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I have wanted to photograph in Joshua Tree for as long as I can remember. Something about the open landscape, large stacks of boulders, and the desert plants calls my name. So when Kira and Chris were up for the nearly 3 hour drive into the middle of nowhere, I was thrilled to finally have my opportunity!

When the day for their shoot came, we drove through several storms of rain, and incredibly gloomy skies to reach our VERY windy destination. The weather was not in our favor, but Kira and Chris were all smiles as we escaped gusts of wind behind rock formations, and ran to the car as the rain finally caught up with us. Throughout all the obstacles we were able to still have a great time, and even chased down the last bit of sunlight for an epic end to the shoot!

I’m absolutely in love with these photos, and cannot wait see Kira and Chris become Mr. and Mrs. in a few short months – yay! Special thanks to Serene Bridal Beauty for the lovely hair and makeup.

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  • Rachelle - Beautiful! Love the landscape! Did you see any wild iguanas? ;)

I can’t help but smile when I think of Thao and Benjamin!

These two just radiate joy when they’re together, and are SO fun to be around. They are the kind of couple I adore working with, not only because are they trusting of my process, but they are just SO excited to be getting married! This kind of energy is infectious, and we couldn’t stop laughing throughout their colorful engagement shoot. That’s what it’s all about, enjoying the ride and the excitement to become Mr. and Mrs!

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  • rachele - Love the bright colors and the look of love radiating from them both! Nice job capturing their connection and love Kaysha!

Tiffany and Josh win the award for the most adventurous engagement shoot ever!

If driving to Lake Arrowhead wasn’t enough, we went off-roading, and added some hiking into the mix. Thankfully it was more than worth the extra effort for the beautiful backdrop. I felt right at home in the mountains, and left inspired by the surroundings and these two love birds. I cannot wait to photograph Tiffany and Josh again in a few months for their wedding, it’s going to be a beautiful adventure.

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  • Rachelle - What a stunning location! Love the beautiful trees, rock and natural backdrop.

I cannot think of a better way to kick off my 2015 wedding season than with Susan and Rupal!

They traveled from Philadelphia to tie the knot at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity last month, and their wedding was the perfect blend of classic meets modern. I was especially in love with the lace top Susan wore over her strapless gown, and then took off for a different reception look. I see this being a big trend in the future and I can’t wait to see more of it.

Since this was a destination wedding, I actually photographed Susan and Rupal’s engagement shoot a few days before the wedding. Our time together was much more condensed, but the bond that Susan and Rupal share is impossible to miss. They were relaxed, beaming with happiness, and if you ask me that is exactly how you should feel on your wedding day.

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Getting Ready Location: Avenue of the Arts Wyndham Hotel  |  Wedding Location: The Chuck Jones Center  |  Wedding Coordinator: Min Seo  |  Florist: In Flower – Jennifer Yang  |  Hair + Makeup Artists: Joyce Luck Style  |  Officiant: Daniel Deghi  |  Cake + Sweets: M Cakes Sweets  |  DJ + Lighting: Elevated Pulse  |  Catering: 24 Carrots

  • Hanon - Love these pics!!!!

  • Joe Park - Beautiful!

  • Jung hoon shin - Beautiful pics. Beautiful bride. Beautiful day.

  • Yung Choi - So so so SO beautiful!! Looking at it again everything seems even more amazing and absolutely perfect. Congratz again you two!!!

  • Derek - elegant, beautiful, tastefully captured.

  • Susan J - These look amazing. Really great job, Kaysha

  • Sally - Amazing pictures! That last shot is beyond stunning!

  • Annie - Ah, this was such a fun wedding! Great job on the pics, Kaysha.

  • Leena - Beautiful.

  • Karen Inouye - These photos perfectly capture the moment! So much laughter and sweetness!

  • Ashish - wonderful pictures. Stunning.

  • LaurIe - Absolutely gorgeous!

  • rosa - Such amazing photos. Kaysha captured so much of the special moments. Bride and groom look amazing.

  • Tom and yoko - Never nervous Rupal pictures are the best

  • Tom lee - Amazing photos of an amazing day!!!!

  • Sang - Great photos!

  • Christine - Love the last pic shot, lighting is incredible. You look stunning, the lace top was so elegant and the transition was so clever! Has so much fun!

  • kenley mui - Amazing photos captured at an amazing event alongside an awesome venue!

  • Rupal - Thanks, Kaysha!

  • lina - Susan, you’re absolutely glowing in these pictures! ???

There are only so many parks in OC area, so I tend to shoot at the same locations again and again. I absolutely love some of these places, but it’s a fun challenge to use each new session as a opportunity to create something a little different and unique to each couple. For Julie and Scotty’s engagement shoot I loved all the spring shades of green and lush plants around the park. Not to mention these two were adorable together, so I had a wonderful afternoon capturing their sweet embraces and heartfelt laughter!

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