Pasadena City Hall Engagement Session | Michelle and Daniel

Pasadena City Hall lends itself to a beautiful backdrop for engagement sessions and Michelle and Daniel's relaxed session did not disappoint. We started on the second level of the building and moved towards the front as they got more and more comfortable in front of the camera. You can definitely feel the love between them and it certainly shows in their images. 

Although we can't share too many details of their wedding yet, we do know their wedding is going to be intimate and gorgeous, just like them. We're so grateful to be able to be at the beginning of their lives. We are privileged, or should I say, honored to be able document their wedding later this year at Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach. 

Enjoy these images, friends!


Pasadena City Hall Engagement Photography | Araceli and Jose

Araceli and Jose made this engagement session so easy and flawless. They wanted a bit of architecture with some greenery and as we discussed a few options they agreed that Pasadena City Hall would be the ideal spot. They were so excited as they never took pictures together before this and what better place to share some time alone and begin their married life together! 

They were a little nervous to begin the session (although we don't think so), so be sure to give them some encouraging comments below!

Have an awesome week!


It's Our Anniversary...

Today, we're out shooting Stephanie and Sean's intimate wedding (check out their engagement session in Redondo Beach here: Stephanie & Sean | Engaged). 

However, I wanted to let Gina know that I couldn't ask to be blessed with a better half on this earth. She has dessert before dinner. She has a heart bigger than anyone I know. She thinks of others before herself. She holds down the fort when things start to unravel. I don't know how else to explain her except that she's just freakin' awesome.

These past few years, we've come a long way in building this business, expanding to our family line, and putting our focus on 2014. I couldn't have asked for a better partner, lover and wife. 

Thanks love for all that you do and all that you are. I love you and I can't wait for what's in store for the near future. LET'S DO THIS!!

Also, thanks to her most awesomest, Adrienne Gunde, for documenting our vow renewal in '09 at The Raymond Restaurant. We remember that day, so vividly and we're so glad to have you a part of our day!


Happy Anniversary, Love!!


Jandy & Wilson in Pasadena and Downtown LA | Engagement Session

We can't say enough about the couples we meet and have the opportunity to spend time with. From the first time we met Jandy & Wilson we knew we were going to have a blast with these two. For their engagement session we spent some time in the Arroyo Seco area in Pasadena to get some fun, casual shots. The historic architecture and explicit happiness between Jandy & Wilson helped make some beautiful moments!







After hanging it out in Pasadena, it was time to head for some classy fun in Downtown LA...








We don't have enough words to express how much fun we had, but I think you get the gist from this one!!


Jandy & Wilson, we had such a blast with you two!! We can't wait until August!!

Ariel & Andrew | Ambassador Mansions in Pasadena, CA

On a beautiful day last November Gina and I joined Gavin and Erin from Gavin Wade Photographers along with other talented photographers for a business workshop. Then we went outside to play with Ariel and Andrew in the sun for a gorgeous session at the Ambassador Mansions & Gardens in Pasadena, CA. We had such an awesome time, and we're so grateful to be able to meet and develop relationships with such awesome photographers.

Gina and I have been planning for what's in store for this year and if I must say so myself, it's going to be as awesome as these images!!













The day went off without a hitch with the help of our vendors:

Styling: Grand Engagements -

Flowers: Enchanted Florist –

Linens: Wildflower Linens –

Cake: Catherine Joann Cakes –

Invitation: Wiley Valentine –

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals –

Workshop Hosted by Gavin and Erin Wade

Happy Friday!!


Chris & Gina