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  • The Stories!

    I believe the camera is the most incredible invention ever invented. It captures actual moments and emotions connecting those in the picture forever to the photographer, which is why I love it when the clients become my friends.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and reading these true stories told in words and in pictures. Scroll down or go through the categories to see weddings, engagements or family sessions.
    "A picture captures a moment in life, a reason to remember, holding the ones we Love....Forever in a A Story in Time."

    Weddings, Wedding VenuesA Story in Time Photography, Best Wedding Photographers in Los Angeles - 2013 Bride's Choice Award Winner

Priscilla kept saying, “I just want to see him.” Meanwhile, across town, Kristian anxiously waited for his bride. They had decided that their First Look would be different. He would cover his eyes and uncover them as she walked towards him. Priscilla seemed to run into his outstretched arms. From that moment on, Priscilla was happy and nothing else could bother her… not even when her vows had been misplaced. She just calmly joked and smiled as her Maid of Honor retrieved them and after Kristian read his to her, she said, “I have to hug him.” Kristian and Priscilla hugging is a memory that will always be engraved in my mind…like so many other beautiful moments: Priscilla giving handmade handkerchiefs to her family, her grandmothers being flower girls, train track bridal party tossing of children, a wild dance floor and an amazing sparker exit. Blessed to do what I love!

Special thanks to J.Garcia Images for capturing this shot.

Ceremony and Reception Venue: The beautiful Mitten Building of Redlands.
Hair and Makeup: Priscilla Contreras
Florist: Corona Florist
DJ: DJ Bonez
Cake: Kecks Kakes
Videography: Xavier Moreno- Vier Video
Photography: A Story in Time Photography- Jessie Cadenas, Tyler Wadsworth with the Photography Assistance of Silvia Tarazon.

To see all pictures from this Wedding Story click HERE.

  • Kailie Vongsaga - March 23, 2015 - 1:21 pm


  • klarissa perez - March 23, 2015 - 1:22 pm

    cute coupleReplyCancel

  • Angela Zhang - March 23, 2015 - 1:23 pm

    How prettyReplyCancel

  • Samuel compolongo - March 23, 2015 - 1:23 pm

    Love the first look!!ReplyCancel

  • Faizah per e - March 23, 2015 - 1:24 pm

    Truly amazingReplyCancel

  • emily chiang - March 23, 2015 - 1:24 pm

    beautiful pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Charlene hao - March 23, 2015 - 1:26 pm

    Pretty picturesReplyCancel

  • Daniel Huang - March 23, 2015 - 7:54 pm

    Really nice photos !!!ReplyCancel

Even though the phrase, “Till Death do us part,” exists, I believe love is eternal. Thirteen years ago, Sylvia married the man who asked her out by giving her a bouquet of flowers he picked from his garden. Sammy calls Sylvia, “Bella.” It means beautiful. She calls him, “My Sammy.” He leaves loves her notes on the refrigerator or around the house for her to find.
Years ago, Sammy lost a baby girl. He told Sylvia that he had thought that when he had lost his daughter, that he didn’t know how he would ever get through that. One day, as he sat and watched Sylvia’s daughters with their husbands and the grandkids all playing together, he said, “Look Bella at the beautiful family that you gave to me.”
A few years back, Sylvia was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and he has continuously taken care of her…washing her hair, helping her shower and especially being there for her when she has a physically painful day.
The caretaker roles have now been reversed with his Cancer diagnosis. Sammy is getting weaker, his body is starting to fail him more and more, but the love they have for each other has not diminished and only gotten stronger. As they open their eyes each morning, they appreciate the time God is giving them.

This session was Sammy’s wish. He wanted pictures with Bella and her family…his family.

This session was Sammy’s wish. He wanted pictures with Bella and her family…his family.

To see more pictures from this session click, HERE if the cinematic story does not appear below.

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  • Barbara Logan - February 22, 2015 - 8:08 pm

    These memories will forever be treasured just as much as our wedding pictures are. Thank you is not nearly enough to say for this beautiful gift you gave to my family. My Step Father loves these. Thank you to my 2 angels carrying cameras Jessie and Stephanie. You both did an amazing job!ReplyCancel

This is one of those love stories where he was looking at her, but she was looking at his roommate and the roommate was looking at her too, but neither of them knew it.

