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jaika + dylan got married at the carondelet house in los angeles. this place is truly a hidden gem in LA. the day was filled with love, romance, and lots of dancing! i love a wedding where everyone gets down on the dance floor. this wedding truly did it that night!

congratulations again J+D

if you missed their engagement session, check it out here



can’t forget the vendors there that day

mostly DIY stuff from the bride and groom

amazing catering: tresla

wedding coordinator: Yvonne & Dale – ‘you may kiss marriage services’


tons of laughter and mad hops is what this engagement session is all about. i’m super stoke to have these two as clients and friends. i had so much fun exploring the back alleys of third street promenade in Santa Monica. can’t wait for your wedding next year! congratulations Nancy and Jeff




Nancy - These pictures are awesome! Great job! Thank you and looking forward to our wedding! :)


Back in 2011 i shot an engagement session of these two love birds(here).  After one amazing session, I have been dying to shoot their wedding all year long! Well it’s finally here and it was even more amazing! Up in Santa Cruz.. WAYYY in the mountains has this hidden venue gem, Pema Osel Ling. the air was fresh, quiet, and just down right beautiful. I wish these two the best in their marriage. I couldn’t see a better match for them.



air pump orchestra! (a german tradition)


Special thanks to Randy from He and She Photography for hanging out with me that day!

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Zach W. - These are amazing, well done Richard!