Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Cook Islands - Part One

Paradise found! We arrived on the beautiful island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands (in the South Pacific, about half way between Hawaii and New Zealand) on Monday morning. Only one of the three booked rooms in a seventeen-room hotel, our room overlooks one of the most stunning lagoons in the world. The New Zealand influences are apparent in the currency, the accents of the locals, and the vegemite served with breakfast (yummy!) The snorkeling about 10 feet off the white sands of the beach at our hotel was amazing! Our flight to Aitutaki leaves tomorrow morning, so check back in a few days for some more pictures of our wonderful journey!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Ashlee & Jeremy - April 20, 2008

We met up with Ashlee and Jeremy on Sunday at the location of their upcoming wedding on Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. The ceremony and reception will take place on a gorgeous expanse of meticulously manicured lawn under waving palm trees at the former home of the Commanding Officer of the base. Ashlee had been eyeing this location for a long time and decided that’s where their wedding was going to be and she wasn’t going to take no for an answer. As it turns out – she didn’t have to! We took a few quick shots there and then headed down to La Jolla for their engagement session. Ashlee is crazy-in-love with her proud marine (who, by the way just got home from his long tour of duty in Iraq), and it is obvious that he adores her too. Can’t wait for their wedding the end of May! And one more thing we wanted to say to Jeremy: Welcome home and THANK YOU.

Kerry & Sean - April 19, 2008

The day started out cloudy, but the sun ended up smiling on Sean & Kerry on their wedding day! They are the cutest couple: a cop and an Irish princess. The ceremony took place at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Westminster and was followed by a fun-filled ride on the California Trolley to the reception at Old World in Huntington Beach. There was plenty of laughter and tears (the happy kind!) throughout the day, along with great music at the reception, and everyone had a wonderful time. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Shanna & Marcos – April 13, 2008

Venice Beach was super crowded on the first hot Sunday of the year, but we managed to get some incredible shots of this fun couple! They have an amazing intensity about them and the camera absolutely loves them! Their wedding is going to be at a beautiful vineyard in Temecula this July. Check back for some hot-hot-hot pics of the nuptials!

Jana & Isaac – April 12, 2008

What a gorgeous day for an engagement shoot! The temps at the beach were in the high 80’s and the sky was a deep blue. These guys had a lot of fun with the engagement session and we could tell how much in love they are by the cute nicknames they called each other! We are looking forward to photographing their wedding in August in Newport Beach!