I cannot express how honored and grateful and lovely it is to photograph all of my clients, but to photograph this wedding in particular, it means so much to me. I met Nicole in high school and it feels we instantly became best friends, having sleep overs and making pancakes at her house, writing notes back and forth, laughing deep laughs. So to see that Nicole has found someone like Mike, a fun loving, adoring (and adored) man, I have joy. So much joy.
And speaking of joy, I am almost certain I was laughing and smiling the whole day. The groomsmen bow ties was a great start to that laughter. They had actual bow ties that needed to be tied, rather than a clip-on, and none of them knew how to tie it. YouTube was of no use, other than for comedic relief and images to aspire to. Luckily, after over an hour of researching and attempting to do it, they were able to find someone who knew how to tie a bow tie. Lesson learned – bow ties are MUCH harder to put together than a tie.
While taking photos with Nicole & Mike outside in the 35 deg. night, a kind stranger was walking into his apartment building and asked us if we’d like to check it out, as there was a staircase he thought was good for photos, he told us how he used them in photos of his girlfriend on Halloween. Low and behold, it’s a beautiful old building and that dude was so sweet to ask. Because yes. They were perfect.
The whole day was perfect. I’m so happy for you Nicole and Mike and I hope you love these sneak peeks! xoxo
This time of year is so magical. I love capturing your families.
Los Angeles Mini Sessions
ahhh, the sweet families I got to meet during today’s mini session, is unreal. I love this time of year!
AM: Calabasas, CA
PM: Los Angeles, CA
The smoked filled sky that covered Palmdale on Labor Day weekend did not stop these two from having a gorgeous, loved-filled wedding day! Being from the Antelope Valley myself and being Linda’s daughter-in-law blog photographer, it felt really familial and I am extrememly honored to have been able to capture it. These are just a few sneak peaks from their special day, I just couldn’t wait to share. xoxo
Rancho Vista Golf Club
I first “met” Shelley over Instagram and started “comment flirting” immediately.
This mama has a brilliant spirit and can make your mouth water with her images of the food she makes! She is so warm and easy to connect with, it’s seems fitting for her to be a blogger. I loved our photo adventure together around Carlsbad, it felt like hanging out with a good friend. xoxox, Shelley! You are stunning.
seashells & sit ups blog: https://shelleyhopper.com
mini sessions are back for Spring (April + May)! Perfect for all occasions & just because documenting our lives is so special (but it could be especially perfff for Mother’s Day or Easter ?)
Weekends left (weekdays also available, contact me for more info):
$150 / 30 mins + digital images
Contact me for more details!
Los Angeles, CA
Location is flexible! contact me for more information!!!