Showing posts from January, 2020

Photo Timing for Elopements/Mini Weddings

Ceremony — 20-30 minutesTypically for mini weddings or elopements, the first thing I will cover will be the ceremony. I show up a bit early to capture the details, set up and decor and then timing here totally depends on what type of ceremony you want to have! Non-religious, simple ceremonies are typically 20 minutes tops (even if you write your own vows!) whereas church weddings or Catholic Mass ceremonies are a full 60 minutes. 
Family Photos — 30 Minutes The timing here depends on the size of your family and guest count! We kindly ask that you restrict family photos to immediate family (grandparents, parents and siblings) but sometimes you have mixed families, divorces, re-marriages, half siblings and siblings with significant others and kids. Oh my! We will either interview you about your specific family needs or request you fill out our family information form and then we can build your custom shot list for your approval. With a group under 25 (the maximum guest count to qualify fo…

Value and Importance of a Wedding Planner

Hiring a wedding planner is THE BEST THING you can do for your wedding!We first started offering a discount last year when we noticed that weddings where we worked with a wedding planner or coordinator were more efficient, relaxed and fun!
Note that by “wedding planner/coordinator,” we mean someone that works for themselves or an independent company. A venue coordinator is great, but ultimately they work for the venue and are looking out for the venue’s best interests. A wedding coordinator will always be looking out for YOUR best interests. Please see this article for more about the huge difference between the two!
Wedding planners are 300% worth every penny they charge and will not only help you to have a relaxed and fun wedding day, but they will provide support in ways you didn’t even know you needed.  In the end, they will save you money as they help negotiate all the tricky ins and outs of planning a huge event like a wedding.
For more specifics about the discount we offer, see thi…

Photo Timing for your Standard or Small Wedding Day

Here is a summary of the photo timing on a wedding day! Read on to see a full breakdown and explanation of this schedule. In our experience, the timing we talk about in this post is best for being the most relaxed while we capture beautiful photos.Getting Ready — 1.5-2 hours First Look — 15 MinutesBridal Party Photos — 30-45 MinutesBride and Groom Photos — 45-60 MinutesCeremony — 20-60 MinutesSet Up Details — 30-45 MinutesFamily Photos — 20-45 MinutesSunset Photos — 15-30 minutesReception Coverage — 2-5 hours Getting Ready — 1.5-2 hours  It isn’t necessary for us to be there at the beginning of the beautification process! But one hour is perfect for us to capture the invitations, rings, dress, shoes, personal flowers, something borrowed, and other details.

Make sure those details are set aside and ready for us when we arrive so you won't have to go digging though your bags to find them.  Styling and details are our love language!

The second hour is perfect for some touch up shots, rob…

Kiley & Matt :: 12/14/2019 :: Wedding in Agoura Hills

What a fun and colorful day it was for Kiley and Matt! The theme of the day centered around a wooded winter wonderland theme with touches of greenery, bright red florals and cozy romance! Their venue,The Lodge at Malibou Lakewas a forest setting to apply all their whimsical touches, planned, organized and pulled off flawlessly by the fabulousHolly Gray. We started out with Kiley's details and her getting ready on location in the upstairs bridal suite. After Kiley had donned her beautifully bohemian dress, and had some finishing touches by her bridesmaids, she and Matt shared a sweet first look. Next we met up with the fun bridal party for some portraits on the venue's lawn and then spent some time with Kiley and Matt, wandering in and around the trees. Their short and sweet ceremony followed and after some fun moments, laughter, exchange of rings, smashing of the glass and first shot, these two were officially married! After cocktail hour, some golden hour photos and some soci…