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Regal Purple Richard Nixon Library Wedding: Chrissy + Russell

I absolutely love when I get the opportunity to work alongside talented people, especially when I look up to and admire them. So naturally I was really excited to see what Flower Allie and the wonderful ladies of Agape Planning had in store for Chrissy and Russell’s Nixon Library wedding. In addition to a truly phenomenal team of vendors; my couple, along with their families were such a joy to be around. Every detail was perfection, and you could just feel the excitement in the air.

There were literally hundreds of beautiful moments during Chrissy and Russell’s big day, but here are a few of my absolute favorites. Join me is wishing these two a lifetime of joy and happiness!

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Venue: The Richard Nixon Library  |  Coordination: Agape Planning  |  Floral Design: Flower Allie  |  Caterning: White House Catering  |  Linens: Fusion Linens  |  Cake: Artistic Cakes  |  DJ: Visions Entertainment

Vintage Ford Mustang Engagement Shoot: Elizabeth + John

I adore surprises. So when Elizabeth and John arrived to their engagement shoot, and told me they wanted to include a vintage Ford Mustang I was more than happy to make that happen! What is even cooler is that the men in John’s family have restored this beauty over generations. I love when my couples incorporate something truly unique into their sessions, and this might be a new favorite for me.

Vintage Ford Mustang Engagement Photos
Vintage Ford Mustang Engagement Photos
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Vintage Ford Mustang Engagement Photos
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Vintage Ford Mustang Engagement Photos

  • Rachelle - Stunning! Love the vintage Mustang and beautiful spring feel!!

A Place to Call My Own

I think every photographer dreams of a studio space, really wanting something to call their own. After years of meeting couples in every coffee shop from San Diego to Santa Barbara, I was itching for an alternative. I’ve patiently waited for the right opportunity, and a few months ago it arrived when I least unexpected.

I am thrilled to finally announce that I now have an dedicated meeting space in the heart of Costa Mesa – yay! The office is coming together nicely, and It’s been so fun to meet engaged couples in the studio. Like most things, I consider it to be a work in progress (and a good excuse to go shopping), but here is a little peak into the space.

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  • Kristina - This looks SO great girl!!!!! so amazing congrats

  • joel - Nice progress you are making. Nelly and I are delighted that you are doing so well.

  • Rachelle - Gorgeous! Congratulations on taking this next step in your business! Hope I can come and see it in person soon!

  • RJ - Congrats on your own space!

Spring Irvine Park Engagement Shoot: Andrea + David

So much to love about today’s engagement session! The new spring grass, the adorable red dress Andrea is sporting, and of course the incredible location. I’m swooning over the rich colors and pretty light, which made this extra fun for me the photograph. Plus Andrea and David will be tieing the knot in just a few short weeks, so it was really nice to get to spend a few hours getting to know them better.

There were so many beautiful photos from this shoot, but here a little glimpse into a few of my favorites.

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  • Rachelle - What a beautiful spring shoot! Love the bright red dress! Can’t wait to see the wedding pictures. :)

The best thing you can do for your wedding

Lately I’ve been reflecting a lot about what makes a good wedding, from a photography point of view. Maybe it’s a killer venue, beautiful natural light, loads of thoughtful details, or a dream team of vendors. With these elements combined the possibilities are endless, but bringing all those things together aren’t always an option. There are budgets to keep within, location restrictions, and a dozen other real life obstacles.

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So what can you do to insure your wedding is a success? I believe the most incredible weddings all have something in common, trust. When it comes to choosing your vendors, be sure your picking companies whose work you not only love, but also people you trust. No matter how organized you are; you cannot do everything yourself, and you’ll need to rely on the talented people you’ve chosen.

Just remember you’ve worked hard to pick these people, so trust your gut, and have faith that they are working hard to make your day perfect!

  • Rachelle - Great advice!!