Archive for October, 2015

{ janelle + neil // long beach engagement photos }

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Let me tell you a little something about wedding photography. The process of initially meeting and getting to know clients is a very interesting thing. It’s almost akin to dating, where you’re trying to get to know each other, and see if there’s a connection, if you’re a good match, if your personalities mesh. I tell my prospective clients that your wedding photographer is with you the whole day and I always stress how important it is that you feel comfortable around them, so I firmly believe in the importance of this connection. Where we really share a similar aesthetic and vision, where we can get excited about the same things, where their love makes me feel so inspired, where my jokes (as unfunny as they are) somehow make them laugh.

And I swear within 5 minutes of talking to Janelle it felt like I had known her for years. And as we chatted more and started planning their engagement session I got even more excited about working with them! You’d like to bring some craft beer to the session? Some cookbooks? Oh you’re wearing a big dreamy blue skirt? And when Janelle said they wanted to do a portion of the session in a coffee shop that had “exposed brick and cool wood”, and I sent her a link to one of my most favorite places, she emailed me back and wrote “you get me.” :)

It was such a joy to document this sweet & super personalized session and I can’t wait to photograph their wedding (and work with the fantastic team at Mele Amore) next year!

{ christine + gary // bel air bay club wedding }

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

I remember leaving this wedding all smiles. It was one of those days where every little piece comes together so well, where there is so much positivity in every moment, where the day flows so effortlessly, that when it was time for me to pack up and go, I almost didn’t want to leave! It was something about the combination of an elegant seaside estate, a heartfelt ceremony, the sweetest collection of family & friends, an array of ombre bridesmaids dresses, a stellar team of vendors (thanks to Perfect Affairs Events, Juicebox Media, Kelly Zhang, and my awesome second shooter Diana!), and of course a fun and warmhearted couple.

I feel so blessed to have been there to document it and hope you enjoy these moments :)