Previews | Beautiful Maternity Session in Orange County

I am so incredibly lucky to document Judith's beautiful transition to motherhood by photographing her in this very special season of her life. There are so many more gorgeous photos to come, but for now, I'll let you catch a glimpse of our maternity session in the rolling hills of Irvine, California.

Elise Hameau | French Wedding Gowns

Elise Hameau and I collaborated on a beautiful shoot in the rain this year and it was absolutely magical. To be honest, we didn't anticipate a dreary day in Los Angeles for this shoot, given that LA has more than 300 days of sunshine throughout the year. But in the end this was the perfect kind of setting for Elise's beautiful french wedding gowns. It reminds you a little of Paris, doesn't it? Elise did bring these dresses all the way from her cute little shop in Paris, after all. There is so much detail in all the dresses, like the delicate lace woven in between tulle and silk buttons, or the criss-cross straps in the back. A truly bohemian look, I think it fits any girl who loves to have a DIY wedding and is constantly perusing Green Wedding Shoes. We couldn't have put these beautiful elements together without a team of highly dedicated and incredibly talented wedding professionals: thank you to Hannah with Milieu Florals, along with the ladies at Theresa Huang Hair and Makeup Design, and lastly but not least, the amazing Kathy Banner with the long and magical veil at The Veiled Beauty.

roxanne & nick | newport beach engagement

we had so much fun photographing this engagement session and getting to know our very sweet couple, roxanne and nick! when we first met, it was like hanging out with old friends. they love the beach and even live near one, so naturally our session started on the cool sands of the pacific ocean. nothing compares to the radiant sunsets and gleaming waves of southern california. it was delightful to photograph r & n's memories of their engagement at this beautiful location in corona del mar. 

A diamond ring is...

Meant to symbolize your love in a visible, tangible way. A constant reminder that your heart is committed to one person only for the rest of your life. I honestly don't believe it matters what kind of ring or piece of jewelry you choose, as long as it has meaning behind it. Here's an image I took of one of my favorite style of wedding rings - round old miner's cut diamond with an Art Deco basket setting and delicate pave diamonds on the side. Love how it  produces more of a glow than its modern counterpart, the brilliant cut.