Archive for January, 2014

{ susan + david // jones victorian estate wedding }

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

I spent the first weekend of the year shooting my first wedding to the year, and it was a beauty. Susan and I knew of each other both growing up in Torrance (seriously one degree of separation in that city you guys, the Torrance connection is no joke!) and she was also a bridesmaid in a wedding I photographed a few years ago. It was such an honor when she came to me asking me to be the photographer for her own special day :) They were married at the Jones Victorian Estate – a sweet venue tucked away in a quiet neighborhood in Orange. The wedding was the perfect blend of casual elegance… Susan has killer style to boot, and put together whimsical details that tied so well into the venue and reflected their wintertime wedding – painted window panes, glittery table numbers, and baby’s breath galore!

It was the perfect way to kick off 2014 and I’m so excited for many more beautiful weddings in the coming months! Speaking of which, I’m looking to book just a handful more dates for this year, so if you’re considering contacting me for your wedding, I’d love love to chat with you soon! :)

{ maikhanh + jeff // alta dena country club wedding }

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Oh hello bright happy colors! MaiKhanh & Jeff’s wedding was my last one for 2013 and it was the perfect way to end the year. They were married at the Alta Dena Country Club, surrounded by majestic purple mountains, and a group of their closest family and friends. They are one of the most laidback and fun couples I know and their day perfectly mirrored that, with pops of reds and oranges and an overabundance of Cuties adding to the happy decor! :) All the gorgeous florals were provided by Fleuretica, who happens to be both a close friend of the bride & groom’s and one of my most favorite florists. So dreamy!

Hope you enjoy this peek into their day!

{ pennie + kenya // long beach engagement photography }

Monday, January 13th, 2014

I was so excited when I found out that Pennie & Kenya were basically my neighbors in Long Beach, and even more excited when they chose to do their engagement photos in this little city we all call home :) I adored just strolling around with them and getting to capture their sweet interactions! It was December when we shot their session, but we somehow managed to scoop up pretty fall colors and sunny summery weather :) Their wedding will be just across the bay from these photos at the colorful Hotel Maya and I can’t wait!