Christine and Brian are the sweetest couple and we are so blessed to call them clients and now friends! Their wedding was held at the Aliso Viejo Country Club. We worked alongside an amazing team of vendors that helped make their day flawless. Alicia Wu did an amazing job on Chrisitne’s hair and make up, and Jp Mcloed was such a fun DJ that certainly knows how to keep the party going. Christine and Brian really love the architecture at The Mission San Juan Capistrano so before the wedding we decided to do their first look there. The light was perfect and made for some really great portraits that we know they will treasure forever. Enjoy some of our favorite photos from their big day and be sure to leave them some love.
Rebeca and Dominick tied the knot here in Orange County two weeks before picking up and moving all the way across the country to Mississippi. Their wedding was beautiful and Leslie and I were grateful to be a part of their story and document their coastal dream wedding. Dominick is going to be a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. My uncle was also a pilot in the air force so I'm somewhat familiar with the life of an Air Force family, I'm sure that Mississippi will just be the beginning of their adventures together! Who knows, maybe someday in the future that adventure could lead them right back to the sunny coast of California!
Sometimes when Leslie and I are shooting photos for people, either engagement portraits, wedding photos, or family sessions, I sometimes take for granted how special it is for our clients. I get lost in the moments of making beautiful photos, composition, color, light, and posing. I'm having such a great time attempting to create little peices of art that I sometimes forget that what we are actually doing is documenting. We're using tools to capture their story, to freeze a peice in time. It's just a section of their lives, but most of the time it's a very important one. The photos will be admired for generations, passed down to children and grandchildren, shared with friends and family and used to remember a time in the past. Leslie and I absolutely love what we do. I feel blessed everyday that we are in the industry of love. One of the things I like most about photography is the technical side, all the fun gear and equipment. I also love the creative freedom that comes from a subjective art form, but with all of this, I think it's most important that we keep in mind who we're taking the photos for. I could have the most creative and technical photo ever, but if it's not true to the subjects, and has no emotion or isn't telling their story, then I have not done my job as a documentry wedding photographer.Below are a couple of our favorites from Rachelle and Steven's engagement photos we took this Sunday. They are truly a beautiful couple both inside and out and I hope that these photos will show you that. We had a great time shooting around the Canyons of Laguna Beach and the Pacific Coast in Southern California. We are very much looking forward to their wedding in May and can't wait to share it with you guys! - Eli
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