For sure the planets were aligned for this super gorgeous wedding at Maravilla Gardens in Camarillo. This is pretty much what happens when I am given creative freedom and plenty of time to accomplish it! Perfect lighting, stunning floral design, and super stylish decor. I truly cannot say enough just how much I am in love with these photos and the colors that grace your screen. A wonderful thanks to The Find Lab for some beautiful film scans. This one is truly a hybrid film/digital mash up of all of my favorite imagery from Travis & Marisol’s wedding day. These two are some of the sweetest people (my clients are the best!!) It was a pleasure to witness their union, and just how relaxed and happy they were to celebrate! What about those flowers ladies and gents? For a Garden wedding… I would say Enchanted Garden Floral Design… was the absolute best fit. The perfect sisterly perk. Thanks to an amazing vendor team, it was such a great time capturing love, laughter, and all the wonderful garden goodness. Scroll on to enjoy :)
Nestled in the hills of Claremont… there is a lovely little place called Padua Hills Theatre. I love that it is tucked away all the way up a nice road leading to the mountains. When you get there it looks like a rustic getaway. I genuinely feel honored to have met Jason & Joanna. Its not everyday that you come across too sincerely sweet, caring, thoughtful, down to earth people like them. The kind that smile at you and you know that they have really amazing hearts. One of my favorite things about their wedding was how they were both separately scheming behind each others backs to try to bring the other joy with some super sweet surprises. I knew their love was grand because they wanted to do something special for each other… whether it was a surprise cake topper with Jason’s favorite superhero, or even a whole brand new surprise ring for Joanna unveiled at the altar… I could tell they were excited to see the reaction. I caught a glimpse of their amazingness while we shot their engagement session in New York. I’m super happy we got to hang out with you guys! Congratulations Jason & Joanna! Enjoy my favorite images from the day!
This little cutie is gracing the blog today. I thought it would be cute to show some before and after in this post… from when he was in the belly and when he was only like a week old. Precious little baby Leo was such a good sport and did such a great job cuddling up in the most adorable of ways. Enjoy these awesome images from the session! Congrats to John & Cathy! Can’t wait to see watch this lil guy grow and crawl and smile and laugh!
This next birthday party is a colorful array of tassels, water color, tie dye, and hearts. Its one of my favorites! I love love colors… so I love the way this turned out! My super talented friend over at Papermade Design did an amazing job designing and putting this together for cute little Elodie! I really love photographing Elodie because she’s so fascinating to watch. She’s mellow, quiet, and very observant to small details. The way she stares back at my camera sometimes is just so interesting and cute. Like she’s trying to understand and figure out this new world around her. So sweet… so soft and ready to smile.
This birthday is a joy for my eyes to see… a mixture of heartfelt love, joy, and excitement from a mama who works so hard to execute everything with precision and care… all for her little girl… and Elodie will look back and see all the love that was put into her 1st birthday! And she will smile :)
Elaine (Papermade Design) had a vision for this cute little party… and she did so much of the hard work. DIY All the decor and paper goods were by Ms. Papermade Design and these awesome people:
Planning+ Design + Invites + Tassels + Favor bags + Mylar Piñata: Mr & Mrs Papermade Design // Ballon Center Pieces: Fleuretica // Felt Heart Favors: Luci Smiles // Kids Tent: House in Habit // Tie Dye Blankets: Elementary Style // Plush Campfire: Land of Nod // Pillows: H&M + Society 6 // Striped Blankets: Urban Outfitters // Cake pops + Cupcakes: Kacie (friend) // Cake: The Scootabaker // Grilled Cheese (Catering): Mix ‘n’ Munch // Photography: Yours Truly – Erin J Saldana
This lovely birthday features some awesome decor and one of the cutest lil one year olds. Ellie! She is adorable and sweet and loves holding her macarons :) This event was so much fun to photograph and a delight to see all the beautiful girlie accents and colors. Some absolute awesome vendors helped make this event a success! Picture Perfect Events did such a great job putting this together! And, Fleuretica rocked it with the custom handmade flower design for the “one” dessert backdrop, and the amazing floral arrangements on the tables. I was so excited when I found out I could take one of those beauties home with me! Don’t even get me started on the yummy dessert table and ice cream cart! Mmm.. I’m still thinking about my popsicle. If that wasn’t enough to entice your fun sensors, the bubble show was pretty neat to see!! I actually kinda wished I could be those children who got to have fun with the hoolahoop bubble! Fitting that the party favors were pretty little bottles of bubbles. For Ellie’s Traditional Korean Dol, scroll down to find out which object she chose! These are some of my favorite images. I really hope you enjoy them!
Event Planner + Design/Party Favors/Craft: Picture Perfect Events // Florals, Decor, + Design: Fleuretica // Invites: Kelli Murray // Entertainment: Bubble Mania // Cake + desserts: THE SCOOTABAKER // Ice Cream Cart: Quenelle Spoon // Venue: Saladang Song