Forgive me 🙂


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Long veils are the best:


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A few pretties:


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Marty, looking absolutely dapper:


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and having some fun with his favorite men before the ceremony:


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I love shots like this where every single person tells a story:


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Kim’s proud parents look on:


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I had to make some soft portraits of Kim:


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Arriving at church!


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Processional & recessional:


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…and everything in between (this shot was by Katie up in the balcony. I love the balcony here!


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I was up front getting some expressions during the ceremony:


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and roaming around:


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Married and finally RELAXED!


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It was a grey day but it doesn’t make Santa Monica any less cool:


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actually, I think it adds to the atmosphere of these photos:


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I don’t know what he said, but it was really really funny!


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Newlywed time 🙂


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One thing I always try to do is photograph the bride alone a few times. Most brides hate when their hair blows in the wind, but Kim rocked it like a champ:


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More walking, kissing, and showing off amazing shoes:


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A little black and white goes a long way:


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two of my faves:


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boardwalks and deserted beaches = rad:


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Love the feeling here:


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One in the lobby of Casa del Mar:


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the room: elegant and classy without being garish. they really hit the mark on this one:


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I loved the pop of color in the lower arrangements:


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and the crystals in the larger ones:


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More fun stuff:


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First dance:


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toasting:


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Kim and Marty’s wedding in Santa Monica was definitely the event of the season! While I love every wedding I get to be a part of, there are a few each year that I really look forward to for one reason or another, and this was one of them.  Part of it was the location–Casa Del Mar and St. Monica’s are two places in LA that I think are just really beautiful and located perfectly for photography.  I photographed a wedding a few years ago with that exact combination that I just loved so it was familiar territory.  Also, when I heard that Kelley Gin of PIcture Perfect Events was the coordinator on this wedding, I knew the day would run perfectly with, of course, plenty of time for photos 🙂

The icing on the cake though, was Kim & Marty.  When you get a really welcoming, kind couple who orchestrate a beautifully detailed and meaningful day, you just can’t lose!

Kim getting ready at Casa Del Mar in beautiful morning light:


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An invitation suite by the famed Ceci of New York complete with custom laser cut invites & envelopes:


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The invitation paper was so thick and regal feeling that i just HAD to use it for something!


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A Monique Lhuillier gown to die for:


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Seriously, I was obsessed with it:


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The flowers were done by another vendor I had been dying to work with, Eddie from TIc Tock in LA:


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Kim was the picture of a beautiful, calm bride:


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In an (again) INCREDIBLE gown:


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Every bride needs a little help:


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I LOVE the father daughter dance, always.


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but i have to admit that since having my son, i feel something special when I watch a mom dance with her son now too:


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observing:


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My fave reception shot of the evening:


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I can STILL smell how good this cake was:


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Party!!


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Kim & Marty, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your day! I absolutely loved it.