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Announcing Cristian and Margaret's Engagement and also Baby News!!

July 28, 2021 - Congratulations to Cristian and Margaret (AKA Peg)! Lots of firsts this year for these two. Obviously they got engaged,...
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Lara & Justin's Epic OG Love Fest Wedding Extravaganza in Asheville

October 16, 2019 - WEDDING OF THE YEAR! This wedding was to be Lara and Justin's third and (final?) chapter of their wedding adventures.
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Kenteara and Matthew’s Wayfarers Chapel Wedding in Rancho Palos Verdes

October 10, 2018 - Kenteara and Matthew only had about 12 guests at their wedding and did sort of my dream wedding day…a meaningful ceremon...
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Lara & Pery’s Wedding at the Adamson House in Malibu

October 09, 2018 - There are SO many reasons WHY I loved this wedding. Not only did I get to work with the fabulous Leah Bleiweis of “ Your...
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Elissa and Michael’s Wedding at the Unitarian Society and Moxi Museum in Santa Barbara

October 08, 2018 - I had to put Elissa and Michael’s wedding on the blog, because it was so touching and personal and SO them! I OVE shooti...
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Vibiana Wedding Featured on Inside Weddings

September 07, 2018 - Glamorous Art Deco-Inspired Wedding in Downtown Los Angeles Jen and Jordan PHOTOGRAPHED BY: LAURA GRIER OF BEAUTIFUL DAY...
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Sierra & Reto’s Lake Como Italy Wedding at Castello di Rossino

September 07, 2018 - It was always my dream since I studied abroad in Italy in college to get married in Italy, but more specifically in Lake...
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Jenny & Garett’s Hot Wedding at Malibou Lake

July 17, 2018 - Jenny and Garett’s wedding at Malibou Lake in Agoura was absolutely stunning! The 115 degree head did NOT stop this coup...
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Chelsea and David’s Wedding at Wayfarer’s Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes

July 17, 2018 - I am FINALLY catching up on my blogging, but good things come to those who wait! I was so excited to shoot Chelsea and D...
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Marissa and Brandon’s Wedding at the Brentwood Country Club

May 07, 2018 - FINALLY, I have a sneak peek on the blog from Marissa and Brandon’s gorgeous sunset wedding at The Brentwood Country Clu...
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Marissa and Brandon’s Engagement shoot at The Getty Center and Malibu Wines

January 12, 2018 - I had SO much fun on this shoot with Marissa and Brandon! Thank you to my “fairy godmother” favorite wedding coordinator...
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Vanessa and Paul’s Wedding at Leoness Cellars in Temecula

January 12, 2018 - I am finally getting to blog about this gorgeous winter wedding in the wine country of Temecula! You may remember Vaness...
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Troy & Ester’s Engagement shoot at the Last Bookstore and Griffith Observatory

December 24, 2017 - I just blogged Troy and Ester’s wedding recently and realized that I never blogged their ridiculously awesome themed eng...
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Ester & Troy’s “Bookworm-themed” Wedding in Redondo Beach

December 11, 2017 - I am SO overdue on blogging this adorable wedding of my friends Ester and Troy! You may remember them from our Book-them...
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Erin and Will’s Intimate Wedding Ceremony at the Malibu Beach Inn

November 08, 2017 - I just had to post some sneak peeks of Erin and Will’s beautiful long-awaited wedding ceremony at the Malibu Beach Inn!...
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Sab and Aamir’s gorgeous Indian Wedding at the Catamaran Resort and Spa

October 24, 2017 - I can’t even begin to describe how obsessed I was with Sab’s hair, make-up, clothes, colors…basically everything about h...
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Jen & Jordan’s Wedding at the Vibiana in Downtown Los Angeles

September 26, 2017 - FINALLY, I have a sneak peek on the blog from Jen and Jordan’s “Great Gatsby-esque” Golden wedding at The Vibiana Downto...
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Sarah and Tim’s Elopement in Marin, California

