Location, Location, Location: 2014 Wedding Tips & Trends

In weddings, as in real estate, it’s all about location, location, location. Trying to balance budget and dreams can be a delicate balance. This year we were fortunate to go to many familiar locations, and quite a few new ones as … Continue reading

Emma & Josh’s Magical Moments at Calamigos Ranch

What a wonderful year it has been for the Veis family! Carolyn & Andrew got married (see our “Shooting Through the Tears” post) in January and now Emma & Josh got married in September at beautiful Calamigos Ranch. We have known this wonderful family for over 25 years, photographed the kids’ B’nai Mitzvahs and shared many memorable milestones with them and their extended family.

Emma and Josh are the cutest couple—self nicknamed Mini Muffin. Just look at all the amazing attention to detail at their wedding. There were so many touching moments throughout the day, it’s hard to remember every one—lucky we have photographs to help us tell their story.

Emma’s brother, Andrew, was rabbi for the day and did an amazing job at both the ketubah signing and the ceremony. I don’t think anyone there will forget his infamous “selfie” as they got up to the chuppah. I also won’t forget Emma & Josh fist bumping after the bedecking ceremony—they were ready to go.

The most poignant moments came for me when Emma was getting ready and someone asked her if she wanted a glass of champagne. She responded no, and told me she wanted to remember every moment of the day, and not even take a chance at blurring her own memories. Combine that with Emma wearing her mom Margie’s veil and having the two grandmas (both Josh’s and Emma’s) there while she was dressing, and it was just so much positive energy.

Emma was a radiant bride, genuinely happy and jubilant all day long. Josh was with her 100%, making our job so easy and so much fun!

We wish both families many, many years of happiness, and some grandchildren along the way!

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Venue: Calamigos Ranch

Coordination: Dana at Haber Event Group

Dress: Cruz’s Bridal

Flowers: Blossoms by Cherry

Invitation & Favors: BIO

Cake: The Butter End Cakery

DJ: Jeff Collins at VOXDJs

TPC Valencia is The Spot for Thaesha & Sam’s Romantic Wedding

Thaesha’s tattoo says “The Beauty in Everything”, and this saying truly encapsulated Thaesha and Sam’s entire wedding day. From Thaesha’s beautiful smile and priceless expressions, to the fabulous setting and stunning flowers from Charmaine, to the way Sam’s face lit up when his bride was in view, romance and beauty were the words of the day.

The romance and love shared by this sweet couple are evident in every photograph. Their wedding was the ultimate expression of beauty and love.

It was our pleasure to have worked with them and helped refer so many of the Santa Clarita Valley’s premier vendors to help make their day so special.

We know these two and their families will share a beautiful future.

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“Getting Ready” photos taken at Hyatt Regency Valencia

Ceremony & Reception at TPC Valencia

Ceremony & Reception Music by J & M Entertainment

Flowers by Charmaine’s Bouquet Canyon Florist

Catering by Oaks Grille

Cake by Jill’s Cake Creations

Makeup by All Dolled Up Beauty Lounge

Ventura’s Pierpont Inn Overlooks Beach for Perfect Setting

Beach weddings are always special, but Tina & Mike’s wedding was extra special. There was no traditional bridal party: Tina’s son, Jacob, and her niece and nephew were the only attendants. Tina & Mike thought of every way to include Jacob in the ceremony and reception events. He even got to play DJ at the reception.

Tina’s planning and attention to detail was amazing. She thought of everything. The reverend who married them had married her sister and brother-in-law some years before, so there was a great rapport and family feeling about the ceremony.

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Venue: Pierpont Inn

Flowers: Charmaine’s Bouquet Canyon Florist

Stylist: Julie at Perfect Day Perfect Hair

Minister: Reverend Carolyn Alexander

Tuxedo: Tuxedo Revue

Cake: Jill’s Cake Creations

The Vineyards in Simi Valley: Pretty Inside and Out

The Vineyards in Simi Valley was a picturesque location for Katherine & Weston’s elegant wedding. The striking hot pink accents and Charmaine’s stunning flowers combined with the dramatic backdrop to create some pretty memorable images.

Katherine & Weston are a romantic, fun-loving couple. It was such a special moment when Katherine read her groom’s touching words as she was getting ready to see him for the first time that day.

What a fun, beautiful day for this special couple.

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Dress: Cruz’s Bridal

Florist: Charmaine’s Bouquet Canyon Florist

Cake: CAKEgoodness

Venue: The Vineyards

McCormick Home Ranch sets the stage for Kelly & Zach’s romantic vintage wedding

There are so many beautiful locations in the Los Angeles area for weddings. We were just thrilled to photograph Kelly and Zach’s rustic wedding at McCormick Home Ranch.

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The stunning royal blue and coral color combination, along with the classic red MG roadster, really popped against all the greenery and the beautiful garden setting.

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Kelly and Zach met in their church’s singles group. Pastor Todd really added personal touches to their garden ceremony, which included sharing Communion with the newlyweds.

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Venue: McCormick Home Ranch

DJ: David Adelstein

Cake: Jill’s Cake Creations

Catering: STONEFIRE Grill

Rave Review: Jessica & Aaron

Another rave review for R & R, this one from Jessica:

Jody and David are truly amazing! They did our engagement photos as well as our wedding photos and they were an absolute delight to work with! Their ability to get amazing shots and with such detail to everything is truly a gift! I would recommend their services to any of my close friends and family without a shadow of a doubt! The two of them were professional, easy to work with and very flexible. The end result, our photos were truly breath taking! We have received so many compliments on their photo abilities.

I am truly 100% satisfied with the service we received from RandR Creative Photography and from David and Jody personally. I felt like they were family from the first moment we met. They made both my husband and I feel comfortable and relaxed during the engagement photos and at the wedding.

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Katie & Andrew’s Engagement Session at Mentryville

We have known Andrew most of his life and were so excited to meet Katie—the sweet, fun-loving girl he is going to marry.

Their engagement session at Mentryville was a blast! Andrew’s parents brought along Paul’s vintage ’29 Ford Model A as the ultimate prop, and they also helped protect the adorable pup from a waiting mountain lion. (What a story!)

We can’t wait for their beautiful wedding next May at Walnut Grove!

Rave Review: Casey & Mauricio

Another rave review for R & R, this one from Casey:

We had Dave & Jody do our wedding photos and engagement photos. WOW!!!!

Our pictures have come out so amazing. We have so many people that have commented on how beautiful the pictures have come out for both the engagement photos and for the wedding photos. 

Dave and Jody have been doing photography for years and the quality definitely shows. I know Photoshop can do a lot to make a photo look good, but their skill with their tools cannot be manipulated with a computer application. Also, when it comes time for the composition of the photo book, Jody is a master. She will run it down as to how she does what she does, if you want her to, or you just let her do it. Either way, you will see the phenomenal results that come about from what they do. 

They care, not just about how the pictures will come out, but also about your satisfaction as a customer. A quality that didn’t seem to matter to some of the vendors I met with. One in particular made me feel like he was too good to do my wedding. You won’t get that with Dave and Jody.

We had a great time with them also. They are such a cute couple. 

Like I said about the other Vendors we had, they care about you and your happiness, not just about getting paid. It comes through in the quality of the photos and the genuine smiles they will get from your family.

Paradise Cove Beach Engagement Session With Amanda & Denny Proves There Are Surprises Around Every Corner!

Since we include an engagement session with all of our wedding coverage, it is not uncommon for us to go to the same location more than once.  One of our goals becomes to always find something new and unique about … Continue reading