Shooting Through The Tears At Carolyn & Andrews Dream Wedding at the Sheraton Delfina Hotel in Santa Monica

Our first wedding of 2014 provided lots of first for us:  it was our first time at the hotel- Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica, it was the first time we had ever photographed both the bride’s Bat Mitzvah and the groom’s Bar Mitzvah, it was the first time time I (Jody) found out how well I could shoot through my own tears.  I’m not trying to convince anyone that from time to time, I do not push back a tear of two at a wedding, but this day was filled with moments when I was pushing back a flood.  Muscle memory took over and I kept on shooting.  I guess the point I am trying to make was just how special a day this was- Carolyn & Andrew share such a sweet, wonderful, supportive relationship with one another, and both families are so close, and supportive of their kids, it was really a pleasure to be there to share this important event with them.  And then there were the grandmas, oh, the bubbes!  Both Irene & Louise share such a special relationship with their grandkids, and just think another wedding in 9 months for Emma & Josh…we can hardly wait!!!

Enough said, here are some of my favorites moments of the day-still to come-lots more to come- reception part 2 later this week.  In the meantime…enjoy these…we certainly are!

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The beautiful bridesmaids dresses for Carolyn & Andrew’s wedding were purchased from Cruz’s Bridal, who also did the custom alterations on all the ladies’ dresses.

Some Ideas on How The Pinterest Generation Bride Adds Personalized, Creative Details To Make Their Wedding Unique

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We are constantly amazed at the new and creative ideas our brides and designers come up with to make each wedding unique.  The popularity of Pinterest-(yes you can follow us on Pinterest too- we have 33 different boards with a … Continue reading

Autumn Wedding at Robinson Ranch Country Club

From getting ready at her aunt’s nearby home, through to the stunning sunsets shots, this was truly an autumn wedding to remember.  Robinson Ranch provided the stunning backdrop for this exquisite couple to share their love with family & friends.Robinson Ranch Wedding

Gaby and Santiago: Beautiful Private Home & Descanso Gardens Wedding

Gaby and Santiago, together with their three adorable children, showed us what family fun is all about. Their romantic, fun-filled wedding was a celebration of their family. We started the day at their beautiful home in Sylmar. Gaby and her … Continue reading

Your Perfect Engagement Session

Whether you love hiking and frequent the trails around the Placerita Nature Center, spend every free moment at the beach, love to explore the little shops in Solvang, consider your black lab to be an important family member, want to recreate your proposal, love and collect classic muscle cars, need save the date cards to announce your wedding to family & friends, have never had a “good” picture of the two of you together, enjoy strolling the gardens around your favorite restaurant, have a fiancé works for Edison and you love the light post exhibit at LACMA, or have no idea what you want to do for your engagement portraits, we can help you.

We feel there is no better way to express your individuality, get acquainted with your photographers, feel comfortable in front of the camera, and allow us to capture the chemistry of your love and relationship than with an engagement session in a natural, relaxed setting. That is why we include this important session in all of our wedding coverage. Besides, we love getting out of the studio and exploring all of the great places Southern California has to offer.

We hope you enjoy looking at some of the places we have been recently with our couples. Planning for these sessions is the most fun because it really lets us brainstorm and let our imaginations wander. Some couples are more serious, others romantic, others fun loving and silly… that’s what makes it so interesting for us. It’s a great way to set us up for success the day of your wedding, it breaks the ice, and it gives you lots of great shots which you can display at the wedding, or you can use them to create a guest book or sign-in board for your guests to enjoy. It also builds your confidence in yourselves and us and makes the wedding day even more enjoyable as far as picture-taking. Don’t miss out on this important part of your engagement!

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Vintage Backyard Wedding Spotlighted in New Composites

Jennifer & Andy had a traditional ceremony at Blessed Kateri Catholic Church and a vintage inspired, elegant reception in Jennifer’s parents’ spacious Agua Dulce backyard.  Check out the amazing attention to detail, and the purple and brown color scheme.  Charmaine’s Bouquet Canyon Florist provided the beautiful flowers to complement Jennifer’s vision.

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Redbury Hotel Promised to be new Hot Spot for Weddings-Sam & Neda were the First!

The Redbury Hotel is a new boutique hotel from the sbe group.  It is located in the heart of Hollywood at Hollywood and Vine, directly across the street from the iconic Capitol Records tower.  Neda & Sam’s Wedding was the FIRST one they have held there.  The venue is amazing…hip, trendy, stunning, fabulous!  It was such a treat for us to explore every nook and cranny and to shoot among the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.   Along with their beautiful daughters this couple celebrated with family and friends this wonderful February day.  We can’t wait to return.

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New Bellisima Bride Bridal Show Goodies for Valencia Hyatt

We are so excited for the Bellisima Bride Bridal Show this Sunday, February 26, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia from 10am to 4pm.  Don’t miss attending and stop by our booth and be sure to see one of the two fashion shows.

We have been busy getting new samples and exciting new products ready to showcase at the Bellisima Bride Bridal Show.  Check out these two new composite boards from another awesome vineyard wedding at Eagle Castle Winery in Paso Robles.

In January  we had the opportunity to photograph Adriana Cruz Farrell (aka little “a” ) from Cruz’s Bridal for some new promotional photographs for their advertising materials for the 2012 to be launched at the Bellisima Bride Show.  As always, Adriana was a delight to work with…beautiful, organized, professional, and on the mark, so we were able to finish and get lots of great shots before the first raindrops started.   Check out some of our favorite images.

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Nikki & Jeremy’s Vintage Fall Wedding at Gardens of Paradise

Nikki & Jeremy’s wedding had it all…a beautiful location, an awesome, fun, funky couple, a horse drawn carriage, the In-N- Out Burger truck for a midnight snack, Adee Dory coordinating every detail, fabulous flowers from Charmaine’s Florist, loving family & friends.  The photographs tell the story.  Enjoy!

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Some Things Are Meant To Be…Like the Blending of Cultures at Marissa & Joe’s Sportsmen’s Lodge Wedding

Some things really are meant to be.  Marissa & Joe are both nurses.  They both work at UCLA Medical Center.  That is where this storybook romance started.  Their wedding was the blending of cultures and families.  Their parents, Marissa’s daughter, Joe’s nephews, and all of their siblings, were active participants in the ceremony and festivities.  Both Rabbi Jerry Fisher and Father Norman Supanchek officiated during the ceremony which started with a ketubah signing and included a unity candle ceremony and breaking a glass.  You need only look at the joy in the faces of the family while watching to know what a success the ceremony was.

The reception was nonstop fun with a rigorous hora, one of the biggest challahs we have ever seen and dancing all night long.  Marissa & Joe’s wedding was just what a wedding should be…a celebration!  And we were happy to be there to celebrate with them.

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