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This one time @cchangphoto and I were traveling in Thailand and we decided to indulge in what we thought would be a relaxing full body scrub at one of the local spas (when in Thailand). They put us together in a freezing cold room on a hard table and covered us with a thin sheet that stuck to the scrub mixture on our bodies. For a full hour we were scrubbed in nooks and crannies we didn’t even know existed and our “relaxing” scrub soon became what I felt was closer to a slow form of torture. One of my fondest memories from that trip was lying there naked, vulnerable, and freezing cold, looking over at Christine next to me and simultaneously bursting out with uncontrollable giggling. If you look closely at this image, you can see her reliving the trauma. Do you guys have any crazy travel stories? • • •#ocweddingphotographer #travelstories #thailandtravel #theculverhotel #culverhotel #kellyzhang #naturallightportrait #naturallightweddingphotographer #socalwedding #sunstonewedding #kestralparkwedding #sunstonewinerywedding #bacararesort #franciscangardenswedding #adamsonhouse #roblarwinery #hummingbirdnestranchwedding #hammerskyvineyardwedding #mastinlabs
Tables were stained with a Natural Danish Oil which stains, seals and protects the wood. The oil brings out the natural look and feel of the wood. #watcodanishoil #farmhousetable #farmtable #socalwedding #palmspringswedding #oakglenwedding #engaged #weddingrentals #weddingplanning #rusticweddingdecor #bridetobe #wedding #weddingonabudget #inlandempireweddings #riversideweddings #temeculawedding
Soft glamorous waves! These elegant waves has been one of the most requested #hairstyle for 2018! From Soft waves to Define waves...which one do you prefer? 1 or 2? 👰👸👰👸👰👸👰👸👰👸👰👸👰👸👰👸👰👸👰👸👰
Little rings details always make me giggly inside 😝
Guys, it’s almost Christmas. IT’S. ALMOST. CHRISTMAS. . Breathe. . You got this. I got this. . Holidays can be tough for a lot of us. And being away from those we hold dear this time of year is never easy. I’ve been struggling with this pain over the Thanksgiving holiday and now that Christmas is right around the corner I’m doing my best to find my family where I am. I’ll be with my kids and my girlfriend and will most likely randomly see my parents and 2 of my brothers. It’ll be unconventional and new and I’m eagerly waiting to see it played out. I’m sure I’ll feel the labor pains of change again this season. It’s evident when I think about my own feelings this time of year, why others hate the holidays. But I can only hope to encourage you all to please find your people. Find those folks in your life that see the good in you and bring it out. Spend time eating yummy food, laughing, watching movies and enjoying your life. Please, do that for you. Because I’m going to try to do it for me. . I wish you all the most magical holiday time. — Photo by: @chriswojdak
This is one of those that you are not going to forget, this one is going to be hard to top!!!!!! Who’s got the next challenge for us????
I really do have the best clients. It means the world to me that you not only trust me to photograph one of the most important and intimate days of your lives, but that you are happy with the experience and the results. I appreciate each of you and the kind words you have shared on the Knot, and mostly I appreciate your friendships. Now, I look forward to all the new babies in 2019! Seriously, there are going to be SO MANY BABIES! 👶👶👶👶👶👶Love you guys!!!
Happy Holidays from our family to yours ✨🎄 Love, the ILYME team xo
Serious back GOALS 😍👏🏽 loving the @enzoani Lesley gown ✨ @enzoani is available at our Pasadena and Walnut Creek boutiques so call now! (📸: @arsine_karozabridalinc )
Love a dramatic orchid moment 😏✨
You're my person! Congratulations Megan + Jordan! . . . Design + Planning: @detailsdarling Photo: @marycostaphoto Catering + Bar: @mihocateringco @barcon_ Floral Design: @layeredvintage @_tinyvictories Rentals: @adorefolklore Videography: @sj.video Tabletop: @hostesshaven Signage & Calligraphy @kenzie_swift
Command performance - Culinary perfection photo by @alexneumannphoto
Dreamy installation I designed for @thefilmphotographersworkshop this year. Only @takenbysarah could photograph flowers this beautifully in black & white 🖤 Model // @brooklyn_elli Venue // @temeculacreekinn Dress // @weekendweddingdress HMUA // @faces_by_frances Flowers // @uptongreyfloral Bloom Supplier // @florabundanceinc
