Something not a lot of people know about unless you've been following Southern California Bride for awhile is that I am so a Southern California wedding photographer! I actually started shooting before I even got into wedding blogging and focused primarily on Southern California weddings. I decided to take a break from shooting weddings back in 2012 when I got pregnant with twins -- which, hello! was a pretty big surprise as we were expecting to get pregnant with just one baby but God had something better planned for us and well, I could go on and on about it! Anyway, I digress! I had the opportunity last year to photograph my brother's proposal + two engagement sessions + engagement party and earlier this year, his Orange County wedding at the Majestic Garden Hotel in Anaheim. All this kind of got the ball rolling on me getting back into wedding photography and to be honest, I just missed it too much!
So this brings me to this shoot that I am sharing with you today. This shoot is my first styled shoot since getting back into photography and I am so proud of the team that I had the opportunity to work with! It makes an enormous amount of difference when every team member is as passionate about the shoot as you, the creative director. Up and coming Los Angeles florist, Florals by Isabelle, designed this gorgeous bouquet and bout. Hikari Murakami Makeup and Hair just blew me away with how even more beautiful she made the bride model look! I mean, she just nailed it! And these gowns from Ferndale's Bridal were breathtaking -- I wanted to take both of them home! Petals and Stones supplied us with the prettiest jewelry ever! My dear friend, Ruthie, who helped make sure everything went well throughout the shoot -- the best stylist and assistant a girl could have! And lastly, a big thanks to Meladie & Stefan who were so great to work with! I am blessed to have gotten to know you both! Now without further adieu...
Vendors: Photography: Damaris Mia Photography | Ballgown: Maggie Sottero | Lace Gown: Allure | Bridal Boutique: Ferndale's Bridal | Hair & Makeup: Hikari Murakami | Florals: Florals by Isabelle | Jewelry: Petals and Stones | Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic | Styling: Ruthie
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