Chelsea + Josh: Beach Engagement Session

Chelsea + Josh’s session was so much fun! Not only was this couple super sweet, but their humor was incredible! Their session was full of laughter, love, and admiration of the beauty that surrounded us at the beach.   Also, take the time to note how gorgeous Chelsea’s hair is. 

Josh and Chelsea’s love story starts where they met, which was at Azusa Pacific University during their junior year in a class taught by a professor who was one of Chelsea’s favorite teachers and the one professor Josh feared the most. They did a few in-class assignments together, barely spoke, and then didn’t talk again for almost a year despite living in the same apartment on campus. Then, through mutual friends and the journalism program at APU, they met again during senior year and connected over drinks and a love of many common things. 

I love hearing how each couple’s love story blossoms! The timing of love is always so unexpected and wonderful.  :) 

C+J: I am so excited to photograph your wedding! <3 You two did an incredible job at your engagement session.  :) 

Ventura Wedding

   Large wedding parties are fabulous to photograph with their fun energy, constant movement, and continual laughter echoing all over.  But for me, nothing beats a smaller, more intimate ceremony and party with friends.

   Fio + Ethan happened to meet while Ethan was stationed in Japan while in the Navy (thank you so much for serving, Ethan!!), and Fio was there for work.  Their connection was instantaneous, and from that moment forward they knew they wanted to spend their lives together. 

  Friends and family came from literally all over the world to be with the couple on their day.  Strong Italian, Mexican, and German heritage is present in Fio + Ethan’s family! Cultural traditions from across the world were also included in their ceremony! 

Also, they had the cutest wedding cake! It was a cake made out of cheese! <3 <3 

Ethan + Fio:  Thank you so much for inviting me to be apart of your day! It was a beautiful celebration, and it was a joy to capture your love. <3 


Santa Barbara Wedding

I loved photographing Daniel+ Haleigh’s gorgeous wedding.  They got married at a venue blocks away from my apartment.  Santa Barbara is one of the most beautiful places in the world.  Their wedding day had gorgeous weather, full of the sunshine and a gentle breeze. 

A few details that made me smile from ear-to-ear as a photographer were, Haleigh’s beautiful two-piece dress, the gorgeous tones of the flowers + Bridesmaid’s dresses,  and their amazing cake! 

Daniel + Haleigh initially met at a Fraternity Party at USC when Haleigh was visiting her friends there.   The two have been inseparable since!  They both love to spend time with their friends + family, and they both regularly attend USC football games.   

I had taken their engagement pictures about a year ago, so I got to hang out with them a little bit then.  They are one of the sweetest and easiest couples I’ve ever had the joy of photographing.  Both of them have such warm, generous, and kind hearts.   It was so fun to see how loved + supported they were by friends and family.  

H+D: You were so much FUN to be around! I am so excited to see what the future brings for you two, and I hope that your marriage is full of so much love + happiness. 

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