I’ve known Alex’s uncle for a few years in the wedding industry so I was thrilled when he thought of me for his beloved nieces wedding! I got a chance to meet Alex + Ryan before the big day and what struck me was how sweet and genuine they both were. They were so thrilled to get married. right after the wedding they made a big move to the Pacific Northwest to start their new adventure as husband and wife!
Karina found me after coming across my name looking for a caterer for her wedding. Since then she’s been my #1 fan. She is always so encouraging and kind. She and Javier met at work the rest is history. I drove up to LA – near where they live – to check out some spots that Karina had picked out. They were awesome! I’ve always wanted to shoot at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. We ended the session at sunset at the Santa Monica pier!
When I wanted to start in photography a wonderful woman named Michele took me under her wing. We became fast friends and she is still a very important part of my life. Little did I know that 10+ years later I’d be photographing her eldest daughters wedding! I’m so happy for Kelsey + Paul – they are super hilarious and adorable together. Just hanging around them put me in such a good mood. We headed to the spot where they met and lived in Long Beach. I love getting out of town and shooting in different spots!
This wedding was a bit different for me – the bride is a very good friend of mine. She really wanted me to be there as a guest so we made a deal. I shot the first half of the wedding and then turned in to a guest for the reception! I had an awesome team of photographers to cover the reception for me. It was a blast to be able to put down my camera and boogie the night away! Ben + Sara are such a fun couple to hang out with. And their friends were no different! I laughed so hard the entire day!
Ceremony Venue: St Patrick’s Catholic Parish
Reception Venue: Hilton Mission Bay
Photographer: Melissa McClure Photography
Photo Assistants: Jamie + Julie
Coordinator: Jen with Day of Love
Florist: Branches Floral Studio
Hair + Makeup: Jackie with Jellis Faces
DJ: Pat with Sound Prodigy