Archive for March, 2012

{ amy + konrad | beverly hills wedding photos }

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Last spring, I had the fortune of photographing a beautiful courthouse wedding in Beverly Hills, and immediately fell in love with documenting sweet intimate ceremonies like that. I secretly hoped that more would come my way, and happily this year had not one but two(!) couples stumble across my blog & contact me who were also getting married there. The kicker? It turns out both inquiries were for the same exact same date! Luckily their ceremony times worked out perfectly so that I was able to photograph both, as well as a collection of pretty portraits afterwards. The Beverly Hills Courthouse is located in the most picturesque little neighborhood, so there are all kinds of cute parks and patches of greenery just steps away from the courthouse doors!

I’m excited to share photos from both ceremonies with you, but we’ll start with Amy & Konrad. Konrad currently lives in LA, but literally everyone else flew into the city for this wedding. Amy from Florida, her parents from New York, his parents from Australia! The small room at the courthouse was full of bustling energy and so so much joy. So thankful that Amy’s mother found me online from across the country & I was able to be a part of this special day!

{ liv + greg | santa monica engagement photos }

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Another beautiful engagement session at home – always one of my favorite kinds. I was so excited when I pulled up to their Santa Monica apartment as it was the most lovely and historic one on the whole block. And they had a backyard! A rare & much coveted addition to west LA apartments and townhomes :) We did some cozy shots inside with books & chocolate-chip-cookie-making before strolling around their yard, and then headed down to the beach to finish up.

And I can’t finish up this post without throwing out a mention about crazy cute their cat was. I am a cat person {THERE, I SAID IT, IT’S ALL OUT THERE ON THE INTERNET} and am on a perptual worldwide mission to prove that cats make just as fun & loving companions as their canine counterparts. Liv & Greg’s cat should be the face of my campaign as he was SO full of personality – he ran up to me the second I walked in, desperately wanted to be in all the photos, and as we shot outside along the back and side of the house, he followed us from the inside, meowing from whatever window was closest. TOO CUTE.

{ cynthia + tim | orange county wedding photos}

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Could you guess where this wedding took place while scrolling through the photos? A pretty mountain lodge? A cozy crafstman-style resort? Would you guess it was at the happiest place on earth? :)

Tim & Cynthia were married at the stunning Grand Californian hotel, part of the Disneyland resort in Orange County. Disneyland is one of my favorite places with its brightness, youthful atmosphere, bustling energy (and churros, THE CHURROS) – and I loved that the Grand Californian was able to maintain this spirit but in a way that is also elegant, relaxed, and beautifully classy. We had some ridiculously soft & lovely light to work with, and I love the portraits we were able to get around the grounds. So blessed to be a part of this wonderful day!