Mr & Mrs Valentine

Today, I’d like to share with you my second wedding of the season and one of my favorite backyard weddings of all time. I don’t get to photograph backyard weddings often, but I’m so very honored to be a part of this beautiful day.  For me, it all started just a few short weeks ago when bride LaTisha contacted me inquiring about wedding photography for her wedding on April 1st. Honestly, at first I thought it was a prank because it was short notice and April 1st is April Fool’s Day.  But then, we got a chance to talk on the phone and it sounded like it was really going down… in just 2 weeks!

Fast forward to this past weekend… it was a perfect sunny day in Van Nuys and the house was filled with some very close family and friends.  In total, I think there were about 30 guests in attendance.  Summer Newman Events beautifully styled the details and set up the ceremony on the back patio and reception area adjacent on the lawn.  I would say my favorite part of the day was capturing so much joy, emotional moments, and beauty.  LaTisha loves to sing, she’s actually a singer-song writer currently working on America’s Got Talent.   As she got zipped up in her soft lace dress, she was literally doing a happy dance!  Her new husband Eric Valentine is also a music producer/ rockin’ drummer who has toured with many bands we’ve all heard of.  These two were such a blast to work with. <3  Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs. Valentine!

Update: Turn around time on these images were delivered in less than a week!  Pretty much unheard of in the industry.   I was able to do this because pictures are taken correctly in camera and I edit all of my own work in studio.  Included in the collection was 4×6″ prints of all images (740 total), a USB, print/album pricing, in addition to a couple of surprises.

Photography: Sherri J + Gabriel M
Planner + Flowers: Summer Newman Events
Makeup: Brittni Fontleroy
Hair: Nikeita Crichlow
Catering: Lucille’s BBQ

If you are in need of great photography services, I would love to talk to you more!  Contact me today for more information or visit my website HERE.

Sherri J Photography Presents: Valentine’s Day Giveaway 💕

 *Updated winner at the end of this post.

Have you heard about our 2nd Annual Valentine’s Day Giveaway?  There’s exactly one week left to enter!

1 lucky person will win a FREE portrait session with Sherri J Photography (valued at $400).

This is perfect for you if you are:

  • newly dating, recently engaged, or already married
  • it’s not just for couples, how about a picture with you and your pet or bestie?

For whomever and however you love, let’s celebrate with a fun photoshoot!



1) On Instagram follow me at @sherrijphotography and comment on your favorite picture with the hashtag #SJPvalentine or you can also post a picture in your IG feed with your favorite date idea or place you like to hang out together using the hashtag #SJPdateideas

If you don’t have Instagram, don’t worry… you can also share your LOVE story!

2) Tell me a little about yourself (here in the comments or privately to my email address-

  • What are your names?
  • How did you meet?
  • How long have you’ve been together?
  • What are some fun things you like doing together?
  • What is your ideal “date night” like?
It’s really that simple!

Winner will be announced on Valentine’s Day.


One winner will receive a “Sweet and Simple” photoshoot experience with Sherri J- including up to 45 minutes of photography time, location of your choice within the Los Angeles area, online proofing for 1 week, and your choice of 3 high resolution images delivered via dropbox (valued at $400).
Good luck to everyone, and I look forward to hearing from you. 💕
Sherri J
*UPDATE Winner Announcement
Thank you for everyone who entered our Valentine’s Contest!  We had lots of beautiful love stories and #SJPdateideas.  For everyone who entered, I would like to offer a special promotion just for you!  With all photo sessions booked within the next month you will receive a complimentary print(s)!  You have a choice of 3) 5×7″s 2) 8×10″ or 1) 11×14″ (all valued at $150. Offer is valid until March 14th, 2017.)
Our first place winner is @jenrozell and her cute new family.  It’s been 6 years since I first met her and (now husband) Rylan.  I’ve had the great pleasure of photographing both their engagement session and gorgeous wedding in Bakersfield.  I’m looking forward to seeing you again with the new addition to your family!  💗