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Family Photos

The Tseitlins – Family Portraits in Thousand Oaks

We had an awesome time photographing Peter’s sister and her family in Thousand Oaks. Our nieces Eva and Sofie are the sweetest girls ever and they were such a blast to photograph. Although we don’t normally share family photos on our blog, we love to do them. If you or someone you know is looking for some family photos, please let us know!

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Wedding

Jesse and Amy’s Intimate Mammoth Lakes Wedding, CA

Hi everyone! Emily here. This is the first post that I have personally put together on our blog so I hope you enjoy it! I decided to take the lead because this story is very personal to me. My own brother, Jesse, said his vows to my new sister, Amy, on our family vacation to mammoth this summer.

My family had been planning a long-awaited trip together in Mammoth Lakes where we were to rent a cabin and have a good old-fashioned Grooters (my maiden name) reunion. A couple weeks before the trip, my brother Jesse proposed to Amy, who we had all come to know and love over the past couple years. After some contemplation, they decided to tie the knot during our family vacation. My oldest brother, David, acquired a license to wed them. On a perfect, sunny Tuesday in July, we all walked together into a forest clearing, and witnessed their union to each other. 

Peter and I see a lot of weddings. Its easy to get jaded and think its all about how good your decorations, dress, or flowers can be. This marriage was a blessed reminder of the love and commitment that supersedes it all.

-Emily

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Wedding

Wish and Sudhir at the Marrakesh House, Culver City

Hey everyone! I wanted to share a recent video I made of Wish and Sudhir’s wedding. It was an unbelievably beautiful occasion. I don’t usually do video but I had a lot of fun on this one. The Marrakesh House is sooo rad – hopefully I did it justice though this video. Thanks for checking it out!

-Peter

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Wedding

Zach and Loretta: Private Estate Wedding, Simi Valley

Zach and Loretta are great people.  Emily and I have been friends with them for a couple years and it was such an honor to photograph their wedding. It was a truly beautiful occasion that all took place in Loretta’s backyard in Simi Valley. Oh and it was also a party…a nuts party. I hope you guys like long posts because we’re trying one out tonight.

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Wedding

Chris and Amanda: Private Estate wedding, Pacific Palisades, CA

Where do we start with this one? There’s way too much to write. Let it suffice to say, we really loved Chris and Amanda’s wedding. It was beautiful, unique, and tons of fun. The Pacific Palisades were totally showing off and provided the best backdrop imaginable for this party of a wedding. We had a lot of photos we liked from this wedding so we decided to post a few more than usual. We were so honored to photograph this day! 

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Wedding

Karissa and Jonas: Santa Barbara Courthouse Wedding, CA

Karissa and Jonas are both artists with a serious sense of personal style. Karissa spent much of her childhood in China and she used a lot international inspiration for her wedding day. She designed her own dress after 1999 Coco Chanel and coupled it with a 20 foot silk sari for her train. The day was full of artistic details including a gold-dipped bird skull boutonniere, a traditional chinese tea ceremony, and their amazing 50s chevy get away car. The ceremony was held in the Mural Room in the historic Santa Barbara courthouse – a beautiful cathedral-style room with restored paintings covering the walls. The reception was an intimate event held at the Opal – a local Santa Barbara restaurant – with amazing food and ambiance. Beyond being unique and artistic, Karissa and Jonas are genuinely great people and their wedding day was truly a joy to be a part of.  We hope you enjoy!

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Engagement Session

Zach and Loretta’s engagement photos: Arts District, Los Angeles, CA

Hey everyone! Welcome to our new blog. We hope this time around to be more active and generally just better at our online presence . If you haven’t checked out our new website yet, please do: kappenphotography.com We’re really proud of it.

Anyway, Zach and Loretta are awesome. We photographed them on the streets of the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles. It was killer. We’re super excited to be photographing their wedding this weekend.