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 [...]
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, [...]
Katherine Schnaider and James Matti were married on October 27, 2012 at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Fallbrook, and then celebrated with a reception at beautiful Lake Oak Meadows in Temecula. What a great day! We lucked out with excellent weather, and Kat and James had a fantastic time!
During their outdoor reception, they used a digital projector and large screen to show [...]
On Saturday, October 13, 2012 we photographed the beautiful winery wedding of Traci Lambert and Andy Field at Gershon Bachus Vintners in Temecula, CA.
We last saw Traci and Andy in August when we photographed their engagement portrait session on the beautiful Tenaja Trail in Murrieta.
Here is a sampling of our favorite images. To view the entire collection of images and to order prints from [...]
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. [...]
On Thursday, October 4, 2012, Loren and I photographed the wedding of Amanda O’Neill and Jared Lutrus at Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula Wine Country. Mount Palomar is a beautiful venue, and quickly becoming one of our favorites to photograph at. The grounds feature beautiful trees and plenty of shade (a commodity in wine country, especially on a hot day!). And, at night, hundreds of [...]
On Saturday, August 25, 2012, Marla Elliott and Donald Haake were married in an intimate ceremony on the grounds of beautiful Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, CA encircled by their closest friends and family.
To view Marla and Don’s entire web gallery or to order prints from this wedding, please visit www.pictage.com/1321988
Congratulations to Sabrina Osse and Geoff Schultz, who were married on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at Wiens Family Cellars.
Let’s start off by pointing out that September 15th was a HOT day in Temecula! Definitely one of the hotter and drier days that we’ve worked during this summer. The outside temperature peaked at somewhere near 103 degrees, and there was very little breeze so of course [...]
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 Friday, August 3, 2012 we documented the wedding of Chelsea Thompson and Joe Pambianco at Los Willows in Fallbrook. Here are our favorite images from their gorgeous wedding!
To view the entire collection, please visit Chelsea and Joe’s wedding web gallery at www.pictage.com/1294241. Photography by Loren and Rachel
On July 23, 2012, our studio photographed a rare Monday wedding at Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula Wine Country. This wedding was photographed by Annie and I (Rachel), Annie as lead and me assisting. We met bride Ashley Perkins in the bridal suite to capture a few candid moments followed by some beautiful bridal portraits before she was to meet her fiance, Mark Symons, at [...]
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!
Actually, Jennifer had been a guest [...]
On Friday, June 1, 2012, Loren and Annie photographed the wedding of Danielle Schindler and Troy Rogers. Danielle and Troy were married in an elegant lakeside ceremony at Los Willows in Fallbrook, CA.
It was such an emotional day, especially for Danielle’s Dad, who teared up quite a bit when he first saw his little girl in her gown. Their interaction made for beautiful pictures! After [...]
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 [...]