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    We are a husband+wife wedding photography team based out of Southern California. We also travel to places far and wide to capture beautiful and quirky moments for our clients.

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Here is a little weekend sneak peak at two weddings that are due to hit the blog in the next few weeks.

Kassie + Dan: Adamson House Wedding, Malibu CA

Paige and Brien at Hartley Botanica, Somis CA:

Adrian + Cory: Maravilla Gardens, Camarillo CA

and many many more!

  • October 2, 2010 - 5:26 pm

    Nicole Angelo - I can’t WAIT to see Kassie and Dan’s! :) I LOVE that location and the two you posted are GORGEOUS!!!! :)ReplyCancel

Kimie and Masa had an incredibly gorgeous wedding. Starting while they were getting ready at the beautiful Westin resort in Long Beach to their gorgeous ceremony at Wayfarer’s chapel in Palos Verdes and finishing up at the absolutely stunning Trump Golf Course ballroom for their reception.

Here are a few of my favorites from their big day :

  • September 16, 2010 - 11:31 am

    Luke Sensebe - These pics turned out amazing. I was the DJ/MC at this event and was wondering if you have some footage, and or still images we use on our site, with full credit of course. I would love to have some of these up for future clients to see they are awesome! Love the work you put out! Oh and you guys were awesome to work with as well.

    Thanks & Cheers,

    Luke J S.ReplyCancel

  • September 18, 2010 - 10:12 pm

    Uyen - Marianne! I am so in love with the set of images you took of Kimie’s and Masa’s wedding. It was so great to work with you, and you really captured everything so perfectly. The portraits of Kimie and Masa – ahhhh. I love how proud Kimie’s dad looks as he’s about to walk her up to Masa. And you know I loved those macarons! Can’t wait to work together again. You rock!

    Sassy Girl Weddings & EventsReplyCancel

  • September 26, 2010 - 8:49 pm

    jack sun - beauttiful.ReplyCancel

  • September 27, 2010 - 12:48 pm

    jack sun - little sister is all grown up.ReplyCancel

So again I held off a little posting this next wedding because it was also a featured wedding! This time the lovely Kat over at Rock n’ Roll Bride featured Alex and Kaori’s gorgeous L.A. wedding.

Now, you must remember Kaori and Alex from their super stylish Los Angeles Engagement session (seen here and here), remember Kaori’s super cute heart shoes? I thought so :) After shooting their downtown engagement session I was even more excited for their wedding. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint. They had a small wedding with close family and friends from all around the world. Their ceremony was located at Griffith Park right near the Old LA Zoo area. It was intimate and oh so beautiful. After the ceremony Alex and Kaori left a 2 1/2 hour gap so that their guests could rest before the reception and so that the three of us could drive all around LA for their portraits together. It was so great to have all that time with them and get some rockin portraits around downtown. After we shot we headed to their reception at Senor Fish . It was such a blessing to experience all the different cultures they incorporated into their ceremony and reception! Not to mention all the amazing details they put together themselves (with the help of their creative group of friends).

Almost forgot to add my favorite comment from a groom ever (posted on my facebook wall):

“Marianne, little did I know you attended Hogwarts for Photographic Wizardry. I mean…you must have because you made us look SO beautiful in our wedding photos, it’s beyond a muggle’s explanation. Thank you again for the photos we received in the mail yesterday – they’re stellar!” – Alex

So here are my favorites from their totally rad wedding (Caution: many photos to follow):

More Details about their wedding:

Ceremony Venue: Old Zoo in Griffith Park, Los Angeles
Reception Venue:  Señor Fish, LA
Bride’s Dress: J Crew
Bride’s Shoes: Charles David
Bride’s Pin (on dress): Sweetpea & Fawn on Etsy
Bride’s Hair Piece: Prim and Posies on Etsy
Groom’s Shirt: Club Monaco
Groom’s Bowtie: High Cotton Ties
Groom’s Trousers: J Crew
Groom’s Hat: Jaxon Hat
Groom’s Suspenders: Ben Sherman
Groom’s Shoes: Vintage Italian leather shoes from Pasadena Rose Bowl Flea Market
Cake: Made by a friend
Flowers: Made by a friend
Hair/Make Up: Mieko of Kelly Zhang