destination photographer

Monica + Ramez {Los Angeles, California || 10.14.18}

Mr. + Mrs. Ibrahim

If you've ever met Monica + Ramez {and all their sweet family and friends}, you'd know exactly how special and loving their big day was. I don't know if I've ever been to a wedding before where the groom and bride were showered with so much love and selfless attention on them {throughout the ENTIRE day}. My heart truly melted watching the amount of love between these newlyweds, their family, and their friends. That is what a wedding is truly about .... a celebration of love, family, and friendship.

{Oh, and if you've never been to an Egyptian reception ... you're missing out! From the food, to {ALL}the dancing, to the music ... they know how to throw the perfect celebration! So much fun!}

Monica and Ramez, thank you so much for trusting me to capture your engagement session and big day. You're both so special to me! Have the BEST time ever in Hawaii!

xoxo,

Mel
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Reception Venue: Brandview Ballroom and Patio - L.A. Banquets
Bridal Gown: The Blush Couture
Florals: L'Etoile Design
Cake: L'Etoile Design
Hair Dresser: Rania Ibrahim 
Makeup: Makeup by Ellyn
Groom's Tuxedo: Calvin Klein
Second Shooter: Melissa Stevens
Videographer: Kale York
Videographer Second Shooter: Jenna Wagner


Olivia + Trent {Van Buren, Missouri || 10.06.18}

Mr. + Mrs. Hillis

This October wedding {although it might not have quite felt like fall} was absolutely perfect! From the cutest first look {goodness I love first looks} to the most gorgeous bride you'll ever see {.... seriously, though, isn't she just glowing?}, to all the gorgeous details, Olivia + Trent's wedding is still making my little photog heart skip a beat!

Olivia + Trent, thank you for trusting me to capture your special moments from your engagement session {still one of my favs to date} to your big day! You're both on my favorites list for life! I wish you both the best, and I can't wait to see the beautiful life you create together.  

xoxo,

Mel
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Wedding Dress Brand:  Stella York
Bridal Shop:  Cleo Bridal
Venue:  The Landing - Current River
Florals:  Blue Relics & Revivals, LLC
Second Shooter:  Melissa Stevens
Live Band: Vote for Pedro


Heather + Cecil {Breckenridge, Colorado || 01.13.18}

Mr + Mrs. Haley

The mountains, {all} the snow, the fur, the perfect tuxes .... I could go on forever about just how much this Colorado destination wedding stole my heart .... perfection is an understatement! But ..... more than anything, it was the vows! {Talking about ripping my heart out of my chest!}

Cecil + Heather wrote their own vows and shared their hearts with each other and promises to one another in the Colorado mountains, all witnessed by an intimate group of family + friends. I'm confident there wasn't a dry eye at the ceremony.

Heather, Cecil, + Liza, I absolutely could not {no way, no how} be any happier for the three of you! Here's to a marriage more beautiful than your wedding!

xoxo,

Mel

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Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Lodge at Breckenridge
Bride's Hair:  Bloom Salon ( Haley Burger )
Florals:  Petal and Bean
Wedding Cake: Feather Cakes
Dresses: The Ultimate Bride
Tuxes: Men's Wearhouse