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The Perfect Day…{Ashlee + Branden, Temecula Creek Inn Wedding Photographer}

Ashlee and Branden got married over at Temecula Creek Inn.  From the moment that we met them, we knew they were going to be such a fun couple!!  If we could only use one word to describe them it would…happy.  They were constantly laughing and giggling and just having fun.  For their wedding, they really found the dream team of temecula’s elite wedding vendors.  We were beyond stoked to get to work alongside of Amy with LVL Weddings and Events.   The entire was absolutely flawless and the vision that Ashlee and Branden had was perfectly executed.

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Venue: Temecula Creek Inn

Wedding Coordinator (Amy): LVL Weddings and Events

Hair: Katie Burns

Make-Up: Piper De Young

Florist: MFG Florals

Cake: Sweet Layers

Rentals (Tent): Allie Party Rentals

Furniture Rentals:  Madam Palooza

DJ: Kevin Miso

 

Kim Mayne - May 29, 2015 - 8:34 pm

Absolutely beautiful!

Ginny Shaffer - May 28, 2015 - 10:04 pm

BEAUTIFUL!!!! You really captured the essence of the wedding…. Thank you!

Julie Hernandez - May 28, 2015 - 9:31 pm

Beautiful and colorful what an elegant wedding❤️

Elizabeth Eidal Mendiola - May 28, 2015 - 9:13 pm

Love, love, love these pictures…..My baby Ashlee is a gorgeous bride….and Branden is a very handsome groom. Everything was perfect and beautiful.

Elizabeth Eidal Mendiola - May 28, 2015 - 8:59 pm

Love, love, love these pictures…..My baby Ashlee is a gorgeous bride….and Branden is a very handsome groom. Everything was perfect and beautiful.

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Wedding Day Fortunes…{Zuly + Jose, Europa Village Temecula Winery Wedding Photographer}

Zuly and Jose got married over at Europa Village.  Their wedding was amazing in so many ways.  They say rain on your wedding day is good luck for your marriage and we could not agree more.  Zuly and Jose didn’t let the weather stop them from rejoicing in their vows and truly enjoying each other and their day.  They were so much fun to be around…always laughing and joking with each other and it made capturing their day really special to us.

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We were so glad we beat the storm and arrived at Europa Village before it started raining.  Madam Palooza set up their styled scene for us and we love how the vineyards are adorning the background.

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Venue: Europa Villa

Cake: Cakes to Celebrate

DJ: S Records

Stylist: Madam Palooza

 

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Every Brides Dream… {Amanda + Chris, Temecula Estate Wedding Photographer}

Amanda and Chris had such an amazing wedding!!  Celebrations by Diana turned Amanda’s family home into every brides dream.  From the lounge areas to the elegant floral displays to the family style farmhouse tables…everything was absolutely exquisite.  There were so many beautiful details that all came together perfectly.

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How fun was their vintage chalkboard globe that they used for their guest sign-in!!

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Our favorite detail from the ceremony site was the three arches with hanging chandeliers.  Those arches were later used for the backdrop of their sweetheart table so they totally had a dual purpose.

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Beyond all the pretty details were two amazing people that made for an amazing couple.  They absolutely adored each other and we were beyond thrilled to have captured their day!!

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All the details just kept getting better and better!!  The dessert buffet with 4 different style cakes was breathtakingly beautiful!!

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Wedding Coordinator & Event Design: Celebrations by Diana

Farm Tables: Allie’s Party Rentals

Vintage Props and Rentals: Madam Palooza

Florist: Michael’s Flower Girl

Hair: Prive Beauty Group

Make-Up: Natalie Arrietta

Catering: Vineyard Catering

Cakes: Sweet Layers

DJ: Timmy D Productions

 

Michele Ayers - May 28, 2015 - 12:32 am

Best Wedding Ever! LOVE my sweet Niece. :)

Michelle Garibay - May 27, 2015 - 7:13 pm

Love the farm tables from Rustic Urban! Pretty cake table details!

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A Hidden Oasis…{Bonnie + Estevan, Pala Mesa Resort Wedding Photographer, Fallbrook}

Bonnie and Estevan got married over at Pala Mesa Resort out in Fallbrook, CA.  Pala Mesa Resort is this perfect little hidden oasis right off the freeway.  The resort is every photographer’s dream location with an endless array of amazing spots for portraits.   What made the day even better was having a couple like Bonnie and Estevan.  They were the sweetest, most caring, funny and adorable couples ever! They had such a great group of family and friends celebrating their day with them that even we were bummed out with the reception was over!!  We literally did not want the day to end.

