Archive for the ‘Weddings’ Category

Jenn and Shane ~ The Wedding

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

So, the one thing about being a terrible blogger is that when I go through photos to post, it’s like getting to relive the day again (yes, they got their photos AGES ago). This wedding was particularly bittersweet for me. This was the last wedding I did before deciding to cut back to part time and make my MSW program my full time priority. Tears may have been shed-which, is a good thing. To me, it meant that being a wedding photographer for all these years was the right decision, and it’s definitely not something I want to give up entirely anytime soon. And Jenn and Shane were just the right couple to end my terrific run with. They were super sweet, didn’t seem phased by anything that went wrong, were just incredible to be around, and if you ever get the chance to attend a wedding with LAFD firefighters-truly a great group to be around (even in light of their um, “cake customization” tradition).

Pre-Ceremony: Hyatt in Valencia
Ceremony and Reception: Knollwood Country Club
DJ/MC: John Pinto
Officiant: Mel Sandvig

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Alyssa and Kevin ~ The Wedding

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Recently, I finished designing Kevin and Alyssa’s album, and like I told them, I LOVED their choices. The images they chose out of the many hundreds they received really showed their love of friends, the importance of their families, and their love for each other. It also brought back what a beautiful they they had. Their wedding was at the stunning Hartley Botanica complete with Sparkler exit! (It was pretty exciting). Here are some of the other vendors that helped make up their incredible day:

Officiate: Rabbi Barry Lutz
Flowers: Mr. B’s Flowers (love these guys)
Coordinator: Bella Dia

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Jon and Patel ~ The Wedding

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

I first met this beautiful couple at their venue walkthrough a few weeks before their wedding. I felt IMMEDIATELY at ease with them (and their amazing coordinator, Rebecca of the Woodland Hills Country Club). Their wedding day was no different. From their first look to their last dance at the reception; I felt as if I had known them forever. (And check out the incredible grooms’ cake that Patel surprised Jon with-that’s love).

Ceremony and Reception: Woodland Hills Country Club
Photographer: Karen Leah Photography
Shoes: Luichiny

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Pasadena Wedding Photographer ~ Maribelle and Joe ~ The Wedding

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

If Maribelle can just organize everything of mine, my life would be almost perfect. From the time we met, to the actual wedding day, I felt so comfortable with Maribelle and Joe. Maribelle was one of the most organized and creative brides I’ve ever met. When I walked into the ballroom at the Altadena Town and County Club and saw the personalized bookmarks, book theme, perfect and appropriate use of vintage props with modern decor (she had a working vintage typewriter for guests use as a guest book and HUNDREDS of handmade paper cranes made from book pages)-I was blown away and had so much fun photographing it all! :-)

Venue: Altadena Town and Country Club
DJ: DJ Kellez
Videographer: Los Angeles Love Story
Shoes: Betsey Johnson

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