Welcome to my blog! I’m a photographer based in Orange County, California. Wedding photography is what I specialize in but I love capturing ALL the special moments life has to offer! This blog serves as my online journal where I’ll post pictures from my most recent photo shoots, share my favorite “YouTube” videos, post adorable pictures of my dogs (yes, I’m one of “those” people), and talk about anything else I feel like! Take a look around…I hope you enjoy your time here!
I have been itching to share these images with all of you and now I finally can since it’s been featured on one of my favorite wedding blogs, Green Wedding Shoes!
Oh my…where do I begin?? Well, it all started quite a few months ago when my friend Christina and I were talking about how much we loved modern weddings and hoped that we would see more modern weddings in the future. One thing led to another and the idea of doing an ultra modern shoot was born. We started brainstorming ideas and Christina came up with the perfect idea for the shoot. She had just recently seen the movie Tron and was so inspired by it and thought it would be a perfect theme…and I agreed! Christina is my sister from another mister when it comes to our aesthetic…she loves everything modern as do I! Christina, this shoot would not have been possible without your amazing ideas! Love you girlie!
The next step was building our team! Larrissa from Inviting Occasion was the go-to-gal for the florals and event design. She is absolutely a genius and I’m still blown away by her artistry. You’ll see why below! Thanks Larrissa for your super amazing work!!! Did I mention you’re the BOMB??
Special thanks goes to all the other amazing “artists” that worked on the shoot. Your collaborative effort made the shoot more than we could have ever imagined!!
venue: w hollywood hotel
wedding gown: the white dress
hair & makeup: flawless faces
stationery: tiselle letterpress
hair accessories: petal and thorn
bridesmaid’s fashion & accessories: www.renttherunway.com
chair rentals: hire elegance
cinematography: shadetree films
desserts: sweet and saucy
groom’s attire: express
lighting: aspect lighting
linens: la tavola linens
models: ben, bland, flavyu, amanda, kerisa, megan
planning & design: simply modern weddings
floral design: inviting occasion
photography: trista lerit photography
*also, very special thank you to my friend Alice who assisted me on the day of and kept me sane :-) You rock Alice!!
Now for the goodies! It’s a picture heavy post…I couldn’t resist!!
My friend Tianyi from Tiselle Letterpress really knocked it out of the park with this…the design was exactly what we had hoped for the shoot…Tianyi really is one of my favorite letterpress/invitation/designers out there!
Carrie from “The White Dress” in Corona Del Mar really came through for us with the perfect dress for the shoot! I can’t thank you enough Carrie for being so helpful and all around awesome! If you live in Southern California, a trip to The White Dress is a must…they have the most GORGEOUS dresses from all the best wedding dress designers in the world!
Chris at the W Hotel in Hollywood HOOKED us up with this amazing suite!!! If you plan on getting married at the hotel, you must get a suite…it was the perfect backdrop for not only the “getting ready” but also for amazing bridal portraits of the “bride” & “groom” ” :-)
How gorgeous is our model Amanda?? She was nothing short of professional, sweet, spectacular, and awesome! Love you Amanda!!
I have to thank my lovely friend Carina & her team for creating the gorgeous making & hair looks for our three models. Carina is my go-to gal for makeup! Thanks Carina!!
Our “Groom” was quite the looker himself :-) Flavyu was exceptionally sweet, funny, and professional as well…thanks Flavyu!
I love the hair piece that my friend Kristin from Petal and Thorn created! She is SO talented! If you’re looking for any type of headpiece, belts, etc, Kristin in your gal!
The W Hotel in Hollywood has AMAZING grounds for bridal portraits which I think is EXTREMELY important when looking for a venue!!! There have been many times when I’ve showed up to a hotel and scoped the area and thought “that’s it?”. This was not the case at the W…in fact, we didn’t have time to shoot at the rest of the amazing locations! If you’re looking for an ultra modern wedding venue, this is your place!
I LOVED the red stair case…so beautiful!
How awesome do all of our models look!! Thanks so much guys!! From left to right: Bland, Ben, Flavyu, Amanda, Kerisa, Megan
OMG…Larrissa from Inviting Occasion…she is a genius!!! She created this jaw-dropping backdrop using…wait for it…black and clear straws!!! She stapled them together to come up with this super modern futuristic work of art. I never would have though to use straws…that’s why I’m a photographer, not an event designer/florist!
I still can’t get over that this was made of straws!!
The lighting really was the cherry on top and pulled everything together! It would have been a completely different look without the lighting for sure! Aspect Lighting was incredible!
The cake was just perfect for the shoot with a touch of modern & elegance all at the same time! Melody from Sweet and Saucy Shop always does an amazing job!!!
The AMAZING guys over at Shade Tree Films created this awesome “behind the scenes” footage from the day…they did an incredible job!!