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One of our favorite of their ceremony was after Bonnie and Estevan’s first kiss as husband and wife they got to ring the bell on top of the bell tower.

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Thank you all so much for having us share in your special day!! We loved celebrating with you all and are SO excited about what the future has in store for you all!!!

Venue: Pala Mesa Resort

Florist: Excellent Designs

Hair: Katie Burns

Make-Up:  Make-Up by Kandice

Officiant: Rev. Ron

Cake: Bo Cakes

DJ: DJ Reuben

Videographer: Ashley Nicole Video Productions

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5 Ways to Create the Perfect Photo for Invitations!

Our couples ask us all the time if we have any tips for them to keep in mind when preparing for their engagement session.  They want to create that perfect photo for their ‘Save the Date’ or wedding invitations to share with their family and friends.  So, we came up with our top 5 ways to ensure just that!!

1- Location

Pick a location that fits your style and personalities.  You definitely want to feel comfortable wherever you choose because the more comfortable you feel the more natural you will look in front of the camera.  If you know you don’t like large crowds of people watching you then choosing a less crowded or secluded location like a ravine or hiking trail will help make you feel a little more at ease.  Another thing to take into consideration is the style and theme of your wedding.  You’re not going to want to shoot your photos in the middle of a field with cowboy boots if you are planning a ballroom wedding at the Ritz Carlton.

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2- Outfit 

Make sure to wear something that makes you feel AMAZING!!  Dress up (think guest at a wedding) but  don’t try and force yourself into something that you are self-conscious about.  If the dress feels too short and you will be tugging at it the entire time then it totally not worth the stress no matter how cute it is.  Same rule applies for the guys! Consider having two outfits…one more casual than the other so that you have tons of options.  Also, don’t be afraid to use different colors and patterns in your outfits.

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3- Makeup

Engagement sessions are the perfect opportunity to have your trial run with your make-up artist for your wedding day.  Cameras will wash out your make-up so it is totally okay to be on the heavy side with it.  You are going to want your eyes to pop in your photos and a great make-up artist will know exactly how to keep you looking natural while giving you enough make-up for the camera.

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4-  Tell your Photographer

Make sure to tell your photographer your intentions for your photos.  Many invitation designs require there to be negative (or empty) space in the pictures for the text.  If you tell your photographer ahead of time they can make sure to a variety of images from many different perspectives.

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5- Posing

At the end of the day- your engagement session is a celebration on you getting married so have fun with it!!  There should be lots of fun pictures of you all giggling, kissing, walking away and looking at each other.  The pictures where you aren’t necessarily looking at the camera and are more playful/natural looking tend to translate into epic invitation photos so don’t count those ones out just because you aren’t looking the camera.

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6- Now What?! (Bonus Tip!)

Now that you have to perfect picture for you photo invitation or save the date be sure to check out companies like Paperless Post for your invitation needs.  Not only do they offer a huge community for inspiration and ideas but they also give you both digital and paper invitation options.

Happy Planning!!

 

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Super Sweet!! {Kristin + Sean, Corona Del Mar Beach and Candy Shop Engagement Session Photographer}

Kristin and Sean decided to do a super sweet (pun intended) engagement session out at B Candy’s Shop in Corona Del Mar!! It was great getting to go to a new location and have some fun in the shop with all of the great different colors and candy options. The two of them were such a fun couple and we LOVED everything about their session.

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Afterwards, we headed of to the beach to catch the sunset- which was just as sweet!

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Thank you all so much for having us share in your special day!!

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High School Sweethearts…{Nicole + Nick, Murrieta Engagement Session Photographer}

Nicole and Nick met in high school and have been dating for 10 years!!  It was such a blast photographing the two of them and we just love they way they ‘get’ each other.    They are funny, easy-going and all around great people.  We cannot wait for their wedding over at Wilson Creek Winery this fall.

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Nicole even brought a few items for a picnic that we were able to use on their shoot.

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Thank you all so much for having us share in your special day!!

Nicole Nachtigal - May 5, 2015 - 7:46 am

We can NOT even begin to say THANK YOU enough to Marcella for helping us capture this amazing time for us!!! We are beyond excited to see the rest of our photos!! Thank you thank you thank you!

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