Chesley and Luke: Santa Paula Engagement Photos, Glen Tavern Inn

Well things have really come full circle for us. Almost 7 (crazy to think) years ago we got married and had our reception at the Glen Tavern - a historic hotel that is rumored to be super haunted. Fast forward to a few weeks ago when we met Chesley and Luke there for some engagement photos. It was such a blast getting to know them and hanging out in one of our (and their) favorite places. We had thought we might get rained out on the session so we planned on the Glen Tavern because we figured if we had to shoot inside the whole time, it would be just fine. Long story short, the rain stopped and we got the photograph in some foggy hills that would make you think you were in Scotland...even though we were still just about an hour from LA. 

-Peter and Emily

Tricia and Warren: Pasadena and Downtown LA Cityscape Engagement Photos

At the start of the new year, we finally got the chance to meet Tricia and Warren in person after many an e-mail, skype video, and phone call. All four of us geared up to get wet and muddy on what was supposed to be a rainy day in LA. Instead, we got one of the most perfect west-coast evenings that anyone could have asked for. We met these two at Copa Vida in Pasadena for a latte and later made our way to Griffith Park. We played around at the tennis courts where Warren and Tricia both played in high school and then hiked our way up to grab a view of DTLA while the sun set. 

Let us tell you, this was one of the best ways we could have asked to start off 2017. Though Tricia and Warren were both nervous (as most everyone is in front of a big camera), their trust in us and willingness to play and enjoy each other inspired us more than anything. We had such a blast getting to know them and photographing their love story that we stayed out way past sunset and enjoyed the city lights together.

We can't wait to meet up with these two again at their wedding this August. Enjoy!

A Sampling of Favorite Moments from 2016

Well another year has come to an end (yeah, yeah, we know that happened like 5 weeks ago) and we're left feeling like we have no idea where the time went. In an attempt to make some sense out of the last 12 months and get an idea of what sort of work we were producing, we went back through the images we made and picked out some of our favorite photos. Does this collection of photos truly capture all of our favorite moments from this year? Absolutely not. Not even close. This was whittled down from about 500 photos...which was already hard. And in hopes that we wouldn't leave you scrolling for all of 2017, we tried our best to just share a sampling of all the great moments that blew our minds this past year. Our 2016 was filled with so much joy and beauty. We are infinitely grateful to everyone who trusted us to tell their stories through the art of photography. Thank you all so much for opening up your lives to us.  Thanks for looking!

-Peter and Emily

Ken and Amber: Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer, Funk Zone, Courthouse

Ken and Amber are some of the kindest people we have had the pleasure of photographing. We got to spend a few relaxing hours with the two of them taking photos around Santa Barbara and exploring the Funk Zone. They had friends travel from across the world to be there to witness their love for each other. All in all it was a pretty amazing day. Here are a few of our favorite images from Ken and Amber's big day.

-Peter

Chelsea and Alex: Engagement Photos, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, CA

We're so happy that we can call Chelsea and Alex our friends. That, combined with the fact that they are great at frolicking together through green fields in golden sunlight, means that we pretty much had the best time ever on their engagement session. We seriously couldn't get enough. Too much of this California drought has made us appreciate this blossoming spring season all the more - it was pure magic in the hills. These two are deeply in love and the decision they've made to serve one another for the rest of their lives is inspiring. We can't wait to see their families and friends come together to share in their promise at Chelsea's home this summer. Cheers!

-Emily