August 23, 2017 - SO when your best friend tells you suddenly that she and her boyfriend are eloping in three days and moving to Singapore...
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Bula Ever After in Savu Savu, Fiji

August 15, 2017 - It is a rare moment when I get to put down my camera and be a guest or a bridesmaid/mermaid at a wedding, but that was w...
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Brock and Crystal’s Wedding in Ibiza, Spain

August 15, 2017 - I just had to post a few magical photos from this unicorn couple’s wedding, Brock and Crystal. They actually met dressed...
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Jamie and Sam’s Summer Camp-themed Wedding at Camp Puhtok in Maryland

June 29, 2017 - It only took me 38 years to finally go away to a sleep away Summer Camp, and this time it was for a wedding! Jamie and S...
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Rachel and Landon’s engagement shoot at Rayavadee Resort in Krabi, Thailand

May 17, 2017 - I love when Serendipity enters my life. It usually happens while I am traveling and sure enough it happened on my most r...
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Vanessa & Paul’s Desert-themed Engagement Shoot in Las Vegas

May 15, 2017 - I just HAD to post a sneak peek from Vanessa and Paul’s Desert-themed engagement photo shoot in Las Vegas! I was driving...
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Jen & Jordan’s Golden Beverly Hills Engagement Shoot

February 24, 2017 - Jen and Jordan might be the MOST ADORABLE couple ever. Not only are they total fashionistas, but Jen has the total hook...
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Dana & West’s Palm Springs Wedding at The Parker

December 23, 2016 - Merry Christmas to the Johnson and Christian families and congratulations on Dana and West finally getting married!!! I...
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Karlee and Kurt’s Gorgeous Cliffside Wedding at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel

November 14, 2016 - I have known Kurt for a decade and as I sat and listened to his vows to Karlee and hear him talk about their 7 year jour...
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Alison and Richard’s Wedding at Wayfarer’s Chapel in Palos Verdes, California

November 08, 2016 - Meet Alison, Richard and their new growing blended family! This past weekend I had the great privilege of meeting their...
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Casey & Adam’s Engagement Shoot

September 14, 2016 - I had SUCH a blast co-shooting Casey and Adam’s engagement session with the fabulous Jillian Rose! It was like having wi...
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Corinne & Justin’s Wild Las Vegas Wedding at the Hilton Lakeside Las Vegas

May 25, 2016 - You may remember Corinne and Justin from their epic destination engagement shoot in Las Vegas a few months back. They bo...
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Karlee & Kurt’s Engagement in Las Vegas

April 29, 2016 - I love shooting engagement shoots in Las Vegas, but I have to say after the crazy week of partying and working with thes...
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Natalie & AJ’s Venice Beach Engagement Session

January 03, 2016 - Happy New Year everyone! I wanted to show Aj and Natalie’s adorable Venice Beach Engagement shoot on the blog! I can’t b...
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Samantha & Justin’s Beautiful Autumn Engagement Session in the City

December 23, 2015 - I am SO excited to shoot this amazing couple’s wedding in Mexico next year! Just reminiscing about NYC in the Fall, beca...
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Corinne and Justin’s Epic Adventure Las Vegas Engagement Shoot

November 06, 2015 - This is kind of a long blog post, because I am obsessed with this all-day adventure engagement shoot that I did of Corin...
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Laura and John’s Wedding at the Skirball Cultural Center

October 27, 2015 - Anytime I get to work with my long time friend, business mentor, and super talented Event Designer Ryan Larson of Savoir...
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Part 2 of Marwa & Hassan’s Wedding Reception at the Grand Del Mar

October 08, 2015 - Anytime you put me in a room with Middle Eastern Music, Food, and Dancing I am in heaven, but then when you add in worki...
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Rachael & Jason’s Epic Engagement Shoot in Malibu, California

October 07, 2015 - Rachael and Jason’s wedding is coming up next month, so we decided to do a last minute quickie engagement shoot in Malib...
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Kurt & Andy’s Fabulous Engagement Session in Atlanta, Georgia

