Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Puerto Vallarta "Trash the Dress" VIDEO!!!

Take a peek at our "trash the dress" session...don't forget to disable the main page music and stay til the end to enjoy the miriachi band! :)

Paul and I put together this video of our wonderful destination wedding couple, Lori & Richard. They were such troopers through the heat (86 degrees and 80% humidity), we were strugglin! But kept on and wanted to capture a variety of shots, discovering old Mexico, that wasn't able to be a part of the beautiful wedding day. We started out at their hotel then traveled north of Puerto Vallarta to an old little town called Bucerias. It was one of my favorite places with all the colorful walls and unique culture.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Lori & Richard's AMAZING Puerto Vallarta Wedding!!!

Hopefully words won't even have to explain the amazing time we shared with Lori & Richard on their BEAUTIFUL wedding day in Puerto Vallarta...beautiful everything, including the couple...

Lori & Richard's Wedding Day!
La Salamandras
Puerto Vallarta, MEXICO
The Big Day was May 17th, 2008

Experience their amazing wedding day!
(disable main page music & CLICK above for slideshow...please be patient as slideshow loads, ENJOY!)

I had the privilege of working with the amazing coordinators from Dazzling Details, Kristin and Michelle. They both did an amazing job with all their hard work and planning, can't wait to work with you guys again VERY soon! :)

Everything was absolutely beautiful...

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Field Trip #2: We're in MEXICO!!!

I just wanted to write a quick note and post a few pics and tell ya'll that Paul & I will be in Puerto Vallarta, MEXICO til the 21st shooting a wedding and getting a little sunshine! Please feel free to email me or leave me a message and I apologize for a small delay in response time. :)

The beautiful church downtown...

The little historic town of Bucerias where we'll do the "trash the dress" session on monday!

...so many precious children...

Paul and I are enjoying a change in culture, we need to do this more often (wink, wink!)

Watch for more pics - coming soon...

Wedding on Saturday, WOOHOO!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Robert & Elaine: Engagement!

I love going new places. New land. I love to explore - it's where i get the best pics! Elaine and Robert helped a ton with their awesome ideas. We headed to Pasadena where we knew there was a few options to work with and one led to the next!
Check out just some of my favs...

One of my favorite shots of all time, i could hardly keep the camera still - haha, you guys ROCK!!!

Elaine is such a sweetheart and i know she is just head over heels for Robert. He constantly cracked her (and I) up, along with all the affection he showed her - this gave me alot to work with...not to mention their "mini-fashion show" they busted out in the middle of City Hall, WORK IT!!! :)

Beautiful achitecture...

Down the alleys of Pasadena you hear Salsa music at night, so of course, there was no other option than to stop and dance!

Elaine & Robert: Engagement Shoot!
Their Big Day is August 31st at Pacific Palms Resort!


Monday, May 12, 2008

Amy & Amir's Wedding!

The Setting...

The gorgeous bride, Amy...

...the newlyweds!!!

I try to get every couple to step outside their venue to get a "nightshot", this one worked out perfect with the lamp posts and the moon, lighting up the scene. After showing them a quick peek on my camera, Amy & Amir were so thankful I took them aside to spend a few moments away from the party to allow me to capture this moment...

One of my new goals is to take CREATIVE ring shots, I was in LOVE with the colorful art displayed at K'ya Restaurant and had to link it to the rings...

Amy & Amir's Wedding!
May 10th, 2008
La Casa Del Camino - Laguna Beach, CA


I love culture in each wedding I attend and fascinated how each one has it's own unique traditions. I finally got to experience my first Persian wedding with one awesome couple!

I was so fortunate to work alongside the wonderful coordinator, Laurie Davies, of 5 Star Weddings and Events, who made the day run smoothly. The beautiful floral decor was done by Keith J Laverty Designs.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Stefanie & Ty: Engagement!

I LOVE the chemistry between Stef and Ty...AMAZING. They are constantly cracking eachother up, clearly best friends and so in love. This makes my job so easy!!! I don't think i had to tell them what to do once, and if i did, one of them would ad their personality and lil twist on things to spice it up! LOVE IT!!!

They were troopers! It was at LEAST 90 degrees out and thank goodness for the gusts of wind that would come along to cool us down...

Silly Stef...

Silly faces...

i LOVE color.

White women can JUMP!!!

...time out...

Stef and Ty are SO adorable and made matching jerseys!!! Ty plays bball and coaches as well, so they are a big fan of the hoop! Here they are, showin off the soon to be...TEAM AYE!!!

Stefanie & Tyson's Engagement Shoot!
Old Town Orange & surrounding areas :)
Their Big Bash is July 11th in Laguna Hills!