Saturday, October 03, 2015
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I wanted you to see this quiet moment in all its glory. 


Congratulations, Liz and Brian! I'm so happy that even at such a lively, fun event- we managed to sneak in a few quiet moments.




Saturday, September 05, 2015
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Living in Europe, they had to rely on their family to help them pull together this day in Laguna Beach. All they knew was that they wanted to say I Do on the beach where she spent her childhood. The day that unfolded proved to be the most intimate, laid back, relaxed event I've been a part of. After their ceremony, they just talked and danced and laughed and hugged. No timeline. No coordinator. No rushing from one thing to another.

The bartender lost the ring. Then he found it. They lost her bracelet. Then I found it. It seemed every little hurdle, every little hiccup, just got taken in stride. With their eyes on the important stuff, they accomplished what every bride and groom strive to do-

They just sat in the moment, and soaked it all in. 




Tuesday, September 01, 2015
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These two had a dream of a day. They couldn't have asked to be surrounded by more love, more support, more heavenly light.

A dream. Zzzzzzzzzzzz......




Love you two- and how you love each other. Loveity love love.


Thanks as always to my partner in crime, my second shooter Kym Vitar. You already know how I feel about you. 


Venue: Falkner Winery

Tuesday, September 01, 2015
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Hungarian traditions (egg in the trousers- what?!), family bonds, and a bazillion laughs.

The drizzling rain couldn't stop this celebration. 





Congratultations Ben and Tunde! 



Getting ready venue: Mission Inn

Ceremony: First Congregational Church of Riverside

Reception: Redlands Country Club

Planners: Cross + Swan

Florals: Denise Hertel

Hungarian entertainment: Karpatok Hungarian Folk Ensemble


A million and two thanks to Heather of JMFoto for second shooting this one with me. Your vision astounds and angers me, simultaneously, and it was a joy to have you by my side.

Friday, February 13, 2015
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That land. That light. That look.

That love. 






Celena and Jonathan- You already know how much I adore you.

Now the world knows how much you adore each other. 



Venue: Hans Fahden Vineyards

Second photographer: Kym Vitar Photography