Treasure Island Park - Laguna Beach - Engagement Session

Photographing couples in their favorite locations with all of that love and emotion is truly the best. Treasure Island Park in Laguna Beach is one of our favorite engagement session spots. We are totally in love with the whole scene from the stunning waves to the rock landscapes that form the perfect tunnel for our couples to stand under, we just can’t get enough of this gorgeous spot. 

This couple holds a special spot in my heart. This beautiful bride’s mom is my AMAZING hairstylist! I always consider it the ultimate compliment when family friends consider us to be their wedding photographers. We had so much fun and to many laughs photographing these two. We can’t wait for these two to get married in March at Coto Valley Country Club!

Maternity Session - Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park

Being a lifestyle photographer and wedding photographer is an absolute blast! Capturing so many special moments is the best part of my job. If I’m being honest, maternity shoots are one of my favorites to photograph. That anticipation and pure excitement from my beautiful mommies to be is just magical to be a part of. This beautiful momma was actually having labor pains during her photo shoot! Talk about a strong woman! So impressed by this lovely lady. Check out her gorgeous maternity photography at Thomas F Riley Wilderness Park in Coto De Caza session below.

Engagement Photos @ California Scenario - Costa Mesa

Engagement photography sessions are so important to have. This time before the wedding allows your wedding photographer the chance to get to know you and your fiancé. Feeling comfortable with your wedding photographer is crucial since you will be with your wedding photographers most of the day. Wedding photography and wedding videography will be your two main vendors throughout your wedding day that you will see the the most.

We are thrilled that this super fun couple chose a new engagement session location called California Scenario in Costa Mesa. Such a beautiful hidden gem that has a lot of different style choices to chose from. Please check out their gallery of some of our favorite engagement photos of these two.

Graduation Photos - Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park

Congratulations to this beautiful graduate!! We had so much fun with this graduation session at Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park. This beauty wanted an outdoor feel for her graduation photos so we suggested Thomas F. Riley, a hidden gem in South Orange County. This park is filled with tons of rustic locations and golden fields. Since she was nervous (never having worked with a professional photographer) and didn't know what to expect, her mom was thrilled when we had her laughing for some beautiful candid photo moments. We truly had a wonderful time photographing this lovely lady. Graduation photos are so much fun and such a beautiful memory for the family to cherish.

Sierra Lakes Golf Club Wedding

What a stunning bride and groom inside and out! These two were such a blast to work with. The entire day was perfect from the stunning Sierra Lakes Golf Club, to the endless dancing at the reception. Being a wedding photographer in the Temecula area is so much fun. We feel so honored that we get to document the most important day of someone’s life. Our images will be something the bride and groom will cherish forever. Check out the gorgeous photos below from the Sierra Lakes Golf Club. Congratulations to these two! Thank you for letting us be your wedding photographers! 

Venue - Sierra Lakes Golf Club  

Thee Olde Chapel, Riverside

Our bride got ready at her family home where we captured her and her bridesmaids having a blast getting ready for her big day. We loved capturing these girls in their matching outfits! After photographing these lovely ladies we headed over to photograph some awesome moments with the guys. This groom and his groomsmen were nothing but jokes and laughs. Good friends are hard to come by but it’s clear this bride and groom found them. :) After photographing some fun moments of this groom with his guys, it was time to head the to the chapel.

If you're in search of an old world enchanting chapel, check out Thee Olde Chapel in Riverside, California. This chapel gives off such a romantic warm feel that’s absolutely perfect for a wedding. While it’s just moments before the wedding it’s time for this gorgeous bride to put on her wedding dress. While her mom and maid of honor helped zip her up, all the bridesmaids had tears in their eyes. To say this bride was stunning in her dress would be an understatement. She was beautiful and glowing in her long fitted wedding gown. With the bride all dressed and ready it’s time for this couple to say "I do." The wedding was perfect and filled with laughs, tears, and special moments to treasure forever. After the wedding we photographed the family, bridal party together, and of course captured some romantic photos of just the bride and groom.

The wedding reception was held in the backyard of the bride’s family home. This backyard was gorgeous and the perfect size for this intimate wedding reception. One of the best parts about having a backyard wedding reception is that you can do whatever you want to your own backyard. You can have actual candles lit, you can bring your own cake and serve whatever food you would like, etc. We love backyard weddings and the special intimate feel that they bring to a wedding day. This wedding reception was filled with awesome dance moves, laughs, and really tasty food. This was one perfect night filled with the couple doing a grand exit through a tunnel of all their closest friends and family and driving off into the night in a limo. 

We are so happy for these two newlyweds and know that they will have a lifetime of happiness together and hopefully lots have adorable babies!! Congratulations to the bride and groom and thank you for choosing us us to be your Orange County Wedding Photographers.

Wedding Venue - Thee Olde Chapel  

Videographer - Cam Beverly Productions 

Dj - DJ Josiah

Kimberly Crest House and Gardens & The Mitten Building Wedding

Wedding Photography is a one of a kind job. We have the honor of seeing our couples fall in love all over again as the say "I do." This wedding was especially dreamy. The pure elegance of this venue makes this place one of our favorite places. This beautiful couple picked the perfect place to get married. Kimberly Crest House & Gardens is a one of a kind location filled with trees that could touch the sky and enchanting architecture all in one which makes for stunning wedding photos. 

Once these two became husband and wife everyone headed to the wedding reception which took place at The Mitten Building. The Mitten Building is filled with red brick that adds warmth to the room with the added touches of the couple this venue was the perfect reception site. We are so glad we could be their Riverside wedding photographers. We wish these two nothing but the best and a long happy marriage together.

Wedding Venue - Kimberly Crest House and Gardens

Reception Venue - The Mitten Building

Wedding Dress - Luv Bridal

Florist - Sweet Stem Florist 

Photography - The Everlasting Photo

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.