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PT 3: Kris + Kristen | Miss USA Celebrity Garden Wedding | Simi Valley, CA

"Whenever people see our wedding pictures they always say what fun it  

While Kris & Kristen wrapped up their sunset portraits (See Here), cocktail hour was filled with sparkling champagne and excited chatter of friends and family from all over the country. The doors opened to a glittering dance hall where the wedding party performed their choreographed dance collection ending with Kris & Kristen folded into each other. People danced and laughed late into the night until sparkles guided their grand getaway.

Below is the finale of Kris+ Kristen's wedding day. If you missed part one or part two, go quick and oggle and then return for the final installment. 

And for again, because these people were huge proponents in the beauty and details of their wedding day, here is the vendor list:


Venue: The Vineyards // Hair: Emily Dawn Artistry // Make Up: Katarina Van Derham // Flowers: Laura Williams of PoppyHill Flowers // Cake: Delicious Bakery // Bridesmaid's Jewelry: Marrin Costello // Bridesmaid's Dresses: Alfred Angelo // Photographer: Laura K Moore Photography // Videographer: Janelle Perusi // Lighting & SoundDiversity Sounds DJ Services by DJ Christopher Tandy // Musical Performers: Cameron & Kelly Brier // Wedding Coordinator: Alice Issac: 00aliceissac00@gmail.com

PT 2: Kris + Kristen | Miss USA's Enchanted Garden Wedding | The Vineyards, Simi Valley, CA

"Seeing her walk down the aisle... it was like seeing her for the first time all over again." - Kris

If you didn't catch PART ONE of Kris & Kristen's wedding day, you probably should. Between the girl's giddiness and a super special first moment together, there was an immense amount of anticipation hanging in the air! Again, shout out to The Vineyards for being one of the most beautiful posh little garden venues I've ever seen. There is this brick path all the way down to the garden area looking up into this lush weeping willow cluster of green and life where Kristen was to meet her groom. The moments down this pathway were some of my favorites. The way the girls straightened up and walked carefully, perfectly. The way the guys stood tall. The way her mom laughed with her son and how the ring bearers were so, so very good at their job. :) And then Kristen's moments with her dad. The way his eyes glistened, the way you could audibly hear her heart pounding....and then he saw her... 

Check out the PARTAY that followed the sunbeams!


PT 1: Kris + Kristen | Miss USA's Enchanted Garden Wedding | Simi Valley, CA | Los Angeles Wedding Photographer

Kris + Kristen's wedding was exquisite. The details. The sparkles. The beautiful people. There was glamour. There was friendship. There were details from incredible vendors pulled from all corners to make this enchanted garden wedding happen. I'm working on a culled list of all the brilliant hands that pulled together to make this event happen! Here are a few particular details that were so special to these two...

- DETAILS: Sparkles. Sparkles and white light everywhere. Those are some of Kristen's most favorite things. Along with fairy tales, glamour, whimsy and an effort to bring an enchanted garden to life. //  FIRST MOMENT: Kris & Kristen didn't want to see each other before the wedding but they did want to give gifts and pray together before the ceremony. She gave him a treasure chest dubbed "For His Eyes Only...A Taste of What is to Come." It contained her favorite images from her luxury bridal / boudoir session we had shot a week earlier...and he gave her a precious book of memories along with a jaw-dropping aqua diamond ring. oh my stars...so incredible! // BRIDESMAIDS: All the girls were close friends and family part of the Miss USA journey. With prestigious titles, hollywood credits, modeling contracts, sough-after designers, speakers, writers... but despite all the craziness, on the day of, all eyes were on the bride. They honored her and rejoiced over her with every ounce of joy they had. // HIM: the patience and anticipation Kris showed...(swoon). His men were goofy. They laughed and sprawled out in the stellar bachelor's room. They had a few drinks. They relaxed. They bonded...But as the ceremony got near Kris donned a pair of headphones and asked for alone time. He waited quietly for the ceremony... and oh his face when he finally did see her for the first time... go HERE for part two and HERE for part three

... so here is the prelude...

Go HERE for Pt 2!


