Temescal Gateway Park Wedding | Stepher + Mike

A wedding in the canyons of the Pacific Palisades area, Temescal Gateway Park offered an amazing backdrop to a gorgeous couple on their intimate wedding day.

Preparation

First Look

Ceremony

Couples Session

Reception

Los Angeles Whirlwind Destination Engagement

Welcome to Los Angeles travelers! These two flew all the way from Kentucky to do a whirlwind engagement photo session across the Los Angeles city proper. We went to Hermosa Park, Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach Canals, and to the LACMA light posts. And in case you were wondering, yes there was cotton candy involved. <3

Hermosa Park, Los Angeles

I love the juxtaposition between park and city

I love the juxtaposition between park and city

Santa Monica Pier

How romantic are these two?

How romantic are these two?

Venice Beach Canals

LACMA 

I love destination engagements! It shows you can go anywhere for your session. If you could get engagement photos anywhere in the world, where would it be?! Let me know in the comments below.

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St Cyrils Encino Wedding | Cristal & Paulo

If you asked me what brings two people together, I would have very different answers for different times of my life. When I was in college, it was attraction. When I was graduating, I would have said money brings people together (I was going through a cynical stage). Then as I met and married my husband, I would have said friends and family help us find the right person. However, with the growing age of online dating, more and more people are finding each other through screens (this includes my Uncle and his wife who met through eHarmony). 

Enter in Cristal and Paulo, who met through an app. Yes, you read that right. An iPhone app. It's called Coffee Meets Bagel, and it uses your Facebook information and data to find you a good match. When I heard the story of how they met, I was so blown away at how accurate the app placed these two lovely individuals together.

We met at their house for the getting ready. Everyone was calm and collected, and I kept catching Mom with large smiles when Cristal wasn't looking.

A great day for a man in a suit! Looking sharp Paulo!

A great day for a man in a suit! Looking sharp Paulo!

The bride was absolutely gorgeous and her bouquet was simple yet elegant.

The bride was absolutely gorgeous and her bouquet was simple yet elegant.

Cristal did a first look with her dad, and it was one of the most touching moments of the entire day.

Cristal did a first look with her dad, and it was one of the most touching moments of the entire day.

The ceremony took place at St Cyril of Jerusalem Church in Encino, CA. It was a spectacular Catholic church with some amazing pieces. 

Look at this flower girl! I can see her thinking to herself - "I have to get the right petals in the right places!"

Look at this flower girl! I can see her thinking to herself - "I have to get the right petals in the right places!"

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It was a beautiful wedding. Congrats to Cristal & Paulo!

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