Private Estate & Pomona Valley Mining Company Wedding

This striking outside of the box wedding took place at a private estate, what made it so touch is that it is the grooms parents house. The 360 degree views at their estate wedding were stunning. They captured the haunting beauty of desert life right down to the magnificent Joshua trees. The estate was decorated with lush and beautiful flowers, an area with vineyards, and a majestic Arabian stallion to photograph with after the wedding ceremony. We love the unique way of photographing a private estate wedding. The innovative decorations are exclusive to just this bride and groom. Such a romantic place to celebrate love and marriage. Following the ceremony the reception was held at the Pomona Valley Mining Company. This spectacular venue is nestled on a mountain cliff with beautiful views. The reception ballroom overlooks the city lights making for the perfect location to celebrate.

Our Southern California wedding photography services were not only at this couples wedding, we also were also honored to photograph their engagement session. We had an outstanding photography session, allowing us to capture so many sensational photos. It's always a good thing to plan an engagement session with your wedding photographer. Having that photo session allows you to get to know your photographer and them to get to know you.  You want to make sure you get along well together and that you love the photos that you receive. Kathryn and Christopher are so thoughtful and kind, we loved being their wedding photographers. These two made capturing their love for each other easy for us. See below for some of our favorite photos through out their wedding day. 

Congratulations to this beautiful couple we wish you both a life full of happiness and love.

Flowers - Cielo Rose 

Venue - Pomona Valley Mining Company

Video - Vier Photo & Video

Dj - Amaze Productions 

Rancho El Toro Wedding - Elegancia Events - Corona

This wedding is why we became wedding photographers. The pure love that this bride and groom show for each other is what most people search a lifetime for. Rancho El Toro by Elegancia Events is a stunning wedding venue, snuggled in a beautifully secluded area of Corona. This was our first time photographing a wedding at this venue, we had an absolute blast finding interesting and fabulous location's to do romantic photos with this couple. At one point we ended up behind the reception venue in what looked like an enchanted field. An absolute beautiful location and couple. 

This wedding was perfect from the moment we arrived until we left. The bride was slightly nervous but you saw those nerves flow away as she glided  down the aisle to the man of her dreams. She has loved her groom since she was 15, they were high school sweethearts. The ceremony was beautiful and sentimental there were plenty of happy tears. The reception was filled fun and laughter as everyone danced the night away.
We are so happy for this adorable couple and truly think their love will last forever. Thank you for choosing us to be your Southern California wedding photographers.

Venue - Elegancia Events 

Photom - The Everlasting Photo

Video - Joe Elgar

Officiant - Let's Get Married by Marie

Melissa & Billy's Wedding - Wilson Creek

We LOVE when we have the privilege of photographing a wedding at Wilson Creek Winery. This wedding venue is absolutely stunning. We always have nothing but the best experience here. The staff is so helpful and organized. This wedding venue and their staff truly make being a wedding photographer a blast.

Most often then not our engaged couples have already chosen their wedding venue, before reserving our wedding photography services. Brides have been dreaming about this day for years and the grooms generally don't care all that much where the wedding is located, as long as their bride is happy. :) This lovely couple seemed to of chosen everything together. The bride and groom found the venue together, picked the flowers together, the wedding cake, the food that would be served, etc. She did find her own wedding dress along with a beautiful cover up all at Davids Bridal. This bride also had some amazing "something blue" shoes by Steve Madden. We are loving the idea of a bride’s “something blue” being her fun and funky shoes. It truly is so much fun seeing what all of our bridal couples decide to use for decorations, venue. Even the look of the wedding can vary based on the style and personalities of a couple. We are so pleased to congratulate this beautiful couple and wish them nothing but the best in all of their life adventures. Thank you for letting us be your wedding photographer.

 

 

Susan & Jonathan's Elopement Wedding

Weddings are so expensive nowadays. Why have a huge wedding? 9 out of 10 times couples choose a large wedding because their family wants to celebrate with friends and family. Obviously some brides and grooms choose to have a large wedding because it’s that special fairytale they always imagined. However what if you could have that fairytale wedding without all the cost?

So many couples are choosing to save their money and celebrate their love in a smaller way with a wedding elopement. For so many years eloping was almost frowned upon...it was how you got married when you weren't supported by family or maybe a Romeo and Juliet situation was taking place. Times have changed and elopement weddings are now filled with excitement and adventure. Brides and grooms are traveling all over the world, with a smaller budget getting married over a cliff or next to a waterfall. An elopement wedding allows the sky to be the limit as far as location. 

