Last month we got invited to our friends, Linda & Sean’s wedding in Orange County, California.  My sister & her hubs (the Riveras) were also invited, so we took a little road trip to SoCal!  This was the first wedding we were guests at in a very long time, so I was super excited to leave our pro cameras behind and get a completely different view of the wedding day!

The wedding was on Saturday (12-13-14) at 4pm, so we got an early start to our day and did some sight seeing at Newport & Huntington Beach before the wedding.  The weather was perfect and we had a great time relaxing and enjoying the California sunshine and taking in the ocean breeze!  Before we knew it, it was time to get dolled up for the wedding.  I gotta say, as wedding photographers, being guests at a wedding was such a treat.  I got to dress up in a fancy dress, wear heals, and makeup!  We only took our handy little Fuji x100S point & shoot camera and enjoyed the evening drinking, dancing, and mingling!

Being a guest at a wedding, really reinforced how much we love what we do and why I don’t wear heals to photograph a wedding! LOL   It also helped us see how important it is to have wedding photographers there capturing all those special little moments, the laughs, the group hugs, the friendships, the fun dancing, the impromptu karaoke on the dance floor, all of it!  For us, documenting someone’s wedding day, is such a privilege and we are so grateful to all our couples for choosing us to be there capturing it for them and their families.

Linda + Sean: Congratulations on your wedding!  Thanks for having us as guests at your wedding!  We had a blast! xo

December 23
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Another year is coming to an end and that means it’s time to reflect on how things went this year.  2014 was definitely a great year both professionally and personally.  We got to meet some amazing couples from around the country, we  traveled with our family to fun places, and I got Jason to run his first half marathon with me ;)

For the past 2 years we’ve been sharing some fun behind the scenes shots of us in action, sharing everything from photo bombs to dancing with brides!  Here we go again sharing some behind the scenes fun with you all for 2014!  Enjoy :)

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Jason really wants to make sure the shot is just right in camera!

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And me, well, clearly I want to make sure your dress is just right for the picture.  I look out for my girls!

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Don’t worry, Jason’s going to make sure the groom is looking just right too.  If that means, adjusting your boutonniere or showing you some dance moves, so be it! 
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Getting large bridal parties and families just right for the formals takes lots of hard work and sometimes saying a little prayer as I walk away helps too ;)

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Working together has it’s perks, but getting in each other’s shots is sometimes inevitable.  Oh you can’t just shoot right over my head, I guess I’m not as short as I thought…

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Don’t worry, Alicia was ok!  I didn’t fall on her and I got the shot ;)

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It’s all in the little details and sometimes, flowers and mini whisky bottles need love too!

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Now, let’s play “Where’s the photographer?”

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Follow me, I know the way!

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Leaving a wedding not just as your favorite photographers (wink, wink) but as friends, is just the best!

A huge thanks to all our couples who trust us and let us do what we love year after year.  Thank you for welcoming us into your lives and allowing us to capture your wedding day.  It means the world to us! xo

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December 18
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Linda and David know what it’s like to share a life together.  They know that throughout this roller coaster ride called life, it is so much better to have someone by your side.  Linda and David have been married for 25 years and what better way to celebrate their love than to renew the vows they made to each other on their wedding day.  David even brought a petal from Linda’s original bouquet.  What a sweet gesture, huh?  We were so happy to be able to capture a bit of their day through our photographs.  We just know that these two will be together forever and we wish them a lifetime of happiness.  Shout out to my girls at Makeup in the 702 for the fab hair and makeup ;)

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December 10
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Ahh! So here it is, our last wedding of 2014 and we couldn’t have spent it with more awesome people than Blair and James and their fabulous family!  They made us feel so welcomed and were a total blast to spend the evening with.  These guys came from Hawaii to tie the knot at the luxurious Aria Hotel & Casino.  We met them earlier this year when they were in town finalizing their wedding plans and we just knew they were our kind of couple – happy, laid back, and totally ready to have a fun time on their wedding day.  Not wanting to stress and worry about little details on her wedding day, Blair smartly hired Faith of Faithfully Yours Events to handle the coordination.  Everything turned out amazingly and the decor and timeline were spot on!

I met up with Blair and her bridesmaids in her suite while she was getting the finishing touches on hair and makeup, then we went down to the bridal suite at the Aria Chapel where they were all getting dressed.  Jason hung out with James and the guys while they got ready in their room and walked on over to the groom’s suite to relax, play some pool, and have a drink until it was time for the ceremony.  Sadly, Aria does not allow outside photographers to photograph the ceremony, so Jason and I took that time to shoot the gorgeous reception ballroom filled with the soft and classy color scheme of champaign, ivory and pink. The Pallet did such a great job on the soft and delicate florals throughout the room and the bouquets.  Once the ceremony was over, we grabbed a few formal shots of the new Mr. and Mrs. along with the bridal party before their grand entrance.  The reception was filled with delicious food, heartfelt toasts, nonstop dancing, and lots of love!

B+J: Thanks so much for having us at your wedding day!  It was a true pleasure to capture your big day!  Much love to you both! xo

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