We met Lauren and Jeff out in Temecula Wine Country for their engagement session. We had picked an initial location but after arriving and scoping the area we just weren’t thrilled. Thankfully, Lauren’s mother and best friend had come along and suggested we move down the road the to the beautiful South Coast Winery. It was perfect! We were able to capture the feeling of wine country, while still having loads of variety in backgrounds.
Lauren and Jeff are getting married next year at the gorgeous Via Vecchia in Columbus OH. When we first started the booking process with this couple we realized that they had moved to Ohio from SoCal just about the same time Adam and I did the opposite. Small world! We are so glad that we were able to meet up for their engagement session out here. The weather was perfect and we finished off the session with a glass o’ vino (compliments of Lauren’s wonderful mother) and a gorgeous sunset. Congratulations Lauren and Jeff! We cannot wait for the big day!
Okay, “reception” is too mild a word! Colleen and Donny put together a beautiful “election” themed celebration. They put so much attention into the details and it was absolutely charming. From the campaign buttons, to the election stickers – not to mention the delightful red, white and blue balloons! Plus they had the perfect setting for such a theme!
The Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California, was a perfect location for Colleen and Donny’s vow renewal. From the ceremony site on the lush grounds, to the beautiful reception hall, their celebration was picture perfect! And look at that gorgeous bride! Absolutely stunning!
We hope the two of you have an incredibly relaxing time on your honeymoon in Bora-Bora (yeah maybe we’re a little jealous!). Wishing you a life time of love and happiness!
Oh, and future brides, we loved their idea of creating a custom hashtag for the wedding. #chiapartyoftwo – great way for your to see all the images your guests are taking through the reception.
While I was shooting Tiffani and Christopher’s engagement session in Long Beach I came to realize that they were in fact married (surprise!). You can check out the engagement session here. Tiffani and Christopher met in school and immediately the two of them, and everyone else around them, knew that they’d found their other half.
Being from opposite sides of the United States they wanted to have two celebrations to include all their loved ones. They decided to officially tie the knot in Maryland. Then a year later, they were joined here on the West Coast (best coast) by the rest of their family & friends.
The 2nd wedding took place in Redondo Beach at the The Chart House. The weather was perfect and the bridal party was exceptional. Loved how all the girls helped each other get ready! At one point their was a train of girls doing each others hair and makeup. Oh and I will say this; we don’t always do jumping shots, but when we do, the bride jumps higher than everyone!
Although it was a second go round for Tiffani and Chris – it was so evident the joy and excitement that everyone had for the two of them. What a wonderful support system you two have!! All the best!!
Bree and Chris got married on a beautiful afternoon at the Marriott in Newport. One of the first things we loved about these two was how involved Chris was. He so clearly wanted it to be perfect for his bride. It’s pretty special when we meet a groom who’s excited about what he found on Etsy, or getting creative with props for the wedding. We loved that he genuinely cared – you got a good one Bree!
They are such a wonderful couple and they already make up 2/3’s of an amazing family. After these two realized that they had found their match, they decided that they couldn’t wait to start their new life together. Enter the most adorable little boy, Kellan! Sporting his little red chucks he led the way down the aisle for Mommy – more than a couple tears were shed! Such a sweet moment!
Congratulations Bree, Chris + Kellan! The Harringtons make one darn beautiful family!
Ashley and Ryan got married on a beautiful sunny afternoon at Jardin de Laurent in the Hills of Orange. It was a perfect location with a view to die for! They had an intimate and elegant gathering for only family and their closest friends. Their wedding couldn’t have been more beautiful. It was a lovely reflection of the two of them and their sweet relationship.
We shot Ashley and Ryans engagement session in Olde Towne Orange and it was gorgeous – if you haven’t seen it yet click here to view!
Loved their table settings. The color scheme is so timeless and beautiful!
One of our favorite parts of this wedding was the speaches – yeah I may have gotten a little teary eyed myself! You two are so clearly loved and respected as individuals and a couple!
The day ended with the most beautiful sunset and dancing galore! Hope you two are enjoying your honeymoon! Love you guys!!
Ami and Doug are a match made in heaven! We’ve watched their sweet relationship through social media and it’s so cute! On facebook with videos Doug takes of Ami, Instagram and pictures Ami takes of Doug. So obvious that they are a perfect fit for each other. I mean, check out there engagement session if you don’t believe me!
