Brides and vendors delighted in the Bellisima Bride Bridal Show at the Calamigos Equestrian Center in Burbank on April 17, 2016. This beuatiful venue was the perfect spot for the meeting of The Bellisima Bride Bridal Show, J & M … Continue reading
Engagement sessions are such an important tool for us, as wedding photographers, to get to know the couples who trust us with their wedding memories. Continue reading
Mother Nature cooperated and provided us with one of the most awesome skies and sunsets we have EVER seen. Classic elegance was evident in every detail of the day. Charmaine’s flowers perfectly enhanced the pale pink accents that went so … Continue reading
Heather & Rob will always hold an extra special spot in my heart. Their inquiry to our website for information on their upcoming wedding was the very FIRST one we received after launching our new website on December 30, 2014. It came just a short four hours after the site went live, and to be perfectly honest, I WAS REALLY EXCITED!!! After 9 months of hard work bringing the site to life, it was kind of like giving birth. And my new baby had its first visitor, raving about what they saw. The truth be told it was Heather’s adorable mom Casey who actually made the inquiry on her behalf- and you will hear and SEE more about Casey in this post.
Heather and I spent quite a bit of time brainstorming the perfect session that would allow them to let their love and romance shine along with their fun loving personalities. We checked on the three locations we would be going to and made sure we had permission to be there. We went over clothing and props. Heather’s mom Casey came along to shlep and encourage- although she mostly stayed in the background unless we asked her to join in.
It’s hard to explain the magic that happened in words. Suffice it to say, this is exactly why we include an engagement session in all of our packages. We feel that it in an invaluable tool to get to know our couples and work with them before the actual wedding day. And we have so much FUN!
We started at Intelligentsia Coffee on Colorado Blvd. in downtown Pasadena. Not only do they have yummy coffee drinks, they were happy to have us there and even gave their thumbs up approval to this couple.
The back alley behind the coffee house with its great brick wall and vintage look proved too tempting to pass up on our way to Pasadena City Hall.
City Hall was perfect with it’s warm, beautiful afternoon light. We didn’t even let the picketers get in our way!
Then it was off to the bridge- for more fun with our able assistant. We can’t wait for their beautiful wedding day at the Westlake Village Inn in October!
Jodie & Greg’s wedding was filled with nostalgia for us. There were so many touching, emotional moments, so much love, and so many friends and family to share each one with. This is just a glimpse into their day, mostly … Continue reading
The date of this wedding was very meaningful: it was the anniversary of their first date. Two self proclaimed nerds who met online and within 12 short months fell in love, got engaged, planned an amazing wedding, and got married. That’s … Continue reading
The Bellisama Bride Bridal Show happens twice a year at the Hyatt Regency Valencia– typically in February and September to help brides all year find the best resources and actually meet vendors one on one. Not to mention the fabulous … Continue reading
Thresa is a long time friend of ours, who we had not seen in several years when we exchanged enthusiastic hugs at the bridal show two years ago. We were thrilled to hear of her upcoming wedding and catch up. The … Continue reading
Ashley & Mason’s Wedding Here’s the video slide show from Ashley & Mason’s epic wedding day! Just click on their names above in pink to watch it!
We had so much fun planning for their wedding with Ashley & Mason that we knew it was going to be an awesome day. Their engagement pictures at Paradise Cove Beach in Malibu with their adorable yellow lab pups were … Continue reading