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April 25, 2015

Sweet Pea Ranch in Upland is one of the newest barn wedding venues in Southern California. It is nestled right at the base of the foothills and it is so very charming. I am always so happy when I get to photograph at Sweet Pea Ranch. Working with Tess and her team is always so nice and I especially love that it is located in my very own home town of Upland.

It was a beautiful day for a wedding. Big puffy white clouds floated around the bright blue sky and the temperature during the day was perfect. When I arrived at Sweet Pea Ranch, Angela and the girls were ready to have some fun. I took lots of detail photos and then we headed outside and took gorgeous pictures all around the ranch. Everyone looked gorgeous. Next up was Tim and the guys. Tim was beaming with happiness knowing he was going to see his gorgeous bride for a first look soon.

We did the first look photos up by Sweet Pea Ranch’s newest addition, the wooden swing. The wedding party watched from a distance as Angela walked toward her groom. It was a beautiful moment and we took amazing photos of it.

The wedding ceremony was held on the side lawn area overlooking the gorgeous mountains. It was so sweet that Angela and Tim included Tim’s daughter in their vows and ceremony. I adore how much love this family has for one another and it was such a blessing to be their wedding photographer.

The reception was held in the big red barn and it was so charming. Every little detail was perfect and the barn provided much needed shelter as temps dropped and rain started falling. Guests cozyed up to the outdoor fire pits while making smokes and drinking hot coffee. It was a perfect wedding day and I am so very happy for Angela and Tim. Thanks again to Sweet Pea Ranch for another great wedding. I hope to be back there soon. Thanks to my amazing team of photographers for shooting with me. Mark and Morgan and I rocked it. Here is a sneak peak at this Upland Ranch wedding. Enjoy!

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November 13, 2013

Can I tell you how happy I was that my clients invited me to take photos on a private beach in Corona Del Mar. Oh yay baby, yes please! Meghan and Tim’s good family friend lives in a private neighborhood in Corona Del Mar with gated beaches so there were no crowds to fight. It was so nice! We went to 2 beaches and a really cool forest area of the golf course for their engagement photo session. It was so much fun photographing in a new area and getting to be creative. Meghan and Tim love the beach, Tim surf’s and they are both just really cool, casual people so this Corona Del Mar Beach was the best setting for them. Mark is really looking forward to their June wedding at our favorite wedding venue Strawberry Farms. Thanks to Meghan and Tim for a great engagement session.

October 14, 2013

Lucky…That is how I feel. Lucky to have met this adorable couple through Strawberry Farms and lucky that I have such an amazing team of photographers. My husband Mark and I are a husband and wife team of photographers and we have wonderful MJP associate photographers who work with us. On this day, I happened to be extremely ill, I knew there was no way I could stand up much less create life long memories for my clients so Mark and Morgan took over this wedding. This is so important to have a back up plan in place in case of emergency. My team did an amazing job!

We love working at Strawberry Farms Golf Club in Irvine, Ca and we are honored to be one of their preferred vendors. We always go above and beyond for our clients and especially when they are referred from our favorite venues. The crew at Strawberry farms Golf Club always takes wonderful care of their bride and grooms and they treat their vendors fantastic which is very much appreciated.

So team MJP started the day doing getting ready photos of Danielle and Ryan. We love to get as many photos done prior to the ceremony as possible. Next was the first look and boy oh boy was it sweet. Danielle and Ryan’s family and friends watched in the distance as they saw each other for the first time on their wedding day. It was a beautiful moment.

The ceremony was filled with love, friendship and a beautiful blue sky! It was actually quite warm for Irvine, however, the couple did not let that slow them down. The guests were treated to a gracious cocktail hour while Danielle and Ryan took gorgeous photos around the Strawberry Farms property.

The barn reception was jam packed with food, dancing, photo booth fun and great memories were made! The guests truly had a blast in our retro photo booth and the guest book keepsake is always a hit.

Mark and I were incredible blessed to have been a part of this wedding. Team MJP team a fabulous job. It was a joy to work with Danielle and Ryan and we can’t wait to hear about their honeymoon in Mexico! Enjoy this sneak peak into this Strawberry Farms wedding and leave some blog love for team MJP and their associates.




September 24, 2013

It’s Keisha and Brandon’s one month anniversary today so what better time to give them a shout out on my blog. I just want to tell you that I LOVED everything about their Strawberry Farms Wedding. From the cowboy boots, the cherry apple red dresses, the rustic wooden signs, the adorable kids in the wedding party, the cigar bar, outdoor furniture decor and blooming flowers, this wedding did not miss a beat. Keisha and Brandon are two of the nicest people. Mark and I met Keisha over a year ago and we made plans for her perfect Strawberry Farms wedding. It truly was a blessed day in every way. Almost every guest was part of this couples family. The love was abundant and the support for this couple was overflowing. It was a beautiful sight to see!

If you have not been down to Irvine to visit this beautiful golf course and the wonderful Strawberry Farms Golf Club, you are missing out. From the moment you drive down the white picket fenced street, pass the fruit stands and rolling hills of Irvine, you fall deeper in love with this charming wedding venue. It is truly an honor to be part of their preferred vendors and photographers.

