Cherish & John | Castaway Burbank Wedding Photography

Cherish and John are definitely my kind of couple. Fun loving, smart, great looking, wonderful senses of humor, just to name a few of their marvelous characteristics. And to top it off, they are wonderfully nice people too! Cherish purchased her incredible Valena Valentina gown at our bridal boutique The Ivory Suite. To say she looked stunning would be a huge understatement, as you can see for yourself in these photos. The theme for their wedding was movie based, and lots of their details reflected their admiration for motion pictures. From the miniature movie poster place cards to the Kill Bill samurai sword, this couple had to have their night all about the films and it was fantastic. It's couples like Cherish and John that really make me love my job. Cheers Cherish and John, and thanks for a wonderful night at the movies! [gallery link="file" columns="1" orderby="title" size="full"]

Holiday Family Portraits Are Here! | 2010 Special

Don't miss our 2010 Holiday Family Portraits Special! Receive a 30 minute Family Portraits Session for only $150 which includes an online photo gallery to view and order prints a la carte. You will also receive one high resolution digital image of your choice to use for your personal Holiday cards. Hurry, offer ends December 13, 2010! I look forward to documenting your Family this year! [gallery link="file" columns="1" orderby="title" size="full"]

Lisa & Sean | Shutters Santa Monica Wedding

Lisa and Sean's wedding took place at the Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica. They love the beach and this was an ideal location for their beautiful wedding. They were so happy I think they actually smiled the entire time. With the Santa Monica Beach Pier in the background we were able to capture some of the true essence of the L.A. beach scene in the photos. A gorgeous day added for magnificent lighting, and the spell was cast. A great time was had by all, and later we find out that their officiant was none other than Robert A. Ringler who played the officiant in the movie THE HANGOVER during the wedding scene at the end of the movie! Lisa & Sean are an awesome couple! It was a real pleasure to photograph them. [gallery link="file" columns="1" orderby="title" size="full"]

Haley & Ethan | Sierra Madre Wedding

Haley and Ethan held their wedding at Haley's beautiful home in the hills above Sierra Madre. The gorgeous gown Haley wore was from our bridal shop The Ivory Suite. To say she looked amazing is huge understatement. Haley is a class act and a real beauty, and married the ultimate gentleman in Ethan. This very handsome couple tied the knot on a perfect day among family and friends. [gallery link="file" columns="1" orderby="title" size="full"]

Lisa & Sean Manhattan Beach Engagement Session

Lisa and Sean are the sweetest couple! They are young and in love and it really shows in their photos. We shot their engagement session at Manhattan Beach, and had a great time. It was a perfect day for fun, sun, photos, and love. Their wedding is also a beach setting at the Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, and it's gorgeous! Stay tuned... [gallery link="file" columns="1" orderby="title" size="full"]

Sonia & Kyle Engagement Session

We first met Sonia at our bridal shop The Ivory Suite, where she ended up purchasing her incredibly exquisite gown. Sonia and Kyle wanted their engagement shoot to be really fun, and to include a few shots with their dog Molly. I certainly obliged and Sonia, Kyle, Molly and I had a great time. They loved their engagement photos so much, they enlarged the black and white photo of them kissing under the big tree and hung it up in their living room. Their wedding will take place at the San Gabriel Country Club. I can't wait to photograph Sonia in her gorgeous gown! [gallery link="file" columns="1" orderby="title" size="full"]

Nancy & Thang | Pasadena Engagement Session

Nancy and Thang are a beautiful, great couple. We had a wonderful engagement session in and around Pasadena. This couple has everything going for them; love, chemistry, and a great enthusiasm for just wanting to hang out together. Their wedding is to be a traditional Vietnamese one. Needless to say, I can't wait so stay tuned![gallery columns="1" orderby="title" size="full"]

Kimberly & John Engagement Session

Kimberly and John had the notion of doing a beach engagement shoot. Well, am I glad they did! This wonderful, fun-loving couple looked like they were in Heaven as I photographed them at this spectacular SoCal beach location. Can you guess which beach we're at? I'll only divulge the location if you can guess correctly. ;) A funny coincidence is that my wife and I were at the beach, having a great day off when I first heard from Kimberly. As you can tell, their chemistry is off the charts! [gallery size="full" link="file" columns="1" orderby="title" size="full"]

