September 30th, 2013:
Katina and Reed are fellow Los Angeles creatives who got in touch with us for their engagement session a few months back and we finally found a day that worked for their shoot earlier this month. They wanted somewhere dog friendly (so they could bring along their schnauzer, Dragon) so we headed off into Monrovia Canyon for some hiking, wandering, and photo taking. We even managed to capture some semblance of fall foliage!
These two were troopers despite being besieged by crazy biting flies of some sort (Felicia and I are still itching from them!), and Dragon thankfully put up with us sufficiently for a few pictures.
Congrats Katina + Reed!
September 27th, 2013:
Planning a wedding from afar is always challenging, and Ming and Eryan were figuring it out from Chicago when they originally got in touch with us. A while later we met Ming and her mother while Ming was on a whirlwind planning trip to Los Angeles, but it wasn’t until the wedding day that we were introduced to Eryan. Needless to say, even with all the distance during their planning these two pulled off a great wedding day.
Ming + Eryan, thanks for having Felicia and I as part of your day, and once again, Congratulations!
September 20th, 2013:
Earlier this month Felicia and I headed out to New York to meet up with Francis and Christina for their engagement session. They’re both very busy doctors getting married in California next year, so having us come to New York was more feasible than them coordinating schedules to be in Los Angeles.
We had met Francis a few months ago here in California, and then spent a Skype call with Christina talking about food, food, and food, instead of their wedding. When they showed up at The High Line for the first portion of their shoot, we finally got to meet Christina… and she brought us CUPCAKES … at 9am! I was instantly enamored with them both (I know, I know… I’m easy). Anyhow, when a doctor gives you a cupcake, you eat it. We had a spectacular morning wandering the Highline and Central Park before everyone got hungry and had Japanese food for lunch on the Upper East Side.
Later that evening we headed over to Brooklyn Bridge Park for the evening part of the shoot. They came dressed to the nines – so much so that Felicia leapt up from the bench exclaiming ‘THEY LOOK AWESOME!’ when they showed up - and the Manhattan was aglow behind them.
Thank you Francis & Christina for having us in New York, AND for 9am cupcakes. Great food and awesome clients in an amazing city: no wonder we love what we do!
September 18th, 2013:
Can I reiterate once more how amazing it is when our clients make extra time for photos? Diane and Justin were awesome, scheduling time for photos at the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, then wandering around downtown with their bridal party, before finally moving indoors to the Los Angeles Athletic Club to finish out their session with an irish fiddle player serenading them. It was an epic day, and what’s more, we got to finish off the night on the roof of the athletic club over looking the Los Angeles skyline!
Congrats again to you both, we are thrilled you found each other and thank you for having us as part of your celebration.
September 12th, 2013:
We met Michael and Natalie last weekend at Pasadena City Hall for their engagement shoot, where we were dodged the never ending stream of brides and bridal parties. Thankfully with some patience it all worked out.
Afterwards we headed over to Colorado Blvd. where Michael and Natalie tapped their connections to get their names up on the marquee at the Laemmle Playhouse. Awesome!
Congrats again guys and we’ll see you soon – the wedding will be here before you know it!
September 11th, 2013:
We just got back from a quick couple of days shooting an engagement session in New York City. I was still recovering from the tail end of a bad head cold – thankfully the clients who flew us out there are doctors – so I conserved my energy for work, and only took a few snapshots of the city.
Felicia was brimming with enthusiasm for seeking out good food, so at least I got to benefit from her extensive Yelp-ing and enjoyed the way-too-many good restaurants in Manhattan.
We tried our best to stay away from the touristy spots this time, having ‘been there, done that’ during our last visit together in 2011. Last year when Felicia was in Manhattan by herself, the mood was much darker, having to deal with Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath.
We did take time to visit the 9/11 Memorial, and both Felicia and I talked about how surreal it felt when we first learned of the attacks. It was difficult to be at the site even now, especially as we watched people search for names they knew, and some stood sobbing as they gingerly touched the name plaques.
As Felicia posted on Instagram, “It could have been any one of us…”
September 4th, 2013:
Remember those people who told us they were up to do whatever WE wanted for their engagement shoot? Then, having never met us before, followed us into the middle of the night in one of the darkest, most remote areas in California for an epic Astro-Shoot.
Well, those awesome people tied the knot a few weeks back and Felicia and I were thrilled to be a part of this milestone in their lives. Even cooler is that Chris is a real life hero (a flight paramedic, saving lives on a regular basis), and his Helicopter gave us a low flyby during the ceremony!
Thanks Chris + Christina for an amazing day and trusting us to do what we love!
August 30th, 2013:
Blog post by Felicia
When we met with Kim & Ian to talk about their wedding, they already knew what they wanted for their engagement photos: she loves the oak tress of California, and he wanted to shoot on the beach. That’s awesome, I like decisive people!
So a couple of weeks ago we did exactly just that, starting off at Malibu Creek State Park where we tried to stay out of the scorching sun, and then cooled off at El Matador Beach as the sun began to set.
Thanks for a fun shoot! See you next year for your wedding!
August 29th, 2013:
Blog post by Felicia
Mildred & Kristian booked us well over 18 months before their wedding, and after an initial consultation that involved singing ‘Smelly Cat’, two engagement shoots from outdoorsy to urban, and countless emails / GChat messages exchanged, it really felt like we had a history together.
So when we arrived on the morning of their wedding day, Mildred started tearing up! I don’t wish to say we make our clients cry, but I think we did. Oops.
Mildred & Kristian had a very sweet, emotional day, starting out at the St Maximillian Kolbe Catholic Church in Westlake Village – which, I must say, has the best light and nicest coordinator of all the catholic churches we’ve photographed at yet – and then they got the party started at Spanish Hills Country Club.
It was extra awesome too that we got to work with Brooke of Orange Blossom Special Events, whom we first met at Cassandra & Javier’s wedding.
Mildred & Kristian, you guys are certainly very “BOOM!”. We’re so very happy that you found us, and will always remain, sincerely, Ro-licious and Fel-licious.
Gotta love the mid-ceremony fist bump!
August 27th, 2013:
Blog post by Felicia
I often tell Rob that meeting (and marrying) him is, to me, akin to winning the jackpot of life. In that same vein, meeting Agnes & Daniel would be along the lines of winning the jackpot of clients.
From the very first phone call we had with them in Delaware, to their camping-inspired/gnat-battling engagement shoot, we had nothing short of an amazing experience. So it was without question that their intimate celebration at The Smog Shoppe was one of our most highly-anticipated weddings of the year: it turned out to be a laidback day full of laughter and good times. With the absence of a wedding party, I got to help Agnes as she got into her dress while Rob hung out with Daniel, who enjoyed a surprise gift of pictures that I had done for Agnes a week prior. Of all our brides so far, it feels to me that I have the most in common with Agnes, which makes it especially precious, like I were part of a friend’s wedding day!
Special thanks to our go-to wedding coordinator Betty Lang and her team, for being amazing as always.
Congrats Agnes & Daniel. Thanks for having us!
Daniel’s custom focal length ring was a nod to his favorite 16-35mm lens, a gift from Agnes, and also acknowledged his profession as a photojournalist.