We are so excited to add to our packages an elopement wedding section. Our Elopement Wedding Package starts at just $1000, and this package includes two photographers. We are in love with this new wedding elopement trend and can’t wait to work with our future brides and grooms. We are available for any location whether it be in California or Ireland....we are traveling photographers excited to be able to photograph your dream wedding. 

Congratulations to this beautiful couple. We know you will find all the love and happiness in the world.  

Elizabeth & Travis Wedding - Sierra La Verne Country Club - Wedgewood

This gorgeous Wedgewood wedding was definitely one for the books. Elizabeth and Travis chose to get married at their local church. Elizabeth was running a smidgen late so when we were finally able to meet our blushing bride she was nervous and stressed. We did our best to calm her nerves, but as it is at so many weddings, once her wedding dress went on not only did she look amazing (check out that stunning dress) but her nerves ceased. She was ready to see the man of her dreams and have her grandfather walk her down the aisle. As the bride glided so gracefully down the aisle with her grandpa everyone stood and watched in awe of how stunning she looked. When she finally made it to her groom she took his hands and their wedding ceremony began.

The ceremony was beautiful and filled with perfect prayers and love. Once the ceremony was over everyone headed over to the Sierra la Verne Wedgewood wedding venue for some fun. We were able to take this beautiful couple out onto the golf course for their "romantic" photos. We walked  around the golf course capturing amazing photos filled with love. Along the way we were able to see some ducks and geese that kept us on our toes (I'm pretty scared of geese, so I was concerned). The reception went on as the guests danced the night away and truly celebrated this new married couple. Congratulations to the couple, we loved being your wedding photographers. 

Florist - Riverside Flower Club

Venue - Sierra La Verne Country Club - Wedgewood

Video - Love is Cinema

Wedding Dress - Allure Bridal

Julie & Josh's Wedding - The Mitten Building

Never having had the opportunity to photograph at The Mitten Building, Nichole and I were so eager and excited to work at this fabulous wedding venue. Our first impression upon arriving at The Mitten Building, we were immersed by a strong red brick building. This romantic building exceeded our expectations. The upstairs wedding venue is a sight to behold, with elegant wooden floors, deep cardinal brick walls all being gently lit making this ceremony fill with ardent.

After enjoying the vast wedding venue it was time to meet our blushing bride. She of course was glowing and filled with excitement of the day. Many of our brides are often nervous about the ceremony, but Julie never once appeared to be nervous. She seemed truly confident in the love that her and Josh share and couldn't wait for the moment to say "I do" to Josh. 

The ceremony was brisk and suitable to their love. Our favorite part was the romantics we got to capture of the smitten couple. We had so much fun bringing this bride and groom onto the train tracks and capturing all their giggles and kisses. Being a wedding photographer our soul purpose is to allow our couples to relive their wedding day through pictures. Well, we also like to add in some added bonus romantic shots of just the two of them expressing their true honest love. This couple made that easy and we love the way their wedding photographs came out. 

Wedding photography in Redlands is a lot of fun and we truly enjoyed The Mitten and can not wait to capture more weddings in April at this venue. Congratulations to our bride and groom! We know your love for each other will last a lifetime!

Venue: The Mitten Building

Florist: Redlands Bouquet Florist 

Jordan & Neil Wedding - The Federal Bar - Long Beach

We love being Orange County wedding photographers but we also love getting the opportunity to photograph weddings outside of Orange County. This beautiful wedding was at The Federal Bar in Long Beach CA (such a fun and unique wedding venue, definitely a great location.....but more on the venue later). We arrived at the lovely Hyatt Hotel in Long Beach of course to meet our beautiful bride and her brides-man and bridesmaid. She was finishing up with her makeup and the reality of the day was beginning to sink in. Today was the day she was to be married to the man of her dreams. The guy who was always in her corner and was always taller then her (a plus in her book). As the time came closer to head to the venue, it was time for her to put her wedding dress on (that’s generally the moment our brides start getting more nervous and anxious). Her friends all told her how stunning she looked in her wedding dress and with her super awesome top hat. Yes, she wore a top hat! This was a first for us but this bride rocked it out and she looked just gorgeous and super authentic. It was time for us to leave and head to the venue. 

