When aerospace engineers fall in love, they go to the most famous observatory in all the land, look at the sky and the city, and reflect. And I try my hardest to not make space-related puns.
Congratulations Megan and Steve!
San Pedro, California. It's an old fishing seaport, and today remains one of the busiest ports in the country. I grew up in this place of hardworking, honest, true folks, and it's one of the most special places on earth to me. It has its ghosts, to be sure, but those who call it home know its energy is like no other place. Lots of people from the Los Angeles area come here to see the cliffs, the tidepools. The marine life and beach vistas are certainly beautiful. But when Giovanna and Anthony, who both have deep roots in this area, inquired about an engagement session here, I knew we had to show the real San Pedro. The local places. The parts of this city that stick in your heart once you know what they mean. As it turns out, Giovanna's mother was one of my teachers at San Pedro High (Class of '99, baby!). That's what I love about this place- here we are in Los Angeles, but it feels like a small town, a family. Anthony's family owns and operates J & D Seafood, where he puts in long hours prepping the fresh catches from the Pacific Ocean for market and restaurants all around the country. We knew we wanted to incorporate this place, not only because it's such an important place for Anthony, but because it's an important piece of San Pedro and its history. On the dock, we had visits from sea lions, seagulls, and pelicans, all welcoming us to the harbor.
Thank you, Giovanna and Anthony, for letting me show people the real beauty of this place that means so much to us.
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I was so excited when Brian and Jennifer contacted me and told me about their day- they were getting married at the Women's Club of Orange, one of my favorite historical venues. It's got a dance hall spirit, and a garden courtyard. What could be better for two swing dancers who appreciate nature?
Their wedding was filled with family, music, and, of course, dancing. Pretty much the perfect combo of ingredients, if you ask me. Symbolism played a large part in their day, with nods to the Tree of Life and plums. For more on the beautiful themes of their day, visit their site (here).
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Congratulations Brian and Jennifer!
The best is yet to come.
You know how when you were a kid, and on Christmas morning you had to wait until your parents woke up to go downstairs to see the presents? That moment of twitchy, bouncy excitement, when each minute feels like an eternity? That's how I feel in waiting to share the images from this incredible wedding experience in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. So to quell my excitement, I decided to share a few here from Dana and Anthony's first dance. More to come. MANY more to come.