Tera & Jonathan’s Pasadena Interfaith Wedding

I love the chance to experience ceremonies from all sorts of cultures and religions when I photograph weddings. Tera is a Unitarian Universalist minister and Jonathan is a rabbi who met and fell in love while supporting social justice causes in their local community in Pasadena and Los Angeles. To be the wedding photographer at this interfaith marriage felt like coming full circle because Tera was the officiant at my wedding in 2014. Their wedding, which took place in the sanctuary and the permaculture garden at Throop Church, was full of personal touches, friends and family, and lots of clergy from both traditions.

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Christine & Ara’s Burbank Castaway Wedding

“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.”

Christine and Ara met through their robotics program in high school and have been together ever since. Christine is a civil engineer and Ara works at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, so it makes perfect sense that these two had a Carl Sagan quote during their ceremony at Castaway in Burbank.  It was a gorgeous day and I had so much fun hanging out with these two and capturing the moments of their wedding. Spending time with them, it amazed me that they’ve been in love for nearly half their lives and it was a great honor to be there on the day they made it official.

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Alyssa & Scott’s Abalone Cove Engagement

A year to the day after Alyssa and Scott had their first date at Abalone Cove, a stretch of rocky beach near Rancho Palos Verdes, we met up there to photograph their engagement session their with their daughter, Riley. I think it’s impossible to tire of the gorgeous California coast with its winding shores, palm trees and dramatic cliffs. Photographing a couple in love at the coast can’t be beat. Alyssa and Scott are planning their wedding for May in Palm Springs. Abalone Cove Rancho Palos Verdes Engagement 12

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Jasmine & Jason’s Malibu Beach Wedding

Jasmine and Jason have a love story that crosses oceans. She’s American, he’s English. They met in California and right away Jasmine told her friends that she had just met the man she was going to marry. But because Jason lived in England at the time they spent months flying back and forth to spend time together. Their January wedding in Malibu was a celebration not only of their wedding but also that they get to start out as husband and wife in the same country. It was a beautiful day on the beach and the views from The Sunset Restaurant of the sun coming down over the ocean was the perfect touch. These two are so sweet and I had the best time photographing their wedding and getting to spend a wonderful day with them.

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Alena & Lou’s Harvey Mudd Engagement

Alena and Lou both attended Harvey Mudd College, but they didn’t meet there. It wasn’t until both graduated and ended up working at the same company that they met in the cafeteria, hit it off and fell in love. For their engagement session, we met up at their alma mater college campus. Most of the students had left for Thanksgiving break, so we had the place pretty much to ourselves and enjoyed a sunset stroll. I can’t wait for Alena and Lou’s Malibu wedding this summer!

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