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Love’s First Look!

The first time he sees you dressed as his bride… the first time you see him on your wedding day. For me, and for many brides of years past, this happened only walking down the aisle as family and guests shared in your moment. Now a First Look can be a more intimate and treasured experience that also allows for more beautiful wedding pictures.
With his back turned away, you walk to him, tap him on the shoulder, he turns and sees you in that beautiful white dress. In about an hour he will pledge to love you forever before family and friends. Meanwhile, my camera captures those incredible images.
By doing a First Look and wedding formals before the ceremony, more time is allowed for pictures.






Don’t worry if you’re superstitious, you can still wear a penny inside your shoe and wear something old, borrowed and something new!…avoid black cats, don’t go under ladders and whatever you do…don’t step on a crack. Regardless of when he sees you for the first time, I’ll be there to capture it.

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  • Paul RowlandNice post. I’m a big fan of the 1st look as well b/c I feel that the moment they have alone is so special.ReplyCancel

  • KyleFirst looks are the BEST. So much more intimate than in front of everybody!ReplyCancel

  • ed peersGreat emotion captured so naturally… not an easy thing to do! Great jobReplyCancel

  • Thomas LesterLove the first look. I wasn’t so sure at first, but once I did a couple, I was in love. You do it well… it’s a lot harder than it looks to pull off correctly and you did a great job.ReplyCancel

  • ayeshanicely done! i love how you capture both the anticipation and the emotion.ReplyCancel

  • Brad RossLovely mix of emotions. You did a wonderful job.ReplyCancel

  • Marianne TaylorDoing my first first look in February, really looking forward to it after seeing these!ReplyCancel

  • DarkoGreat post. I think there is something to be said about the first look. The emotions are just about the two of them and there is no stress of the ceremony and the crowd and everything.ReplyCancel

  • NikoleGreat post on first looks. They are such a great way for couples to see each other for the first time on their wedding day!ReplyCancel

  • HeatherFirst looks are awesome!!!ReplyCancel

Emotion!

Uncontrollable laughter, sobs as you hug the one you love, that flirtatious look that brings a mischievous smile and a single tear rolling down a face that ironically means happiness. I love capturing emotion!



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Laura and Darren’s Wedding- Tustin Banquet Hall

Shades of purple and green, two bridesmen, updating their Facebook profiles to, “married,” during the ceremony, a very different bouquet toss, a spontaneous serenade by the groom’s friends… and an Uncle Mickey. This wedding rocked!

Besides Darren, Laura had two other special guys in her life: Michael and Jonathan.




The Embassy Suites in Santa Ana had a beautiful atrium complete with waterfalls, coy fish ponds and a bridge.



First Look! Darren and Laura saw each other before their wedding. Darren waited at the end of the bridge and Laura walked up to him. He turned and saw his bride for the first time.



Laura and Darren were married at the Tustin Banquet Center







The Tustin Banquet Center has grand architecture, incredible woodwork and beautiful stained glass windows.






Laura’s cousin Jennifer sang while Laura and Darren danced their first dance.

Laura’s Grandmother and Aunt made the cake!




Instead of throwing the bouquet, the single ladies circled Laura and she crowned one of them!






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  • Jo Ann BennettA Wonderful Time was had by All. We loved the Wedding and are most proud of our niece and nephew in-law. How can two people be so special and beautiful at the same time?

    Love you guys,

    Aunt Jo Ann & Uncle MickeyReplyCancel

  • Mickey BennettWonderful wedding, wonderful time, including the panic to get ready!

    Someday we should write a book just about the cake.ReplyCancel

  • David JohnsonThis wedding was so good and it was an honor to be a part of it! I’m hella stoked for you guys!ReplyCancel

  • matt shumateLooks like that reception was a blast! Lots of stories in these photos.ReplyCancel

  • Stefano ChoiGreat job showing the story of the day and capturing the emotions. I love the ring shot as well!ReplyCancel

  • Vida CarsonLove the ones of her on the bridge!!! Great job on this wedding.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa KShe’s so beautiful and I know they are so happy with their wedding pictures. Well done. (:ReplyCancel

  • Jessica SchillingNice job! I especially love the reception candids – looks like a lot of fun!ReplyCancel

  • Amy FrenchI love your groups shots and the ring shot. Looks like they had a great time!ReplyCancel

  • samantha @ shutterspeedster.comBeautiful work! Love the colors in these.ReplyCancel

  • NatalieGorgeous! You captured candid moments beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • Laura LoneyIt’s perfect! I couldn’t have said it better myself.ReplyCancel

  • MomWe had so much fun, the best wedding I have ever been to. The cake was wonderful. The flowers wee beautiful, if I do say so myself. I would do it all over again. David??
    Love you guys,
    Mom and TomReplyCancel

  • HeatherLove that last shot. Wonderful work!ReplyCancel

Ochs Wedding

“On this day, we become a family.”
Love is incredible thing. It appears when we least expect it. When Lisa’s husband died she never thought she would find anyone else. Louie was a nice guy. He was her husband’s friend. Other than that, she couldn’t remember the day she met him. Louie on the other hand could remember the day he met Lisa, from the dress she was wearing, to what she was saying. Neither of them imagined that years later they would be married. It was always in the coolest of ways that Louie always loved his friend’s family, and so it was destined that one day this family would be his.
Lisa and Louie got married in Vegas but I was so fortunate to take their wedding pictures before they left.






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A picture captures a moment in life, a reason to remember, holding the ones we LOVE... FOREVER.. in a Story in Time.

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