Kayla’s engagement ring is 3 generations old. Yes, you read that right…3. What a fantastic family heirloom to pass on to your children!
As we were getting ready to head out for the evening I saw this photo of Kayla’s grandparents (you can tell they had a fun time in the photobooth). I thought it was cute. I got a chance to speak with Kayla’s grandmother and she said “relish your time as a married couple and make it worthwhile”. I kid you not, she’s a wise woman. I wish for Sam and Kayla to be able to take photos like this on their 50th wedding anniversary!
It was a hot day, and by hot I mean scorching. Lilian and Jimmy are from the U.K (London to be exact) who were visiting family in good ol’ California. After a few back and forth e-mails deciding on a place for their session Downtown L.A made its way to the top so we started off at the Central Library. I love shooting engagements or any kinds of portraits on a weekend in Downtown because you can literally turn the city into your personal playground.
Jimmy took Lilian on a “romantic getaway” to the Isle of Skye in Scotland where did the touristy thing and that same night just before midnight, Jimmy proposed so you know the outcome of that proposal! Jimmy and Lilian have known each other for some time and as many of you know, sometimes, friendships can turn into something more special and that’s a beautiful thing.
I have to say thank you Lilian and Jimmy for braving through that L.A heat and still managing to look fabulous in the process.
Song and Masa tied the knot at the beautiful and historic Maxwell House in beautiful Pasadena. It was a gorgeous day. Familiar faces, warm smiles and totally unconventional, which absolutely reflected Song and Masa’s personality. Nothing was off base…even the piñata.
Song’s bouquet was gorgeous! What more can you ask when you’ve got succulents involved?
I love how simple the cake was but don’t let simplicity under estimate the taste…it was delicious, chocolate matcha.
Here comes the piñata!
Who says piñatas aren’t frustrating? I mean running around blindfolded? This little gal decided to take a shortcut…and it paid off.
Ceremony and Reception: Maxwell House
Wedding Coordinator/Florist: Sweet Emilia Jane
Caterer: Whoa! Nelly
Makeup: Mary Schultz
Sound Equipment: Adroit Sound
This is how a match made in heaven starts off a new chapter in their lives. A few months ago, me and Lawrence took Andrea and Jose’s engagement photos and thought “wow”, these two are a perfect fit. Come wedding day, you would think that brides’ (and grooms) get a little flustered topped with some anxiety and sprinkled with lots of nervousness. Not Andrea and Jose, they were as calm as ever. Maybe it’s because they knew that what ever curve ball that day may throw or how it’ll transpire, they’ll come home to each other as husband and wife. On the other hand, I found myself on the verge of tears during the speeches, the readings and the hugs. Ohh yesss…the hugs too. I’m a sentimental junky. I suppose I’ll never get use to it and maybe it’s also safe to say that I probably wouldn’t want to.
Andrea & Jose, we know that you both have just gotten back from your honeymoon (wasting no time in leaving soon after the wedding…I hear ya) and you’re probably just getting back into the swing of things but we are ever so truly grateful and honored to have documented your lovely event and meeting all the wonderful people involved with its fruition.
Ceremony & Reception: Calamigos Equestrian Center
Florist: Blooming Flowers
Wedding Coordinator: Macie Bain of White Orchid Soiree
Trio: Brian Wright
Band: Jairo Villalba, Son Oeste
DJ: Luis Garibay
Lighting: J&M Entertainment
Hair: The DryBar, Studio City
It was surprising how things had changed for round 2 of Natasha and Bill’s engagement. The last time we were at Paramount Ranch, everything was green. Hot and humid, but green with blooming flowers. This time, it was hot with bugs that just want to get in your ear (I think I’ll go on ahead and research this…maybe it’s the heat?…I digress). Natasha and Bill were troopers. They took the helm and did their thing. The grass was dry but their outfits absolutely matched the foliage that changed with the season.
These two were so amazing to photograph because 1) when the camera’s not up, we were laughing and joking around and 2) Natasha showed us where we could find the best margarita on the hill side of (way) North L.A. County.