Hidden Valley Music Institute
To read the full feature on Style Me Pretty, click here.
Last year I made an announcement on the Broke Ass Bride that I’m giving away a FREE destination wedding. Myka wrote in and I was in LOVE with her story!! That’s before my eyes got blinded by the GORGEOUS engagement ring!!! We went back and forth a few times via email and before you know it, Myka and Georges booked me for their beautiful Carmel Valley wedding. Let’s fast forward to two weeks ago. I seriously fell IN LOVE with Myka and Georges’s friends and families. Everyone I met greeted me with, “You’re the photographer from Chicago!!!”. It was hysterical how they all knew I was from Chicago and how they all greeted me with the same greeting. I had such a blast shooting Myka and Georges wedding. Everything from going to a gallery opening my first night there (long story), to scouting farms for Myka and Georges’s portrait session, to shooting with Danny and Yomi! I’m so blessed that Danny and Yomi both agreed to fly and drive from different parts of California to come help me shoot this wedding. Thank you guys sooooo much!!! I couldn’t have done it without you guys. I seriously love you guys!!! Myka enjoyed her wedding planning so much, she decided to partner up with her best friend and started their own event planning business!! Check out their blog here! Immediately after I got back home, I started to work on Myka and Georges’s wedding pictures right away since the high from their wedding day is still lingering. I got their images done within days. After I showed both Myka and Georges a sneak peek of their wedding images, Myka wrote asking if we can submit their pictures to be published! I immediately replied yes! Well…that was last week. Earlier this week I got an email from Myka saying that Style Me Pretty decided to FEATURE us THIS WEEK on their blog. I was always under the impression that if you ever get featured anywhere, it typically takes up to six months or more for them to feature it because they have so many submissions. Anyway, I am HONORED!!!! Check out this featured article here. Once again, THANK YOU Myka and Georges for choosing me to document such an important day. I love you both and you both will always have a place in my heart!!!
Photography: Melissa Diep Photography
Second Shooter: Danny Mendoza and Assistant: Yomi Foreman
Florals: Sitting in a Tree (Bride’s company)
Wedding Dress: Aidan Mattox from Nordstroms (bride added extra ruffles and strap)
Bride’s Ceremony Shoes: Steve Madden
Bride’s Reception Shoes: BCBG (bride added the black ribbon)
Flower Hairpiece: Forever 21
Groom’s Suit: Banana Republic
Tie, Shirt and Socks: Urban Outfitters
Invitation Design: Cambria Blakely Shaw and reply postcard photograph from bride’s great grandfather
Paper Goods: Sitting in a Tree
Day of Coordinator: Tori Hendrix of Sitting in a Tree (Bride’s business partner)
Painting of Bride: Kelli Murray
Carmel Valley Wedding Photographer
A gorgeous and romantic location for a wedding. I can’t wait to photograph another destination wedding here!!!