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Tulli & David – Troon Country Club Wedding

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Simple, classic and romantic can only describe Tulli & David’s Troon Country Club wedding.  So much love and happiness surrounded by family & friends…it was an honor to be a part of it!

I asked each of them to tell me when they knew each other was “the one” and to share one of their favorite early dating memories.

David:  I knew Tulli was the one very early on.  Tulli was so unlike every other girl I had met at college; she was down to earth, funny, smart, and beautiful.  She also had amazing perspective, which was due in part because she worked two jobs to support herself through college all on her own.

Tulli:  I was more focused on the social aspect of school before I met David.  When I met him, I started wanting to change my focus to my grades and doing well in school.  I had never dated anyone who made me want to be a better person.  When I realized it was his influence on me to do better and reach my full potential, I knew he was the one! 

One of our favorite memories was the summer before we moved to DC.  We visited the city and went to visit all the memorials late at night when no one was around.  We brought a bottle of wine and walked the Mall, stopping to look at the sights and enjoy the beauty of everything.  Being at the Lincoln memorial late at night when there is no one around is breathtaking!  It was a special night for us. 

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Planning Sandy Walker, In Awe Weddings and Events | Venue Troon Country Club | Floral The Flower Studio | Hair & Makeup – Jessi Nagy | Cupcakes Paula Jacqueline Cakes and Pastries | DJ Got You Covered | Gown Allure Bridals via Lillian Lottie Couture | Groom HUGO BOSS | Strings Celebration String Quartet | Photo Booth The Arizona Photo Booth Company | Film Lab The FIND Lab

Chelsea & Ryan – Desert Maternity

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Chelsea & Ryan asked me to capture their desert maternity photos for them and their one request was lots of cactus!  What a treat to see my past wedding couples starting their families.  I love when my couples embrace the beauty of the open desert.  Especially when they are up for a little adventure and trekking off the trail.  So excited for Chelsea & Ryan’s exciting new stage of life!

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Hair & Makeup Jessica Fierro | Film Lab The FIND Lab

Michelle & Tom – Phoenician Engagement

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Michelle & Tom wanted a lush, green feel for their Phoenician engagement photos and we had the perfect day for it!  These two got engaged at The Phoenician so it holds a special place in their hearts.  They were also nice enough to let me squeeze in some desert photos, too…and the Phoenician has one of the loveliest private cactus gardens, perfect for a session like this.  My clients are the best and I love when they trust me to do my thing!

I asked Michelle to tell me about how Tom proposed:

“There was a New Year’s Eve cocktail party and people were singing to Piano Man.  Five minutes before the ball dropped, Tom asked me to take a walk down to the pool.  We made our way there and as the crowd above rang in the new year, Tom got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.  I was surprised and overcome with joy, and said “YES!”  We went back up to the bar to celebrate over a bottle of champagne.”

So excited for your wedding with Tie the Knot by Tessa at Gainey Ranch Golf Club!

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Film Lab The FIND Lab | Hair & Makeup Kiana Waltz

Shawna & Dave – El Chorro Wedding

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Shawna & Dave’s El Chorro wedding photos turned out simply incredible thanks to the stunning couple and the amazing details!  It was crazy hot for a late October wedding but you’d never know it the way these two were smiling all day.  Their family & wedding party were so much fun it made you feel like you just wanted to be friends with all of them and share in their camaraderie.  Congrats to you both!!

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Planning Andrea Leslie Weddings & Events | Venue El Chorro | Floral Sarah’s Garden | Cake Růže Cake House | Band The Instant Classics | Makeup Chanel Warwick | Hair Erin Fink | Invitations & Day of Paper – Shelby Bursley | Gown Watters via Mariée Bridal | Officiant Fr. Jim | Groom Vera Wang | Film Lab The FIND Lab

Mozelle & Don – Arizona Engagement

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Mozelle & Don flew out from San Francisco for their Arizona engagement photos and the desert did not disappoint!  Mozelle is from Tucson and that’s where they’ll be getting married, so they wanted to highlight the natural beauty of the desert.  These two are SO much fun…Don is full of energy and has a great sense of humor, and he had Mozelle laughing so much the entire time.

I asked Mozelle to tell me about how Don proposed:

“We got engaged over Easter weekend in Ojai, California.  Ojai is a very special place to us because it is a place where we can truly unwind and relax.  It’s a small, ‘sleepy’ town as we like to say, where we can just spend quality time with one another.  Additionally, it is where Don’s parents live so we visit quite often.

The day of the proposal was spent wine tasting in Santa Ynez.  My sister, Alexa, was visiting from Chicago so she was in attendance as well.  The day was beautiful, so on our way back from wine tasting, Don decided to make a pit stop at Meditation Mount (a very picturesque area of Ojai) under the guise that he wanted to show Alexa around the town.  

We walked around and took pictures and at one point, Don and I separated from Alexa.  It was then that he got down on one knee and proposed.  I was totally caught by surprise, which is something that is hard to do!  The rest of that day was spent celebrating and calling close family and friends.”
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Film Lab The FIND Lab | Hair & Makeup Jessica Gallegos

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