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I spent a beautiful day on the Pier in Seal Beach with one of our fabulous
couples, Candice and Matt. We spent the afternoon getting to know each other
before their big day at Rancho Las Lomas this July. We explored Main Street
and other local nooks and drooled over dripping goo-y freshly made delicious
Cinnamon Buns from the neighborhood bakery. We never made it back for a
post-shoot treat, so regretfully, I have been dreaming about them ever since.

Mmmmmmmmm cinnamon buns……

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Congrats to Next Exit favorites Nanette and Brent for being selected as the wedding bio of the week on Wedding Bee, an unbelievably super duper cool wedding blog out of New York City. Make sure to check it out for up to date wedding planning inspiration! Adi and I are NYaholics, so hopefully, N&B’s wedding pictures on the Wedding Bee Blog (photographer:Next Exit Photography) will garner some attention for us, and you NYers will be bringing us out to shoot your wedding! My little bro, Jeff (age 28, not yet married, adorable and hard working) lives in the Village. So, no accommodations are necessary!
Adi and I are all about the Destination Weddings! (And, hot dogs and pizza)

One thing I love about Chinese weddings (besides the food!) is the incredible sense of family and tradition. After spending 14 hours photographing Thao and Nathan’s wedding day, I really felt like I got an incredible insider’s view into their warm and bubbly personalities. You can tell from the pictures that we had such a blast together. Two tea ceremonies, several sets of formals photo sessions, a traditional outdoor garden ceremony at the Kindred Community Church in Anaheim, In-And-Out Burgers, Cold Stone Creamery, and then, you guessed it, a 10-course sit down formal dinner and reception at the Crowne Plaze Anaheim Resort. I felt so honored to be part of their incredible day. You’d never have guessed that Thao was recovering from a viscous cough and cold because she was so much fun all the day through! She and Nathan make a perfect team.

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Stacey originally met with Next Exit Photography in March ’05. We hit it off immediately. She stressed to us the importance of fabulous wedding photography on her day. When we didn’t hear back from her in the following weeks, we thought she had gone with somebody else. Fast-forward to February ’06 and my phone rings. “It’s Stacey. Do you still have our wedding date available? We want YOU!” Thankfully, we still had a few gaps in our season and they signed with us! The location, Los Angeles River Center, we know oh so well. See Nanette and Brent’s photos of this stunning location.
Cruising the 3rd Street Promenade with Stacey and Ronald was a blast. They wanted urban style engagement pictures, so we spent most of our time in a surprisingly clean alley! They are too cute!


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  • Rosie - Love them!!! They are to cute!

    Looks like we’ll be working together for their wedding!

Isn’t Duke the most adorable dog ever?
He’s going to be the ring bearer at Lauren’s and Eddie’s wedding at Firestone Vineyard this fall!

Next Exit Pet Portraits now available at our place or yours!

  • Nanette - That’s the cutest dog EVER!

  • LoLo - YEAH!!!! What a good little boy he was that day 🙂

  • WeezerMonkey - OMG! Major cuteness!

  • Star1079 - Major Puppy Love!

  • Senor - LOOK HE IS A STAR!!!

  • maw - forget the dawg, that couple is gorgeous!!
    (no, don’t forget the puppy, he’s too cute for words):)

  • JSue - LOL!!!! LOVE it!!!

  • Linda - “I just didn’t think your kids would look like this!”

Lauren and Eddie met at UCLA as undergrads and we returned with them to shoot their engagement pictures last week. Their wedding this fall is at the Firestone Vineyard in Santa Inez, one of our very favorite places to shoot in Southern California. The grounds are so beautiful and full of perfectly photogenic spots. Wedding photographers like us get super excited when our clients are fun and fabulous. L&E are both those things. They were up for anything, as long as they got great pictures. And, they got them! They sure are hot stuff! BTW, stay tuned for an exclusive blog entry for their 4-month-old bulldog, Duke. Adi and I fell instantly in love with the Dukmeister and couldn’t stop snappin’! “Next Exit Pets” is on a roll! P.S. Another thing I adore about Lauren is that we share a great admiration for the Man, Jack Bauer.

  • Carli Dossey - These pictures are absolutely adoreable!!! I can’t wait to have Lauren as my sister in law!

  • LoLo - I LOVE THESE PICS!!!! Thanks so much guys! Eddie, the Dukemeister, and I had such a great time!!!! Can’t wait for the wedding!!

  • Rosie - These pictures are awesome.. Love the Marilyn Monroe-ish picture!

  • CA - OMG, these pix are fabulous!!
    They capture the spirit and love of this special couple:)!!

  • Brad - How AMAZING are these photos?!?! Beautifully done!

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