Jennifer & Jason. Wedding.

Like most good stories in life should begin, Jennifer & Jason’s story began with candy. Jennifer had noticed Jason at church & wanted to get to know him better-after all, he was the cutest boy in the congregation & by far the cutest boy she had ever laid eyes on. One day while at church, Jennifer invited Jason to sit next to her & share the delicious candy that she had stashed in her purse. As any smart guy would do, he accepted the sweet offer & that’s how it all began. They began a relationship filled with fun, laughter & happiness. Because, quite simply, that’s how Jennifer & Jason are-fun & happy people who want everyone around them to share in their joy. Jennifer & Jason are some of the happiest people I have ever met in my life & it was such a pleasure to spend their special day with them!

Their gorgeous wedding at the Oakland Temple was filled with lots of laughter & love. As they excited the temple doors as husband and wife, their mile-wide smiles & laughter were just a small glimpse of how truly happy they make each other. Each detail was perfect-from the gorgeous Calla Lilly flowers all the way to the eyelet paper lanterns (you might know by now that I am obsessed with paper lanterns), down to the best darn wedding cake I’ve had in a long time, everything was pure perfection. Being such a happy couple, it only seems fitting that they would Honeymoon at the Happiest Place on Earth-Disneyland. See, I told you-pure perfection.

Jennifer & Jason-thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to be a part of your gorgeous wedding! I loved witnessing the happiness that the both of you share & I know that this is only the beginning of the many, many happy years to come. Thanks for being so very fun to work with! You guys rock my socks! With much love, xoxo, marielle.

It was very cold, windy & cloudy at the temple but I loved the wonderful moodiness that it added….this is by far one of my favorite photographs I’ve ever taken of the Oakland Temple…

This is my favorite photograph of Jennifer & Jason…it just shows exactly who they are as a couple-fun, funny & totally fabulous.


Jennifer-you are fabulous in every way.


After our photographs at the temple, we snuck away to a faaaabbbulous location & did some fun shots…

Jane & Alex. Wedding.

Their love is sweet. Kind. Simple. Pure. Their love shines right through their souls & all the way down to their toes. In essence, their love is what I would say is pretty darn perfect.

Having the opportunity to photograph Jane & Alex’s was seriously such a dream for me. Not only was their wedding picture perfect, but Jane & Alex allotted a few extra hours on their special day for their bride & groom photographs. Note to all future brides & grooms: this is such a fabulous idea! We were able to spend so much time together & I was able to take them to a few amazing locations, which made for some pretty incredible photographs. I basically am obsessed with the photographs of Jane & Alex in the field…okay, I’m totally obsessed with them.

This is just my humble opinion, but I think that anyone who was in attendance would agree that this was a wedding that simply oozed perfection in every sense of the word. The simple & gorgeous details of Jane & Alex’s wedding were to die for: their amazing flowers, Jane’s intricate beaded gown, her custom necklace from November Thirteen, the couple’s first dance (it was choreographed!!), & even the flowers at the Oakland Temple looked extra gorgeous! In essence, their wedding was just as perfect, just as fabulous & just as beautiful as the love that Jane & Alex share!

Jane & Alex-I seriously LOVE you guys. You are both so sweet, kind & genuine & I hope you know I admire you both! I know your marriage will be just as amazing as the two of you are! With much love, xoxo, marielle.

The Oakland Temple’s flowers were beyond incredible. I think I got a little carried away with the photographs of the tulips!
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This is hands down one of my favorite photographs of a bride ever. Jane, you are utterly gorgeous.
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Crystal & Nathan. Wedding.

The raindrops were still fresh on the flower buds as they began to open. There was a quiet breeze that blew through the palm trees & a peaceful feeling filled the air. The clouds were dissipating & the light shining through them was simply heavenly. I suppose you could say the whole feeling of Crystal & Nathan’s wedding was just that. Simply heavenly. As soon as Crystal & Nathan walked out the doors of the Oakland Temple, they just beamed with happiness. Their entire wedding day was nothing short of perfect & it couldn’t have been for two more incredible, fabulous people. Crystal & Nathan find such joy in being with one another…you can see it in he way Nathan makes her laugh…the way that Crystal makes him grin ear to ear. They are not only completely in love, but they are also best friends. I felt so honored to be able to document their wonderful, simply heavenly wedding.

