Los Angeles wedding photography

Shelldance Orchid Gardens Wedding [Rachel + Aaron] // Pacifica Wedding Photographers

College friends who were not so close turned into life partners. This is story of Rachel + Aaron. Their personality is opposite aka they balance each other out (Just like Torain and I). Their wedding and celebration of their love at Shelldance Orchid Gardens in Pacifica, California was the sweetest. celebration They decided to have small numbers of guests and it was intimate, just like how they wanted.

After being together for 6 years, they got engaged in Half Moon Bay which another favorite location for us to photograph.

Shelldance Orchid Gardens were every photographers’ dream. Between the perfect lighting in their green house, the ocean view outside of the Shelldance Orchid Gardens and perfect foggy weather in Pacifica, I am not sure which was my favorite. Oh I almost forgot, lots of air plants in the gardens. And it is also home to a few cats. We witnessed couple cats roaming around during their ceremony and reception.

When Rachel and Aaron first reached out to us, they said they are camera shy (But isn’t everybody, including us? — Unless your job requires you to be exposed by camera every week) and feels weird about posing. They were especially attracted our work because of genuine moments we photographed on wedding days as well as less posing. So it was important for us to make them feel comfortable in front of our camera, even with our documentary wedding photography approach.

On the day of their wedding, these two sweet souls couldn’t be more comfortable and be more themselves. They couldn’t stop getting emotional from being so happy knowing that they will be doing life together for the rest of their life. When these two teared up, our eyes started getting watery as well.

These two got ready at Seal Cove Inn in Moss Beach where they had dreamy trees on their “backyard”. We photographed their first look here before we had out to Pacifica for the wedding.

We are so happy we got to be part of the very beginning of new journey and Rachel and Aaron chose us to document their sweet sweet celebration.

Coordinator: Dreams on Dime

Rental : Seventh Heaven

Catering: S+M Vegan

Hair + Makeup : Shannon Le

Flroals: Be Wilder Florals

DJ: Heart of Gold DJs

Cake: Natty Cakes

Wedding Dress: BHLDN

Millwick LA Wedding [Alice + Sung] // Millwick Wedding Photographer

Alice and Sung got married at Millwick in downtown Los Angeles, California. All they wanted for their wedding was to be fun, minimalistic and organic. Also to have a great time with their friends and family. Instead of choosing super structured wedding, they wanted to have a laid back celebration with their loved ones with good music. And we can say their celebration was everything they have imagined for their wedding!

Millwick was such a fun wedding venue to photograph because of lots of greeneries, colorful murals they had right in front of their wedding cute exposed bricks in the venue and fun outdoor bar. They had the most fun wedding party ever and we witnessed everyone taking shots at the outdoor bar in Millwick. It has that true LA vibe with minimalistic and urban surrounding.

Couple other favorite things from their wedding day: Their parents wore Hanbok for their wedding to have Korean cultures. Their wedding donut from Donut Snob was so delicious. I mean if you want to have their donuts at your wedding and want us to photograph/eat your donut, we are in!

This celebration was helped by Helen from Ah, Love. :)

This is little love note from Alice + Sung: “We had gone through endless wedding photographers in search of someone we vibed with. For our big day, we wanted to keep things natural and laid back (and not so stiff and manicured) and sought for a photographer that could retain the true feel of the moment. We stumbled upon the Allens and it was love at first sight - the organic look of their photos, the clever angles/compositions, and the moody and rich colors. And this might sound silly but just browsing their site and reading their Instagram captions, the Allens’ personalities and love for their job shined through – you could just tell how fun they would be to work with. In our initial conversation with them, Jiyeon was sweet, enthusiastic, and easy to talk to. We were immediately comfortable with her and this was key as we knew how awkward we’d be in front of the camera. During our engagement session, Jiyeon got us to relax and allowed us to be ourselves while providing gentle guidance to help us look our best. For the actual wedding, both Jiyeon and Torian captured amazing moments - without overly inserting themselves with instructions for the traditional photos and being super stealthy with the candid ones. They were patient and accommodating with constant asks/requests throughout the day. And though they maintained a quiet presence throughout the day, they were such a delight to have - Jiyeon was caring and encouraging, and Torian had cheeky jokes up his sleeve - which we appreciated when we were feeling the nerves. Even our friends and family have been saying just how cool they were, and we couldn’t agree more. Not only did we love the finished product from the Allens, they were prompt in turning around our pictures for both the engagement session and wedding. We’re so glad we found the Allens to document this milestone of our lives. We’d be thrilled to have Jiyeon and Torian photograph any future occasion for us and would call them in a heart beat!” 🧡