Category Archives: Destination Wedding

Here are some ideas for venues if you are planning a Newport Beach, Orange County Wedding.  We were thrilled to spend the day with Mike and Shannon and photograph their wedding.   We started with a first look before the wedding at the Balboa Bay Resort and took a few photos of the couple there. We then headed to the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church for the wedding ceremony.  Afterwards the couple requested we go to the beach for the bridal photos.  Finally, their wedding reception was held at the Harborside Restaurant and Grand Ballroom located near the Balboa Fun Zone.  Such great spots for a wedding.  We hope you enjoy the photos.


Groom at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, California
Our groom who is waiting for his bride, Shannon to arrive.

Balboa Bay Resort Newport Beach Wedding Couple

Shannon and Michael see each other for the first time.

Wedding Couple photographed in the hotel lobby of the Balboa Bay Resort
The wedding couple photographed in the hotel lobby at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach.

Bride exiting the limo

A candid shot of Shannon exiting the Limo at the church.  She is gorgeous!


Our Lady of Mount Carmel Wedding Ceremony in Newport Beach, CaliforniaWedding Ceremony at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Newport Beach, California.

Couple kneeling during wedding ceremony at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church

I love this shot of the couple kneeling and holding together during their wedding ceremony.

Just married at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Newport Beach

Just Married

Couple wearing Mr and Mrs Signs

After the wedding ceremony we headed to The Wedge in Newport to do some bridal party photos.

Love these Mr. and Mrs. signs!


Bridal Party pose with the girls in their turquoise dresses

Wedding Party

Such a fun wedding party!

Bride and Groom Riding a White Wedding Scooter

This was fun…we asked if we could pose with this white scooter that someone happened to have where we were shooting.  It was brand new and a perfect shot with the wedding couple!

Harborside Restaurant Grand Ballroom Wedding Venue

Harborside Restaurant Grand Ballroom Wedding Venue

Arriving at the Harborside Restaurant and Grand Ballroom for the wedding reception.

Sweetheart table decor at the Harborside Grand Ballroom

Sweetheart table at the reception in the Harborside Grand Ballroom

Harborside Restaurant Grand Ballroom Wedding Venue Cake Table

Cake Table with a gorgeous Newport Harbor view in the background at The Harborside Grand Ballroom.

Basket with flip flops and sign Kick off your Shoes and Dance

Such a cute idea for a wedding.  A basket with flip flops so you can Kick off your Heels and Dance and enjoy the party.

First Dance at the Harborside Grand Ballroom Wedding

Congrats to Mike and Shannon!

What a gorgeous reception venue for a first dance at the Harborside Restaurant and Grand Ballroom.

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Brad and Dee were married in a beautiful winery garden setting at Crooked Vine Winery in Livermore.  You really can’t go wrong with having a winery wedding.  Such a wonderful day for these two.  Thanks for having us be apart of it!





All set up for the ceremony at Crooked Vine Winery.  Love the gazebo area backdrop for your vows!


Such a sweet moment when Brad wiped a tear from Dee’s eye during their vows.

Here our bride and groom do a toast in the vines.
What more could you ask for with such fabulous photo ops in the vines and wine flowing to celebrate your day.

Great Wedding Favor idea of tea blended by Te-We Tea in San Francisco

Father of the bride made a beautiful toast to the bride and groom.  Just loved this moment!

First Dance in the Barrel Room

Gorgeous wedding cake set up in the barrel room.


Wedding Venue: Crooked Vine Winery
Catering By: Skip at Pampered Pallette
DJ: Scott at Amos Productions

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Donald and Cassiti said their wedding vows at Moss Beach.  This strand of beach in Laguna makes for an intimate and private spot to exchange your wedding vows.  The couple celebrated with their reception that followed at a private Newport Beach vacation home.  We loved working with Donald and Cassiti on this romantic and special day with them.

Congratulations to you both! J+D


Cassiti’s Wedding Gown

Coco Chanel Perfume Bottle with the brides pearls draped around it.

Bridal Bouquet

Cassiti and Donald exchanging their wedding vows at Moss Beach.

This was so romantic.
A shot of Cassiti and Donald as they throw a bottle with their written vows into the ocean.

Just married!

Moss Beach is a gorgeous spot for wedding photos!

A shot of the couple in front of the vacation home in Newport Beach where their wedding reception was being held.

Fun shot of the bride and groom playing pool!


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Spring is here and wedding season is just around the corner!  Recently, we took a trip up to the San Francisco Bay area to do an engagement portrait for our wedding couple Brad and Dee.  It was a beautiful day in San Francisco with clear skies to document Brad and Dee’s engagement celebration.  To our surprise we even got a shot of the couple out by the Marina with the Golden Gate bridge in the background.   It’s funny because more often then not it is always foggy when Jeff and I visit there.
Brad and Dee were so great to work with.  I loved when Dee just kicked up her foot in a couple shots and just had fun being in love.  We are looking forward to shooting their wedding in June at the Crooked Vine Winery in Livermore.  Until then, enjoy the photos from the gorgeous San Francisco city.




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Going to the chapel and we’re gonna get married!  You are going to love Phil and Julia’s Vegas themed wedding at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.  These two are such a cute couple and we loved working with them as they said their I-do’s in Vegas, Baby!  The two were married in the Mandalay Bay Chapel and a reception followed in the Hospitality Suite of the hotel.  Julia and her girls rocked their Bettie Page wedding attire and the guys didn’t look half bad either.  Haha!

All the best to you to you both!

Congrats, J+D

Our bride, Julia

Our groom, Phil

First look by the mirror before the two head to the chapel to get married!


Julia waits in the bridal room at the chapel.

Julia is absolutely adorable.  Love her Bettie Page Wedding Dress!


I always love a shot that focuses on the groom!

The Wedding Party is rockin’ it Vegas Style!



Cake by: Gimme Some Sugar

A Classic Vegas Themed Wedding Cake with cards, poker chips and dice!

Polaroid guest book board

Married in Fabulous Las Vegas Baby!

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It’s Vegas Baby!

A little sneak-peek from Phil and Julia’s wedding.  This was a shot of them in the elevator at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.  The two were on their way to the chapel to say their I-do’s.  We can’t wait to share some more moments, so stay tuned!

Congrats to you both!


Bridal Couple Photo  in Elevator

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