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Adorable, Fair-Inspired Beach Engagement at Balboa Fun Zone in Newport Beach | Carissa & Nico

Since the Orange County Fair is in town, it’s about time I blogged this adorable Balboa Island engagement session in Newport Beach! We headed to the Baloba Fun Zone first, and quickly realized it’s not super poppin on weekdays. We decided to hop onto the Balboa Ferris Wheel…and I quickly learned that ferris wheels are a lot faster than they look… We also stumbled upon this very fitting mural! Carissa is a sea animal trainer so we had to get a cute picture in front of it \ Towards sunset, we head to the beach and dipped our toes...

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PUBLISHED | Foodie, Dim Sum Restaurant Engagement in San Francisco | Krystle & Bradford

UPDATE: This unique engagement session was recently published on Love,inc.! Check it out HERE When I asked Krystle and Bradford if they had any location preferences for their engagement session, they told me they liked large structures and then casually (jokingly…?) mentioned they also loved dim sum. The minute they said that, I got back to them and suggested a dim sum engagement session. I, like any good Asian, LOVE food and especially love dim sum. I also love unique sessions, especially if they incorporate something meaningful! We settled on Hong Kong Lounge II in San Francisco, CA. The...

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PUBLISHED | Romantic, Sunset Engagement at The Venice Canals in Venice Beach | Nichole & Jimmy

UPDATE: This beautiful Venice Canals engagement session was recently published in The Southern California Bride! Check it out and read more wonderful details about how the shoot came together from the couple’s perspective! I’m so excited to share this Venice Beach engagement session because these two happen to be my dear friends! I met Jimmy right around the time I first moved to Orange County – we’ve been friends since, and he even lived on my couch during a short period of time #hustledays. I also remember helping him obtain and deliver Valentine’s day gifts for Nichole many years...

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Rustic Lake Forest Wedding | Kelene & Mitch

It’s wedding season right now which means it hasn’t been easy to blog, but I’ve just been itching to showcase this rustic, Orange County wedding! Kelene and Mitch had a perfect, adorable, DIY, wedding last month! Their ceremony was held at Heritage Hill Historical park in Lake Forest, CA, and then everyone head over to Mitch’s Father’s beautiful backyard! The two met during HIGH SCHOOL and have been together since!! How perfect are these bridesmaids?! And how drop dead gorgeous is Kelene?! Pre first-look jitters… Quickly turned into the sweetest moments After their first look it was time for...

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PUBLISHED | Rustic Wedding at The Newland Barn in Huntington Beach | Carly & Kevin

Update: This beautiful rustic, DIY wedding was featured on Budget Savvy Bride! See the article here. Carly and Kevin are one of the sweetest couples I’ve ever worked with! Carly was on top all the wedding planning from the very beginning and such a joy. I did an engagement session with them at the gorgeous Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at CSULB back in December, and the way they look at each other and interact was heart melting fire. I couldn’t wait to capture their wedding! They got married at The Newland Barn in Huntington Beach, CA, surrounded by...

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