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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.
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The excitement from La Arrolladora Banda Limón Concert filled the air. Miguel was celebrating his birthday. Little did he know that he was about to receive the most amazing present. He was about to meet Mariela, the woman who would immediately capture his heart. Mariela had heard about Miguel from mutual friends who believed they would be perfect for each other. Miguel and Mariela soon realized they complimented each other perfectly. Where he brought calm, she brought excitement. Their morals and values…their love for their families were equal. So what had begun at one birthday celebration would continue at another. Miguel took Mariela to the Queen Mary for dinner. It was her birthday. He insisted they look through the telescope. Miguel searched and searched for what he wanted Mariela to see. She grew impatient. She had no idea what he could be looking for that could be so important. Suddenly, he found it. Mariela looked. There in the distance, brought closer to view in the telescope was the Light House in Long Beach. The words, “Mariela, will you marry me?” were lit on it. Mariela turned from the telescope to find Miguel on one knee holding a ring. She said, “Yes.” =

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Miguel loves Mariela

Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Hurst Ranch

Make up- Jennifer Pham from Phamous Beauty
Hair- Marina Colombero- Live,Love, Hair.
Florist- Luxury Florist
DJ- DJ Eddie Gallegos

Photography: A Story in Time Photography – With special thanks to Jesse Garcia for lending his talents in capturing this Wedding Story.

Quintero Wedding

As the Mustang approached carrying his beautiful bride to be, Steven bit his bottom lip. The girl who had captured his heart in high school, never stopped smiling keeping her eyes fixed on him. Moments before, Jessica’s parents had prayed over her, asking God to bless her marriage. There had been tears of happiness, but now there were only smiles. Before God, family and friend Steven and Jessica promised to love each other forever.

Venue: R & M Ranch, Glendora.
Hair and Make up: Rosa’s Hair Salon
DJ: Dance Syndicate
Photography: A Story in Time– Jessie Cadenas, Tyler Wadsworth with the photography assistance of Jesse Ulloa.

Wedding Gallery

Smiles and giggles, kind brown eyes and tons of energy are the best way to describe Diana and Catherine. I get to brag that I took some quick headshots and a couple of portraits of these beautiful kids. Blessed to do what I love!

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  • lita - August 12, 2015 - 6:27 am

    Lovely photos and beautifully done.ReplyCancel

I remember asking Diana, years ago, how she had met her husband. (Yes, I am a romantic. I am fascinated by love stories.) She said that Malik was a guy that she kept trying to set up with her friends, then she realized, “Wait. Why do I want anyone else to have him?” I also remember her plans on starting a family, the first time she announced she was expecting and the first time I saw Leila, chubby cheeks and big eyes staring back at me. She was the kid that hung out with mommy and her friends in what we called Lemur Meetings. Before I knew it, Leila had a sister… Aleya. Yes, Malik has his hands full with three beautiful women in his life…. the calm one that loves to be in his arms, the one who will be a model (feeling sorry for the boys that try to date her and have to meet her daddy) and the one who will run circles around him. Love is a beautiful family.[/caption]

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Love began as awkward middle school glances. Each thought the other was cute, but teenage shyness kept them from pursuing anything else. They would go to different high schools, colleges and through it all the memory of the middle school crush stayed. It wasn’t until after college when love reunited them again. They were at a restaurant in Huntington Beach, each with a group of friends. The shy boy was now a strong man, and the timid girl was a beautiful woman, but they still recognized each other immediately, because love sees more than the physical.. it sees a soul. This time, Davis did not hesitate in ushering Haleigh away from the crowd. They talked, reconnected and after a few weeks of hanging out, Davis asked Haleigh to be his girlfriend.
Fast forward a few years. It was at the Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival. After listening to a country concert, they walked through wineries. There, among the grapevines at sunset, Davis dropped to one knee and asked Haleigh to be his forever. She said, “Yes.” Love had always been more than a glimpse and a crush. It had been true. ]

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  • Sandy Hunter - August 7, 2015 - 4:35 am

    Love these pictures!! So Beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

Their love story began when they were thousands of miles away from each other. Kevin started his new job while Jennifer was on vacation. When she came back, since he was new and she was in Human Resources, she interviewed him. If anyone at this point was interested in the other, they didn’t let each other know it. Two people dating in the company was frowned on, so they became friends who smiled at each other, then good friends who went to lunch, then best friends who worked out together. Kevin even asked Jennifer’s father permission to date her. (He was helping him carry a TV at the time. How could he say, “No,”?)
Fast forward to New York, where Kevin walked with Jennifer around Central Park and walked some more and some more, pausing here and there. He was actually making time waiting for the photographer who he had hired to show up and capture the event. There on a bench he asked Jennifer three questions. This time he was the one doing the interviewing. The last question was if she would marry him. If she had hidden what she felt years ago, that night she didn’t. She said, “Yes.”

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Rocio wore the veil her mom had worn at her wedding. Her parents’ wedding picture hung on the wall behind her as she got ready. Her mom gave her a blessing and she was off to Cathedral to marry the kid who she had played with as a child and was now the man she loved. Armando kept his gaze steady with a slight smile on his face as she approached. Her mom removed her veil and he took her hand and escorted her to the altar where they would promise to love each other forever.
With the solemnity of Mass over, they ran off to play at the Disney Concert Hall, and with golf carts at Via Verde. Mariachi played and a Dj kept the party going. As the dancing got faster, it seemed that Armando and Rocio slowed down… their thoughts only for themselves. Their first day as husband and wife was coming to an end, but their, “forever,” was just beginning.

Rocío llevó el velo que había usado su mamá en su boda. La fotografía de boda estaba colgada en la pared detrás de ella mientras se arreglaba. Su mamá le dió la bendición y tomó camino a la Catedral a casarse on el niño con quien jugaba en su niñez y que ahora era el hombre quien amaba. Armando mantenía su vista fija con su sonrisa pequeña mientras ella se acercaba. Su mamá le quitó el velo y él tomó su mano y la llevó al altar donde prometerían amarse para siempre.
Con la solemnidad de la Misa terminada, se fueron a jugar a Disney Concert Hall y con carritos de Golf en Via Verde. Mariachi tocó y un DJ mantuvo la fiesta. Mientras el baile se apresuraba, se miraba como si Armando y Rocio se detenían.. perdidos en su pensamientos. Su primer día como hombre y mujer se estaba terminando, pero su, para siempre, comenzaba.

Make up Artist: Corin from Something New Hair and Makeup
Florist: Events by Floral Sensations.
Ceremony Venue: Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels
Wedding Venue: Via Verde Country Club
DJ: Ultimate Music Entertainment
Photographer: A Story in Time Photography

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I shot their wedding and have watched their family grow. They have an angel named Brandon, a princess named Belle and now another son is on the way… Brady. Um… He’s actually here. Brady was born as I was editing his mom’s maternity pictures. Something tells me he will be the one who is always ready to go. He will be the one who plays hockey with his dad, teases his big sister and runs away..or runs to protect her. He will be the the one my camera will chase. Blessed to do what I love.

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