Archive for June, 2011

{ pat + eugene | nixon library wedding }

Monday, June 13th, 2011

You may remember Pat & Eugene from their super sweet engagement session last year? I’m so excited to now share their beautiful wedding with you as well! It took place on a lovely Sunday afternoon at the Nixon Library last month and was full of the most elegant details and tons of special moments – including a surprise song performed by Eugene {with the help of his sure-footed groomsmen} for Pat :)

A big thank you to this amazing couple for allowing me to tag along and capture these moments – as well as to my dear friend Lydia for introducing me to them! And also for sharing these images on her blog, Ever Ours! :) Be sure to visit her blog for more, including a video(!) of Eugene’s performance of the year (his voice is seriously amazing/Michael Buble ain’t got nothing on him)!

I believe my jaw hit the floor when I walked into this room. I find I’m often a fan of outdoor receptions compared to ballrooms, but this is seriously one of the prettiest ballrooms I’ve ever laid eyes upon. So elegant & classy, and even more amazing when adorned with peonies…

And the song!

{ sara + tri | downtown los angeles engagement }

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

This session makes my heart so so happy. Brightly-patterned skirts, a pretty bouquet, tall buildings, open fields, a fantastic couple – all shot in this city I love so much. I’ve been going on some photo adventures recently shooting personal work (on film!), and I feel like it’s given me a newfound adoration for LA. Because it has a bad rap sometimes doesn’t it? Urban sprawl, crowded, superficial, trafficky…. But if you care to really explore and see – it’s full of the most amazing little locations.

We started in downtown, rode Angel’s Flight, strolled through Angel’s Knoll Park {500 Days of Summer!}, frolicked by fountains, then finished in a sunlit field in Griffith Park, where the most awesome vintage motorcycle was awaiting us (thanks to Tri’s brother!)

Sara & Tri are fun-loving, laidback, adventurous, and I loved exploring with them! And if for any reason LA has not yet won over your heart, I hope these photos help change your mind…

{ tiffany + allen | camping day-after session }

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Thank you so much to Style Me Pretty for featuring this session! You can check out the full post here!

I’ve been excitedly awaiting the moment I could share this shoot with you! I adore day-after sessions as they are such a wonderful way to get more (and different! fun! fresh!) photos in your wedding attire, without the time constraints of a wedding day.

And then when you throw all these colorful little props into the mix and theme it up a bit? An already-awesome idea becomes even awesomer, and your photographer starts making up words to describe how this session is WAY MORE THAN AWESOME. Tiffany & Allen wanted to base their session around a vintagey camping theme since they enjoy the outdoors, and the stuff they pulled together seriously blew my mind. Tiffany’s father loves dropping by yard sales and antique stores and picking up random finds, so almost everything (including the amazing birdhouse!) were things she found around her parents’ home. I love it!