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Don’t Wake Us from our Dream…{Vanessa + Carlos, Pillow Fight Styled Engagement Session}

When we think of Vanessa and Carlos’ engagement session there is only one word that comes to mind…dreamy.  Our really great friends over at Re-New’d Styling did a great job setting up their styled engagement session for us.  Carlos and Vanessa met while they were in school and have been dating ever since.  On Christmas Eve, after asking Vanessa’s parents for permission, Carlos asked Vanessa to be his wife.  We started their session with their vintage bike scene.

Then it was off to the shoot their pillow fight.  When we saw the bed set-up we were so excited to get started.  Re-new’d Styling does such a great job of thinking of all the tiny details that make a scene complete.

It was at this moment- feathers flying, couple jumping, pillows fighting- that the entire day felt like a dream and we never wanted to wake up. We could have listened to Vanessa and Carlos laugh for 10 more hours and been completely happy.  We could have photographed a million more jumps and never once get tired.  We could have froze time and lived in that moment forever because it was just that surreal.

Congratulations on your engagement Vanessa and Carlos!!  We are SO excited for your wedding next year!!

 

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Another First…Part II {Kandis + Dan, Bel Vino Vintage Styled Wedding Session}

If you missed Part I of our vintage styled wedding session over at Bel Vino Winery…don’t worry.  Part II is just as awesome.  After we used the upper part of the property we headed down into the vines.

We also got to see the ceremony site which was full of the cutest vintage details that would make any wedding day spectacular.

Then we got to photograph the reception area… And boy were we blown away by how beautiful everything was!!

Thank you SO muchBel Vino Winery for having us a part of this styled shoot!! We were SO excited to participate.  And thank you to all of the vendors that worked so hard to put this shoot together:

Venue: Bel Vino Winery

Flowers: RSVP Events

Props: Touched by Time Vintage Rentals

Hair and Make-up: Natalie Jimenez 

Cake: Cakes to Celebrate

Dress: Belle Mariee Bridal

Suit: Friar Tux

Hairpiece: Drea Lee

Kirstie Parro - July 17, 2013 - 4:14 am

such a beautiful couple! I am soo utterly thrilled for you Kandis! Amazing photos!

Kirstie Parro - July 17, 2013 - 4:14 am

such a beautiful couple! I am soo utterly thrilled for you Kandis! Amazing photos!

Natalie Marie - July 13, 2013 - 1:07 am

Wow. I just keep looking through them. Leah did an AMAZING job. Just amazing. It all came together beautifully. So glad and blessed to be a part of it

Gretchen McGuire Barros - July 12, 2013 - 10:38 pm

Beautiful!

Sarah Ankenman - July 12, 2013 - 10:09 pm

I Missed a few! Here is the complete list:

Florist: RSVP Events, http://www.rsvpfloral.com/.
Linens: Sweet Flowers, Temecula/Menifee, http://www.sweetflowers.net/.
-Lace Overlays: Linen Express, Anaheim, CA.
Models: Kandis Howell, Dan Marino.
Rentals: Allie’s Rentals, Temecula, CA, http://www.alliesparty.com/.
Photographer: Leah Marie, http://leahmariephotography.com/.
Hair and Make-up: Natalie Jimenez, http://www.capellidallaluna.com/.
Cake: Cakes to Celebrate, http://www.cakes-to-celebrate.com/.
Dress: Belle Mariee Bridal, Temecula/Murrieta, http://www.bellemarieebridal.com/.
Suit: Friar Tux Temecula, http://www.friartux.com/default.aspx.
Hairpiece: Drea Lee, http://www.etsy.com/shop/thisgirldrea.
Props: Vintage Props by Nancy, Temecula, Nancy Kruse, (951) 704-3875.
Coordinator/Event Stylist: Sarah Ankenman, Bel Vino Winery.
Venue: Bel Vino Winery, Temecula, CA.

Natalie Moonbeam - July 13, 2013 - 1:07 am

Wow. I just keep looking through them. Leah did an AMAZING job. Just amazing. It all came together beautifully. So glad and blessed to be a part of it

Gretchen McGuire Barros - July 12, 2013 - 10:38 pm

Beautiful!

