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Rachel and Brent: Engagement Photos, Funk Zone, Santa Barbara wedding photographer

Say hello to Rachel and Brent. They like to play board games, they’re super silly together, and they are clearly going to have a very happy life together. We spent a wonderful afternoon with them drinking beer, chasing sea gulls and exploring the Funk Zone of Santa Barbara. Take a gander.

-Peter and Emily

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Engagement Session Portraits

Zach and Loretta: Portraits, Vasquez Rocks

Sometimes when you need a little inspiration, it’s a good idea to take some friends out to the desert and see what happens. That’s just what we did…and here is what happened. Zach and Loretta are great people and we’re lucky to call them friends. Here are few portraits of their faces/bodies.

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Jamie and Case: Ventura Wedding Photographer, Private Estate

One of our all-time favorite types of weddings is the “backyard wedding.” This particular wedding happened in the front yard but it still counts. Jamie and Case said their vows surrounded by only their family and closest friends overlooking the coastal town of Ventura. There was a ton of amazing food, happy tears shed, and general merriment. It was so beautiful to see how both of the families came together to support the new couple. It was obvious hanging out with Jamie and Case that they have a lot of fun together and love each other deeply. It was truly an honor to be there to witness this joyful union.

-Peter

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Andrew and Jenn: Smog Shoppe Wedding Photographer, Los Angeles, CA

Andrew and Jenn’s wedding was truly inspiring. Everyone withstood the triple digit temperatures with a smile on their face. These two have been together a looong time and everyone was so very excited to see them finally tie the knot. They had their reception at the Smog Shoppe in Culver City which has more style and elegance than you could ever ask for. Not to mention they added their own fabulous touches to the event. Jenn had two fabulous wedding gowns, the second being a surprise for her groom. We had such a great time photographing these two and their whole beautiful bridal party who were such good sports. We are so happy Andrew and Jenn found us and trusted up to capture this beautiful memory for them. 

-Emily

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Michelle and Keith: Mammoth Mountain Wedding Photographer, Hayden Cabin

Mammoth holds a special place in our hearts. We both have a lot of early memories of being there with our family and friends. The mountains always seem to have such a draw on us. When Michelle and Keith asked us to photograph their wedding in Mammoth we were ecstatic. Being able to photograph two awesome people in a place this stunning is really what we’re all about. All of their guests were so extremely happy to see these two come together and the feeling was contagious. Their wedding was full of heartfelt toasts, an abundance of tears, and some killer dance moves. Enjoy.

-Peter and Emily

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Andrew and Jenn: Engagement Photos, Griffith Park, Abandoned LA Zoo

We are so excited to photograph Jenn and Andrew’s wedding in a couple weeks at the Smog Shoppe in LA. Especially after we got to see how awesome they are in front of the camera during their engagement shoot. We spent the evening exploring an abandoned zoo. Who knew that old animal cages would have such killer light? It was a serious playground for us. Their may have been a few animal ghost encounters but we all came out unharmed. These two have a super dynamic look and we knew we’d come out with some killer shots. They didn’t disappoint. The best moments were when they got slightly embarassed with a camera so close to their face and then starting cracking up. Their wedding can’t come soon enough…and I’m sure they feel the same way.

-Emily

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Andy and Kimi: Catalina Island Wedding, Desconso Beach Club, Avalon CA

Kimi and Andy’s wedding took place at the beautiful Desconso Beach Club on Catalina Island. Its only an hour from the California coast but it feels like it’s worlds away. We got to travel all around the island, shooting at the Chimes Tower, the Catalina Casino, and the secluded Desconso beach. The day was filled with ocean air and beachy breezes and a whole lotta partying. There were hula-hoops, giant bubbles, cakes being cut with swords, and some serious glow-stick action. It was a magical night and we can’t wait to visit Catalina again. 

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Kimi and Andy: Engagement Photos, Redondo Harbor, CA

Shortly before we headed to Catalina Island to watch these two lovely people get married, we had the distinct pleasure of meeting them at the Redondo harbor for a bit of an adventure. They took us out on their sailboat and the evening couldn’t have been more picturesque. Some good wind blew away the cloud cover for some epic sunlight right at the end. We were so excited to get to know Kimi and Andy and we’re super excited to share their wedding with everyone very soon. Until then, enjoy some nautical goodness. 

Emily Kappen

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Michelle and Anthony: Engagement Photos, Pasadena, CA

We had the awesome opportunity to spend the afternoon with Michelle and Anthony. We met them at the amazing Arroyo Seco park in Pasadena for some hangout and photo taking time. What we didn’t realize before getting there was this park is home to the “roving archers”…which is exactly what it sounds like. There were a bunch of people roaming around with bows and arrows and we are more than a little afraid for our own skin. Fortunately the only things we came out with were some good images and some new friends. Watch your back if you ever go to this park.

-Peter

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Brian and Amanda: Oxnard Wedding Photographer, Barn, Private Estate

Brian and Amanda were meant for each other. That much is clear. Another thing that’s clear is that they know how to throw a good party. I don’t think we’ve ever been on a crazier dance floor. Their wedding was picture perfect, down to the very last detail. There were lots of tears, lots of laughter, and a whole lotta people gettin’ down. Also, as if they don’t already have the blessing of many, they got a few rain drops on their wedding day giving them all the luck that could be mustered. Enjoy the photos!

Peter and Emily