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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Kandis & Matt Explore Mentryville for Romantic Engagement Portraits

We braved the heat, dirt and even a bee sting (Matt was a real trouper) last week with Kandis & Matt and Adriana as our very able wardrobe consultant, stylist, helper, and sister to Matt Farrell; the groom to be.  We had lots of fun and wanted to share these right away.  Enjoy this fantastic couple…we certainly did!

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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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New Composites Displayed at the Bellisima Bride Bridal Show at the Hyatt Regency Valencia on August 7, 2011

It has been a busy few weeks getting ready for the Bellisima Bride Bridal Show at the Hyatt Regency last Sunday.  It was a great show, with lots of brides searching out the perfect vendors for their weddings.  One of the new things we previewed at the show was a new format composite on metallic paper as well as a new magazine style album on metallic paper with a full wraparound cover.  We were able to utilize our dynamic new watermark that David Soltes of  Ten20 Creative Marketing designed for us.  Thanks again for your help…as always your work is awesome.

Our logo watermark was designed by David Soltes of :  Ten20 Creative Marketing

The Paseo Club in Valencia is the Perfect Wedding Location for Romantic Wedding of Shannon & Chris

Adorable, fun, happy and romantic are just a few of many adjectives I would use to describe Shannon & Chris.  The groom is Ali Hodek’s brother.  Ali runs the Bar & Grill, Private Events and Catering departments at the Paseo Club.  She holds a culinary arts degree from Le Cordon Bleu and is a certified wedding planner.  She was born and raised in the Santa Clarita Valley and has worked locally as a pastry chef and event coordinator.  Needless to say, Ali pulled out all the stops for her brother and his beautiful bride.  The entire wedding was a family collaboration.  Shannon’s sister was her maid of honor, and I think it was a first for us, when she requested a photograph of her picking the bride up.  Chris’ dad’s Blues Brothers rendition had the entire reception crowd laughing hysterically.

There were too many special moments to innumerate here, but we hope the photos help tell the story and show how fabulous a location the Paseo Club is.Charmaine  of Charmaine’s Bouquet Canyon Florist  did the flowers for the bouquets and personal flowers and Ali made all the flower balls, baked the cake, coordinated all the decorating of the room and reception site, and coordinated all the details during the day.  It was our absolute pleasure to be on hand to share the day with these two awesome families.

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Woodland Hills Country Club is the Perfect Location for Lisa & Brandon’s Wedding Day

Woodland Hills Country Club’s web site says it is “the perfect setting for your perfect day”, and this was certainly true as Lisa & Brandon’s wedding day arrived.  We have been planning with this couple for eighteen months and have known them since we met them at Brandon’s brother’s wedding almost three years ago.   Their engagement session at Ventura Beach with their dogs was a memorable day.

The wedding was a joining of two very close families, and we were happy to be there to share in their joy.  Matt Sutherland from Matrimony Pictures was with us as well to capture all the special moments on video.

Congratulations to this great pair.  We know lots of good things are in your future!

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Danielle & Travis Engagement Sitting at Paradise Beach in Malibu captures the fun and romance of this couple.

The weather can either be a friend or foe when you are an event photographer.  We are always carefully tuned in to the weather channel whenever we have location sessions.  The weather in Valencia could be beautiful, and an hour away at the beach, it could be raining.  We had to reschedule Danielle & Travis’s engagement session once due to wind and rain, so we were really hoping for good weather last Sunday.  We had made it through our wedding on Saturday without any drops falling (there was a 20% chance), so we felt confident to try it again with the same prediction on Sunday.

We left Valencia with rain imminent, but as we drove further south and through the San Fernando Valley and across the 101, the skies were blue and with puffy white clouds.  It was overcast again by the time we reached PCH.  Danielle and Travis were right on time for our meeting, although a little nervous.  Danielle was anxious to make sure we captured the fun, romantic couple they were.  We were sure it would be easy- just look at these two-and the girl is a dancer-just look at those legs!  Now that is what we calling jumping for joy.  We knew they were going to make us look good.

Within minutes they were warmed up-although the beach got pretty cool later…and having fun.  It was easy to capture this fun loving couple and their slide show is even more evidence of their playful personalities.  They really bring out the best in one another.  Don’t miss the shot Dave snapped of Danielle clowning in the background as I was showing her where to sit.

Luck really was on our side, because as we got to our cars to brush off the sand and change shoes- the rain started!  Thank goodness for the hot clam chowder at the Paradise Beach Cafe.  Now that is what I call perfect timing for a perfect couple!

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