Venue: The Vineyards // Hair: Emily Dawn Artistry // Make Up: Katarina Van Derham // Flowers: Laura Williams of PoppyHill Flowers // Cake: Delicious Bakery // Bridesmaid's Jewelry: Marrin Costello // Bridesmaid's Dresses: Alfred Angelo // Photographer: Laura K Moore Photography // Videographer: Janelle Perusi // Lighting & SoundDiversity Sounds DJ Services by DJ Christopher Tandy // Musical Performers: Cameron & Kelly Brier // Wedding Coordinator: Alice Issac: 00aliceissac00@gmail.com

Andrew + Jen | Big tree. Red Bike. Seaside Tackles. | Manhattan Beach Engagement Session

I grew up with Andrew. Him and his crazy antics and awesome laugh and free spirit--I was over the moon to meet his sweetheart who matched him (and then some) in the laughter department. Their engagement session spread out all over Los Angeles. We met first in Glendora at Big Tree Park. A place that was nostalgic for them--a frequent home of cuddles and sweet nothings. Then we ventured to Manhattan Beach where they put on their date night outfit and stepped even closer to each other. They walked along the boardwalk, danced on the pier, snuggled on life-guard stations, told stories, raced and tackled each other in the sands as the sun dipped behind the evening haze. 

I texted Andrew shortly after our session while going through images, "I think I am excited for your session for a really special reason. You guys progressively seemed to fall into each other as pictures took place. Posing gave away quickly to moments enjoying each other...and...and you look strong Andrew. You look strong and overjoyed and giddy all at the same time...and I watched as Jen leaned into that and let that happen." There is this real authenticity that I particularly love about this session... | LKM

Happy Birthday Kristen Dalton Wolfe! | Los Angeles Wedding Photographer

Happy Birthday to this lovely lady today! Kristen, I hope this year of 'firsts' is rich with wonder. I hope this birthday and this first christmas as a newlywed is wrought with joy and precious memories and new traditions! Blessings girl! | To learn more about Kristen's heart and passion, check out her website http://sheismore.com/.  | lkm Kristen-Dalton-Celebrity-Wedding-Photography-The-Vineyards-Simi-Valley_0132

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Kristen J. Dalton | Los Angelas Wedding Photography | Beverly Hills Bridal Portraits | teaser


 {Los Angelas Bridal Portrait Session | Miss USA 2009 Kristen Dalton | Summer 2013} I'm absolutely falling in love with bridal portrait sessions; a session within weeks of the wedding where the bride and I get to bond, get beautiful, get crazy, get comfortable, do a few trial runs, practice working with the body, the dress, the shoes, the hair...it's like an epic dress rehearsal that delivers epic images that may or may not be POSSIBLE on a wedding day. While it started in the south, west coast is picking up on the trend to have a few of these images shared at the wedding itself. Fun stuff. Love love loved my time with Kristen a week before her wedding. More sparkly goodness coming soon :) | lkm

Andy + Rachael | Padua Hills Engagement Session | Claremont California | Los Angelas Wedding Photographer {Inspiration: Yellow, Stripes, & Chill}

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What a beautiful afternoon!! The sun mixed with a soft haze to create a soft, glowy, romantic atmosphere. Andy needed some insisting at first. (grin) It feels weird--I get it--to have somebody ask you to kiss..for a long time. and like it. and LOOK like you like it...and THEN get up in your business and snap pictures of it. I get it! But about 10 minutes into shooting, we hit a stride and i backed off a bit...we found a few stellar spots around Claremont College campus to enjoy each other a bit. Claremont-Wedding-Photographer-Padua-Hills-Engagement-Session-Laura-K-Moore_0003Claremont-Wedding-Photographer-Padua-Hills-Engagement-Session-Laura-K-Moore_0004Claremont-Wedding-Photographer-Padua-Hills-Engagement-Session-Laura-K-Moore_0005Claremont-Wedding-Photographer-Padua-Hills-Engagement-Session-Laura-K-Moore_0002Claremont-Wedding-Photographer-Padua-Hills-Engagement-Session-Laura-K-Moore_0012Claremont-Wedding-Photographer-Padua-Hills-Engagement-Session-Laura-K-Moore_0013Claremont-Wedding-Photographer-Padua-Hills-Engagement-Session-Laura-K-Moore_0008Claremont-Wedding-Photographer-Padua-Hills-Engagement-Session-Laura-K-Moore_0009Claremont-Wedding-Photographer-Padua-Hills-Engagement-Session-Laura-K-Moore_0010Claremont-Wedding-Photographer-Padua-Hills-Engagement-Session-Laura-K-Moore_0011Once done enjoying The Claremont Colleges, we made our way up to Padua Hills...and oh did the foothills deliver. I have a love affair with grass and all things green and sunbeams. I just breathed in the smell of spring blooming...and by this time, I saw Andy & Rachael falling into eachother even more...  Claremont-Wedding-Photographer-Padua-Hills-Engagement-Session-Laura-K-Moore_0014I went to a photographer's conference recently. One of my favorite speakers, Sue Bryce, pushed me to slow down and really aim for a connection with the client. my groom. my bride. the person(s) in front of me who'se trusting me to 'capture them'...not just pose and go. It's easy to get so caught up in racing the sunset or making sure settings are right or your directing them well enough...but taking a deep breath, letting the clients rest, find their moment together and then nudging them to be more vulnerable and relax even more....such a skill...such an art...such a goal... Claremont-Wedding-Photographer-Padua-Hills-Engagement-Session-Laura-K-Moore_0015 Claremont-Wedding-Photographer-Padua-Hills-Engagement-Session-Laura-K-Moore_0016 Claremont-Wedding-Photographer-Padua-Hills-Engagement-Session-Laura-K-Moore_0017 Claremont-Wedding-Photographer-Padua-Hills-Engagement-Session-Laura-K-Moore_0018 Claremont-Wedding-Photographer-Padua-Hills-Engagement-Session-Laura-K-Moore_0019Claremont-Wedding-Photographer-Padua-Hills-Engagement-Session-Laura-K-Moore_0025 Claremont-Wedding-Photographer-Padua-Hills-Engagement-Session-Laura-K-Moore_0021 Claremont-Wedding-Photographer-Padua-Hills-Engagement-Session-Laura-K-Moore_0022Claremont-Wedding-Photographer-Padua-Hills-Engagement-Session-Laura-K-Moore_0028 Claremont-Wedding-Photographer-Padua-Hills-Engagement-Session-Laura-K-Moore_0026Claremont-Wedding-Photographer-Padua-Hills-Engagement-Session-Laura-K-Moore_0027Claremont-Wedding-Photographer-Padua-Hills-Engagement-Session-Laura-K-Moore_0030 My dear friends, I am tickled pink to be trusted with this crazy awesome stage of life for you guys! Can't wait to see you again and celebrate with you both on your wedding day in June! | LKM

