Category Archives: Weddings

Jenny + Tamson // Brand Park Japanese Tea Garden, Glendale, CA Wedding

There’s nothing like getting to relive the moments of a wedding day with tangible printed memories in person with my clients. Two Saturdays ago had an incredible time doing just that with Jenny and Tamson when we synced up for a live viewing session at Coffee Commissary here in West Hollywood.  Jenny and Tamson grew up in similar circles of friends in the same town going to the same school but didn’t end up noticing each other until after college when their friend circles once again reunited them at a party. Funny how life works itself out.

Their wedding was one of the funnest weddings I’ve been to. Set at the Japanese Tea Garden in Brand Park, here in LA, Jenny and Tamson’s wedding day went off without a hitch. The two had envisioned a day focused on people, family, and friends. They wanted a day that would highlight their heritage infused with a bit of their own taste. Every carefully curated element of the day reflected their discriminating taste – from the personalized foil-embossed invites, to the DIY pin-wheel theme, to the venue, to the delicious multi-course Chinese banquet dinner and so much more. One of my favorite parts about their day was how they adopted a traditional joy-ridden Chinese custom of personally toasting each table of guests with their families. Congrats Jenny and Tamson!

Ray + Kleyni // Claremont, CA Women’s Club Wedding


Ray and Kleyni were wedded on the very first Saturday of the year at the historic Claremont Women’s Club. Their day was all about love and family and their love was contagious. I was so honored to get to contribute to their stunning story. Thank you Ray and Kleyni for having me along! Thank you Michelle for your incredible support that day.

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With great honor today my Woodland Winter bridal editorial was featured on Pacific Weddings! Go on and check it out. You can find it here.

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Jaime + Alvin // Il Palazzo Mansion, San Clemente, CA Wedding

Jaime and Alvin’s wedding was probably one of the swankiest weddings I’ve gotten to help shoot. Located at the ritzy Il Palazzo Mansion in San Clemente, the entire event was a feast for the eyes and even more of a delight to capture.  There was so much to love about this wedding from the bride & groom’s personalities to the venue’s sweeping architectural design, to the botanical details and more.  Many thanks to the amazingly talented photographer, Michelle Chiu for having me along! Head on over to check out her work – she’s amazing.

 

Woodland Winter Bridal Shoot


Many thanks to Pacific Weddings for featuring this shoot on their blog!

I don’t do too many of these styled shoots, but this one was probably one of my favorites, shot a few weeks ago out in Brea, CA. I just loved the limitlessness and freedom of this shoot including the joy I felt that day. I loved shooting the gorgeous Chauntelle Hall on this 30-acre property filled with Monterey Pines and the sun setting sweetly behind us. Lately, I’ve been challenging myself to explore what it looks like to redefine beauty in a world where we’re told what it looks like.  This shoot was such a simple reminder to us that true beauty is found in simplicity in that our theme was to convey simplicity in dress, hair and in details. I was so grateful for the chance to freely dream up a shoot from concept to completion together with some of my favorite LA vendors. What a sweet memory to kick off 2015!

Styling & Design: Poetrie Design // Floral Design: Emblem Flowers // Model: Chauntelle Hall // Venue: Peltzer Pines // MUA: Sue Park // Hair: Liz Kim // Dress: Shop Ruche // Shoes: Aldo // Cake: Mary Lee Kitchen // Necklace: Youriginal

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