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

Fountains & Architecture Are The Theme For Casey & Mauricio’s Engagement Sessions And Look What They Had to Say About Us

Casey really loved the idea of going to downtown Los Angeles to capture her engagement portraits with honey Mauricio-we explained that some buildings could be strict about permits-she was determined and did all the leg work and got permissions from the spots she wanted to go to – last on her list was the light installation outside LACMA on Wilshire Blvd. in the Miracle Mile District.  Casey’s day started with expert hair and makeup by Samantha Singer- and wow!  what a knockout she was!

in-Downtown Los Angeles

in-Downtown Los Angeles

Here’s a peek at the fun we had, however, we didn’t know that we would have the most fun reading this email from Casey AFTER she saw the portraits last night:  

Jody, I know you guys get this all the time, but we are sooo in love with the engagement pictures. David heard me repeat myself at least a half dozen times about how I had no idea we could have pictures that look so amazing. The combination of the photos and the editing are just unbelieveable. Never could I imagine they would come out so amazing.
 the yelp review is being created… “if they can’t make you look good, you ugly”   =)
 He heard it, but we didn’t get to see you, I wanted to thank you for the editing.  it is amazing, soo love it!!! 
I have it narrowed to 39, I’ll get it squeezed down again by the end of the weekend for the engagement photo book.”
Casey and Mauricio
I still giggle every time I read it…we just can’t wait until their wedding day!
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in-Downtown Los Angeles
in-Downtown Los Angeles
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Marine Robert Returns Home From 16 Month Tour in Japan in Time to Wed Beautiful Princess Ashley This Weekend Near Disneyland

Talk about a romantic story…we first met Ashely several months ago when she  came into the studio with her mom, sharing her wedding plans with us.  Since her fiancé was a U.S. Marine stationed in Japan for the past 16 … Continue reading

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

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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Vintage Western Engagement Portraits for Nikki & Jeremy Capture The Look of Love at Mentryville

We first met Nikki and her mom at the beginning of the year, and had a great time planning for Nikki’s upcoming wedding to Jeremy at Gardens of Paradise in Agua Dulce.  We always stress the importance of an engagement session before a wedding, and we feel it is so important to the overall success of the wedding photographs, that we include the session in all of our packages.  There really is no better way to get to know your clients, how to best photograph them, and instill confidence in you with them, then to actually create portraits for them that they love.  We pay close attention to what our couples tell us about what they are looking for.  Over thirty years of experience has taught us how critical this is, and it also keeps things fresh and interesting for us.  Every session is different, even if the location is the same, because of this interaction and exchange.

Since the actual session was our first time meeting Jeremy, we made sure his voice was heard.  We could tell Jeremy was an artistic, creative, individual and welcomed his input.  We processed the images in lots of different black and white and sepia variations, and these were their favorites.  We also had a chance to utilize some of the cool, old, rusty equipment in Mentryville as props.  The most important thing to us, was that Nikki and Jeremy were able to relax and enjoy the session, and we really could see the love they had for one another.  It was in their eyes!

We can’t wait to explore Gardens of Paradise with them, meet their bridal party, and the rest of the family.  We will keep you posted.

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Shannon & Andy Wed at Robinson Ranch in Beautiful Ceremony With Their Daughter

Shannon & Andy are a unique,romantic, fun loving, family oriented couple and all of this is evident in their wedding photographs.  Mother and daughter wore red shoes to celebrate their individuality, and Shannon’s gown was both original and stunning.   We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we enjoyed creating them.

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Blessed Kateri Catholic Church Ceremony Followed by TPC Valencia Reception for Jessica & Zachery

Jessica & Zachery were high school sweethearts who shared lots of history.  Their wedding day was a celebration with family and friends from all over the country cheering them on.

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Romantic Backyard Wedding in Santa Clarita of Maria & Lalo

We have known Maria & Lalo for quite a while.  They  first met us at their cousin’s wedding we photographed several years ago.  Their wedding was originally scheduled for last June, but Maria’s deployment to Iraq forced them to push the wedding ahead for a year.  Lalo is a Marina recruiter and Maria is in the U.S. Army.  Their adorable daughter Isabella is a student.  Maria’s cousins graciously offered their beautiful Santa Clarita hilltop home for the intimate ceremony and fun filled reception.  Isabella was a very important participant in the planning and execution of this perfect day.  And yes, Lalo’s tears were real when he saw his beautiful bride.  We were proud to share this amazing day with this special couple and their family.

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