Upon our arrival at The Federal Bar in Long Beach, we gasped at the sureal architecture that had been maintained so well over the years. This wedding was meant to have a little 50's flair, and this venue helped make that possible. When you walk into The Federal Bar you are immersed with tall ceilings, dark ageless wood walls, and the largest most glamorous chandeliers you've probably ever seen. The aged beauty doesn’t stop in the down stairs area they have a unique metal vault big enough to fit 10-15 people, and a timeless saloon for the bridal party to prepare and take photos before the wedding. 

The wedding is moments away from beginning, all the guests are seated and anxiously awaiting for the wedding to begin. The doors open and out walks the groom to an awesome rock song as he flashes the rock on symbol down the aisle. At last, it’s the brides moment to walk down the aisle with her father by her side to the man she will spend the rest of her life with. As she glided down the aisle with her father by her side everyone stood with pure joy at the beautiful moment they were witnessing as these two were about to become husband and wife. The ceremony was short and sweet filled with heart felt moments and loving stories shared about the couple. The officiant announces that Neil may kiss his bride and everyone erupts with happiness and love. They are finally married! 

The rest of the evening was spent enjoying exquisite drinks and delicious food. The dancing opened shortly after dinner and our newlyweds danced the night away in each other’s arms celebrating their new life together, with their closest friends and family. We are so thrilled we were able to share in Jordan and Neil’s wedding day. We love being wedding photographers and always wish our couples a love to last a lifetime. 

He Popped the Question

A wedding proposal is one of the most exciting and usually surprising moments of your life. Proposals have become so much more than just asking someone to marry you. A proposal has become a perfect moment that is planned out and always remembered. Garrett planned the perfect proposal! He chose to propose on the cliffs in front of The Montage resort in Laguna Beach. Amber had no idea that she was about to become a bride and was overwhelmed with complete joy, happiness, and love. She of course said yes and he stood up and kissed her. The moment was perfect, and we are so excited for them. Moments like these are exactly why we are wedding photographers in Orange County, and Temecula. We don’t think of photography as a job. Being lifestyle photographers is a passion of ours and we love capturing these timeless moments of our clients. Congratulations again Garrett and Amber...we are so happy for you both. We know that you will have a perfect wedding and a lifetime of happiness. 

Sabastian & Jenna Laguna Beach

When you fall in love and marry “your person”, your entire life changes. Two families become one and you have vowed to spend the rest of your life with someone. These two have been husband and wife for several years now and have still managed to keep their spark alive. Sebastian couldn't keep his hands off of her. Which made for some amazing romantic photos on the beach. Even if being a bride and groom has come and gone for you, it's still truly important to get photos of you and your spouse. Just because you're married doesn't mean you two can't still document your love through photographs. We are so happy that these two allowed us to photograph their continuing love story. We wish you both the best love of all. <3

Krystal & Josh at Pearl Beach in Laguna Beach

What a fun couple! These two were a blast to work with! When they arrived on location these two had a large duffle bag. We weren't quite sure why until Krystal smiled and said we brought a ton of outfit changes. :) We were thrilled to hear this! It makes our job so much more fun to try different styles based on clothing. This obviously made our job of being a couples' photographer easier because they are a good looking couple! But the amount of giggling, smiling, and obviously love they showed for each other really show in these photographs.

Being an Orange County wedding photographer is such a rewarding job. Not only do we have the privilege of capturing the happiest moments of a couples life (their wedding day), but we also get to capture their love before the wedding while they are engaged. Being engaged is such an amazing, exciting, stressful (just because planning a wedding is overwhelming), and of course life changing time in a couple's life. We have the joy and privilege of capturing the giggles, smiles, and cuddles of our couples before they say "I do".

When our couples reserve our services for their engagement session and wedding day, our goal is to be a support system. We are proud to say we have experience in the wedding industry and we have AMAZING vendors that we work with. We are always available whether by text, phone call, or email for any questions or concerns. We pride ourselves in going above and beyond for our brides and grooms because we love what we do. We believe our Orange County wedding photography speaks for its self.

 

Hayley & Spencer at Treasure Island Park

We had the best time photographing this couple at Treasure Island Park near The Montage in Laguna Beach. These two have been together for a long time and are clearly so in love. We had all smiles with this beautiful couple. It's always such a pleasure photographing someone else's love. To say that Nichole and I love our job would be a complete understatement! There is nothing better then loving what you do. We are so lucky to be wedding photographers and be able to capture lifestyle photography. Thank you both so much for allowing us to photograph you! You two are a beautiful couple and we loved working with you both. We hope to work with you both soon! 

