Monthly Archives: September 2010

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NADA & BISHOY | Wedding

Is it possible to have it all? Good looks, intelligence, great family and friends, kindness, dancing skills and love? Well, Nada & Bishoy prove that yes…it is possible. Their wedding was full of all the aforementioned things. Even during the ceremony, Bishoy’s uncle was kind enough to give us a play by play of what to expect so we didn’t miss anything. And we can’t even begin to describe their bridal party who were just a fun bunch to be around and willing to do anything and everything!

Nada & Bishoy — your wedding day was so beautiful & ornate! we hope it was all you dreamed! we have sooooo many more funny photos that were borderline NC-17 that we can’t wait to show you! :) you guys looked absolutely gorgeous and it was an absolute joy documenting your love. enjoy the photos!

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an unexpected first sighting
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Nada & all her beautiful and super sweet bridesmaids
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Bishoy & his handsome, very loving groomsmen :)
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JENNA & BRIAN | Engagement Session

Jenna and Brian were a hoot to photograph! Just look at the images…looks straight out of a magazine! Jenna and Brian came ready with an awesome wardrobe that only further complemented their location. They will be getting married very shortly…like this week and we look forward to that. Their location will be at the beautiful Villa de las Flores in Rancho Santa Fe and we can’t wait to see all the decorations!

Jenna and Brian- Thanks again for your trust and we had a blast! We will have to continue it this weekend! Wow…does time fly!!

JENNIFER & PETER | San Francisco Engagement Session

We had a super fun time with Jennifer & Peter up in San Francisco. We started off at the Ferry Landing Building then cruised around San Francisco looking for cool places to shoot and along the way ran into some interesting people and interesting droppings. wink wink…inside joke. :)

Jennifer & Peter will be getting married in 3 weeks and we can’t wait to see them again!

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Eddy & Karen | Hilton Bayfront Wedding

P.A.R.T.Y.  Yeah, that’s exactly what Eddy & Karen’s wedding was not to mention an impeccable display of structure & art.  The Hilton Bayfront in downtown San Diego with it’s clean lines and modern accents was the perfect venue to suit the taste of Eddy & Karen.   And I can’t even begin to describe the amazing chuppah that Eddy designed and Ana of Floralworks executed.  It was insanely cool!  You have to see it to believe it!  To top it off, Eddy even designed their logo for their wedding and it was included in all the details of the day from the truffles, to the tequila bottles on each table to the warm, fuzzy slippers for guests to take home. Truly an exquisite event!

I loved everything about their day….the strong sense of community and the close bond between friends & family…the rich traditions…the crazy dancing….everything was just awesome! And of course we can’t leave out Eddy & Karen, two of the warmest people we have ever met.  Congratulations, you guys! Thank you soooo much for choosing us to be a part of your day. It was truly an honor! :)

Special thanks to our friend and fellow photographer,Jojo Feliciano, for being our third shooter this day and taking some amazing photographs!

Venue: Hilton Bayfront
Coordinator: Weddings by Design- Laura Rizzo
Videographer: NR3 Video Productions
Florals: Floralworks

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Eddy’s brother doesn’t smile in photographs very often so i was thrilled when Jojo captured this photo of him looking very nice with a big smile on his face! :)
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CHERRIE & EDWARD | St. Regis Wedding

To say Ed & Cherrie are the nicest people you will ever meet is an understatement. Case in point Stan & I have been calling Cherrie “Sherry” when in actuality it’s pronounced “cherry” like the fruit. Not once did any of them correct us. So not until the wedding day did we finally hear the correct pronunciation. So Cherrie…we are so sorry for not saying your name correctly!!!! Whew, now that we’ve made our public apology….. :)

Last month we had the absolute pleasure of photographing Cherrie & Ed’s wedding at the gorgeous St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort. The day was absolute perfection! Of course, we are a bit biased since they had a CHURRO cart, a dessert table, a candy/goody station and cake during their reception! :) That is the first time we’ve seen that in 7 years of shooting weddings! hmmm… i wonder who has a sweet tooth between the two of them?

All the details were stunning but most of all Cherrie & Ed were beaming from head to toe. Their wedding was filled with so much love, so many touching moments and a whole lot of laughter. The best man & MOH speeches were hilarious complete with a Charger Snuggie & a video clip of Ed dancing on MTV’s Spring Break. Seriously, if you check out the slideshow you’ll see that there’s a lot of tonsil action from all the laughter that took place! :)

Ed & Cherrie —- you guys are seriously so meant for eachother! we had such a great time at your wedding, catching up with your family and witnessing the love between you two. enjoy the photos and we’ll talk to you soon!

We also have to give a shout out to all the amazing vendors we worked with that day. Not sure if it’s just Ed & Cherrie’s wedding or if all vendors from Orange County are pleasant but we couldn’t have asked for a better bunch of people to be surrounded with.

Venue: St. Regis Monarch Beach
Coordinator: Puala Laskelle, Champagne Taste
Videographer: Elysium Productions (seriously one of the most talented, artistic and efficient videographers on the face of the earth. check out their same day edit of Ed & Cherrie’s big day here!)
Florals: Three Petals
Candy Bar: Candee by Sandee
Dove Release: White Flite

TO SEE MORE PHOTOS FROM THIS EVENT, CHECK OUT THE SLIDESHOW AT THE END OF THIS POST!

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I’m not one to hold grudges but….i might call this next photo payback for a lil’ dent in my forehead that Shea, Ed’s sister, gave me when we were kids. hahahahahahaha

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Seeing their ballroom for the first time brought Cherrie to tears.
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BEN & VANNESSA | Disneyland Engagement Session

When we met up with Ben & Vannessa at Disneyland we immediately got to talking about hair & make-up. Vannessa mentioned that her hairdresser said her hair would hold up all day even until the following day. Mind you, it was HOT (95 degrees plus) and humid so i had my doubts but….it totally stayed curled and styled through heat, humidity and even the occasional water spray! :) Needless to say, i give major credit to Vannessa’s hair lady whose info i will post on our blog once i get it. :) I’ve seen curls fall out in under 10 minutes so to last 10+ hours is amazing!!!

What can we say about this shoot except we were happy to spend it with two of the coolest, cutest, down-to-earth people you’ll ever meet. We spent all afternoon at both parks and rode on every ride that we could get on. :) And of course, the fact that Ben & Vannessa are willing and able to be silly or sexy or serious made the day so much more enjoyable!

Hey guys! We had so much fun with you during your session. we absolutely can’t wait till your wedding next month!!! :) wooo hoooo hope you enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed taking them!

—j

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Cory and Melanie| Engagement- Torrey Pines

Cory and Melanie will be getting married in two short weeks at Ponte Winery in Temecula! Theydrove all the way from Las Vegas for their session and it was definitely a blast! For the session, we hit up multiple spots that are landmarks that make San Diego so beautiful!

Cory and Melanie- Thanks for being such troopers hiking with us and trying to utilize every bit of light we could get! We can’t wait for the big day!

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