Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mark + Laura: Wedding

This Summer I had the opportunity to shoot Mark and Laura's Wedding in Carlsbad, CA. They tied the knott at Levyland which was a really cool location. The ceremony was down on the beach which was just a short walk from the house. This was my first time shooting a beach ceremony and it was beautiful to be on the sand with the waves crashing in the background...and of course the weather was perfect! One of my favorite parts of this wedding was all the details and how they all worked together for the beach themed day. I had a lot of great shots to pick from so this post is pretty long. Hopefully that will make up for me not blogging in a while...


This is the view down to the beach set up for the ceremony from the Levyland house. It was a beautiful location!

This was the courtyard where they had cocktail hour and the bridesmaids dresses.

The groom and the guys:

The Bride and the girls:

A few shots from the ceremony:

A few details:

A quick portrait session in the rose garden by the house and in the fields around it. We even got one with the train coming by!

First dance and reception:

After the reception Mark and Laura were feeling adventurous so they went down to the beach to take a dip in the ocean with their wedding clothes on. It was a blast and we got some fun - and somewhat unique - pictures. They did the same thing at the end of their Engagement Session down in Laguna Beach last year so it was a fitting way to finish the wedding!

Thanks Mark & Laura for letting me capture your day!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Peter + Beth Engagement

I've said it before: some of my favorite sessions are those with friends, family, and people I am close to. Peter has been one of my best friends since college and it was such a privilege to take engagement pictures of him and his fiancee, Beth. They make an amazing couple and I am so excited for them to start their lives together when they get married in December.

We picked the perfect morning to take pictures up at the Irvine Regional Park. The lighting was as good as it gets and Peter and Beth couldn't stop laughing and smiling. The pictures came out great! Herre are a few of my favorites...

Congrats Beth and Peter!