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 think I can safely say that Steve & Elvira’s wedding will be one of my favorites this year…why you ask? Well, aside from the absolutely modern, sweet, and amazing details that Kelley, Elvira, and Steve planned for their “destination” wedding (they live in Florida), there was this overall sense of family through out the day. You see, Steve’s parents aren’t able to travel very far so they both decided to have their wedding in Southern California where his parents live. You could tell how important Steve’s parents are to him but also how important Steve & Elvira are to them. The whole day I would look over and notice just how happy they were to be there seeing their son marry the love of his life. On the other hand, you also had Elvira and her family who traveled from out of the country to be here. Her brothers walked her down the aisle which I thought was very sweet. There were about 40 guests in attendance and I must say that I do love a small intimate wedding. Everyone is just more relaxed and involved and it feels just so special since Elvira & Steve were able to spend time with everyone.
Elvira and Steve, I just wanted to thank you AGAIN for having me share your big day with you! I had such an amazing time and I look forward to seeing what the future holds for you! xoxo, Trista
Now for some of my favorites…boy was it hard narrowing them down!
I love the beautiful silk robe Elvira was wearing before she got into her gown…I think every bride should wear one!
I loved the silver Jimmy Choo silver flats Elvira wore…I didn’t even know Jimmy Choo made flats?
I ADORE this image of Elvira and her flower girl Valeria…adorable!!
Elvira signing her marriage certificate…I love the dramatic lighting here
Fleuretica did an AMAZING job on all the florals!
Perfect day for a beach side wedding!
I loved the bright colorful dresses that Elvira’s bridesmaids wore!
Love the drama of this image!
How cute are Steve’s parents!?
There’s nothing like the way a bride looks at her groom…
We snuck away for some portraits right before their cocktail hour…
Love how happy they look here!
A close up of the modern cherry blossom cake…I LOVE IT!! I was obsessed with cherry blossoms when I was planning my wedding over 7 years ago…I even had them on our invitation! This cake would have been perfect!
I absolutely LOVED all the florals that Fleuretica created for Elvira & Steve’s wedding…it was modern, fresh, romantic and just lovely in every way!
This picture makes me happy…everyone should have bubbles during their first dance :-)
Love the next two of the first dance…the beautiful glow the lighting added to the room was just perfect!
How cute is this?? I pray and hope that Doug and I are still cute and lovey dovey like this in the future :-)
Elvira’s parents weren’t able to attend so this moment was extra special when Steve’s dad danced with her :-)
How cute! I love this one..
Valeria the flower girls was absolutely precious! I couldn’t get enough of her…
Amazing Vendors :
Venue: Shutters on the Beach
Event Planning & Styling : Kelley Lee Gin of Picture Perfect Events (thanks SO much for sending Steve & Elvira my way Kelley!)
Floral Artistry: Fleuretica
Cake & other yummies: Vanilla Bake Shop
Musical Delight: Dj Orbit
Check back on Monday for Steve & Elvira’s Day-After session!!