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Venue/Caterer: Five Crowns Restaurant Wedding Coordinator: Lily Mac Events  Videographer: David Moore Florist: Cabbage Rose Weddings Cake: Simply Sweet Cakery Hair: Mallory Boaz Makeup: Ms. Victoria Beauty DJ/Band: Steve Burdick Gown Designer: Essense of Australia Bridesmaids Attire: David’s Bridal Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Friar Tux  Jewelry: Haute Couture Intimate weddings can be a bit of […]

Sea Legs Wedding in Huntington Beach uses the best attributes of its location for a beautiful wedding. Most people know Huntington Beach as the world capital of surfing, but to the people at Sea Legs Wine Bar in Bolsa Chica State Beach, it becomes a prime spot to celebrate a marriage. All the variables can […]

A city like San Gabriel has a plethora of exquisite vocations, which can become a double-edged sword when it comes to choosing specific places to shoot. For something as once-in-a-lifetime as a wedding, it’s hard to think of a better hotspot than the San Gabriel Grapevine Arbor Wedding area. The two spots have a respective […]

Sometimes it’s not how far you travel to find the best locations, but how smart you are during your search. That’s what I’ve discovered while shooting in Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park. It’s not too far outside Mission Viejo, the wildlife sanctuary’s natural beauty feels incredibly immersive after short walks through the meadows and forests. […]

Q&A w/ Nicole & Jim: Q1: What did you love most about having your wedding at Old Ranch Country Club? And why did you both choose this particular venue? A1: What we loved most about Old Ranch was the location and that the ceremony and reception were in the same place.  We picked this venue […]

Taylor & Paul wanted to get out of Los Angeles and shoot their engagement session somewhere in nature. I was instantly very excited! After going through a few different options we settled on Idyllwild! It turned out to be the perfect spot for them. Idyllwild is very beautiful, quiet and is surrounded by tall pine […]

  Why did you choose El Matador State Beach for your proposal location?    Since Ashley and I started dating we have always enjoyed going outdoors for our dates. We have gone hiking on many different trails, snowboarding, and to a few different beaches here in So Cal. We loved getting out and being active! […]

I photographed Danielle & Mark engagement session in Manhattan Beach. The lighting was absolutely perfect since it was documented during golden hour. We walked around the beach, shot underneath the pier, and splashed in the water. I was able to shoot a ton of different angles in a very short amount of time. Why did […]

I photographed Danielle & Mark engagement session in Manhattan Beach. The lighting was absolutely perfect since it was documented during golden hour. We walked around the beach, shot underneath the pier, and splashed in the water. I was able to shoot a ton of different angles in a very short amount of time.   Why […]

Chelsea & Daniel’s Wedding at the Historic Cottage in San Clemente!