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 at the beautiful Pala Mesa Resort in Fallbrook with my second-shooter/assistant, Shillawna, to photograph the 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 queue (the queue [...]
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, [...]
On Friday, October 12, 2012, my trusty second shooter, Annie, and I were at Lake Oak Meadows in Temecula to photograph the wedding of Kara Hanson and Dean Fox. When we last saw Kara and Dean, it was for their Engagement Portrait session at Glen Arbor Park in Murrieta back in April. I could tell back then that this couple was a very relaxed type. [...]
Some weddings are traditional and some are not. The wedding of Ellaine Loreto and Evan Goss that I photographed in Orange County on September 1st, was a mix of the two, with the traditional Catholic ceremony held at the St. Joachim Catholic Church in Costa Mesa and the not so traditional reception held at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin.
Not only does [...]
On July 7th, while photographing the engagement portrait session for Katherine (Kat) Schnaider and James Matti at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA, we made a spur of the moment decision to also shoot some video to make an engagement video for them.
But, since their original photography permit (required at most places like this) was for still photography only, we had to jump [...]
On July 8th, I was back at Los Willows in Fallbrook for the second time in two months to photograph the wedding of Vi Ly and Steven Aranda. It was way back on October 16th of last year that I photographed Vi and Steven’s Engagement Portrait session at Laguna Beach behind the Montage Resort and Spa. Vi likes to plan ahead!
Los Willows has quickly [...]
On Saturday, June 30th, I was back Wiens Family Cellars in Temecula Wine Country to photograph the wedding of Jill Kovalcin and John Petrizzi. When I photographed them previously on March 31st at Laguna Beach for their Engagement Portraits, I immediately got a sense of John’s natural sense of humor and of Jill’s appreciation for it, as well as their natural chemistry together. I [...]
On Friday, June 8, 2012, my second shooter, Annie, and I were back at the beautiful Pala Mesa Resort in Fallbrook to document the wedding of Jennifer Dominguez and Sergio Gutierrez in photographs!
I have photographed at Pala Mesa Resort many times in the past and it is always a treat. The venue is very photogenic and, combined with such a photogenic couple as Jennifer and [...]
On Sunday, June 3, 2012, my second shoot Annie and I photographed the wedding of Jennifer Cordts and Daniel Hahn at Green Gables, a quaint little historic school house, in San Marcos, CA.
I promise that this bride and groom are NOT hired models and this entire event was not staged just to make me look good! Pin It
Actually, Jennifer had been a [...]
On Saturday May 19th, my second shooter Annie and I were at the beautiful Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego to photograph the wedding of Michelle and Ted Kochanek. The tropical landscaping at the resort makes it easy to imagine that you’re in Hawaii rather than San Diego.
So, I sometimes tend to toss out random “awards” to my brides and grooms — “Most [...]
On Saturday, April 28th, I was back at Wiens Family Cellars with my second shooter, Annie, for Sarah Williams and Jeff Arbuckle’s wedding celebration! Sarah definitely wins the award for Most Happy Bride as she was laughing out loud most of the day. Her laughter is contagious and she had everyone around her smiling as well.
Here are some highlights from Sara and Jeff’s big [...]
On Friday, April 27th, we were at St. Catherine’s of Alexandria church in Temecula and then Wedgewood Banquet and Wedding Trilogy Golf Club in Corona to document the wedding ceremony and reception of Ximena Jimenez and David Navarrete.
Ximena and her bridesmaids were smiling and laughing the whole day, and David and his guys were in an equally happy and relaxed mood. It made for a [...]
Friday the 13th is supposed to bring bad luck. Yet, I have heard it said that rain on your wedding is supposed to be good luck. Try explaining that to a bride when she’s trying to put on her makeup and the storm has just cut the power to the building. A lesser woman may have let that get her in a funk, but Kerri [...]
On Sunday, March 31st, we were in Laguna Beach at one of my favorite spots just behind the Montage Resort, to photograph engagement portraits for Jill Kovalcin and John Petrizzi. Their wedding will be held June 30th of this year at Wiens Family Cellars in Temecula.
As with many of my wedding clients, Jill and John told me that they are not particularly fond of [...]
On Saturday, March 24th, I drove all the way to Malibu to a beautiful hillside estate to photograph the wedding of Marie Shanks and Michael McCreary. Marie and Michael live in Hawaii. So, the first time I actually met them was when I arrived on the property for the wedding. But, being from Hawaii, they were typically laid back and extremely easy-going the whole day [...]
On Sunday, March 4th, I was a guest on “RKR’s Talk of the Town” radio show on 101.3 KATY-FM in Temecula. I discussed some tips for selecting a wedding photographer, my own photography background, some recent changes in wedding traditions, and some interesting stories from weddings past.
Many thanks to Judy Zulfiqar of RKR Marketing for having me as a guest on the show.
Here is [...]
On Saturday February 4th, 2012 we were at the Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center in Fallbrook to document the wedding of Jill Liggett and Aaron Maurice. Although many of our recent couples have elected to do a “First Look”, they did not want to see each other prior to the ceremony. Yet, they did want to exchange personal handwritten messages to each other, which they [...]