Saturday, October 25, 2008

The "Jet Setter"...

Wowsers! What a crazy month! Shortly after returning from Australia, I hit the road for Anjani & Sanjay's beautiful vineyard wedding up in Pleasanton, CA...

I had to get a little Mehndi (henna) done...what a beautiful culture.

Next, Paul and I headed out to Washington DC, it was a fun trip since neither of us have been there before. Paul handed the camera to a friend we had visiting with us and said "it's all set up, just shoot", thanks to him we were able to get this sweet shot of us in front of the National Gallery of Art! It was weird to be in front of the lens for once...practicing :)

Joe & Mai, the coolest couple for letting us explore DC with them & capture their special day. They were absolute troopers when they found out it would be raining ON their wedding day. They were willing to get all fancied up and see eachother the day before for the romantic portraits - first stop was the C & O Canals in Georgetown. My favorite spot.

We got together later that evening for a night shot, taken beside the Capital Building...

A huge THANK YOU to my past clients Kelly & Roy who not only referred the Australia wedding, but the DC wedding too! I shot their wedding just over a year ago (fav photo below from their big day). They are allowing us to travel this huge world, just a bit faster than expected! We cannot thank you guys enough!!! :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

BECO: Baby Carriers

I just wanted to give a shout out to the best baby carriers in the world, BECO!
I have been working with the company for over two years now and LOVE it - the owners, company & product are all so great. I thought I'd spread the word, check em out!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Phil & Laurie's Wedding Day!

I can't say enough about the italian-inspired private estate where Phil & Laurie got married.
As soon as you walk into the entry way, the scene could take your breath away...

Moments after "the first sight"...

The Ceremony...

Tom Blake of the Orange County Register wrote... In a toast, Phil said, "When you meet the right person, whether at age 15 or 54, you know it's the right person." For Phil, getting married for the first time at age 54 was worth the wait. He smiled and said, "Laurie is that right person."

The reception room was absolutely gorgeous with the help of Jen K Floral Design.
The chandeliers & Italian hand-painted walls made it that much more elegant...

Phil & Laurie's Wedding Day!
August 23rd, 2008
Private Estate: Italian inspired "Villa Rosa Rugosh"
San Juan Capistrano, CA

These ladies helped make the day even more beautiful...
Florist: Jen K Floral Design
Coordinator: Maria Lindsay

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Back from Down Under!

Paul and I had the opportunity to shoot a destination wedding in Australia!!! Who could ask for more? This has been such a blessing and an adventure. We returned last week & I thought I'd share a few "sneak peeks" with ya!

The "Castle on the Hill", also known as "the place Nicole Kidman got married" or the famous "St. Patrick's Seminary", which is now a school for International Business students, not too shabby huh!? No students should be complaining here. This is where the wedding & ceremony took place for one of my greatest couples, Lara & Omari!

The Sydney Opera House...

I was so fortunate to be able to work and play all the way across the world. After we shot the wedding in Sydney, we were able to catch a flight to Melbourne for a few more days to spend time with my sister, my niece and the family. So much fun! I won't see them again until OUR wedding in Jan/Feb 2010, so sad...I'm trying my best to set a location & date in stone by the end of the year!
Ok, let me just say when I gazed out the window to the scene below, my stomach dropped and my eyes swelled. I couldn't even speak. You don't understand...I've been searching for a scene EXACTLY like this for my wedding day for over a year now, EVERYWHERE. Of course, I find it in Australia....GRRRR, not an easy option for the family & guests...aghhhh, well, one can dream. We drove along "The Great Ocean Road" to The "Twelve Apostles", an amazing sight!

Check out more of our trip in this awesome slideshow Paul put together for the family, I thought I'd share it, since whoever reads this is considered part of the fam! :)

(you'll see how much we love all the funny animals!)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Ben & Amy's Wedding Day!


Getting married!

The Lovebirds...

and their posse...

Party Time...

The fun & simple reception Decor!

A party full of the BEST dancers I've ever seen, including the "Laker Girls" - woohoo! :)

Even mama knew how to shake it!!!

Ben & Amy's BOOTY SHAKIN' Wedding Day! :)
July 25th, 2008
Westridge Golf Club: Brea, CA

Check out their Wedding Day & Rockin' Celebration - CLICK HERE!

Sanjay & Anjani: Engaged!

Sanjay & Anjani Engagement Shoot!
The weekend of Oct. 19th they'll be hitched!
Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery - Pleasanton, CA