Monday, March 18, 2013

Westlake Village Inn Wedding

Westlake Village Inn ~ Wedding Ceremony & Reception
Nadia & Jamie ~ Married!

Jamie & Nadia had a beautiful wedding in Westlake Village. You can see there engagement session by clicking HERE. They chose to have a pink themed wedding that was soft and romantic. Nicole, one of our past brides, put everything together and she did a beautiful job. You have to see the centerpieces she arranged(lots of photos below). Even before I knew she did them I kept raving about them. I've been to this venue before and, let me tell you, she totally transformed it.

I've had a few wedding at the Westlake Village and I love that they have so many areas where the bride and groom can take photos. It was also nice to get to photograph their ceremony Mediteranneo Gazebo because all the other weddings we've photographed here had their ceremony at Lakeside Gazebo. Both are beautiful but it's always fun to get a new location to photograph at.

Picture time!

Let's start with the first look.

I love that the Westlake Village Inn now has a vineyard.

Ceremony time

I can't wait to share the details! Like I mentioned before, Nicole, who is a wedding coordinator (Hint of Chic), put it all together. She did all the flower arrangements and they were amazing! I fell in love with the arrangements. I don't exaggerate when I say she did an amazing job. I'm not surprised, though, because she stylized her whole wedding a few years back and it was beautiful!

Behind the scenes:

With Nicole...please check out her website. It's new and shiny and full of her beautiful work. You can check it out by going to or by clicking HERE.

Photobooth shot

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

LA River Engagement Session Photos

Katherine & Dennis ~ Engagement Session
Los Angeles River & Union Station

Katherine and Dennis had a beautiful engagement session in Los Angeles. Of course, I loved it since LA is home for me. I am way biased and think that it's a beautiful city with lots of diversity. You can walk/drive around and find so many spots to photograph at. Even when you are at a place where you have already photographed many times, you somehow can always count on finding something new. This was definitely the case for their e-session. They chose Union Station and the LA River. Well on our drive to the LA River I saw a new spot I wanted to use for their photos. I am so happy we made a stop there because it was definitely worth it.

We started off at Union Station but since you guys have probably seen Union Station on my blog a lot, I just added a few images. I added mostly images from the LA River and bridge area instead. I liked Katherine's first outfit but I loved the second one she wore for the second location. I seriously fell in love with her bright yellow blouse. With the urban and overcast sky we had at the LA river it added brightness to it. Then with the beautiful warm light that came out towards the end of the session at the bridge the color just popped!

I'll do less describing and more showing now!

Art wanted me show the color one

And I wanted to show the black & white

Off to La River :)

Another one we couldn't decide whether to show the color image or b&w

On our way to the LA River I saw a spot I wanted to use for some more shots so we headed there next.

Look at Katherine and Dennis rockin' their GQ and Vogue looks ;) I love the light and background in this one.

And now off to the 6th street bridge for sundown. I loved, loved the warm light!

It's been a while since I have done behind the scene shots so here's an overload :P

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