Angela + Alejandro | Los Angeles Wedding

O.M.G! I can’t tell you how AMAZING this wedding was to document! Such style, such class, such a gorgeous couple! This was a fantastic start to my 2013 wedding season! Much gratitude to Mariela Campbell Photography for having me as an associate photographer. Oh, by the way, this is going to be a massive post!

Angela and Alejandro met 3 years ago and from the very first day Alejandro knew that Angela was the ONE. As Angela’s father stated in his speech, Alejandro made his intentions clear. Then 3 years later, the beautiful couple are getting married in downtown Los Angeles at the incredible Oviatt Penthouse.

Alejandro and Angela got ready at the Los Angeles Athletic Club in downtown Los Angeles, just a hop, skip and a jump from the Oviatt. I love and adore this hotel! From the outside it looks very ordinary and unappealing. But once you get into the rooms…WOW. The rooms have been totally renovated with clean modern furnishings.

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I highly recommend, no….order all grooms to buy a suit. Nothing looks better than a man in a suit with touches of personal style. Please don’t go the easy way and do the rent-a-tux. That doesn’t show off your personality or style at all.

Alejandro is a man after my own heart. He is also a graphic designer and knew exactly what I was looking for in terms of lighting, staging, shooting. LOVE!!

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I love that Alejandro and Angela both got tatoos of each other’s names on their ring finger! They got inked about two years before their wedding….Alejandro knew…he knew Angela was it. 🙂 Can you love this man even more? Oh by the way, Alejandro is over 6′ tall and has piercing blue eyes…drool!

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As I said above, Alejandro is over 6’…I’m 5’1″. I had to stand on chairs, stools, benches in order to get the right perspective. LOL. Disadvantages of being short.

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Oh yes, I love a man that shoots Canon! Oh, FYI, Alejandro use to be a model! That’s right. No direction, no suggestions for posing needed! He knows his good angles.

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On to the Oviatt. It’s got so much history and architectural details. I never knew downtown L.A. had so much to offer.

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As a graphic designer, artist, Alejandro commissioned Clinton Bopp to do a live painting of him and his new wife. What an incredible gift.

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Such a remarkable venue. A rooftop wedding is perfect for these two urbanites! I love their style so much mainly because it matches with my personal style as well.

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I love how in love Alejandro is with his new wife. His emotions flowed the entire day and he didn’t hold back a tear. Actually his over flowing of emotions made me tear up on many occasions too.

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Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs. Saavedra!

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Holly + Oscar | Long Beach Wedding Photographer

Another fun wedding shooting with Nolwen from Between Lenses and Roses! Thank you for having me as your associate photographer for this fun, care free wedding!

It was an extremely hot Friday afternoon in May when I documented Holly and Oscar Santos’ wedding in Long Beach. Although the weather was not ideal, Holly and Oscar were an absolute joy to photograph. We spent the entire day being silly and laughing. We were on time, which is always good! 😛

Holly and Oscar chose The Grand in Long Beach for their ceremony and reception. I adore The Grand because the outdoor space was beautiful. Can you believe that sky? It was seriously that blue when I captured it. 😛

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Holly’s Jack Purcell chucks are such an awesome idea! Oscar and his groomsmen also wore Jack Purcell chucks. I love when a wedding party add special personal touches to their wedding.
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Holly was so relaxed and carefree on her wedding day. I love it when a bride is enjoying her day and not worried about all the details. Holly was an absolute joy to work with!

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On our way to the “First Look” at the Long Beach bluffs on Ocean Boulevard near the Long Beach Museum of Art. Holly gets a call from Oscar, “where are you?” 😛 Ok, so we were a little behind.

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Holly and Oscar are so silly together. I adore their energy! Another great thing about them is that they are so appreciative of Nolwen and I and made sure that we had everything we needed. LOL. Such great people…

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Isn’t the space great? You can really have a large party here and still have enough room to dance.

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The newly married Mr. and Mrs. Santos getting into the photoboot for some crazy pics! I especially love this one with the whip. LOL. You show him, Holly!
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Ah a toast to his new wife. I love a couple in love! I love my job. 🙂

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Loara + Calvin Wedding | Catalina Island

A Catalina Wedding! O.M.G. I can’t believe how excited I was when I was asked to be an associate photographer for Dawn Topete of Reflections by Dawn photography. I have shot destination weddings before, but never a beach themed one, and especially not on an island! What an experience it was.

I packed up early that Saturday morning and drove to the Long Beach ferry terminal to board the Catalina Express. The short ride to Catalina was pleasant and a lot of passengers were visiting Catalina that weekend for the jazz festival. It was a busy weekend of tourists for Catalina locals that’s for sure!

Loara is such a sweet girl! I’ve actually met her and her entire family and relatives before that same summer, months earlier, at her cousin’s wedding. So it was a sweet surprise when we all got to be reacquainted again!

Loara did such a wonderful job with all the DIY touches! I especially love the color she chose for her wedding…orange! It’s such a bright and cheerful color and goes perfectly for a Catalina beach themed wedding.

Oh and did I mention that Dawn is Loara’s older sister? Yup! Dawn was shooting her baby sister’s wedding. How special is that?

I had an incredible time here! I will never forget the experience and the friendships I forged with Dawn’s family and relatives. 🙂

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Bailey + Andy Wedding | Queen Mary, Long Beach

Another epic wedding with Wai Reyes photography! Bailey and Andy live in New York; Bailey a ballerina and Andy a musician for the U.S. marines. They wanted to have a destination wedding…something vintage. What better venue than the Queen Mary?! I adore this couple and this wedding so much!

Oh, and by the way, their wedding was on 12/29/12! Definitely a fantastic way to end 2012.

kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_01 Everything vintage. I love Bailey’s style. Her dress, her cape that was hand made by her aunt, her jewelry…she was breathtaking. kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_02 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_03 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_04 These two are so beautiful together. Not only are they beautiful on the outside, but so sweet and caring on the inside. I am so lucky to always work with incredible people. kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_11 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_10 It had rained earlier that morning and was quite chilly and gloomy. However, when it was time for the first look, the sun peeked through the clouds and cast such a beautiful golden light on the wedding day! kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_09 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_08 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_07 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_06 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_05 The talented Halleigh of Moment Privé put together this beautiful wedding.kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_18 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_17 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_16 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_15 Golden light…I’m telling ya. Kills me every time. ADORE! kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_14 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_13 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_12 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_25 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_24 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_23 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_22 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_21 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_20 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_19

Adrian + Michael Wedding | West Hollywood

The most modern wedding of the entire year! Adrian and Michael have a distinctive style and I love it! Simple, modern, clean….right up my alley! Thank you to Sherri J photography for having me as an associate photographer for this one of a kind wedding!

We started out in West Hollywood at the beautiful Andaz Hotel. Like I said, I love Adrian and Michael’s modern style and this was the most perfect venue they could have chosen!

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