Monique had met Manny’s roommates and with her friends, she hung out with them. One of them had a crush on her, but she wasn’t interested. One day, on her 19th birthday, on an outing for ice cream, those roommates introduced her to Manny. Manny’s first words to Monique would be a mumbled, “Happy Birthday.” Manny even bought Monique an ice-cream, in the attempt of helping his crushing roommate but the roommate admitted that Manny had bought the ice-cream. Manny had told his roommate, “Even if a girl says, ‘No,’, still get her something, especially if it’s her birthday and you’re trying to date her!” Manny just stood behind his friends the rest of the time and didn’t say a word. “Bye,” at the end was the most Monique would hear from him…

From time to time, Monique would see Manny come and go. He would literally just come and 5 minutes later leave. Manny was usually off to see his girlfriend or his parents. Meanwhile Manny’s roommate continued his countless and unsuccessful tries to sweep Monique of her feet. Monique started to look forward to seeing Manny and hearing his clever jokes. His, “yo what ups,” had turned into “Mooooooooe! Hey!,” as he petted her on the head.

They were still friends. Monique even met Manny’s girlfriend. It turned out Manny had a lot in common with Monique. It would be a silly game where Manny and Monique would keep getting the same answers and saying them at the same time. This would lead to their first real conversation, some dates and eventually a kiss.
Nothing was official and they ended up moving away from each other because of school, but every time they saw each other, Monique realized that he was the only person she could talk to about anything, act like herself, and feel confident. He was the guy that made her laugh, get her corny jokes, and could tolerate her often dramatic/emotional self!

After 2 years of knowing each other and unofficial dating, Manny unexpectedly left a present at her door. It was a box filled with things about the corny jokes. Everything after that made Monique love Manny more.

He would take her around LA to see new things, experience new places… they loved each other so much that they made a baby unexpectedly 6 months later. As always, the best part of any love story is the unexpected. Monique still jokes that he should have never bought her that ice cream and Manny knows, it’s the best thing he ever did.

To see more pictures click HERE if their Cinematic Story does not appear below:

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Fourteen years ago, it was a rushed ceremony in a court house. Adrian had always wanted to give his beautiful bride the wedding she deserved. So he saved up, bought a ring and nervously proposed again. (Like there was ever a chance Laura would say, “no.”)

The love that Adrian and Laura have for each other is amazing. Many of their family and guests commented that they were the perfect couple… the example.

The Venue: Ponte Winery
Hair and Make up: Corin from Something New Hair and Make- up.
The Officiant: Rev Ron
Florist: Szylvia’s Floral Designs
Cake: Kat Cakes
DJ: Xpressions Entertainment

This Wedding Story was captured by: A Story in Time Photography- Jessie Cadenas, Tyler Wadsworth with the photography assistance of Stephanie Arellanes.

To see all pictures from this event click HERE.

  • Veronica Varos - February 19, 2015 - 2:56 pm

    Such a colorful bouquet! What a creative pair!ReplyCancel

  • Elissa - February 19, 2015 - 6:02 pm

    This is such a beautiful wedding. I love the children in the vineyard and the couple’s emotional first look. So pretty and heartfelt :)ReplyCancel

  • bryan - February 19, 2015 - 6:05 pm

    beautiful work. looks like it was a fun crowd!ReplyCancel

  • Anton Chia - February 19, 2015 - 11:33 pm

    Love the colors! This is amazing work!ReplyCancel

  • heather nan - February 20, 2015 - 8:52 am

    Wonderful work! Such a beautiful celebration.ReplyCancel

  • Mercedes - February 20, 2015 - 6:07 pm

    I love that second to last image! Wonderful, beautiful wedding. Nicely shot :)ReplyCancel

  • Gavin Farrington - February 21, 2015 - 12:06 am

    Great recessional moment. Congrats Adrian and Laura!ReplyCancel

  • Justin R - February 22, 2015 - 8:17 am

    Truly beautiful wedding! Love the shots with children!ReplyCancel

  • james Fear - February 23, 2015 - 3:12 am

    Beautiful love the last shotReplyCancel

Armando and Rocio met because two other people had fallen in love. Rocio’s uncle married Armando’s aunt. (No they are not cousins…think about it.) They were children who played together at family functions. They were teased because they were the same age and looked cute side by side and so they would run away from each other, the moment someone said they would end up together. Fast forward to their senior year in high school. Armando’s eye had been bothering him.(Hmmm..probably from straining his eyes pretending not to look at Rocio.) Rocio, who somehow had gotten his number, texted him and asked him how he was feeling. Armando immediately felt better and suddenly what their families had always known and seen was coming true. They had ended up together.. and it would be forever.

