Jackie + Allen | Segerstrom Center of Arts Wedding

I can say I was there from the very beginning with these two because I shot their proposal back in 2012 here.  Soon after the proposal, I received an email from Jackie to shoot the wedding!  And as an extra bonus they planned to wed at one of my favorite venues, Segerstrom Center of Arts in Costa Mesa, CA.  You can see from the portraits below there are some great spots to shoot with amazing light.  Some of my favorite moments from the day were the first look and the groomsmen surprising the bride with a special performance.  The entire day was filled with wonderful details and lots of laughs (and the occasional cry).  Most importantly, they were surrounded with great friends and family to share the day with.  It was great working with some familiar faces…shout out to CCL Weddings, Studio 205 Films and Kelly Zhang just to name a few.  Enjoy the images below!

Evan’s 5th Birthday

This boy may be a familiar face to some of you.  If so you’ve been following my blog for over 5 years!  Evan’s mommy pointed out that I’ve now shot all his “odd”  birthdays…his 1st, 3rd and now his 5th birthday party.  His party was held at a park that is literally next door to their home and had a very special guest stop by.  As you can see, the party had a superhero theme and once again Evan’s mommy went all out with the details.  Evan was under the weather and the party was almost canceled, but he fought through it and had a great time.  I’m glad he’ll have these images to remember all the work that was put into his parties and how much fun he had with friends and family.

Caroline + Ivan | Maui Wedding | The Grand Wailea Hotel

These two were married on the beautiful island of Maui!  They had a very intimate gathering of mostly family and very close friends.  I am so humbled that they wanted me to fly out and document their wedding day!  I flew out a day early and joined them on a kayaking/snorkeling adventure and also joined them for a pre-wedding dinner.  They are the most hospitable people I’ve ever met…no joke!  They made certain that I had everything I needed and I felt more like a family member attending the wedding.  Their ceremony was inside a small chapel on The Grand Wailea Hotel property.  After the ceremony it started to rain a bit, but that didn’t stop us from taking some portraits (with umbrellas in hand of course).  Enjoy the images below and can’t wait to revisit Maui!

Btw if you’re ever in the Maui area be sure to check out Ivan’s bro-in-law’s snorkeling/kayaking tours.  They provide video and pics from your adventure!  Here’s ME snorkeling.