Eleven. Three. | A personal post.

September 25, 2014

Yesterday marked eleven years together and three years of wedded bliss for us. Time flies. Our friendship started out 18 years ago and somewhere down the road 11 years ago we realized that there was something more than just friendship.

We celebrated at Lawry’s Restaurant – the place that we shared with our closest family and friends over a nice dinner. As always, we are well taken care of by the great staff at Lawry’s and they even gifted us with a celebratory dessert and champagne. Talk about awesome! It was great reminiscing about the past and looking forward to our goals in the future. We kept it simple since we will be heading off on a vacation in the next few weeks. We’ll let you know where we are going soon!

Here are some pics below from that dinner – courtesy of Tracy’s trusty iPhone. And below that is our annual anniversary cake that we have made by the awesome Sylvie from Kupcakespot *not taken by trusty iPhone*.

Rancho Providencia Wedding | Chatsworth, CA {Lizzi + Paul}

September 23, 2014

We first met Lizzi several years ago at a photography conference at WPPI and for some reason we all just hit it off well. We chatted about our goals, photography, food, and completely random stuff. Eventually it turned into friendship and she’s actually part of our talented team when we need her to fill in. So when she approached us to document her and Paul’s wedding day, we were thrilled to be there and photograph their special day. We have to admit, photographing a wedding for another photographer can be intimidating…but, with her awesome team of people she hired for the day….we knew it would be a blast.

As Lizzi and Paul were planning their wedding, we stumbled upon Rancho Providencia by chance and knew that this would be the perfect setting for their celebration. The Spanish styled private home was a gorgeous backdrop for their ceremony along with the lush surroundings. Their dog, Raven also joined in the celebration. We loved all the handmade touches Lizzi incorporated into their wedding day. The gold touches in her signage was just so Lizzi and Paul and you’ve got to check out the hand stamped invitations on the vintage handkerchiefs. Everything about their wedding was just en pointe and gorgeous. Lizzi and Paul, its been wonderful getting to know you both over the years. We are honored that you guys had us there to photograph your first day as husband and wife and we can’t to see what other memories you will create together.
Love you guys! – C&T

The wonderful team of vendors that worked together on Lizzi + Paul’s special day:
Wedding Venue | Rancho Providencia
Wedding Coordinator | Jen Bergmark, First Pick Planning
Videography | Herman Au, Cotton Love Studios
Wedding Officiant | Eric Schwartz
Mantel Rental | Sparkles and Vintage
Floral Design | Flower Blush
Hair Artist | Stefanie Horn
Make Up Artist | Melissa Abad
Emcee and DJ | DJ Carpe DM
Bride’s Dress | Monique Lhuillier
Maids of Honor Dresses | J. Crew
Cake | Magnolia Bakery
Catering | DJs California Catering
Dessert Bar | Yogurtland
Photobooth | Cameron Leung Photography
Photographer | Cameron Leung

 

Almansor Court + Five Star Seafood Restaurant Wedding | San Gabriel, CA {Julie + Zach}

September 19, 2014

Oh Julie and Zach! Such a special day indeed. They began their epic celebration with a traditional tea ceremony in Julie’s parents home. Friends and family from all over joined the couple to kickstart the day. Soon after part one of Julie and Zach’s day concluded, we then headed off to their hotel in Arcadia for the weekend for them to do a quick outfit change and some touch ups before their wedding ceremony at Almansor Park in Alhambra. Their day concluded with a festive celebration at Five Star Restaurant in San Gabriel.
In all, it was a fun-filled day with happiness, laughter, happy tears, and tons of love. Julie and Zach we are touched that you had us present to document your first day as husband and wife. Thank you for including us in the celebration and we wish you best in the journey ahead! Enjoy the pics.

Julie + Zach’s awesome team of vendors:
Ceremony Venue | Almansor Court
Reception Venue | Five Star Seafood Restaurant
Wedding Coordinator | Mad Love Events
Hair + Make Up Artist | Elaine Chou, EChou Make Up
Videographer | FonD Productions
Officiant | Pastor Brady Rice, Faith Community Church
Floral Design | Inlight Lighting
DJ + Emcee | Spotlight Groove + Howard Lee
Wedding Cake | Rossmoor Pastries
Photographer | Cameron Leung

 

Terranea Resort Wedding | Rancho Palos Verdes, CA {Alicia + Oscar}

September 10, 2014

We’ve got another stunning wedding to share with you all today. Meet Alicia and Oscar everyone. You may have caught their engagement session in Redondo Beach a few months back…and with their love for the ocean, it makes perfect sense that their wedding celebration took place at the gorgeous Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. Weather in sunny So. Cal can get finicky, especially on the coast. However, all was right on that sunny Sunday for Alicia and Oscar. We loved everything about their wedding – the fun swag, mariachi band, acoustic signers, and most importantly the love that surrounded the Alicia and Oscar.

Alicia and Oscar, thank you guys for having us be a part of the fun and allowing us to create these memories for you. We hope you had a wonderful holiday and wish you guys all the best! Enjoy the images. :)

The awesome team of vendors that grouped together to make Alicia and Oscar’s day gorgeous and awesome:
Wedding Venue | Terranea Resort
Wedding Coordinator | A Signature Wedding
Hair + Make Up Artists | Design Visage
Bridal Gown Designer | Nicole Miller
Bride’s Shoes | Christian Louboutin
Groom’s Suit | Hugo Boss
Officiant | Judge Enrique Romero
Florist | Lily Pad Floral
DJ and Emcee | DJ Satisfaction Entertainment
Mariachi Band | Mariachi Los Reyes
Live Singers | Aragorn + Olivia
Rentals | Chiavari Chair Rentals
Wedding Cake | Torrance Bakery
Videography | RAD Media Films
Photography | Cameron Leung Photography

Pacific Ridge Unitarian Church Wedding | Rancho Palos Verdes, CA {Kaity + Darin}

August 20, 2014

We’re so excited to share Kaity and Darin’s wedding day at Pacific Ridge in Rancho Palos Verdes with you all today. What we loved about their celebration was the simplicity of it all. All they really wanted was everyone to have a blast we think Kaity and Darin did a fabulous job of ensuring that with the vibrant colors, games during cocktail hour, and the super fun super-hero grand entrance that their friends planned!

Thank you Kaity and Darin for having us be a part of the magic and fun of your wedding day! We are forever honored… Enjoy the images!!

A big thanks to everyone for making Kaity and Darin’s wedding awesome!
Wedding Venue | Pacific Ridge Unitarian Church
Coordinator | Love & Elegance
Hair + Make Up Artist | Label Me Lindsay
Officiant | Diane Rehfield
Floral Design | Magical Blooms
Wedding Cake + Desserts | Sweet + Saucy Shop
DJ, Emcee, + Lighting | VIP DJ
Cocktail Hour Caterer | Rasta Taco/Huntington Catering
Bartending + Rentals | Huntington Catering
Photography | Cameron Leung

 

 

Newborn Family Session // Los Angeles, CA

August 12, 2014

The #10 item on Regina + Yong’s review on our wedding photography services said,  “I think we might try to have a kid just so we can use them again.”

And so they did! Congratulations on your little princess!