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I'm a Los Angeles, California photographer, but I am available to travel to any destination. I shoot Weddings, Events and Portraits including Maternity, Children, Families, and Boudoir.  I consider myself to be blessed to have a career in which I love, and am thankful for it everyday. Photographing people is my passion!

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-Vanessa

los angeles wedding photographer | carolyn & josh

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Carolyn and Josh exchanged vows during a beautiful Catholic ceremony. They were then escorted to the reception by a vintage, pink car. It was a perfect choice considering they chose to celebrate at The Automobile Driving Museum…a very unique location that houses some of the most beautiful vintage cars I have ever seen.

Congratulations to a lovely couple! I was so happy and honored to capture these wonderful memories for you.

Second Shooter: Roy Iswanto (Thank you for your wonderful creativity and hard work)
Reception Venue: The Automobile Driving Museum
Ceremony Location: St. Anastasia Catholic Church
Officiant: Monsignor Royale Vadakin
Lighting: Pacific Event Lighting
Caterer: R.E.D. Bar & Grill
Cake: Catherine Noble
DJ: Frank Lescrinier
Videographer: Michael Frutiger
Florals: Flower Duet
Tuxedo: Men’s Wearhouse
Wedding Dress: Bridal Elegance Salon

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Carolyn Details

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los angeles wedding photographer | christiana & paul

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Gorgeous couple, Christiana and Paul wed very close to where I grew up, but never have I been to this hidden gem of a private golf course (Friendly Hills Country Club). What a beautiful location to exchange vows.

Christiana and Paul have known each other since they were kids. Christiana’s best friend is Paul’s sister. One day Paul saw a pic of Christiana all grown up and he urged his sis to tell Christiana, “What’s Up!” They began dating shortly after. It’s a really cute story.

One thing that I love about this couple (aside from them being picture perfect)…they are super laid back. After the ceremony and just before the reception, there was a power outage in the whole neighborhood. It lasted for hours. They decided to continue with the party with the only available light there was…thankfully to the DJ/Lighting vendor whom provided mood lighting that was battery operated. A generator was ordered, and the DJ was then able to start the music. It was a great party. And from the looks of the pictures, you would never know that we were shooting in the dark.

The lights eventually came back on just minutes before my departure.

Congratulations Christiana and Paul! I hope your life together is filled with much happiness and love. :)

Venue: Friendly Hills Country Club
Wedding Coordinator: Christine Bobadilla
Videographer: D.P. Weddings
Second Shooter: Husin Kesuma
Cake: Sugar Expressions
Florals: Best Quality Roses
DJ: George Vibe

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Ceremony Details

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palm springs wedding photographer | melanie & jim

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It’s one of the most beautiful backdrops for a wedding, but not everyone can marry at the Smoke Tree Ranch. You must know someone whom lives on the premises. Fortunately for Melanie and Jim, Jim’s father lives at the ranch. It is one of the most beautiful homes I have ever seen, no detail compromised. Although Melanie and Jim reside in Colorado (equally as breathtaking), I could see why they wanted to exchange vows in Palm Springs, on the ranch. It wasn’t just for its beauty, it also held a special place in Jim’s heart…he grew up there.

It was a lovely, warm day. The bride was very calm and relaxed. And Jim engaged in pool activities with his friends til the last minute before getting ready to see his bride for the first time.

Melanie was giddy and Jim anxious. The ceremony was heartfelt. Their family and friends were a vivacious and loving group. It was everything you could ever ask for, on one of the most special days of your life.

Congratulations Melanie and Jim. Wishing you continued adventure and love throughout your journey in life together.

Venue: Smoke Tree Ranch
Day of Coordinator: Laurie Lund & Lisa Sipe
2nd Shooter: Husin Kesuma — Thank you, Friend!
Videographer: Emotion Picture Studio
Flowers: My Little Flower Shop
Band: “Play” by West Coast Music
Cake & Desserts: Jim’s mother & aunt made them (how cool is that??!!)
Dress: Little White Dress – Denver, CO

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Palm Springs Portrait Photographer | Pope Family

I had the pleasure of meeting the Pope Family through my friends, the Colombo’s. They were vacationing with the Colombo’s and brought their newborn daughter, Emery. What a little sweetie she is. She made me really miss the “infant stage” since my girls are so big now.

The Pope’s were fantastic to work with…so patient, and fun. Darin (Emery’s Dad) even helped me with my photoshoot with the Colombo’s. He did everything in his power to make little Arlo smile and laugh…it was hilarious. Too bad he lives so far…he’d make a great assistant. Haha!

It was a pleasure meeting and working with you all! Emery is beautiful!
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Palm Springs Portrait Photographer | Colombo Family

My friends, The Colombo’s paid a visit to California yet again…but this time, I had the pleasure of meeting their little cutie, Arlo. I was greeted with the wonderful news that they are expecting again! I can’t tell you how thrilled I am.

It is always lovely to work with the Colombo’s. I am honored and elated to have the opportunity to grow with a couple through an engagement, wedding, maternity and years of family portraits. I can’t wait to meet your newest edition.

Congratulations!

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