Sooooo…Doug and I had a wonderful time in Malibu this past weekend and I must thank my friend Jasmine for giving us a reason to even get away for the weekend. I started the weekend off on Friday when Jas and I headed up to the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu (thanks for driving Jas!) to shoot Christine and Noland’s GORGEOUS wedding! I seriously loved everything..the dress, flowers, location..EVERYTHING!

Although I was technically “working”, it really didn’t feel like work at all. Second shooting is fun because you can get as creative as you want without the stress of being the main photographer and needing to get “the shot”. I’ve only second shot for my buddies a couple of times but I think I want to do it more often!

Here are some of my fav’s from the wedding..enjoy!

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How cool is this tatoo???

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Love this image..Christine looks like she belongs in a Ralph Lauren ad!

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How GORGEOUS does she look?!

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Feathers..love them!!!

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Christine and Noland had an itty bitty cake…

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that’s because EACH of their guests also had an itty bitty cake..how FAB is that???

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Cathy Crawley: I saw this on J*´s blog, it took my breath away then, and it took my breath away now on your blog.  Those lights hanging from the tree are just beautiful. June 10, 2008 12:00 am

Christine: Oh goodness.  All of these are just swoon-worthy GORGEOUS!  Love, love, love them! May 2, 2008 12:00 am

rowena: What a gorgeous wedding! I love the wide angle shots that you got, really told the story. And yes, 2nd shooting is so much fun. Shhhh... and it´s really a lot more fun than being the main. haha. May 1, 2008 12:00 am

Brianna Dowdy: That has got to be one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever seen. The bride is stunning, she looks like a model in some pics. I love the feathers and the lights at the ceremony area were just to DIE for. Your pictures are just amazing, as usual! May 1, 2008 12:00 am

Katherine: WOW!!! These are such beautiful pictures; they took my breath away! April 30, 2008 12:00 am

Louis Torres: Love the photos... April 30, 2008 12:00 am

Ryel j: WOW what a wedding. I can tell why you didn´t feel like you were working. Love your images... so romantic! April 30, 2008 12:00 am

Barbara M: Beautiful pictures! April 29, 2008 12:00 am

Jasmine*: THANK YOU for being such a good friend!  And the fact that you captured such precious moments makes you even more fabulous!!  :)
xoxo... April 29, 2008 12:00 am

tracyk: gorgeous x3!  beautiful shots of the bride and amazing detail shots! April 29, 2008 12:00 am

kristin: wow, i am absolutely wild for the flowers and whimsical details.  you captured beautiful images, trista!  you and jasmine are a dream team! April 29, 2008 12:00 am

Yuliya: Beautiful wedding and amazing photos! April 29, 2008 12:00 am

Anne Nunn Photography: very beautiful! I really like the image of just the bride and groom and wedding party at the front of the ceremony. Very dramatic. April 29, 2008 12:00 am

DrewB: Wow, Trista!  Awesome job!  My favorite is the one during the ceremony where you shot from up under the tree.  SO gorgeous! April 29, 2008 12:00 am

MsB: Her hair ... is ... A.W.E.S.O.M.E.  I love the back!!! April 29, 2008 12:00 am

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In exactly 5 weeks, I will be turning the big 3-0!!! I’ve actually been looking forward to it just so I could get “over” it and move on. But now that we’re getting closer to the day, I feel like I’m running out of time! I had this big plan to work out extra hard and look super hot on my 30th because well, who doesn’t want to look hot when they are about to turn 30? Well, the working out extra hard hasn’t actually happened….yet. I’ve finally bit the bullet and got a membership to 24 Hour Fitness with Doug! Yes, Doug is also on a “look hot regime” (although he already looks hot..so it would be a “look extremely sexy and HOT regime” :-D Doug actually doesn’t need to lose weight at all..I hate him BTW..he just wants to work out so he can have big muscles :-) The funny thing is, we joined the gym 2 days ago and won’t be able to go until next Monday! The past couple of days we’ve just been lazy, tomorrow I’ll be going to Malibu to help my friend Jasmine shoot a wedding and then Doug will be joining me in Malibu for a couple of days for a much needed “break”. However, it’s full force starting Monday! I mean it! I probably won’t lose as much weight as I wanted to but heck..I’ll take anything at this point! I WILL keep you all posted…that’s the only way I’ll stick to it! In other news, I was interviewed by the fabulous Terri Eaves from BashDC, an event planning firm in Virginia. Doug and I actually lived in Virginia for a couple of years while he was attending business school. I’ve always wanted a reason to go back so if any of you blog-readers are getting married in Virginia, email me! You can check out the interview on Terri’s blog by clicking here.

kim le: thanks to you - i can´t stop listening to this song!! =) May 6, 2008 12:00 am

Charming Events: 30 is not bad at all - you will love it! I repeat my 30th bday all the time :) April 29, 2008 12:00 am

Christine: You already look hot, so I think you´re on the ???look extremely sexy and HOT regime??? too!  :-)

The 30s are wonderful, you will enjoy them! April 28, 2008 12:00 am

nicole cunningham: woohoo along with the big 3-0 comes vegas!! haha if only daddy, maa´ma claire and papa bob knew wed be partying it up in vegas..soo funny cant wait xo! April 25, 2008 12:00 am

LeeAnn: Congrats on the membership!  I loved the 24 Hour at the Irvine Spectrum location.  The personal trainers are all very good and my favorite classes were there too!  My favorite was the spin class on Monday nights 5:30pm with Patty and then they also used to have the Strip cardio work outs.  Those were FUN! April 25, 2008 12:00 am

Simply Modern Weddings: oooh so exciting for the big 3-0! (you know that 30 is the new 20 right?) That is great you and Doug are dedicating yourself to going the gym! James has been trying to drag me in there for years...I am hopeless. :-( April 25, 2008 12:00 am

DrewB: Woohoo for the BIG 3-0!  I can´t wait to Par-tay!  Have fun with J* tomorrow! April 24, 2008 12:00 am

june: Hey! I recently purchased a 24 membership too! You should take their classes-- it´s the best way to do it-- force somebody to make you workout! :) April 24, 2008 12:00 am

kaline: 24 hour is the best, i only pay $20/yr now cuz i´ve had it for 3 yrs already.
hey, age isn´t a factor if your´e always lookin´ fabulous!!  :) April 24, 2008 12:00 am

Frances: Wow, congrats Trista! I mean it!  Enjoy your big 3-0!  Have fun on vacation! April 24, 2008 12:00 am

rowena: you can do it, you can do it! April 24, 2008 12:00 am

Katie: You relish your big 3-0, and go look hot and sexy for/with Doug!  I didn´t get to celebrate mine with a bang because there was a much bigger celebration that year...something called a wedding that you were an extremely important part of ;-) April 24, 2008 12:00 am