wedding day

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)

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)

Lorraine & Carlos - Organic Spring Garden Wedding at The 1909

Lorraine & Carlos - Organic Spring Garden Wedding at The 1909

This spring wedding was just the dreamiest from beginning to end!  

Hidden in the hills of Malibu, The 1909 was the perfect intimate setting for Carlos and Lorraine's day. They made sure to only include the wedding traditions that were important to them, and opted out of having a bridal party. We had more time for the romantics and they were able to join their family and friends for cocktail hour.   The details were simple and organic with gorgeous florals by Violette's Flowers and calligraphy by Brenda Rodriguez Calligraphy, which added just the right amount of whimsy. It was also amazing working with the talented Susan of Weddings by Susan Dunne - the day couldn't have gone more smoothly!  

This wedding day was filled with so many beautiful moments and I was beyond honored to be there to document it. Warmest wishes on their one month anniversary!

(Garden spring wedding at the 1909 in Malibu; Los Angeles based wedding and engagement photographer)

Tina & Raymond - Romantic wedding at Friendly Hills Country Club, CA

Tina & Raymond - Romantic wedding at Friendly Hills Country Club, CA

Tina and Raymond’s wedding was an absolute stunner. Despite the unexpected rain (curtesy of Los Angeles’s recent weather tantrum) the loving couple embraced the drizzle and proved that nothing can dampen a magical day, literally.

The preparations began bright and early at the scenic Palms Resort. The couple planned their wedding long distance from San Francisco and many of the guests flew in from out of town. By the start of the ceremony, which took place at the gorgeous Friendly Hills Country Club, the sunshine made a comeback; the colors after the rain were so rich and mesmerizing!

The meticulously planned wedding by Elizabeth of CCL Weddings was full of unique touches - guests gave gift donations to the couple’s favorite animal charity, everyone was allowed to participate in the garter and bouquet toss; for which the winner was awarded a cash prize, and the father-daughter dance hilariously evolved from elegant to rocking. The band had everyone dancing and the speeches had everyone laughing.  What more could you really want? Congrats to the weatherproof couple! Here’s a sneak peak into their wonderful day.

(Wedding at the Friendly Hills Country Club; Los Aneles based wedding, engagement, and boudoir photographer)

Michelle & Azer - Gorgeous wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch, CA

Michelle & Azer - Gorgeous wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch, CA

There is nothing about this wedding that I don't absolutely love. The couple, the venue, the style - all totally swoon worthy! 

The first time I met with Michelle and Azer, I knew it was a perfect match. Not only were they super friendly, outgoing and completely smitten with one another, they also fell in love with one of my favorite venues - the Hummingbird Nest Ranch, and traveled from San Francisco to have their wedding there.

These two also know how to throw an incredible party! They truly celebrated both of their cultural backgrounds, and had the best time doing it. Hands down, one of my favorite weddings of the year!

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

Jessica & Curtis - Los Angeles Wedding at the Taglyan Complex, CA

Jessica & Curtis - Los Angeles Wedding at the Taglyan Complex, CA

Jessica and Curtis are a true power couple, and after they met back in 2011 in Washington, DC, their lives changed forever. They have traveled the world and stuck together through thick and thin. It was beautiful witnessing them declaring their love for each other at the glamorous Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles. Their wedding day started at the famous Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, which perfectly matches their style of true elegance and class.  The first sentence of Jessica's vows was so powerful that it made half of their wedding guests start tearing up (including myself!), and their love for each other is so intense, passionate and real. It is couples like this that make me believe in true love. Here is a little peek into their wedding day!

(Wedding photography at the Roosevelt Hotel and Taglyan Complex; Southern California fine art wedding, engagement and boudoir photographer based in Los Angeles)

Polyna & Alex - Parisian inspired wedding at the Wood Ranch Country Club, CA

Polyna & Alex - Parisian inspired wedding at the Wood Ranch Country Club, CA

Polyna and Alex are two of the most kind, thoughtful and generous people, and I am so happy that they have found each other! This one was a special wedding to shoot because I personally know the bride and groom, and it was an honor to be a part of their day. Their wedding was held at the Wood Ranch Country Club that they decorated with sweet little details from their adventures together. There were smiles, laughter and tears of joy all around the entire day, from the getting ready all the way into reception. What a beautiful day! Congratulations again you two!!

(Wedding at the Wood Ranch Country Club; Southern California fine art wedding, engagement, and boudoir photographer based in Los Angeles)

Nicole & Joubin - Intimate Wedding at Pine Rose Cabins, Lake Arrowhead

Nicole & Joubin - Intimate Wedding at Pine Rose Cabins, Lake Arrowhead

Nicole and Joubin's wedding took place at Pine Rose Cabins near Lake Arrowhead. It was a beautiful intimate wedding with just 14 members of their closest family. The day was filled with so much laughter, joy and love for each other, and I absolutely loved being there to capture the most precious little moments of their special day. Hope you enjoy this little peek into their creekside wedding in the woods!

(Wedding photography at Pine Rose Cabins, Lake Arrowhead; Southern California fine art wedding, engagement and boudoir photographer based in Los Angeles)