Their wedding was at the The Summit House in Fullerton, California. Beautiful location for their summer wedding. Everything was perfect and laid back! Both being Jewish, they were able to create a celebration that incorporated traditional aspects while also clearly representing their unique relationship.
Ami and Doug, we were so happy to be a part of your celebration! We know you two are headed back from your honeymoon(looked gorgeous by the way!), and we wanted to get this up as a welcome home surprise! Congratulations to you both! We know there are many love and laughter filled years ahead!
Here’s what we love about Ami and Doug – even though they were enjoying their reception, when they heard about this “super moon” they eagerly followed us outside to snap a few pictures!
We were delighted and honored to be a part of Jamison and Joe’s beautiful rustic backyard wedding. Adam has known Jamison for years and when she asked if we would be willing to travel to shoot hers, there was no hesitation.
Their wedding was set in two back yard locations and was filled with such amazing details. The only thing over shadowing this perfect set-up was the love between this adorable couple.
They met in college but the timing just wasn’t right. Several years down the road when asked who in his past he would consider marrying (what guys talk about this stuff?!), Joe said Jamison was the one. Now there is definitely more to the story, but to hear their vows spoken with such love and emotion, it’s obvious that fate was just waiting for perfect timing. Congratulations you two! We couldn’t be happier or more excited that you have each other for all of life’s little adventures!
We had such a fun time shooting Brittany and Brandon’s San Clemente engagement session! They picked the site of the San Clemente casino and one of Brandon’s favorite surf spots. The overcast sky was perfect for being able to shoot wherever we wanted. And the location was awesome for creating these beautiful images.
All their smiles and laughter show just how much they enjoy each other. They are so laid back and easy to be around. It felt like we were just hanging out with a couple friends! We are so excited to be the ones capturing your wedding. It’s going to be beautiful and perfect!
Amanda and Chris are a wonderful couple that are so sweet together! Adam and I shot their engagement session at Disney Land and had a blast. They were so laid back and relaxed and we knew they’re wedding day would be much the same. And as we expected, it was perfect! Even with a minor set-back in their timeframe, they rolled with it and enjoyed every second of their special day.
The Hacienda in Santa Ana was a gorgeous location! They were able to have an elegant wedding that was also warm and inviting. All the little touches that they added made it a beautiful experience for each of their guests. From a candy bar, adorable succulent favors (I’m a sucker for succulents!), a mexican feast, hilarious dancing – well the list goes on and on!
Congratulations you two! You’re day couldn’t have been more wonderful and we’re so excited to be able to help you relive it!!
We’re trying out a fun little stop motion image – let us know what you think!
Here is a list of some of the amazing people that made this wedding spectacular.
After spending time with Ashley and Chad for their Engagement Session we were so excited to be a part of their special day! They are such a laid back, sweet couple! We had beautiful weather for their intimate Laguna Beach wedding. Their ceremony took place on the beach in Laguna and their reception on the rooftop terrace at Inn at Laguna Beach. Fair warning, this post may be a bit longer than usual – both Ashley and Chad spent so much time putting together their wedding day that I just wanted to include as much as possible!
Anyone who knows me, knows that I will most likely get a little teary-eyed during almost every ceremony. That was definitely true for Ashley and Chad’s wedding! It’s so apparent that they are head over heels in love with each other that I just kept getting emotional throughout the reception, ridiculous! After Adam and I had packed up our things for the night I went to say goodbye to Ashley and she just gushed the sweetest things! Water works! I had to tell her to stop or I would have been a sobbing mess! At one point during the night I overheard a group of Ashley and Chad’s friends talking about the couple (yes I was eaves dropping!). They all had exceptional things to say about both of them. They raved about Ashley’s cooking and then her as a person. They talked about how lucky Ashley and Chad are to have each other. You know you’re surrounded by good people when they’re gossiping about how amazing you are!
Congratulations Ashley and Chad! We were blessed to be able to capture even a fraction of what is obviously a special and unique love!
Many thanks goes out to all the people that were involved in this event:
Meet Tiffani and Christopher! We had a bit of an overcast day to work with, but at least it wasn’t raining! We chose Shoreline Aquatic Park for their Long Beach engagement session and it turned out perfect. It’s a tiny park with a lot of variety!
