Sherwood Country Club | Westlake Village Wedding Photographer | Kate and Paul
kate and paul planned their Sherwood Country Club 320 W. Stafford Rd • Thousand Oaks, CA 91361 • Tel: (805) 496-3036 wedding to perfection! East & West are unique, much too special. They bring “attitude” to everything. I mean the BEST “battitude”! Paul’s a twin too. They tried a few times to play a trick or two on us but it didn’t work. How can you play a trick on your portrait photographer whose been photographing you all day? helllllo! You boys forgot to switch your vests. Event Specialist Peggy Shelvin at the helm was simply wonderful to work with! too much fun actually… why did I say work? This was a celebration east coast style. It seems our season is quite filled with west coast girlz meeting east coast boyz! You must stay on our BLOG longer to find these dynamic couples. Best man speech… “kate deserves to have a great man” (Paul’s twin stated)… “Good thing she met you Paul before she met someone great.” That’s just plain wrong! We love you Paul, you and Kate are AWESOME. We’d do it all over again in a NY heartbeat via Sherwood Country Club. Check out some of our fun with Kate and Paul, and PS the cigars became an evening highlight! Salute’ xo Karen and Joey
Sherwood Country Club | Westlake Village Wedding Photographer| Kate and Paul
Kate and Paul Wedding Photos – Sherwood Country Club
The Event Specialist: Peggy Shelvin The Dress: Augusta Jones The Floral Design by Lei-Ann Salter: Happy Flowers The Sound: Edge Entertainment by JoeThe Cake: Sweet Arleen’s The Video: Luis Godinez by Pro Video Enterprises The Coffee: The Cappuccino Club The Linens: Elegant Designs Specialty Linens Corp. The Honeymoon: Jamaica Man, Jamaica
north ranch country club | westlake photographer | laura and scottThe day finally came for Laura and Scott, and oh what a day! This family ROCKS! The venue was the beautifully remodeled North Ranch Country Club located at 4761 Valley Spring Drive Westlake Village, CA 91362-4357 Ph: (805) 496-1995 Rachel Gluckman, Director of Catering at North Ranch Country Club, worked very closely with Laura and her family to give her the wedding of her dreams. Well done Rachel! Laura entered the day with such ease, I remember when Joey showed Laura a portrait of herself in the back of his camera while Laura was relaxing at the Westlake Village Hyatt 880 South Westlake Boulevard Westlake Village, CA 91361 Ph:(805) 557-1234 prior to “I Do”… She was soooo happy, yay! “I look beautiful”! The same portrait was shown to Laura’s father and he cried! How our photography speaks to everyone, differently. It’s special. It’s why we do what we do. We LOVE it. The day was filled with great energy, the kind of energy that traveled all the way from the east coast, right scott?
north ranch country club | westlake photographer | laura and scott
Laura and Scott Wedding Photos – North Ranch Country ClubThank you for sharing your engagement and wedding with us. Your story is parallel to ours and this is why your such a special couple to us and always will be. Congratulations you two. Event Design and Florals by Shirvan Design Officiant: Barbara Laughray Entertainment by Cliff Housego Videography By Matt Sutherland Revisit the east coast boy meets west coast girl… Laura and Scott’s Mastro’s eSession For more information about North Ranch Country Club Events: please contact: Rachel Gluckman, Director of Catering, The Catering Department (805) 496-1995, ext. 253 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hartley Botanica | somis wedding photographer | heather and joel
let me tell you about our friends heather and joel. yes friends. you see we met heather and joel some time ago when they were looking for a photographer for their wedding at the Hartley Botanica…back in august 2009. no, you did not read that incorrectly. 2009 – 2years. now, in those 2 years, that gave us some time to reeeeeealy get to know both of them very well. during our “courtship” they scheduled a few surprise visits at our bridal booths throughout southern california. each surprise visit i was reminded why i enjoyed this couple so much…it was like playing in a sand box and having to be told to “settle down”. kinda an oxymoron in my opinion. heather and joel made me laugh. the kinda of laugh that came from the gut. “they had me at hello”. we shared a wonderful dinner on the heals of a great day teaching them everything they needed to know about their “honeymoon” camera, had an awesome time shooting their engagement session and at any given day – getting to know them was a barrel of fun. when things got difficult we understood because heather and joel