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Welcome to the blog. This is where you will find real couples, real wedding galleries, and a whole lot of helpful resources, too.

T + A toured a few different Temecula Wedding Venues, but when they visited Mount Palomar Winery, they fell in love with the venue’s pretty trees, greenery, and white pillars. Fun fact, I wasn’t T + A’s first choice for a wedding photographer. The groom and I worked together forever ago, my associate photographed their […]

Temecula Wedding Venues | Gorgeous Mount Palomar Winery Wedding

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Airbnb vs Hotel Room: Which is Best For Getting Ready Wedding Photos? While it has become super popular to get married at an Airbnb wedding venue, it’s important to think about where to get ready if you are getting married at a traditional venue too! When it comes to getting ready for the wedding, most […]

Where Should You Get Ready on Your Wedding Day?

It’s rare for people to feel comfortable in their own skin. And unless you’re a model who’s used to having your picture taken all the time, there’s a good chance you’re not going to feel comfortable in front of the camera at your engagement session or on your wedding day. At first! Like with most […]

How to Feel Comfortable in Your Engagement and Wedding Photos

What a stunning and intimate wedding for C + J, surrounded by 40 of their closest friends and family. It was a hot summer July wedding, but that wouldn’t stop C + J from creating a beautiful wedding at one of Malibu’s most beautiful wedding venues! The day started out with a surprise first look […]

Intimate Wedding at Calamigos Ranch

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Franciscan Gardens wedding venue is the one. If searching for wedding venues is more challenging than you thought. Or you’re finding that finding the right vendors is an overwhelming process – first, know that you’re not alone.  Planning a wedding is daunting! But here’s some advice: Take it one small step at a time. This […]

Black Tie Summer Wedding at the Franciscan Gardens in San Juan Capistrano

After their original reception venue fell through due to COVID, Jasmine and Cristian decided to host their wedding reception in a family friend’s backyard in Southern California! And oh my goodness, it was a spectacular outdoor wedding! Their intimate church ceremony and backyard reception included 50 of their closest friends and family. They loved the […]

St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church Wedding and Backyard Reception

California (particularly Southern California) is an amazing place full of creative and caring people. Including the wedding world! But let’s also be real – there are soooo many of them. If you don’t have a wedding planner to help you sort through the chaos – or your month-of coordinator doesn’t offer that service – it can be […]

9 Southern California Wedding Vendors You Need to Check Out

Melanie and Dwayne had the most beautiful wedding surrounded by friends and family at the Alta Vista Country Club. The sentimental details they incorporated include flower girl’s signage at the ceremony, personalized dessert bags at the reception, and a signature drink dedicated to her grandpa. They fell in love with the big doors and archways […]

Alta Vista Country Club Wedding

About the elopement Like most couples of 2020, K + A had to reschedule their wedding multiple times. So finally they decided to elope and have a small celebration with a close group of friends and family members. Everything was organized so last minute, but it ended up being the perfect elopement! It was one […]

Elopement in Southern California and How to Elope

Why should you choose a wedding venue in Southern California? Southern California is a treasure trove of wedding venue gems. From lush farmlands and rustic gardens to aromatic vineyards and spacious industrial buildings, the Golden State has it all. Having to search through so many fabulous choices can feel overwhelming. Where do you even start? […]

7 Southern California Wedding Venues to Consider

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