Their wedding details were fabulous-I loved everything from Crystal’s incredible color scheme with deep reds & purples,  the photo booth at their reception & even Crystal’s emotional first dance with her sweet father. Their wedding was personal, fabulous & every detail was heavenly. Oren from Awesome Shot Studios did their videography & you can view their wedding video HERE.

Crystal & Nathan, thank you for both being total rockstar clients. From the moment I met you both, I knew your wedding would be memorable & incredible because that’s the type of people you both are. I am so happy for you & I know you will make each other incredibly happy in your new marriage. I wish you both nothing but the very best & may you continue loving & laughing forever…xoxo, marielle.
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Sarah & Jeremy. Wedding.

It’s in the way her eyes light up when he makes her laugh. It’s the thoughtful & kind way in which they treat each other. It’s the fun spirit that simply exudes from both Sarah & Jeremy when they are by each other’s side. There are so many ways that you can just see how in love Sarah & Jeremy are. Just being around them makes your heart warmer, makes you laugh harder & makes you want to love deeper. Basically, Sarah & Jeremy are beyond fabulous & I was soooooo lucky to be able to spend the day documenting their fabulousness!

This was my last wedding of 2009 & it was the perfect wedding to end this fabulous year with! Sarah’s looooooong, gorgeous veil, Jeremy’s antique pocket watch (a wedding gift from his bride), Sarah’s ZEBRA PRINT SHOES (Hello! Do I have awesome clients or what?!?!?!) all made for some incredible details for their special day. They were married at the beautiful Oakland Temple & although it rained the entire day before the wedding, their day was nothing short of perfection. Not a rain drop in sight! The weather cooperated & made for a wonderful, beautiful wedding!

Sarah & Jeremy-thank  you so much for being so fabulous to work with! I love your amazing personalities & how well you compliment each other. I wish you a lifetime of happiness & laughter! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to photograph your beautiful wedding! With much love, xoxo, marielle.

The grounds of the Oakland Temple always are amazing. Who would have thought from this photo that this was a November wedding? Simply gorgeous!
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Sarah & Mike. Wedding.

Sarah & Mike saw each other in the light of friendship & often enjoyed each other’s company. They spent their time together searching for the best plate of Mexican food in Washington, D.C, trotting the globe & just being together. Then, somewhere down that path that Sarah & Mike called friendship, they fell in love. Madly. Deeply. Simply. Their mutual zest for life & their love for each other was something that was nothing short of perfect. And, as destiny would have it, one night Mike surprised Sarah with a sweet serenade & a knockout diamond ring. She happily said yes!

I spent the afternoon before their wedding with Sarah & Mike shooting all of their bride & groom photographs. It was so fun for me to get to know them & to hear the story of how they fell in love. And, it was fabulous to have all the time in the world to shoot photographs of them before their wedding day. I love love looooooooove when a bride & groom opt to see each other before their wedding….it is always so relaxing & it gives the bride & groom more time to spend with their families after their ceremony. And it gives them sooooo many more photographs! I highly recommend it to all my future brides.

Their wedding was on an unusually warm August day & multitudes of family & friends gathered outside the gorgeous Oakland Temple to celebrate Sarah & Mike’s happy occasion. The pink roses were all in bloom as if they knew the color choice that Sarah had picked out for her wedding! Just like Sarah & Mike’s dating & engagement had been perfect, their wedding day was no different. They had family & friends who traveled from Washington, D.C & even from Scotland to celebrate their amazing day. It truly was a testament to how many people admire & love Sarah & Mike! I loved the details from their wedding-from Sarah’s custom designed dress & birdcage veil, to their sweet & delicious pink wedding cake, all the way down to the trivia cards & See’s candy boxes handed out at their reception.

Sarah & Mike- I loved getting to know you both & I had a blast photographing you on your special day! Thanks so much for being up for anything-it made for some awesome photographs! I know that you will both enjoy a fabulous life because of your easy-going & adventurous spirits. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to document your perfect day! If you are ever on the West Coast, give me a call & we’ll go out for Mexican food! With much love & appreciation…xoxo, marielle.

To view their entire event & order prints, please go HERE.

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Their reception was held at the gorgeous Claremont Counrty Club. Soooooooo beautiful & classy…
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The person wearing the kilt in the photo below was a friend of Sarah’s family who flew all the way from Scotland to play the bagpipes for their special day!
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