Samantha & Brady Wedding

It's hard enough for two people to fall in love. When you add a child it can sometimes make things more challenging. I hold a special place in my heart for step parents. My mother and I were lucky enough to have my step dad. He helped raise me from when I was a young kid and I am so grateful to have him in my life. I realize now as an adult that it takes a special person to take someone else's child and take them in as your own, I was lucky enough to have that. So, I must admit this love story truly pulled at my heart strings. This stunning bride found the perfect man. He absolutely adores her and her precious daughter. This was the very first wedding that we actually cried at (we don't suggest taking photos while crying -lol-)! This bride and groom chose to deliver handwritten vows. OMG!!!! Let's just say there was not a dry eye in the audience. Her vows were filled with so much love, and he even added vows to her daughter. They brought the little girl up and the groom read them aloud to her, such a touching moment.

Once the mushy gushy stuff was done these three were ready for the party! They had tons of fun dancing their hearts out and of course enjoying all the fun laughs with their guests. These three are such a fabulous family and we just know they will be together forever! Thank you both for allowing us to be your Orange County wedding photographers on your wedding day, it was truly a perfect wedding and we just know you both will enjoy a lifetime of happiness. We can't wait to photograph your events in the future!

Orange County Couples Photography


This awesome couple was too much fun to work with! They wanted their couple photos be taken at a local park in Lake Forest. They felt that since they are both kids at heart that it was the perfect spot. I actually photographed the these two about two years ago! I can’t believe it’s been that long.... but I had to share this super fun photography shoot. We love capturing the fun raw emotion of our couples. During this couple’s photography session it started pouring rain!! But we rocked it out anyway and we think these photos were definitely a success. Thank you two so much for allowing us to be your Orange County photographer. We wish you guys both the best in everything you do!

Our Family Holiday Photos

Happy Holidays from my family to yours! 

My husband and I, like most couples, have been busy this holiday season. So we decided that we would take our own holiday photos this year. Taking family photos can be stressful for anyone, but photographing your own family photos and then adding in our little naked cat made for some funny blooper images. Luckily we were able to get at least one photo of our little family that was Christmas card worthy. :) 

Does anyone else feel that the holidays arrive faster and faster each year? This past year was a crazy year for our family. We planned our wedding, got married, and went on our honeymoon (all while working of course). This will be our very first Christmas as husband and wife. So far the largest change has been giving both of our families equal amount of time with us. Our Christmas Eve and Christmas will be spent with my husband's side and my side. Yes, it does involve traveling a bit more, but isn't the entire point of the holidays to spend it with family? We are very thankful that both of our families are willing to work around each others schedules. Maybe someday my husband and I will be able to combine our families and host the holidays in our home. But until that day working together with everyone on time schedules will have to due. 

Sierra & Brandon at O'Neill Regional Park

Christmas pictures is always a must this time of year. But we know finding the perfect photographer can be a journey. Just always remember that one of the most important parts to picking your photographer is that you feel comfortable with them. You have to be able to loosen up and have fun with each other, so that your photographer can capture those fun candid moments together. 

This awesome couple is our cousin and his beautiful girlfriend. We had a ton of fun photographing these two. As photographers we are constantly offering to photograph our families, it always helps to practice and try new poses with our non paying clients. We are so lucky to have such an awesome family. Thank you both so much for allowing us to be your Orange County photographers. :)

 

Valerie & Kurt Idyllwild Wedding

When we are chosen to be someone's wedding photographer, we consider it to be the ultimate compliment. We know that we have a lot of competition in the wedding photography industry (especially in the Orange County area) and we know there are a ton of amazing photographers. We feel it comes down to, obviously our photos, but also the connection that we are able to form with our clients. These two were like our long lost friends. This bride and groom were way too much fun to work with and we couldn't be happier to be a part of their wedding day. 

When we arrived at the venue we immediately fell in LOVE. To say we had a million locations to take romantic pictures would be an understatement. Once we looked around for a bit, we met up with our beautiful bride Valerie, in a quant cabin in the woods. We had a blast photographing her getting all done up and taking her into the field to photograph her by herself. :)

Then it was time for the first look. The bride and groom were both a ball of nerves but both felt that they would calm down once they could see each other. The first look was a complete success; he was emotional seeing his gorgeous bride for the first time and we had a wonderful time capturing that serene moment.

