Heather and Josh

These two met in 2011 but didn't officially start dating until 2014, which was the best decision they ever made. They married on a beautiful, hot, summer day in California surrounded by family and friends.  They spent their day soaking in each others love and laughter.   Heather walked down the isle with her two handsome sons, and the couples beautiful baby girl was waiting for them at the alter. Being from a blended family, it's incredible to see how much Josh embraces her boys and takes them as his own. Your heart could explode with how much love he has for Heather and their little family. I am positive everyone would agree this wedding was something for the books.   Starting with the first look, to each and every beautiful moment shared between them, to the amazing laughter throughout the day, every detail was captivating and meaningful. Congratulations you two! <3

Venue: The Orchard- Menifee 

Hair: Heather Dunn

Makeup: Prohmartistry  

Flowers: Floral Sensations

Second Shooter: Jennifer Hahn

Cake: Bo Cakes

PhotoBooth: S'more Play

DJ: JC Entertainment

Stacy and Jesse- Palm Springs Excursion

 Stacy and Jesse are two of the most down to earth people I have ever meet. When we first met for coffee a few months back, we instantly clicked.  I have been DYING to shoot in Joshua Tree and when they said they are outdoorsy people, and that they love Joshua Tree, I was like "LETS GO, RIGHT NOW!"  We started off the day in Palm Springs,  going to a few different locations, then we headed to Joshua tree. Jesse is so sweet and endearing towards Stacy, and she just adores every piece of him. He is a chef and She was a waitress but now  works in the medical field. They met while at work and there was some kind of bet that went on about heart shaped pancakes, and now... they are getting married in just a few short months. They have so much fun stuff planned for their wedding that really is going to show who they are as a couple and it's going to be super super kick ass!!  The love they have and the love that is expressed throughout these photos, is no doubt a real life love story.

If you want to know where those Tacos are from, they are from the Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs. They are THE BEST TACOS I have ever had!  I highly suggest you make that drive out there for them, and the fun atmosphere.  

N + P

Noelia's and Peter's wedding was beyond words. These two are for reals... two peas in a pod. We did things juuuust a little differently and did their first look two weeks before their actual wedding day (at Balboa Park) in order for them to have more time the day of and to just enjoy each other. Even though we did have a little, or a lot of, wind, that didn't stop these two from really taking in the whole day. 

I loved getting to know N and P over the course of the last nine months. Noelia is a sweet soul and Peter is such a down to earth guy.  It's always great when you become friends with your Brides and Grooms. 

Wishing you two lots of love and more. 

Vendors:

Second Shooter/ @imelizabethlauren

Hannah Walker Hair & Makeup /hannah_r_walker@yahoo.com

All Aspects catering and events / allaspectscater@gmail.com

9twentyeightevents.com / sara@9twentyeightevents.com

Monikerwarehouse / aly@monikergroup.com

Chiavari Chair rental Sd / rita@chiavarichairrentalsd.com

Pixster Photo booth / trevor@pixsterphotobooth.com

2 Filmz Studio/  jbraswell@2filmzstudios.com

DJ/ DJ Vinny 

 

 

 

Blogging

I can't believe it's Friday already. Between editing, my little and I being sick AGAIN, this week flew by.  I was drinking my coffee, while baby napped, and I realized that I SUCK at blogging my sessions. I admit, I use my Instagram as a platform for my "blogging " and I probably should start showing more of my work on here.  While, I can't show all sessions, because I want to respect the privacy of my couples and my families, here are just a few things I've been working on in the mean time :)

 

 

 

 

 

Dance Studio Wedding- T&K

T and K are two of the sweetest souls you will ever meet. They both have a giant love for music, each other, and God. Their wedding was on a Tuesday and it was so laid back and fun.  I came a few days before to check out the lighting and help set up a little and as I was there, K started to play the guitar and sing. IT WAS AMAZING, YA'LL!! Their wedding was so much fun and they had two of  my personal favorite foods... In N Out and Krispy Kream's. I am so excited to share this sneak peak of their special day.

 

Main Photographer: Alexes Lauren Photography; Second shooter: Karissa Morgan at http://www.karissabreannphotography.com; Assistant: Ime'Unique Johnson @ImeUniqueJohnson

Brittany and Chad Wedding Sneak Peek

 It's always really great when old friends contact me to take their photos, but it's ten time better when they ask me to photograph their wedding day for them. I am very excited to finally share this sneak peek from Brit & Chad's wedding!!!  This was such a beautiful wedding in Newport Beach and the weather was PERFECT! These two are the definition of true love. The way they care and love for each each other is beyond words.  While Brit and Chad exchanged vows, Brit also had some vows for Chads daughters. I don't think there was ONE dry eye in the house, I know I was holding back the tears the whole time. Here is a tiny piece of their beautiful day :)

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Thank you again to my two shooters, Alex and Jennifer! You girls ROCK

Engagement- B&C

I am very excited to share this engagement session. I have been looking forward to this since they booked their wedding with me :). B and I went to middle school and high school together, so I feel honored that I am going to be photographing their wedding this coming August. Here are some photos from their beautiful lake engagement. 

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Not so MIA

If you have been to my little corner of the internet, and visited my blog portion of it, you will see that I have not posted on here since April :(.  I have been so busy, which I LOVE, that I honestly have not even been able to sit down and get all my post for the last few months together. I promise you, there will be tons coming soon. For more of my recent work, please check out my Instagram  or feel free to email me :)

 

 Until next time!!

 

-Alexes 

 

 

Pretty Gypsy Cosmetics

HELLO people of the internet! My dear friend, and owner of Pretty Gypsy Cosmetics, is here to hang out for the day!!! She makes the most beautiful eyeshadow you have ever seen, out of her cute little beach house! I am totally obsessed with it, and her (she is my spirit animal :) ). I don't wear eye-makeup every often, but lately, I have been rocking this left and right! Here is a little behind the scene look of her shoot last week!

Check out her Instagram @PrettyGypsyCosmetics and while you are there, go to her shop and see all of her new pretty colors! 

 

 

L, C and P

I love being able to reconnect with old friends. I got the opportunity to take photos of this family last week and it was a blast! Watching L's son play around and explore in the water, reminds me of when I was little and wanting to be outside all day.  The love this family shares is beyond words. 

Happy Thursday :)

J and A Maternity Session

Last week I got to do a session with some friends that I went to high school with. They are expecting their first child next month!!! These two have the sweetest souls and it was so much fun to take their photos, chat about life and just hang out. I am so excited for them to have their little bundle of joy arrive very soon! 

Are they not just so perfect?! and J is glowing! I can't wait for their Fresh48 when baby comes!!!

Ryan Sisters

Last week I got to hang out and take some pictures of some old friends of mine. We grew up cheerleading together, so this was a really special shoot for me. Kendyl, is graduating from Hygienist school and Kayli is about to graduate and become a Physical Therapist Assistant! I am so proud of these two! 

Congrats to both of you girls!