Weddings

Fallbrook Hacienda Wedding Preview: Kelson + Citadel

It was a real pleasure to photograph Kelson and Citadel elegant Fallbrook Hacienda Wedding. We’ve worked with Citadel alongside many times and have been our team’s second shooter for our wedding projects. We share the same unobtrusive way of operating, so it was like we made a really good team in their own wedding! (LOL).  Fast forward to their big day, we were bright and just as excited as Kelson and Citadel. Things were in full flow, with make-up being done by talented Huong Pham.  We have known Citadel since early of 2018, but it was rather exciting; the giggles, smiles and happy nerves followed. As is often on wedding preparations, the time flew by and it was very soon time Citadel to get into her dress. Citadel had chosen beautiful and elegant dress by D'Angelo Couture. The floral was made by Patricia added a dash of color and softness to the motifs.

Fallbrook Hacienda is one of those wedding venues that quite simple take your breath away. It has a unique, amazing venue. The variety of atmosphere and the beautiful grounds makes it such magical jewel and as wedding photographer, I couldn’t ask for more. Two amazing people surrounded by their loved ones and very excited guests. All clearly thrilled to see the couples tie the knot and celebrating their love.  Their fur baby Athena joined and celebrated with them that made it a really wonderful ceremony.

Their gorgeous day turned into equally gorgeous evening, although the sun had just dipped down behind the clouds and were running out of natural light because of some delays. It was a challenge but also opportunity for a creative photographer like me (LOL). The light was still lovely and soft though; we had a little walk around the grounds to capture beautiful photos of our happy couple Kelson and Citadel.

Thanks to Kelson and Citadel! Your positivity and energy was refreshing. Everyone looked amazing. We love these guys. Congratulations to us, we really made a good team in your wedding! It is a pleasure to share this lovely gallery of their love story. Enjoy browsing their photos!

 

 

Murrieta Wedding Sneak Peek: Alex +Jessica

You might remember this couple from their engagement session at anthropomorphic and sculpted land of Joshua National Park. Alex and Jessica’s wedding day took place at the “Gem of the Valley”- Murietta, California. It was magnificent land blessed with verdant open spaces dotted with towering oak trees and sycamores. It’s the perfect location to host an entire wedding day, from the preparations through the party. 

Their wedding was one that we had been looking forward to. Alex and Jessica are couple that’s exceptionally easy to love. They were gorgeous people who were genuinely kind, and unapologetically saccharine towards each other.

Our team photographed both bride and groom preparations on that day. It has a fabulous space where our couple can go and prepare ahead of their big day. One of the things we always love about wedding morning is seeing the dress of our bride has chosen and the style they went for. Jessica’s gorgeous bridal dress was something that fits her personality ad her style. She had a few butterflies at the start but the flurry of smiles, hugs and all got down to the job of getting ready to have an amazing day.  

It was swiftly followed by the wedding ceremony. It felt like the whole world was speechless as they looked at each other for the first time as husband and wife. The bride and groom exchanged their vows in front of all their friends and family.

After the nuptials, the couple mingled with their guest at the reception. The couple designed the day to look exactly like them. The day was so relaxed and full of genuine moments. We went for a wander to have some photos – relaxed and natural images. We love when couple has so much love between them that it shows naturally in every photograph. The weather was perfect for the afternoon drinks reception and everyone was in a fine mode, this lovely atmosphere carried through to the evening followed by a proper party. 

It was such a great experience to be part of this happy celebration. We really felt like one of the family. Alex and Jessica were so welcoming, so joyful and a real laugh around. Marriage isn’t a destination, it’s a journey, and we know their journey is going to be awesome.

Here are some of the images from that wonderful special day.

Downtown Los Angeles Wedding Sneak Peek: Roy + Steph

We first met Roy and Stephanie when we got together for their engagement shoot last year at Downtown Los Angeles. Fast forward to their wedding day! We first spend our time with Stephanie and her bridesmaid. We just love capturing the excitement and friendship as the time for the ceremony gets closer and close. Stephanie’s warm, bubbly personality comes out wonderfully in the images of the preparation before the wedding. I made my way to meet Roy and his groomsmen as they gathered in a suite. There are lots of laughter and a few drinks while everyone gets dressed up and looking fabulous.

The ceremony was held at the church – a truly sensational venue. We are blessed with a beautiful clear light that gave a soft glow to the church interior. Stephanie’s face was radiant, with smile that lit up the place. They say picture tells a thousand words and the images of Roy and Stephanie together speak volumes!

After a very touching ceremony at the church, the wedding party headed off to Sheraton Universal Hotel for the reception and celebrations! And one of the things we enjoy about wedding photography is capturing the informal, spontaneous moments of the day. There’s a lot of joy and laughter at weddings, but also for the bride and grooms in particular – nerves, anticipation and excitement. Both Roy and Stephanie and expressive and both were absolute joy to work with.

It was a joyous celebration - full of happiness! Smiles and laughter during the ceremony made it such a happy event and this feeling continued throughout the day. Wedding generally takes on the vibe that the bride and the groom bring for the day. For Roy and Stephanie, it was relaxed, fun and totally loved up and happily all their guests brought the same feeling. It was brilliant to capture the hilarity.

What a fantastic day - a fantastic couple, warm family and friends. Thank you for making us feels so welcome- what a fun packed day!

Here is a small selection of some images from the day. It’s great to capture this part of the story.