Sarah Ankenman - July 12, 2013 - 10:09 pm

I Missed a few! Here is the complete list:

Florist: RSVP Events, http://www.rsvpfloral.com/.
Linens: Sweet Flowers, Temecula/Menifee, http://www.sweetflowers.net/.
-Lace Overlays: Linen Express, Anaheim, CA.
Models: Kandis Howell, Dan Marino.
Rentals: Allie’s Rentals, Temecula, CA, http://www.alliesparty.com/.
Photographer: Leah Marie, http://leahmariephotography.com/.
Hair and Make-up: Natalie Jimenez, http://www.capellidallaluna.com/.
Cake: Cakes to Celebrate, http://www.cakes-to-celebrate.com/.
Dress: Belle Mariee Bridal, Temecula/Murrieta, http://www.bellemarieebridal.com/.
Suit: Friar Tux Temecula, http://www.friartux.com/default.aspx.
Hairpiece: Drea Lee, http://www.etsy.com/shop/thisgirldrea.
Props: Vintage Props by Nancy, Temecula, Nancy Kruse, (951) 704-3875.
Coordinator/Event Stylist: Sarah Ankenman, Bel Vino Winery.
Venue: Bel Vino Winery, Temecula, CA.

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Another First….Part I {Kandis + Dan, Bel Vino Vintage Styled Wedding Shoot}

It seems like in these last few months we’ve experienced a lot of firsts.  We had our first horse engagement session, our first time at a few venues, we had our first experience with bringing on some new faces to our team.  And today…we have our first two part blog post.  When we were going through the images, we literally had over 120 favorites.  We could not narrow it down to just a few- hence, the two blog posts.

This shoot was particularly fun because we were invited to participate in this vintage inspired styled wedding shoot hosted by Bel Vino Winery.  Sarah Ankenman, Bel Vino‘s wedding coordinator, did a fantastic job with pulling together all of the details.  Our models (Kandis + Dan) were a dream to work with and we can’t wait to see their real wedding portraits in less than a month!!

Venue: Bel Vino Winery

Flowers: RSVP Events

Props: Touched by Time Vintage Rentals

Hair and Make-up: Natalie Jimenez 

Cake: Cakes to Celebrate

Dress: Belle Mariee Bridal

Suit: Friar Tux

Hairpiece: Drea Lee

Sarah Ankenman - July 12, 2013 - 10:00 pm

I missed a couple vendors. This is the complete list:

Florist: RSVP Events, http://www.rsvpfloral.com/.
Linens: Sweet Flowers, Temecula/Menifee, http://www.sweetflowers.net/.
-Lace Overlays: Linen Express, Anaheim, CA.
Models: Kandis Howell, Dan Marino.
Rentals: Allie’s Rentals, Temecula, CA, http://www.alliesparty.com/.
Photographer: Leah Marie, http://leahmariephotography.com/.
Hair and Make-up: Natalie Jimenez, http://www.capellidallaluna.com/.
Cake: Cakes to Celebrate, http://www.cakes-to-celebrate.com/.
Dress: Belle Mariee Bridal, Temecula/Murrieta, http://www.bellemarieebridal.com/.
Suit: Friar Tux Temecula, http://www.friartux.com/default.aspx.
Hairpiece: Drea Lee, http://www.etsy.com/shop/thisgirldrea.
Props: Vintage Props by Nancy, Temecula, Nancy Kruse, (951) 704-3875.
Coordinator/Event Stylist: Sarah Ankenman, Bel Vino Winery.
Venue: Bel Vino Winery, Temecula, CA.

Christine Ivey - July 12, 2013 - 7:14 pm

Absolutely stunning! Great job everyone! Love her dress!

Sarah Ankenman - July 12, 2013 - 10:00 pm

Hi Christine! Love you!

