Marina Del Rey Hotel Summer Wedding

Heather & David || Marina Del Rey, California

This wedding at the Marina Del Rey Hotel was absolutely beautiful! There were so many special details throughout the day- from the matching robes & champaigne glasses to the men wearing their favorite sport’s teams’ socks to the bouquet holding precious mementos to honor loved ones who could not be there. There was so much love and hard work that went into making the day so special.

This wedding also meant a lot to us because Jenny went to school with Heather and so many of her bridesmaids. This group of friends has stayed close since high school which is pretty amazing! It was such a joy to celebrate with them!

Heather & David, your wedding was so beautiful. Thank you for the honor of being able to capture all of these precious moments and memories. You have so many people who love and care about you! We wish you both the best as hubby & wifey!

Thank you to this awesome team of vendors:

Venue: Marina Del Rey Hotel

Coordinator: Lolo Weddings and Events

Photographer: Jenny and Ellis Photography

Hair: Meg O’Hare Beauty

Makeup: Meg O’Hare Beauty

Bride Attire: Miss Hayley Paige

Groom Attire: Calvin Klein

Bridesmaid’s Attire: Show Me Your Mumu

Groomsmen Attire: Calvin Klein

Jewelry: Hair Comes The Bride

Florals: Flawed Rose

Caterer: Marina Del Rey Hotel

Desserts: Vanilla Bake Shop

Videographer: Milan Pepper Films

DJ: Vox DJ

Photo Booth: Optic Photo Booth


San Clemente Historic Cottage Summer Wedding

Katie & Jerald || San Clemente, California

There’s just something about outdoor weddings in the summer that make the day so magical. We have a slight obsession with twinkle lights over the dance floor as the sun starts going down and everything gets all golden and beautiful. Maybe it’s because we both had our own weddings like this? Whatever it is, we LOVE it.

This wedding was no exception- everything was beautiful. The venue at the San Clemente Historic Cottage is definitely one of our favorite spots. The ceremony is set on a cliff overlooking the ocean. The reception is on an outdoor patio with twinkle lights (a must!) within the beautiful old building- you will just have to scroll down and see for yourself.

This couple- literally the most relaxed bride and groom ever. Their main agenda for the day was to celebrate with their favorite people. And we get why- they had such a great group of family and friends who loved and cared for them. It was so fun to see smiles and laughter literally ALL day.

Katie & Jerald, you guys are the best. We cannot thank you enough for giving us the honor of documenting your wedding day!! You both are seriously some of the kindest people ever. If you couldn’t tell, we had SO much fun at your wedding with you guys. You have some very special people in your lives and it was so evident how much people loved you and were so excited for you both!

Wishing you guys nothing but the best as hubby & wifey!

XO

Jenny & Ellis

Thank you to the amazing team of vendors:

Venue: The Historic Cottage, San Clemente

Hair & Makeup: Prive Beauty

Dress: David’s Bridal

Suit: Men’s Wearhouse

Rings: Daniels Jewelers

Catering: Canyon Catering

Ashley & Ryan's Malibu Beach Boho Wedding

Ashley & Ryan || Malibu, Los Angeles

We arrived to the beautiful Malibu West Beach Club venue and saw the gorgeous bride, Ashley step out of the car. She gasped and cried happy tears when she saw what her friends and family surprised her with- a retro old woody car!! They rented it for a few hours to take photos with it before the ceremony!

There were so many personal sweet details throughout the day. We always collect the jewelry and small details from the bride and groom when we arrive so we can photograph them and not miss a thing. There are just so many details that go into a wedding that mean so much to the bride and groom and we LOVE capturing it all. One of our favorites from the day was this beautiful ring holder that was made of an abalone shell!

Ahh! and don't get us started on the first look. They killed us. They just love each other so much and it was so sweet to see how excited they were to see each other that day. Ashley was stunning and the way Ryan looked at her was so sweet. He truly adored her. 

Ashley & Ryan, it was an honor to capture the love you share and the commitment you made to one another in becoming husband and wife!! The day was perfect. We are so excited for this next chapter and wish you both the best as hubby & wifey!!

XO Jenny & Ellis

Vendors:

Venue: Malibu West Beach Club
Dress: Lillian West 
Jewelry: Wink of Pink
DJ: Vox DJs 
Groom's Attire: The Black Tux

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Intimate Backyard Wedding In Redondo Beach

Matthew & Mackenzie Wedding || Redondo Beach, Los Angeles

The ceremony was about to begin and we were looking for the groom. Don't worry, we knew he was on the property somewhere it was just a matter of where. After a few shouts, it only took one loud call from the Father of the Bride for us to see Matt's head pop over the wall of the property, eagerly awaiting us to give him the green light; the sign he'll get to see his bride in merely moments. He was practically beaming with excitement.

