I’m gonna be honest, photographing at the beach is not my favorite location to shoot. Maybe it’s my pale skin, or that fact that I grew up in the mountains, but since moving to Orange County I’ve never fully embraced the beach. That is until Tara and Matt came along. If every beach shoot included a flower crown, gorgeous summer light, and a couple head-over-heals in love, I’d be there daily! I had the BEST time photographing Tara and Matt’s sweet relationship on the beach this week. They fit together so perfectly, and I adore how at ease they are when around one another. I’m kinda in love with these photos, and cannot wait to see Tara and Matt tie the knot in October overlooking the ocean.
Last year I had the pleasure of working with Lydia Ross Events for this stunning Santa Barbara wedding. So when it was her sisters time to get married, I was beyond thrilled to not only work with Lydia again, but to travel to Seattle for one of most beautiful museum weddings I’ve ever seen!
Full of Pacific Northwest charm, an incredible Claire Pettibone gown, and the lakeside Museum of History & Industry. It truly was a flawless day, filled with so much love for Amanda and Ethan. I’m honored I got to be part of this wedding, and wish Amanda and Ethan lifetime of love and happiness.
Coordination & Florals: Lydia Ross Events | Brides Shoes: Katie Spade | Wedding Gown: Claire Pettibone | Getting Ready: 9 Cranes Inn | Hair & Makeup: Gene Juarez Northgate | Venue: MOHAI | String Quartet: Encore Four | DJ: Let’s Dance DJs | Cake: Tina Ultican with Sage Catering | Catering: Herban Feast Catering
I regularly post my favorite moments from weddings, but rarely do I share what my couples actually take home, their albums! Holding one of these beauties in your hands adds a whole new level of appreciation to the memories they contain. All of my couples receive a USB drive full of their high resolution photos, but so often after the wedding life continues to move forward. You’ll buy a home, start a family and create your life together. In the process these precious photos stay hidden on that drive and are rarely printed. This makes me very sad, and is why I encourage everyone to make an album showcasing their pictures.
So with that in mind, I had to share a few album photos from this especially beautiful Smog Shoppe wedding.
These albums are custom designed, handmade, and built to last a lifetime. I thoroughly enjoy the designing process and work hard to really tell the story of your wedding throughout the pages.
These particular albums are only available to my couples, but there are many wonderful DIY options out there. I especially love Artifact Uprising for their modern style, killer customer service and affordable price tag.
Although you’ll always have your USB drive, don’t forget to fill your home with photos, get that album made, and really cherish these precious memories.
So much happens behind the camera during wedding days! Between setups, testing the light, and organizing people, there are lots of opportunities for silly moments throughout the day. This helps keep things fun, and I’m constantly laughing at these photos while editing each wedding. So you know what that means? It’s time for the next installment of behind the scenes photos!!
Invitations + a windy day = the need for an extra set of hands.
When testing the light, always look for other vendors to help! ;)
Wedding day paparazzi!
Standing on my tippy toes and squatting, ya know, typically photo stances….
I have wanted to do a 4th of July wedding shoot for years! The combination of red, white and blue is so inspiring, and the possibility for a unique and elegant design is endless. Thankfully the lovelies at Pure Lavish Events ran with the idea creating the most stunning patriotic shoot! Dedicated to past and present branches of service, this shoot incorporated an amazing team of vendors who brought the vision to life.
Wedding Chicks featured the full shoot on their blog, but I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you here today. Wishing everyone a safe, fun, and amazing 4th of July!
Event Designer: Pure Lavish Events | Venue: Retro Ranch | Stationery: JM Custom Designs | Flowers: Florals By Jenny | Dress Shop: Mon Amie Bridal Salon | Prop/Furniture Rentals: Archive Rentals | Jewelry: Kendra Scott Jewelry | Linens: Designer Specialty Linens | Wine: One Hope Weddings | Catering & Signature Drinks: Simply Divine Catering | Appetizers & Sweet Treats: Canyon Catering | Models: Tiffany Harris & Aaron Kleibacker | Makeup: Raquell Turner