I met Lorna and Michael while shooting their daughter Mimi's wedding years ago. Since then, I have been their family photographer and photographed everything from pregnancy photos to Holiday portraits and now their 25th wedding anniversary! It has been an amazing ride to witness this beautiful family grow and this may have been one of the most romantic, cute, touching ceremonies I have ever photographed. With their children and grandchildren all in attendance, Lorna and Michael FINALLY got their wedding that they never really had. 25 years ago they had a "surprise wedding" and no photographer,...
It's not every day that get to shoot one of your best friend's weddings...but when Afshin, my "brother from another mother" announced that not only were he and Wendy getting married, but they are expecting, I knew I HAD to shoot their photos yet be a guest too! I mean Persian weddings may be my favorite, because I LOVE the colorful, intimate, yet insanely crazy ceremonies, the music, the dancing and of course THE FOOD!We started out the day getting ready and doing portraits at the gorgeous Beverly Hills Hotel, where we walked by J-LO on the way to her movie premiere in Westwood and I was like,...
As ALL of you know from our Instagram and Facebook explosion over the last 2 weeks, that we were all just recently in a private villa called "Bali Hale" in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii to celebrate Rex and Rod's amazing destination wedding!This is going to be a long post, because it was multiple days of fun, epic photos shoots, lavish dinners with a private chef, and of course exploring the Roads to Hana and chasing waterfalls! I was connected to Rex and Rod through the fabulous wedding planner, Jes Gordon, and she should be a matchmaker by profession, because I couldn't have picked a better couple...
I met Lisa and Mark (and of course Little Chewbacca) through the fabulous Event Designer Kristin Banta and I love that our creative/beauty team along with Tara Dowburd of Make-Up Therapy is reunited again! We decided that we wanted to run around Hollywood and show off some of the glamour and fun sights that are so iconic in this city. That involved visiting the famous Disney Concert Hall and Ahmanson Theatre and then jumping inside a life-sized TV set that I discovered in a parking lot near Hollywood and Vine. After that, I took these two on a wild goose chase through the Lake Hollywood Estates...
Gabrielle and I have just finished a marathon viewing of our most amazing day captured by you and Lori. Your trigger fingers must have needed a vacation after all that clicking you had going on. We cannot begin to put into words how you continued to take our breath away, one frame at a time. Magic.
We literally teared up at several pictures! What an incredible day. We are still trying to take in all the blessings that were overflowing. The faces of our family and guests held amazement from the beginning of the day to the end of the evening. We're so glad you could capture...
Your blog and pictures are absolutely wonderful! After meeting you, we could truly understand why Amy was so insistent on having you join us and photograph her wedding. You are delightful, talented, charming, intelligent, sensitive and caring professional. We couldn't have had anyone better join this momentous occasion and become an honorary member of our family and create such outstanding photos of the event, as well. Our very best wishes to you along with our sincere gratitude.
Fondly, Gail and Joe Wenaweser (MOB and FOB)
Tears--feel like we're re-living the weekend all over again! Went byso fast. We have been crying for a few days now...happy tears and sad tearswithout all our loved ones. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know youand I hope you know that we really do consider you a part of ourfamily...we are looking forward to the next time we're all togetheragain. The pictures are just beautiful...Can't wait to see the rest!!-Malissa and Brian Marcinek
It works like this: If you want to hire a great photographer for your wedding, there are lots to choose from, all wonderful and very talented.
But...if you want to hire an A-1 photographer, really the best of the best, who will absolutely go out of her way to make sure that you are happy at every turn, always with a smile on her face, who is fair and generous with her time, who will come up with amazing ideas, make you feel at home in front of her lens, so much so that you wonder if you MIGHT be having as much fun as she’s having taking your picture; and who will be such an expert in her field...
Thank you for the amazing photographs of our wedding. You captured the warmth and feel of the day. We loved working with you and we know we will treasure these photographs forever!
Ashleigh and Brian Diamond
We wanted to thank you for doing such a fabulous job on our wedding photos! They are beautiful!! We have gotten so many compliments. (I think the rain did turn out to be good luck!) Thanks again!
-Matt and Nicole Horvath