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Peter + Vanessa | Hidden Oaks Rancho Cucamonga California Wedding Photography | Sunset Session

 {Peter + Vanessa | BUGBEE-JOHNSON WEDDING | Upland, California | 06.16.12} As I was editing some of my very favorite sweetheart images from P + V's wedding day, I wanted to share a few! One of the biggest things that struck me about P  + V's wedding was their love and concern for those coming to celebrate with them! These two were so intentional as they planned their wedding ay and did their absolute best to cater to the different needs of guest, kept guests and family in the loop while planning, asked me a plethora of questions that would make sure they capitalized on as much photo time as they could--they were brilliant! Since they opted not to see each other before the ceremony, we knew we would have to really be attentive to the time constraints for their post-ceremony pictures without making guests wait too long. That interlude is often pretty tricky to navigate. After their reception grand entrance, we b-lined it straight to sunset picture time. While guests enjoyed food and bonding, we embraced the golden sunlight spilling into the back of the property! We whipped out some stellar images and wonderful memories as they relaxed and got ready to party with friends and family! | lkmlove you guys!

Peter + Vanessa | Claremont, California Wedding Photography | The Bride

 {Vanessa (Johnson) Bugbee | My New Sister! | Claremont, CA | Johnson-Bugbee Wedding 06.16.12} My brother, Peter Bugbee, turned 25 today. Well--yesterday technically. On the 4th. Along with promised fireworks, I was dead set on releasing a few teasers of his brand new bride...i may be 30 minutes late, but alas, beauty still drips and my heart is full as i post a few favorites of Vanessa on her and Peter's wedding day. Happy Birthday Brotha! I love you! | lkm

 So so so much more to come... love you both!

Peter + Vanessa | Southern California Engagement Session | Citrus State Historical Park | Pt.1

 {Peter + Vanessa | Engagement Session | Citrus State Historical Park, Riverside, CA | January 2012 } Last February  I  got an amazing series of phone calls from my brother, Peter.  It started off like this: "Hey sis. So...i have my eyes on someone." Oh my word. Was I thrilled. My brother is pretty amazing. He loves Jesus more than anything and when I heard that Vanessa was the one that had captured his attention, I choked on my asparagus.  He spoke of her heart for others, the way he loved serving with her--and then he told me about her issue with SOCKS and I was sold.  They spent nearly a year dating, getting to know each other better and then when she spent a semester in Africa with her nursing program from APU this past fall, he spoke of his incredible longing for her. My brother...a man...longing for this woman whom he wanted for his bride. He proposed in Africa by the way.... but i'm saving that story, written by my brother, for tomorrow. :) | lkm

the 'how to dip' coaching session was full of belly-laughs your guess is as good as mineThis is Peter talking to my other brother Nathan who was SUPPOSED to have come hang out for the afternoon. Peter arrived at the session, spent an hour cuddling with his fiance and then suddenly gasped and shot a look at Vanessa, "we forgot Nathan." It's kinda funny now -noitisnot- especially remembering Vanessa's look of horror and Peter's genuine look of remorse. I haven't seen Nathan in 9 months....yes, yes I am still bitter.two of my favorites from the day...I vote no glasses for the wedding. What do you think? I get another sister!!! Part Two coming tomorrow :) Along with one of the best proposal stories I've ever heard of... :)