Connected For Life - Melissa + Robin

I love that both Melissa and Robin used the word connection when talking about the first time they met. Attraction is important and it most certainly was there, but when pulled far enough apart, an attraction can be broken. Connection speaks to a deeper bond, an invisible link that remains in spite of the threat of time or distance. From the day they met they were connected, in life and in love, and they became inseparable.

Robin recalls one evening, a couple of months into their love story, Melissa saying, This could be it," in reference to their relationship. He says that as soon as she said those words, everything fell into place for him. They were on the same page. They each refer to the other as partners and are completely devoted to supporting and loving each other. Two years to the day, that amazing day they first met, Robin would make their connection official by asking Melissa to his one and only.

We did their engagement session in Downtown LA just down the street from where they live. They wanted this shoot to represent them in their element so we were sure to incorporate their impressive record collection.

Sneak peek from this gorgeous couple's e-sesh!

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Addison + Melinda + Milo

I love everything about this mini session; the couple, the warm hues of sunset and of course the most adorable pup ever, Milo! Here are a few of my favorite images from Addison, Mellie and Milo's golden hour beach shoot in Manhattan Beach.

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Enjoying the Moments - Jillian and Asaf

Life is made up of many beautiful moments, some good, some not so good, but always beautiful. It's very easy to appreciate the good moments and there is never a shortage of people to enjoy the good moments with you. Its the not so good moments that we struggle with, and yet those moments are probably the most important. Only then will you be shown the people who were put in your path to love and support you, and remind you are not alone in this journey.

Asaf describes Jillian as the amazing woman who was put in his path, his anchor, supportive and caring, there for him through it all. He knew early on that she was special and didn't even wait until their first date before declaring that she was the exact type of girl he could see himself marrying. Talk about foresight! Jillian says that Asaf is her best friend and the love of her life. After watching them together anyone could see that they were meant to be.

Asaf and Jillian exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony in front of their nearest and dearest with the beautiful pacific ocean as their backdrop. It was the perfect day. :)

Special thank you to all of the amazing vendors who helped make this day as amazing as it was.

Caterer: Belle Terre Events
Cake: DeCuffa Cakes
Bartenders: Host Helpers
Dress: Zuhair Murad 
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Flowers: My Fair Lady Flowers
DJ: Shay Silver 
Photo Booth: The I Do Photography

And a BIG THANK YOU to Jillian and Asaf for making my job so easy. I could photograph you two all day, every day! Wishing you both the very best as you embark on this new chapter. Mazel Tov!

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The kids at this wedding were TOO CUTE! Couldn't get enough!
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