fine art wedding photography

Engagement Session at the Mission San Juan Capistrano

Engagement Session at the Mission San Juan Capistrano

Engagements season is still in full swing and I’m editing up a storm over here!

Beatrice and Albert’s engagement session started at the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano. Every single corner of the grounds is like a postcard with so many cute little nooks for gorgeous photos! Afterwards we stopped at a nearby park for some golden hour photos in the field. It was my first time meeting Beatrice and Albert in person, so I absolutely loved this time that we got to spend together. Not only are they impossibly beautiful together but also two of the sweetest people!

(Engagement shoot at the Mission San Juan Capistrano; Los Angeles based wedding and engagement film photographer)

Modern Amalfi Coast-Inspired Wedding Editorial, Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey

Modern Amalfi Coast-Inspired Wedding Editorial, Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey

(Wedding Editorial at the Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey; Los Angeles based film photographer photographing weddings and engagements across Southern California and worldwide. )

Kelley & Ryan's Engagement Session at the Santa Barbara Courthouse

Kelley & Ryan's Engagement Session at the Santa Barbara Courthouse

I'll start out by saying Kelley and Ryan might possibly be two of the sweetest human beings! They are so incredibly loving and caring for each other, and spending this afternoon roaming around the Santa Barbara Courthouse grounds was an absolute pleasure. 

This was the first time we actually met in person, so we got to catch up on all things life and wedding planning. They will be tying the knot at the beautiful Ojai Valley Inn next year, which will be planned and coordinated by the talented Alissa Hussey. To say that I can hardly wait would be an understatement! 

Here are a few of my favorites from their session. Special shout out to Peonies and Petals for making this beautiful bouquet! 

(Santa Barbara Courthouse engagement shoot; Los Angeles based wedding and engagement film photographer)

Nicole & Mitchell's Wedding at the Villa Cortine Palace Hotel, Sirmione, Italy

Nicole & Mitchell's Wedding at the Villa Cortine Palace Hotel, Sirmione, Italy

There are very few places that are as magical as Italy, and I have been so lucky to have documented Nicole and Mitchell's wedding there this fall. And let me tell you - it was nothing short of spectacular. The most beautiful and sweetest couple, incredible views, gorgeous gowns, delicious food, amazing music and surprise fireworks during the cake cutting - talk about a wedding fairytale! 

It's easy to understand why Nicole and Mitchell decided to settle on this location for their Italian destination wedding. Villa Cortine Palace Hotel is tucked away in the beautiful town of Sirmione, in Lake Garda in Northern Italy. Dating from the 19th century, the grounds of this neoclassical luxury hotel are truly breathtaking and the hospitality here is one of a kind.

I am so excited to share a few of my personal favorite highlights from this beautiful wedding - it was what wedding dreams are made of!

(Wedding day at the Villa Cortine Palace Hotel, Sirmione, Italy; Los Angeles based wedding and engagement film photographer)

Maura & Cole's Romantic Engagement Session in LA Arboretum

Maura & Cole's Romantic Engagement Session in LA Arboretum

I had a blast wandering the grounds of the beautiful LA Arboretum with Maura and Cole for their engagement session. They are one of the sweetest couples I’ve ever met, so full of playful energy, happiness and love! With both of them wearing pastels, they looked like an absolute dream among the gorgeous floral gardens of the LA Arboretum. Cannot wait for these two to tie the knot next summer!

(Engagement session in LA Arboretum; Los Angeles based wedding and engagement film photographer)

Villa del Sol D'Oro - Italian Villa inspired Bridal Editorial

Villa del Sol D'Oro - Italian Villa inspired Bridal Editorial

Claire of Mad Love Events:

 "When I first met Anya, of Anya Kernes Photography, I felt an immediate connection to her shared love for romance, softness, movement, and natural lighting. We found inspiration after a quick season of rain - much needed in Southern California. Suddenly, there was so much life that came so quickly, nurtured by the rain and the season. We found a beautiful venue (Villa del Sol d'Oro), now completely lush with greenery, blooming buds, and a spattering of delicate wildflowers. It was a breath-taking setting for us to put together our vision - we had a flawless combination of luscious greenery in the garden, beautiful post rain lighting, stone walls and walkways, and gorgeous olive trees.  We were intentional in embracing natural softness and movement using raw linens, mostly foraged greenery used in the bouquet & centerpieces, flowing silk ribbons to put together a shoot that celebrated romance and the the beauty that comes with spring rain in California."

(Fine art romantic editorial at Villa Del Sol D’Oro shot on film; wedding and engagement photographer based in Los Angeles)

Desert Bridal Editorial, Valley of Fire

Desert Bridal Editorial, Valley of Fire

This desert shoot in the Valley of Fire that Allen and Ashley dreamed up couldn't have been more chic, elegant and beautiful. They put together a dream team, like Layers of Lovely who created the most organic and gorgeous bouquet overflowing with all kinds of blush and peach beauties. And of course, it couldn't have been possible without that magical desert light that my film just soaked up and the wind that made everything come alive. I loved being a part of this little project! 

(Editorial styled shoot in the Valley of Fire; 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)