Los Verdes Golf Club Wedding | Rancho Palos Verdes Photographer

This was an absolutely cloudy and overcast day, with heavy rain in the morning that made everyone just apprehensive and worried about what would happen during the ceremony. Well, this is an instance where no one can deny that prayer WORKS! We prayed like crazy for the rain to stop and...it did! As professional photographers, we work the light to our advantage no matter the situation we're in. That's what separates us from the amateurs. I am pleased to say that all these photos came out gorgeous because, well, the bride & groom or beautiful inside and out of course. There's nothing that can hold back the joy and beauty of a wedding day. This one at the Los Verdes Golf Club was no different. I secretly love overcast wedding days because they offer the most even lighting, and you don't get harsh shadows during the noon hours as you would with bright, sunny days. The Bride was a stunner in her intricate white lace dress and lonngggg cathedral veil that just swept from side to side as she walked. The bridesmaid dresses were incredibly chic and I just fell in love with that taupe color which looked so delicate against the green grass. This wedding was really elegant and sophisticated, and the bride & groom were the sweetest couple a photographer could ask for. Enjoy these previews!

WILL & SANDY PORTRAITS | LOS ANGELES PHOTOGRAPHER

As I promised in my last post, photos of this pretty portrait session are now here! It was such a wacky day of weather with the sun fading in and out of the clouds. We could also see an impending storm drifting toward us in the distance. Even though I'm now spoiled by always perfect SoCal weather, I'll never forget growing up in the land of four seasons (north carolina) where hurricanes never stopped anyone from driving to the grocery store, or going out to walk their dog. So, when the rain was fast approaching and possibly about to ruin our photo session, I did not panic. I simply made sure we maximized our time while the weather was still great, albeit overcast and temperamental. In fact, our photos turned out rather beautifully thanks to a beautiful couple and an amazing sky. We were so blessed that the rain came much later! It was a perfect day photographing the rare cherry blossoms in the San Fernando Valley. 

Secret Garden Wedding Inspiration | Style Me Pretty Feature

Well I'm just over the moon now...Style Me Pretty, one of my favorite wedding blogs of all time, featured my images on their front page again! I worked with an amazing number of vendors, including these gorgeous actors from my friend's feature film, Love Arcadia, and of course Ellamah for the floral design, BHLDN for the gorgeous gown, Fantasy Frostings in Pasadena for the pretty rustic cake, Modern Elements for the exquisite calligraphy, Theresa Huang's team for the fabulous hair and makeup, Anthony & Michelle for the modeling talent, Found Vintage Rentals for the delightful vintage furniture, Vintage Table Co. for the beautiful table setting decor, Veiled Beauty for the most amazing wedding veil, and finally our lovely venue, Sunny Gable Estates

Check out Style Me Pretty for more of this gorgeous Secret Garden affair! 




Los Angeles Central Library | Cafe Pinot Wedding

Here's a special preview of my gorgeous bride and groom who have the most beautiful smiles. Their smiling didn't stop, not even once. More to come, so stay tuned!

Venue: Cafe Pinot Wedding Venue at the Central Library, Los Angeles
Florals: Jessica De Corse of www.ellamah.com
Coordinator: Kelly of Demaray Events

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More Baby and Family Portraits | Los Angeles

Let me tell you that photographing babies and families is not an easy task! Sometimes it may look so effortless, (because my clients are awesome), but you have no idea how much work is behind all the great images. Being patient is tough for me. Getting the kids to laugh and smile is also difficult. And sometimes these are just split-second captures that happen in an instant, and you either get it or you don't.  But I also love it when parents let me do my "thing" and give me the freedom to be creative. It's so much fun when families let loose, and be themselves, because that's when the sincerest moments arise.  Children are truly God's blessing, and I hope my photos will one day remind the kids that no matter what happens, their parent's love for them is unconditional. Love this family. 

The light toward sunset kept getting better and better...can't beat California light!

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