On July 19, 2014, Leigh Gardner and Rachel Duquette were married at Zin Estate in Temecula Wine Country with the love and support of their family and friends cheering them on!
Some weddings just have that extra bit of happiness and absence of stress and/or drama, and this was definitely one of those weddings.
Photographing weddings can be hard at times, but days like this [...]
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This will be held at the awesome Madam Palooza Emporium in Murrieta on Sunday, April 6th from 11am-2pm. Only $99 !
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On Saturday October 12, 2013, it was time for a Falkner Winery Wedding in Temecula, CA for Britney Meadows and James Thom. On this day, my lovely and talented photographer friend, Lauren Jaye, was in town and I commandeered her as my Second Shooter for this event. Lauren is a blast. Britney and James are a blast. Britney’s mother is a blast! So… the whole [...]
On September 28th, we were back in beautiful Temecula Wine Country to photograph the Wilson Creek Winery Wedding of Nicole Cannizzaro and Nathan Ring. I love photographing weddings at Wilson Creek Winery. The staff there are always on top of things, and the venue is filled with photogenic locations.
And, although I have photographed many weddings and engagement portrait sessions at Wilson Creek, this [...]
Attention Ladies! Now is the time to book your Boudoir Portrait session if you’d like to have a special gift of YOU to give to your lover for Christmas! Custom boudoir portrait sessions will be available throughout the month of November with a few select appointments in early December!!
Visit our Boudoir Portrait page for more session details.
Here are some highlights from Priscilla’s sizzling [...]
On Thursday, September 5th, we were in Temecula Wine Country for the Longshadow Ranch Winery wedding of Jenifer Martin and Brett Klaus. Jenifer is no stranger to my cameras as she has hired us to photograph boudoir portraits for her not just once, but twice before (see HERE and HERE). So, needless to say, when it came time for her to select her [...]
WEDDING ALBUMS. We sell wedding albums. In fact, our business is selling wedding albums, not wedding photography. Wedding albums are our end product, and wedding photography is what we shoot in order to create that.
After all the time, creativity, money and heart(ache) that you’re no doubt investing in your wedding, the wedding album is where it all comes together to chronicle the story of your [...]
On July 20th, my talented second shooter, Chloe Atnip, and I were way out deep in the DeLuz hills of Fallbrook for the wedding of Brittney Porter and Eric LaBlanc at the Enchanted Forest.
This was the first time that I have photographed an event at The Enchanted Forest wedding venue, and I certainly hope it is not the last. This place is not only [...]
It always makes a small business owner feel good when their clients like them enough to refer them to family and friends! It’s the sign that you’re doing something right.
If you follow our blog, you may recall that I had photographed the wedding of Cherina Hardiman and Joe Emery back in October, 2010 (check out their beautiful images here). Joe, Cherina, and I have [...]
Saturday, July 6th, we were down by the waters of the San Diego Bay to photograph the beautiful Bali Hai Wedding of Christine Mack and Richard Virgo. The weather on the bay was perfect for a wedding on this day. Sunny, but with just enough clouds to break up the sky and a cool breeze coming off the water. Nice!
Christine and her girls got [...]
On a scorching hot June 29th, we were in Temecula for another Wiens Family Cellars Wedding — this time to document the wedding day of Rachel and Joshua Johnson. (Frequent visitors to this blog may remember Rachel and Joshua from their Engagement Portrait session HERE.)
Joshua’s last name is Johnson, and Rachel’s maiden name is Johnson … Rachel sure lucked out! She saved A LOT of [...]
On May 18th, we were just around the corner from our Murrieta home for the beautiful Bella Gardens Estates Wedding of Krystal Munoz and Travis McGee.
This was the first time I had photographed at Bella Gardens Estates. In fact, before Krystal and Travis had booked me to photograph their wedding, I had never even heard of it — and it’s literally five [...]
On May 4th, we were at The Crossings in Carlsbad to document the wedding of Shirley Yacubowicz and Justin Flores. Talk about a relaxed and happy couple! They both were laughing and enjoying the day to the fullest. Justin and his guys were especially playful (and it shows in the highlights below). Clearly wrestling is a big part of Justin’s life!
The Crossings [...]
On Sunday, June 2nd, we met up with Rachel and Joshua and their two cute little dogs at a local Murrieta park for their engagement portrait session. They came prepared with some wine to sip and the dogs were beside themselves with excitement at getting to scamper around in the woodsy area.
Funny thing about dogs… when you want them to sit still [...]
On April 20th, we were back at one of my most frequent (and favorite) wedding venues — Wiens Family Cellars, in Temecula — for the wedding of Jennifer Miller and Alex Ryan.
In order to have more time to spend with their friends and families between the ceremony and reception, Jennifer and Alex elected to do a “First Look”. I hid her out of sight [...]
On April 12th, we were at Wilson Creek Winery in Temecula to document the wedding of Jennifer Trevino and Anthony Perez. We last saw Jennifer and Anthony here almost a year ago to photograph their Engagement Portrait session. That time, the weather was hot and blazing sun. This time, the weather was quite a bit nicer for their wedding day — scattered clouds and [...]
On April 13th, we were at the Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta to document the wedding of Gabrielle Perea and Mark Cowett.
We had just photographed their Engagement Portrait Session six weeks earlier, where they first demonstrated their fondness for retro/vintage looks as well as their playful sense of humor. It was no different on the wedding day as there were lots of [...]
On April 5th, I was back in Fallbrook with my second-shooter/assistant, Shillawna, to photograph the beautiful Pala Mesa Resort wedding of Meagan Smith and Steven Young.
Like us, Maegan and Steven are dog lovers. So much so, that their dog was their Ring Bearer for the ceremony! And he did a great job, running up the aisle on cue (the cue was Steven [...]
Two of my personal favorite local hot spots for photographing engagement portrait sessions are this woodsy park in Murrieta and in Old Town Temecula. When we were discussing location ideas with Britney Meadows and James Thom, they loved both locations. And, why chose when we can do both!
So, on April 6th we met up with them at the park for the first half of [...]
“Deanne” could not wait for Valentine’s Day to give her fiancé his special and sexy gift — a book we designed for her filled with Boudoir Portraits of her that we shot especially for him. She couldn’t wait because his birthday was a couple weeks before Valentine’s Day. So, since the surprise will not be spoiled now, here are just a few of [...]
Some folks prefer to have the biggest wedding they can, while others prefer to keep things as private and intimate as possible. The latter was the case for the wedding of Juanita Smith and Joe LaMuth as they said “I do!” at South Coast Winery in Temecula on November 17th.
A Best Man. A Maid of Honor. An officiant. And four other [...]
Every business owner loves repeat customers and referrals. It is a sign that people love your work. So, I was very happy when Tracy-Lyn Forney wanted to have the same wedding photographer as her brother, Chris, last year — ME! Tracy-Lyn and her fiancé, Jeremy Habig, were married in an intimate and beautiful tropical garden atmosphere at the Hotel Maya in Long Beach on Sunday, [...]