Posts Tagged ‘pasadena weddings’

{ jenny + randall | happy trails wedding }

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

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During a client meeting once, there was a groom who told me he enjoyed my photos because they made him like the people in them. Something about the way the people were photographed made him see them as fun, as kind, as people he’d want to be friends with. It was a wonderful compliment and the words warmed my heart, but the truth is, the people I photograph really are that wonderful. And Jenny and Randall are one of the very first couples who come to mind when I say this.

Their wedding day was 12 hours long from beginning to end, but I can tell you that I literally stood there at the end of the reception wondering how it flew by so quickly. Part of it is of course the gorgeous Happy Trails ceremony (is it not everyone’s dream to get married under a giant tree?), the fantastic DIY details, the lively reception… but what really made it so special was just the two of them being them. It is not everyday you come across such kind, down to earth, funny, generous, creative and wonderful people. Their trust in my work and general support (not just in business, but in life!) has meant the world to me. In just one example, literally a week before their wedding (when I knew they were running around with a million last minute wedding-y things to do) they secretly messaged my boyfriend to ask him what kind of gift I might like. !!! Their thoughtfulness is seriously mindblowing. In their vows to one another they spoke heartfelt words, of how beautiful, warm-hearted, selfless the other was, and I couldn’t help but tear up, because every line rang so true.

And on top of all that, please see Exhibit ALL THE PHOTOS BELOW, for just how creative this couple is. They are both graphic designers and came up with a colorful bird + birdhouse themed wedding – as you scroll down through the images, you will see literally hundreds of handpainted birdhouses, beautiful cloth pennants, sweet fabric bird favors, each and every one created lovingly by them.

This was my first wedding of 2013, and I couldn’t imagine a better way to start the year.

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{ anita + eric | pasadena wedding }

Monday, December 12th, 2011

A vibrant wedding with a whimsical “In the Clouds” theme!

Anita and Eric had an intimate church ceremony in Pasadena, with portraits at the stunning city hall, followed by a lively reception on the rooftop of the minimalist Pasadena Museum of California Art. Billy balls, clouds, bright yellow lanterns perfectly complemented their heavenly theme. This wedding just felt so playful and laidback from beginning to end and I had SO much fun shooting it – which makes sense when you’re working with such a sweet creative couple like Anita & Eric and a killer team of vendors led by none other than Uyen from Sassy Girl Weddings!

And the fun doesn’t end there! Thank you to Wedding Chicks for featuring this wedding on their blog today! The full post here

Thanks to William Kim for getting these awesome portraits of the guys!

{ rachel + chris | pasadena wedding }

Friday, October 14th, 2011

This day was filled with an overwhelming amount of love.

My guess is that as you go through these images, you might not be able to tell who is whose father, mother, grandmother – because the connection between these two families is so beautiful and strong. As much as this wedding was about Rachel & Chris coming together, you could really see both families embracing the other as their own, celebrating wholeheartedly together. It was an amazing thing to witness.

Rachel is currently getting her PhD in East Asian studies, and she incorporated a lovely subtle Asian theme into the day. The girls of Fleuretica did a wonderful job as usual creating lush florals to match this vision – I literally could have shot Rachel’s bouquet all day! To add to the fantastic team of vendors, one of my favorite DJs/MCs, Jason of 11H Entertainment was on hand to keep the fantastic party going!

Thank you to Ayumi Pantell for shooting with me that day!