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  • Julisa - February 5, 2015 - 2:38 pm

    I love their love story! Love the pictures with the flare.ReplyCancel

  • emily chiang - February 11, 2015 - 11:02 am

    Beautiful pictures :)ReplyCancel

  • Charlene Hao - February 11, 2015 - 11:02 am

    cool picturesReplyCancel

  • Angela Zhang - February 11, 2015 - 11:02 am

    How pretty!!! Cute picturesReplyCancel

  • Kailie Vongsaga - February 11, 2015 - 11:02 am

    Cute couple! Love the photos :)ReplyCancel

  • Esther Kim - February 11, 2015 - 11:03 am

    amazing pictures! ReplyCancel

  • cyrine lopez - February 11, 2015 - 11:03 am

    Such a love couple!ReplyCancel

  • Samuel compolongo - February 11, 2015 - 11:03 am

    Beautiful pics. Beautiful couple. Beautiful scenery. AMAZING!!!ReplyCancel

  • klarissa perez - February 11, 2015 - 11:03 am

    what beautiful sceneryReplyCancel

  • Richard Shu - February 11, 2015 - 11:03 am

    Simply captivating!ReplyCancel

  • Faizah ahmed - February 11, 2015 - 11:04 am

    Truly amazing
    Supper prettyReplyCancel

  • Matthew Ho - February 11, 2015 - 11:05 am

    Cute coupleReplyCancel

  • Faizah Ahmed - February 11, 2015 - 11:07 am

    Truly amazingReplyCancel

  • Jaxson - February 11, 2015 - 12:32 pm

    Beautiful pictures. When I get married in getting mine taken by youReplyCancel

  • klarissa perez - February 11, 2015 - 6:55 pm

    what a lovely coupleReplyCancel

  • Hugo - February 14, 2015 - 7:39 am

    Awesome pictures ReplyCancel

They had both noticed each other in passing in the first days of college. Just a glance. Nothing more. It was in a computer lab where they both actually looked and Victor had the courage to speak to Carlos. “Are you Gay?,” he asked. Carlos looked up at the man he had been admiring and lied, “No.” Victor rapidly walked away and Carlos immediately regretted his answer. He stood up and walked.. ran after him. He caught up and started explaining. They both had their fears. Neither of them were out. Their room mates, friends and family had no idea the secret they kept, and so began a romance, a love that was worth fighting for and that never should be hidden.

To see more pictures click HERE if their Cinematic Story does not appear below.

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  • Frank - February 2, 2015 - 11:54 am

    Hi!!!!! They look so in love and how wonderful to see this!! I would be privileged to be their DJ if the opportune moment should arise!! Please have them call me and I’ll provide a presentation and consultation in hopes I can be a small part of their Big Day!! Thank you 626-255-3048ReplyCancel

  • Jacob - February 2, 2015 - 2:30 pm

    Jessie!!! Awesome session! You capture love in so many amazing shot!ReplyCancel

  • Samantha Luk - February 2, 2015 - 11:45 pm

    They’re so cute together!(:ReplyCancel

  • heather nan - February 3, 2015 - 12:52 pm

    Ahhh, these are so sweet! Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Isabelle - February 5, 2015 - 8:40 am

    So cute together!!! lovely session.ReplyCancel

  • Albert Palmer - February 6, 2015 - 9:28 am

    Great job- the one at sunset is my favourite – great job :)ReplyCancel

  • Adonye Jaja - February 9, 2015 - 5:55 pm

    So good, yeah that sunset pic is sweeet!ReplyCancel

  • tim - February 10, 2015 - 2:04 am

    you caught some great moments there. awesome set!ReplyCancel

All the Disney Love stories were present at their wedding…. Nala and Simba, Eva and Wall-E, Jasmine and Alladin,  Belle and the Beast,  Ellie and Carl and of course Mickey and Minnie. Rick wore the grape soda bottle cap from the movie, “Up.” Lindsey was his princess and he was her Prince Charming.  They and their bridal party all wore  hero themed socks with their boots. Their guest signed their Adventure Book, and the bridal party wore Mickey ears as they walked into the reception. Every table was a different ride at Disneyland and every guest received Disney buttons and Fast Passes for their tables. Lindsey’s dad literally wore his heart on chest.  This is a story where you know, “It’s Happily Ever After!”

