Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Omari & Lara: Australia Wedding!

If you've been following my blog, I think you might remember the post I made a couple months ago regarding the trip Paul and I took to Melbourne & Sydney Australia! This was one of the greatest & most challenging experiences of our lives. Traveling 15 hours doesn't do you justice when you need to prepare for a wedding! Definitely not complaining, we will gladly do it again ANY day! We just made a pact that if we're going that far, we're staying longer! ;)

We arrived in Melbourne to spend some time with my sister & her family, then took off to Sydney a few days later to join the wonderful Lara & Omari for their wedding day in Manly! We cannot thank them enough for this opportunity & hope we blessed them just as much with our work as they have blessed us! Here's a few of my favorites from their big day...

Omari & Lara Married on September 27th!
Amazing location: Manly, Australia - Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel
(aka: the castle on the hill or "the place Nicole Kidman got married")

Enjoy their wedding day slideshow: CLICK HERE

I LOVE getting these emails shortly after I send the slideshow to my wonderful brides...

Lara wrote:

OMG!!!! they are truly amazing.... Kristi I have to say you truly are gifted!!! I am blown away!! thank you. I just shared the blog with 2 friends and they both said that these are the best photos she has very seen of a wedding :) thought I would share. There are 2 folks I know that looking to get married will send on the link to our wedding!!
again thank you!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Hal & Abby's Wedding: St. Regis Monarch Beach

Hal & Abby held their very private, exclusive, intimate destination wedding at the breathtaking St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort...

So much architecture for a photographer to play with! :)

Their intimate brunch was held in the private wine cellar, surrounded by an exclusive 17,000 bottles of wine from around the world! An beautiful scene.

Some of my favorite women, from the wedding industry, that I had the privilege of working with once again were Laurie Davies of Five Star Weddings & Events, and Denise who created the unique and vintage hairstyle of the bride! Thanks you two for making everything that much more beautiful!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Vince & Sharon: Engaged!

Vince & Sharon are getting married at Turnip Rose in Newport Beach on April 18th, 2009!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


We're back from Mexico! SO much fun!
Paul and I finally got a day to relax and went through the forest in dune buggies, WOOHOO!

Our favorite shot from the Day After (Trash the Dress) Session...

Gina & Steven were so awesome to work with & absolutely wonderful for inviting us to Mexico to share their special day with them! We captured their rehearsal dinner, wedding day & enjoyed a "Trash the Dress" session as well! There was the sweetest wandering dog following us, we had to hold Gina back from taking him home! :)

We also had the privilege of working with Kristin and Michelle of The Dazzling Details once again, here are just some of the examples of the wonderful work they do, more shots up soon!

Carrie & Jake: Sneak Peek!

Carrie & Jake had their GORGEOUS ceremony & reception at Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirage this past weekend! Congratulations you two!!!

Meghan & Kirk: Engaged!

Getting Hitched on May 30th, 2009 in Lake Arrowhead! WOOHOO!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Jonathan & Melissa: Wedding Day!

The beautiful Arroyo Trabuco ceremony site...

The lovebirds...

Party time!!!

Jonathan & Melissa
Married on September 20, 2008!
Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club
Mission Veijo, CA
PS) I've never done this collage thing, so just feel free to give me any tips if anyone has any!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Seung & Hanna's Wedding Day!

I LOVED this church, yes, probably because it was PINK!!!

I knew Hanna & Seung wanted more than the church scene and brick alleys, they needed a certain edge, the Viceroy Hotel was the perfect stop...

...onto the party at the Sheraton!

Seung & Hanna's Wedding Day!
Location(s): Trinity Baptist Chuch & Sheraton Delfina: Santa Monica, CA
(Romantics taken at the Viceroy Hotel)
Hitched on September 13th, 2008!
View their wedding day slideshow HERE!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Boudoir: Not just for Brides!

I love giving a gift that keeps on giving. Donna decided to get a unique gift together for her husband. She booked a boudoir session with me last month & what an amazing woman! Donna is a rockstar. She is absolutely beautiful inside and out. I loved getting to know her while getting her these sexy & classy shots for her hubby...of SEVEN years!!! Yes, instead of a gift the day of the wedding, his is an anniversary gift, some may consider 7 years late. After 3 kids (yup, I said it) she is now in the best shape she's been in since the big day, so what better time than now?
I thought I'd put a little collage together of some of my favorites from the session...

I wanted to post this unique session to encourage brides to stay and eat healthy. The stress of planning can put a toll on your health and your looks. Some brides go to extreme limits to lose those extra pounds (or those extra ounces!). Take care of yourself. Don't fret if you're not your exact "ideal" weight by your wedding day. You have the rest of your life to spend with your hubby, he's marrying you & he loves you just the way you are.