This Rock and Roll Alternative Styled shoot was inspired by the town of Costa Mesa and the people who make it what it is. Westside Museum, where this shoot took place has a slogan, "Keep Mesa Cool". And that's exactly what we are doing with this moody, alternative wedding. We wanted to embody the artistic, somewhat grungy vibe of the area and the people who reside here. Our two love birds are what this shoot was inspired by. Ben and Madeline are in a local band together, and Ben is the curator of I Heart Costa Mesa, a local online publication that features artists and events in the area. They embody the artistic edge that this shoot brought to life. Both with past modeling experience, and an interests in all things creative, they were the perfect couple to carry the vision to fruition.
The blank industrial space is perfect for creatives with a different idea for their wedding decor. We thought of the idea of a bad ass rock and roll wedding and ran with it. Our bride was styled in a two piece beaded crop top, an elegant high- waisted skirt, and paired with a black leather jacket. We styled her dapper groom in black jeans and a black tee with a vintage jacket and wingtip shoes from Swellegant. Kats Creations Florals designed a beautiful look with dark purple hues in an oversized bouquet and an abundant table scape. Monge Amore Events, went to town styling the area with gothic candles, cow skulls and a purple ombre lamb skin rug for a vibe that rivals any traditional wedding decor. The invitations designed by The Paper Mint Press paired perfectly with the plums and cherries we used as accent pieces on tableware provided by Baker Party Rentals. All of this combined with a kick ass motorcycle and you have an alternative moody wedding for the ages.Read More
Being part of such and amazing moment is why I love what I do. Not only do I get to be with my clients on the most important day of their lives, but sometimes, when I am really lucky, I get to witness the moment when they decide to spend their lives together.
Jason did a great job creating a cover story for our photo shoot. The couple showed up to their portrait session in Playa Del Rey with the thought of just getting a few photos to decorate the house. Jason and I had planned a cue, and when I backed up and put them in a pose holding hands, he knew it was time to pop the question! Diana's reaction was priceless! Jumping for joy and oozing joy! She could not stop jumping, and smiling and staring at her BEAUTIFUL ring that Jason did a superb job designing.
They celebrated by popping some champagne, and after the sun went down, they were off to get ready for their surprise trip to Cabo! I feel so lucky to have gotten to spend this amazing moment with these to and can't wait to see what a beautiful wedding they will have!Read More
I am such a fan of intimate weddings on the beach. Anna and Vitaly's wedding was just that. They tide the knot in the beautiful botanical garden at the St. Regis in Laguna Niguel surrounded by 15 of their closest friends and family. The gazebo was adorn with elegant white flowers designed and arranged by the bride herself. Anna not only did the flowers, but also designed her own dress, complete, with tulle flowers along the train.Read More
While visiting Washington D.C I had a chance to squeeze in some Spring Mini Sessions. D.C was unseasonable warm this Sunday afternoon at a sweltering 90 degrees! The Carlin Family and I had a blast at The Yards Park which offers a cool water breeze and even a fountain to cool your feet on hot summer days.
The park was close to Jess and Renzo's heart since they had spent many afternoons there while living in South East Washington. Renzo, being an architect, has always admired the bridge and surrounding new buildings of the area. Oh, and of course its right next to the Nationals Stadium!Read More
I've been wanting to photograph an in home couples session for a while now. There is something about photographing a couple where they are most comfortable that is very intimate and personal. Stephanie and Loui were the perfect couple for a cozy, in home session. Their favorite pastime is cooking together (well maybe Stephanie watching Loui cook!) and drinking wine on the couch. Stephanie's eye for style and interior decorating has yielded the cutest boho chic home with the perfect light which made for a relaxing and fun session!Read More
A beer themed wedding?! I kid you not! Andrea and Shelby's wedding was at the beautiful Long Shadow Ranch in Temecula California. The vineyard offers rolling hillsides, and beautiful barn style buildings that make for the perfect rustic backdrop. To add even more awesomeness to the day, the bride and groom's name is Mr. and Mrs Smith! How is cool is that!?!
We started the day at the quaint Temecula Creek Inn for hair and make up. Andrea and her bridesmaids are make up artist, so the ladies spent all morning dolling each other up while the guys hung out at the ranch. Both the bride and groom had growing anticipation leading up to the big moment!
The ceremony was light hearted and included the classic Wedding Singer song, "Grow Old With You" Lyrics. Like always, I was tearing up behind the camera!Read More
New Orleans has such a life and vibrancy to it. After living in Southern California for the last eight years, I was so excited to be back in the south! My absolute favorite part of working in the south is the gorgeous spanish moss! The way the light hits it adds such a magical element to any backdrop.
Natalie, Bryce, Nora and I had a blast strolling City Park in New Orleans for this mini family session last month. I have known Natalie since growing up on the same street in Ocean City, Maryland. It was such a pleasure to get to know this beautiful, sweet, wild child the two of them have made together. We even stopped at Morning Call for a quick beignet to end the session!Read More
How lucky can a girl get? I was definitely riding and artistic high after walking away from this San Juan Capistrano Engagement Session with Ania and Craig. These two should literally be models, but not only that, they are head of heals in love!
Please enjoy this San Juan Capistrano Engagement and be sure Please take a gander at this vibrant and whimsical anniversary session at the beautiful Victoria Beach in Laguna Beach, California, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest!Read More
The ambiance of Pine Rose Weddings has a quaint and rustic charm that gives you the warm and fuzzies. You are in your own mountainous wonderland! It's gorgeous outdoor ceremony and reception area has a natural wood arch, and a tranquil view of a natural spring. You could not ask for a more beautiful mountain wedding venue!Read More
These two beautiful people were such a blast to shoot with! Not only are they GORGEOUS, but they are so in love and it showed through our entire Laguna Beach anniversary session. I love letting loose with couples and really having fun and frolicing on the beach at sunset. I mean, what better place to be right?! Ashley and David are Orange County locals, and I have had the pleasure of working side by side with Ashley as she is the owner and lead planner of Monge Amore Events.
Please take a gander at this vibrant and whimsical anniversary session at the beautiful Victoria Beach in Laguna Beach, California, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest!Read More
Grooms Grotto is the answer for all of your Wedding Suit woes! Based in Costa Mesa, but soon to expand to Los Angeles and San Diego, each suit is custom fitted and designed with your choice of material, and an array of amazing patterned liners! There concept is laid back, affordable and unique!
Last night the owners Nick and Matt hosted a fabulous cocktail party for all of us "friendors" in the Wedding Industry. The event was well attended and was a blast for everyone involved! Please check out some memories from last night's mixer! Thank you to Grooms Grotto for hosting us!
Venue: Grooms Grotto
Planning: Events By Robin
Florals: Lace Roots
Rentals: Baker Party Rentals
Catering: Above All Catering
Cocktails: Bottles and Blooms
Paper: Carta SocietyRead More