Every table was different Disneyland Ride

Venue: Castaway Restaurant in Burbank, California.
Hair and Make up: Ashleigh Acquazzino
Dj and Master of Ceremonies:  Dave Mancini – MC/DJ
Cake: Sofia’s Creations- (661) 917-0674
Photography- A Story in Time Photography- Jessie Cadenas, Stephanie Arellanes with the assistance of Jesse Ulloa.

To see all pictures taken at this wedding click HERE

  • emily chiang - January 27, 2015 - 12:22 pm

    Amazing pictures! Very creative and fun wedding! :DReplyCancel

  • Kailie Vongsaga - January 27, 2015 - 12:23 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!!! Love this!ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa Romero - January 27, 2015 - 7:42 pm

    Beautiful cake and gorgeous photos!ReplyCancel

  • Fotograf Gdańsk - January 29, 2015 - 7:54 am

    Lovely wedding! You captured their day perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • David Woodcock - February 3, 2015 - 2:06 am

    Beautiful wedding coverage of a lovely day.ReplyCancel

Venue: Whispering Oaks Terrace in Temecula
Make up and Hair:
Photography: A Story in Time Photography- Jessie Cadenas and Tyler Wadsworth with the photography assistance of Silvia Tarazón.

To see all the pictures taken on this day, click HERE.

  • Royce Park - February 11, 2015 - 12:30 pm

    Great pictures!!ReplyCancel

  • Edward Kim - February 11, 2015 - 12:31 pm

    The flowers looks so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Alfred Zhuang - February 11, 2015 - 12:32 pm

    Amazing picturesReplyCancel

  • Aaron Ung - February 11, 2015 - 12:32 pm

    Beautiful wedding.ReplyCancel

  • Emily Cho - February 11, 2015 - 12:35 pm

    GREAT PICTURES!! The decoration is so pretty:))ReplyCancel

  • Hannah Choi - February 11, 2015 - 12:37 pm

    U guys look so happy! Congrats :)ReplyCancel

35 Wedding Stories and 3 Quinceañeras over the last two years graced my camera. I had wedding stories that included pink dogs, trampoline jumping couples, grooms getting pushed into pools, a bride crashing a Hawaiian show and dancing, a ring bearer wearing an actual bear costume and a couple who immediately after their wedding  became guests at their parents 25th Anniversary. I got to capture beautiful details: Green shoes, beautiful Hawaiian flowers,  jewelry that had been worn by grandmothers and wedding rings. I captured emotions: the First Look of a groom when he saw her, tears during a Father/Daughter Dance and laughter during the toasts. I got to capture amazing moments: Children laughing as the couple kissed, Grooms who wiped tears during the ceremony, bridal parties who messed around and beautiful, amazing brides. I am blessed to do what I love!

To see more pictures from each wedding click on their names.

Hannover and Ylianna

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Chris and Aurora

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Jacob and Veronica

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David and Amanda

Steve and Barbara

Josh and Jessica

Jimmy and Rachel

Lorena and Eric

Robert and Dennise

Mark and Sandra

Keith and Olivia

Jamie and Jamie

Andrew and Melissa


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Dakira and Joseph

Amanda and Nick

Adam and Shannon

Bryan and Jessica

Marisela and Steve

Travis and Becca

Andrew and Elizabeth

Milano and Kristen


Marleny and Tomas

Jaime and Nancy

Adrian and Sonia

Billy and Julie

Bernice and Austin

Clint and Holly

Alana and Justin

Anna and Steven

Roxane and Guillermo

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Miguel and Katie

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Daniel and Jacqueline

Sarah and Rich

Michael and Alexis

José and Stephanie

  • Richard Shu - January 8, 2015 - 12:58 pm

    Amazing pictures!!!ReplyCancel

  • Emily Cho - January 8, 2015 - 3:29 pm

    Great photography! Beautiful pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Alfred Zhuang - January 8, 2015 - 4:15 pm

    Beautiful pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Royce Park - January 13, 2015 - 2:41 pm

    Nice picturesReplyCancel