Melissa and Alfred's Wedding at The Villa Del Sol in Fullerton

MelissaandAlfred-1.jpg
MelissaandAlfred-839.jpg

It was such an honor documenting Melissa and Alfred’s Wedding at The Villa Del Sol in Fullerton! I absolutely loved this venue!

There is a dedicated ceremony space with a breathtaking fountain in the middle of the row, which gave it even more a Spanish style.

Plus, there is a gorgeous second floor which we used for romantics and to get a huge crowd image after the ceremony!

The Villa De Sol is such a picturesque, special setting for weddings! I just can’t get over all the beautiful spots it offers from the ceremony to the romantics! Let me not forget the reception time!!

The girls got ready in a room inside the venue, and everyone had a smile on their face. It was such a special way to start the day off walking into a room where every bridesmaid was excited and ready to celebrate the bride. Melissa even honored her mama by recreating an image her mom did with her mom. She even put on here mama’s wedding dress! Such a tender moment!

Alfred had an amazing group of guys and I loved watching how they support and celebrate him and his love for Melissa. 


I absolutely adored their ceremony! It was so special! It was a great way to lead to romantics and bridal party images! This group was simply there to support the love Melissa and Alfred!

The night ended with a glow stick and good ol’ music! Everyone was dancing and enjoying their time!

P.S. They are now expecting their first baby! Which I had the pleasure to shoot their maternity session! I can’t wait to share it

Gabby and Oscar's Wedding at Walnut Grove in Tierra Rejada Ranch

G+Oromantics-101.jpg

Before booking wedding, I love meeting with my couples! Either in a coffee shop or if necessary a Face time chat. Why do I do client consultations? I want to be able to see and feel my couples chemistry and of course to see if we vibe together. It’s kind of like a first date haha!

During this meeting, I usually answer any questions they might have regarding my wedding collections and how I photographically approach weddings. I know I've found a Lily Tapia Couple #lilytapiacouple when the first time I meet them feels like hanging out with friends and we are laughing the entire time!

When I first met Gabby and Oscar I knew they were my ideal couple! We talked for hours about the randomest things and of course wedding details! I’ve had the honor to shoot another family member’s wedding and I felt like I was talking to them! Just like my past couple Gabby and Oscar were genuine, kind, and so down to earth!

Their summer wedding at Walnut Grove in Tierra Rejada Ranch was a dream! They fully trusted my guidance on their timeline and ended up having so much time to do all their portraits and family photos before the reception started this included bridal party photos as well which meant the crew could go enjoy cocktail hour. Heyyy!

My favorite part about photographing at Walnut Grove in Tierra Rejada Ranch, was how the trees were cascading and creating a rustic Forest Vibe.  Which was especially needed for shade since portraits were done early in the afternoon!

So many favorite moments from Oscar’s brother handing Gabby and Oscar as a welcome trophy for winning an Oscar, to the couple’s first dance, their amazing sunset shoot (which was added by yours truly just in time for those Golden hour shots. Shout out to them for allowing these magnificent sunset moments)

To their choice of having churros instead of cake as their dessert!

Thank you Gabby and Oscar for trusting me to capture your special day and being the BEST Lily Tapia Couple!!



Nancy and Albert's Wedding at San Gabriel Mission

Romance-191.jpg

Nancy and Albert’s love story started out with being friends. They were not each others type for sue or at least that’s what they thought. Sparks started to flare once they truly got to know each other….

Here are a couple of words by Nancy “ We became good friends we had the same lunch schedule. Albert was NOT my type and he will say I wasn’t his! 2 years later both of us recently single we started to change the conversations from basic water cooler talks to getting to know each other on a more personal level, suddenly we both started feeling strange feelings for each other we both tried to fight it. Albert left the company and when he did we decided to go out for happy hour, the rest is history we’ve been inseparable ever since!”

Here is what they had to say about their proposal “Albert proposed June 10 th 2017 on his birthday weekend, he told me he wanted to go out for a drink he invited sibling and mine. We decided to meet at my sister's house and when we arrive we walk into a house full of the family both his and mine, EVERYONE is recording and crying and next thing you know Albert is on one knee asking me to marry him. With the help of our friends and family, he pulled off a surprise engagement with a reception to follow. It was beautiful!”

Their wedding day was filled with love from them and their entire family. You can see the love their parents had for the happy couple. Nancy’s sister speech during toast got a lot of us in tears. It was a heart-wrenching moment, but she felt safe by having Albert by her side.

This couple’s love is like no other, this homebody cuties know how to show love for their family!

I felt like I was one of their family members as I followed them through this journey from their beautiful engagement session in Big Bear to now their wedding day at the Bagramian Hall. It is couples like them that make my job such a joy! Thank you guys for trusting me to capture the next chapter of your love story!

