Jamie & Brenton are the kind of people you just want to be best friends with. We immediately connected with them at their engagement session and fell in love with their contageous joy and love for each other. Their wedding day had some of the usual obstacles that most wedding days throw at you. Jamie & Brenton took their day as it came and had a blast the whole way through. Once the vintage air craft flew over the ceremony guests (yes that happened) the day was in full force and everyone had a great time. The dance floor was epic and the details were fresh and unique. We got to experience some breathtaking views and emotional moments. What more could we ask for?!
"My body feels bare without your hands on me."
Joy & Phouc decided to have the most epic and gorgeous Joshua Tree Elopement! They put so much though into every detail of their day and it really showed! One of their inspirations was a past styled shoot we shot that was featured on GWS (https://greenweddingshoes.com/celestial-inspired-vow-renewal-in-malibu/). It is so encouraging to see that inspiration brought to life!
Take a look at this beautiful day! All brought to life by the amazing team of vendors below:
Planning + Design // Brannan Events & Design // @brannan_events
Floral Design // Tumbleweed Floral Truck // @twfloraltruck
Venue // Wm. Wiley House // @wm_wileyjt
HMU // Tanya Marie // @tanyamariehair
Paper Goods // Bowerbird Atelier // @bowerbirdatelier
Rentals // Theoni Collection // @theonicollection
Linen // La Tavola Fine Linen // @latavolalinen
Catering + Cake // Joshua Tree Wedding Company // @joshuatreeweddingcompany
Ribbon // Honey Silks & Co. // @honeysilksco
It's no secret that we absolutely adore in home sessions. There is something about being in that intimate space with a couple that just brings that immediate authenticity to the shoot. It was a total bonus that Carle & Kurt's little abode was nothing short of magical. It was filled with vintage treasures and adorable antiques. It fit their vibe perfectly and made our job super easy. We loved getting to hang out with these two and of course their pup, Olive stole the show. We are counting down the days until their wedding later this year in Arrowhead.
When there is rain and snow in the forecast for a wedding day, it can sometimes make everyone a little nervous. But Steph and Christian dotted all the I's and crossed all the T's when it came to prepping for the weather and taking care of their guests. From the cute umbrellas at the ceremony, the faux fur wraps for the bridesmaids, the blankets at cocktail hour, to the outrageously gorgeous tent adorned with the beautiful drapery filled with heaters, no detail was looked over. The thought and care that went into every little thing made every guest feel VIP. Even though it was a little chilly the sky was covered with beautiful clouds which added to the romantic and cozy vibe of the whole day. Come rain or come shine, Steph and Christian weren't going to let anything stop them from having the best day filled with love, laughter and silliness. Enjoy these two lovebirds.
Photographer: Heirlume Photography | Venue: Serendipity Gardens | Florals: Flowers Etc & Gimetti Design | Dress: Allure Bridal | Shoes: De Blossom Collection | Hair: The Face of Beauty | Groom's Apparel: The Black Tux | Coordinator: Courtney Gay at Serendipity Gardens | Rentals: OC Brides | Hotdog Stand: Riverside Hotdog | Cake: Michelle's Baker
We took a little Heirlume trip out to Dallas, Texas for a few days filled with family sessions! While we were there we had the pleasure of capturing the Walker Family during sunrise at the gorgeous White Rock Lake. Paige Walker is a fellow photographer and she really made our jobs easy! We cannot get over how adorable everyone's outfits were and how beautiful this family is! The larger families are always filled with such energy and joy, it really makes the sessions so much fun! Check out some of our favorites below!
Mandy & Costanza wanted to shoot at the Safari Inn as a nod to the classic film True Romance. They are both such unique and imaginative people we knew a non traditional engagement session was the right fit. They wore matching hawaiian outfits (which we think is pretty damn awesome) and Mandy got her amazing nails done in theme! We got a room, got into character, and even took a dip in the pool. We are kinda in love with the end result. Check them out below.
It's a New Year and we have a new blog post for ya! If Cristina and Ryan's epic engagement session is a peek into 2018, then we could not be more excited! These two came to the dessert dressed to the nines and ready for an adventure. Cristina was a rock star and she was not only down for the hike but was passing us by in her HEELS! They told us before we started shooting that they were awkward in front of the camera, which is a normal and common thing for couples to feel. But we quickly realized that they were tricking us because these two were complete super model naturals. We had so much fun with these two and can't wait for their wedding later this year! Enjoy!!
Ben & Emily are two of our closest friends. It was such a privilege to be a part of such an intimate gathering. Ben and Emily wanted the day to feel laid back, fun and classy. They absolutely nailed it! They kept it simple by inviting their closest family and friends to the Santa Barbara Courthouse for a lovely ceremony on the lawn, followed by a candle lit dinner at the Belmond El Encanto. With such a loose timeline we were lucky enough to plan some extra photo time in and shoot at some of the most gorgeous Santa Barbara locations. We made a quick stop at the beach on the way to dinner and just played around. The joy of their love and the happiness of the day is really apparent in their photos. Ben and Emily are two awesome people who are even better together. Take a look at a few highlights of their love. <3
Some of our dearest friends started a family and it made our hearts explode. Peter and Emily are also awesome photographers (see their work here) who actually shot Loretta's wedding! It's always a joy when we get to return the favor and capture such a monumental part of a fellow photographers life.
Emily is a warrior and delivered her baby at home completely naturally. It made perfect sense to capture their new life together in the very spot they brought him into this world. Also, their apartment is pretty awesome so that helps. :)
We welcome Vaughn to this world with happy hearts. He is beyond blessed to have Peter and Emily as parents. We can't wait to see them grow as a family! <3