October 07, 2015 - So, I first met Andy and Kurt about three years ago in Eleuthera Bahamas while shooting a destination wedding and doing...
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The Maggie & Jeff Show: Maggie & Jeff’s Insanely Fun & Gorgeous Napa Valley Wedding

August 14, 2015 - I had to wait until Maggie and Jeff boarded their plane to Africa for a month-long safari before posting this sneak peek...
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Yamara & Ryan’s Engagement Session at Casa Del Mar and the Viceroy Hotel

July 07, 2015 - I can’t believe that it is already July and that Yamara and Ryan’s Wedding is coming up this Saturday!! How this year is...
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Marwa & Hassan’s Century City Engagement Session

July 07, 2015 - I can’t wait to shoot Marwa and Hassan’s Wedding at the Grand Del Mar this August with the fabulous Nahid Farhoud of Wed...
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Lisa and Mark’s Glamorous Hollywood Engagement Session

March 29, 2015 - I met Lisa and Mark (and of course Little Chewbacca) through the fabulous Event Designer Kristin Banta and I love that o...
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Yumi and Ryan’s Ventura Pier Engagement Session

February 10, 2015 - When Yumi and Ryan asked me to come up to the Ventura Pier to shoot their engagement photos, I honestly didn’t know what...
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Maggie and Jeff’s Venice Beach Engagement Session

February 03, 2015 - I met Maggie and Jeff through one of my favorite couples, Kim and Matt Rosen, at their wedding in Playa Del Carmen, Mexi...
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Kate and Eli’s Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Engagement Session

February 02, 2015 - I loved hanging out in Pittsburgh for a few days with these two! Especially having my first experience on an Amtrak trai...
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Allison and Brandon’s New York City Engagement Session

February 02, 2015 - This was one of my favorite photo shoots I have done, because the whole day was such an adventure in the pouring rain th...
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Cortney and Vart’s Balboa Park and La Jolla Engagement Shoot

September 26, 2014 - What a fun shoot I had with these two on Sunday!! I had the pleasure of finally meeting Cortney and Vart whom I was conn...
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Elaine and Nate’s Seal Beach Engagement Shoot

August 15, 2014 - Elaine and Nate AKA “ELATE” are FINALLY tying the knot tomorrow here at the Hyatt Huntington Beach, where he proposed to...
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Tara and Derek’s Engagement Shoot in Fairfax, Virginia

July 15, 2014 - Finally, I get to blog about Tara and Derek’s adorable engagement shoot in Fairfax, Virginia on my last leg of my 6 week...
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Cheryl and Erik’s Engagement Shoot in NYC’s Highline Park

July 02, 2014 - I just HAD to post this engagement shoot from this past weekend in NYC before this week’s holiday! What GORGEOUS weather...
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Dev and Christie’s Engagement Shoot

June 10, 2014 - Some of you have already seen a sneak peek from this engagement shoot on Facebook, but I just had to post some of my fav...
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Destination Weddings & Honeymoons: Published Cover Photo

February 07, 2014 - Check out Laura Grier’s first cover photo published in Destination Weddings & Honeymoons. This couple flew in from Russi...
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Kae and Galen’s Engagement Shoot at their first home and their “second home”, Calamigos Ranch

January 29, 2014 - I can’t believe Kae and Galen’s wedding is just a month away! We shot their engagement shoot only a week ago and decided...
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Sabrina and Jessica’s Engagement Shoot in Dixie Canyon and Venice Beach

October 19, 2013 - I met Sabrina and Jessica through the fabulous Charley King with Blue Bell Events and I LOVE these ladies! We managed to...
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Chris and Lindsay’s Engagement Shoot at the Pasadena City Hall and Union Station

October 18, 2013 - What a fun Thursday afternoon! I first met up with Chris and Lindsay at their adorable home in Pasadena to start the day...
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Matt and Heather’s NYC Engagement Shoot in Central Park, Christopher Street Pier, and the Linco

