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1920′s Inspired Queen Mary Wedding: Tara + Christian

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again… I love, love, LOVE when couples choose a distinct point of view for their wedding. So when Tara told me they would incorporate 1920′s inspiration into their big day I was excited to see it all come together on the oh-so-perfect Queen Mary. This was an especially awesome wedding for me because Tara and Christian are friends, and I have spent many nights working out with Tara at CrossFit Irvine.

It was such an honor to document their wedding and I’m beyond excited to share more from their incredible day. Congrats again Tara and Christian, I wish you lifetime of happiness together!!

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I don’t usually post a lot of dancing photos, but this crowd was on fire and literally danced the night away!

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Fall Oak Canyon Nature Center Engagement Shoot: Samantha + Tannon

Samantha and Tannon make in insainly happy. They are the kind of couple that just being around puts you in the better mood, and reminds me why I love my job so much. I had high hopes for their engagement shoot, and I couldn’t be more elated with the results. The fall setting, beautiful light, and super sweet couple in love, what else could I ask for? So without further ado, feast your eyes on Samantha and Tannon’s lovely session.

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  • Rachelle - Goregous!! The trees, leaves and soft light make a stunning Fall backdrop for a beautiful couple! Great job Kaysha!!

Griffith Observatory Engagement Shoot

Fall is such a wonderful time in Southern California for photography. The air is chrisp, the weather is mild, and the light is extra beautiful. So naturally the last few weeks have been busy with so many lovely sessions, and I’m extra excited to share this stunning Giffith Observatory engagement shoot today. I’ve photographed here many times before, but with each session I find a new perspective and fall a little bit more in love with Los Angeles.

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  • Rachelle - What a neat location! Beautifully done!!

Elegant Westin Pasadena Wedding: Stely + Mark

I believe there is beauty in simplicity. Clean lines, white walls, and just the right amount of decor can really be a refreshing and elegant take on weddings. Lucky for Stely and Mark they recently got married at the beautiful Westin Pasadena, which happens to only be a few blocks away from the always stunning City Hall. With these two elements combined, the stage was set for an absolutely beautiful day, and with the help of Master Plans Events every detail cam together perfectly.

I love how they really embraced their surrounds to create a classically beautiful day. Join me in wishing these two a lifetime of love and take a peek into a few of my favorites from their Pasadena wedding.

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Gotta love a first look with lots of laughter and smiling!

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Venue: The Westin Pasadena  |  Coordinator: Master Plans Events – Yingka Chou  |  Hair & Makeup: Kelly Zhang Studio  |  Florist: Three Petals  |  Cake: Kings Hawaiian Bakery  |  Chairs & Lighting: Star Event Productions  |  Music: Dj Jing

Balboa Fun Zone Engagement Shoot: Chaia + Chip

Oh, how I love engagement shoots! This might be one of my favorite parts of being a wedding photographer, as it gives me an opportunity to really get to know my couples in a fun relaxed setting. It’s also a great warm up for the wedding day, and helps me tailer my shooting style to best compliment each couple.

For Chaia and Chip’s engagement they chose to do the majority shoot at the Balboa Fun Zone in Newport Beach. This area was perfect for their session, but I’m convinced these two could make any location look fun and amazing. I had a blast spending the afternoon with these two, and take a peek into just a few of my favorite frames.

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  • Rachelle - Such a fun location! Super cute pictures!