Archive for March, 2011

{ melody + caleb | picnic engagement }

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Melody and Caleb brought along the most lovely picnic for their engagement session! I also fell in love with Melody’s bike, which she rides around her hometown of Big Bear, looking for cute vintage finds like some of the ones they gathered below!

Melody & Caleb are so sweet and in love, and just light up around each other – so excited for their wedding this June {also super excited to work with the amazing Esther of My Bride Story!}

{ joann + donald | langham wedding }

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

A little bit of rain was no match for this amazing day! As it always seems to do, the sky cleared up just long enough for us to shoot some portraits in the lovely courtyard outside. And when the rain did come down, we found we were presented with the entire stunning interior of the Langham as our backup backdrop. The real point of this all though {as you can see below} is that Joann & Donald’s smiles could light up even the darkest stormiest of days :) I feel so blessed to have gotten to know such a sweet and fun-loving couple, who truly glow in each other’s presence.

The wedding was coordinated by Ada and her amazing team at Fresh Events – these girls seriously always ensure a beautiful affair and a perfect flow to the day. Also loved working again with Jason of 11H Entertainment, he creates quite the awesome party!

Love this shot of the guys captured by Mary!

{ kat + ryan | santa monica engagement }

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Kat & Ryan’s session consisted of a wonderful morning stroll along Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica. I loved the casual urban vibe of it all and the little color-filled spots we found along the way. And — although this may sound wacky to say for such a cloudy day — I am utterly head over heels for the light in all of these. So soft and smooth and pretty, and allowing us to shoot in every direction our hearts desired! It started sprinkling right at the end of the session, but Kat & Ryan persevered in the name of good photos saying, “let’s keep shooting a little more”, because they are LE AWESOME.

Completely beside myself with excitement for their wedding at Inn of the Seventh Ray (read: one of my favorite venues IN THE HISTORY OF VENUES) this fall!