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September, 2009


Jennifer and Mike’s Wedding —

Posted in Weddings by Donny

We’ve been looking forward to Jennifer & Michael’s wedding for a long time!  Holly and Jennifer really clicked well together when they first met — and then we have had a great time getting to know them through their engagement session and now finally their wedding!

Loved Jenn’s shoes!

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The back of the bridesmaid dresses were beautiful as well!

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Seriously, Jenn looked gorgeous!

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The ceremony was held at the Muckenthaler Mansion in Fullerton.  I love how Jenn looked adoringly at her Dad as he walked her down the aisle!

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They had a really neat aspect to their ceremony.  Each guest was given a rock and during the ceremony they had the opportunity to offer a blessing and place the rock in the vase as they greeted the couple.  It was unique and touching.

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I now pronounce you “husband and wife”!!

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The wedding party!

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Jenn & Mike’s couple shots…

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I loved this shot of them in front of the mansion.

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Jenn spent a lot of time planning out all of the details — and you could tell!  Everything was so beautifully decorated in such lively colors!

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I love this shot of Mike laughing with his mom during their first dance.

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The rings

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They were greeted by cheers as they ran through a tunnel of sparklers for their grand exit.

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After the reception, we did something a bit different… we followed the couple to their hotel!  :)   We had fun doing a mini-shoot at the Crowne Plaza.

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And finished off the shots in their bedroom… At this point, we figured that it was time for us to go! :)

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Congrats Jenn & Mike!

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Twinsies — Finally!!

Posted in Personal, Portraits by Holly

Most of you know that we just had twins!  It has been the most amazing thing and we love them to death!  The adjustment has been huge, but manageable.  We have been working like crazy to be able to keep up with everything and still be able to enjoy just how precious and tiny they are.  We feel incredibly blessed that God has given us these little gifts!  The pregnancy was rough and we appreciate all the prayers that went up on our behalf.  I was able to carry them to full term!  Amazing!

Many of you have been waiting to see pictures for a long time and we are so excited to finally have a chance to breathe and show off our little angels!

Probably my fave shot of the two of them.

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Another cuddly shot.. You know it’s kind of funny. When we look at them now we can see all their little differences.  However when we were at the hospital, we could barely tell them apart!  We had to get pink & blue blankets so that we knew who was who!   There were several times where we thought we had one baby and come to find out it was the other one!  Now they look completely different!!  I can’t figure out how they could grow inside me for 9 months and come out looking the same but then change so drastically in just a few short weeks! … or we can simply blame it on complete sleep deprivation!!!

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Oops.. too bad our logo goes right through her face on this one!  :)

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Our little boy

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Our little girl in Daddy’s hands

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Well, we hope you have been enjoying that we have been blogging  a bunch again!  The pregnancy was really hard on me and our blog kind of went by the wayside.  However, we have so much to show you!!!!  Keep checking in!

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Shelly and Jeff’s Wedding

Posted in Weddings by Donny

Shelly & Jeff’s wedding was at Lake Oak Meadows in Temecula — a gorgeous venue that we love photographing at!  Here are some of our favorite images from their wedding day.

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The back of her gorgeous wedding dress!

Shelly’s beautiful bouquet

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This venue looks so great in infrared!

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I love the ring bearer’s expression in this image!

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Jeff…

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Shelly…

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Their silhouettes…

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And more happy pictures of the newlyweds…

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We were blessed to be able to work with Diana Ross again from Celebrations by Diana.  She always does a great job of making sure that the day runs smoothly and that everything is beautifully decorated!

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I love the emotion in their first dance!

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They were full of laughs during the toasts!

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The whole day was pretty amazing!  Congratulations Shelly & Jeff!

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Elaina and Mike Engagement

Posted in Engagements by Donny

Elaina & Mike’s Engagement session was amazing!  They wanted to do their shoot in downtown LA at the Standard, where they got engaged.  We started off on the rooftop bar- which is really awesome if you haven’t been there before.  Very modern and trendy!

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When we finished playing on the rooftop, we played throughout the hotel –this shot is actually the entrance to the bathroom in the bar area!!  LOL!  Gotta use the color and textures where we find it!

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And this one is in the elevator!

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Holly loves this next shot.

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And then we went hiking around town looking for fun places to shoot.

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Since this venue was so special to Elaina & Mike, I thought this shot would be kind of fun!  You can see them on the right side of the image!  :)

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elaina
9.03.2009

I LOVE IT! THANKS DONNY AND HOLLY!

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