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Perfect Wedding Guide: Publication

Perfect Wedding Guide: Publication

This has been quite the week! I awoke this morning to an e-mail notifying me that Amanda and Justin's engagement shoot had been featured, and I have to say, it was quite a wonderful way to begin my day! 

You can see their post on the Perfect Wedding Guide's wedding inspiration blog called Head over Heels, here:


The Lovely Bay: Publication!

The Lovely Bay: Publication!

Well, there's a first for everything, and today is a special first for me! The Bay Area wedding blog called The Lovely Bay has published some photos from Anjuli and Nick's wedding! 

Check out the blog post here:



Melissa and Charlie: Coupledom

Melissa and Charlie: Coupledom

[Redondo Beach Engagement Photographer]

Melissa and Charlie are such a joy. They have an amazing story and they are so good together. This shoot was especially fun because they brought their precious daughter Haley to be a part of some of the photos!





Then Haley came to play! She is such a doll, and oh so photogenic!






Then we headed to a very special spot on the beach in Redondo, where Charlie and Melissa had spent a first date, and also where he had proposed.



This is the beach where Charlie proposed, so it was only natural to recreate the scene!



Garrett and Courtney: Engaged!

Garrett and Courtney: Engaged!

[Los Angeles Proposal Photographer]

What an honor it was to capture Garrett's proposal to Courtney last night! He put so much thought into it and made the whole evening so sweet. Congratulations, dear friends!! 

So this this is how it happened... 

It was Courtney's mom's birthday so Courtney had planned to go out to dinner with her parents. Around the time that they were going to pick her up, she received a knock on the door... but it wasn't them. It was a friend...

In the meantime, Garrett (who had just flown in from Washington DC where he lives) was hiding beside the house... 

Courtney's friend had brought her a movie to watch, from Garrett. They sat on the portch swing and watched it...


At the end of the movie, Garrett appeared, complete with a suit and a red rose. He popped the question, and she said yes!!


Celebration ensued...


Then, in case that wasn't enough, Garrett then surprised Courtney with an engagement party!






Forest Home: Us

Forest Home: Us

[Big Bear Lifestyle Photographer]

Matthew and I absolutely adore the high schoolers at our church and love opportunities to spend time with them! We had the honor of joining them at Forest Home a few weekends ago as their camp counselors! We had a ball. When I saw the beauty of this place I softly suggested a photo shoot to my girls and they jumped on the idea! Here are some fun ones from the shoot :) 

My girls are SO gorgeous, but it's the most incredible thing for me to see how they are so focused on nurturing their inner beauty. (As cliche as it sounds.)






Amanda and Justin: Coupledom

Amanda and Justin: Coupledom

[Manhattan Beach Engagement Photographer]

This engagement shoot was such a delight! Between Amanda's stunning dress, Justin's "faux laughter," and their laid back personalities, they brought so much life and authenticity to the photos. Here are my faves!









Anjuli and Nick: Wedded

Anjuli and Nick: Wedded

[Sebastopol Wedding Photographer]

Anjuli and Nick are the most precious high school sweethearts. Their love is so peaceful and confident, which is so fun to be around and to watch! Here are some of my favorites from their special day.

















Krista: Expecting & Showered

Krista: Expecting & Showered

[Los Angeles Special Events Photographer]

We're going to have another niece!! Krista (my sister-in-love) is expecting again! Before her Baby Shower a few weekends ago, we took some fun family photos at her home with her hubby David and precious daughter Abigail. 



Then we headed over to the Baby Shower!  

Games were played...

Reeeally good food was eaten...


Presents were given...

And Krista was celebrated. We can't wait to meet baby Hannah!! 



Tara and Jeremy: Engaged

Tara and Jeremy: Engaged

[Petaluma Engagement Photographer]

Tara and Jeremy are a super creative and in love couple, which is a perfect mix for awesome engagement photos. I had a lot of faves from their shoot....  











Liz and Stephen: Wedded

Liz and Stephen: Wedded

[Ventura County Wedding Photographer]

I had a blast shooting Liz and Stephen's wedding! They are such a fun and laid back couple to be around and I so enjoyed spending their special day with them. Here are a few of my faves from their wedding!