It isn't every day one of your bestie's is celebrating her wedding season. Abbie holds one big place in my heart. This is the, shall we say "tip of the iceberg" for the emotions I may indulge when it's actually her wedding day. So bear with me, this is good practice. I met Abbie in 2009 when we were random roommates in college. Somehow, I was lucky enough that her fun-loving, spontaneous, infectious energy took a liking to my cautious, basic-bitch, figuring-it-out self. She was different than anyone I had ever met, yet somehow, felt like home. She was, and is, bold, confident, & shamelessly herself. When I feel like I lack any of these qualities, I always have her for guidance. I think I knew I would always feel this way; sentimental for the memories we would someday share, & thankful for her hand in shaping the person I have become. She has always had my best interest in this long-term kinda way. In a true friend kinda way. Anyway - her wedding is one month away & I am getting all the feels. I adore you Abs & can't wait to capture the day you become a wife to your lifelong love. Cheers to your Bridal Shower, in true Abbie fashion, with panoramic views of the Pacific.. Where you belong. xo
Rory & Onge gave me privilege of capturing their anticipation of meeting their sweet daughter, one soft summer evening in Malibu. The two have enjoyed their early years of marriage just the two of them & now are excitedly awaiting their beautiful girl. Onge has such a beautiful presence; soft, kind, & sure to be a significant mother. Rory is her perfect counter-part, & sure to be the kind of father their daughter compares every man to. I am beaming at the thought of the precious family the Fratkins are soon to become...
Captured on Contax 645 w Fuji 400h, scanned by Photovision Prints -
Nicole & Tom are a classic California couple, exuding so much romance & love beneath the soft sunset light. The two are chic, yet timeless, and fit perfectly together. Nicole's bouquet & soft curls were the perfect pre-bridal sentiments for and engagement collection. She radiated in her floral maxi & modern blouse with a stunning statement necklace that streamlined her collarbone. It is easy to understand how Tom fell in love with her beautiful blue eyes that light up the sky. The two wed this October at Hummingbird Nest Ranch & it is sure it to be spectacular with Event Planner, Vanessa Michelle Co.
Hayley & Jake celebrated their love in Santa Barbara at the Riviera Mansion. They fell in love with the classic venue, perfectly suited for the intimate wedding. Hayley looked timeless in her Monique Lhuillier wedding gown & perfectly coordinating veil. Her Badgley Mischka flats echoed her style while sparkling beneath the tulle of her dress. Jake was a classic gentleman in his grey 3-piece. Their ceremony was complimented with personal vows & a ceremonious walk up the aisle together, arm in arm. Their indoor reception was illuminated with their chic dance moves & toasts that brought tears ..
Coorination by Melissa of Engaged to be Wed, Florals by Diane Carvotta, Super 8mm by Nick Owens
Abbie & Devin are perfect on film; their personalities are film. They are genuine, raw, simple, & beautiful. The two met in Malibu back in 2013 & life for them has been filled with days on the beach, living in Venice & Santa Monica, just blocks from the beach. They are free. They are in love & together they celebrate joy, life, & everything film stands for. Abbie, who can be a tomboy in the corner of her soul, looked equally stunning in both rugged levis & a pink Lovers & Friends gown. Her freckles light up as the sun dances across her face & Devin steals a kiss under the soft sunset. Their September wedding at the Adamson House on California’s finest coast is going to be the perfect late summer day celebrating the fiercest & most endearing love.
Emily & Ben wed in June at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. The two had the most beautiful, sunlit day filled with love, family & friends. Emily looked stunning in her Hayley Paige wedding gown & TEAM Hair & Makeup perfected her look. Surrounded by her nearest girlfriends & sisters, she was radiant. The stylish Fern & Foxtail team (Faith & Britt), coordinated with ease & Emily & Ben's aunt made gorgeous florals that provided a perfect summer pop. The reception was designed with unique table settings that tied into the Santa Barbara vibes. The daylight carried into dusk & the guests danced into the night ...
Film Images developed at Photovision Prints & Photographed on a Contax645 with Fuji400h
Seriously meant to be a mother, Suzanne is glowing. I loved her grey shoulder-bearing maxi and her blonde curls laid perfectly .. We wanted this collection to feel organic and garden-inspired. Ready to welcome bebe C, Suzanne & Keven are definitely two of the cutest parents-to-be. <3
Some women are just remarkable. One of those women is Caitlyn Chase, founder of the popular lifestyle blog, Caviar and Cashmere. Alongside GLAMSQUAD, Caitlyn hosted the most gorgeous sunset dinner party atop the roof of the Petit Ermitage, a boutique hotel in West Hollywood. Few places can whisk you away in the same way ... an unreal view of our beloved Los Angeles, and the perfect setting to be inspired by the many successful women in attendance. The rooftop sparkled with fashion bloggers, designers, business women, and writers. All who believe in positivity, supporting one another, and maybe a beauty secret or two. It was a night where I left feeling stronger, more beautiful, more supported, and that dreams are attainable. I don't think I was the only one. Thank you, Caitlyn, for a magical night under twinkle lights and living parallel with the city skyline.