were more than our b&g… they had a place in our “hearts”. perfect segue if i may say… “their wedding” was sooooooooooooooooo much fun. they had a beautiful “alice in wonderland” theme garden wedding at Hartley Botanica , 4465 Balcom Canyon Road Somis, California (805) 523-9846 yep, with the queen of hearts, mad hatter and some pretty amazing details that sent me loopy! heather and joel made sure to pay close attention to a lot of details for their wedding personally. where they found the “time”…i’m not sure (sorry for the punnies). i’ve enjoyed each and every wedding that we have been blessed to have been invited as the photographer. heather and joel’s wedding had special meaning to us. we had shared so much in the process that we truly felt that we were invited and not simply “hired” to photograph their story. karen and i will always be grateful to heather and joel for sharing with us the highs and the lows of planning a lifetime and teaching us that “blurred” business relationships has its rewards. Lot’s of LOVE and laughs, tooo many to count and why would we? XO – K&J
Hartley Botanica | somis wedding photographer | heather and joel
Heather and Joel Wedding Photos – Hartley Botanica
Sharing the Ride with heather and joel were some of our favorite peeps: Hartley Botanica On-Site Director – Barbara Goodrich Command Performance Catering On-Site Catering Manager at Command Performance – Trevor Heather Joel’s Wedding and Event Planner – LeeAnn Wrinn Elegant Event Entertainment – Chris Mortillaro Belle of the Ball Designs – Jennifer Rothfield Bridal Gown – Oleg Cassini Reverend Barbara Laughray Nothing Bundt Cakes – Tom Terre Downey Bella Dia – On-site Coordinator Engagement Location Courtesy of: Conejo Botanical Gardens Canyon Club Agoura Hills – Jennifer Moran
Elings Park | Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer | Chelsea and Mark
We thought you might enjoy seeing chelsea and mark’s engagement and wedding all in one BLOG post. We so enjoy traveling to santa barbara for our couples. It’s our home away from home! We met chelsea and mark for their eSession a month prior to their wedding to walk the streets of santa barbara, and also some beach and bike play near cabrillo was a must. It was easy and fun to do, everything is in walking distance! When Joey and I share time with our SB couples it’s like we are on “island time.” If you don’t know what that means you have to look it up and starting living it. Santa Barbara is the exception! Our photography takes time and then holds it still forever, literally! For chelsea and marks wedding day, we started out with getting ready at the fess parker Located at 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard Santa Barbara, CA 93103 Tel: (805) 564-4333 Their outdoor spring wedding was at Godric Grove inside Elings Park 1298 Las Positas Road Santa Barbara, California 93105 Tel: (805) 569-5611 it was our first time at Elings Park and it was awesome. Joey LOVES photographing new places, and so do I. Did I mention the open firepit for the assorted meats they grilled? It was like being in our backyard, but better! We are like kids in a candy store! Chelsea and Mark you brought it, just like you said you would and we soooo salute’ you.
Elings Park | Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer | Chelsea and Mark
Chelsea and Mark Esession and Wedding Photos – Elings Park
Xo karen and joey
Westlake Village Inn | Westlake Village Wedding Photographer | Angie and Jason
Angie and Jason celebrated their Wedding Day filled with familia on the beautiful grounds of the Westlake Village Inn 31943 Agoura Road Westlake Village, CA 91361 Tel: 818-889-0230. They chose their ceremony site just outside the gorgeous Mediterraneo Restaurant located at 32037 Agoura Road Westlake Village, CA 91361 Tel: (818) 889-9105 for those having lunch that day on the patio they were in for a real visual treat. The Wedding was simply romantic and elegant and Angie and her mom took their time walking down the bridal path with such poise and grace… To a dashing Jason waiting. This day was much anticipated for our couple and we have to give them the biggest props ever for their first dance. It was right out of a movie, many movies actually. They even had dance moves that would rival ginger and fred astaire. Awesome. Well done, well stated.
Westlake Village Inn | Westlake Village Wedding Photography | Angie and Jason
Angie and Jason Wedding Photos – Westlake Village Inn
All our very best wishes to you Angie and Jason. A VIP thank you to Jeannie Reed of the Westlake Village Inn for coordinating this amazing day! Revisit Angie and Jason’s Engagement Session here.
