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
We were fortunate to photograph Morgan & Dan Mortensen’s wedding several years ago at Robinson Ranch Country Club- it was actually the VERY FIRST wedding at the venue. We have stayed in touch with them over the years and have had the pleasure of photographing the children as they have grown up, along with the entire family’s portraits. The kids have gotten to know us and just love hamming it up for the camera. We always look forward to seeing this wonderful family and watching them grow. Thanks for the memories!
One of the things we stress to all of our wedding couples is the importance of an engagement session for us to get to know each other before the actual wedding day. We can personalize the experience by going to … Continue reading
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!
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.
Olivia is one determined young lady. Case in point- her older brother brought her groom Michael home for the first time; as his friend to hang out with. Then 12 year old Olivia spotted him and said- “I am going to marry him”. Well many, many years later she was finally allowed to date him, and yes, marry the man of her dreams. Who says persistence doesn’t pay off. Their Bridgeport wedding was like a dream come true!
We had such a great time with this sweet couple who take such good care of each other. We weren’t surprised when Michael sent a bag of McDonald’s french fries into the dressing room for his bride to munch on before starting photos. Their black, red and white themed candy bar was a big hit with all their guests.
We wish them both the happily ever after they deserve!
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.
The sky was amazing…first a rainbow, then the billowy clouds set against a darkening sky, then the lightning show lighting up the evening skies…wow! Here is just a little bit of what guests found enhancing the festivities and joy at Deanna & Paco’s romantic wedding. We will spotlight more “people pictures” soon, but couldn’t resist sharing these right away.
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.
Gabriela’s Sweet 16 was a special day for family and friends to get together and celebrate with Gabriela and her family. What a great bunch of young people!