Small wedding. Big love.

 

Danny and Sarah live in Colorado and Sarah dreamed of having a wedding on the beach. What better than Laguna Beach? And Divers Cove in particular. This was last Friday, 6/3. BTW, Danny’s the lead singer in a hot band called 888, who were just at Bottlerock. (Wish I’d been there, too!)

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The tide was definitely iffy, but it cooperated long enough.  High tide was at the exact time the ceremony was to take place and we made it! Good thing there were only about 30 guests.

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Sarah is a beautiful bride. What a smile.

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There aren’t any traditional wedding venues within walking distance of Heisler Park, so I don’t typically get a chance to take this type of photo. Palm trees, grass, AND ocean.

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And I also love the stone benches/sculptures at Heisler. They left the next day for their ‘moon at Zihuatanejo. Hope they come back to visit So. CA. That’s the trouble with photographing destination weddings to Laguna. I often don’t get to see my couples again. Boo hoo.

amanda + brian’s engagement session

I honestly do love every photography session … be it a bar mitzvah, engagement, wedding, or even corporate event. I pride myself on being able to connect with the participants in some intangible way, but every once in a while there is something extra special that happens.

I knew we were making magic together last Sunday, but  when I looked at the results of  this engagement session with Brian and Amanda, I couldn’t have been happier. We had so much fun! How can you NOT have fun with balloons? And they are just the most adorable couple ever.

Enjoy. And spread balloon love!

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Boggled and bogged down with blogging!

THIS COUPLE ROCKED their San Juan Cap engagement session!

I admit it … there just aren’t enough hours in the day for me to find time to blog, let alone Tweet and Pinterest. But, I know the social media thing is important, so I’m going to try to improve and keep ’em coming.

This session was a photographers’ dream. Or, at least this photographer! The couple — Maria Elena and Tony — was so fun, cute and happy to experiment! I brought out my mini blackboards; we wrote their Spanish sweetheart names for each other and got a darling series. But wait, there’s more. You know how much I love ‘story value’ in a photo. Props can add a lot to tell ‘your’ story. Things that are meaningful to you will bring a session to life. Maria and Tony brought along their vintage Mustang, Tony packed his guitar and a picnic basket. (I told you it was a dream!)

This was truly a case where I can’t pick favorites, so I’m loadin’ them at random.

Can hardly wait for their wedding!