Callaway Winery Styled Shoot

This was such fun. Who wouldn’t want to have a cigar and a scotch in the grounds of a lovely winery such as Callaway?




Special thanks to all who made this shoot possible!

Bride: Samantha Hart Miss American Beauty 2014

Makeup Artist: Desperately Seeking Sueann featuring Sueann Henge Garzon 

Furniture Rentals: Royalty Ranch Furniture Rentals by Coyla Angeloff 

Bridal wear by Elyse Reuben Custom Couture by Jaime Stephens

Grooms Attire: Friar Tux, with Scott Kiralla

Accessories: Sandra Buczek of Sandra Nicole Designs 

Paper Villa Stationary by Erika Beach 

Floral: A Sweet Company by Amanda Sweet

and of course Sara and Lisa at Callaway!


Cross-Promotional Event at Temecula Creek Inn

How does a wedding photographer practice during the wedding ‘off-season’? The answer is by participating in group ‘styled shoots’ with other wedding photographers.

Last week to get us all warmed up for the coming season, and with the help of a simply stellar styling crew, I arranged a styled shoot at the Temecula Creek Inn. All involved had a great time!


This kind of event is a great opportunity to try new ideas and new equipment and also to work with awesome vendors. Huge thanks are due to Bethany Hawley Falefitu of Splendid Sentiments for supplying us with awesome wedding bouquets. If you’re looking for fantastic floral arrangements and getting married in the Temecula Valley then look no further.


Thanks also due to Sharri Picard of the Temecula Creek Inn and her staff at the events department. The wedding venue is set in a secluded valley and abuts the golf course. With the Stone House providing a covered area for anything you can think of its the perfect place to party all night long.

Also this was a great opportunity to scope out the venue as I am delighted to announce that I have just been appointed as a preferred vendor at Temecula Creek Inn. Getting a chance to roam around and explore means that I found all those sneaky little nooks and crannies to make spectacular and unique images for your wedding.


You cannot have a wedding without the perfect gown and ElyseReuben Custom Couture is the place to go for that perfect gown.

What bride would not demand perfect makeup and MakeUpByKate is a PHENOMENAL makeup artist. I cannot stop raving over the work she did for our shoot and she is a joy to work with. Brides, hunt her down and DEMAND that she do your wedding day makeup!

On the subject of looking fantastic, you will need perfect hair and I have to recommend Brittney Mast to take care of you on your wedding day. Now the reason I can personally recommend Brittney is that she is my own hair stylist!

It was a fantastic day and everyone ended it happy and exhausted! I couldn’t have asked for more!print_DSC0281-EditB