Lisa & Rob

Lisa and Rob came to me wanting a portrait session to celebrate their 1 year marriage anniversary.  I knew this was going to be such a fun shoot from the moment we started the planning.  Lisa was so eager and willing to help hash everything out; from color palettes, to location ideas, to the overall mood of the pictures.  In getting to know their story, Lisa told me (just off the cuff) that they had their first kiss at the canals down on Venice Beach.  We both came to the simultaneous realization that we had to shoot where it all started.  And so it was set.  And already were on the same wavelength on where these pictures were going!

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Come the day of the shoot, I have to say, I've never seen people so comfortable in front of the camera!  They were so relaxed and disarmed, they really allowed me to capture the best they had to offer.  And they had a lot to offer!  Both of them were able to deliver striking, thought-provoking glances and then at the drop of a hat, Rob would whisper something in Lisa's ear and they would both break out into a genuine belly laugh!  As a photographer, it was a true joy to be able to be kept on my toes and anticipating the next moment.

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Lisa and Rob have been married for a year now, but after spending the evening with them, it's abundantly clear that they are still engulfed in the honeymoon stage!  The joy and passion they get from just being around each other was infectious.  I would catch myself smiling behind the camera just because they were smiling.  The joy is wonderful to see, but the love they have for each other is abundantly obvious to feel.  At one point during the shoot, I had to actually stop them from kissing so that I could get a picture or two of them looking my way!  That lasted maybe 5 minutes before at least one of them had to be kissing the forehead or cheek of the other...which ended up being an absolutely adorable picture.

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It was an absolute pleasure to work with Lisa and Rob.  They were a joy to work with but even more of a joy to get to know.  Thank you so much Lisa and Rob for allowing me to share in your anniversary celebration.  Relish in that honeymoon stage!  Cheers...

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Jess and Brian

Jess and Brian are my kind of couple.  You know you have a special relationship when two people can communicate so much without ever speaking a word.  That's Jess and Brian.  With just a simple glance, they could make each other burst out laughing.  That pretty much encapsulates my time capturing their big day.  It was so full of joy, and laughter.  

Doesn't that cake make you want to frame it and devour it all at the same time!?

Now you could say that rings true for just about every wedding but with Jess and Brian, there was this overwhelming feeling of "genuine-ness" with every aspect of their wedding.  From the bride and groom themselves, down to the guests and family members that may have even been meeting for the first time.  Everyone GENUINELY enjoyed each other's company and everyone just relished in the fact that they got to be their with Jess and Brian on the start of this new chapter together.  And I'm happy to lump myself in with that group; I couldn't have been more excited to share this with them and capture some moments as the celebrated day 1 as husband and wife.  

Jess is mere minutes from marrying Brian and I think she's kind of excited...

People generally expect weddings to be stressful; but nobody bothered to tell Brian and Jess that.  They were just so excited at the thought of getting married that it seemed like literally everything else took a back seat.  But if you ask me, that's how it SHOULD be!  If I could give one piece of advice to all other bride and grooms, it would be to remember Jess and Brian.  They're here to get married and nothing else.  Kudos to the happy and stress-free couple on that one! 


Can we just take a moment to note how ridiculously good-looking these two are...?

As a photographer, regardless of what's in front of my lens, my goal is to capture the feeling and emotion of a particular moment.  When it comes down to it, Jess and Brian's wedding made my job incredibly easy.