Life works in mysterious ways and often times with very unexpected outcomes. This story started at a computer game shop where Michael and his boys congregated with every opportunity they had after school, work, and the chores of their daily lives. Within that crowd, Kim frequent that place with her brother too. Who knew that computer games and a few sparks of magic was the receipe for these two to fall in love. Since then, Kim and Michael shared many adventures together and with their gaming friends, which eventually became a part of their family. These two were inseparable.
California in the recent weeks had a fair share of rain. I hope everyone managed to get around safely during the storms. Rain during this season reminded me of a wedding we had photographed a couple years ago with almost the same scenario.
This upcoming wedding post held a special place in my heart. The man of that hour, William, has ventured off with me in almost all my crazy ideas since we were kids and what an adventure we had! He was there for all the good times and never hesitated to be there during the times that mattered most. For a man like him, he deserved only the best. In this case, he ended up with Elise – the best and the weirdest. All their similarities and differences complimented each other rather nicely. In other words, their lives were various puzzle pieces that fit together to present itself as something beautiful.
Summer is just around the corner here in Los Angeles and thing are heating up just nicely. I hope everyone has amazing plans and places to see for this coming season! For our next wedding, these two love birds have a heart for exploration and are always out and about planning for their next adventure. Allison and Jimmy have been joined to the hip for about a decade before they leaped into their next milestone adventure with a wedding to make things official.
Time flies when you have time to reminisce about the adventures and memories you have created on your journey. My dear friends,Lena and Garrett, who were friends since high school finally tied the knot at JACCC (Japanese American Cultural Community Center) in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. What started as friends flourished into the best of friends and we had the great honor of photographing such a great celebration! Since we had mutual friends, it is always a real treat to see familiar faces – a little more wrinkles, maybe a little extra weight, but never losing our childish personalities when we all congregate together! This wedding with Lena and Garrett was more of a colorful party where anything can happen than anything too formal. I personally think weddings should be more fun in this manner!
I am always a sucker for small intimate weddings. Do not get me wrong, huge weddings and festivals are also great too! As for this next wedding adventure, we ventured off on the top of Malibu canyons at Malibu Rocky Oaks Winery and overlooked the entire valley! Talk about a grand view and standing amoungst the clouds for a grand and intimate wedding. Before Erika and Greg tied their knot at beautiful Rocky Oaks Winery, everyone prepped up at Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica. Erika and her ladies shared the morning together with plenty of sweets, chocolates, and a splash of sea breeze that rolled into their suite while they had their makeup done on point while Greg and the boys suited up nicely at Rocky Oaks Winery.