Laura and Ryan were so excited to marry. They are so in love and such a happy couple. The pair met when they matched on Coffee Meets Bagel. Laura was in medical school and Ryan was in law school in Minnesota so they met up for coffee/tea. They chatted for 3 hours and 45 minutes and then continued to talk and text every day after.
We were happy to back at the VIP Mansion a private estate in San Clemente for our first full wedding of 2021. We kicked off what looks like it will be a busy year with an easy-going, happy couple, Brittany and Kyle! The pair met on the dating app Hinge by pure chance. Kyle was living in Washington and happened to be passing by Brittany when she appeared on his feed. The two matched easily and hit it off quickly!
Like many couples fighting Covid restrictions Sara and Dean had to remain flexible leading up to their big wedding day. The pair were so friendly and joyous to be around despite the hoops thrown at them including a rare rainy California day.
We met Cheryl and Jonathan last year when we shot their engagement photos. They are such a lovely couple we knew their wedding day would be super special! They opted for an intimate ceremony and ended up after a last minute change at the Lavender Marketplace in Sierra Madre. The venue is a beautiful, peaceful property with endless photo backdrops.
Julie and Micah spent the first day of the new year in one of the best ways possible—saying "I do". They were married in front of their closest family and friends with the bright blue ocean sparking behind them at Seagrove Park. The park was bustling with people enjoying the weather and the serene view. The busy park just added to the excitement and joy of the day that had come together so perfectly.
I was happy to get Katies call to shoot her religious wedding ceremony. I have known Katie for several years now and she is a delight to be around. She is full of personality and adorable! Her and Brandon make an amazing couple and have tons of fun together!
Amanda and Thomas crossed paths for the first time by colliding into one another on the street. As they both steadied themselves from almost falling, Thomas made a silly remark comparing himself to the Titanic. Amanda's contagious laugh caught him off gaurd and he fell in love immediately. They spoke for a few minutes, then turned to be on their own ways. Thomas knew it was now or never, so with amazing courage he turned back around and asked the beautiful stranger on a date. The rest is history!
Owen and Dylan flew from their homes in Alabama to Los Angeles early 2020 for a quick vacation and to shoot their Couple’s Video with Danielle’s husband Jamie, who would also be filming their wedding (All Because He Asked). We decided it was the perfect time to get to know them in a casual setting, plus we thought maybe we could try to match their Southern hospitality. [...]
Cassandra and Elmer held their breath waiting to see how their dream wedding would pan out. Ten guests, or 100, these two were determined to be married on June 27, 2020. It was amazing to see this genuine, beautiful couple roll with the punches of getting married during a pandemic. [...]
We were so fortunate to photograph Mina andGeorge’s Persian wedding on March 14th at TheWaterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel. Despite talk of the spreading CoronaVirus, Mina, George and their family and friends were in good spirits and ableto put that aside for the night. [...]
Danielle and I kicked off our 2020 wedding photography with Reily and Tim. This couple set the bar high for all the weddings to come this year. We had so much fun capturing their big day, because everyone was so friendly, and relaxed. [...]
We ended the year with a very special wedding, one that we were so excited to be a part of! Jaime and Drew are down to earth and very well paired. They make each other smile and we can tell their relationship is full of laughter! Jaime is the sister to Danielle’s old boss back when she was a Bartender. When Jaime reached out to us, we were excited! Danielle had a little nostalgia and couldn’t wait to be part of the wedding for such a wonderful family.
One of the last weddings we shot this year was Mary Grace and Andy. They were such a chill couple whose main goal for their wedding day was to have a good time with their guests and enjoy the party they worked so hard to plan. It’s so easy to get stressed planning a wedding, so being able to let go and just go with it on the actual day is so important!
Jen and Bill met by chance. When going to college in Nebraska, Jen visited her sister in San Diego. She ended up hanging out with Bill’s roommate who lived in the same complex as her sister. When Bill came home to find Jen in his apartment and drinking his Jack Daniels, the sparks flew! They hit it off immediately. While the timing wasn’t right to start a relationship they stayed in touch until it was. Now eleven years friends and four years together they finally got to say “I do”.