Tiffani and Christopher are a beautiful couple with an obviously steadfast love. They met in school and it was game over for these two. Found out at the engagement session that they are already technically hitched (couldn’t wait another second!), and the wedding we’re shooting for them in July will be the 2nd go round – Let the celebration continue!! They were a pleasure to work with and basically convinced me that we’re moving to that side of town. Can’t wait for the SECOND big day you guys!!
Thought this was hilarious! “Okay Christopher, I’m going to have you wrap your arms around Tiffani’s shoulders. Uhm, not in a headlock…” Someone is obviously a wrestler!
To see the rest of Tiffani and Christophers Engagement session click here to view their online PASS gallery!
How many people in high school think that their sweetheart was going to become their husband or wife? What a special time in your life to discover love! Caitlin+EJ actually met in high school and have been together ever since. Being the helpless romantic that EJ is, he took Caitlin off to Hawaii to surprise her with not only a ring, but the start of a wonderful life together! Caitlin is a nurse – who wouldn’t love this sweet woman taking care of them? EJ is in life insurance with Nationwide, so if you need to protect your future, this is the man to contact. We can’t wait for you to see this beautiful country engagement session.
Laura and I are very excited to share their special day with them at the Columbus Museum of Art in August. What a better way for a pair of photographers to spend the day than admiring artists from all genre’s and doing what we love, capturing emotion. I’m not going to lie, EJ seems like a very strong man, but I guarantee he’s going to cry like a baby when he see’s his bride walk down that aisle for the first time! Congrats guys! Can’t wait for the big da
I have to thank our past bride and groom for allowing us to use their amazing land, so rustic and beautiful.
If you would like to see more photos from their engagement session please go to this link. Also, don’t forget to leave some love for Caitlin+Ej in the comments section below and if you want to stay up to date and see their images from their wedding day follow us on FB for the quickest update!
Meet Brittany & Steven and take a look at their beautiful wedding! What a sweet, loving couple! When we first sat down with Brittany & Steven over a coffee we knew it was a match made in heaven (Adam and I also used yellow and gray as our wedding colors!). Then after Adam shot their engagement session – well, we just got so excited to be involved in their special day! Their wedding took place at Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda. And may I say they have some of the BEST event planners on staff. So friendly and on top of things. But anyways, Brittany and Steven have a very sweet relationship – it was an absolute joy for us to be able to capture just a taste of it!
The day started at Chase Suites Hotel, which was a beautiful place for the ladies to get ready!
Oh etsy, you have the best finds for weddings. These cute necklaces were such a cute addition for the bridesmaids wardrobes!
The difference between women getting ready… and men getting ready The ever dangerous fireball!
First look was interrupted by some golfers but still turned out perfect! Steven made Brittany take a spin so he could take in the dress! I think his words were, “That’s not what I expected!”. Love it when a bride shocks the socks off her husband to be. Way to go Brittany!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE what was done with the flowers and tins! Gave the wedding a bit of a country/vintage feel while still being super classy!!
It was a beautiful afternoon for Ashley and Ryan’s Old Towne Orange engagement session! The sun kept trying to hide from us – but we just chased it down! The sun ended up peaking out at all the right times. We had so much fun walking around this cute little area and found some great spots to shoot. Ashley and Ryan are such a great couple, you can tell they are absolutely smitten with each other. Ryan popped the question on a beautiful morning while they were vacationing in Hawaii – SO romantic!! July is going to come so fast and we can’t wait!
Did I say smitten?! Love how sweetly Ashley looks at her soon-to-be-husband awww!
Can you say “sun flare”? Love the feel of these images!
If this engagement session is any indication of how their wedding day will be – well hold on to your seats friends!! Can’t wait for it!!
So we don’t normally post much personal information on here, but that needs to change. This is who we are, and we think you guys should deserve a little insight into our lives. Most of our time is spent on our business, it doesn’t seem like we’ve had anytime for anything else lately. We do have dogs and the dogs need to be unleashed every so often, they are actually our children. Since our lab pup just had some surgery she has not been able to get out to the park, but she spends a crazy amount of time with her brother Brody. He is in all the pictures below. It’s great to have such a great friend that got the counter part to our terror. She knows how exhausting it can be to have a puppy.
