first look

Santa Ana Wedding | Christy + Pauley

It's always a cool thing to me when we book clients who were guests at other weddings that we've photographed. So many different paths have crossed and friendships have developed that otherwise wouldn't have if it weren't for our awesome job. We booked these two lovebirds online and officially met Christy and Pauley for the first time in person on their wedding day! I love that it wasn't awkward at all - that all of their friends and family treated us as one of their own. 

You get to know a couple really well on their wedding day - a day full of highs and (sometimes) stressful lows that exhibit their character. Their dispositions were unperturbed, humble, and gracious. They exuded love towards so many others not counting the love that they have for one another. Their wedding was all things wonderful, pure, and beautiful with lots of tears, heartfelt speeches, laughter, and happiness. 

Together, they got married in the chapel at Calvary Church of Santa Ana (with epic Star Wars music, might I add) and ran off into their future through hundreds of bubbles blown by all their loved ones!

Leonardo + Vanessa | La Cañada Wedding

When I found out that Leonardo and Vanessa got engaged, I was SO excited. When I received a message to meet up with them to shoot their wedding, I was even more excited (Vanessa was my high school Spanish teacher for a few years, so I was jumping up and down)! Both Vanessa and Leonardo are extremely talented artists. From the decor to the dresses and locations, it was all so beautiful and elegant. 

Check out the gorgeous necklace Vanessa made completely from family heirloom jewelry!

Ceremony + Reception: La Cañada Thursday Club
DJ: Joe Flipo
Makeup: Nichole Shockley
Dress: BHLDN