September 25, 2013 - I LOVE when I get to see my friends find the love of their life and get married! Matt not only is a talented director, e...
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Nina and Claudio’s Engagement Shoot in Balboa Park, San Diego

September 24, 2013 - Every time I go down to Balboa Park, I ask myself why I don’t go down there more often! It is SO stunning to shoot there...
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Brittany and Daniel’s Santa Monica Pier Engagement Shoot

September 05, 2013 - Another reason why I LOVE where I live! This Labor Day weekend I was able to meet up with Brittany and Daniel at the San...
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Kristy and Adrian’s Malibu Engagement Shoot at Malibu Wines and Point Dume

August 07, 2013 - Congratulations to Kristy and Adrian!! Not only for being engaged, but for FINALLY taking their bar exams! On a rare bre...
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Ashley and Andrew’s Engagement Shoot in Sayulita and Rehearsal Dinner at the Four Seasons Punta

July 23, 2013 - Now that this wedding elopement has finally been featured on Weddingchicks, I can post it on my blog:) Ashley and Andrew...
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Karina and David’s Engagement Shoot at Terranea Resort and Spa

April 30, 2013 - I had SUCH a blast with Karina and David in Palos Verdes Saturday morning. They had the most PERFECT weather and I have...
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Diego and Maria’s Bridal Shoot in the Streets of Antigua, Guatemala

April 29, 2013 - I have to give a HUGE thanks to Diego and Maria for getting dressed back up in their wedding clothes to walk down memory...
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Ricardo and Monica’s Engagement Shoot in Antigua, Guatemala

April 29, 2013 - Ricardo (AKA Momia) and Monica are so ridiculously cute together! I met them through Diego and Maria while I was traveli...
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HAPPY VALENTINE’s DAY!!! Here’s to LOVE and Diane and Danny’s Venice Beach Engagement Shoot

February 13, 2013 - Diane and Danny both live in my hood, Venice Beach, so we decide to run around to our favorite spots for their engagemen...
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Natasha and Jason’s OC-themed Engagement Shoot

February 12, 2013 - I HEART Natasha and Jason! Not only are they the cutest couple who work out together and have matching outfits and Chuck...
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Jason and Michellee’s Engagement Shoot at Sycamore Canyon Park

December 22, 2012 - I first met Jason through his sister Autumn, who not only is a great friend, but also a former bride of mine:) I had SUC...
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Paul and Kellee’s Engagement Shoot at Temescal Canyon and Malibu Wines

December 22, 2012 - Here is a sneak peek of Paul and Kellee’s engagement shoot this past week. We actually had a gorgeous, clear day after a...
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Karin and Billy’s Engagement Shoot at Paradise Cove

December 17, 2012 - I am SO excited to be shooting Karin and Billy’s Wedding next April at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. I LOVE that venue! W...
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Annie and Jeff’s Lake Tahoe Engagement Shoot

October 30, 2012 - Ok, I HAD to power edit these photos so I could show you what Annie, Jeff and I did all day yesterday up in Lake Tahoe....
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Katrina and Josh’s Venice Beach Engagement Shoot

October 26, 2012 - I am SO excited to be shooting Katrina and Josh’s wedding this December at two of my favorite venues, Wayfarers Chapel a...
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Yan Yan and Yuefan’s Wedding at the Portofino Hotel and Yacht Club

August 28, 2012 - Yan Yan and Yuefan LOVE taking photos and I LOVE having couples like this:) We had plenty of time to run around and shoo...
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Kristin and Mark’s Terranea Engagement Shoot

June 22, 2012 - I am so excited to photograph Kristin and Mark’s wedding in less than two weeks! I can’t believe it’s already almost JUL...
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Marissa and Alex’s Marina Del Rey Engagement Shoot

June 05, 2012 - I had SO much fun shooting Marissa and Alex’s Engagement shoot this past weekend. They are actually not getting married...
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Alisha and Dipak’s Santa Barbara Zoo Engagement Shoot

