Autumn Color Palette Inspiration - River Oaks Charleston

Autumn Color Palette Inspiration - River Oaks Charleston

Beautifully put together and dreamed up by East Made Event Company, this enchanting shoot was set in River Oaks Charleston. With rich dark accents of dusty mauve and shades of red wine sprinkled throughout the shoot, it was the perfect combination of wild beauty and elegance like you’ve never seen before.

Every part of the shoot was a work of art and the beauty of it was absolutely overwhelming. The floral arrangement by La Fleur du Jour above the table was spilling out with wild garden roses, foliage and Spanish moss cascading down to the sea of candles that were sitting on magical clouds of Spanish moss. The delicate details on the gorgeous Alexandra Grecco dress, while paired with the wild blooms, perfectly complemented the surroundings to add even more dreaminess and magic to the shoot.

(Editorial shoot based in River Oaks Charleston; film wedding and engagement photographer based on Los Angeles, CA)

Autumn in Paris - Anniversary Shoot with Jessi & Braden

Autumn in Paris - Anniversary Shoot with Jessi & Braden

Oh Paris. Rainy, moody, timeless, breathtakingly beautiful - there are so many ways to describe this one of a kind city but nothing is quite the same as actually living, eating and walking around in Paris. It is truly a one of a kind place for lovers, artists or anything who appreciates and values beauty. 

Jessi, Braden and I met at sunrise on a chilly November day. The starting point of our shoot was Pont de Bir-Hakeim, after which we strolled through 16th arrondissement to get to Avenue de Camoens. About an hour into the shoot, none of us were able to feel our fingers, and indulging in a delicious cappuccino at a nearby cafe seemed like the perfect last stop. 

I hope you enjoy looking through our little adventure. After every shoot I do in Paris, I feel so thankful to be able to capture these precious memories for couples like Jessi and Braden!

(Parisian love photo shoot in Autumn; Los Angeles based wedding and engagement photographer)

Angie & Eugene - Modern Wedding at the HNYPT, Honeypot LA

Angie & Eugene - Modern Wedding at the HNYPT, Honeypot LA

I'm normally all about those gorgeous outdoor weddings, but Honeypot LA completely stole my heart! Once you look through the photos from this wedding, you'll totally get why. Also, consider this a fair warning: this post is LONG because it was nearly impossible to narrow it down with so much eye candy. 

This was a loft-style wedding was overflowing with greenery and modern prettiness. Honeypot LA couldn't have had a more perfect backdrop with all that industrial space, high ceilings and exposed brick white walls that complemented the decor perfectly. Angie has incredible style, and with the help of Just Married Events, was able to bring this elegant affair to life beautifully. 

Angie and Eugene are so fun, laid back, and totally in love. I could have photographed these two for days! So excited to share some highlights from Angie and Eugene's wedding day at the HNYPT - Honeypot LA! 

(Modern loft-style wedding at the HNYPT - Honeypot LA; Los Angeles based wedding, engagement, and boudoir photographer)

Christine & Joel - Wedding at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch, CA

Christine & Joel - Wedding at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch, CA

Do you guys remember the gorgeous engagement session in Thomas Riley Park I shot earlier this summer? Well, I have been so looking forward to Joel and Christine's wedding, and the day finally came! 

They tied the knot on a beautiful sunny day at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch and their wedding was an absolute showstopper with gorgeous florals by Unique Florals Designs and coordination by Hovik Harutyunyan Events. It was so awesome to reunite and meet their closest friends and family they invited to share this special day with them. I'm so thankful to have gotten to know them and so looking forward to seeing what adventures await for them!

Here is a little sneak peek into their wedding day!

(Wedding at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch, Simi Valley; Los Angeles based wedding and engagement photographer)

Maple & Neal - Gorgeous Wedding at the Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills

Maple & Neal - Gorgeous Wedding at the Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills

Maple and Neal tied the knot on a hot summer day at the Greystone Mansion, and what a beautiful day it was! 

They both got ready at a private residence which was full of large windows and beautiful views overlooking Los Angeles. The rest of the day took place at a gorgeous historic mansion. Greystone Mansion has been on my venue bucket list and it definitely didn't disappoint with it's drool-worthy architecture and charming courtyards! If you haven't been to this mansion, I recommend making a trip to enjoy that beautiful space!

I'm so thrilled to finally share a few of my favorites from this day with these two amazing human beings! 

(Greystone Mansion wedding in Beverly Hills; Los Angeles based wedding and engagement photographer)

Christine & Joel - Romantic Engagement Session at Thomas Riley Park, CA

Christine & Joel - Romantic Engagement Session at Thomas Riley Park, CA

Get ready for loads of heart fluttering romance and beautiful golden fields coming your way! 

Christine and Joel, who are originally from California and have been living in Chicago for the past 4 years, have recently moved back to the west coast and have just settled in San Diego this summer. As soon as they were back, we scheduled their engagement session at Thomas Riley Park in Orange County. I was so excited for this shoot because we'd finally meet for the first time.

These two are an absolute pleasure to be around. Christine and Joel are so down to earth and full of joy - getting gorgeous photos of these two was a breeze! Having trust from them also made a huge difference in creating beautiful and honest portraits, which is one of the many reasons I love engagement sessions. Below are some of my favorites from their shoot - I can hardly wait to photograph their wedding this fall! 

(Engagement session at Thomas Riley Park; Los Angeles based wedding and engagement photographer)

Sarah & Fredrik - Beautiful wedding in Malibu hills

Sarah & Fredrik - Beautiful wedding in Malibu hills

Tucked away just off the PCH, lies this modern and beautiful Malibu estate, where Sarah and Fredrik said their "I do's" among their closest friends and family. 

The guests, that are both California locals, as well as those that came from the lands of Norway, enjoyed beautiful ocean views of this Malibu estate throughout the day, while sipping on 'his' and 'her' cocktails and delicious beer they could get from the cutest self-serving beer station you've ever seen. Sarah wore a gorgeous Allure Bridals dress in a light creme color, which Fred was sure to match with the color of his tie. He was dressed in Moods of Norway, and I don't think anyone else would be able to pull it off as good as a true Norwegian.  

Sarah and Fredrik picked an amazing team of wedding professionals, who made the day a breeze (no pun intended). Alissa Hussey made sure the day ran flawlessly and Butterfly Floral added the perfect touch of romance with gorgeous white flowers everywhere. This was a true fairy tale wedding. A Norwegian king with his Malibu princess - may they live happily ever after! 

(Wedding photography in Malibu, CA; Los Angeles based fine art wedding and engagement photographer)