Krista + Michael - Lombardi House Wedding - Los Angeles, CA

Krista + Michael - Lombardi House Wedding - Los Angeles, CA

They met on the set of Bates Motel, she was the point person for the location, and he was a cinematographer. After being pushed together by the director of the project, they fell for each other. It was completely unexpected and but so perfect. Things tend to work out like that, right? On the wedding day, I heard that Michael originally had a 10 year plan, but it's not often that the universe plans the same way we do.  

Krista plans events in her 9-5, so it was only fitting that she would do the same for her wedding. And one look at this wedding and you know they have serious style. The Lombardi House is in the heart of Hollywood, only 10 minutes from the location they met. Krista + Michael wanted their friends and family to experience all that Los Angeles had to offer, and a little white barn in Hollywood helped them do just that. 

During the ceremony they also had a very special performance by Gavin James Hearing the Book of Love Live during the ceremony was one the "pinch-me" moments I don't experience too often. Gavin, you have a new fan and the canny ability to make people "feel".  

Thank you Krista + Michael for being so open, loving, and making me feel like I was in your inner circle. You two are as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside. <3 

Venue: Lombardi House | Coordinator: Mandy Philp | Florist: Modern Flora | Makeup Artist: Dottie Palmer | Hair Stylist: Molly Shriver | DJ: Red Shoe | Wedding Dress: Lovely Bride (Nicole Miller) | Video: The Adventures Of | Catering: Wolfgang Puck Catering |  Rentals: Classic Party Rentals/Designer 8 | Custom Bridal Shoes: Sam Edelman | Suits: J. Crew

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Ashleigh + Shannon - Horsetooth Reservoir Engagement Session - Fort Collins, Colorado

Ashleigh + Shannon - Horsetooth Reservoir Engagement Session - Fort Collins, Colorado

Ashleigh + Shannon are Colorado locals that love music, craft beers + nature. Basically, all of the best stuff Colorado has to offer. So when we met up for their engagement session out here in Fort Collins, we tried to make their engagement session filled with those three things. Well, the beer part was after the shoot, but that still counts, right? 

So the crazy thing about Colorado is that weather can change every 5 minutes. We started the shoot with thick clouds, then a few minutes later we were blessed with a perfect clear sky for a good hour. It's kinda exciting if you ask me. By the end of the shoot we were running back to our car to dodge a HUGE thunder/lighting storm that was passing over the Horsetooth Reservoir

These guys are actually getting married tomorrow in Monument Hill, Colorado so I wanted to share their session before the fun day!

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Shaina + Doug - Skylinks Long Beach California Wedding

Shaina + Doug - Skylinks Long Beach California Wedding

It's not very often that I can have the honor of shooting the wedding of multiple family members, let alone twin sisters! A few weeks ago I was able to spend the day with a wonderful family I photographed just a few years prior for Sarice + Josh's Wedding day.  

I met Shaina + Doug at her sisters wedding, and even then I could see that Doug made Shaina glow. During cocktail hour I made sure to take a photo of the two of them together. Secretly, I knew it was just a matter of time. Being around love all the time gives you this sixth sense about these types of things. Doug always knew the right moment to throw in a joke, and Shaina would shine that big smile that would show the world how happy she was. So last year when Shaina reached out to me and told me they were engaged, I was over the moon happy to see their family again and be a part of such an important day. 

Thank you Shaina + Doug for having me feel like a part of the family, and my only regret is that you guys don't have more siblings! ;)

Venue: Skylinks Golf Course || Florist: Blooming Hill Florist || Hair + Makeup: Kacee Geoffroy || Cake: Pacific Patisserie || Wedding Dress Shop: Mary Me Bridal - Maggie Sottero || Bridesmaid Dress: Mariposa Boutique || DJ: After Dark Entertainment ||

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