Brooke & Marty | Palos Verdes Country Club Wedding

Brooke and Marty held their reception at the beautiful Palos Verdes Country Club. Following a marvelous ceremony, we hit the links and Brooke and Marty looked like the quintessential wedding couple, and they were. Brooke purchased her gown at our bridal boutique The Ivory Suite in South Pasadena, and she looked absolutely radiant as we strolled the golf course and took some stunning photos. Congratulations Brooke and Marty! Your wedding was a hole-in-one! Awesome! [gallery link="file" columns="1" orderby="title" size="full"]

Kristen & Abe | The Castaway Restaurant Wedding

Congratulations Kristen and Abe! To say this is one fun-loving couple would be a great understatement. I had the pleasure of shooting their engagement session, and their chemistry was off the charts! Needless to say, I couldn't wait for their wedding. Their wedding was at The Castaway Restaurant in Burbank. A gorgeous evening and sun-kissed sky awaited this most attractive couple. What ensued was a beautiful ceremony, the prelude to a tremendous party filled with song, dance and sweet love! [gallery link="file" columns="1" orderby="title" size="full"]

Amanda & Joe | Day After Shoot (Trash The Dress)

One of the new trends in wedding photography is a photo shoot after the wedding referred to as a "Day After Shoot". It has also been called "Trash the Dress". Brides get an opportunity to wear their gown again and have a photo session under less restricted circumstances. I love this type of photo shoot as it allows the couple to really just have fun and get some great images! Amanda and Joe had such a photo shoot with me, and we went to the beach as it could not have been a better setting for this gorgeous and most photogenic couple. They were able to let loose, relax and enjoy the scenery and the intimacy of just being newlyweds. After all, the wedding was now over, so there was no worrying about a little sand and water getting onto Amanda's gown. I definitely encourage brides to try this type of photo shoot and get the most out of that gown purchase. So brides, you'll get to wear your gown twice, and twice is nice!  Congratulations again Amanda and Joe!

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Beth & James | Villa Nel Mondo Cellars Winery Wedding

Congratulations Beth and James! Beth and James' wedding was at the gorgeous winery Villa Nel Mondo Cellars in Paso Robles. I shot their engagement session at Disneyland, and they love Disney so much they brought and even wore their Mickey Mouse ears to their wedding. Their heart-warming wedding was so touching and emotional. Being part of such a special day is definitely one reason I love my job so much. Here's to the newlyweds![gallery link="file" columns="1" orderby="title" size="full"]

Cherish & John Engagement Session

Cherish came into our bridal boutique The Ivory Suite, where she purchased her gorgeous gown. Cherish and her fiance John are movie enthusiasts, and we decided to play up their interest in films on their engagement shoot. I love how Cherish and John never take themselves too seriously and love to have a good time. They are super sweet, and I can't wait to photograph their wedding![gallery link="file" columns="1" orderby="title" size="full"]

Marjan & Arman Engagement Session

I came by way of Marjan through one of my favorite brides Kelsey. They are currently attending law school together, and have become great friends. Marjan and her fiance Arman are really sweet and love to have fun. We spent the day in South Pasadena, in my hood, and had a great time. I loved how they took the town, and it took to them. What a perfect looking couple! [gallery link="file" columns="1" orderby="title" size="full"]

Jessica & Daniel | Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa Wedding

Congratulations Jessica and Daniel! Jessica and Daniel are a future power couple. Jessica is resident doctor, and Daniel is in high finance. How fitting that their high altitude wedding took place in the mountains of gorgeous Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa. Jessica bought her gorgeous gown at our bridal boutique The Ivory Suite. To say she looked stunning is an understatement. It was a beautiful ceremony and Jessica and Daniel partied all night long at their mountain-top reception. This couple was pretty as a picture! [gallery link="file" columns="1" orderby="title" size="1"]

Featured | Weddings at USC

We were excited to see that some our photos are featured on the USC Weddings website! For those USC fans and alumni, this campus is a beautiful venue to tie-the-knot. From a simple garden wedding to a formal traditional ballroom reception, the USC Hospitality's team of professionals are able to create a memorable experience for you and your guests. Their 300 acre campus features several choices for outdoor events in beautifully landscaped garden settings as well as athletic venues and auditoriums that can be transformed for themed affairs. Check out their website to view their wedding packages, ceremony locations, reception locations, and photo tour!