CJ and Katy's Chino Hills Engagement Session

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When I first booked CJ and Katy for their Mid-December wedding I couldn’t wait to get the couple in front of my camera! They expressed their awkwardness in front of the lens prior to our session but their love for one another radiated in every message they sent and their trust in me was beyond refreshing that I knew we were going to have the most beautiful session together!

I met up with the couple for the first time on a warm summer evening in June in the beautiful of hills of Chino State Park.

Once again, Katy expressed that after all these years together, her and CJ had never had a professional photo shoot done together and I could tell they were a little nervous but I could also tell that they were really excited too! And so I made it my mission to SLAY the hell out of this session.

I had so much fun putting this sweet couple in front of my camera; making them laugh, swapping stories and getting to know them one on one before their wedding!

Take a look at some of my favorite images from our session

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This couple was just DYNAMIC! Their love was so clear in every whisper, touch and laugh. CJ honestly blew my socks right off my body during our session. SO SOOOO many fellas are just NOT into getting their photographs taken, but this stellar dude right here, let me tell ya…he would do anything to make his bride smile and he brought out ALL the charisma and nailed this session.

You can truly tell these two souls were meant to be together and I am immensely blessed that I was chosen to document their eternal love.

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Drew and Alyssa: The Hills are Filled with Love and Honey

The weather was a perfect shade of overcast as the bride and groom got ready in their separate hotel rooms. I had the pleasure of hanging out with the grooms and his many, many, many groomsmen and family members in the Hotel Angeleno as they prepared for the big day. 

When the guys were done getting glam, we all left caravan style to the Mountain Gate Country Club where the wedding was being held later that day. The Bride and Groom had decided on doing a first look which is such a gift to us photographers and this one was extra special because all their friends, family and loved ones where there to witness the moment.

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After the first look, the whole crew went to get portraits done and when I say portraits, we DID portraits and A LOT of them! This family was big and so loved that the Bride and Groom wanted to make sure that everyone was included in the photos! 

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After our 2 hour portrait session, everyone went off for a much needed cocktail hour while I went off to photograph all the beautiful details before the wedding started. 

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The ceremony started right as the sun hit the canyon and draped the hills in honey golden light, illuminating the couple as they made their way down the aisle and toward their new lives together. 

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After the ceremony we chased the rest of daylight to do a quick bridal portrait session before the reception. 

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As we took in the last of the days light, the newlyweds prepared for their grand entrance and after a long day of photos were ready to party!  

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