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Keep It Simple…{Jessica + Morgan, Murrieta Forest Engagement Session Photographer}

There are proposals…and then there are PROPOSALS.  Call us romantics but we LOVE hearing all about how our couples got engaged.  Jessica and Morgan’s engagement story has got to one of our favorites.   Jessica was performing in Edinburgh, Scotland for the Fringe Festival and was gone for month.  Even though Morgan and Jessica had talked about getting engaged, he knew he’d have to do something really surprising. With help from her dad- and his impressive airline miles-  Morgan flew to Scotland!!!  Jessica opened the door to her bedroom on August 22 after her matinee and Morgan was on one knee in a three-piece suit!!  He kept it simple and said, “Jessica I love you. Will you marry me?” It was the surprise of a lifetime!!

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Persistence is the Key..{Shelby + John, The Humphrey’s Estate Temecula Engagement Session}

John and Shelby met through mutual friends.  She was taking a ceramics class when John’s best friend’s girlfriend saw her and thought she would look great with John.  She reached out to a mutual friend who arranged for them to all get together.  Shelby avoided it for awhile but John was persistent so they finally all got together.  They met at a hookah lounge, where John was very shy and hardly spoke to her. The next day he texted Shelby and they got to know each other a little better and planned their next date.  Seven years later, they are planning their wedding!!  We met up with Shelby and John over at The Humphrey’s Estate for some portraits around the estate and then our friends over at Madam Palooza set up a styled scene for them.

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Thank you so much Shelby and John for having us share in your special day!! We are SO excited for your wedding day!!  Congrats!!

Tonie Hielscher - April 2, 2015 - 7:01 pm

Love the couple, love your photos too. Love the Humphrey Estates, friends married there, it is a beautiful venue….

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Two Peas in a Pod…{Megan + Damian, San Juan Capistrano Mission Engagement Session}

Damian and Megan first met at a country music festival called Stagecoach.  They had mutual friends who introduced them but started officially dating about 9 months later after Damian asked Megan to come over for their first date where he made her dinner.   We love that the two of them are definitely two peas in a pod.  They get each others silly sides that most others wouldn’t understand.  They are fun, totally adorable and such a blast to be around!!

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An Elegant Affair…{Jennifer + Jeremy, Ponte Winery Temecula Wedding Photographer}

Jennifer and Jeremy’s wedding was such an elegant affair with hints of emerald, ivory and gold accents throughout all of their details and decor.  We loved sharing in their special day over at Ponte Winery and are beyond excited that we are Temecula Wedding Photographers.

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We love that Jennifer got all of her bridesmaids matching robes with all of their names embroidered on the back .

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The rain threatened to come out and play on their wedding day, so the tent was the perfect way to ensure that they could still get married outdoors with all of the beautiful scenery that Ponte Winery has to offer.

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The reception was in the barrel room of the winery and it looked absolutely stunning with the different floral accents, linens and decor.

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Thank you all so much for having us share in your special day!! We LOVED celebrating with you all!!!

Venue: Ponte Winery

Florist: Sweet Petals Florist

Stylist: Madam Palooza 

Hair and Make-up: Beauty by Stacey

Cake: Cakes to Celebrate

Invites: Paper Fling

Officiant: Jeff Tackett

Beautifully captured as always!!!! I can't wait to share this on my blog <3

Rachel Giese - March 25, 2015 - 2:01 am

These sneak peeks look fab. Thanks for capturing Jenn & Jeremy's big day! Can't wait to see the rest.

Linda Ann Grigoriadis Chappell - March 24, 2015 - 2:30 am

we love Leah Marie photography. They do awesome work!

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Fun, Fun and More Fun… {Brookelyn + Shane, Temecula Wedding Photographer}

Brookelyn and Shane’s wedding was SO.MUCH.FUN.  The two of them have such a great relationship!!  Their love is playful, silly and being around the two of them is loads of fun.  Shane literally had us cracking up the entire time with all of his silliness.  We love it when couples just relax and be themselves in front of the camera because it gives us the opportunity to capture exactly who they are through the lens.

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Brielle Ockey - March 5, 2015 - 9:07 am

These are amazingly beautiful!!!

Valerie Rath - March 3, 2015 - 6:52 pm

Beautiful!!!

Christine Mattice - March 3, 2015 - 1:43 am

Gorgeous!

Melissa Fowler - March 3, 2015 - 1:26 am

Can't wait to see the rest

Sommer Espie - March 2, 2015 - 11:39 pm

These are amazing!!!

Brookelyn Fowler - March 2, 2015 - 9:56 pm

Sneak peak of our wedding photo's!

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Are You Serious? {Ashley + Jerry, Lake Oak Meadows Temecula Engagement Session Photographer}

Jerry and Ashley had their first Europe trip together last September.  Italy was their last stop of the trip before heading home. During their stay in Italy they went to Venice and then down to Florence before hitting Rome. While staying in Florence, they booked a Tour of Tuscany where they were with a large group traveling through the different regions. In between castle and winery visits, they stopped at an organic farm for lunch.   After the wonderful 4-course meal, they decided they wanted to go take some photos together with the picturesque rolling hills of Tuscany. Jerry sent Ashley down to the area where they wanted to take photos while he asked a man on the tour with them to take their photos… little did she know that he was about to propose and was asking the man to capture the moment for them!

When Jerry came back down to where they were going to take photos, he began digging through his backpack.  Ashley was wondering what he was doing since he had already handed his camera to someone to take their photo. Right when she was going to ask what he was looking for, Jerry pulled out a box, got down on one knee and proposed, asking Ashley to marry him and spend the rest of their lives together.  After a moment of shock and asking “Are you serious??!”, she said YES!!

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Floatopia Love {Yesenia + Jonathan, San Juan Capistrano Mission Engagement Session Photographer}

Jonathan and Yesenia met during their last year at UC Santa Barbara at a beach party. Every time people ask them how we met, they tell them to google Floatopia and show them the first image that comes up.  They never imagined meeting the love of their life and future spouse at a beach party of 12,000 people.  In the sea of people, they bumped into each other and struck up a conversation.  As their conversation continued, Jonathan asked Yesenia for her phone number, but neither of them had a phone. When she turned around to ask her friends if they had their phones, Jonathan left.  At that point, all she could think about is how rude he was!!  BUT two minutes later, he came back with a pen and asked her to write her phone number on his hand.  Later that day she received a text message from him and the rest is history….

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We love that they wanted to have their session over at the San Juan Capistrano Mission.  It was the perfect setting for portraits and we had such a great time with them.

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We always encourage our couples to bring two outfits with them to their engagement sessions.  We love getting to completely change the look of their session just by changing clothes.

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