A tool with you that will CHANGE your life when planning your wedding! As a bride once myself, I know how overwhelming the whole process can be. You don't know where to even begin...when do we start looking at venues? How do we determine a budget? Who should we invite? We could probably chat all day with a list of questions, right?
Engagement season is in full swing, and with the release of the Pantone color of the year, Greenery, plus the abundance of floral inspiration on the Internet and Pinterest, picking floral design for your wedding can be a bit overwhelming. Do you go traditional, keep up with the all greenery trend, stick to one color palette, or mix it up? There are so many options and we hope that these tips will help you navigate this floral design world a bit.
Have you been to a wedding or event and seen those cool geofilters you can use on Snapchat? My Brides love when I share helpful resources to alleviate any stress with wedding planning. Last year, I hosted a party for the AW Bride Tribe (a community of newly engaged brides.) We made floral crowns, shopped and I showered them with gifts at Happily Ever Etched.
As a luxury boutique wedding photographer, we give our clients not only an experience but serve them in the best ways possible. I’ve always loved the inspiration and articles in The Knot magazine, so it’s why each of my clients receive a copy of the California issue. They’ve included the best wedding vendors throughout California. So when I discovered they were offering a new (and free!) concierge service to help couples find the perfect venue based on their needs, I had to share!
You’re engaged and wedding planning is in full swing — hooray! Your Pinterest feed is a constant source of inspiration, and you can’t help but pin, pin, pin as you scroll through the stunning photos. A wedding dress framed by the perfect blush wall, a carefully styled invitation suite, a bride and her bridesmaids giggling as they fluff each layer of tulle. With a little careful planning and my six tips, your getting ready photos will be just as Pinteresting!
Over the years, I’ve had a lot of people ask how I became a photographer. So I thought I would share with you a little bit about the why and the heart behind my business.
I know it may sound cliche but I always have been fascinated with photography. There was a day in particular that I remember, while my brother and sister played volleyball in the backyard, there I was, with my disposable camera photographing insects, birds and my dog. It’s so funny because I recently stumbled on a box of old photos and found those pictures buried. And now 23 years later, here I am camera-in-hand, only this time with a better camera and photographing people now!
Where do I even begin this beautiful wedding? Krista and Jimmy are two of the sweetest, caring and genuine people you will ever meet. The day was surrounded with friends and family from all over to celebrate this momentous day.
We were married almost five years ago and that was before pinterest. And you want to know a secret? It was still absolutely amazing without it. With the help of family, friends and some inspirational wedding blogs, we were able to plan our wedding on a budget that was perfectly unique to us.
Krista and Jimmy wanted their engagement session to be at the charming Pasadena City Hall. What an amazing and unique place to document their story. The love they share is completely evident after spending a few moments with them. Krista's smile lights up while embraced in his arms.
We started by exploring the grounds, taking in the impressive architectural details, brightly painted tile and beautiful gardens. This summer they will be getting married at the stunning St. Regis Monarch Beach and we couldn't be more excited to document their love story.
Kara got talked into being the chaperone for her younger sister and boyfriend at a concert one night. That evening, a California girl stood out in the crowd to that guy in the band from Minnesota. They met that night and just as the saying goes, the rest is history.
Megan and Levi met while going to school together at Biola University. Their love is completely evident after a few minutes spent with them. The look in his eyes as she glances his way. The way her smile lights up as he kisses her nose.
Jenn is a pediatric nurse and they couldn’t have been more deserving of this documented date night on the beach. Just a few months prior, with the help of 25 of their closest friends and family, he planned an epic proposal on the Santa Monica Pier with memories of dates and their time together.
We believe images are the stories they tell. When you can feel the emotion from the person in the photograph. We know how important your legacy is, which is why we offer our clients BEAUTIFUL custom designed albums that will last for generations.
Makaila and Ryan were married on a beautiful morning as the sun peaked out, not a cloud in sight. The day was a culmination of two families coming together to help make their wedding a dream come true, and that’s exactly what it was.