California

Beach Family Photos / Laguna Beach

 

This absolutely adorable family contacting me while they were on their family vacation. They were visiting California for a few days and going to the world famous Disneyland Resort. They told me that it had been far too long since the last set of great family photos was taken and they were long overdo with a growing family of six. We had a blast and I really enjoyed photographing the kiddos! We actually did a sunrise shoot for this session and I love the soft pastel colors of the morning light. Leave them some love in the comments! Enjoy!

 

 

 

Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding // Karli + John

 

If I could choose any wedding to finish our 2014 wedding season off with, it would be Karli and John's wedding in Rancho Palos Verdes. Not only did we have an opportunity to shoot at one of Southern California's premier luxury resorts, but we also got to document the wedding of two of the most genuine, laid back people we've ever photographed. Leslie and I always make it our mission to help our couples feel super comfortable and relieve any possible stress the day of their wedding, but it felt like Karli and John had that same mission for their photographers. Of course, I know that wasn't a mission they had, but that's just the type of people they are. They treated us like family and not like just another wedding vendor. 

Karli and John live in Huntington Beach and run a large stage production company together here in Southern California that John started as a small home based business. Their company actually set up all the uplighting for their reception at Terranea Resort. Their ceremony was at the renowned wedding venue, Wayfarers Chapel. It's a small glass chapel with very interesting architecture, it kind of reminded us a little of Anthony Chapel, but happens to be surrounded by a grove of California redwoods and panoramic ocean views. And if your looking for an inspirational place to worship, they actually have service in the chapel every Sunday too. We had a pretty awesome team of vendors that we had the pleasure of working with as well. Elysium Productions shot their wedding film. Elysium is a super talented video company in So Cal and I'm pretty stoked to see John and Karli's film when it's ready. Sharon Gall was the wedding planner and was fantastic to work with. She coordinates tons of large scale resort weddings and was incredibly detailed, super friendly, and truly a necessary component to this wedding.

 

Ponte Winery Wedding in Temecula // Ashley + Taylor

Ponte Winery Wedding in Temecula // Ashley + Taylor

Leslie and I photographed this wedding June 14 2013 and after a long blogging break, it's now time to share this beautiful summer vineyard wedding! For Ashley and Taylor, this was their destination wedding. They live in Texas and most all of their family and friends traveled in from Texas to attend their wedding. To be honest with you, this wedding was probably one of the most influential weddings to our business move here in California. It's actually amazing when I think about this wedding, how we booked it, the connections that we have made from it, and how important it relationships are in this business.