Sally-Ann's Family in Laguna Beach

Since I specialize in wedding photography, I usually don't have a chance to work on other types of shoots. I'm so glad, however, that Sally-Ann and I were able to find a date to shoot her cute family in Laguna Beach. When she told me that they were a French-Australian family and were only here in Southern California for three years so they wanted photographs as a souvenir, I was excited to make this shoot memorable and the photos something they can be really happy to look at when they are no longer in the US.

As I looked over these photos, I realized that my parents didn't have the opportunity to have pictures done like these for us when we were little. I thought to myself, how fun it would be for the kids to see this 20 years down the road when they are all grown up. Even though I may not have memories like this, it's every bit as satisfying for me to provide these images to an adorable family like Sally-Ann's.

Sally-Ann and her adorable daughter.

Brother and sister.

A smiling Luca.

Father and son.

Connected family.

We found that Luca would smile biggest when he got to run as fast as he could.

Having a little fun with Luca.

Daddy's little girl.

Something about the ocean just makes people want to jump.

Close-up of the adorable Sophie.

I love how there are footstep lines that go down to him and extend with his shadow, footsteps behind him, and unchartered territory ahead.

Looking out into the ocean.

This is my favorite shot with the sunlight falling on their golden hair.

Sally-Ann gives Sophie a big push.

Another one of my favorites.


Jeannette and Matt's Wedding

Jeannette and Matt were married at the Bell Tower in Rancho Santa Margarita on a relatively cool weekend in Orange County. This wedding was unique in several ways: The design was exquisitely done by Jeannette and Matt and everything matched so well. The catering was provided by In-N-Out Burger because that's where Jeannette's parents were engaged.

How appropriate that the front page of The Orange County Register that day had an article titled "Gems Rare."

I love how even the cake matched the theme.

Look at the awesome details and colors on the wedding cake.

Vahhzz...Floral Design by Dean Jones provided the high-end floral arrangements and they were amazing.

Jeannette looks beautiful in her confident pose.

Jeannette and Matt standing in front of the In-N-Out catering truck.

Jeannette surprised Matt with In-N-Out cuff links!

Serving what else but In-N-Out burgers.

Matt laughs at his brother's attempt to embarrass him during the best man's speech.

The walls were adorned with photos from their engagement session.

The guests proved to be a good group of dancers.

Heidelberg Bakery

Vahhzz... Floral Design by Dean Jones

Make-up Artist
Toni & Guy Irvine

Executive Entertainment

Click here to view Jeannette and Matt's engagement session


Jennifer and Vic in Laguna Beach

Jennifer and Vic were married at the beautiful Occasions at Laguna Village in Laguna Beach. We shot their engagement shoot last December and found them to be a delightful couple. They were just as wonderful to work with during their wedding. Vic was one of the most relaxed grooms I've seen yet, and Jennifer was very giddy even right before the ceremony. Everyone was just so pleasant to work with that we had a wonderful time at the event. In addition, the sun's bright light provided a uplifting look and feel to the photos.

The beautiful bride, Jennifer, with the waters of Laguna Beach in the background.

The bridesmaids were kind enough to provide seating for the bride.

Vic was quite relaxed before the ceremony

The girls getting excited as the big moment approached.

The bride walks down the stairs during the processional.

Jennifer's two brothers walked her down the aisle.

You can see just how happy they were to be married!

Smiling children are a joy to photograph.

The grand entrance with a gorgeous blue-skied backdrop.

The best man gave a hilarious speech.

The maid of honor's speech usually gets emotional, and this was no exception as you can tell through Vic's eyes.

Make-up Artist
Shear Oasis Salon and Spa

Weddings by Melia

Anthony Barthel

Dayna Lewis of Occasions at Laguna Village

Click here to view Jennifer and Vic's engagement session

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