Jeff & Abby | Rainy Downtown Engagement Session | Pasadena, California Wedding Photography

{ Jeff & Abby | Rainy Downtown Engagement Session | Pasadena, California Wedding Photography}

Oh my stars. Butterflies are swarming in my tummy. The excitement for these two little love birds is incalculable. I've known Abby since she was a lil' tike. No joke. One of my oldest  family friends.  To see her grown and loved by a good, good man who is humble, tender, loyal, passionate and sincere--i just want to cry and thank Jesus for being so so very good. San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-Green-Gables-Estate-Groomsmen_BAER_0087Check out that rain. Seriously, one of my coldest/rainiest shoots ever. So worth the miseery!! San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-Green-Gables-Estate-Groomsmen_BAER_0086San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-Green-Gables-Estate-Groomsmen_BAER_0080 San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-Green-Gables-Estate-Groomsmen_BAER_0081 San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-Green-Gables-Estate-Groomsmen_BAER_0082 San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-Green-Gables-Estate-Groomsmen_BAER_0083 San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-Green-Gables-Estate-Groomsmen_BAER_0084San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-Green-Gables-Estate-Groomsmen_BAER_0088 San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-Green-Gables-Estate-Groomsmen_BAER_0089 San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-Green-Gables-Estate-Groomsmen_BAER_0090okay, so it was REALLY really cold. So we were trying to see if we could capture our breath...and they were laughing/shivering/snorting all sorts of wonderfulness.San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-Green-Gables-Estate-Groomsmen_BAER_0101the black and white below is abby's favorite :) (and shhh, don't tell her, but i printed it on canvas and am surprising her for her wedding :D)San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-Green-Gables-Estate-Groomsmen_BAER_0091did i mention we got wet? San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-Green-Gables-Estate-Groomsmen_BAER_0092coffee shop subtleties San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-Green-Gables-Estate-Groomsmen_BAER_0093we laughed SO much! San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-Green-Gables-Estate-Groomsmen_BAER_0094we were struttin' around downtown pasadena and saw this hole-in-the-wall bookstore. I mean, it SMELLED like old books. It was fantastic...and we got uber cozy amongst its shelves. mmmmhm. San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-Green-Gables-Estate-Groomsmen_BAER_0095these images (below) are some of my favorite. Jeff & Abby ADORE each other and are just so comfortable together... San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-Green-Gables-Estate-Groomsmen_BAER_0096 San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-Green-Gables-Estate-Groomsmen_BAER_0097 San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-Green-Gables-Estate-Groomsmen_BAER_0098i love the moment below in black and white. the story and journey they've been on these past few years make the tenderness and trust a REALLY big deal San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-Green-Gables-Estate-Groomsmen_BAER_0099 San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-Green-Gables-Estate-Groomsmen_BAER_0102 San-Diego-Wedding-Photography-Green-Gables-Estate-Groomsmen_BAER_0103oh how he loves her


19 days you guys!! can NOT wait to see you soon, shoot your Pasadena wedding. Laugh SO much and celebrate with you guys!! See you on the flipside baby! | lkm