July 24th, 2015:
It may have rained on Marty + Rachel’s wedding at the Victorian in Santa Monica, but that gave us even more reason to do their photos with a giant fake golden rhino! (as if you would ever need extra reasons to take pictures with a golden rhino….) Anyways these two just rolled with the weather, laughing and having a spectacular time with all their family and friends. The rain even eventually cleared out for a few minutes and we were able to get outside and grab a few twilight images with with some ominous clouds.
I hope you are both having an amazing time in Hawaii and thanks for letting me celebrate with you!
July 22nd, 2015:
Will + Christine are fellow Burbank locals and when they said they wanted to do the first part of their engagement shoot in downtown Burbank I was stoked – I love our hidden “little town” of Los Angeles and these two mark the first time I get to shoot around my own haunts. We scheduled for last weekend for Burbank and Placenta Canyon but due to a crazy last minute flash flood warning and an insane summer storm, half way though our shoot in Burbank, we had to reschedule the Santa Clarita part for a few days later.
These two just rolled with the changes and even suffered a bit of tropical humidity for their shoot. Congrats to you both!
July 21st, 2015:
Erick + Karla were married at Middle Ranch on a gloriously sunny July afternoon and Kenny and I were lucky enough to be their to capture it. I am always thankful when clients give me their complete trust to help create their wedding pictures and Erick + Karla were completely game for anything I had in mind, even being patient when I am running around like a mad scientist moving lights 2″ to the right or staring at the leaves of the trees to get that sun falling in at just the right angle. These two just smiled, relaxed and enjoyed their day surrounded by all their family and friends.
Thanks for having me as part of your celebration and I wish you many happy years together!
July 18th, 2015:
One of my favorite parts of my job is getting to head out into the wild (or in this case, Joshua Tree National Park) and create unique images for adventurous couples. Jessica and Jeremy didn’t disappoint, arriving just before sunset ready to clamber thorough the brush and climb all over boulders to take part in creating their engagement photos. Spending the night out under the stars is a magical experience and although creating these astrophotography images takes time and patience, these two just kept joking and having a grand time throughout the night!
Jessica and Jeremy, thanks for being so fun and trusting me! Can’t wait to see you again in November!
July 16th, 2015:
Michelle + Michael were married over the Fourth of July weekend in Camarillo at the Spanish Hills Country Club. Kenny and I spent a spectacular afternoon with these two getting to know them and their families – the weather was perfect and everyone was there to party, could you really ask for anything else?
Congrats again you two!
July 10th, 2015:
Rose + Daniel were married at the Red Horse Barn in Huntington Beach a couple weeks back, the day was complete with a beautifully personal wedding ceremony preformed by Sasha of AgnosticWeddings.com. Rose + Daniel hold to similar beliefs of reason, self esteem and independence as Felicia and I do, and it makes me truly excited when I get to take part in the celebration of two equals choosing to spend their lives together.
Congratulations again to you both!
July 8th, 2015:
Intimate backyard weddings are my absolute favorite, they are all about family, friends and each other. There is just something about celebrating at home that creates a spectacular vibe for the wedding day. Maybe it’s that no one feels the need to conform to that list of “Must Do’s”, or that the bride and groom are just at peace and comfortable. Whatever that intangible is, Joel + Sonja didn’t disappoint when it came to their backyard celebration in Altadena. The entire day was just about each other and their favorite people.
Congratulation you two!
If you thinking about having a backyard wedding of your own, I highly encourage it and if you want to see some of my other favorite backyard weddings, check out Raul + Zelana, Dana + Andrew, Shannon + Garrett or John + Alisa.
July 2nd, 2015:
I love getting to photograph in the mountains and I adore Pine Rose Cabins! These changes in scenery, mixed with the absolute, fun loving, epicness that is Eileen and Adam made for a fantastic way for Kenny and I to spend a Saturday.
Congrats again to you both and I trust your are having an amazing time in the Philippines!
July 1st, 2015:
Damn! Vanessa and Kevin were so full of laughter their entire wedding day that it became contagious – leaving Cara and I smiling the entire afternoon while we photographed their fantastic celebration!
These two got married at St. Denis in Diamond Bar, before heading to the Diamond Bar Golf Course to party with their friends and families. The day just flew by, but I was thrilled to have a chance to spend it with these two excellent human beings.
Congratulations to you both and I hope you had an amazing honeymoon!
June 27th, 2015:
For those of you that follow me on Instagram, you already know that earlier this month I headed off to Colombia for a little getaway – for the rest of you the story goes like this:
At the very end of May it dawned on my that I had a 9 day window where I nothing scheduled and all my editing complete. Not one to let the chance go to waste, I fired up Kayak’s Explore feature (which lets you put in any dates and shows you a map view of cheapest flights anywhere in the world) and I came across a round trip ticket from LAX to Colombia for $251. Super cheap for 8 hours each way.
I’ve never been to Colombia before, so I shot off a message to the only Colombian I know, Simon, and asked for some advice about the area. I originally met Simon online in 2006 as a fellow travel blogger, and then in 2007 we met in person in China and he is now who is a biologist and travels constantly with his fiancee, Tracy and they run a blog called Los Traveling Monkeys (which I highly recommend you check out if you are looking for travel inspiration).
Well, the magic of the world happened to align and he and Tracy, were also going to be on the Colombian Caribbean coast at the same time! He invited me along to stay with him at his “favorite place in the world” (which says a lot, seeing as he’s traveled quite a few countries) and I told him we would find a time to create some engagement pictures for him and his new fiancee.
I’ll have another blog post coming with a little more about my trip, but for now enjoy these two in their favorite spot in the world.