Meanwhile, in the bridal suite, Mackenzie is being handed the 3rd and final note that her groom had written her that day. The 3rd letter expressing how much love he has for her and how he can't wait to become her husband. And it hits her, she is about to marry this adoring & loving man in 3...2...1

There's a knock on the door, her dad is here to escort her down the aisle. 

Their ceremony was nothing less than perfect. Close friends & family stared adoringly at these two amazing people who love each other so much become man & wife.

Jenny has known Mackenzie since they were little girls playing on the same soccer teams. Which added to making this day an absolute honor to be a part of. Matt & Mackenzie, your wedding day was beyond beautiful and we hope that you find so much fulfillment and joy in being husband & wife. 

XO Jenny & Ellis

Vendors:

Venue: @catalinaviewgardens 
Dress: @ruedeseinebridal 
Rings: @adiamordiamonds 
Florals: @pickettpalmfloral 
Makeup: @glossmakeupartistry 
Hair: @blessedmess_beauty

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Romantic Summer Wedding in Palos Verdes

Laura & Adriane's Wedding || Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles

Laura slowly walked up to Adriane and hugged him from behind where he couldn't see her. He turned his head toward Laura and just shook his head with tears in his eyes. She was absolutely stunning. And this was his bride, who he was going to marry in just a couple of hours. They just started laughing and crying. 

The ceremony was perfect. The sun came out and peeked through the trees right before Laura walked down the aisle. Laura came down with her dad and everyone just had huge smiles and then more tears. Happy tears.

This day was extra special for us because we've been going to church with Laura since junior high. We even all traveled to New Orleans one summer and led a kid's camp together! Her family has always been a huge part of our lives so it was just an honor to be able to photograph their wedding.

Laura & Adriane, you two are so special to us! We loved hanging out with you taking pictures throughout your wedding day. We were seriously laughing, crying and dancing behind our cameras with you two! Your wedding was absolutely perfect. You both share such a sweet love for one another which is so beautiful. We cannot wait to see this new chapter in your lives and husband and wife!! Love you guys!

XO Jenny & Ellis

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South Bay In-Home Newborn Session

Newborn Session || Redondo Beach

From the tiny two week old toes to the sweetly decorated nursery, this newborn session had us "ooing" and "awwing" the whole time. I mean, who else forgets how itty bitty a two week old is?! They are so TINY and the cutest little humans ever. Add a pup and a sweet sister and it makes it that much more adorable. 

Anne & Pete, your family is beautiful and so sweet. Thank you SO much for letting us be a part of this incredible time in your lives! You both were rock stars for handling a toddler, a 2 week old, and getting yourselves ready for the shoot! We wish you both the best in this new chapter of being a sweet family of 4!

XO Jenny & Ellis

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Intimate South Bay Backyard Wedding

Sean & Joy || South Bay Wedding

It was a quiet Friday in February when these two decided to officially tie the knot. Sean & Joy had been together for a couple years and knew for a long time that they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. They talked about doing a big elaborate wedding, or eloping, or even doing a destination wedding. They talked about simply going to the pastor's office upstairs at their church and making it official. 

They decided to have an intimate backyard ceremony with both of their families and it was perfect. 

Sean and Joy, we couldn't be more happy for you both. It is so obvious how much love you have for each other and how much joy you bring one another. You both are adorable and we wish you the best as husband and wife! We love you!

XO

Jenny & Ellis

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Sean happens to be Jenny's brother-in-law which made it that much sweeter! 

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Palos Verdes Beach Engagement Session

Ryan & Ashley || Palos Verdes Engagement Session

The wind was blowing and the sun was setting at the beach in Palos Verdes. We asked them to walk by the water despite it being cold and having already numb toes. They responded, "yes!" without hesitation. They walked through the water while giggling and being absolutely adorable. 

"Yes, of course" without hesitation was the attitude from these two. They were so sweet and up for anything. They have been together for 8 years, but still act like they're crushing on each other!

Ryan & Ashley, we had so much fun capturing this special season in your lives and CANNOT wait for your wedding this summer. It will be beautiful & the perfect day.

XO Jenny & Ellis

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Baby Larkin

Newborn Session || Southbay

Well this little squish completely melted our hearts! We had to force ourselves to stop taking pictures of her after awhile because we just could NOT stop. She was absolutely precious. And those tiny little toes!! She was only a week old & so itty bitty and perfect! Also, she stayed asleep the whole time like a champ! Don't know what mom and dad are talking about with the whole not sleeping thing?! Juuuuust kidding ;)  

XO Jenny & Ellis

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Gomez Family

Family Session || Calabasas

We had the honor of meeting this family the day of our session and they came dressed to impress! Deanna had this gorgeous dress that you can tell we wanted to photograph as much as we could! This property they suggested was absolutely beautiful, it was almost impossible to narrow down spots to stop because we wanted to go everywhere with them! 

