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Happy Small Business Day!

Today is Small Business Day!  Be sure to stop by your favorite small business in support and all the while you help boost the economy.

According to the Small Business Association …

“Over the last two decades, small and new businesses have been responsible for creating two out of every three net new jobs in the U.S., and today over half of all working Americans own or work for a small business.

Last year, Small Business Saturday gave a boost to many of these Main Street businesses, with more than 100 million Americans shopping at independently-owned small businesses.”

Everyone has a favorite small ma & pa taco shop, florist, baker, novelty store, or even photographer ;) that people rave about.  Visit them today!  Boost your local economy!

By the way…. most of these shops offer specials today, too!  It’s never too early to do your Christmas shopping.

Don’t know where to go find a shop near you? Click here.

 

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Wedding at the Malibu Nature Preserve – Suzanne and Christopher

I’ll be honest, I LOVE my job. Getting to work with people Like Suzanne and Christopher is what makes my job so awesome. From the very first time I met them I found them to be some of the nicest, kindest, and genuinely happiest people. You know how sometimes you just meet people and their smile makes you smile? That’s what Suzanne and Christopher have. And the best part is, I think they feel that way about each other. Every time Christopher would look at Suzanne his face would just light up and Suzanne was soon to follow with an equally contagious smile. This made shooting them rather easy. Just get them to look at each other and it’s not hard to see why they decided to marry. They chose to have  a gorgeous hilltop wedding at the Malibu Nature Preserve overlooking the ocean, and they couldn’t have picked a more perfect day. Gorgeous blue sky with just the right amount of clouds, green hilltops, and excellent weather! There was only one demand of the day, and that was that Chris wanted to be sure to get a photo like Puff Daddy’s album cover  from No Way Out, and we had fun doing it. Enjoy!

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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel – Kelly and Randy’s Wedding

Let’s talk Kelly and Randy’s stunning wedding at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel!!

Three words that sum up the day:

Gorgeous, Gorgesous, Gorgeous!

We met up with Kelly and Randy as they were getting prepped for the big day. Kelly was surprisingly calm and relaxed yet extremely excited and anxious for the day to begin. The whole room was bustling with excitement as friends and relatives went to work applying makeup, steaming dresses, curling hair, etc.

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Destination Wedding in Kauai, HI – Kathryne and Nick

It rained, it poured, and despite it all Kathryne and Nick got married. And it was a beautiful thing.

I don’t think I have ever seen it rain that hard. Albeit I am a good ol’ Cali boy, but I have traveled around a bit and seen my share of weather and this was almost comedic. On my first night there I remember walking from my rental car to my hotel room (20 feet) in the rain thinking I must have fallen in a pool! I know the weather was not what Kathryne and Nick must have had in mind when they were planning their tropical wedding, but I have to admit I think it may have turned out better than anyone could have imagined. They had a quaint ceremony underneath the cover a wood hut in the middle of the lush Smith Family Garden Luau. There was something about being there all together, finding shelter from the rain, huddled closely listening to Kathryne and Nick exchange their vows to the backdrop of the rainwater cascading down around us. It was really quite magical. I must say the love and excitement for Kathryne and Nick underneath that hut was enough to make any day the best day one could ask for. It was a gorgeous day and Kathryne looked absolutely stunning in her beautiful Maggie Sottero gown. Luckily I had arranged to stay for a few days after the wedding so once the weather cleared we were able to revisit the gardens and get some romantic photos in the tropical sun that Hawaii is known for. I truly loved being a part of this day and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to really know Kathryne and Nick and their amazing families. I can’t wait until our paths cross again. Congratulations to Kathryne and Nick!

 

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