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Geoff + Lauren | Coto Valley Country Club Wedding | Part II

The reception was held at the beautiful Coto Valley Country Club where we dodged the rain to get a few shots around the property.  Rain on a wedding day is good luck and is said to bring fertility:).

Here’s a little recap of the reception at Coto Valley Country Club.  Everyone was in great spirits with the funny speeches that included a blown up embarrassing photo of Geoff at his bachelor party.  Jay’s Catering served up some delicious Brisket!  One of my favorite dishes, WHOOT!  Geoff got “Iced” by the Maid of Honor, there were multiple dance-off’s, karaoke rapping to “I like Big Butts,” cake smashing, and mile long smiles.  This was a good one to say the least:).

Ceremony: Calvary Chapel, Reception: Coto Valley Country Club, Food: Jays Catering, Bouquets: Devons Garden, Reception Flowers: Sweet Peas, DJ: Main Event DJ Services, Photography: Whitney Turner Photography

Geoff + Lauren | Costa Mesa Calvary Chapel Wedding | Part I

Lauren and Geoff are an AWESOME couple.  Lauren is an all-star Olympian Water Polo player in the midst of training for the 2012 Olympics and Geoff is a Fireman and “the coolest guy in the world,” as my husband would say.  Their wedding had it all, a great couple, loving family and friends, cute flowers/cake/decorations, rain, sunshine (kinda), funny speeches, and multiple dance-offs.  More pictures to come…   Cheers!

Ceremony: Calvary Chapel, Reception: Coto Valley Country Club, Food: Jays Catering, Bouquets: Devons Garden, Reception Flowers: Sweet Peas, DJ: Main Event DJ Services, Photography: Whitney Turner Photography

Hillary + Aaron | Pismo Beach Engagement

I’ve known Hillary since Kindergarten and she is officially my oldest friend.  To me she is known as Hbomb and will never grow out of that nickname:).  She is a very lovely and talented graphic designer/painter/surfer/snowboarder/tennis player/great friend.  Our friendship sparked on the playground in Kindergarten when I was busy riding the red tricycle around the track with my staple side-ponytail and noticed “Hbomb” in her really cute Hawaiian dress (it happened to be the day of school pictures) and I just knew this girl was super cool and I wanted to be her friend.  We have been partners in crime ever since, always keeping active with surfing, snowboarding, tennis and just being kids for life.  Hbomb will forever be my best bud and now Aaron is my new bud.  They are so freakin’ cute together and very much in love, duh just look at the photos!  Thanks Hbomb & Aaron for the great time out at the dunes and letting me borrow Cruella DeVille’s jacket to keep warm:).  Love you mucho!!!

P.S.  Foxy is their little pup that tagged along for the shoot.  Isn’t she just adorable??

Ramon + Karen | Redondo Beach Historic Library

I loved shooting this wedding!  Karon and Ramon are AWESOME!  I still can’t get over the fact that they did a jumping high-five after the ceremony kiss.  And what made it even better was that the first attempt they missed and had to repeat:).  So FUNNY!  Thanks for letting me be a part of your wedding day!