Chris & Jody's Beautiful, Romantic Wedding!

Chris and Jody are such a gorgeous couple and what I loved the most about them is they are just as gorgeous on the inside. Their wedding day was full of love and emotion! From Jody getting ready, reading her beautifully written letter from Chris, her first look with her father, to the walk down the isle all the way up to the speeches and first dances! It was truly an honor to feel all the love. They got married at Padre Serra in Camarillo, CA and ended with a stunning reception, with a room filled with family and friends at the Wood Ranch Country Club! Not gonna lie...I shed some serious tears during her fathers speech! WOW! So touching! Their wedding had the most exquisite, romantic color palette. White and deep royal blues. Jody's bouquet was a stunner with all white roses! It was a beautiful and breathtaking celebration! They even had an awesome cigar roller at the reception! Please enjoy the photos below!

Chris & Jody Purkey

Adam & Casey's Beautiful Waterfront Westlake Wedding!

I have known Adam & Casey for years now! They hired me long ago for their yearly family photos! Since then I have photographed family holiday photos, grandma's birthday, Adam's graduation from USC as a Doctor! And now... finally, I got to photograph their Wedding!! it was held at the beautiful Westlake Village Yacht Club. I had been waiting for this day for a while! I am SO happy I have been able to watch their lives blossom and be apart of such special times. They have completely put their trust into me to capture these milestones and I am so honored!! Here are a few photos of their wedding that I wanted to share! Enjoy!  

Vendor credits:

Photography @majicmoments

second shooter @adrianorozcophotography

Planning and Coordinating @Champagne_events_

Venue @westlakeyachtclub

Makeup @kissthebridemakeup

Flowers @xobloom

Catering @ChefBV

Desserts @Blissstreetbakedgoods

Hair @kristencharolette

Renae's Gorgeous Ventura Maternity Session!

Renae has the sweetest family who will be adding an addition extremely soon!! She is seriously one GLOWING mama to be! I love that even in her 3rd pregnancy she has decided to still do photos... That she found the time with two very active little boys and a working hubby. It is so important to document ALL of your pregnancies, for one day that child baking in there would love to have them and be passed down by generations. For Renae's session we went to the shore of the beautiful city of Ventura. Once we were finished with the family photos, we relieved dad and the boys so we could have some one on one mama photos!! For those we went down the street to the Ventura County City Hall!! I had always wanted to photograph there but no one ever saw my vision!! Of course it took another photographer to suggest it!! Did I forget to mention that Renae is a talented Wedding and Portrait photographer herself?? We met in our networking meetings and instantly became friends! It is also such an honor to be asked to do a fellow colleagues photos! Enjoy the photos below!! 

Chris & Jody's Engagement Session!

I just love this couple!! They seriously make one beautiful pair. I met with them last weekend in Malibu for their engagement session and when they stepped out of their car, I got sooo excited because they looked PERFECT!!! Engagement sessions are so crucial to me. Reasons being, it gets you and me as your photographer comfortable and more acquainted with each other before your big day. Its like your wedding day practice round! We get to know each other while having fun and pose practicing. And in the mean time you are able to walk away with such memorable photos to either keep just for you, make prints for your wedding day or even send out as your save the date cards!! 

I am so excited to shoot Chris and Jody's wedding in June! When I asked Jody about how she and Chris met, this is what she said! "I moved to Oak Park when I started working for Daniella as her assistant as I had just became a hairdresser and Linda one of Daniella’s clients wanted to fix me up, and showed me and Daniella a picture of her daughter's ex boyfriend and in the picture was a group of guys and one of them was Chris I picked him out of the pick line “what about him” and Linda was like that’s a better match. She ran into him the next day and showed him a pic of me, then he added me on Facebook and messaged me and then we met up at Lure for happy hour! Rest was history!" It was fate people!!! I love hearing these stories!!! 

Enjoy some of Chris and Jody's photos!! 

Whimsical Engagement Session in Portland!

The Pacific Northwest is a serious photographers dream as far as scenery! Everything is so lush and green! Today I share with you Sam and Katie's Engagement session that was taken at The Jenkins Estates right there in Portland, Or. I seriously want to start booking sessions there monthly or bi-monthly!!! I teamed up with the talented Kiss N Makeup Artistry doing Katie's makeup and the talented Jennifer Dube that made the gorgeous Flower Crown. Between the 3 of us working on this session, I believe it was a success and they felt like gold!! Enjoy some of the photos!! 

Credit: Make up: @kissnmakeup_ArtistryAcademy Flower Crown: @JenniferDube_     Photography: @majicmoments

The Alexandria!

Hello!

This is my very FIRST blog post! And I hope I did ok!! Hehe!  I thought this would be an excellent session to share as my first. It honestly feels like nothing else to receive so much love and support from everyone around me, thank you to all for helping me believe and pursue my passion! ... enjoy! 

The Auroral Ballrooms

The Alexandria is known to have welcomed presidents, dignitaries and vintage Hollywood royalty since 1906. Charlie Chaplain's Wedding Ceremony was held here! After decades, the ballrooms have been restored and have officially opened their doors once more. Sparkle and Vintage put together this amazing shoot with the help of many talented vendors! It felt so nostalgic!!

The Details 

The Beautiful Bride and Groom

The Vendors

A list of the most wonderful vendors that I had the pleasure of working with and their instagram handles!

Wedding Planner: @sparklesandvintage

Photography: @Majicmoments

Venue: @thealexandriaballrooms

Photographer Host: @jenfujphotography

Florist: @violettesflowers

Makeup & Hair: @nixeyartistry

Rentals: @mtb_event_rentals

Wedding Suite & Stationary: @wedding_by_eccentricity

Models: @mariefaithjones & @drewhuus

Table Top Rentals: @fancy_tables

Wedding Cakes & Drink Artistry: @newfoodtuesdayz

Hand Dyed Fabric Runners & Silk Ribbons: @linenlark

Hand Dyed Velvet & Silk Ribbons: @fringeandrose

Wedding Dress: @sarahseven 

Grooms Tux: @theblacktux

Furniture Lounge & Decor: @sparklesandvintage