I can’t say enough good things about this destination wedding we shot in Central California this past summer.  Coming from the previous wedding’s beautiful, but most humid shoot ever to 70s degree weather all day and night along Pismo Beach was absolutely amazing.

I got to meet Irene for the first time in her respective hotel rooms at the Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa. I got to meet a few of her friends and family along with her & Barry’s precious son, Henli.  Turns out Barry happens to be a fellow UC Irvine alumni and we were reminiscing about our college days with such a weird mascot as the anteater.

The ceremony was overlooking the pristine water on such a beautiful day as they read their beautiful vows to each other and went right into the cocktail hour on the nearby lawn. After some photos with the two, there were some introductory toasts and back onto the lawn for their first dance. I loved how the rest of the night took place on this lawn and how carefree everyone was. Such a pure and intimate celebration with LOTS of dancing, especially from Henli.

We were able to sneak Barry & Irene away into a nearby bluff for some sunset photos, after Barry changed into some comfortable and dress shorts (very cool choice!) Again, pure magic with these two as they watched the sunset and were just themselves and soaked up the night.

It had felt like a long time since we were able to cover a reception outside and it was such a plus to do so in an amazing location. It was my first wedding away from our new home in Maryland, and it acted like a nice break from all the moving and transition, even though I had been flying a lot already from West Coast to East Coast. So thankful Irene & Barry found me to capture their special union together in such a beautiful and intimate destination wedding.


Vendor Credits

Photography: Allyson Magda Photo
Photobooth & Churro Cart: Grand Celebrations
DJ/MC: Epic Entertainment Slo
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Paris Wedding Video

Juliana & Paul | Ritz Paris

We had the privilege to capture Juliana & Paul’s wedding in the most romantic city in the world, Paris! We actually captured the first look at dusk and the light was beyond words and different than any light we experienced (or at least I think, haha). But it definitely was such a beautiful light at that time. They then got ready at the Saint Petersbourg Hotel, with a brief ceremony at the Ritz, followed shortly by the reception. It was such an intimate time with family and the events from the cocktail hour, toasts, and cake were such a treat, literally. It was such an unforgettable time in the city of lovers and we are so honored to capture these memories for them! Enjoy the film above!

Vendor Credits

Florals &amp Cake: Ritz Paris
Hair & Makeup: Trine Juel
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Mary & Mike’s day was definitely deserving of this feature film length. Their day started at the Hilton and transitioned into one of the largest cathedrals we’ve ever stepped foot in: The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, New Jersey. The elegance reflected and spilled out into the Newark Museum where fine food and dining along with beautiful jazz melodies echoed the museum. But right before the museum, we were treated for a special look and shoot into Rutgers where Mary & Mike met. These two doctors are making great differences and making the world a better place and it was such an honor for us to capture their union. Enjoy their Feature Film edit!

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We had the pleasure of traveling to shoot our first wedding in Seattle in April! We made a trip out of it by bringing our son and Grandma and along with Washington DC is so far our top favorite downtown cities. With the surrounding mountains and the ginormous Mount Rainier overlooking everything in the distant, to the lush greens and flowers blooming everywhere; it truly made for a spectacular wedding. I met Clara when I was attending Fuller Seminary and we had mutual friends in our church circles. They were willing to do a pre-wedding shoot in Discovery Park a few days before and on top of their actual wedding day with a slight drizzle during their first look in the Olympic Sculpture Park, we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day as it ended at the tallest building in Seattle, the Columbia Tower. Congrats again, Clara & Mark!

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