Jacqueline and Walker’s wedding had us smiling all-day and evening. This couple doesn’t take themselves too seriously and it’s obvious they truly love being with each other. They met at summer camp when they were camp counselors and they have been together for 10 years now! We know, it sounds like the perfect start to an amazing romantic comedy right?!
Cathy and Adam met in middle school and became boyfriend/girlfriend their freshman year of high School. They have been together for 13 years and finally tied the knot—YEAH! It was clear their parents are both super excited and thrilled they finally made it down the aisle—they were all smiles and already dropping hints for grand kids! Having married my high school sweetheart as well I particularly love weddings like this. Plus my husband was their wedding videographer, which made the event even more special.
Has your mom ever tried to set you up? Ours has…lots…unsuccessfully—stories for another time! Well Brooke and Jakeb are the happy ending to the perfect Mother setup! Jakeb’s mom met Brooke at an event, and thought she would be a great fit for her son, so she orchestrated a coffee date. Brooke and Jakeb hit it off immediately! Their morning coffee meeting turned into an 11-hour date including breakfast, lunch and dinner! The rest is history. Yeah Mom!!!
Kate loves twins, and we are so glad she found us! At an early age she made plans to marry a man and have twins! Okay so both Danielle and I made plans to have twins too and it didn’t work out for us, but fingers crossed she and Logan will have better luck—we have a good feeling about this one!Kate and Logan could have been married at numerous locations in their home state of Alaska. We’re sure the scenery is gorgeous—we’re dying to go! But we couldn’t be happier that they chose to celebrate their big day at Lake Oak Meadows Temecula.
We felt so honored to witness and capture Suzette and Clint’s private ceremony held exactly five years to the day that they started dating. Following their nuptials, and of course lots of Mr. and Mrs. photos, they celebrated by having dinner at the same restaurant they met at for their first date—very romantic!
For Laurel and Will’s wedding I had the honor of being their Day of Wedding Coordinator, while Danielle was their Wedding Photographer. Laurel did such an amazing job planning their wedding all while busy with work and school in Boston. They were married at one of my favorite locations—The Malibu West Beach Club.
Oh boy are we excited to share the wedding photos from Kellen and Chris’ wedding at the beautiful Coto De Caza Country Club. Not only are Kellen and Chris one of the cutest, perfectly matched couples we’ve shot, but also they chose to celebrate their vows at one of our favorite venues. With natural light pouring in from the windows the Coto De Caza Country Club is intimate and cozy. Our favorite part is the cute white tree swing in the front that is perfect for portraits.
Kate and Daniel’s wedding was special to me right from the beginning. Not only did we hit it off during our first conversation, but instead of a formal engagement session they invited me to shoot their photos at their engagement party. This ended up being a great way for me and the whole family to get to know each other. Come their wedding date everything was so comfortable and inviting—I felt like a part of the family! They also have a lot of twins in their family which made for some fun conversations with Deanne and I.
The first time David saw Taylor he knew he had to find a way to meet her; so he convinced a friend to setup a meeting on the pre-tense that he wanted to learn more about the acting business, and get her advice. Taylor who is so kind agreed to the meeting with the stranger. Immediately she felt something very special with David and quickly found he matched her childhood husband wish list almost perfectly!
It’s hard to believe this was the last wedding of 2018 for us. The year went by so fast. We were happy to have our last memory of the year with Sara and Jay at The Legacy Ballroom in Glendale. What a sweet couple, and boy do they know how to dance!
We had the honor of shooting Lillian and Jonathan’s wedding at the beautiful Private Estate in Orange County. VIP Events and Weddings did a great job coordinating the event and made everything look perfect. Danielle and I decided we could happily live there!
I knew Rachel and Keith’s wedding would be a blast after I spent time with them during their engagement session at the OC Fair. https://danielleanddeanne.com/2018/08/11/oc-fair-engagement-shoot-rachel-keith
Susanne and Ben’s wedding was my first at the London Hotel in West Hollywood. The venue offers skyline views of all of Los Angeles, which made for an awesome backdrop at their reception. Some of my favorite shots came from just outside the hotel, when we braved our way across the street into the busy intersection.