May 09, 2012 - I first met Alisha and Dipak while shooting Alisha’s brother’s wedding (Jason and Megan). I had SO much fun with their f...
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Lareina and Collin’s Venice Beach Engagement Shoot

April 03, 2012 - OK, these two are ridiculously funny and I was laughing the entire time I was shooting them. We started off hanging out...
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Sky and Eric’s Disneyland Engagement Shoot

March 29, 2012 - Sky and Eric found me after being inspired by my previous engagement shoot that I blogged of Megan and Jason in Disneyla...
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Africa Part 3: Terrence and Karen’s Wedding on Zanzibar Island, Tanzania at the Neptune Pwani B

February 06, 2012 - FINALLY, the blog you have been waiting for! Terrence and Karen’s stunning wedding on Zanzibar Island, Tanzania. Terrenc...
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Julie and Mike’s Hollywood Engagement Shoot

December 07, 2011 - Julie and Mike looked so sharp when I met up with them in Hollywood on Sunday for our shoot. We ran around one of the ur...
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Lauren and Pete’s Engagement Shoot in San Francisco

December 06, 2011 - Not really sure what Pete is to me…my brother-in-law, in-law? Anyway, he and Lauren are FINALLY tying the knot and I had...
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Alexandra and James’ Wedding at the Malibu West Beach Club in Malibu

November 03, 2011 - I have to thank both Lori Yohe, Anais Wade, and Andre for shooting this gorgeous wedding for Beautiful Day Photography....
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Lori-Ann and David’s Engagement Shoot at Disneyland!

October 26, 2011 - Lori-Ann and David not only had their engagement shoot at Disneyland, but they will be having their wedding next year th...
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Jillian and Adam’s Engagement Shoot at Disneyland (their second home:)

October 25, 2011 - Jillian, Adam and I had SUCH a fun time running around Disneyland on Saturday. It was like having a personal tour of the...
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Gabrielle and Dennis’ Magical Wedding at Lake Shrine and the Inn of the Seventh Ray

September 30, 2011 - I was looking forward to shooting Gabrielle and Dennis’ wedding since the moment I met them. Honestly, it’s not that oft...
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Lindsey and Todd’s Engagement Shoot

August 16, 2011 - Am I the ONLY person that didn’t know about quaint little Olvera Street? I am SO glad that Lindsey and Todd introduced m...
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Jennifer and James’ Engagement Shoot at the LA Arboretum

June 28, 2011 - Jennifer, James and I hiked all through the LA Arboretum this past Sunday to shoot their engagement photos. I forgot jus...
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Betsy and Lawrence’s Golden Gate Park Engagement Shoot:)

April 29, 2011 - I recently had the pleasure of shooting Betsy and Lawrence’s Engagement Shoot in San Francisco. The funny thing is that...
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Lisa and Ken’s UCSD Engagement Shoot

March 22, 2011 - I cannot WAIT to shoot Lisa and Ken’s wedding at the Rancho Sol del Pacifico Estate in Malibu this Summer. It is one of...
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Greg and Kate’s Engagement Shoot in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

February 16, 2011 - I think that Greg and Kate literally got THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY this year on the day of their shoot. We started off at W...
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Mia and Mike’s Engagement Shoot in Topanga Canyon

January 20, 2011 - I can’t wait to shoot Mia and Mike’s wedding at the Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse this June. It honestly is my FAVORITE ve...
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Katherine and Rory’s Venice-themed Engagement Shoot

August 16, 2010 - I just LOVE this shoot with Katherine and Rory. Not only was it in my “hood” which I have grown to TRULY appreciate, but...
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Lindsay and Brett’s Engagement shoot

May 12, 2010 - First of all I can’t tell you how excited I am to be working together on Lindsay and Brett’s wedding with Shannon Dexter...
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LOCO in LOVE!!!

April 06, 2010 - I met Lisa and Michael (put their last names together and you have “LOCO”) through one of my favorite people in the worl...
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