Sarah Ankenman - July 12, 2013 - 10:00 pm

I missed a couple vendors. This is the complete list:

Florist: RSVP Events, http://www.rsvpfloral.com/.
Linens: Sweet Flowers, Temecula/Menifee, http://www.sweetflowers.net/.
-Lace Overlays: Linen Express, Anaheim, CA.
Models: Kandis Howell, Dan Marino.
Rentals: Allie’s Rentals, Temecula, CA, http://www.alliesparty.com/.
Photographer: Leah Marie, http://leahmariephotography.com/.
Hair and Make-up: Natalie Jimenez, http://www.capellidallaluna.com/.
Cake: Cakes to Celebrate, http://www.cakes-to-celebrate.com/.
Dress: Belle Mariee Bridal, Temecula/Murrieta, http://www.bellemarieebridal.com/.
Suit: Friar Tux Temecula, http://www.friartux.com/default.aspx.
Hairpiece: Drea Lee, http://www.etsy.com/shop/thisgirldrea.
Props: Vintage Props by Nancy, Temecula, Nancy Kruse, (951) 704-3875.
Coordinator/Event Stylist: Sarah Ankenman, Bel Vino Winery.
Venue: Bel Vino Winery, Temecula, CA.

Christine Ivey - July 12, 2013 - 7:14 pm

Absolutely stunning! Great job everyone! Love her dress!

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Style, Personality and a LOT of Pizzazz… {Molly + Pat, Cicada Club Los Angeles Wedding Photographer}

When we first talked to Molly & Pat about  their wedding over at the Cicada Club in Los Angeles we knew it was going to be incredible. The Cicada Club is the historic 1928 Art Deco Oviatt Building.  Full of rich history and architecture, this space is truly one of a kind.  It has style, personality and a LOT of pizzazz…just like Molly & Pat.  With its vintage 1920’s flair it was the perfect spot to celebrate with all of their family and friends.  What makes this wedding unique for us…besides the obvious…is that we were actually booked on Molly and Pat’s wedding day.  So, they decided to use The Studio by Leah Marie.

The Studio is when a couple would like to have the same great Leah Marie Photography service & style but use one of our principle photographers instead of us.  We still retain all creative control over all of the portraits and manage your contract from start to finish.  Which means- you can expect a product and experience that is consistent with the Leah Marie Photography brand.

Their ceremony was held at the Holy Family Catholic Church in South Pasadena.  The church was absolutely exquisite and a perfect compliment to their reception venue.

Thank you SO much Molly & Pat for allowing us to be a part of your wedding day!! You guys were such a pleasure to work with and we can’t wait for you to see the rest of your portraits!!  Congratulations!!

Event Coordinator:  The Perfect Bow Events

Hair & Make-Up: Design Visage

Florist: Katie Cowan and Caitlin Upton

DJ: Vox DJs

 

Caren Lazarus - July 17, 2013 - 3:20 am

beautiful photos

Caren Lazarus - July 17, 2013 - 3:20 am

beautiful photos

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A Hidden Gem…{Ashely + Garrett, Stone Garden Events l Fallbrook Wedding Photographer}

Ashley and Garrett said, I Do, over at Stone Garden Events in Fallbrook, CA.   We had never been to that venue before and quickly found out that it is Fallbrook’s hidden gem.  This estate was stunning.  Its one of those places that we could be a million times and still find  new areas to shoot at.  Ashely looked incredible and she was SO much fun to photograph.

Who wouldn’t want to get married in the middle of this garden??!  It was the perfect setting for a perfect day…

Thank you all SO much for having us be a part of your wedding day!!

Carol Holmes Keene - August 12, 2013 - 6:42 pm

Superb photography!

ConnieandDoug Coons - July 18, 2013 - 1:39 am

Oh my gosh, Virginia your daughter is beautiful, what a gorgeous wedding, you should be so proud.

Roberta Monderine - July 18, 2013 - 2:07 am

Beautiful! What a beautiful bride and groom! Congrats!

DougConnie Coons - July 18, 2013 - 1:39 am

Oh my gosh, Virginia your daughter is beautiful, what a gorgeous wedding, you should be so proud.

Debbie Calkins - July 15, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Just Love these pictures… A day we all think about – and it did not disappoint. Ashley is a beautiful.
Daughter In Law (inside and out) and Son, you never looked so handsome & happy! Can’s wait to see more.

Debbie Calkins - July 15, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Just Love these pictures… A day we all think about – and it did not disappoint. Ashley is a beautiful.
Daughter In Law (inside and out) and Son, you never looked so handsome & happy! Can's wait to see more.

Benita Kimmel Grimm - July 9, 2013 - 2:38 am

Love these photos of my lovely daughter and new son-in-law! Tears of Joy especially on the photos with her dad! Can’t wait to see them all!

Betty Jane Guerra Stackhouse - July 9, 2013 - 1:17 am

absolutely beautiful breath taking photos I love it just gorgeous.

