jake and kim photography

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!

SoCal Maternity Session - Winners of our free Easter Giveaway Shoot | Tim + Rachel

This last May (2015), Jake and I had the pleasure of shooting Tim + Rachel's wedding up north near Grass Valley, at the Miner's Foundry. We first met Tim when he was a groomsman in a wedding that we shot. Tim and Rachel are seriously one of the most fun, silly, laid-back yet adventurous couples. We've absolutely loved getting to know them and witness not only their marriage, but these next stages as they're getting ready to be parents!

A week before this Easter, we held a scavenger hunt contest on our website, and the winner (Tim + Rachel) received a free photo shoot! We were so shocked and excited to hear that they were willing to come all the way down just for the shoot! 

We did the entire shoot in Tim's aunt + uncle's beautiful home garden!