A fairytale wedding in a forest setting

Quite possibly my favorite forest wedding thus far...I photographed these two lovebirds in beautiful Saratoga Springs, California, in a setting with lofty redwoods and incredible light streaming in between the branches. Most of my brides know that I keep it looking natural, and one of the techniques I use is to have them look away from the camera for just a second, close their eyes, and take a deep breath. While they're taking a breath, I know my brides are thinking about how blessed they are to be surrounded by so many loved ones on their wedding day. And then they give me the sweetest smile. Enjoy these few favorites while I finish up editing the rest!

Bride wearing one of my favorite wedding gowns from BHLDN (by Watters wtoo).

Altadena Country Club Wedding | Los Angeles Wedding Photographer

This sweet couple gathered their friends and family for an intimate celebration at the Altadena Country Club, located right above the old and enchanting neighborhood of Pasadena.  The wedding had so many beautiful aspects to it, one that was simple yet refined and mainly focused on the bride and groom's love story. Marieta and Ves were childhood friends who, after many years apart living in different countries, were reunited by their parents and ended up falling madly in love. It was beyond a dream to work with the nicest clients in the world, who embraced my creativity, and allowed me to photograph these precious memories. Congratulations again, M & V!


Wayfarer's Chapel Wedding | Palos Verdes

In this post I want to share a few quick shots I took at my cousin Jasmine & John's beautiful wedding in Rancho Palos Verdes and the Wayfarer's Glass Chapel. Sweet, small, and intimate. Attending a wedding as a guest means that I get more chances to capture the honest, little in-between moments during the day. I also snapped a shot of my aunt and uncle - two of the most generous people I know. It was so nice to see family from NC! 

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