The Hotel Bel-Air is a magical location in Los Angeles tucked away in the hills and neighborhoods of Bel Air. The entire outskirts of the hotel is a self-contained, well-manicured botanical garden, fit with bridges, ponds, miniature waterfalls, and resident swans. Quit looking at me swan! The Bride & Groom chose the outdoor Gazebo for their intimate ceremony of 20 guests. While the large grass park near the Gazebo and pond can definitely fit more people, the layout of the grounds suggests it is better suited for an intimate gathering versus a larger celebration. From the tall building that towers overhead like a steeple, to the outdoor gazebo, this hotel is definitely an awesome place to have an intimate wedding ceremony and reception.
701 Stone Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077
This lovely couple flew into John Wayne Airport from Seattle in late Winter for an isolated and beautiful beach Elopement in Laguna Beach. Diver's Cove on the North side of main beach offered them just the intimate setting for which they we're looking to elope.
This October, I had the wonderful opportunity to second shoot Colton Hayne and Jeff Leatham's (Cher meets a Guns 'N Roses themed) wedding. I'm not one who invests much time into the lives of celebrities, so it was fun being pulled into their world for a night and getting to interact with all the big names and personalities. Among the star studded guest list were Chelsea Clinton (I thought those bodyguards looked like secret service), Stephen Amell, Lisa Rinna, Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and of course Kris Jenner who came to officiate the ceremony.
In the end, a couple of my photos were featured in People Magazine. They will be publishing a physical copy on Nov 6th so keep an eye out! I will be sharing the rest of the photos here when they are released.
The Clubhouse at Covenant Hills is an intimate event venue perfect for a private wedding ceremony and indoor reception. The yard in the back was softly lit during the ceremony, and the dance floor was just the right size to fit roughly 100 + guests (and to bounce some light off the white walls for photos). If you're considering using this venue for your next party, I highly recommend it!
Address: 1 Covenant Hills Dr, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
Here is a sample of one of my full deliveries. I was hired for 3 hours of event photography for a tequila fiesta in Laguna Beach California. It was a clear day overlooking the Pacific Ocean from this multi million dollar mountain home atop Crystal Cove.
Thank you Sugar Branch Events for throwing an awesome party!
On April 21st, I had the honor to photograph the Pacific Symphony Orchestra's award ceremony at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The Segerstrom Center is an incredible venue in Orange County that regularly hosts after parties for its top donors. Its also an out-of-this-world venue for weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, and company gatherings. Here are a few highlights from the night.
This past April 2017, I had a repeat client reach out to shoot her aunt's upcoming bridal shower. When I had researched the Alcove Cafe & Bakery, all I found were images of the front of the house. I had no idea they had this cool little cottage hiding in the back for private parties. With an old fashioned door, vintage paintings, and soft light coming from the curtained windows, I couldn't have asked for a better venue to shoot at!
If your looking for an intimate setting for private parties, meetings or special events, I highly recommend The Alcove's private cottage.