I just know that Keisha and Brandon will have an incredible marriage. I hope they have lots of sweet children and I hope to be a part of it all. I want to thank Mark and Morgan for taking such amazing wedding photos with me for this sweet Strawberry Farms couple. Here is a peak into their wedding day. xo

August 28, 2013

What a gorgeous, rustic chic wedding at Sierra La Verne Country Club. It was a hot and humid July day, the sky was filled with giant storm clouds but this adorable couple did not let the rain put a damper on their special wedding day. After all, isn’t a little bit of rain good luck on your wedding day? I had another wedding booked this day so when I met with Angela and Jason they decided to hire Mark and our MJP Associates to photograph their day. I actually spoiled them with 3 photographers. They had so many details, you truly needed 3 people to cover it well. Mark, Morgan and Bill did an amazing job and made this wedding fun, creative and memorable. Angela wrote me an email and told me she loved my family. That means so much to me. I just know how much they enjoyed Angela and Jason as well.

Sierra La Verne County Club has a new rustic gazebo on their south ceremony site location. Iron Heart Florist decorated it with amazing crystals and flowers. It was simply magical. I just know this ceremony site at Sierra La Verne will be a popular one and I am looking forward to photographing many more weddings at this spot.

I love all of the rustic, country chic accents from this wedding. The yellow dresses with cowboy boots and sunflower bouquets were the perfect match for this wedding. I loved the guys yellow and grey socks, especially since they match my website and branding colors. LOVE it… Angela was stunning while she was escorted with her Daddy by a horse drawn carriage. Jason had tears in his eyes when he saw his beautiful bride pull up. The flower girls and ring bearer were too cute. I love when kids are in the wedding. It makes it much more fun.

The wedding ceremony was filled with love stories about Angela and Jason and witnessing their love was amazing. They are just the sweetest couple and we are all so happy for them and their new life.

The reception at Sierra La Verne Country Club was decorated with gorgeous sunflowers, rustic bird houses, horse shoes and more. It truly was a wonderful site to see. The guests were treated to a delicious sit down meal service, sweet wedding cake and lots of fun and dancing. I do have to say, this wedding was perfect. Thanks so much for letting our MJP Associates capture your special day. It was an honor. Here is a glimpse into Angela and Jason’s special wedding day. Enjoy.
xoxo

August 3, 2013

Maryl and Dave are fun loving beach people. They work and live and the beach and it is where they are at most at home. It was the perfect location to take their engagement pictures. Mark and one of my MJP Associates will be photographing their wedding in November but I just had to tag along on this fun Manhattan Beach engagement session. We met up with Maryl and Dave down by the Manhattan Beach pier. It was a weekday so it was not too crowded. We chatted about the wedding and hit up some perfect photo spots. Then we took a stoll down Manhattan Beach and looked at all of the gorgeous homes built right up to the sand. Mark and I had to be a little daring and have Maryl and Dave to a little trespassing and take some photos at a gorgoeus Italian Villa. We ended our photo session at the bar where they had their first date. It was perfect. We had a ball and I just know their wedding in November will be so much fun. Here is a sneak peak at theirManhattan Beach engagement session. Enjoy.

 

August 3, 2013

How neat is this engagement session by Mark. He and one of my MJP Associates are photographing Holly and Chris’ wedding at the end of this month in Redlands. We talked to the couple about what they liked to do and where a good location for their engagement photos would be. Holly and Chris love the outdoors, they love hiking and being out in nature so we just knew that Mt Baldy would be the perfect location. Mark took this couple up to some of our favorite photos spots in Mt. Baldy. He did a great job. There are so many little hidden photos spots and the wind is always blowing and the birds are chirping. Mt. Baldy truly is one of the best engagement locations around, especially if you love the outdoors like this couple and are willing to go on ad adventure. Here are a few of Mark’s favortie photos from this session. Enjoy!

June 2, 2013

LOVE is all I can say. I love this couple and I love this wedding venue. Ayrin + Travis are just the sweetest couple ever. I am continually blessed with amazing, sweet clients that become dear friends. This adorable couple got married at one of my favorite Claremont wedding venues. The Doubletree by Hilton Claremont is filled with so many wonderful aspects to create the perfect wedding experience. The courtyard is peaceful with the beautiful water fountain as the ceremony backdrop. The banquet rooms are spacious and the staff is incredible to work with. I am so lucky to be one of the preferred wedding photographers at The Doubletree by Hilton Claremont. It really is a blessing and I appreciate it so much.

When Ayrin and I discussed her wedding plans I was so sad to find out that I was already booked with another wedding. I went ahead and put Mark and our MJP Associate Robby on her wedding and they did a great job. How could you not? Ayrin is just beautiful and Travis, well, he is not too shabby himself! Their day was perfect. I referred them to La Dawn of Platinum Lining Events and she did a great job as the day of wedding planner. La Dawn and her team are great at keeping everything moving along and making sure each detail is in place. Thanks La Dawn! Travis and Ayrin also rented our Retro Photo Booth. All the guest s had a blast and the photo booth strips are customized for each event so it is the perfect party favor and they loved the photo   all of the guests enjoying the photo booth.

This Doubletree by Hilton Claremont was perfect! See for yourself. Here is a sneak peak into their day. Thanks again to my amazing photographer’s for doing such a great job. xoxo Michelle