Archive for July, 2013

One of the first shoots we did after moving to California was a collaboration with bridal gown designer Danielle of D’Marie Couture. It was a bridal fashion shoot in the Anza Borrego desert, and some of the shots were featured in an article about D’Marie Couture in the July 2013 issue of The G.O.O.D.S Magazine! We were thrilled to see some of our images included among some of Danielle’s other stunning designs! The article also gives a great account of how D’Marie Couture started and what inspires Danielle’s beautiful gowns! Check it out! Great article and magazine!

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Yesterday we photographed Rachel & Jon’s sweet wedding at NTC Liberty Station and Solare Restaurant. It was such a gorgeous day for a San Diego wedding! The skies were blue and there was a cool breeze – perfect for an outdoor wedding! So many pretty details (and super sweet moments) to share soon! Enjoy the sneak peek! : )

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And a bonus one because they are fellow Steeler fans!!! : )

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I met up with Stephanie & Erik in Florida earlier this month for their engagement photos around Central Florida! We started off at Erik’s parents’ ranch in St. Cloud. Their property was so beautiful and so much fun! We had a great time among the mossy oaks and orange groves. Along the way we saw cows and deer and puppies and piggies. Such a great location for engagement photos, and I got to know this cute couple a little better as we rode around 160 beautiful acres of “real” Florida!

As the sun began to set, we made our way over to downtown Melbourne for part 2 of their session! All the years I lived in Florida and I never realized that downtown Melbourne was such a cool area! It’s full of shops and bars, and on this Saturday night it was packed with people! After their session, Stephanie & Erik actually met up with some people for a night out! Now THAT is the way to plan your engagement session!

Here are more photos from their session! This first one was an idea Stephanie found on Pinterest! It just shows what a great sense of humor they both have! : )

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We had such a fun time tonight hanging out with Jennifer & William tonight for their engagement photos at Castaic Lake! The scenery was incredible and these two had fun riding around in their vintage Land Cruiser. I’m sure it’s never a dull moment around them! You can tell they just have a fun time being around each other! More sweet pics coming soon!

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How did you celebrate the 4th of July? We celebrated it with a sweet couple and their friends and family at one AMAZING party! Kerri & Corey’s beautiful Hudson Valley wedding at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie was such just incredible from start to finish! The emotion was building all morning until they held hands together before the ceremony. With tears and smiles, they both expressed how excited they were to be getting soon! Friends and family gathered on the patio overlooking the Hudson river, and with the sun shining brightly Kerri & Corey shared vows that they wrote themselves.

As the faded behind the mountains, the party was starting inside the Grandview ballroom! To set the tone, the bride and groom and the wedding party kicked off the reception with the Harlem Shake. The evening was filled with fun moments, from a prank played on the best man to “spin the bottle” to determine who had to dance inside the circle. The highlight of the night was the fireworks over the Mid-Hudson Bridge! Honestly, I’m not sure how any 4th of July can top this one! We think they should throw this party every year to celebrate their anniversary! What do you think? : )


Venue | The Grandview
Officiant | Jeanne Stark
Floral Designer | Lucille’s Floral of Fishkill
Makeup Artist | Bella Trucco
Hair | Kristen Ohrvall
DJ | Music Speaks Volumes
Videographer | Dideo Films & Storymix Media
Photobooth | iFlick Photo Booth

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I just got back from a trip to Florida to meet up with Stephanie & Erik for their engagement photos in St. Cloud and downtown Melbourne! Their session definitely made me miss all the charm of the south. I can’t wait to tell (and show) you where we went, but for now here’s a quick sneak peek of this sweet and adorable couple! : )

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Last week I also did a test shoot with model Vivi in the LA studio. I met Vivi on Model Mayhem and she was phenomenal to work with! We had a fun time playing with the fan (love how her hair whipped around wildly!) and I especially loved the lingerie shots on the rooftop! Vivi is just uninhibited and gives everything to the camera!


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I recently had some fun doing a couple test shoots at a studio in LA. One of my models was the talented and very soulful singer Alexis. On the way to the shoot I got to listen to her CD, and I was amazed to hear the passionate, velvety sounds coming through my speakers! She was so much fun to work with, as you can see from these photos!


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What a fabulous day for Kerri & Corey’s wedding at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie, NY! The sun was shining and the evening included fireworks over the Hudson River! It was a 4th of July that none of their guests will ever forget! Here’s a little sneak peek from their beautiful celebration!

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Julie & Garrett’s wedding at the New Haven Lawn Club is one of those weddings I wish we could shoot over and over again! The Lawn Club was the perfect setting to host all of Julie & Garrett’s friends and family while still making it feel like an intimate evening. From beginning to end, their day was full of happiness and love!

The ceremony began with the shades drawn and soft candlelight filling the room. As Julie entered the room on the arm of her father, the blinds were lifted and the room filled with beautiful sunlight! Julie wowed everyone in a stunning dress with an open back, but as she locked eyes with Garrett all they could do was smile. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen two people so happy to be married to one another!

As guests enjoyed the cocktail hour, the ballroom was transformed for the reception. Long tables, candles, and amber uplighting created an intimate setting for dinner. After some sweet and humorous stories shared during the toasts, Julie & Garrett danced with their parents and had a sweet kiss after feeding each other wedding cake! Once the formal elements of the evening were complete, the guests took to the dance floor and partied the night away! We were sad to see the day come to and end, but it’s beautiful to re-live the memories! Now that the happy couple has returned from their honeymoon, we’re excited to share some of the details from their gorgeous wedding day!


Venue | New Haven Lawn Club
Floral Designer | Fleur dy Lys Floral Company
Cake Designer | J Cakes
DJ | Powerstation Events

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