#squadsuitgoals When you are simultaneously happy about getting married, as well as your suit choice. Our customers' Huntington Beach Barn wedding is on friartux.com/blog today, check it. 🐎 Menswear: Cobalt Notch Lapel Suit by Allure Men Venue: Red Horse Barn Event Venue |Photography: @mackennawaterhouse | Wedding Gown: @essenseofaustralia | Cake: @cinderellacakes . . . #wedding #weddingday #weddingplanning #weddingvibes #weddinggoals #weddinginspo #socalwedding #californiawedding #ranchwedding #barnwedding #outdoorwedding #huntingtonbeachwedding #huntingtonbeach #love #cute #inspiration #bride #groom #groomstyle #navysuit #bluesuit #suit #cobaltsuit #longtie #suitandtie #mensfashion #mensstyle #friartux #equestrianwedding
I’m so excited to announce my GIVEAWAY winners!! Thank you to ALL who entered, and if you did not win, and are still interested in a session or package please feel free to contact me! Anyone who entered WILL be eligible for discount! It was SO DIFFICULT to not just pick everyone! :) MENTOR FACETIME: @kp_photoco LOCAL MENTOR + SHADOW: @j.jo.photography FREE COUPLE INCLUDING FLORALS & MAKEUP FROM @_tinyvictories & @kimmdicato : @haleighchandler FREE COUPLE SESSION ONLY: @al11slp HALF OFF WEDDING: @sum__jack @tenaya.dawn.imagery . . . . . . #wanderingweddings #engagedlife #togetherjournal #theknotrealweddings #weddingwire #sandiegophotographer #travelandweddingmagazine #weddingphotoinspiration #loverly #wildrootcollective #weddingwire #muchlove_ig #wedsocal #authenticlovemag #sandiegowedding #junebugweddings #theweddingpic #greenweddingshoes #heyheyhellomay #loveandwildhearts #elopementlove #southerncaliforniawedding #wildelopements #weddingdayready #greenweddingshoes #socalwedding #weddingphotomag
Thank you to everyone who booked with us this past year! 🥰🥰🥰🥰 ・・・ ・・・ #Repost @alexarnoldfoto ・・・ I am so excited to announce that my business won best of the knot 2019! This has been the busiest year yet for me with the most weddings and the most ambitious projects commercially. This year I expanded into food photography, brand development and shot more weddings than any year before. I want to extend a heart felt thank you to any bride and groom who allowed me and my team to be a part of your most cherished day. I love what I do and I could not do it without all of you. Thank you! -Alex #bestoftheknot2019 #bestoftheknot2018 #awardwinningphotographers #weddingphotography #engaged #sacramentoweddingphotographer #veganphotographer #sacramentovegan #californiawedding #nocalwedding #socalwedding
We love it when our couples are down for an adventure! It gives us the opportunity to build a friendship, which is so important to us as well as explore incredible locations for dreamy photos!
Have you entered our giveaway yet?! Check out the previous post for more details! It’s been so fun getting a flood of wedding photos from our fall/winter weddings and reliving all those magical days!
Soft lens flare and these two cuties! 😍
Chandelier details! 🌿 | Planning: @ilanaashley | Floral Design: @bended_knee | Photography: @etherandsmith
These two are giving me all the just married feels, standing next to our Heptagonal Arbor and Joshua Tree Collection arrangements! Couldn’t be happier for these two!🥂
@oak.and.ash is as tasteful as they come. thanks for making my film look amazing 🙏🏼
There is nothing like a group of girlfriends to make a bad day better, and to make life more fun! Tag your best gal pals below! . We were so excited to do a bridesmaids shoot instead of a traditional bride and groom styled shoot...These ladies were a blast- It was like Galentines Day, but in August! . Styling & Direction: @incandescent_bridal Assistant Stylist: @grow.and.blossom Wedding Dress & Denim Jacket: @incandescentbridal Photographers: @angelicagracephoto & @pixelpluie Location & Rentals: @heirloomfox Bride: @faithlvega @castimages Bridesmaids: @nicoledarlene_ @myameow @seeitsmesee @seciboo Florals: @grow.and.blossom MAU: @powderroomchico Bridesmaid outfits, Jewelry, Shoes, Bride Getting Ready look & Bridesmaid Gifts @forelyse Cake: @nhcakes17
I remember seeing all those cute Pinterest pictures of wedding dresses on hangers that say Mrs., girls in robes that match, and cute ring boxes before my wedding. What I didn’t realize in our whirlwind of planning (6 months, yeah, it was a little crazy 😂), is that these were all details I needed to plan and think through ahead of time! Tomorrow I’ll have a blog post on cutest details to add to your wedding day, with links to purchase and everything! 💛💍
Laguna Beach coast wedding is featured on the blog {link in my bio}. View the gallery to see how brave the bride was to get on that rock in the ocean!! @seven4one
Completely fell in love with Oregon 😍✨ I wanna go back and the next time I go, I need an adventurous couple who will let me photograph their explorations especially at this gorgeous place 🙏🏽 . . Has anyone ever been to Oregon? What was your favorite spot?
