Katelyn and Bobby - Old Ranch Club Wedding - Seal Beach - Orange County Photographer

Photography and Videography: Larissa Bahr - Larissa Bahr Photography
Venue: Old Ranch Country Club - Old Ranch Country Club Events
Coordination: Andrea Gonzalez and Kathleen Mesinas - Old Ranch Country Club Events
Officiant: Reverend Carolyn Alexander - Alexander Officiants
Floral Design: Wendie Monrroy - Wendie Monrroy On Main
Hair and Makeup: Kaity and Diane - Vanity Belle Beauty Boutique
DJ: Alex Espinosa - Extreme DJ Service
Cake: Sweet Traders - Sweet Traders
Invitations: Katie Andrianos - Le Paperie and Company
Dress: The White Dress - The White Dress
Viola: Daniel Morris - Daniel Morris Music

Maria and Henry - San Francisco Wedding - Bay Area Photographer - Holy Rosary Chapel

Maria and Henry were amazing to work with! They had been referred by one of my past wedding clients, and I am so glad we were connected. They had just moved out of state, and were planning their wedding back in the Bay Area, a place I frequent a lot now! Their wedding was held at The Holy Rosary Church in San Rafael. It is a beautiful church, and the grounds are very unique with lots of great architecture and trees. Witnessing the two of them being together was very fun. They laughed, played around, and had the best smiles throughout their whole day! Their friends and family celebrated with them, and they toasted and danced the night away. Maria, Henry, and I were able to sneak out during the reception for some quick sunset photos as well. It was a beautiful event, and an even more beautiful love story between these two! Congratulations to Maria and Henry! Enjoy their photos! 

Photographer: Larissa Bahr - Larissa Bahr Photography
Venue: Most Holy Rosary Chapel - Most Holy Rosary Chapel
Ceremony Coordinator: Jacqui Devine - Most Holy Rosary Chapel
String Trio: Corelli Strings - Corelli Strings
Officiant: Father Mark Reburiano - St. Isabella's Parish
Reception Venue and Catering: Piatti Mill Valley - Piatti Mill Valley Restaurant and Bar
Limo: Epic Limousine - Epic Limousine
Bridal Bouquet: Catherine Cowman - The Bud Stop
All Other Flowers: DIY (Marisa Jose, Jon, Bride and Groom)
Hair and Makeup: Marisa Perel - Marisa Perel Makeup and Hair
DJ: Jorge E A Castillo
Cake: Susie Cakes - Susie Cakes
Bridal Gown Designer: Essense of Australia - Essense of Australia
Bridal Shoes: Kate Spade - Kate Spade
Wedding Rings: Cartier and Design Jewelers - Cartier and Design Jewelers
Grooms Suit: Joseph Abboud - Joseph Abboud
Grooms Shoes: Gordon Rush - Gordon Rush
Invitations Designer: 4 Love Polka Dots - 4 Love Polka Dots

Leslie and Andy - Long Beach Engagement Session - Lighthouse engagement - Queen Mary

Leslie and Andy were so fun to work with! They were super cute, laughed together, and were very natural with one another. We chose Long Beach for their engagement session because they have spent a lot of time together out there. They absolutely love to fish together, and have often gone out on fishing excursions out of Long Beach. The area definitely had a lot of sentimental value for them both! It was a beautiful day as we made are way around ShoreLine Park by the Long Beach Aquarium. And we ended with a gorgeous sunset! I am so excited for their wedding! Congratulations to Leslie and Andy!

Bridgette and Paul-Franciscan Gardens Wedding-San Juan Capistrano Mission-Los Rios Historic District

My first meeting with Bridgette and Paul was over Skype, and they were so sweet and fun from the get-go that I knew I wanted to be their wedding photographer! They live in Boston, but they were holding their wedding in Southern California where they both grew up. We started with an engagement session in Dana Point, and we had a blast. The two of them make each other laugh all of the time, and they both have the best smiles! Their engagement session only made me even more excited for their wedding day which was going to be held at the beautiful Franciscan Gardens. Their big day arrived, and it was a beautiful sunny SoCal day! They got ready at Franciscan Gardens, then we walked over to Mission San Juan Capistrano for their first look. Paul waited in eager anticipation to see his bride, and when she tapped his shoulder and he turned towards her, the biggest smile broke out upon his face! The two of them light up with the joy and excitement of being there together on their wedding day. It was so sweet! We made our way around Mission San Juan Capistrano, utilizing it's gorgeous architecture before going back to Franciscan Gardens to get the ceremony underway. Franciscan Gardens is really a gem. Surrounded by ivy covered walls and beautiful trees, it is a slice of garden paradise within the city of San Juan Capistrano. The ceremony was performed Bridgette and Paul's good friend Rae Heitkamp. She did a beautiful job! After the ceremony, Bridgette, Paul, and I went to the Los Rios Historic District. Congratulations and well wishes were shouted by people passing by as we walked down there, making it all the more fun. When we returned for the reception, we spent the rest of the evening laughing throughout the toasts and they all danced the night away! Everyone crammed the dance floor, and the night flew by until Bridgette and Paul were sent off with a shower of wedding poppers! It was a fun filled event filled with all the people closest to Bridgette and Paul, and I am so grateful that I was able to photograph their special day!

