Trish + Angelo Engagement: Downtown Los Angeles

It’s always fulfilling to take beautiful engagement photos of good friends. I’ve known Trish and Angelo a long time. They’re two of the most easy going, fashion forward and good looking couples I know! The 6th Street Bridge in downtown Los Angeles is a popular location for photo shoots and movies. The LA skyline, gritty […]

Whitney + Curtis Engagement: Griffith Observatory

Whitney and Curtis’ engagement shoot at the iconic and breathtaking Griffith Observatory has to go down as one of my all time favorites. Everything came together just right to make some very special and visually striking images. Despite the fact that it was Easter Sunday and the Observatory was swarming with tourists, the glowing couple […]

Jennifer + Jesse Wedding: Long Beach Museum of Art

I’ve never shot a wedding at sunrise, so this was an exciting first for me. The Long Beach Museum of Art is a local landmark and one that features historic brick buildings and a magnificent bluff-top view of Long Beach Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. The sun rose through the marine layer and created an ethereal […]

Dorianna + Renato Engagement: Balboa Pier

I love the challenge of new locations and finding fun and interesting backdrops for photos. That was the case for Dorianna and Renato’s engagement at the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach. The sun was setting and the warm, golden cast was what we photographers refer to as money light. We took a stroll around and […]

Meghan + David Engagement: Pelican Cove Park

In my opinion, the best coastal views in Southern California are on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. That makes the area surrounding Point Vicente Lighthouse a perfect setting for an engagement shoot. I had the pleasure of photographing Meghan and David at Pelican Cover Park recently, and the stunning views as the sun set over the […]

Yasmine + Khalil Wedding: Bel-Air Bay Club

Breathtaking is the perfect word to describe Yasmine and Khalil’s ceremony overlooking the Pacific Ocean at the lush Bel-Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades. From custom Nike bridal shoes to a white and pink rose color palette, the couples’ personality shined through the details in their wedding, making their celebration a fun and elegant affair. […]

Jennifer + Steven Wedding

When Jennifer and Steven told me they were going to have a traditional Chinese tea ceremony on their wedding day, I knew I was in for a treat. The ceremony was held in a house filled with many family members and lots of food! Steven had to practically knock down a bedroom door and push […]

Emily + Terrance Wedding: The French Estate – Orange, CA

There was no shortage of creative and adorable details in Emily and Terrance’s inspired estate wedding.  From handmade chalkboard signs and seating chart to the beautiful succulent florals, every aspect of their day was unique. A cute tandem bicycle was featured throughout their reception and found its way onto custom pint glasses for their guests […]

Breanna + Mark Wedding

Breanna and Mark exchanged their vows as the setting sun painted their intimate ceremony with warm, golden light on the North Lake gazeebo in Irvine. It was a lovely place for an outdoor wedding ceremony. I always enjoy shooting outdoor ceremonies because I love working with available light, especially warm directional light in the early […]

Ashlynn + Minter Wedding: Friendly Hills Country Club

Ashlynn and Minter’s wedding overlooking the sprawling golf course, lake and waterfall at Friendly Hills Country Club was stylish, colorful and fun to be a part of. Splashes of purple were found throughout the entire celebration, from the beautiful florals to the ribbons and bows on the centerpieces. Teaming up with Jeff Lewis to document […]

Ambra + Gilbert Wedding: Redondo Beach Historic Library

When a bride and groom have an amazing time on their wedding day, the photos definitely show it. That was the case with Ambra and Gil’s wedding, with the ceremony at American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach, photos at the Hermosa Beach Pier, and reception at the Redondo Beach Historic Library. Ambra’s huge smile was […]

Dominique + Bode Wedding: Los Willows – Fallbrook, CA

Dominique and Bode’s wedding at Los Willows Private Wedding and Event Estate was truly one of a kind. Nestled between Temecula wine country and San Diego, the expansive grounds and natural surroundings of their venue made it easy to take beautiful photos. Dominique made her grand entrance to her ceremony on a horse-drawn carriage, and […]

