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True Emotion

July 18, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
One of my favorite things as a wedding photographer is when a couple just enjoys being together. I didn't have to tell Clay and Amanda one thing about facial expressions...their emotion was real. So real that it even upstaged Dana Point, which is tough to do. The Ocean Institute boasts full views of one of the most picturesque coves along the Sout...
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When Love is the Most Important Detail

April 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
From the second I walked into the bridal suite, and the second I walked into the groomsmen's room, I knew that Jessica and Shawn weren't there for the mason jars. They could not have cared less about the centerpieces, the aisle runners, or even the dress (all beautiful, by the way); they were only there for each other. You could see it in how they...
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The Couple That Made Even Beautiful Balboa Park Take a Backseat

April 06, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I absolutely love photographing weddings where the couple steals the spotlight. And with these two, even though they had their wedding in the most gorgeous location ever complete with blooming cherry trees, you got the feeling that they could've gotten married on the side of the road and they wouldn't have cared. Plus, I swear in these photos, he...
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Review Spotlight: Gabe & Leighanna

September 28, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Couple - Gabe & Leighanna Venue - Oviatt Penthouse, Los Angeles, CA Karl's Note - The Coolest Couple in LA Full Featured Gallery - Gabe & Leighanna All Reviews (Click Here to Read or Review) "OK... I'm going to try to keep this brief, but there are so many wonderful, splendid things to say about Karl it is going to make this tough! I found K...
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Story Behind The Photo(s): A Blending of Families

August 25, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Sometimes the emotion in weddings can come from the places I least expect. I photographed this gorgeous wedding at El Adobe in San Juan Capistrano. It was one of five weddings that week (yes, I know, I need to raise my prices...but I'm just too nice), and I was expecting it to be a normal, beautiful wedding. Both the bride and groom had children,...
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