Michaela & Josh | Married | Laguna Hills, California

So this wedding has a pretty special and crazy backstory. Last year I held a contest for free wedding coverage through The Loveliest Day. Couples wrote in and explained a bit about their relationship, why photography was important to them and why having the opportunity to win the contest would mean the world. Emails started flying in. I was inspired, moved to tears and the deadline was approaching to pick only one couple out of all the lovely stories that had come through.

After I read Michaela’s email, I felt like I had an instant connection with her and Josh even though I had never met them. She so eloquently (and with a crazy touch of humor that only Michaela can pull off) explained their love – how they met, how he proposed, why photography was so important to them on their wedding day. I was drawn in. After a crazy bout of wedding planning and nailing down vendors and a venue Josh and Michaela finally tied the knot last weekend with a beautiful ceremony surrounded by amazing friends and family.

I was also assisted by a new second shooter who was a phenomenal help and added some beautiful photos of the day. Rich just moved from to California from England and I am excited to see him grow as a photographer in the States!

 

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Sita & Michael | Engaged | Los Angeles, California

Love is beautiful. 

I am completely floored that time and time again photography brings me into the lives of such amazing people. People who are completely devoted to each other. People that radiate friendship, warmth and love. People who I have just met, but instantly feel comfortable around. Love is definitely beautiful like that. 

We shot Sita and Michael’s engagement session at Sherwood Oaks Country Club. Although it was a bit cold and we ran into a little bit of rain, the atmosphere could not have been more beautiful.

Here is to an amazing end of 2012 and an exciting beginning of 2013. I could not be more thankful. 


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rochelle & rob. married. st. petersburg, florida

I just got back home to Los Angeles from a month of shooting in Florida. I was a part of two wonderful friend’s weddings and I couldn’t feel more blessed; my heart is so full.

Rob and Rochelle got married at the beautiful and unique Postcard Inn in St. Petersburg, Florida and shared a an amazing ceremony and evening with friend’s and family. All their friends and family met each other and enjoyed a sunset dinner rehearsal, danced under the stars, swam in the ocean, and watched them stand side by side while saying “I do” on the beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.

Shooting a good friend’s wedding is such a special thing. 

Rochelle and Rob incorporated so many personal touches and packed up suitcases full of decorations that they had collected over the past year. Rochelle arrived in Florida from Vegas a couple days before the ceremony and organized the bits and pieces with her Grandmother that lives in the area. While organizing, Rochelle stumbled upon her Grandma’s wedding album and we even recreated a photo from that day.

It’s kinda cool; Photography lives on like that. 

Honestly, being there couldn’t have been more of an honor and I feel so lucky to have been a part of it and to document their love.

I have been a traveling machine, shooting weddings from one coast to the other this year and I can’t wait to see where next year takes me.

Rochelle found this photo of her Grandma on her wedding day and we recreated it while all the girls were getting ready. 

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Karen - Kirsten, LOVE the photos! These are just gorgeous! So great to see you at the wedding! xoxo Karen

RK - Kirsten,

you rock. that is all.

Theresa Talmon - So beautiful – crying happy tears of joy for you both!

Nicole & John | holy crap it’s holiday time! | Sarasota, Florida

Can I please be that girl for a second?

I know I have already said it but this trip to Florida has been unreal. I am continually in awe of where my camera takes me, who I get to meet, what I get to see….

Seriously, it’s amazing.

I am so thankful for all of the people that see something beautiful in my photos and want me to be there for them. They share their love, their families and the beautiful movements that make who they are with me. It’s huge. I love it. 

Two years ago I met Nicole and took these photos. They are some of my favorite images to date. Yesterday we played in the sun and made it snow.

Because that’s how we roll.

 

 

 

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