Tagged: Southern California Wedding Photographer

Engagement Session on the Santa Monica Pier with Ferris Wheel in background

Pacific Wheel Ferris Wheel on Santa Monica Pier

Bubba Gump Shrimp California

A gold-gilded wedding, designed by Saadia Kibriya from Kismet Events, featured on Ceremony Magazine OC Edition. So so happy!


This grand wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty.

Vendors for this wedding:

Ceremony & Reception Site:: Nicole Kingston – Vibiana – www.vibiana.com

Coordination:: Deanna Tat – Chic Ambiance Events – www.chicambianceevents.com

Caterer:: Toni Wiley – Jay’s Catering – www.jayscatering.com

Bartender:: Chad Dickey – The Cocktail Concierge – www.coctailcrg.com

Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music:: Reiko Nakano – Strings by Reiko – www.stringsbyreiko.com

DJ:: Aaron Hillier – Night to Remember DJ’s – www.needdjs.com

Taiko Drummers:: Derek Nakamoto – email

Florist:: Gilly Flowers – www.gillyflowers.com

Hair & Makeup:: Chiali Meng – Chiali Meng Hair & Make-up – www.chialimeng.com

Hair & Makeup for family:: Makoto Wakasone Hairstylist – email

Lighting/Sound/Draping:: Amber Yin – Amber Event Productions – www.ambereventproduction.com

Rentals:: Cori Lovelace – Signature Party Rentals – www.signatureparty.com

Rentals:: Jannette Galindo – Elegant Designs Specialty Linens – www.elegantdsl.com

Transportation:: Nathan Dane – Paragon Parking – email

Videography:: Joth Riggs – Whitestone Wedding Films – www.whitestoneweddingfilms.com

Hotel:: Kanako Echeverria – Doubletree by Hilton – www.losangelesdowntown.doubletree.com

As Seen On Style Me Pretty Desi Baytan Photography

Vi & Tam’s wedding has recently been featured on Style Me Pretty!

Vendors for this wedding

Ceremony Venue:: Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden - www.csulb.edu/~jgarden

Hotel:: Hotel Maya Long Beach – www.hotelmayalongbeach.com

Reception Venue:: ‘S’ Vietnamese Fine Dining - www.sfinedining.com

Wedding Coordination:: Modern LA Weddings - www.modernlaweddings.com

Hair/Makeup:: Kelly Zhang – blog.kellyzhang.com

On this lovely shoot, we ganged up with a few of our most admired collaborators. An introduction is at hand here. First, Lumiani Events were the force behind the coordination and planning of this marvelous shoot. Second, I’d like to thank our good friend, Theresa Huang of TH Makeup and Design for the makeup and hair.  Fleuretica was the set design and floral extraordinaire. Mary Me Bridal provided the gowns and jewerly, Friar Tux of Beverly Hills the mens attire. Archive Vintage Rentals and Dolphin Party Rentals provided the furniture, and place settings. And thanks to the Ambassador Campus for allowing us to shoot at one of the best backdrops in Southern California.

This long spread of food, while beautiful, seems almost excessive for just a party of two, nonetheless it’s a celebratory dinner for the deserving newlyweds. A presentation of morsels that lends to a sense of intimacy that would bring any couple together to celebrate their new beginning. This lavish spread has Mediterranean and Persian influences featuring grilled vegetables, fish, saffron basmati rice with pomegranate seeds, dried fruits, nuts, dishes of Sabzi khordan, lamb stew, salads and last but not least – a roasted turkey infused with spices.

Accenting the delectable goodies were vibrantly colored seasonal fruits such as figs, apricots, pomegranate seeds, and grapes to match the floral tones of peonies, ranunculus, scabiosa, jasmine vine, bearded iris, and clematis.  Simple dinnerware with patterns gilded in gold along with pewter and gold accents complete this seductive and elegant setting. Feast your eyes…

Connie and John’s Wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty.

Vendors for this wedding:

Event Planner:: Melinda Barajas – OneFourThree Events – onefourthreeevents.com

Venue:: Hyatt Regnecy Huntington Beach Resort & Spa – website

Cinematography:: Jason Kim – Cloud 9 Cinematography – website

Hair/Makeup:: Theresa Huang Make-up and Hair – thmakeupdesign.com

Vendors for this event

Wedding Coordinator:: Kelley Gin, Picture Perfect Events - pictureperfectevetn.com

Hair & Makeup:: Joyce Luck, Joyce Luck Style – joyceluckstyle.com

Venue:: Black Gold Golf Club – blackgoldgolf.com

Florals:: Jackie Combs, Jackie Combs Floral Design – jackiecombsfloraldesign.com

Videographer:: Buckley Video – filmmywedding.com

While vacationing in LA, Yvonna decided to do an engagement session (unbeknownst to her fiance, Nickola). BTW, they’re getting married in their native country of Indonesia. What a cool idea!  I suggested Venice Beach, and the thought of canals came to mind.  So off we went and spent a perfect sunny Southern California day at the beach. 

A nice treat yesterday when Style Me Pretty posted the wedding of Mary and Ryan. If you haven’t seen they’re engagement, you must see the post here. It’s worth a peek.