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Any excuse to travel and I’m on board! So before wedding season kicks into high gear, the hubbys and I are heading to Guadalajara, Mexico for some rest, relaxation, and you guessed it – a wedding! We are soo excited to explore this amazing city and celebrate our friends getting hitched. If you want to keep up with out adventures, check out Instagram for updates along the way.

This is a friendly reminder that I’ll be traveling and out of the office until March 7th. For all my clients, please note I will have limited access to email during this time, but I will get back to you as soon as I return!  :)

 

I adore pretty details! So when I was asked to photograph the newly remodeled Hotel Irvine I jumped on the opportunity. The Bridal Brunch event was the introduction to their new look, along with wedding inspiration for ceremonies and receptions. With an incredible team of vendors, this was certainly a beautiful day full of so much talent, and many design ideas for brides and grooms. Take a peek at a few of my favorite looks from this amazing event! hotel-irvine-weddings_0001

Urban Chic Ceremony

 LVL EventsSweet Marie DesignsFound RentalsKristina Ann Kalligraphy and Signature Party Rentals.

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Rockin Retro

 Events by Robin, Floral Riot, Sugar Press, Luxe Linens, Archive Rentals, Sweet Salvage Rentals and Signature Party Rentals.

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Simply Modern

Platinum Weddings by Kerrie, Nisie’s Enchanted FloristLuxe LinensAbsolutely Fabulous Events & Production and Signature Party Rentals.

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Glitzy Glam

 Trina Schmidt Weddings & Special Events, Flowers by Cina, Honeycrisp Design Studio, 2 Create Designs, Bom Bom Brigadeiro and Luxe Linens.

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Shabby Chic

 Love Anne Joy Design & Events, The Paper Mint PressLuxe Linens, Circa Vintage RentalsSweet Salvage Rentals and Cherished Vintage China Rentals.

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Rustic Elegance Ceremony

Sweet Blossom Designs and Sweet Salvage Rentals.

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Romantic Rustic

Agape PlanningSweet Blossom Designs Simply Sweet CakerySweet Salvage Rentals, and Signature Party Rentals.

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  • Rachelle - So many beautiful details! I hope you get to photograph there again soon!

2015 may be starting off slow, but I can already feel it steadily increasing into what I expect to be a monster of a year. The “winter” months are my slow season for shoots and weddings. This means my days are spent catching up on projects I am too busy to complete in the heat of wedding season. This glamorous side of business revolves around updating portfolios, tax prep, accounting, finalizing outstanding album orders, continued education, the list goes on and on.

I actually really enjoy this time of year, it helps me refocus my business, priorities, and life before diving into another year of weddings. In addition to the general business roles, I have been working on redoing my office in Costa Mesa and welcoming a few awesome vendors into the space with me. It’s been a fun project, and I’m excited to share the new look in the coming weeks.

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In the meantime here is a sneak peek of the amazing Bridal Brunch I photographed last week at the newly designed Hotel Irvine. This was such a creative and inspiring day. I especially love this ceremony setup by LVL Events, Sweet Marie Designs, Found Rentals, Kristina Ann Kalligraphy, and Signature Party Rentals. More from this event coming soon!

Over the years I’ve seen countless wedding trends, from decor to colors, and everything in between. I have to say, one of my favorite trends is the giving of gifts between the bride and groom. It can be as simple as a letter of excitement and love, or something more extravagant like a new MacBook Air (true story). Regardless of how much you spend on the gift, it’s a sweet gesture when you spend months planning out the day for your family and fiends to enjoy.

Many of my brides opt for a more personal gift, a boudoir shoot. This is done several months before the big day, and the photos are given in a book or framed print the morning (or evening) of the wedding. Naturally the guys LOVE this, but it’s also a fun and liberating experience for the ladies.

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I know the idea of getting nearly naked while someone takes your photo sounds like the stuff of nightmares, but I promise it’s not as scary as you’d think! I do boudoir shoots for my brides every year, and I love seeing these women leave the session with a pep in their step, beaming with confidence. It’s a freeing day, and my goal is to show you (yes, YOU) how beautiful you truly are!!

Due to the private nature of boudoir photography, I do not blog or post photos from my sessions. So many people don’t know I offer this service to brides and past clients. If you are interested in a boudoir shoot for your fiancé or husband (makes a great anniversary gift), contact me and I’ll be happy to walk you through all the details.

When a baby is born it’s a pretty special occasion. But when your best friend has a baby on Christmas morning, it’s a truly amazing day! I saw this sweet baby girl come into the world, watched my friends become parents, and was blown away by the miracle of birth. If that’s not an amazing Christmas, I don’t know what is!

This was a special session for me, and such an honor to be able to take Ruby’s first photos. I cannot wait to watch this little girl grow into the amazing person I know she will be. Welcome to the world Ruby June, you are so SO loved!!

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  • BranDi - look at that perfect little angel. Thanks auntie Kaysha! We love you!

  • Rachelle - What a beautiful little lemon! Congrats to all!!

  • AnnA - Please call- have a newborn niece who I want to gift pictures to the parents of there daughter. She was born today in the live in Costa Mesa. Can we connect 972-322-4741