lauren & nick: santa ana backyard wedding

I have been waiting so long to share these images from the most gorgeous wedding! Nick and Lauren became dear friends back when we moved to Davis a year and a half ago. I was so grateful to be able to photograph their wedding in Southern California last June.

The ceremony & reception were held at the groom’s family home in Tustin. Not only was the wedding bursting at the seams with incredible details, but Nick and Lauren and their families could not have been more kind or lovely to spend the day with. A few of my favorite highlights: Lauren’s perfect dress and bouquet, the insane table settings and centerpieces, and the moment when Lauren’s sweet dad saw her for the first time.

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Also, a big thank you to Le Magnifique Blog for featuring this wedding!

Vendors:  Wedding coordinator: Jeni Neilsen, Sugar Soirée  |  Photographer: Kristin Brown Photography  |  Videographer: Vertex Weddings  |  Venue: Residential  |  Florist: M’s Florist  |  Catering & Event Rentals: Jay’s Catering  |  Cake: Sweet & Saucy  |  Invitations: Sugar Press  |  Lighting: G2 Audio & Lighting  |  DJ: Soundwave Productions  |  Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Halsten  |  Hair: Lisa Fortelny  |  Makeup: Michael Del Francia

Kelsen - February 3, 2014 - 6:19 PM

Oh my goodness, this is beautiful. I especially loved the pictures of the bride with her parents.

the turner family – ucla

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Cait & Brad have been some of the most welcoming people in our new ward. And Cait has turned out to be a bit of a soul sister for me too. :) I loved photographing them for a quick session at the gorgeous UCLA campus in December.

P.S. I have loved doing more mini sessions this year. It’s such a great way to get just enough great shots for a Christmas card. Plus 20 minutes is about as much as babies (and sometimes husbands!) can handle. :)

the beck family – getty center

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This was such a fun session! And it was the perfect excuse for me to explore the beautiful Getty Center and the insane views of Los Angeles from the mountain. And the Beck family just couldn’t have been cuter.

SALLY MALCHOW - January 16, 2014 - 10:33 PM

KRISTIN,
YOU DO SUCH FABULOUS WORK! I LOVED OLIVIA & SHELBY’S PICTURES SO MUCH. I’M SO PROUD OF YOU.

shelby – disneyland senior photos

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How cute is my sister-in-law?? Kenny’s sister, Shelby is pretty amazing. I loved her from the second I met her five years ago. She is sweet, genuine, beautiful, and has the ability to make anyone feel at ease. I was supposed to do her senior photos while I was visiting Utah last month, but then my mother-in-law had the brilliant idea to do them at Disneyland when they came to visit. Of course we all agreed it was perfect. If you know Kenny’s family, they all have a deep and abiding adoration for the happiest place on earth, so it couldn’t have worked out better. I LOVE how these turned out. Now I’m thinking there has to be a business model where I do family/senior/kid sessions at Disneyland all the time, right?! I’m serious about that idea.

Emily - January 6, 2014 - 1:46 PM

Kristin! You know I LOVE this! What a fun idea!

Kelsen - January 6, 2014 - 5:51 PM

Yeah, this convinced me. I want my engagement pictures done at Disneyland.

Kelsen - January 6, 2014 - 5:51 PM

I also want to get engaged at Disneyland and honeymoon to Disneyland.

Katie Warner - January 7, 2014 - 1:04 PM

These are SO fun! And Shelby is beautiful. I LOVE every single one. You’re amazing!