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Dreamy and Vibrant French Styled Wedding at Rancho Las Lomas

 
 
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The inspiration behind this shoot is to celebrate the beauty of Rancho Las Lomas and the freshness of living in Orange County. Soft butter yellow hues embrace the delicate rays of the sunlight, while the blue tones resemble the clear crisp skies. This palette was meant to pop out against the terracotta throughout the venue and embrace the blue tiling at the Teatro. The romantic feel that is prominent throughout the property is brought in with a mix of modern and vintage decor pieces…French style seating, fragile glass china, and crystal hanging light pendants. All attendees and viewers should feel as if they have been transported outside of Southern California to create a unique photographic story through the design elements provided at the shoot.

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Photography: LILY TAPIA PHOTOGRAPHY | Venue: RANCHO LAS LOMAS | Planner & Designer: PERFECT THE EVENT | Workshop Host: ALICIA MINK PHOTOGRAPHY | Florist: FLOWERS BY CINA | Calligraphy & Stationery: DESIGN BY LANEY | Shoes: BELLA BELLE SHOES | Ring Box: THE MRS. BOX | Silk Ribbon: TONO & CO. | Dress: TARA LAUREN | Groom's Attire: STITCH & TIE and MICHAEL KORS | Hair & Makeup: THE FACE OF BEAUTY US| Linens: LA TAVOLA LINEN | Cake: INTRI CAKES | Chairs: SWEET SALVAGE RENTALS | Table Top & Vintage Lighting: SUN DROP VINTAGE | Models: SHEA and SIERRA from WILLOW MODEL MANAGEMENT | Styling Boards: HEIRLOOM BINDERY

Evelyn & Julio Wedding

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One of the many clients I fell in love with.  Evelyn and Julio had their ceremony Skypark Drive in Torrance.  It was a rainy Sunday afternoon as Julio and Evelyn said their I do's.  Rain is always seen as a sign of fresh start and to them I wish them nothing, but the best of luck and love as they start their first year as husband and wife.  To this day I can still remember the way their entire family knew how to have a blast and the unity they all had.  

Mariachi Wedding

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Gabriela wedding was so different I fell in love with all the vibrant colors they used in their wedding.  The couple infused their culture to their wedding day, I was surrounded of mixes of bright colors.  They even incorporated Mexican attire to their wedding dress and he was dressed up as a true charro.  

I have never seen the use of the zarape so elegantly used.  This was one of the weddings I was able to be part of and capture back in October when I was still working as a second photographer for Rosalina Suarez Photography.  

 I am completely fortunate for everything I learned from my mentor, and I will never forget how much she helped me .  She pushed me to start this new journey in my life.  At times (which is a lot) when I am feeling low and insecure about my business she is the person I call.  She is one of the few who understands how difficult it is to start a business.  I think she believes in me more than I believe in myself.  Rosa, I can not thank you enough for being such an incredible mentor!

This new journey has really forced me to dig into who I really am, and I love every second of it.  Yes, like I said before there is days I want to drop the towel, but there are other days especially when I see the gratification of my clients when I think I love my job!  

The Jones Wedding

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I have never had a groom write me such a beautiful love story of how he met the love of his life, till Kam came along. Usually, the bride is the one thrilled to email me about their love story, but he wanted to make sure I got his side of the story. Without further ado, I will be giving you a glimpse on how Kam fell in love with Nayeli.

Nayeli is the kind of girl who goes after what she wants. She is a goal oriented kind of girl full of energy and spunk. This is the reason her clients love having her as their trainer because she pushes them to their unknown limits. She was in search of herself the year she met Kam and in no way looking for love. But even though she did not know it, love was going to come to her heart.

It all Started at the Umma Gym where they both worked as trainers. The first time they met it was very casual. Kam had heard of Nayeli before she officially introduced herself to him, but without knowing her name Kam knew he was talking to the girl his best friend had been talking about. Even though he thought she was cute, he tried to keep his distance, keep his conversations short, and not break guy code.

After trying his best to stay away and his best friend getting turned down by Nayeli, Kam decided to ask her out. Sparks flew during their first date with endless hours of conversations, they did not want their date to end. As a way to spend more time with his future wife, he decided to invite her to his family's UFC party.
After weeks of getting to know each other, and endless misunderstandings of who is in the friend zone. Nayeli being the go-getter that she is held Kam's hand and wanted them to define the relationship. In Kam's words, "Everything after that I suppose you could say is one huge messy (but wonderful) history. smile emoticon the end"

Nayeli and Kam you are the type of couple who light up the room with your humor and love for each other it was honor capturing such an important moment in your life.

Update* In less than two weeks they will both be welcoming their baby boy!! I am excited to meet baby Jack!