the journal

The threat of COVID-19 can seem like a dark cloud over everyone’s 2020 wedding plans. But as they say, love finds a way. This was evident in the union of Emma and Jake, just like their Laguna Beach engagement shoot. This small, intimate wedding at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach overflowed with elegance and charm. […]

In the wake of COVID-19, countless couples have had their engagement and marriage plans turned upside down. No one could have prepared for these times, which left one option: get creative. For Johnny and Moriah, the plan became an elope—well, kind of, as their approving parents were in attendace. Like their engagement shoot, the couple’s intimate elopement […]

With only 200 permanent residents and all-wooden houses straight out of 1900, Tällberg’s intimate atmosphere starts at its very foundation. Though a popular tourist resort, it’s hard to think of a better place for Gustaf and Mikaela’s intimate wedding in Sweden. The unique natural beauty of this location gave me so much to work with […]

“There’s a place on a blank stretch of road/ Where nobody travels and nobody goes,” Bruce Springsteen sang of hidden slices of heaven on his song “Moonlight Motel.” It’s an ode to the places made priceless by the passage of time. That’s what makes 1880 Union Hotel in Los Alamos such an exquisite location. Part […]

It’s easy to catch a contact high when you’re involved in the happiest day of a person’s life. When it’s one of your oldest friends, you’re experiencing it right alongside him. For that reason alone, Ray Patchen’s marriage to Tori became a particularly memorable photo-shoot. Temecula Creek Inn had beautiful pockets of great locations to […]

Venue/Caterer: Five Crowns Restaurant Wedding Coordinator: Lily Mac Events  Videographer: David Moore Florist: Cabbage Rose Weddings Cake: Simply Sweet Cakery Hair: Mallory Boaz Makeup: Ms. Victoria Beauty DJ/Band: Steve Burdick Gown Designer: Essense of Australia Bridesmaids Attire: David’s Bridal Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Friar Tux  Jewelry: Haute Couture Intimate weddings can be a bit of […]

Sea Legs Wedding in Huntington Beach uses the best attributes of its location for a beautiful wedding. Most people know Huntington Beach as the world capital of surfing, but to the people at Sea Legs Wine Bar in Bolsa Chica State Beach, it becomes a prime spot to celebrate a marriage. All the variables can […]

A city like San Gabriel has a plethora of exquisite vocations, which can become a double-edged sword when it comes to choosing specific places to shoot. For something as once-in-a-lifetime as a wedding, it’s hard to think of a better hotspot than the San Gabriel Grapevine Arbor Wedding area. The two spots have a respective […]

Q&A w/ Nicole & Jim: Q1: What did you love most about having your wedding at Old Ranch Country Club? And why did you both choose this particular venue? A1: What we loved most about Old Ranch was the location and that the ceremony and reception were in the same place.  We picked this venue […]

Chelsea & Daniel’s Wedding at the Historic Cottage in San Clemente!