Breanna + Mark Engagement: Irvine Regional Park

Peacocks were roaming about strutting their feathers, and the setting sun was shining warm, golden light through the trees as Breanna and Mark had the train station area of Irvine Regional Park all to themselves for their engagement shoot. The train tracks snake through an area full of old western facades, like a beat up […]

Alia + Leonard Wedding: The Reef – Long Beach

Alia put her creativity and craftiness on display for her and Leonard’s multicultural, DIY-inspired wedding at St. Bartholomews Church and The Reef in Long Beach. A pre-wedding event called a Nalangu was held, which is a traditional Indian ceremony that symbolically cleanses the bride a groom before the big day. After a beautiful Catholic ceremony, […]

Rashanda + Mike Wedding: The Garden Room – Garden Grove

In another amazing collaboration with Jeff Lewis Wedding Photography, Rashanda and Mike received the all star photography treatment at their wedding at the Garden Room. Being one part of a duo really lets me spread my wings creatively and take more chances, as I don’t always have to think about getting the safe shot. It […]

Barb + Wilder Wedding: La Venta Inn – Rancho Palos Verdes

Gloomy skies couldn’t damper a perfect day for Barb and Wilder’s ocean view wedding at the beautiful and historic La Venta Inn. The intimate ceremony was held on the lawn and overlooked the coast from the Palos Verdes Peninsula all the way to Santa Monica. Barb, Wilder and their bridal party were lots of fun […]

Barb + Wilder Engagement: Inspiration Point, Palos Verdes

Over the summer, I hiked the trails around Portuguese Bend in Palos Verdes and I knew that the spectacular view at the cliff’s edge of Inspiration Point would make a perfect backdrop for an engagement shoot. It was a gorgeous sunny day along beautiful Southern California coastline, and Barb and Wilder were glowing as they […]

Emily + Terrance Engagement: Old Town Orange

Finding funky and neat little nooks to take fresh engagement photos is always a priority for me. I definitely found some cool photo spots during Emily and Terrance’s engagement shoot at Plaza Square Park in Old Town Orange. There’s an abundance of brick walls and an awesome alley that provided an interesting backdrop that made […]

Kiersten + Joe: Maui, HI

Maui is one of the most gorgeous, picturesque places in the world and it was an absolute treat to be able to document Kiersten and Joe’s sunset vow renewal on the shore in Kihei. It was my first visit to Hawaii and I definitely took advantage and got in some much needed vacation time in […]

Crystalene + Garrett Wedding: Electra Cruises – Newport Beach

Crystalene and Garrett’s wedding aboard the elegant and luxurious Electra Cruises yacht was so much fun to be a part of. Being that they are good friends of mine and I knew everyone on the boat, it made it even more exciting and easy to have a good time documenting their special day. The theme […]

Krista + Jesse Wedding: Elkridge Furnace Inn – Elkridge, MD

Few things in my line of work are more gratifying to me than to document one of my best friend’s wedding. I’ve known my buddy Jesse since high school and when he flew me out to Maryland for his wedding, I knew I was in store for a weekend of comedy, alcohol, good food and […]

Crystalene + Garrett Engagement: Long Beach

It’s always a treat for me when I get to photograph engagements and weddings for friends, and it seems like it takes less time to break the ice and start to feel comfortable in front of the camera. Crystalene and Garrett were all smiles during their engagement shoot. We started off at Harry Bridges Memorial […]

Maribel + Lin Wedding: Holy Family Church – Pasadena

Now that’s a really big tree! Maribel and Lin had a cross-cultural double wedding ceremony featuring a day before traditional Cambodian ceremony at Lin’s home followed by a traditional Catholic ceremony at Holy Family Church in Pasadena. This was my second time shooting a Khmer wedding, and even though it was scaled down a little […]