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Location, Location, Location… {Karen + Ryan l UCLA Engagement Session}

We really stress the importance of an engagement session to all of our couples.  We have found that couples that have an engagement session are 10 times more likely to have better wedding portraits than couples who choose not to have engagement sessions.  They are such a great way to get to know your photographer and their shooting style.  Everyone has their own tricks and techniques that they use and no two photographers are the same.  Another thing that we stress is to pick a location that is important or meaningful to you all as a couple.  The old saying, “Location, Location, Location…” is the key!!  We send every one of our couples a questionnaire to guide them through this process and for Karen and Ryan that was UCLA where Ryan went to medical school.  He is in the middle of his residency where he serves underserved communities.  It was really neat seeing UCLA through their eyes and get a glimpse into that time of their dating lives.

Thank you all so much for choosing us to share in your special day!!  We LOVED spending time with you all during your engagement session and are really looking forward to your big day!!


A Trip of a Lifetime {Amy + Brian l Pechanga Casino Wedding, Temecula CA}

Seven years ago, they had no idea that a normal work trip to Vegas would change the rest of their lives.  It was there that they met and have been together ever since.  Our favorite part about Brian and Amy’s relationship is that they are such a fun couple.  Before their engagement session with us they had rarely taken a picture together where they hadn’t been making a silly face at each other.  Not only are their personalities very similar but we could totally tell that they truly enjoy being together.  Which made us truly enjoy being around them.




Thank you so much for having us be a part of your big day!!  We have truly enjoyed getting to know you all over the last few months and are SO happy that you all found each other!!


A Beautiful Friday Morning…{Grace + Jeff, Temecula Pillow Fight Engagement Session}

We are SUPER excited to announce that we have teamed up with an additional stylist for our professional styling services.  Sylvia withMadam Palooza is such an amazing woman.  Her attention to detail is incredible and she has the perfect eye for creating the most AMAZING set designs!!  She studied interior design in college and worked at a major retailer as their visual merchandiser and buyer.  When we contacted her about styling Grace and Jeff’s engagement session she was so excited to create the scene for them and we were blown away by how perfect it was!!  She even brought the cutest little vintage bike filled with all kinds of picnic goodies.

Jeff and Grace first met each other when they were in elementary school at their church. After about a decade of not seeing or talking to each other, they happened to reconnect at the same church where they both ended up teaching a children’s program. From there, they became good friends and decided to start dating a couple years after that.  For their three year anniversary, Jeff surprised Grace by planning a trip to New York. New York is very special to them because it was the first trip that they took together as a couple and Grace happens to absolutely love the city. Jeff took care of all the details and even called Grace’s work in advance to let them know his plans of proposing and made sure everything was approved for her to get time off.  On a beautiful Friday morning, he proposed in front of the Gapstow Bridge in Central Park.  Notice all the NY inspired touches that Sylvia included into their set design. Including a quote from Grace about “A Beautiful Friday Morning….”


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Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple!


Happiness is Contagious {Breana + David, Condors Nest Engagement Session}

Our philosophy around here is that two are better one.  WAY better in most cases.  It was no different for Breana and David.  We first met David at his brother’s wedding where he was a groomsman.  Fast forward a few months and we got to meet Breana at their engagement session over at The Condors Nest Ranch and these two are nothing short of fantastic.  They are the type of people that you just want be around because their happiness makes you happy like its contagious!

We can’t wait to spend the day with you all at your wedding!!  Thanks so much for having us share in your special day!!!


Vineyard Romance {Yesika + Leonard, Miramonte Winery Temecula Wedding Photographer}

Yesika and Leonard got married over at Miramonte Winery in Temecula, California.  We were so excited for their wedding- especially after the amazing time we had with them at their engagement session.  We love that Yesika got married at Miramonte Winery, which is where she is a wedding coordinator because it just goes to show  how much she loves it there.  There is always something special about working with one of your peers and we were honored to be a part of Yesika and Leonard’s big day.

Yesika and Leonard were preparing for the rain but the skies stayed sunny and bright for their entire day!!  Everything was beautifully designed and looked amazing!!

For their styled session, our great friends over at Jake Duke did it again!! Their inspiration came from wanting a styled scene that was romantic and reflected their love for each other.  We just loved how all the candles were spread through the barrel room and how it all came together for them.

Then we turned out the lights to really catch the amber glow of all the candles.

Then it was off to the reception to watch them dance the night away!!

Thank you all so much for having us share in your special day!!  We are hope you had a great time on your honeymoon and can’t wait to hear all about!!!

Wedding Venue:  Miramonte Winery

Wedding Coordinator:  Michelle Garibay Events

Florist: Soiree Design and Events

Event Stylist: Jake Duke