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Tuesday

7

May 2013

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Travels to Los Angeles- A Venice Beach Engagement Photography Session- Emily and Ben

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First off, Emily has some killer taste in clothes, which made their Venice beach engagement photography session all the more awesome. And we asked the owners of this garage to paint it to match their outfits. (Of course!) I am a HUGE fan of Venice Beach and the Venice Canals. There are SO many photo op spots around every nook and cranny. Gah, I could just stay in the sunny sunshine of LA forever. Indeed, remember it was January and I’m not really a winter person. Brrr.

While we were strolling around Abbott Kinney Blvd, our Venice Beach engagement photography session was also interrupted with the crazy clicks of paparazzi (Yup, they too, couldn’t handle Emily’s gorgeousness) It was actually just Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer getting bombarded by paparazzi while doing their weekend shopping.


Venice Beach Engagement Colorful Garage Doors
Emily and Ben are having their wedding this summer at The Redfield Estate near where Emily grew up.

Venice Beach Engagement Reflection Venice Beach Graffiti Engagement Photography

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Sunday

5

May 2013

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Leah and Shrad- California Engagement Session Ventura Beach Engagement Photography

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! We got back from our trip to Colorado and found it only fitting to share our happy engagement sessions from our trip to Arizona and Ventura Beach engagement photography in January. With that, meet Leah and Shrad for their Ventura Beach engagement photography session. 🙂

Ventura Beach Engagement Photography

Leah and Shrad are incredibly sweet, and the perfect blend of two cultures. Leah and Shrad had their Indian Wedding ceremony last month in India, where Shrad is from.  We wern’t there, but I got to peek at Leah’s wedding photos on facebook, and Your dresses were GORGEOUS! They are having their Jewish wedding ceremony this summer in Chicago, so mixing the hometowns with the ceremonies.  Love it.  Leah and Shrad live in Santa Monica, CA and we met halfway between there and Los Angeles for engagement photos in Ventura Beach.  Which is a perfect spot, because we knew of a few nooks and crannies in the town from photographing Jennifer and David’s wedding there two years ago.

We cannot wait to see both of you in Chicago this summer for your big wedding day at Cafe Brauer.
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Monday

11

March 2013

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Elle and Tommy’s Detroit Belle Isle Casino Wedding

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Elle and Tommy were an absolute blast at their Detroit Belle Isle Casino Wedding, they got everyone up and dancing at the reception- with the help of the Larry Lee & the Back in the Day Band of course. 😉
Tommy, as a writer/actor extraordinaire, also provided with some of the most dashing groom smiles we’ve seen to date. Oh, speaking of Extraordinaire- did we mention that Elle is in a Marching Band?  They came along on the trolly after the ceremony.
Elle and Tommy had their ceremony at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Tommy’s parents’ church, and is a beautiful open and light space. For the rest of the dancing festivities at Belle Isle, read on! <3

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Detroit’s Belle Isle Casino is an amazing space filled with history.  The ceilings make you look up in awe, I’m so incredibly glad that the space is open for weddings.2013-04-01_114Round DIY wedding paper fans? Elles hard work.
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As a wedding gift, Tommy’s Dad’s friend- the owner of the original Detroit Coney Dogs gifted them with a delicious midnight snack for the guests.2013-04-01_139 2013-04-01_140 2013-04-01_141

Wedding Dress- Carol-Hannah 
Wedding Shoes- BHLDN– Elopement Pumps
Hotel- Roberts Riverwalk Hotel
Ceremony- Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Wedding Reception- Belle Isle Casino
Florist- Viviano
Makeup- Caitlin Youngblood
Wedding Catering: Marchiori– organic!
Marching Band- Detroit Party Marching Band– Elle’s friends!
Reception Band- Larry Lee & the Back in the Day Band (this wedding was really all about the music – getting everyone up and dancing and having fun) Amazing performers, and an AMAZING way to incorporate some local Detriot NFL love into your wedding, these guys are awesome!
Wedding Invitations- Senor & Senora

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Tuesday

25

September 2012

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Megan and Bill’s Chicago Lakeshore Engagement Photography at Sunrise

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When Megan and Bill agreed to a Sunday morning sunrise session I got excited- and more so the day of for their Chicago Lakeshore engagement photography session.  They’re cheery even at the crack of dawn on a weekend- Which I require about 30 cups of coffee that early to wake up.

Megan and Bill are big fans of great music- which our mutual liking for Wilco brought us together. And their wedding- filled with white cream and bangles is one that I’m incredibly excited to share. 🙂

Love Megan’s Shoes.

Okay, so normally we don’t take photos by firetrucks and such, but this particular firetruck came with an amusing occasion of a young tourist falling asleep on the sidewalk after most likely partying a bit too hard during Pride Weekend.  Don’t worry, he woke up and was okay- that is all. 😉

Megan and Bill live downtown near the amazing aqua building.

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Thursday

13

September 2012

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Long Beach Wedding Photography: Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) with Mari & Ryan

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Ryan and Mari’s Long Beach wedding photography day is seriously one of my favorites this year.  The colors, the people, the location, and not to mention- the fantastic branding: Gingerbean, which is a delightful combo of their nicknames to each other. And? The logo they made? even more excellent! Given, I expect none the less since Ryan and Mari and a couple of designer/art director Gurus extraordinaire for Speedo and Oakley alike. You’ll see a down into the post the logo and sunny shades, given- I can’t vouch that there were any Speedos there that day.

Molaa‘s venue had some amazing art pieces and colors to shoot with from the forks to the various saturated stucco walls and sculptures through out. Excellent Long Beach venue indeed.

Bride and Groom Under Gian Fork and Knife Wedding Photo Molaa Long Beach California

Shades?  Provided a perfect accessory when shooting in the sun with the bridesmaids.

Mari’s mom- you were glowing that day!

 

Gingerbean logo- boom.

Congrats again you two!  Coffee next time we’re in LA?

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