Hidden Hills | Calabasas Wedding Photographer | Sasha and JordanWe hit the ground running with Sasha and Jordan’s wedding day! Much to everyone’s surprise they were attending an engagement party that would soon turn into a wedding. Yep, surprise! Only a few were in the know on this one. There may have been a few tweets once the Chuppah was hand carried and placed and the wedding went LIVE. It was BEAUTIFUL, it was meant to be. Mazel Tov to you two. Congratulations to their beautiful families, the best kept secret…a Calabasas Wedding
Hidden Hills | Calabasas Wedding Photographer | Sasha and Jordan
Sasha and Jordan Wedding Photos – Calabasas Wedding Hidden HillsXo karen and joey Exquisite Catering by: Monrose Catering Event Coordination by: Corrie Mendes of Sacks Production Cantor: The Amazing “Daniel”
my fair wedding | los angeles studio photographer | chrissy and jasonIt was the kind of wedding that most girls dream about… Except this isn’t most girls… This is our bride Chrissy! She wanted to marry her best friend Jason and have an Alice in Wonderland style wedding! Well, when we met with her the event was planned quite differently. So much so when chrissy and jason spoke with David Tutera of my fair wedding he decided to transform her wedding into the one she always dreamed of. The only catch here is that everything is a surprise! She told David, I want to keep my photographers “Joey and Karen.” We are sooooo there! She was able to get married in Black, yes, black. She was able to let go and have David Tutera share his amazing gifts of giving and his impeccable sense of style with her that this wonderland wedding was like no other! It really was off the charts! Do you think we love what we do, oh yeah, we do!!! Thank you to the incredible team assembled by david tutera, my fair wedding and all who placed their incredible talents together at Los Angeles Center Studios on this magical day. Congratulations Chrissy and Jason! This is for all our BLOG stalkers… Following us down the rabbit hole! It was worth the wait…
My fair wedding | wonderland wedding | chrissy and jason
Chrissy and Jason Wedding Photos – my fair wedding, los angeles studioRevisit Chrissy and Jason sneak a peak: Revisit my fair wedding update 1: Revisit my fair wedding update 2: Check out the episode on WeTv. Credits: My Fair Wedding, David Tutera Printed Materials – Paper Works and Events<a href=”"> Hats/Headpieces – Louise Green Millinery Bridesmaid Dresses – AriaDress Accessories – Tiffany and Style Weddings Bridal Party Shoes – Artyce Custom Footwear Linens – Cloth Connection High Tea Beat – Olivia’s Dollhouse Tearoom Bridal Gown – Romantic Threads Wedding Cake – Cakes by the Pound Bridal Gown Beat Venue – Ayres Hotel Manhattan Beach Dance Floor – Hayden Portable Dance Floors Catering – Main Course California Catering Candles – DecoGLOW Candles Sashes for Bridesmaids – Kata Banko Couture Key Makeup Artist – David Michaud Key Hairdresser – Joe Matke Makeup Assistant – ‘TC’ Thecla Luisi Hair Assistant – Valerie Jackson Floral Design Team – Studio Fiore Wedding Venue – Los Angeles Center Studios Lighting – Amber Event Production Aisle Runner – Signature Wedding Aisle Runners Event Rentals and Décor Elements – Town and Country Event Rentals Napkin Rings – Remarkable Rhinestone Birdcage and Stilt Performers – Lucent Dossier Experience Tree Lighting – Holiday Lighting Guy
My Fair Wedding Update | Alice in Wonderland | Chrissy and Jason
Chrissy and Jason – My Fair Wedding UpdateWith only three weeks before the wedding, David rushes into action, changing Chrissy’s dreary, gothic bridal gown to an elegant and dramatic gown worthy of her classic theme, gives the bridesmaids much needed color in their dresses, and moving the venue from a local club to a Hollywood soundstage. David even gives his bride a once-in-a-lifetime experience: a magical tea party with her as the guest of honor! stay tuned, we’ll be blogging soon… see the video clip here and check out the episode guide below and mark your calendar! Read the article published in this week’s ventura star
Hyatt Westlake | Westlake Village Photographer | Bridal PremiereHappy New Year! It’s a great time of year for a boutique bridal show. You are cordially invited to join karen and i this coming Sunday, January 16th, 2011 to the “Bridal Premiere Show” from 11am to 3pm located at the The Hyatt Westlake Plaza 880 South Westlake Boulevard, Westlake Village, CA 91361 (805) 557-1234. Congratulations to all the couples that were engaged during the holidays! We look forward to meeting you… send us an email if you would like passes to attend. best wishes, joey and karen