Capturing romantics before the actual ceremony is always a good idea. It gives the bride and groom an opportunity to calm their nerves and just have a moment together. This couple was game for any and all of our photo ideas. We had this awesome bride traipsing around in her wedding dress and sandals all over the forest. But the results were totally worth it. So many awesome nature photos for this couple which was exactly what they were hoping to have. They are both avid hikers and really enjoy the outdoors. 

The ceremony was intimate and romantic. You could just feel their love for one another...there wasn't a dry eye in the crowd. We are so thankful to have had the opportunity to be their Orange County wedding photographers. We know that this couple will last a lifetime and then some. Congratulations!!  

 

Daisy & Jose Eagle Glen Golf Club Wedding

If you haven't had the pleasure of attending a wedding at Eagle Glen Golf Club, you should at least try a round of golf there sometime. This venue is simply gorgeous and full of awesome photography spots. Such an awesome venue! 

This gorgeous bride had two wedding dresses which is always fun for us! Having two dresses on your wedding day never used to be a "thing". But I think it's super fun and gives the bride a chance to have that classical timeless look her family may desire while still being able to have that fun "dance party" look she may want. We say "thumbs up"! 

We loved working with this bride and groom. Photographing weddings is always fun but when you have an awesome bride and groom like Daisy and Jose, it honestly makes the day that much better. Thank you both so much for letting us be your wedding photographers. We know you two will have an amazing marriage together. 

 

Venue: Eagle Glen Golf Club

Shantei & Sean Ayres Hotel Wedding

We love photographing people in love! These two are so in love and we couldn't be any happier for them. This fantastic bride doesn't live in California so she had to plan her entire wedding from another state (that is some tough stuff to do). But everything was so gorgeous and perfect.

This was a "Beauty and The Beast" theme wedding (who doesn't like Beauty and The Beast...)! Such a fun theme. We couldn't help but tease Sean the entire day that we knew who must be the beast. :) The wedding took place at The Ayres Hotel in Costa Mesa. The ceremony was next to this lovely fountain and the entire wedding was so dreamy and intimate, just the perfect setting! The staff at The Ayres was AWESOME to work with and the coordinator Rolanda with Vision into Reality Events is AMAZING! She is definitely the best and if you don't already have a coordinator, you need to hire her! She will give you the most beautiful wedding day and keep you happy and laughing the entire day. For a wedding photographer it is always more fun when we have a coordinator that keeps you up to date and is there if we need anything, and she WAS! 

Overall this wedding was absolutely perfect we are so happy for this beautiful couple and wish them nothing but all the happiness in the world! Thank you again for letting us capture your fabulous wedding day. 

Vendors-

Coordinator- Rolanda - Vision into Reality events  

Venue - Ayres Hotel in Costa Mesa

 

Proposal at Montage Laguna Beach

I think it's safe to say every single woman has thought about what her proposal would be like. It seems that part of being a girl.....when you grow up watching Disney movies with a HAPPILY EVER AFTER, it's hard not to imagine what your own love story would be like. Well this awesome guy planned the perfect proposal and we are so glad we could help capture it. 

Being a wedding photographer is so rewarding. But I wont lie...I love when we get to help be part of a proposal. The men are always anxious, nervous, and excited! All of the prep that goes into men "popping the question" just makes my heart melt. It really is such a wonderful moment to be able to photograph. Carl chose to propose at Montage Laguna Beach (if you haven't been to this gorgeous location, do yourself a favor and check it out). We were able to capture every little detail of him getting down on one knee (check out the short video below of her reaction)!

The surreal moments after you're OFFICIALLY ENGAGED is so overwhelming. You seriously want to laugh, cry, smile, kiss, and sometimes scream. It is one of the best moments you'll ever share with your soon to be spouse. Well after each proposal we photograph, we ALWAYS take the couple for some fun romantic pictures. These are always the best...we always get giggles and she is usually always staring at her new sparkle on her finger. What can I say...being a proposal photographer is the best! Thank you both for letting us be a part of your perfect wedding proposal. 

Venue: Montage Laguna Beach 

O'Neill Regional Park Engagement shoot

This outstanding couple never stopped laughing. We had the best time traipsing through O'Neill Regional Park. This bride and groom to be work with horses and are hoping to someday own their own horse farm. Being a HUGE animal lover I immediately liked them even more! Tell me you can see my vision of engagement photos with horses!! Anyway, needless to say I'll be staying in contact with these two down to earth souls. We LOVED this couple and their spunky personality!