Jessica and Jacob are a sweet couple from North Carolina who wanted to have a fun wedding in Southern California close to their family. Their day was filled with laughs, love, and lots of fun! Jess wore custom converse shoes in mint and yellow, and Jacob wore his Marine uniform and their dogs were right by their side all night long from their first dance to the last! Here’s some of my favorite images.
Victoria and Tony met while attending school at UCLA, and celebrated their 5th anniversary of being together on their wedding day this past Saturday. Tony is currently a successful video game designer for the biggest selling game of all time, Call of Duty and Victoria is exploring the PR field and is pursuing her passion for event planning. It was no wonder their talent and creative mix lead to lots of fun and personal details! Victoria and Tony chose yellow and grey as their wedding colors, as also seen from their engagement session at the Santa Monica pier. These two tied the knot this past weekend at one of my favorite venues, Calamigos Ranch in Malibu!
Venue: Calamigos Ranch. Malibu, Ca
Photography: Sherri J Photography
Entertainment: SOS Entertainment
Florist: Butterfly Floral & Event Design
Cake Designer: Jaqki’s Cake Creations
Videographer: Make My Day Videography
Flipbook Booth: VC Flip Books
Invitations/Stationary: Save the Date Designs
Wedding Planner: Beverly Bliss Events
Bridal Gown: Winnie Couture
Rings: Bridal Rings Company
I recently added a new lens to my arsenal, the Canon 50mm 1.2L. It’s taken me a while to pick it up because I’ve had the range in a 24-70 2.8L (my first pro lens back in 2004). I actually bought a “cheaper version” Canon 50 1.8 (non L version) a few years back for $400, but it ended up getting dusty in my camera bag, so I sold it. Looking through a 50mm is kinda like what your eye naturally sees so I didn’t find it that interesting. Lately though, I’ve been having a change of heart. The 50mm gives great clarity and minimal distortion around the edges, being a great lens of choice for detail shots and portraits. So, $1500 later… I got the upgrade. I wanted to try it out some more, so I teamed up with Jenna to do some test shots at one of my favorite spots for engagements, Paramount Ranch in Malibu. All of the pictures below were either taken with the new 50mm 1.2L or second to newest lens 24 1.4L. I’m pretty happy how it they came out!
Every once in a while, I get a couple who decide to book me as their wedding photographer, without ever meeting in person. They’re usually referrals from a friend’s wedding I’ve photographed. I’m actually super flattered in these cases, but also a really nervous! Last night, I met one of my 2012 clients in person for the first time, Melissa and Jeff. They were giggly and loving right from the start, which always makes my job super easy. They chose to have their engagement session during sunset at one of their favorite spots in Malibu, Paradise Cove!