Archive for February, 2014

{ ala + steve // manhattan beach portraits }

Monday, February 24th, 2014

We didn’t plan for the fog.

We figured out sunset times and when to meet for the optimal golden light, and when I woke up that morning the sun was streaming in my window. It was cheerfully sunny on my drive over as I passed through 4 different cities, and literally just as I pulled up to the block before the beach, the sun hid away and we found the entire shoreline was blanketed in a cloudy mist. And now when I see these photos, I couldn’t imagine it any other way. The fog was perfect. Ala {my dear friend and fellow photographer} and her hubby Steve were perfect. The quiet, calm and empty beach was perfect. Her dress? That flower crown? The simplicity of just this one location, of following a couple and documenting their love? All perfect.

At the end of the session, I told them I could photograph this session all day every day, and I meant it.

{ rosie + daniel // beverly hills courthouse wedding }

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

beverly hills wedding

beverly hills wedding

beverly hills wedding

beverly hills wedding

beverly hills courthouse wedding

beverly hills courthouse wedding

beverly hills courthouse wedding

beverly hills courthouse wedding

beverly hills courthouse wedding

beverly hills courthouse wedding

I’m totally smitten by Rosie & Daniel’s story: they met years ago when she first came to him for a tattoo, and he’s been the tattoo artist for every tattoo she’s gotten since :) I never tire of photographing sweet simple ceremonies at the Beverly Hills Courthouse – this one included their closest family members, who surprised them with a confetti shower upon their exit (never get tired of these either!) Crossing my fingers that 2014 bring more fun courthouse weddings my way!

{ carolina + daniel // long beach engagement }

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Carolina & Daniel are one of those couples who booked me over email, so their engagement session was our first time meeting. They seemed super sweet in our email exchanges, but I was happy to find they are even more awesome in person! They hung out and enjoyed each other’s company and just totally trusted me to do what I do, which I appreciate to pieces.

We shot around one my favorite naturey spots and then finished up by the beach just as the sun was starting to set – I’m a sucker for those pastel skies and Carolina’s dreamy dress! So excited for their special day this month!