summer wedding

Crystal and Zeke's Backyard Wedding in Los Angeles

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Wedding Vendors:

Flowers: Flowers by Elizabeth

Dress: https://www.lilibridals.com/

Stella York https://www.essensedesigns.com/stella-york/wedding-dresses/

MUA: https://www.patriciacastromakeup.com/

Crystal and Ezequiel met 7 years ago, at a bar in Hermosa Beach. They both sparked a conversation while waiting in line to order a drink at a bar. They once again crossed paths at a different bar and exchanged numbers. Five years later they reconnected again on Social Media and since then they have been inseparable.

Their wedding day was very intimate, so intimate they held their celebration at their backyard which was perfect for their close family and friends!

Candles lit up the reception area with white flowers surrounding the tables.

While, the mariachi played as guest were welcomed for cocktails and later on during dinner. It was a beautiful summer day!

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

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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!!



Ana & John Wedding

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Ana & John first met at work.  John fell in love with her the moment he first laid eyes on her.  Ana in the other hand was not interested in him quite as fast as he was to her.  John was completely smitten with Ana's beauty, but what he loves most about her is her resilient personality.  Ana has such alluring personality and brings nothing but love to everyone who surrounds her.  John is the prince Ana was for all her life.   After a couple of dates, she fell in love with the way he made her laugh and the way he made her feel protected.  

Their wedding was everything she ever dreamt of and let me just say I was in love with all the attention to detail she put into their wedding. Her gold floral centerpieces were beautiful!    

My jaw dropped when I saw the back of her Essence of Australi dress I mean come on! She looked STUNNING! Through out the entire night, they danced like no other I even had to get into the groove! I just had the best time with these two!

**Update of the couple they are currently expecting their first child together!! I am just too excited for them both!! 

 

Ana + John's Griffith Park Engagement

Ana and John are one of the many couples I've had the privileged to photograph who have inspired me to see what love can be.  I was shocked to see how hands on John was throughout their entire wedding.  He was the one who reached out to me and gushed about the beauty of Ana.  He told me all about their plans after their wedding, which included buying their very first home together.  

Throughout the entire session, they had a blast posing like the world was their runway.  I could not get enough of how Ana used her outfit to her advantage, which included her sister's handmade flower crown.  She looked and felt like the most beautiful bride.  This summer day was so worth it as we enjoyed this amazing spot till the sun set behind them.    Afterwards, we enjoyed our summer night eating pizza at my favorite Italian restaurant in Echo Park.  Stay tuned till I show you their beautiful wedding. 

Gema and Cameron Wedding

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Gema and Cameron got married this past July and I am so happy I am finding some time to finally share their beautiful wedding with you.  I can still remember the way they looked at each other with so much love throughout their entire wedding day.  Even though they are miles apart throughout the year they are living proof love grows stronger with distance when two souls are committed to each other. 

The cherry on top of their day was frolicking in this field as well as orange groves, it was so much fun!     

Pasadena City Hall Anniversary Session

Your wedding day is just day one of a new beginning.  You've gotten the chance to know each other inside and out, on good days and bad days.  Resulting in a love stronger than ever thought possible.  

Marlen and Jose's anniversary session, was filled with laughter and tender moments between each other.  I can not wait to see what life has in store with them.    

Kim +Zach's Forest Engagement Session

Kim and Zach are one of my favorites! Their love for adventure hiking, the great outdoors  and each other made this session one I will always remember.  It was our first time venturing into a different location, a hidden location close to Sequoia, once visited by Kim when she was a kid. We all rode out with Zach's uncles truck following behind us, it felt like we were in a parade driving down the road.  One of the surprising element is while Kim and Zach shared a kiss in the field it started to rain, it made this session that much more special.  We could've stayed here all day, the location was too breathtaking.  Kim and Zach will be getting married this October, I am too excited for their upcoming wedding

Claudia + Sal= An Equestrian Session

Claudia and Salvador met through a family member.  From the first moment they met, it was love at first sight.  If it was up to Salvador he would have married her yesterday, he is crazy in love with Claudia! 

It was an honor documenting this special day for both of them! I had such an amazing time!  They welcomed Edgar and I to their family's home with open arms and we couldn't be more thankful!