As the year comes to an end, I can't help but reflect on how grateful I am for each and every couple and their families who welcome us happily to their wedding day. 

It's been a year of growth as I moved into an office in Tustin with a wedding coordinator (I'll share some images soon!) I couldn't be more thrilled and full of joy to have a "job" I love!

Before we close out 2016 with a bang, I wanted to share a few behind the scenes from weddings and engagement sessions. It's always funny to go through the sessions and laugh at my mom and I - photo bombing each other. 

Tango anyone? 

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When you go to test the light in a room like this?!

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There will always be some laughs during family formals...especially when you lose some of the bridal party sneaking off to cocktail hour.

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Sometimes we take some portraits when we're early to an engagement session. Mom loves her doors!

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I don't mind getting a little dirty to get the shot. I mean, just look at that tree!

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This year, I second shot for a few photographers. Ashley was so sweet to snag a few pictures of me in this pretty light! Thanks Ashley!

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Pasadena city hall engagement photographer

Don't mind me if I interrupt your romantic picnic in the field...just pretend I'm not here. 

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Sometimes I run and make funny faces during bridal party portraits. 

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When you really like your new comfy dress and take a selfie in the bathroom mirror.

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Thank you again to all our couples who have allowed us to document your love story. It is such an honor and we never take it for granted! 

I also want to say a huge thank you to my mom - there is no other person I could trust as much as you to be along side me on a wedding day. Your close attention to detail, ability to read my mind and care for our couples - makes everything that much better!

Ps. Thank you Jaime & Ashley for having me second shoot your beautiful weddings!!