Having once lived in Alhambra, going to school in Pasadena City College, and working in Pasadena, I’ve passed by Castle Green so many times, wondering and dreaming about photographing on the property. My dream came true when Dylan and Ashley hired me to photograph their Castle Green wedding in the spring! And after their engagement session at and around Santa Monica pier, I was excited to once again capture the love that the share.
And what a beautiful day it was. Ashley looked absolutely stunning with her sweetheart neckline dress and a gorgeous cascading bouquet sprinkled by dark red accent flowers. Dylan, with his dark red bowtie and custom suit from IndoChino that was monogramed with their names and wedding date, looked absolutely dapper. It was an honor to have been a part of their big day!
Ah, I remembered photographing Kathryn and Taylor for their Disneyland engagement portrait session. Recently, Kathryn and Taylor got married at such an awesome venue in Eagle Rock. It’s called the Women’s Twentieth Century Club and has been deemed by the National Park Services to be a property of historic value. The beautiful ceremony was held in the backyard where trees surrounded the area, and the reception was held inside the craftsman house. Oh, and for dinner? Street tacos, yeees!!!
Arriving to Torrance Woman’s Club wedding, all of the ladies were in a frenzy getting ready. Except, that is, Kellie, the bride herself. She was as cool as a cucumber and had a go-with-the-flow attitude towards everything unplanned. The same was with Michael, her groom, and it made perfect sense how they can love each other so much.
Alex and Lucia disregarded many of wedding traditions, and kept true to themselves. From getting ready in the same room, to wearing a beautifully structured suit and a lace jumpsuit. Everyone in attendance was full of emotions, especially when it came to the toasts.
Bobby and Jackie is the most well-traveled couple I’ve had the pleasure of encountering. Traveling the world is part of their lifestyle, and they do it with such happiness and excitement. It’s only fitting to include this part of their life into their wedding! For their wedding, I traveled to four different locations within Los Angeles – Jackie’s house to photograph her and her bridesmaids getting ready, to Bobby’s house for their beautifully done backyard ceremony, to Santa Monica Pier to photograph the bridal party portraits and have some major fun at the arcade, and to the Santa Monica Bay’s Woman’s Club for the reception.
It’s very apparent how much in love Jackie and Bobby is by the way that he makes her laugh every moment they’re together. It’s also very apparent how much love they’re received by their friends and family as many eyes were in tears during the exchanges of their vows. I’m glad I was able to be part of their wedding day as their photographer.
As you know, Los Angeles is a huge city with so many interesting nooks and crannies that goes undiscovered. Sara and Paul’s urban wedding took place in such a location. In an industrial area right by a Los Angeles River bridge is a warehouse that recently got turned into awesome event venue, to which they call Elysian.
Paul and Sara’s wedding was a fairly small gathering full of close friends and families. Both the bride and groom got ready at the venue, and spirits were high as both expressed how excited, yet slightly nervous, they were while getting ready. But all changed when they saw each other during their First Looks.
Their wedding was such a fun event to photograph. They are such a down to Earth couple who simply wanted to get married and celebrate with their loved ones, while not taking things so seriously. I mean, their First Dance was unexpected, their wedding cake had bears as their wedding toppers, and their deserts were cookies and milk. Yum!