this wedding day was immense. i’m more than happy to have the opportunity to share these images with you. after their engagement session in yosemite i knew that olivia and levi’s wedding was going to be absolutely amazing. and this is my favorite los angeles wedding to date, easily.

olivia and levi are two of the dearest people and most authentic personalities that you’ll ever meet. they’re the most encouraging and down to earth people that easily open up and embrace you into their family and their world. i know for a fact that i’ll always have a place at the applegate’s table after sharing this beautiful day with them.

take a peek at their wedding story and enjoy what we created together.
its dangerous legit.

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sidekick: brad claypool
venue: the elysian
dress: BHLDN
suit: J Crew
coffee: Augie’s

santa cruz. a coast line that you’d only think existed in in the Pacific Northwest. i didn’t know what to expect until I showed up the day before ali and patrick’s wedding to find a cliffside with beautiful views, somewhat like big sur but in a understated way. and not a tourist to be found.

the epically intimate first look and portrait session turned into an epically wild dance party and for a brief moment all was alright with the world.

thank you to ali and patrick for letting me be their wedding photographer.
it was and always will truly be an honor.

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we wanted to escape the sunny Los Angeles weather. sometimes always shooting in an urban setting gets a little tiresome. trekking up to the mountains for this malibu engagement was a perfect break of pace with some of the sweetest of people. getting to know nancy and dj as we hiked the hills was a perfect way to become friends and get intimate with each other while taking photos of their love.

i can’t wait for their wedding at the Smog Shoppe in Culver City coming up in March. Its going to be a good one.

here’s some 16 x 9’s for some cinematic captures of nancy and dj’s awesome faces.


here’s to these two for letting me follow them around their neighborhood on their little date in their neighborhood in downtown LA. shooting in Los Angeles is always a treat, but getting to eat at a sweet little diner makes it even more delicious.
and i’ve had the chance to shoot on a few different rooftops in la, but had never had the chance at shooting on a fire escape… and i’m all about it.

their wedding at the hudson loft in april is gonna be too much fun!
I can’t wait to be a part of it.

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about a year and a half ago emily and morgan got married. i don’t know what took me so long to share this destination wedding. getting to spend the weekend up in the woods with these cats was so worth it and getting to capture their emotions as they pledged their love to each other was always going to be one for the books.

the lighting next the the lake was next level and i’ve been thirsting for some more ever since.

thanks for having me. it was a riot.
and it’ll forever have been an honor to have been a part of your day.
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