Laguna Hills | Lauren & Karen Married!

Lauren and Karen are from Georgia and they decided to get Married in Laguna Hills while here for work. They had a sweet and intimate little ceremony at the civic center and I got to be their witness! Afterwards we did some portraits at a beautiful location nearby. I had such a great time photographing these two on their Wedding day!

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Santa Barbara & Los Olivos |Sara & Ryan’s Elopement

This post is just a tad late, but just a few weeks shy of their first year Anniversary! Sara and Ryan just happen to be my very good friends, so when they asked me to photograph their Wedding, I was super excited, but admittedly a little nervous too.  Sara and Ryan are photographers too, and for whatever reason, it just made me more nervous than usual. I soon realized, as we got going, there was no reason for it, and I got into my usual groove of shooting, and it turned out to be fun and relaxed. Sara and Ryan had a private ceremony at the Santa Barbara courthouse, just those two, and my husband Louie as their witness.  They were married last year in September on Friday the 13th. These two are so perfect for each other.

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Family photos in Ohio

This happens to be one of my favorite family sessions, maybe because Denver is my cousin, or maybe because of the location, but mostly because his family is so freaking cute. His daughter Haley graduates this year, I’ll be posting her senior pics soon, another amazing shoot. I’m always on the hunt for great locations here in Southern CA, but it seems like everywhere you turn in Ohio, there’s another abandoned farm house, or yet another giant flower field, so beautiful.

Fowler Family

Fowler Family

Anna and Denver

Fowler Family

Fowler Family

Farm House

Anna & Denver

Fowler Family

Fowler Family

Fowler Family

Fowler Family

Fowler Family

Fowler Family

With a flower

I’ve always loved this poem by Emily Dickinson, and this photo I recently did of Hailey made me think of it.

I hide myself within my flower,
That wearing on your breast,
You, unsuspecting, wear me too—
And angels know the rest.

I hide myself within my flower,
That, fading from your vase,
You, unsuspecting, feel for me
Almost a loneliness.

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Fernando & Rebecca’s Engagement

I’ve got a lot of catching up to do on my blog, so many Weddings & Portraits to share. Its been a busy Summer! I’ll start with Fernando & Rebecca’s Engagement photos (I’ve already photographed their wedding!) They told me they were nervous, but after a few minutes, they were so relaxed and happy together, it made my job super easy. We did a whirlwind tour of San Pedro in an afternoon.

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