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Leoness Cellars Winery - Engagement Session

If you haven’t visited Temecula Wine Country you need to. The stunning beauty commands your attention and of course the wine isn’t bad either. With so many beautiful places to get married in Temecula, Leoness Cellars is one of our favorites! This winery was recently updated and added a wonderful restaurant which is a MUST if you’re in the area. The stunning ceremony site overlooks the vineyard and is the perfect location to say “I do”. Since we clearly love this venue we were super excited to have the opportunity to photograph this couple’s engagement session at Leoness Cellars Winery. When you have AMAZING couples to work with life is so much more fun! These two were a blast….we had lots of laughs and cuddly moments surrounded by the luscious grapevines which made my job much easier. We truly cannot wait for these two to have their Leoness Cellars Winery Wedding in Temecula in November 2019!! Please check out some of our favorites below from this engagement session.

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

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.

 

 

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.

 

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

Josie & Gunnar Just Because Shoot

As some of you may know The Everlasting Photo is a small family run business made up with two sisters (Amber & Nichole). Well this photo shoot is particularly special to us because this is our handsome brother and his gorgeous girlfriend (who the entire family adores). As his sisters, we felt that we could bribe him into letting us photograph the two of them...it worked :). We ended up deciding that Laguna Niguel Regional Park was the best pick for the style they were hoping to capture. What a gorgeous park! We had the absolute best time laughing and photographing this amazing couple. After spending more time with these two together I must write, when two people just click everyone around them sees it too. Well I think I speak for everyone that knows this awesome couple that THEY CLICK and we are so happy you two are happy. Thank you both for letting us use you as guinea pigs and for practice (photographers constantly should be striving to improve...right?!) You two were the best!