Reception -2.jpg

Tori and Ramiro's Triunfo Creek Wedding in Malibu

Portraits-87.jpg

“We will always be unique together.” These are the words used by Ramiro as he described his relationship with Tori. “We are so alike in so many ways and different in so many other ways. She makes me comfortable with myself and makes me feel like I can become better. There’s always something new for us to do and become. We are constantly changing but we are always doing it together. “

After being set up by mutual friend these two love birds started chatting every day for months on Facebook before they first officially met four years ago a couple of days away from Christmas. After their first date at Candy Cane Lane they hit it off and couldn’t get enough of each other.

What an incredible start to their love story!?

Their Proposal story was straight out of a fairy tale. This is how it happened.

“We would take our dog up to PV to walk the trail there along the coast and one time I remember walking with her and seeing a wedding going on and the two things clicked. I pictured being married to Tori and knew I had to propose. I started saving and I brought her back to the same spot I remembered feeling that way. Whenever she feels she’s “annoying” me she asks “how much do you love me?” and I always jokingly reply “enough”. So that morning she asked me again and I told her “ask me later”. When we got to the spot I wanted to propose I asked her to ask me again and I replied “enough to marry you” and I got on one knee. “

Just like the proposal, their wedding day was nothing short of incredible too! Triunfo Creek Vineyards  has become one of my favorite venues to photograph at in the Malibu area! The outdoor venue was the perfect location for this outdorsy couple. Surrounded by rolling vineyards, rustic oak tree, and a view a top of a hill to die for. The vows are exchanged under an old willow tree and the reception area that is dazzled with twinkle lights once the sun sets.

Tori and Ramiro’s wedding day was truly unforgettable, with gorgeous details! Danielle from Couture Events created a beautiful masterpiece the reception was abundant with cream and white details, with greenery and roses in each table by the talented Clásico Designs. This fun loving couple, spend the evening enjoying each other and their loved ones on the dance floor,

Besides the beautiful couple, my other favorite part of this day was when Tori’s father was giving a heart felt speech. Their was hardly any dry eyes in the room.

Tori is caring, beautiful and curious. Ramiro is caring, family-oriented, and patient. He has complimented her in a new way, he has made her into more of who she truly is and that is a confident and beautiful woman.

They really are a perfect fit for each other. They are a pretty low key couple, but they do love adventures, they love to eating at new places especially in The Grand Central Market or cooking new dishes with their puppy Iggy. They truly make each other better people.

I had such an incredible day celebrating them, and they danced their booties off as Dart Collective kept the dance floor packed all night! 

Here are my favorites from their day.

Getting Ready-7.jpg

Coordinator: Couture Events, Danielle Sidari -@coutureevents @daniellecoutureevents

Venue: Triunfo Creek Vineyards@triunfocreek

Appetizers + Service: LA Roots Catering, @larootscatering

Beverage Service: Liquid Catering, Dawn @liquidcatering

Photographer: Lily Tapia @lily_tapia_photography

Videography: Amari Productions, Dave McQueen @amariproductions

Rentals: Premiere Party Rentals, @premiere_rents

DJ: Dart DJ, @dartcollective

Florist: Clasico Designs @clasicodesigns

Bridesmaids Stationery: Shine Wedding, @shinewedding

Cake & Desserts: Chiquitos &  Dulcitos

Claudia + Jose's wedding at Rancho de Oro

I am so excited to finally get to share Claudia and Jose’s Spring Wedding at Rancho El Toro with you gals and guys! The venue offered so many beautiful locations to shoot. The hills behind the venue were absolutely breath taking. It was the perfect backdrop for their romantic session.

To me one of the most heart warming moments of their wedding was seeing the unity between the two families. Their love for both their children was seen through out the night, it was especially seen when they did their dances with their parents. We all had to hold back the tears!

Claudia and Jose hold a special place in my heart from their San Diego wedding to their unforgettable wedding. Thank you guys for choosing me to capture your special day!!

Vendor Information:

Bridal Dress: https://www.panachebridals.com/pasadena-designers/

Florist: https://www.msflowers.net/

Coordinator: Elegancia Events -http://www.eleganciaeventservices.com/home.html

Venue: Rancho El Toro

Bridesmaid Dresses:

Christie’s Collection: Trendy Collection

https://trendycollection.com/

Stationery: https://jp-stationery.com/

Briana and Jr's Wedding at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes  

B+J Getting Ready-12.jpg

Brianna and Jr’s summer wedding at Plaza de la Culturas was filled romantic touches. I loved this venue because it was filled with so much cultural history. After all, It is located across the streets from Olvera Street.

Their romantic session took place at University of Southern California! This was another location filled with so much history. It was the perfect location for their whimsical inspired wedding theme :)

One of the most touching moments in her wedding was her father daughter dance. Tears filled the room as she danced to “My Angel Baby” with her father.

After the speeches, they danced the night away with a banda. I had such an amazing time photographing and celebrating them both and I am thrilled to share their day with you all!