Trinidad and Tobago Valeema Photography | Shazia and Jeff

Tobago is already filled with breathtaking beauty with colorful buildings, palm trees and lush vegetation leading all the way to the waters edge.  So to add the color and vibrance of a Valeema (wedding celebration) to Tobago is like adding sugar to coffee.  They go together well.

Shazia and Jeff held their Mehndi in Minnesota and then celebrated with a Valeema in Tobago at the Tobago Plantations.  The Trinidad and Tobago portion of their wedding was a Desi Caribbean fusion.

Shazia wore two different dresses.  One for the party and the other for the day-after photoshoot.  The bead work on both of her dresses was exquisite and her jewelry was so beautiful.  The bracelets and head pieces were my favorite.

Shazia and Jeff exude a sense of confidence and style that you don’t see very often and it was so much fun to photograph them because they had such an incredible chemistry in front of the camera. And choosing what photos to use in this blog post was really difficult because there were so many beautiful images to choose from.  I wish I could post them all!

Carlene - This is gorgeous!! Do you know which villa on Tobago Plantations they used?

Strawberry Farms Wedding Photography | Kim and Joe

Kim and Joe really know how to throw a party!!  Their wedding was so much fun to photograph from start to finish.  It was a perfect combination of romance and celebration.  And they both looked amazing.  Kim looked super classy and Joe had the whole 007 James Bond look going rocking the bow tie and everything.  You could swear they both modeled before…

Their wedding ceremony was held at St. Timothy’s Church in Laguna Niguel and the celebration was held at Strawberry Farms in Irvine, CA.  The party happened inside an old red barn.  How cool is that!?  (I dig photographing weddings at Strawberry Farms.)  And they really went all out with the decor.  It had a really romantic feel to it with twinkling lights hanging above all leading to a chandelier in the center acting as an accent for the entire room.  And the purple uplighting matching the flowers in the center pieces was a nice touch too.

And on top of all that I had the pleasure of working with one of my favorite wedding coordinators, Kimberly of Kimberly Conners Events who did an amazing job as usual putting it all together.

Venue: Strawberry Farms

Ceremony: St. Timothy’s Church

Wedding Planner: Kimberly Conners Events

Cake: Heidelberg Pastry

DJ: Joe Paxton

Florist: The Vines Leaf

Rentals: Signature Party Rentals and Best of the Best

Videography: Today’s the Day Weddings


Anna Chavez - How did you get the hanging tulle. Steps

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Dana Point Engagement Photography | Paula and Adam

Paula and Adam are getting married in Dana Point at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott so they decided to have their engagement photos taken nearby.  I think it made the perfect backdrop for their engagement photography.  There is an area right outside the Marriott on the cliffside with a walkway lined with trees that looks beautiful for photos.  The light was pouring through trees and it looked amazing!  Paula and Adam did a wonderful job and were so much fun to work with.  And I’ll be seeing them again next month!!  :)


George Pastel - Love all these images of love! Great Done!LOVE!

George Pastel - Love all these images of love! Great Done!

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