When Mitch first joined the team 8 years ago, it was to fill a gap, and lend a hand. He immediately became more. His work is creative and balanced, with a touch of the humor that is evident in his big smile, and technically rock solid as well. All this time, Mitch has been growing his style and perfecting his craft. On this Hotel Laguna wedding I was out of town, so Mitch took the lead. It is great having a 2nd photographer with me at weddings, that can handle the role of primary photographer as well. Wouldn’t you want that from your photography team on your wedding day?
On Memorial weekend we had the pleasure of being a part of the team that helped to create a spectacular wedding for William and Dana at Leoness Cellars in the Temecula Wine Country.
The couple, William and Dana started with a beautiful venue. Leoness has the gorgeous views of the winery and a unique and fun barrel room for the dinner reception. The wedding Coordinator Abby, was a serene but organized presence that made it possible for the couple to relax and enjoy the day, with their family. She kept everything flowing smoothly. The Floral design team at The California Bride knocked it out of the park with the elegant, timeless arrangements and bouquets of peonies and roses in shades of pink and cream. Mary at Leoness and her team kept the wine flowing, the candles lit and everything humming along. Our master of ceremonies and DJ, Bruce Battleson supplied the sound track for their dream day. The Cake that looked to pretty to eat, well that was by Kathy at Bo Cakes Bakery, and the officiant, Don Johnson (not from Miami Vice), who oversaw the vows, was a pleasure to work with.
While family and friends celebrated this couple they love, a crew of professionals made it look easy. That is one of the pleasures of the job, working with great people to help create memories that will last a life time. Congratulations William and Dana, and thanks for having us on your team.
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We are so used to our clear blue skies, that the rainy days we have had this May were a bit of a surprise. It certainly helped to make Ty and Danielle’s beach wedding memorable. This fun loving, adventure seeking couple shared their intimate wedding day with family and friends at the historic Hotel Laguna. With their love of the ocean, and surfing, it was natural to have a “toes in the sand wedding”, and Hotel Laguna is the only hotel in Orange County to offer a wedding on the sand. The rain held off while we celebrated Ty and Danielle’s wedding in Claes at Hotel Laguna, and explored a bit of Laguna for some Romantic portraits. Have a great time on your honeymoon guys!
Some people choose a venue for their wedding because the details of the location evoke a feeling, or because the location holds a special memory for them. Sometimes the location of your wedding is chosen because you have a great feeling about the food, or the staff. At the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, you get the whole package. Beautiful open space that you can customize to appeal to your vision, with the back drop of amazing modern art that has a youthful charm and hold memories for everyone. And the menu and staff are among the highest caliber in Southern California, who else? 24 Carrots.
The Chuck Jones Center is a nonprofit, founded by the legendary illustrator; Chuck Jones and their mission statement is
“to inspire the innate creative genius with each person that leads to a more joyous, passionate and harmonious life and world”
With Bugs Bunny, the Road Runner, and all the incredible Chuck Jones characters, as well as beautiful modern art surrounding them Taylor and Rachel shared their day with their family and friends. Inspiring all of us with joy and We know they will have a harmonious life.
Suzie wanted a winter wedding, Brian wanted a summer wedding. They met in the middle with a Spring wedding in March at the beautiful Pacific Hills. Since the weather in Southern California is perpetual summer, it turned out to be a great decision. The temperatures on their Wedding day soared to over 90 degrees in Orange County, but the indoor venue in Laguna Hills has so many perfect spots to take Romantic portraits, family, and group portraits that it was a perfect day and a beautiful wedding, regardless of the heat wave. With classic cream colored floral designs by Zadia Reid of Exotica Designs, the event production and entertainment by Ultra Star event Production surrounding us with music and fun, it was a picture perfect southern California wedding. Thank you Suzie and Brian for allowing us to be a part of your day. Congratulations! stay in touch..