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Real Weddings

Real Wedding – Matt & Molly, Sonoma, CA

July 15, 2011

Love ending this week with a beautiful California wedding!  Matt & Molly’s Sonoma wedding is such sweet & simple perfection.  The pale pinks are stunning.  Enjoy these amazing images by Aaron Snow Photography.

Photographer – Aaron Snow Photography // Cake and Cupcakes: Susie Cakes // Shoes – TOMS // Rings – Diamond Connection // Dress – Angela Vaden // Coordinator – Amy Bridges Events // DJ – DJ Dukes // Caterer – Sage Catering// Invitations – Wedding Paper Divas // Flowers – Larner Seeds // Venue: Cornerstone


Engagement Session

Real Engagement Session – Damian & Brooke, California

June 29, 2011

Damian & Brooke’s California engagement session is absolutely stunning. I love how Brooke went with bold colors & prints while Damian kept things simple to not compete. Even if you are not someone who dresses up often, make sure to play it up for your session.  Fun clothing & accessories can add so much to your images! Enjoy these amazing images by Joy Marie Photography.

Images by Joy Marie Photography

Real Weddings

Real Wedding – Kevin & Alyn, Simi Valley, California

June 10, 2011

Kevin & Alyn’s stunning Simi Valley wedding is the perfect way to end this week.  This wedding is full of inspiration for light & airy summer weddings!  The yellow is kept simple and light and is the perfect compliment to the desert in the background.  Enjoy these amazing images by Joy Marie Photography.

Photographer – Joy Marie Photography // Event Planner – DNT Elite Events// Floral Designer – Flora by Fauna // Reception Venue – Hummingbird Nest Ranch// Caterer – command Performance // Cinema and Video – Elysium Productions // Cake Designer – Portos Bakery // Makeup Artist – Hills Beauty Club // Hair Stylist – Little White Book Stylists
Real Weddings

Real Wedding – Jared & Cari, Palm Springs, CA

April 13, 2011

Prepare yourself, because this wedding is going to make you swoon.  From the dreamy venue, Korakia Pensione, in Palm Springs, to the amazing flowers by The Vine’s Leaf, I simply can’t stop staring at these beautiful images.  The bride and groom, Jared & Cari, are picture perfect.  I love how they let their personal style & the style of the wedding match their surroundings.  It’s a perfect mixture of nature & beauty.  The breathtaking flowers, including succulents as accents, are an absolute perfect match to the landscape around them.  Enjoy these incredible images by Joy Marie Photography.

Photographer – Joy Marie Photography // Event Planner – Mindy Weiss party Consultants // Floral Designer – The Vine’s Leaf // Reception Venue – Korakia Pensione // Invitation Designer – Zenadia Design



Engagement Session

Engagement Session – Bride & Groom’s Point of View

April 11, 2011
If you have an engagement session coming up, I’m sure you are wondering what you might need to do to prepare.  We’ve already shared some great tips as to what to wear, etc for your engagement session, but picking your location and setting can be just as fun and creative!  Photographers usually welcome ideas from their clients, so don’t be shy!  Today we are going to share a story from Ed & Katie.  They were great enough to share all that went into planning their beautiful engagement session at Mission San Juan Capistrano in California, with images by White Haute Photography.

“When Ed and I were brainstorming about the feel of our engagement shoot we knew we wanted a location with an untouched, rustic feel to it. Ed is from wine country on the central coast of California so he really liked the idea of having a natural backdrop. After searching, we chose to shoot our engagement photos at Mission San Juan Capistrano and also some nearby flowering fields. We felt the historical and natural beauty of the mission fit perfectly with our theme.

After choosing the place, our clothing and props were an easy choice because we wanted them to be simple and compliment the overall feel of the location. We both brought two different outfits and stuck to basic shades and neutrals. Ed’s first outfit was a plaid blue, green button up and denim. I love dresses so I complimented his choice with a grey, green dress but paired it down with a light brown belt and shoes. When we moved to the fields we thought it would be fun to switch to cowboy boots and into our final outfits. Ed switched to a light grey striped button up and denim and I switched to a pale pink blouse and denim leggings. We wanted to keep our clothes fun but simple so not to take away from ourselves and the beautiful surroundings.

Our props were easy choices. We wanted to emulate the feel of a day out in the country by imitating an old fashioned picnic. I snagged a vintage tea set, picnic basket, and blanket from some vintage stores close by. In total we spent about two hours shooting and are delighted with how our photos turned out. They are exactly what we had envisioned. We plan to use them for our save the dates. We also plan to incorporate them into our vintage themed wedding by displaying them throughout the venue, and of course we will be hanging some in our new home following the wedding.”