M A C K + S T E P H A N I E

These two met in middle school and started dating in high school. Working with couples for a living, I know how rare it is for two individuals to meet that young and keep their relationship so fresh! It is probably because they share the same hobbies and are absolutely adorable together.

Mack proposed to Stephanie in Joshua Tree after they hiked up their favorite rock to their favorite viewing spot. Which means their honeymoon spot is perfect! MAMMOTH! It is the perfect time to go considering they can hike and snowboard! It also explains why they chose the Heritage Museum for their wedding venue. It is probably the best outdoor venue in Orange County that even had its own SUPERBLOOM!

Congratulations to Steph and Mack and thank you so much for choosing us to help capture your most special day!

Vendors:

Photography: Joanna Miriam Dessert: Moonwood Coffee Venue: Heritage Museum

Coordinator: Events by Diana Catering: Country Garden Caterers Suit Maker: Psycho Bunny

Dress Shop: Bellasposa Bridal Brides Shoes: Michael Kors Grooms Shoes: Cole Haan

Flowers: Tish Casey Rings: Global Rings Jewelry - LA Rentals: Light of LOVE Sign

T O N Y + A N N A

You know the saying, size doesn't matter... Well, I never truly believed it until I met this powerhouse couple! What they are lacking in height, they more than make for in passion, love, commitment and just pure happiness!!

Tony & Anna made my heart melt over and over. Traveling to the very Northern tip of the United States for this elopement was an adventure in itself. Driving over 1200 miles up the west-coast to witness their love take shape was well worth it.

If you ever have a week and want an adventure, visit SEQUIM, WA and their surrounding parts. Great seafood, views, hikes and people!!!

J O J O + A N D Y

Kind of had an out of body experience this weekend. I had the pleasure of capturing a lovely wedding full of love, laughter and a bride named Joanna Galindo! Hearing, "Congrats JoJo" and "I'm so happy for you Joanna" all day was so hilarious for me because none of it was aimed at me:)

I will say, Joanna deserved ALL of the compliments that she received yesterday! That Maggie Sottero dress is FIRE! 

Oh and did I mention that all of the bridesmaids made their own bouquets! I have to admit, I was a bit worried when I heard what the plan was but they turned out amazing!! Take a lesson ladies... You can do a wedding relaxed and still have it turn out AMAZE-BALLS!!!

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Stephanie + Daniel

These two are the cutest! They will be getting married next summer so this is just a sneak peek of what's in store for their love!! Decked out in BCBG, I knew right away that Stephanie had style and Daniel was completely smitten by her! They were so fluid in front of the camera, it was hard to choose my favorites! You can see their elopement images and more from their engagement session by following this link:

http://joannamiriam.photoshelter.com/gallery-collection/Stephanie-Daniel/C0000b9pLKcf5ylM

Ralph + Monique

I am pleased to announce to you: Mr. & Mrs. Ramos! My first encounter with them was their engagement session at the Cal State Fullerton Arboretum and they were just the cutest couple. Monique has the prettiest, most welcoming eyes and Ralph kept getting lost in them! Their wedding day was picture perfect and you could tell that everyone there really loved them. Oh, and the youngest flower girl let me know she is available for hire if anyone is in need:)

Mike + Mary

So much to say about this couple. I first met Mary at a Bridal show in January and we started talking because I was in love with her zip up high top vans. That led to dinner with Mike at Javier's where we shared a pitcher of margaritas and the rest was history.

Their wedding was one I will never forget. The Heritage Museum was a perfect backdrop for their elegant attire and Mike's groom's speech was unforgettable! It was like a stand-up act. The only wedding in the history of all weddings that I wished I was shooting video so I could replay it over and over. I asked him when his next show was at the Improv!

Trevor + Jamie

Trevor Weeks and Jamie Weeks are the sweetest couple! They were referred by the most regal couple whose wedding I photographed a few years ago and I was so thrilled when I found out Daniela Nieto and Ricky Malott were apart of the bridal party!

The Sherman Library and Gardens were a perfect setting for their special vows and amazing reception. Please enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!

Dress Shop: The Bridal Collection
Suit: Angelo Rossi
Shoes: Steve Madden and Ferragamo
Flowers: Designs by Tricia
Cake: Pascal Catering
Invitations: Minted
Bridesmaids Dresses: ASOS
Hair: Kelli Hovey
Make-up: Erika Shelburne
Coordinator: Patti Brienza

Brandon Love's Alicia

Their love started out as an innocent friendship 7 years ago. First friends, then a couple, then a family. I love these two souls. They were so easy going and genuine.

Congratulations to Brandon Brown and Alicia Relich!

Venue: Rooftop Lounge at La Casa Del Camino - Laguna Beach

Makeup and Hair by: Lisa G Artistry

Dress: Mon Amie Bridal Salon

Veil: Erin Cole Bridal Couture

Shoes: Charles David

Alicia + Brandon

I met these two more than 6 years ago! Brandon was a surf photographer that worked with me and even came to Nicaragua for one of the surf photography workshops I help put on. Needless to say, I have watched him become the man that he is. 

I have to say that I started to notice the biggest change in him when he started dating Alicia. The way he spoke about her early on made it apparent how he felt. All of sudden, time stood still and he was at piece! Taking to the little ones right away, I knew they were a great team! I am beyond excited to help preserve their memories today and for their upcoming wedding day!! Congratulations Brandon, Alicia, Xander & Gavin!!

Amanda + Spencer

These two have a very unique story. They met back in 2004 in Confirmation class. There was a spark right from the start. 10 years of dating and they are all grown up and ready to commit to each other forever. With Spencer studying to be a Pastor, it only seemed fit that they get married at the Church that brought them together. 

You will go crazy over all of the D.I.Y. crafts that the bride did for this grand affair. She even made her own dress!!

Love you to the Moon!

Seeing Allison Enyart and Brian Moon as guests at a number of weddings, I could tell there was something special about this couple. They were always glowing like it was their wedding day even though they were on the sidelines. When I was contacted by Allison to photograph their wedding, I was beaming almost as much as Allison was on her special day.

Don't forget to scroll down to the end to catch the fire dancing performance and sparkler exit!

Venue: Roaring Camp Railroad, Santa Cruz, CA - Venue Coordinator - Heather Troy

Event Coordinator - Leslie Gower