Archives of #California

Alysha and William

I had a lot of fun at this nice, laid back Inland Empire wedding a couple weeks ago! I dropped off my second photographer Jordan Burke with the groom and proceeded to the venue, Edwards Mansion in Redlands, California. The wedding was on a hot summer afternoon but a light breeze and shady outdoor reception made it perfect. I love outdoor venues that have a lot of trees to help create nice backdrops for my photographs. After the ceremony, everyone went to a residence in Fontana for a nice backyard reception with amazing home style food! After everyone danced for a few hours, the reception wrapped up and I headed straight for Fresno where I would stay the night in preparation for a wedding the next day in Yosemite National Park.

Kaleigh and AJ {Married}

When I first met AJ and Kaleigh at their venue a couple months before their wedding, I was overwhelmed with excitement! The place was incredible! Rancho Las Lomas is a spectacular private home and zoological garden tucked away in the foothills of Orange County. There were so many amazing opportunities to do portraits with the bride and groom that I had to leave a lot of ideas out. The couple was amazing to work with and very photogenic. I met with the bride at an estate where she and her 9!!! bridesmaids were getting ready. The bridesmaids dresses were all homemade at they were even still finishing the cuts that very morning. We soon made our way to the wedding venue at met with the guys (my assistant was with them all morning) and we did some family portraits before the ceremony. Everything went perfect all night and I came away with a lot of spectacular shots. Here are my favorites:

Alex and Jansen {Engaged}

I’ve known Alex and Jansen for several years and I was super excited when they asked me to be the photographer for their wedding this fall! They are truly in love and so easy to photograph. For their engagement pictures, we headed down to Crystal Cove State beach. I wanted to do beach shots but also mix it up with some field/natural looking backgrounds and it proved to be the perfect location for both. I wasn’t too happy about losing my wallet just an hour earlier but that all went away as we started shooting. We slowly made our way down to the beach and got some super fun photographs. Here are a few of my favorite pictures: