It's taken me longer than usual to blog Vilma & Anthony's wedding. They started at the Maya Hotel for their preparation & headed over to the Japanese Garden for their nuptials and reception. They saw each other before their ceremony for extra photo time. Ceremony time was 6 pm & the sun set quickly immediately following their ceremony. The reception went off without a hitch and everyone enjoyed the evening. A big thanks to Marina Linares for second shooting with me. It has been awhile since we worked together so it was extra special capturing Vilma & Anthony's wedding together.
Venue: EBM Japanese Garden
Flowers: Vida Floral
DJ: Fly By Night
Cake: Rossmoor Pastries
Michelle's Mom won my raffle for $100 off a portrait session. She gave it to her daughter who's getting married in December. Michelle & Troy wanted photos at the Katie Wheeler library in Irvine. Unfortunately, the library was closed so we had to scramble to find another location. Luckily we decided on Citrus Ranch Park in time for the sunset. The first two photos are at Michelle's Mother's condo complex which appears like it's on a tropical island. Here are some of my favorites from the day.
Andrea and Onan wanted their furry family to partake in their engagement session. Being a pet owner, I know it can either be disruptive or compliment the session. In this case, the cutie pies complimented their photo session. Mowgli and Woody instantly brought smiles, laughter and enjoyment to the scene. That's why we love our four legged friends. As the night progressed, Onan serenaded Andrea with his guitar as the city lights reflected in the background along the bay.
Vilma & Anthony got married at the Japanese Garden Oct. 9 and I'm just getting around to posting their engagement photos. The pier was packed with people attending the free summer concerts. We snuck around to find areas less populated which led to a variety of unique photos. It was a great time & they invited me to hang with them after the session at Buba Gumps. It makes a big difference when I get to spend time with my clients aside from the consulation. I feel like a friend capturing moments in their life. I'll be posting their wedding photos soon.
Mandi was such a pleasure to work with. She was so easy going and enjoyed the time at the beach. I have not done many senior portraits but I really enjoyed it. I hope to photograph more seniors. I designed a graduation announcement with some of my favorite headshots of Mandi. Her school colors are blue and silver but I love the warmth that the colors offer, it's fitting for such a beautiful girl.
Tanya & Alec exchanged their vows in late May. I wish I had posted their photos sooner. Posting them now, I realize what a fabulous day it was. Tanya combined traditional with not so traditional as you can see in her cool selection of wedding shoes. I believe they may be the youngest couple's wedding I've photographed. They may be young in love but they have wise souls. Tanya wrote me a thank you note that she gave me the day of her wedding. I put it in my camera bag and stumbled across it just days ago. I know brides are so overwhelmed with planning their wedding that when they take the time to write a personal note, it touches my heart and validates what I do. Thank you so much for allowing me to capture your day. A special thanks to Russel Snider for second shooting for me.