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ali + brandon

 there are several things I have learned about ali since meeting her a few years ago….

she loves hash tags and uses them frequently

 she loves starbucks and drinks it daily

she has been in more weddings that i have photographed than anyone i know, ever

she has the greatest group of friends, as you can see with her 11 bridesmaids

 and mostly she is head over heels in love with her hunny, brandon.

the count down to the day she would finally be his wife started on august 8th, i think… 

at least that’s when the facebook count downs started.

i’m guessing it started closer to the day they first met through their friend 

either way, these two are perfect for each other.

as for brandon

well if i were to go off of what his brother said during his speech

he would jokingly describe his 4 minute older brother as “an a**hole, too”

thankfully we all know he was joking

(it was actually one of the sweetest speeches from a brother that i’ve heard in a long time)

it was obvious in his brothers speech that he was proud of brandon as is everyone around him,

 proud to call him his twin, proud to stand by him on the #bestdayever

it was a special day for me to be a part of.

 

 

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will + lill: married

do you ever find that sometimes couples are just flat out hard to be around?

i do.

i know that if i am around couples who fight/bicker/talk poorly about each other and are flat out disrespectful

i get moody. it rubs off on me and i hate it (i’m guessing so does brent)

so it’s refreshing when i can spend time with couples who

truly love being around each other.

case in point: will + lill

they have a mutual admiration and respect not only for each other as individuals, but for their relationship.

to put it quiet simply…

they are kind to each other.

it was an honor and an absolute pleasure to photograph these two and their families

you see in both will and lill’s parents how these two have learned to love in such a beautiful way.

it’s my hope that more couples learn to respect each other and find the happiness that will and lill share.

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i’ve known this little guy since he was born and i know it absolutely kills his mama that he is running away from the family photo

but you know i love it

and one day she will too

right, madeline?

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another sweet and loving couple that i adore

enjoying a night away from their little baby boy, hudson.

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 Ceremony + Reception: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens

Event Coordination: Ashlee and Madeline

Invitation design: Madeline (Divine Invitation)

Flowers: Little Hills Floral Design

Cupcakes: Some Crust Bakery

DJ: Peter Loukatos

 

matt + jenny: married

the wedding was beautiful, elegant, and small.

words i’d use to describe my sweet friend, jenny.

she’s been a spunky friend of mine since we were about 10 or 11 years old

(as jenny says “when i decided we could be friends”- oh my word i was a terrible kid)

 her sister kelsey describes jenny in her speech as

loyal.

loyal to the point of when you tell mom you are running away as a kid

jenny will pack her bags and go with you.

in a sense she’s packed her bags (not baggage, but bags, ok?)

and has jumped head first into this journey with matt and his two adorable daughters.

she will be a loyal wife and step mom to this family as she has already shown to them over the years

photographing her start to being a wife and mother all in one day was heartwarming for me

she’s a catch and matt knows it.

i could’t be happier for these two and i can’t wait to document more of their love story

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Ceremony + Reception Location: Lake Oak Meadows Hayley Radford

Planner: Katie Intertwined Events

Vintage Rentals: FOUND

Flowers: Jenny B Floral Design

Temecula Catering

Cake Desserts: Sweet and Saucy

 

chase + heather: married

she quietly got ready in her childhood home

next to her best friend (her cousin) and her sis in laws

while mamma and mama in law looked on

dad in and out the door packing the bus

there wasn’t any rushing or over excitement

a sweet calmness, only a bride waiting 10 years for this day would be

i couldn’t picture her getting ready or doing this any other way

heather has gotten ready for most of the major events in her life right in this very place

it just felt right

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sitting on her parents sofa where we took dance photos in high school

now one last photo before her wedding

isn’t she just stunning?

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i’m fairly certain heather could have had 10 best friends stand next to her 

but having just family made it easy, simple, and just right

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the start to the many facial expressions you’ll see of chase

just wait for the speeches

he kills me

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i’ve seen a lot of at weddings

but never

never

a fist pump from the priest to the best man

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snuck out for a couple of sunset photos

so glad we did

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congratulations, chase and heather

wishing you many many years of happiness 

Music: Tim Espinosa

Reception: Coto De Caza

grant + jasmine {engaged}

she was bound and determined to get him in the water yesterday

it took some coaxing through the first half of the session

but

she did it.

in the water then went.

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styled in the woods: part 3

..:rounding out the last of our shoot:..

i hope you’ve enjoyed this 3 part session

i’ll be sharing some other past sessions soon

and

more about where we are taking APictureLife in 2015

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hair and make up: Kacee Geoffery 

flowers: Jenny B

accessories and styling by the lovely ladies at : Two’s Company

tux: Friar Tux

lighting assistant: Brooklyn.

styled in the woods… part 2

part two of our shoot from last week ended up being a little sassy, a little glam

i wanted gabbi to look elegant, but not stuffy

and nic, well nic was more the arm candy for this series.

don’t you love candy?

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hair and make up: Kacee Geoffery 

flowers: Jenny B

accessories and styling by the lovely ladies at : Two’s Company

tux: Friar Tux

lighting assistant: Brooklyn.

 

 

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