Bridal Styled Shoot 2017

One of my biggest goals for this year was to coordinate a bridal styled shoot. I'm going to be honest with you, the main purpose of a styled shoot is usually to have your final gallery published somewhere- like on a blog or in a magazine. But regardless the outcome, I told our team that at the end of the day, we all would get GREAT content out of this shoot for our own portfolios no matter what- published or not. 

To the gorgeous bridal gowns, to the lofty city-vibe studio, to the hair and makeup, to the gorgeous decor and floral arrangements, to the perfect models for the job, to the fun atmosphere that was created by having so many creative and talented personalities in one room for the day, working hard to create something new... this session was definitely something I fell in love with at every stage. From planning out every little detail, countless coffee meeting hours, and tons of communication over this shoot, I couldn't be more proud of the team we had for this! 

Creating this shoot alone was such a fun process that also helped me achieve a goal of mine for this year. But then we all took the intimidating risk of sending it off to some 

I love photography because it is a way to create. Capture, yes. But every once in a while, you get the chance to actually CREATE something from simple tools in front of you, or even sometimes, out of nothing. This part of my job only makes me fall more in love with our Creator, who is very definition of creativity. 

This Bridal Styled Shoot was perfectly fit to the ideal style of every vendor involved; industrial, timeless, romantic, and clean. I hope this creates some wedding inspiration to all the bride-to-be's viewing this shoot :)

Another BIG goal of mine for this year was to have photos of mine published. My heart JUMPS FOR JOY to share that The Bridal Theory's wedding blog has published some highlights from this shoot! Click Here to see The Bridal Theory's blog post on this session.

For all the lovely lady vendors involved in this shoot- let's keep creating together. So proud of you!

Photography: Toni Valentini Photography ; Instagram: @Tonivalentiniphotography

Video Editing: Taylor Volkens ; Instagram: @Taylorvolkens

Hair & Make Up: Instagram: Rebeca Maisonet 

Stationary: Instagram: Taylor Anderson

Cake: Lauren Grant ; Instagram: @Sweetlavender14

Florals: Miranda Wiesser; Instagram: @thesweetsunflower

Models: Amanda Hahn, Christina Greeley, & Deana Savchenko

Jessie & Keith

I had the privilege of meeting and working with this power couple. Jessie & Keith were such a sweet couple to photograph. Jessie reached out to me wanting to surprise her boyfriend with some pictures before he left to go back to serve our country. Thank you Keith for your service, it was an honor meeting you! And Jessie was just the sweetest. Her heart shines through and she really is beautiful inside and out! Here are some highlights from our time together. 

Pura Vida Shoot

Pura Vida Bracelets and I teamed up to do a few shoots in the past year, and I was so stoked when they wanted to shoot again! Their bracelets not only up your wrist game, but they help give jobs to artisans in Costa Rica with every bracelets purchased. They really are an incredible company and I had so much fun adventuring around SoCal shooting with their bracelets! 

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pps- BIG thank you to my best friend for being a BEAUTIFUL model and letting me boss her around all of California. She's awesome 

Locations: Hollywood, LA, Calvary Chapel Bible College, CA, and Santa Monica Beach, CA.

 

Tina

What a beautiful soul this one is- inside and out. Raise your hand if you think she should be a model. Congrats on finishing school and starting a whole new chapter Tina! Go kill it in California!

Alyssa & Peter

This incredible couple inspires me. Everyone says you should do life with your best friend....that's Alyssa & Peter. Alyssa has been one of my best friends for years, and we FINALLY were able to take pictures together. Our sunrise session was taken for no particular special reason...we just wanted to celebrate their love over valentine's day weekend! And look....we got to shoot in some snow for some shots! I love when I can do sessions just for fun, and I have the cutest friends for doing just that! :)

 

Here are a few shots from our time together.

Megan

This is my beautiful friend Megan. Sometimes, when you're friends with a photographer, they'll just grab you and go on random, spontaneous photoshoots. She puts up with that a lot.