Hello everyone!  I would like to announce my new BLOG! I have been working deligently to get it off the ground.  I am probably still going to keep this old blog here for a while, however,  I will not be updating it.  So if you get a chance just head on over and check it out.  Thanks!


LeeAnn & Geoff:: Ayres Hotel, Manhattan Beach

LeeAnn & Geoff got married on August 2nd at the Ayres Hotel in Manhattan Beach. What a day it turned out to be. Where do I begin? This one definitely went down in my book as one of the most memorable. First of, LeeAnn and Geoff were so accommodating and sweet. Since they were planning their wedding from out of town, on the wedding was the first time we actually met. However, we just didn’t waste anytime getting to know each other. Secondly, I also had the oppportunity to meet and work with two incredibly talented and sweet photographers that go by the name of Jonilyn Brown and Natalie Williams. And of course Paola from Just Chic Events …another person that I’ve been wanting to meet for a while now. These ladies are the classiest as they come.

Other vendors include:

Florist – Kristin Brancoleone of The Treasured Petal
Hair by Huyen Tran
Custom hair piece by Myra Callan of Twigs and Honey
Lighting design – Atmosphere Events
DJ – Tom Chandler of Cal Sounds

LeeAnn’s gorgeous gown by Monique Lhuillier – (it’s the same design worn by Kevin Costner’s wife). A nice touch on the personalized dress hanger.

Geoff’s grandma passed away a few months before the wedding. They used a lace
handkerchief of hers to wrap around the bouquet.

The little curious girl on the right is Brooke, LeeAnn’s niece and also flower girl.

A love note from Geoff’s soon-to-be wife.

A moment of anticipation before their “first look”.

LeeAnn wears three rings that represent past, present, and future.

LeeAnn and Geoff had a ribbon ceremony.

Then sealed with a kiss.

Love this one so much!

This is Mike Manley, Geoff’s dad . He is actually an Olympian who ran the Steeple Chase event at the ’72 Munich Olympics. Glad to see he can still get down:)

This one just cracks me up.

Lettin’ loose at the photo booth.

Thank you LeeAnn & Geoff for inviting me to be a part of this incredible celebration. Take care!


Lee-Ann & Geoff :: Ayres Hotel

Just finishing up the teaser for this wedding.  It’s exactly 1:34 AM.  Gotta say I am very excited to share these images in the next day or two.  But for now I will leave you guys with one awesome image until I get a chance to write up a full post.  Trust me you will not be disappointed.  Good night!


Sarah & Toma :: Newport Beach

It was July 20th, 2008.  I remembered it clearly because it was the day I came to rock.  Okay… so not really.   Actually, it was the day Sarah and Toma  celebrate their awesome wedding.  Seriously  I think it was the reason the sun came out that day in Newport Beach.


Tina & Patrick, Palos Verdes Estates

Tina and Patrick were married on July 6th at Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes Estates. I scored again with another super classy and amazing couple. The location was majestic. The day was so perfect and filled with emotional moments. Tina’s parents actually are long time friends with my parents, therefore, we kinda knew each other growing up. Once again, Micah Gilmore aka Boy Wonder:) came out to second shoot for me. Here are a few of my favorites.

Instead of having a wedding cake, Tina and Patrick opted to have hundreds of desserts delivered from their favorite bakery.

This humorous moment was captured by Micah.

Micah nailed this shot so perfectly.

*captured by Micah.

*captured by Micah.

The fun portraits.

Thank you Tina, Patrick and family for this opportunity to be a part of an awesome celebration. Hope you guys had a wunderbar time in Hawaii:)


Just because!

Just want to drop in to say “Happy Hump Day!”.   The last couple of months has been crazy/busy for me but also very exciting. I am down to about five weddings on my to-process list.  Just coming up for a little air.  Here is one of my recent favorite images that I want to leave you guys with.


Sae Hee and Bobby…engaged.

Last Thursday I had a great e-session with Sae Hee and Bobby. We met at the Hyatt in Huntington Beach. Although shy at first, they both came around just in time for some awesome portraits. Sae Hee and Bobby have this beautiful connection between them that I can only hope to capture within these frames. Enjoy their teaser!


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