I decided to kill two birds with one stone today. I had a couple things on the to do list. I knew the pups needed to get out, they were driving us crazy. I also needed to test one of our lenses, it seems like we were having a little focusing trouble with it. So off to the beach it was, puppy and canon camera with 50mm lens in tow. Wow, did those dogs need to get out, they were like a jack in the box. Turn the handle and watch them pop out, except this was the minute their feet touched the sand it was over, let the craziness ensue.
So here is the result of the lens test below, seems to be doing ok for now. It needs more testing, maybe on a subject that doesn’t move as fast.
We met Devin and Erik at Crystal Cove State Park for their engagement session and they did fantastic! Laughing and goofing around the whole time! The trail leading down to the beach was beautiful. We were having them stand in the middle of the path and somehow that turned into an impromptu dance session. Loved it! They’re such a cute, genuine couple! Made for a fabulous engagement session!
Love the shots we got on this hidden little staircase!! Had a hard time picking some favorites… so I picked a bunch! The light coming through the trees is just lovely!
Beautiful day on the beach! So gorgeous!
You can’t tell in these shots… but between the first and second shot, Devon chucked her shoes at her husband to be. Hence all the laughter!
For Chris and Amanda’s engagement shoot we went to Disneyland! It was my first time and I loved it! So much going on! Some awesome backdrops you’re not going to find anywhere else, and color galore! Both Chris and Amanda work for Disney and knew all the in and out’s of the resort. It felt like an engagement session and professional tour all in one! So here we go!
The merry-go-round was so cute! That is until all the spinning forced my head between my knees (how embarrassing!).
LOVED Amanda’s pinup style. So cute! Hair and makeup done by Ashley Gannon – fantastic job!
You can definitely see their playful side in front of this miniature door in Mickeys Toontown!
After my Merry-go-round “incident”, Adam kindly offered to ride in the teacups to get closeups of the lovebirds. Thanks babe!
We ended our engagement session on Main Street, where we were able to catch a little motion in the passing crowds. Congrats you two! Can’t wait for the big day, know it’s going to be absolutely gorgeous!!
When we sat down with Ashley and Chad a while back we could tell they have such a sweet love for each other. Knowing each other since high school can do that! They treat each other with such gentleness and kindness. For their engagement session we shot in Laguna Beach. We started out by walking through Laguna and finding some pretty neat little backdrops. This is the little alley where we started! So Cute!
Loved this wooden door! But love their smiling faces even more! You guys are so adorable!
When Ashley sat down in this boarded up window frame she said “It feels like I just sat on a nail!” But then ignored it and smiled beautifully for us… sure enough… we made her sit on a nail! Ahhh sorry girl! We don’t make a habit of injuring our couples on their photo shoots! – But what a good sport, just laughed it off!
The lighting here was just gorgeous coming through the trees! Definitely got there at the perfect time!
Congratulations you two! We cannot wait for the big day to arrive!!
This engagement session started out with Ami and Doug on the mainland, and Adam and I on Balboa Island (whoops! our bad!) – at least we got to ride the ferry! We had a blast with these two. They have such fun loving personalities that perfectly compliment each other. Doug was even the one who came up with the idea of using a heart sucker as a prop. So fun and spontaneous. They were great following along as we hiked all over the place, and so impressed with Ami’s grace in those cute teal wedges! All in all it was a perfect day for an engagement session, and with such a lovely couple… perfection! We are so happy for you two and cannot wait for the big day! It’s coming up so fast!! <3
I declined the ferris wheel ride, but am so glad Adam jumped at the opportunity. These images are so cute!!
Did I say fun loving? Yep, they are absolutely perfect for each other!
Doug, mister spontaneous, decided to grab a cute little 25 cent ring and recreate the proposal. LOVE IT!
Adam and I first sat down with Meredyth back in January and were impressed with how on top of things she was. She knew all the right questions to ask and what she wanted from her photographer. We finally got to meet Ryan for their engagement session and could tell from the minute they were walking up that they were truly in love! The way they were looking at each other spoke volumes! We decided to shoot on Balboa Peninsula and got some fantastic images! They were both so laid back and wonderful to work with. Meredyth & Ryan, congratulations on your engagement! We wish you the absolute best!
Love a good engagement session piggy back ride! So cute!
Well hello Gorgeous! What a beautiful, joyful smile!
Love this! Just a romantic walk on the beach with your husband-to-be.