Tianna & Jay

  I was so excited when Tianna and Jay reached out to me to photograph their day! I can honestly say that their wedding has been one of my favorites to shoot to this day! From their dreamy decorations to Tianna’s gorgeous dress, and last but not least, their genuine love for one another.  In other words, their wedding was literally every photographer’s dream!

Jay and Tianna met while selling handbags together at Nordstrom in Thousand Oaks, California! (So great :D)  They were friends for about a year and eventually realized that they were super attracted to one another.  (I love when a love story starts with the two having a solid friendship!)  Tianna was patient and waited 7 years for Jay to finish school and get in a place where he was ready to propose.   The two eventually got engaged in their hotel bathroom in Las Vegas.  Tianna explained that he had had intentions to propose somewhere else, but he was so nervous he had to get it over with and ended up purposing to her right then and there!   Jay was so nervous he was literally shaking, but Tianna was quick to get rid of his nerves with her giant yes for an answer. :) 

Flash forward to their wedding day and this couple had the fairytale wedding they had always hoped for. 

It was so sweet to see a couple so deeply in love with one another.  One of my favorite parts of the day was when Jay saw Tianna during their first look and couldn’t quit telling her how beautiful she was.  My heart was also melting while watching this couple dance and interact with one another throughout the day.  

Tianna and Jay: You are quite possibly the sweetest couple I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with! <3 Thank you for allowing me to be apart of your day!


Tara & Chip

The first time I met Tara and Chip I was immediately drawn to their laid back attitudes.  They were both super polite, kind, and funny! I knew right away that they were the kind of clients I wanted to work with. 

I love that each couple I photograph has such giant personality.  I think that the series of images I share with you from their day will fit them even more if you hear their love story.  They started out as friends and fell in love over the course of  several card games (all of which Tara won, of course. ;) ).  Chip stole Tara’s heart with his sense of humor, and shortly after stole their first kiss. 

During their engagement, which was a beautiful sunny day at the beach, Chip got down on one knee to propose and began to sink.  He literally had to dig himself out of the wet sand to continue with the biggest question of his life!   

As you can see, this couple loves to laugh, and they deeply love one another!

I am continually blown away by what a gift it is to not only know the Bride and Groom more throughout their day but to also get to know their family.  Their family was one of the sweetest groups of people I have ever had the pleasure of working with throughout the day. 

Their ceremony took place at the courthouse in beautiful Santa Barbara.  Their reception took place at a gorgeous restaurant! They had a very lovely and simple day.  No extravagant decorations or grand entrances. Being surrounded by close friends and family was the complete focus of their day. <3

Tara & Chip: You are both so wonderful.  The joy you have for one another is so genuine.  Thank you for letting me photograph your day!

Rika & Mitch

I was so excited when Mitch and Rika first contacted me! They were looking for a photographer, not to shoot their wedding, but just to shoot them in their wedding attire! That means a full few hours of complete focus on the bride and groom.  Pretty much every photographer’s dream. :) 

This gorgeous couple met in Japan in 2012 while Mitch was stationed there.  They didn’t become official until 2013 but had the same group of friends the whole time they weren’t together so got to know each other that way.  Mitch has been serving in the navy for 6 years now, which is such a blessing to our country, thank you, Mitch.  They were married in Japan.  ( I got to see a picture of them in traditional kimonos, so cool!)

I loved working with such a wonderful couple.  It was a joy to get to know the both of them and see their personalities come out.  One of their favorite things about one another is the sense of humor they both share! It was obvious after being around them that that was a great part of their relationship!  They also brought their adorable dog, Kohta, which means “happy boy” in Japanese. 

From sweet kisses, twirls, and gorgeous weather, this shoot was literally a dream. 

Rika purchased her gorgeous wedding dress and shoes in Japan! They were both so beautiful and unique!

Thank you for sharing your love with me, you two <3 Enjoy your images!  

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