Gerry Ranch Wedding

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I feel like as soon as I start writing about Jessica and Jeremy's Gerry Ranch wedding, I'm going to have a novel! So I will keep it short and sweet -- these two are so obviously in love with one another. Their excitement was infectious and their joy shows clearly in their images. I feel so lucky to have captured the day. 

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Gerry Ranch was a dream to work with. Everyone, the family and staff, was so kind and helpful. Chantal, especially! Everything was on site - bridal suite, ceremony, cocktail, and reception. The ranch even included a sunset golf cart trip to the top of the ridge where frolicked (yup) and ate fat little blueberries straight from the bush. Dreamy.

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Venue: Gerry Ranch
Coordinator: Chantal, Gerry Ranch
Photographer: BKM Photography
Hair and Makeup: Cheek to Cheek Artistr

Florals and Rentals: Casi Cielo
Officiant: Officiant Eric
Food: Command Performance Catering
Cake: Sugar Lab

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Multigenerational Family Portraits, Pasadena

LISTEN UP! Next time your whole family is in town, the rare case when everyone is together -- HIRE A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER! I promise you, you will not regret it. 

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I worked with Carol to get a family and shot combo list ahead of time, so that on the day-of we knew exactly what we were doing. Preparation keeps the stress at bay and gives everyone time to play! (I didn't mean to rhyme, but I'm sticking with it!)

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SmogShoppe, Culver City Wedding

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Karin and Jeremy's 2015 feels simultaneously like yesterday and 100 years ago! I can't believe it was 2015. Never blogged, thanks to my wee baby girl and adjusting to life as a new mom. But this wedding has to be posted! It was so filled with fun, laughter, and happy tears.

Their wedding day started at the gorgeous Culver Hotel with bagels and champagne. They DIYed their flowers, hair/makeup, shoe design, and even the bridesmaid dresses! Sewing is one of Karin's favorite past times. After their first look, I witnessed one of the most heartfelt Ketubah signings of my entire career. The atmosphere was beautiful and heavy - the upstairs of the SmogShoppe was the perfect intimate space. After the ceremony, guests were treated to breakfast for dinner. Soooo tasty. The party finished with an AWESOME dance floor that can only be credited to Karin and Jeremy's amazing tastes because this was AN IPOD wedding! No DJ! Kinda scary, I'm not gonna lie, but this one turned out pretty freakin' great! 

Since their wedding day, I've photographed them as guests at one of their bridesmaids weddings and still follow most of their crew on instagram - they are just GOOD people. I'm so happy that my work brought me into their world. 

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Abby Pendergrast, Stylist | Branding Photography

 
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Spent the day with Abby Pendergrast doing things her stylist heart loves to do. And since what I love to do is capture people doing what they love to do, the day was phenomenal. 

Abby is the chic-est of West Coast chic, with a hearty and loving personality grounded by her Southern roots. I know you're going to read this, Ab - I'm so happy we're friends! xo

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wardrobe Madewell
bag Urban Outfitters
shoes Soludos
mural Steph Rager

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Ventura Hills Engagement Session

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Rob and Elle are always out an about in Ventura. Their home is a walk from the beach, the city center, and even these beautiful hills. That's why, even though they didn't have an address for me, they knew exactly where they wanted their engagement session.

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We met at a cross roads and they led me into the hills at sunset. They are such awesome people! I loved spending the evening with them, and I cannot wait for their Ventura County Courthouse wedding!!!

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Descanso Gardens Wedding

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Samar and Derrick met at university. He's from Pennsylvania, her family is currently based in Egypt. She's cosmopolitan, he's a country boy. They couldn't be more opposite, except for one thing: they both possess a heart of gold.

 
 

It was such a pleasure photographing their nuptials at Descanso Gardens (one of my favorite places in L.A., not just for weddings but for life!). 

 
 

Soon after their wedding, they packed up and moved to Colorado to really start their lives together. What an adventure. Love you guys!