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Kumar's Ranch Wedding - Corona

Southern California is known for its amazing weather, beautiful people, and stunning wedding venues... :) We as Southern Californians are so blessed with so many wedding locations to choose from. This hidden gem in Corona Ca. was the perfect spot for these two. What a wonderful day filled with so much love and beauty and of course dancing! The fun this bride and groom had during their first dance, father - daughter dance, and mother - son dance really set the stage for what the night had in store. The traditional “El Baile de la Vibora” or what many call the Mexican wedding dance or Mexican wedding snake dance was so fun! This dance had the entire room in an uproar watching as the ladies and then the gentleman weaved through the couple and around the ballroom. The band kept the night filled with men and women spinning around engrossing themselves into the salsa dance. We are so happy for this beautiful bride and groom. Their day was flawless and we are so glad that we could be their San Bernardino wedding photographers. Please enjoy some fun moments of this couple's beautiful Corona wedding day.

Venue - Kumar’s Ranch

The Riviera Hotel Wedding - Palm Springs - Star Wars Wedding

It has been far too long since I have taken some time to continue our blog...so here it is! This wedding was actually May 4th, 2018; so many amazing things have changed for The Everlasting Photo since this wedding. I can't help but flash back. Since this wedding we have updated our cameras and equipment, we have a larger staff, now adding Dillon to our team, and we have just improved our style as a whole. Looking back on a wedding that we have had the honor of photographing is such a surreal experience and we are so elated to have the privilege to continue our dream of being wedding photographers. This Palm Springs wedding was the perfect day. These two clearly are hopelessly in love with each other and are obviously fabulous since they chose to get married on May 4th. This wedding was "Beauty and the Beast" themed for her and "May the 4th be with you" themed (Star Wars) for them both! We had the best time being this couple's wedding photographers. We know that their love will last a lifetime.

Venue - The Riviera Hotel

Video - Love is Cinema

Wedding Dress - Oleg Cassini

Florist - Tommy Williams Design

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 Wedding, 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

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.  

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 

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!

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!

Kari's & Kyle's Wedding

First of all let me just say we love family estate weddings; they can be such a special bonus to get married to the person you love at a place that means the world to you. Well this beautiful couple chose to get married at the bride's family home. When we arrived at the family home we were in awe of the stunning location and the water front views. Such a beautiful setting for a perfect wedding day. 

Now this amazing bride had 3 of the cutest little sons that she had in a previous marriage. When we arrived at the bride's room we were expecting to see her boys with her, but they were in the grooms room. The groom had decided that soon they would be his sons too and that he should share some special alone time with just the boys before the wedding. To say this family was adorable would be a complete understatement. I have a soft spot for step-fathers that step up to be a father figure. We just couldn't help but fall in love with the amazing chemistry that these parents had for each other and their beautiful family. We couldn't of had more fun working this amazing wedding and are so glad we could capture their wedding photos that they can treasure forever.

Location: Lake Elsinore Private Estate

Katherine's & Christopher's Engagement Shoot

True love..

These two are so deeply in love and so excited to finally become husband and wife! I had the best time photographing these two. But the love that these two have for each other is absolutely adorable. For those of you that don't know when you first get engaged all of these mixed emotions occur and can become overwhelming at times....but for this power couple they weren't stressed at all. They had planned out a majority of their wedding and they were still about 10 months away. I was truly impressed....I won't lie my husband and I were quite stressed during those engagement months. The pressure of having "THE PERFECT WEDDING" can make even the perfect couple a little dingy. But at the end of the day every wedding is perfect in their own special way. We can not wait to watch these two say "I do" on the best day of their lives. 

P.s. If your ever in search of a gorgeous place to take family photos, engagement photos, etc. O'Neill Regional Park in Trabuco Canyon is so gorgeous and a true treasure. 

Location: O'Neill Regional Park

Jacqueline & Johnathan

Temecula Creek Inn Wedding 

The amount of love and joy throughout this wedding day was astounding. We were so happy that we got to take part in this fun loving couples wedding at Temecula Creek Inn. 

When we arrived at this bride's hotel room she was blasting music with her girls and we knew at that moment this was going to be a really fun wedding to photograph. Our favorite weddings are when the bride and groom are just excited for the day with no stress. These two were nervous up until the first look; you could see the stress and tension disappear the moment they saw each other. The rest of the day was a dream between the gorgeous ceremony to the reception. The music was bumping at this reception and we couldn't help but boogey a little ourselves to the fun beats. 

This bride and groom picked the most beautiful venue; Temecula Creek Inn is just stunning and the staff is so awesome and easy to work with. In wedding photography your job is to make the wedding look as gorgeous as it was and let us just say Temecula Creek Inn made our lives easy! We honestly had the best vendor team at this wedding. We had the pleasure of once again working with my truly talented husband Brian with Love is Cinema; every wedding with him always goes just that much smoother. It really helps when your photographer and videographer have good chemistry together; it will make your wedding day go by even smoother. We also were lucky enough to work with Ian over at DJMC Ian B, talk about an awesome guy; he really made the reception a party....let's just say the dance floor was always full. We are so happy we were able to be a part of this fantastic wedding.

Vendors: 

Venue: Temecula Creek Inn - www.temeculacreekinn.com

Videographer: Love is Cinema - www.loveiscinema.com 

Dj: DJMC Ian B - www.djmcianb.com