An invitation creates anticipation for the event. And this one created lots of hype!🎉 The beauty of this invitation was all in the details! The inspiration was the Carousel across from the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France with it’s gold filigree and pastel details. The folio was white velvet with the US grant logo in gold foil on the front and framed in laser cut pink cherry blossoms (inspired by those that line the Seine in the spring). Finishing off this suite with elegance, the inside of the invitation was luxurious cotton paper with soft watercolor touches and gold foil. ✨
New at Bellasposa: 'Pura' by Morilee Sleeves, please! How gorgeous are these long sleeves with the off-shoulder neckline? Visit our link in bio to see more of this dress, then call 909-758-0176 to schedule your appointment. #morilee #sayyestothedress #isaidyes #bellasposabride #bellasposabridal #socalbride #socalwedding #wedding #weddingday #weddinginspiration #weddingideas #weddingplanning #weddingdetails #weddingdress #weddinggown #bridalgown #bridaldesigner #weddingfashion #weddingstyle #ido #bride #bridal #engagement #engaged #justengaged #newlyengaged #bridetobe #engagementring
This is the kind of a first look that one only hears about in legends! Talk about genuine! This short snippet comes from the longer cinematic wedding film for Lindsey + Ryan. The full film is a special tribute to an epic day! To watch it, click on the link in my bio or follow this url: vimeo.com/302107795 • Thank you to the beautiful couple and the beautiful team! Venue + Food: @eventsbyrincon Dress: @laceandbustle DJ/Photobooth: @BouquetSound Florist: @thetwistedtwig Photography: @brandonericaphotography Transportation: @santabarbaraairbus#beachwedding #weddingvideo #weddingfilm #weddingvideographer #weddingvideography #weddingcinema #ido #instawedding #socalwedding #weddinginspiration #wedding #weddings #weddingday #justmarried #santabarbarawedding
18 mores days left for 2018. Who else has been planning trips for 2019?!! 😬😝
You always on my mind💫 . Balerinafilms.com for your wedding video
No sure how to call this napkin fold, but we love how it looks! Liens: Burgundy Velvet Napkins: Gold Lamour
The best dressed crew yet. 👌👌
‼️CALLING PHOTOGRAPHERS!‼️ 📸 I'm putting together a handful of workshop opportunities for 2019. I'll be hosting 3 in person workshops and offering a select few 1:1 in person mentorships. ⬇️ TELL ME > Where do you want these to be held? AND what month? . ➡️DM ME > if you'd like to be added to my mailing list to receive all the latest info!! . #heatherpaynephotography #richardphotolab #filmphotographer #mamiya645 #photographyworkshop #photographyleader #Mentorship #destinationwedding #destinationweddingphotographer #californiawedding #caliwedding #caliweddingphotographer #tuscanywedding #tuscanyweddingphotographer #italywedding #italyweddingphotographer #comowedding #elopementphotographer #franceweddingphotographer #socalwedding #sunstonewinery #engaged #couturebride #weddinginspo #travel #instadaily #pursuepretty #weddings #photography
#tbt 💖 Sometimes we get to be GUESTS at the weddings we plan! #friendswedding 📸- @mmellphoto
I love it when you work with fantastic people and you are all able bring elements and resources together to create something beautiful. ❤️😘 . Style Shoot Coordinator: @indywedding2nd Floral Designer: @carolyngolabowski Model: @oneearthonejourney
So apparently there’s a meteor shower tonight 👀 anyone down for a quick trip to the desert?? APPLY IN MY DMS SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY
Join us this Saturday from 11am-6pm for @bergamotsantamonica Annual open house event! We will be hosting @i.am.j.mason @haroldandmaude @lotte.99 at our space in F1b - along with scented candles, wreaths and holiday ornaments for all of your gifting needs! See you Saturday!! #shoplocal #shopsantamonica #bergamotstation #lillabello
Lavender loveliness 💜 #lavenderflowers
We still have a few weeks left until the end of the year, but I’m already in a reflective mindset. 2018 has been a great year for JME, and a lot of it is because I’ve got some awesome people I can count on - I love and appreciate my team! We’re usually the ones running the show from behind the scenes, but we got a chance to be in front of the camera lens thanks you @jenjarphoto ! I think we clean up pretty nice, yeah? 😄 And yes, we really do enjoy each other’s company 👯‍♀️! #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #teamwork #meettheteam #teamworkthursday #dreamteam
I dont know how I got so lucky to have had the best vendors at my wedding but I feel completely blessed! I 100% refer these people to everyone as much as possible because they were all ah-mazing at what they do! Couldn't be more grateful and I love keeping in contact with them. Advice to any future brides: treat your vendors like friends and family cuz they're the backbone to making everything go smoothly. #forevergrateful Video: @vierphotoandvideo Photo: @golden_arrow_photo DJ: @djdominiq with @bouquetsound Reception coordinator: @rtelias @chaffeycollegecccevents Planner, florals, therapist (or whatever fits lol): @manuelacoutobettencourt MUA: @beauty.sync Hair: Tina @soniashairboutique #weddingvendors #weddinggoals #weddinginspo #blessedwiththebest #wedding #amillionthankyous #socalwedding #solucky #dj #videographer #weddingphotographer #mua
I’ve been OBSESSING about upping our skincare game in preparation for the wedding🧖🏻‍♀️ I moved to a new climate this year, and the winter weather is affecting me in so many ways, including my skin! I’ve used the same skincare products for years and I have been loving trying out all the new goodies I’ve picked up lately. Which of your holy grail skincare products should I try next?? ⬇️
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