When it comes to tying the knot, couples have more options than ever before. Do you find yourself wondering “Should I elope or have a traditional wedding?”? You are not alone! Gone are the days when a big, traditional wedding was the only way to say “I do.” Today, many couples are opting for a […]

Should I elope or have a traditional wedding?

a bride and groom pose during a palm springs elopement in front of a pink classic car with vibrant florals

Hey there, adventurous souls and free-spirited lovebirds! Victoria here! Your Los Angeles based elopement and couples photographer. Thinking of ditching the big white wedding and opting for an intimate elopement instead? You’re about to embark on a journey filled with spontaneity, romance, and a touch of magic. But fear not, because I have got your […]

Top 10 Elopement Planning Tips

a bride and groom pose in an open space with Joshua Trees in Joshua Tree National Park

Hey there, lovebirds and soon-to-be hitched couples! If you’ve got a shiny new engagement ring on your finger and wedding planning is in full swing, don’t forget to pencil in an engagement session with your trusty Los Angeles wedding photographer. You might be wondering, “Do we really need an engagement shoot?” Well, buckle up, because […]

Why Book a Los Angeles Engagement Session?

a couple poses on a beach during an engagement session with Los Angeles Photographer Photos By Victoria Smith at Newport beach

Are you considering getting married in Palm Springs, California? You are in the right place! Palm Springs is an absolutely stunning background for any event. Today I will be sharing images and details from a recent wedding at The Club at Morningside. As I am sure you can already tell, The Club at Morningside is […]

Palm Springs Wedding

Are you considering having a beach engagement session in the Los Angeles area? Los Angeles is centrally located to several beach locations making the beach a desirable setting for a photo shoot. As a Los Angeles wedding and couples photographer, I spend my fair share of days on the beach documenting love stories. Keep reading […]

3 Tips for Beach Engagement Sessions

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Now that you and your partner are engaged (yay!!) it’s time to document the occasion with an engagement photoshoot. But where do you even begin? There are so many Pinterest worthy photos and inspiration blogs out there that it can be a challenge to plan a photo shoot that is unique to you and your […]

Ways to Make Your Engagement Session Unique

a couple shares a meal during an engagement session at taco bell with los angeles based photographer photos by victoria smith The couple sits at a taco bell table and enjoys a fast food lunch in a booth at taco bell in Los Angeles

How can I book a photography session in Laguna Beach? The laguna area has several locations that are perfect for engagement, couples, or family sessions. In this blog I will share some location options as well as the permitting process for gaining access to these Laguna beaches. Booking a session in the Laguna beach area […]

Laguna Beach Photography Session

greenery at picnic beach in Laguna

I never say no to Laguna beach engagement sessions! Laguna Beach has several stunning locations for engagement sessions. This couple picked the most adorable secluded area at Picnic Beach for their session, and I could not be happier with the results! Keep reading to see more from their engagement session in Laguna! Michelle and Manuel […]

Laguna Beach Engagement Session

How to obtain proper permits for a Joshua Tree National Park Wedding Joshua Tree National park is a popular destination for weddings and elopements. With stunning views and beautiful weather, we have to agree that it serves as a perfect location! Joshua Tree does require that you get a permit to host a special event, […]

How To Get Wedding Permits in Joshua Tree

Travel Agents and Destination Weddings Planning a wedding can be stressful, we get it! However, if you are looking to plan a destination wedding, a travel agent may be able to help with some of your biggest pain points. Today we are sharing insight from Alyssa Tobin, a travel agent and 2023 bride currently planning […]

Using a travel agent when planning a destination wedding

a bride and groom pose during a palm springs elopement in front of a pink classic car with vibrant florals