Old Orange County Courthouse Wedding Becky and Brendan

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Becky and Brendan got married at the Old Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana. This historical landmark is special to my heart as I got married there three years ago. 019 logo046 B&W Logo018 Becky logo012 Becky logo017 LogoBlack and white image of the bouquet is perfection. 010 Becky logoLove that their son could be there to see his parents get married. 023 Jett Logo005 Brendan logo004 becky logo002 Becky Logo015 Becky logo001 Becky Logo

Romantic Couple Photography Session in Laguna Beach

A lovely couple, Dagmar and Garry, from Hong Kong bought a charming cottage in Laguna Beach as their second home. They asked me to photograph them at their home & their favorite place to walk along the beach.DSC_9049

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005 5x7DSC_9048041 8x12Love how the pillow below has their names along with all romantic couples fictional and real. So romantic!!!DSC_9055002003 LogoAmazing views from their deck. DSC_9073010 8x12009 5x7064 5x7012014 8x12015 5x7001 16x20 LogoMy favorite image from the session. The look of love on Garry’s face is captured forever!!

DSC_9127Last beautiful image of their home just as the sun had set for the day. Another gorgeous day in Laguna Beach.

My Brother, Tobin, Gets Married!!

I had the pleasure of photographing my Brother’s wedding to his lovely bride Kirsten in Portland, Oregon at McMenamins Edgefield, a gorgeous setting. The wedding was very much a family affair. My sister, Lara, got ordained to marry Tobin & Kirsten. Kirsten’s cousin, Rickey designed the flowers and Kirsten’s niece, Ashleigh did the hair and make-up. 001 LogoMcMenamins Edgefield has a vineyard. A perfect setting for photographing the rings. Great image and I got to eat grapes right off the vine!!DSC_8187 logoThe day before the wedding, I walked the grounds of McMenamins Edgefield and was enchanted by these birdhouses and knew that would be a perfect setting for the Bride’s Dress. I got up at sunrise and had my sister hold an off camera flash to illuminate the dress. I just love this image. DSC_8240 B&W LogoThe water tower and this garden shed was another great backdrop for the Bride’s dress.DSC_8216 LogoSuitcase belongs to the Bride’s Aunt. Of course I had to use it!!! Love vintage!!DSC_8226 LogoDSC_8391 LogoMy sister-in-law looked GORGEOUS on her wedding day. This image is so dreamy of Kirsten. 064 Blog 5x5 cropped Photographer's FavoriteDSC_8379 Logo  PhotoshopDSC_8380 Logo B&W GlowIDSC_8400 B&W Logo002 LogoOne of my favorite images of Kirsten. I put this look together the night before the wedding as I was inspired to use another light source besides natural light or a flash. We were staying in a house on the grounds of McMenamins Edgefield. I saw these velvet drapes that looked so dramatic, I dragged the chair and lamp from other rooms. Next day got this great image of the bride. 076 Photographer's Favorite080 Blog Photographer's FavoriteHere is my handsome brother! 003 LogoDSC_8290 Logo171 Blog Photographer's FavoriteThe very happy Bride and Groom!004 Logo156 Photographer's FavoriteDSC_8506 Logo cropped and Photoshop333 Photographer's FavoriteThese photos are my wedding gift to my brother and my beautiful new sister-in-law, Kirsten of their special day. 

Denise and Scott – Couple Photography Laguna Beach

 

Denise and Scott were on their honeymoon. They had gotten married the day before in Utah. Their shoot is all about romance. I met them in Laguna Beach and my first stop was at one of my favorite doors. Can’t beat having a couple kiss under a sign “Always kiss me Goodnight”. When I had enough photos of them kissing, I had to ask a couple of times for them to stop kissing. They were so in to each other. It was very sweet.They were very excited with the high tide and stunned by the beauty of the beach I picked. There was very few people at this beach and it was perfect weather, too.

My Brother Tobin and his lovely girlfriend, Kirsten

Nice to see my brother, Tobin and his girlfriend, Kirsten who are visiting from Oregon. Tobin is here to promote his new book, Everyday Meditation (by Tobin Blake), please visit his website to learn more about this great book, http://www.tobinblake.com/. I was fortunate to go to a book signing and a meditation class led by Tobin. A proud sister! 

I decided to do a photo shoot of both Tobin and Kirsten. It was a quick shoot in an alley not too far from my home about 30 minutes before the sunset. 

Tobin is using the above photo on his website. Love this alley for its gorgeous trees.The above is one of my favorite images. I told them to hug each like they would never see each other again.
Gorgeous eyes!!