 

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Photography: Larissa Bahr - Larissa Bahr Photography
Coordination: Ashley Powell - Agape Planning
Venue: Haley Gooding and Melissa Russell - Franciscan Gardens
Catering: Melissa Russell and Haley Gooding - 24 Carrots
Officiant: Rae Heitkamp
Floral Design: Michelle Morales - Growing Grace Floral Design
Hair and Makeup: Noemi and Katie - Beauty and the Beach
DJ/MC: Mike - Elevated Pulse Productions
Photo Booth: James Brent - Orange Box Photo Booth
Cake: Ellen Evans - Susie Cakes
Desserts: Paolo - Solunto Bakery
Bridal Gown Designer: Sweetheart Gowns
Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss
Invitations Designer: Minted

Brynne and Ethan-Oak Glen and Redlands Engagement Session-Mountain and Night Photography

When you get to drive up to Oak Glen and shoot some charming rustic engagement photos, you have to make the most of it! And that is what we did! I met Brynne and Ethan at the Old School House in Oak Glen for the beginning of our photography session. We explored that area then continued on down the Mountain. We thought we had made our final stop by Riley's Farm as the sunset was now blocked by the mountain, but as we drove down we had to stop at an overlook that was showed the sunset in all of it's glory! It was spectacular! Our spontaneous stop was well rewarded with gorgeous sunset photos before we again continued on to do some night photos in Redlands. We went to the historic train station in downtown Redlands, then continued into the downtown area. It was a great evening of taking photos! And these two were troopers throughout the whole process. Happy engagement you two!

Location: Oak Glen, Ca and Downtown Redlands
Calligraphy: Tawny Graham

Joe and Jasmine's Disneyland Engagement Session - Disney, California Adventure

When your love story begins by meeting while working at Disney World, you can't help but have a Disney engagement session! And this magical engagement session will provide you with all of the feels as you view Joe and Jasmine's love story! We had so much fun racing around, weaving through Parade traffic to reach different locations throughout Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Not only did we hit the iconic locations such as Sleeping Beauty's Castle or the Ferris Wheel Overlook in California Adventure, we also went to toon town, and found some lesser known (and less crowded!) places to adventure to! We even braved the teacups ride to get some great photos! It was interesting for all of us as I would tell them to look at each other while the world was swirling around them, and I, in turn, was looking through my camera lens to capture those perfect moments! But it was worth doing! Enjoy this fun and wonderful engagement session, and may the Disney magic live in all of our hearts! 

Avalon and Matthew-Harris Grove, Temecula Estate-San Diego Wedding Photographer

Avalon and Matt's wedding was perfect! They were married at a private estate in Temecula called Harris Grove. It was a gorgeous property located in the hills of Temecula. Harris Grove is filled with gorgeous towering trees, a beautiful lake, and a bridge that led to a small island where the ceremony was to take place. Not only was the property amazing, but Avalon and Matt are two of the sweetest people that you will ever meet! They were super easy going and relaxed for their big day, and they just had fun! Their first look was so sweet and perfect, and they were so natural together that my second shooter and I were just able to sit back and let the moment unfold! We had plenty of time to take photos around the estate, utilizing the giant trees and beautiful lake as our background. And we finished up early enough for them to get some down time in before the ceremony. The ceremony itself was packed with people crossing the gorgeous white bridge that led to the island. There were plenty of tears to go around as the guests witnessed this beautiful ceremony, but Avalon and Matt were full of smiles and joy as they committed their lives to one another. After the wedding ceremony, we took more photos then started a reception full of dancing, toasts, a cute dessert bar, and great food! Laughter rang out for the toasts, and everyone packed the dance floor! Avalon and Matt performed a beautifully choreographed first dance, and everyone was delighted! Their day was very special and was filled with people who truly loved them. I loved being able to capture their story, and have plenty of photos to prove it! Enjoy viewing this beautiful wedding! 

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Location: Harris Grove, Temecula, CA
Photography: Larissa Bahr - Larissa Bahr Photography
Coordination, Floral, and Design - Cindy Wu - A Touch of Lavender Coordination and Floral Design
DJ: Ryan Girgis - DJ Tempoe
Cake: Debbie McLaughlin - Cakes to Celebrate
Catering: Anne Taylor - Anne Taylor Catering
Rentals: Premier Party and Tent Rentals