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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Zach and Lauren are communicative, creative, and like to debate things like the proper use of the Oxford comma. In short, they are perfect for each other.

Zach and Lauren live in New York and were only in Southern California for the weekend of the wedding, so we didn’t get a chance to meet until their actual wedding day. Even so, I felt so at ease with both of them within moments of our meetings. They are the kind of people who just put others at ease with their authenticity and friendliness.

Zach and Lauren, I couldn’t have asked for a more calm, more loving couple to spend the day with and I truly can’t thank you two enough. Your wedding day was beautiful, meaningful, and filled with love. And yes, that was some serious Oxford comma usage right there. You and your families were pure joy to work with and I look forward to watching your love grow for one another as you begin this new chapter of your love story!

Also, special thanks to Shauna Miller for second shooting with me and Ashley for recommending me!

Now, onto the photos!

Lauren and Zach opted for a first look, so we headed to a local park so they could see each other for the first time in their wedding attire. Such a sweet moment!

After the first look, we headed to the courthouse for their ceremony.

Zach’s dad works in China and couldn’t be there for the ceremony, but they were able to Skype with him in the ceremony room! How awesome is technology?

After the ceremony, we headed to a park for photos. Lauren was just so gorgeous!

And Zach looked pretty great himself! If it were up to me, men would wear bow ties in every wedding.

This quilt is a family heirloom and has a legacy of love attached to it. I was so happy that we were able to incorporate it into some photos!

Zach and Lauren ended their photos with a dance party! Lauren asked Zach if she should take her high heels off and wear her sandals since her feet were hurting and he told her that she should because those sandals were the shoes she was wearing when he fell in love with her. Shauna and I melted.

Awesome, right?

After photos were done, we were off to the reception at the Summit House in Fullerton.

Lauren and Zach’s family members worked so hard to make their wedding special for them! They made these gorgeous centerpieces and the tables looked beautiful!

Congratulations, Zach and Lauren! Thank you for letting me share your day with you!

Photographer: Megan Hartley

Makeup: Sophia Pickle

Ceremony: Fullerton Courthouse

Reception: Summit House

Bride’s dress: Etsy



They told me his nickname is “Mad Max” but I didn’t see anything other than a sweet, precious, wonderful baby. Max is 3 months old and beyond words adorable. He is strong, giggly, and so incredibly loved by his Mom and Dad. Oh, and the family dog, Oliver. He loves Max too. He loves him so much his new favorite hangout is right under Max’s crib. Yep, Max is one loved little baby and it is easy to see why – as you’ll see in the photos below, he’s utter perfection.

Melissa and Jorge, thank you so much for inviting me into your gorgeous home to photograph your family. You guys are amazing and even in the few short hours I spent with you I could just feel the love radiating from your home. I look forward to staying in touch and watching sweet Max grow!

Is it possible to have baby fever when you still have a baby? A week ago, I wouldn’t have thought so with my own non-sleeping 9 month old at home, but spending an afternoon with 2 week old Olivia made me long for tiny newborn goodness all over again! Every stage of a child’s life is so fun, but few are as uniquely sweet as the newborn phase. Everything is so small and precious! Those little newborn grunts and squeaks are so endearing and lovely! Yes, there are those endless sleepless nights, and the diapers, and the hospital bills … but have you seen those itty bitty SHOES that newborns have? The shoes alone are enough to make me want another little one!  I am sure cooler heads will prevail (i.e. my husband’s) but Olivia and her adorability are just too impossible to resist!

Laura and Nick, thank you so much for inviting me into your home to take these newborn photos of darling Olivia. She is already such a blessing to all who meet her and it was my privilege to spend the afternoon with your sweet family.