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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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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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Temecula’s Newest Wedding Venue {Elyse + Travis, Galway Downs, Temecula Wedding Photographer}

Elyse and Travis had such a beautiful wedding over at Temecula’s newest wedding venue Galway Downs.   We always love being a part of new ventures and we are EXTREMELY excited to be the photographers for this new Temecula wedding venue.

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The ceremony location was absolutely breath-taking.  We loved how Madam Palooza’s rustic wood barn doors were placed at the beginning of the aisle.

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When it was time for portraits of Elyse and Travis, we never wanted the time to end.  They were such a dream to photograph and there were SO many beautiful spots for portraits around the property.

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We even got to bring out a horse for their portraits…which was pretty epic.

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The tent for the reception area was set-up beautifully!!  We loved the mixture of rustic farmhouse tables and rounds with all the different pops of lilac and plum purple hues.

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Once the reception started and it got dark, we couldn’t believe that the chandeliers were totally functional and actually worked.  Combined with the beautiful uplighting the entire place looked magical.

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During the reception, Elyse and her girls had a special dance choreographed to get the party started.

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Towards the end of the night, BC World Cafe showed up with the best food truck!!

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And before we knew it…it was time to send the happy couple off to their honeymoon!!

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

Venue: Galway Downs

Florist: Soiree Design and Events 

Farmhouse Tables: Rustic Urban Events

Prop Rentals: Madam Palooza

Tent Rental: Allie’s Party Rental

Hair and Make-up: Bella Faces Design Studio

Caterer & Food Truck: BC Fine Catering

DJ: DJ Pros

Chalkboard Signs: Wedding Signs Designs

Cake: Elegance on Display (large)

Cake: Frosting Fanatic (small)

Danielle Pearl Bethke - February 26, 2015 - 6:47 pm

Congratulations! Everything is so beautiful!

Ashley Nicole Zimmer - February 25, 2015 - 7:21 pm

Love all of these! Such a fun wedding! And that horse picture is perfection <3

Chris Proper Davis - February 25, 2015 - 6:06 am

Congratulations, Elyse and Travis. It's about time!

Elyse Plano - February 24, 2015 - 11:36 pm

I could not have been happier with how my pictures turned out! The whole day was a lot of fun and Leah Marie Photography made everything so easy. The pictures are amazing and every moment was captured beautifully. I look forward to seeing the rest of my pictures and sharing them with all my family and friends.

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Off Limits…Or Not {Amanda + Jordan, The Humphrey’s Estate, Temecula Wedding Photographer}

Amanda and Jordan officially met while out one night on the town with some friends.  Jordan had seen pictures of Amanda before but never wanted to ask his good friend, her brother, to set him up.  Thinking she was completely off limits but always wondering.  Until one night, he saw her out and about and he knew he had to introduce himself.  Good thing he did because they have been inseparable since that day.

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Thank you all SO much for having us share in your special day!!  Can’t wait for your wedding!!!

Michelle Vega Loeb - February 20, 2015 - 7:10 am

Beautiful!!! ❤️

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Sweetest Session Ever…{Rosalina + Paul, Row Boat Engagement Session, Temecula Wedding Photographer}

Rosalina and Paul had the sweetest engagement session EVER over at Lorimar Winery’s Coach House AND the best part was we got to take the row boat from Madam Palooza out onto the lake!!  The two of them have known each other since they were little because Paul’s aunt lived across the street from Rosalina’s family.  They grew up jumping rope, riding bikes and buying ice-cream from the ice-cream truck together!!  How cute is their story…

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

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Perfection {Kaitlin + Michael, Leoness Cellars Temecula Wedding Photographer}

Kaitlin and Michael got married over at Leoness Cellars.  The property is absolutely stunning and was the perfect venue for a perfect day!! Kaitlin looked absolutely gorgeous and made one stunning bride!!  We loved her radiant smile, infectious laugh and genuine soul.

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The clouds were rolling in over the beautiful hills overlooking the vineyard during their ceremony.

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We loved shooting in front of the enormous ivy wall.  it really made all of the colors of the men’s suits and ladies bridesmaid dresses stand out.

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When it was time for romantics of Kaitlin and Michael, we couldn’t wait to take them into the rolling vineyards and around the property.

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

Venue:  Leoness Cellars

Florist:  Third Bloom

Wedding Cake:  Cakes to Celebrate

Hair:  Desirae Peterson

Make-up: Becky Halley

Dress: Here Comes the Bride

DJ:  Timmy D Productions

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