Katie Talbot Lang - July 8, 2013 - 11:45 pm

She’s sooooo grown up! What a beautiful wedding!

Pamela McCollough Conkling - July 8, 2013 - 11:34 pm

Beautiful!

Sandra Dingman - July 8, 2013 - 11:27 pm

This is my granddaughter and grandson-in-law at their wedding.

Rick Pearsall - July 8, 2013 - 11:19 pm

Wonderful photography

Benita Kimmel Grimm - July 9, 2013 - 2:38 am

Love these photos of my lovely daughter and new son-in-law! Tears of Joy especially on the photos with her dad! Can't wait to see them all!

Betty Jane Guerra Stackhouse - July 9, 2013 - 1:18 am

so beautiful picture perfect wedding and couple gorgeous

Betty Jane Guerra Stackhouse - July 9, 2013 - 1:17 am

absolutely beautiful breath taking photos I love it just gorgeous.

Katie Talbot Lang - July 8, 2013 - 11:45 pm

She's sooooo grown up! What a beautiful wedding!

Pamela McCollough Conkling - July 8, 2013 - 11:34 pm

Beautiful!

Sandra Dingman - July 8, 2013 - 11:27 pm

This is my granddaughter and grandson-in-law at their wedding.

Rick Pearsall - July 8, 2013 - 11:19 pm

Wonderful photography

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It’s all in the Details {Rosada + Dan, Twin Oaks Wedding Photographer}

Rosada and Dan got married over at Twin Oaks Garden Estate.  Everything about their day was absolutely beautiful.  From the school house bridal suite to the mini rose bud vases on the reception tables, we could tell they thought of every detail.

Congratulations to the two of you!!

Amanda Fitzgerald - June 29, 2013 - 8:28 pm

Absolutely love the photos.

Amanda Fitzgerald - June 29, 2013 - 8:28 pm

Absolutely love the photos.

Jill Remington - June 29, 2013 - 3:37 am

Beautiful!!!

Diane Bainbridge - June 29, 2013 - 2:47 am

Beautiful pictures – very artistic with real emotion! Not the “run of the mill” type wedding pictures. Love them all.

Linda Magee Michelson - June 29, 2013 - 7:41 am

Gorgeous!

Mindy Tanimoto - June 28, 2013 - 10:06 pm

gorgeous as always you do awesome work!

Jill Remington - June 29, 2013 - 3:37 am

Beautiful!!!

Diane Bainbridge - June 29, 2013 - 2:47 am

Beautiful pictures – very artistic with real emotion! Not the "run of the mill" type wedding pictures. Love them all.

Mindy Tanimoto - June 28, 2013 - 10:06 pm

gorgeous as always you do awesome work!

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Love the Vintage-ness!! {Tabitha + Phil, Miramonte Wedding Photographer}

We are SO fortunate to be Temecula Wedding Photographers.  We have some of the BEST wedding venues here in wine country and we absolutely LOVE it here.  For Tabitha and Phil’s wedding we got to shoot over at Miramonte Winery. Our favorite part of their wedding was all of their vintage-ness.  Yes, vintage-ness is a word that we often use to describe vintage awesome-ness.  Their day was styled by our amazing friends over at Re-new’d Styling and as always it was truly amazing.

Before the ceremony, Tabitha and Phil decided to do a first look.  We LOVE it when our couples do first looks and we explain everything in this blog post here.

Phil’s look when he first saw Tabitha was priceless…

and the moment got pretty emotional.  We would be lying if we said we didn’t tear up ourselves.

After the ceremony…we got shoot the scenes that Re-new’d Styling set up for us.

Then it was time to head over to the reception.  Soiree Custom Design went above and beyond on all of the florals.  They were incredible and why they continue to be one of our favorite vendors.

At the end of the night, Tabitha and Phil released lanterns into the night sky! This was our first time watching a lantern release and we hope it happens again- soon!

 

Congratulations to the two of you!! We are so glad that we got to be a part of your big day!!

Venue: Miramonte Winery
Make-Up: Flirt Beauty Bar
Florals: Soiree Custom Design
Videographer:  Vertex Weddings

maillot de foot 2013 - July 6, 2013 - 6:54 pm

I loved your post.Thanks Again. Really Great.

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