Deanna & her husband Polo have two adorable sons who were the stars of the show - they were so sweet and had us smiling from behind the camera the entire session! Their expressions were just too priceless not to capture with every click. 

We are looking forward to capture more family sessions ever since this one!

XO Jenny & Ellis

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Sean + Joy

Proposal || Palos Verdes

This goes in our books as one of the cutest sessions ever! Sean met with us a few weeks ago and set up a "fake" photo shoot where we convinced Joy that we were just taking them to scout locations and practice posing. She had NO idea. Well, she may or may not have found a jewelry receipt in Sean's car beforehand (SEAN!?!) so she was not completely fooled. BUT! It was still absolutely adorable as you can see in her sweet reactions below. Sean and Joy are one of those couples that just ooze love and laughter whenever they are together. They are SO perfect for each other and have such a sweet friendship. We are so excited for them to become husband and wife and for the plans God has for them through marriage!!

XO Jenny & Ellis

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Linehan Family + Cake Smash

Family Session || Palos Verdes

We loved taking Tim, Chloe & little Matty's family photos! 

We've known Tim & Chloe for many years - ready for a whirlwind backstory? Ellis & Chloe have been best friends since middle school. In high school they started dating brothers, who they have since married, which now makes Ellis & Chloe besties-in-law!  Meanwhile, Jenny also married her high school sweetheart who just so happens to have grown up down the block from Ellis & Chloe's husbands and, as you probably guessed it, have been childhood friends long before we even came into the picture. 

Phew. Was that enough information for ya? Don't worry, we're still processing too. :)

Now, fast forward to a couple of weeks ago and Jenny & Ellis took Chloe & Tim's son's ONE YEAR OLD PHOTOS. Crazy! This family session was an absolute joy & honor to photograph. We are blessed by their friendship and so excited to watch little Matty grow up (who is 5 weeks younger than Jenny’s son, Jacob!). Also, Matty and his cake smash, takes the cake for all-time-fave moment to photograph.... pun intended :) 

Chloe is such a devoted momma and has started a blog where she shares all of her mommy wisdom and stories. If you have not checked it out yet, she's amazing and worth your while. Her blog is http://shelovesalatte.com and her instagram handle is @chlobows, check her out! 

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Laura & Adriane

Engagement Session || Palos Verdes

This engagement session was so.much.fun!! These two were willing to crawl up on rocks and hop over fences in order to get the shot and needless to say, we were stoked. We have known Laura & her family for a long time, in fact, Laura's mom played a huge role in each of our weddings to ensure they ran smoothly! (Thanks again, Theresa! <3) 

It was so fun getting to hear more about how Adriane proposed and all of the behind the scenes Laura didn't get to know about until later. We can't wait until June when these two tie the knot! It's clear these two just adore each other and it was such an honor to be able to capture some of that love & adoration. 

XO Jenny & Ellis

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Paul + Jenny + Jacob

Family Session || Palos Verdes

This session was near and dear to our hearts because it was Jenny's family!! Jacob was about to turn one which was a good reminder that they were due for some family photos! This session was an entertaining one with Ellis' husband, Johnny acting as her assistant. He did a great job ;)... It didn't help that Jacob was calling out "ball" & "bite" of cheerios every other photo so it was definitely fun going through the raw images. There were some cute ones where Jacob had a big grin and when you scrolled to the next photo about 5 cheerios were spitting out of his mouth. If you look closely I am sure some cheerio mouthfuls made the cut. It was a great time though, and nothing beats having an awesome snapshot at this this time in their lives. 

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Khadisha + Her Girls

Family Session || Palos Verdes

This family is so sweet and beautiful! Khadisha's husband was not able to make the shoot because of his busy work schedule in the entertainment industry, but Khadisha was still very excited to get some special images of her and her girls! This is such a beautiful time in their lives, with an almost 4 year old and almost 1 year old! The 4 year old is a firecracker with the softest heart in the world for her little sister. The littlest adores her older sister and loves watching her every move. There is so much love for one another in this adorable family.

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Maddie & Hugo

Engagement || Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles

When was the last time that you watched the sunrise? We wouldn't have been able to answer that question before this shoot! Maddie & Hugo were such troopers and met us at Griffith Observatory while it was still dark (but the view was AMAZING with all of the city lights!). We were able to capture these two and their adorable googly eyes for each other while the sun was rising behind them. It was magical!! We have pretty much watched Maddie grow up, so it was SO special being able to spend this time with Hugo and Maddie, capturing this exciting season in their lives. They are so kindhearted not only to one another but to those around them. We are so excited to see what God has in store for them!

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