Joe + Dina // Wedding in La Jolla

This is Joe & Dina, an incredibly sweet couple who love books, family, and of course each other. I had the privilege to shoot their engagement photos, but wasn't able to shoot their wedding. Instead, my team came in to capture their special day on my behalf. When I received the photos and video footage, I was blown away. Not only did my team do an incredible job, but I really got see glimpses of sincere moments between Joe, Dina and their families celebrating that day. My favorite moment was the First Look! It was lovely to see their reception decor as they had their favorite book characters on the different tables. You'll see in the photos & video (coming soon) the genuine joy both sides of their families had celebrating their special day.

Special thanks to Jason Berry, Will Kil and Ernest Armendariz for being an amazing team to work with!

Tristan + Anna // A Timeless English Wedding

This is Tristan & Anna, and this is their gorgeous wedding in the heart of Kent, England. My wife is British and we used to live in Kent for while. So flying back there was a wonderful opportunity for us to catch up with family & friends. You don't get too many sunny days in England, but their wedding day was perfect. Anna and her bridesmaids got ready in one my most favorite English venues, Eastwell Manor. My wife & I spent our 3rd anniversary there too! The ceremony was held at St. John the Baptist in Mersham, followed by the reception which was held at Chelwood, which is the home of Tristan's wonderful parents. Everything about this wedding was whimsically wonderful, and I had the greatest time capturing their day. I hope you enjoy the photos and video!

Photography Bridal Workshop Fall 2015

Photography Bridal Workshop Fall 2015

This was my first photography workshop, and I had a blast teaching people about lighting, composition, and different camera settings to tell a story in photography. What was even better was this was a charity workshop, meaning that all proceeds went to Thrive, a non-profit organization that helps rescue and restore victims of human trafficking in Thailand. In September 2015, a flood devastated a community they work in, destroying homes and leaving people hopeless. I personally have a heart for mission work, and I wanted to do something to help. So last minute, I planned this charity workshop and donated all the proceeds to help rebuild that community. We ended up raising $300, which was enough to buy the materials needed to build a home! It may not have been much, but it was something. It really goes to show that anyone can use their gifts & talents to make a difference in the world.

Joe + Dina // Engagement at Riley Wilderness Park

Joe + Dina // Engagement at Riley Wilderness Park

This is Joe & Dina. They're one of the sweetest couples I've met and we had a blast shooting their engagement photos at Riley Wilderness Park in Orange County, California. They wanted a "book" themed shoot so they brought  a wonderful collection with them along with a picnic blanket, wooden crates, and a marquee they bought from Michaels.

Wayde + Katy // A Wedding in Orange County

Wayde + Katy // A Wedding in Orange County

This is Wayde & Katy. I absolutely love this couple. They're not only my dear friends, but they are the loveliest couple I know, and it my absolute honor to shoot and film their wedding. They got married at the Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim Hills, California. If you like trees and wood, then this wedding venue is for you.

Andrew + Kasey // Wedding in DTLA

This is Andrew & Kasey. World changers. Christ followers. A beautiful newly married couple. I've been friends with Kasey for quite some time, sharing adventures in Kenya back in the day. She asked me to shoot their wedding, and of course I had to say yes! Their unique and fun wedding was held at the 440 Seaton in downtown Los Angeles. It's a huge brick building warehouse with tons of character and style. It's one of the coolest wedding venues I've shot at (and I've shot weddings in castles in Europe!). They both got ready in their respective areas, only to reunite when Kasey walked down the aisle with her father. After the ceremony we took them around the streets of DTLA and took some sweet shots as the sun set over the LA skyline. The reception began soon after with poignant speeches, dancing, sparklers...oh and eating donuts instead of a wedding cake. Hope you enjoy the video!

Miguel + Luana // Wedding In Malibu

This is Miguel + Luana. Their incredibly fun wedding was held at The Cottage Pavilion in the very gorgeous Los Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California. All their guests arrived following signs written on wood and barrels that led to a giant tree trimmed with hanging lights, reminiscent of a Disney story. After the "I do's" everyone celebrated with tons of dancing, poignant speeches, and incredible food. We capped the night taking photos on a carrousel and bid them farewell as they drove off in a classic white car as husband and wife. Enjoy the wedding video followed by their wedding photos below.

Greg+Bridgett // Wedding In Pasadena

This is Greg & Bridgett, high school friends that eventually fell in love. We all went to the same high school together and I had the privilege to shoot the wedding. Greg & Bridgett are always smiling and laughing together, which tells me their marriage is going to be just fine. Check out their wedding video below followed by some sweet photos of their big day. Cheers.