Editorial | Hannah Kanani Bridal | San Juan Capistrano

I had the please of collaborating with Olga Napohaku, owner and lead bridal gown designer of Hannah Kanani Bridal.

It's always fun to collaborate with fellow creatives, and for this shoot, I wanted to highlight the bond between a bride and her maid of honor. Whether she's a best friend, a sister, or a close family member; she's by the bride's side.

This was one of the most original designs I have seen. The gown is worn as a two piece and even has pockets! I loved the lace detail incorporated into the veil and sleeves. My favorite part was probably the three-layered train our model Heather rocked.

Caitlin modeled the beautiful movement of "Falling for you Taupe Maxi Dress" from Lulus. I love how her sun-kissed, mermaid hair complimented the relaxed vibe of this session.

The white, fur stole is also a product handmade through Hannah Kanani Bridal. It's the perfect addition for your bridesmaid on a wedding day and during the reception.

This gown is worn as a two piece and even has pockets! I loved the lace detail incorporated into the veil. My favorite part was probably the tri-layered train our model Heather rocked.

Enjoy some highlights in one of my favorite locations, San Juan Capistrano!

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Kristina + Adil | Newhall Mansion, CA

When Celina of Celina Kenyon Photography asked me to second shoot for her at Newhall Mansion, it was an absolute yes! Newhall Mansion is special to me because it was where I shot my first wedding.  Kristina and Adil's wedding day was on a warm August day, with plenty of sunshine. 

The whole day was filled with the aroma and visual of lavender. Kristina's a girl after my own heart with her bridesmaids' dresses and florals color palette. The ceremony was lined with sprigs of lavender and upon the grand entrance, guests rained lavender seeds over Adil and Kristina - such a amazing moment! Tricia Dahlgren Events did a fabulous job coordinating the day!

Kristina and Adil had a traditional Danish cake. The significance to the rings stacked is when the bride and groom pull the stick out, however many rings remain is how many children they're predicted to have! Keep scrolling to see what happened at the reception!

Seems like she's all about the lucky number 4! 

Jessica + Augusto | Buena Park, CA

Jessica & Augusto had an intimate ceremony in their backyard with their immediate family and friends. I instantly felt a connection to both Jessica and Augusto when I arrived, it was like visiting close friends. Everything was full of sentiment and Jessica wore her mother's shoes in her honor.

I cannot get over how playful and sweet they were with one another - I mean their smiles say it all! There was so much love and laughter, nothing but warmth and happiness to celebrate these two and their new journey. I am so happy for them!

Krista & Vlad | Tesoro Del Valle Clubhouse | Valencia, CA

I first met Krista because of the wedding industry. She is a talented Event Manager with Tricia Dahlgren Events. I was honored with she and Vlad asked me to photograph their winter wonderland wedding at Tesoro Del Valle Clubhouse in Valencia at the end of January! 

Their wedding day was the weekend after a major storm, so the grounds were lush with greenery and the lake for romantics was filled to the brim. Their rainy, mountain-top engagement session in Lake Arrowhead was complete with rainbows and a special present from Vlad to Krista for her birthday. Check it out! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Negri!!

Krista and her Dad are so close, they had a first look, and it was so sweet! I love when my clients make the day special and customized.

Kathleen & Garett | Lake Oak Meadows

Gearing up for their summer wedding at Lake Oak Meadows, Kathleen and Garett were excited to be a part of our Berries and Blooms styled shoot at their chosen wedding venue. It was the perfect situation for them to have portraits taken all day before their big wedding day coming up this August. 

Check out our feature by clicking here --> Borrowed and Blue! 

Florals: Stems by Kate

Venue: Lake Oak Meadows

Hair: Nicole Shafer

Florals: Stems by Kate

Venue: Lake Oak Meadows

Hair: Nicole Shafer

Video Coverage thanks to Monty Rowan! Check it out here WATCH

Romantic Wedding | Twin Oaks Garden Estate | San Marcos, CA

Another wedding I am proud to have been a part of assisting Sposto Photography.

In the words of Twin Oaks, this venue tied together vintage features,  & poetic gardens inspired by love, imagination and tranquility.

This turn of the century historic landmark estate is set in total seclusion with an Old San Marcos Schoolhouse dating back to 1891 nestled among a towering forest that dates back well over 100 years.  This wedding was sprinkled in lavender and it made for a beautiful wedding day.

 

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Adam & Jina | Newhall Mansion, CA

I was thrilled when Adam and Jina asked me to photograph their wedding! It was an intimate celebration of color and culture. They made the day uniquely theirs - notice those hand drawn cartoons on their invitation, that's all Adam! Guests and family travelled from Michigan to stay at the posh and newly renovated Newhall Mansion for the weekend. I loved that their ceremony had live music and their reception had tender moments that included Korean prayers, laughter, and happy tears during personal speeches.

I am so happy for you, Mr. and Mrs. Williams!!

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Giovanna & Carla | Temecula, CA

"When I go out, yeah I know I'm gonna be, I'm gonna be the one who goes along with you." 

Giovanna & Carla's big day was filled with personal touches. I knew their wedding would be an intimate celebration when they told me about their hilltop venue overlooking Temecula.

So many happy tears coupled smiles and laughter. One of my favorite teary moments of the day involved their first dance as a married couple. One of the many gifts of the day was a surprise from Giovanna to Carla --  a heart warming cover of  "I'm Gonna Be" produced by Brandon Slavinski.

The whole day was warm with love and wine country sun.

A special thank you to Lindsey Ingram for being a wonderful second shooter!

~ Bubbly wishes from the new Mrs. & Mrs. ~

Marlene & Scott | Terranea Resort | Palos Verdes, CA

I assisted Sposto Photography with this luxurious seaside wedding, and it was one of my favorites this season! The cloud cover changed throughout the day keeping us on our toes in case it rained. Mother nature had her own agenda when the radiant bride walked down the aisle, we all witnessed the sun peak through some parted clouds. If that's not a gift from above, I don't know what is!

The bride's nautical blue Badgely Mischka stilettos complemented her flowing bridesmaids' dresses beautifully. The florals were all to die for with creamy whites and pops of greenery. The whole day was lavish and full of love.

The best part was the gender reveal of sex of the bride's baby during their reception, and it's a boy!!!

All the best to this beautiful couple's growing family!

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Allyson & Jaz | Carondelet House | Los Angeles, CA

What a dreamy Sunday wedding at the chic, Carondelet House. I was on cloud nine all day assisting Sposto Photography this gorgeous couple on their big day. 

The space was constructed in 1928 as an Italian Villa with an urban flair. It allowed for fantastic light, gorgeous architectural detail, and my favorite spot for portraits, the white-washed brick on the front of the building.

The Carondelet House is one of the best gems in Los Angeles.

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Primary Photographer: Sposto Photography

Wedding Coordinator: Green Apple Event Co.

Caterer: TresLA

House Manager: Alex

Jaime & Tom | The Loft on Pine | Long Beach, CA

I had the pleasure of assisting Sposto Photography at this stunning wedding in the heart of Long Beach. 

The Loft on Pine in Long Beach was the perfect venue for togetherness. It was built in 1903 just blocks away for the coastline. Decorated with pops of modern touches, The Loft is a beautiful blend of ornate chic, and cozy class. The regal bridal suite is located on the third floor and bathed in a white glow - the perfect place for all the stunning portraiture we captured with the beautiful bride and her bridal party, and ballerina flower girls. 

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