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Happy Friday + Paris engagement

Happy Friday! We have zero weekend plans, which makes me want to do something fun and new. Maybe the zoo? Probably just the park, but I can dream big. Before you check out from the internet until Monday (you do check out, right?!), head over to my friend Matthew Morgan’s blog to see his latest engagement shoot, shot in Paris. Love love love. You can see more of his work that I have blogged about here.




(nothing better than a sparkling Eiffel Tower)

March 1, 2012   2 Comments


Love this neckline.


(Amelia Lyon via 100 Layer Cake)

March 23, 2011   4 Comments

my day: getting ready

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Like I had said before, the morning of the wedding I felt so sick. I don’t know what it was! I think it had to do with worrying about everything coming together just right. I knew that none of it really mattered, that it would be great and I was getting married, but I still worried. My sister put out a great spread for breakfast including mimosas… I couldn’t even drink one! It was terrible!  But once the photographers arrived, my nervousness started to fade. I think I just became to busy to be nervous. It was a full and semi-rushed morning, but getting ready at my parents house with all of my friends is a memory I will always keep.

Tips: We kind of made life a little more difficult by having a morning wedding and a cocktail reception, which worked in many ways but left us super crunched for time.  The ceremony was at 10:00 am, plus we had to take pictures beforehand because the reception was going to be too short to waste an hour of it taking pictures. So… we woke up at 5:00 am. Ugh. The hair dressers got there around 5:15 and the photographers showed up at 7:00. We were out of the house around 8:30 to take maids and grooms pictures and then to do the first look and the family pictures. Like I said, it was rushed. But rushed pictures was worth having the daytime wedding (which ended up saving us a ton of money).

We wouldn’t have been able to do it without having two photographers. I HIGHLY recommend having two photographers. Miah and Mike of Studio 7 were amazing. They have years of experience working together and once they arrived they were like a machine. Mike left to take the groomsman pictures while Miah took us maids out for ours, which saved us a ton of time.  I can’t say enough great things about these two photographers and would recommend them to any bride.  They are based out of Orange County but are happy to travel as well. You can check out their website here and their blog here.

September 7, 2009   6 Comments

Jeep love

I don’t know what it is lately, but Jeeps seem to be in the air. My dad just bought one and now I see this!  My cousin recently got engaged (yay!) and had engagement photos taken of her and her man 4-Wheeling in their beautiful home state of Alaska. How gorgeous are these photos?!  You can see the rest of them over at Philip Casey’s blog.

June 9, 2009   6 Comments


Update: The quote I received was based on event specifications (5 hours is $1350) Totally worth it, just not in our budget 🙁  Quotes differ depending on the event so for sure contact them if you are interested! It can’t hurt to ask!

I have an email in to this company, Lensley, (based in LA) to find out their rates. This thing is awesome.

April 29, 2009   8 Comments


I know…

I am so sorry…

Can you forgive me….

Here, take these as a peace offering….

A ceremony held in the deep end of a pool. Seriously.

And some darn cute bridesmaid dresses.

(all images from this amazing photographer)

April 8, 2009   13 Comments

happy new year!

Today is already day 2 of 2009… crazy.  I want to take a second to thank all of my readers.  Thank you for the emails, the comments, the kind words and for helping to grow this blog. This community has helped me so much in my own life and I am blessed to be a part of it 🙂  

Ok, enough mushy mushy 🙂 I am going to start today of with one of my favorite things. Finding pictures of other people at your venue! These images were taken in the gardens of the mission, shot by the very talented Amelia Lyon.

So gorgeous!  I’m not sure how many posts I will get up today… I am hoping the boss man will let us leave early, but who knows. It is such a waste of a day. To get off yesterday and not today… annoying. At least I am in jeans and eating a donut! (but I took the stairs up to my office on the 3rd floor, so I am still being healthy 😉 ) 

Happy New Year!

January 2, 2009   4 Comments


Love it. Her hair piece, their expressions, and the warmth that this picture evokes.  Shot by her.

December 23, 2008   1 Comment


… from the wedding i just finished editing. A couple from across the pond got married here in Dana Point and everything from the hair to the dress to the couple shots are crave worthy. Here is just a teaser for you while I get the rest of the posts ready, should have them to you in the next day or so 🙂

shot by him, of course. 

Oh, I am also working on getting a special blog email address for anyone who wants to contact me! You know, to send me real weddings, request topics, ask me about invites or just to say hi! 🙂 Thanks again to all of my readers, I really appreciate knowing that people come here to see what I have to say (or maybe just the pictures I have to show) and I love love love every comment I get. This blogging community has helped me so much already in my wedding planning, and I can only hope that my blog helps some of you out there too 🙂

November 12, 2008   3 Comments

love it

My two favorite new photos from my friend Matthew.

Check out his blog for more great images!  

And with that I am out. I will be driving up with the family tomorrow to Avila for my grandparents memorial. Have a great weekend I will see you on Monday!

October 30, 2008   2 Comments