which she had altered to a beautiful custom design of her liking…

Love the sweet sachets of lavender they gave as favors & the lovebird cake topper! The amazing cake was created by Jeseca Creations.

For the reception, Jenny changed into THE most amazing dress – I love the soft green color & whimsical feel!

Near the end of the reception, Jerry surprised Jenny with a sweet rendition of “Wonderful Tonight” that he had been practicing on the guitar. It was such a heartfelt moment:

{ Angela + Fong | Venice Engagement }

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

For Angela & Fong’s engagement session, we started off at the Venice canals. The canals are on the west side, practically in my backyard, and as much as I’ve always wanted to visit them, I somehow never had until their session. It’s pretty random when you stumble across them, you’re driving along, on what appears to be an ordinary road in an ordinary neighborhood, and BAM! Water where streets should be. The whole area was sunny & refreshing & quaint and I loved photographing them along the canals and the little alleyways between them. We rounded out our Venice session by heading down to Abbot Kinney for some colorful shots and finished up at the beach.

Angela & Fong are the sweetest couple {and as you’ll see below, pretty darn ridiculously good looking} – I can’t wait for their wedding at the Turnip Rose this fall!