Michele & Brad :: Aspen Club House – Apple Valley California Wedding Photography

Today’s wedding was one of the best wedding we ever shot! 🙂 After driving miles away to Apple Valley, we got few hours before the ceremony to take bunch of pictures which is great!

When we first met Brad and Michele for the engagement session, we know that we gonna have awesome pictures. They showed us how lovely, cheerful and playful couple they are. Everyone in the wedding venue is so joyful, even the bride, groom, bridesmaids and groomsmen asked us to take pictures of them do planking! It’s lying down flat with arms to the side, to mimic a wooden plank. They were so excited for the pictures and so do we!

Michele and Brad have known each other for about ten years, as time passed where they get along with each other then that’s when they knew that they are meant to be together by God’s love. The sweetest thing is Brad proposed Michele on Christmas Eve , it’s the greatest Christmas gift that Michele ever got.

Today in front of family, friends and also the cool Pastor with his Scotland national uniform, Brad and Michele tying their knot for a new journey as Mr. and Mrs. Barnes.
Congratulations again Michele & Brad!

I love ring shot. So, i always taking my time to shoot wedding rings. 🙂

I think this is my favorite 🙂

One for One. Toms.

Groomsmen. More like “the Godfather” 😀

Bridal Plank. what is Planking? Check it out HERE.


me : “sir, can you please kiss her cheek”
dad : “muach”
me : “ng.. just a tad please. do not crush her”
dad : “but i love her so muchhhhh….”

Their very first kiss. Ever. They’ve been together since more than 4 years ago. After 30-seconds-first-kiss, the priest said, “I almost embarrassed”

“Mr. & Mrs. Brad Barnes”

First Dance

Father-Daughter dance.

“All the single ladies, all the single ladies…..”

“DIVE…DIVE…DIIIVVEEE…. @#$~>!?,%!”

Venue : Aspen Clubhouse – Apple Valley – 10741 Lakeshore Drive, Apple Valley, CA 92308, Phone: (760) 247-9195

Make Up Artist : Marlene Martinez – cremedelafemmechic@yahoo.com – www.facebook.com/MakeupByLeMer

Photobooth : www.feyphotobooth.com | mention Melvin Gilbert Photography and get 20% Discount 🙂

DJ : Wordofmouth Entertainment – http://wmepresents.com/

Desiree Gahr & Seth McCarthy :: The San Diego California LDS Temple Wedding Photography

There was beautiful weather on Desiree and Seth’s wedding day. The young couple was getting happily married at their beautiful church, the San Diego California LDS Temple with the blessings of many others.  Beautiful, sophisticated and delightful, was my impression of Desiree; tall, modest and kind was my impression of Seth. The couple was perfect for each other.

While the bride was getting dressed and pampered by her team of bridesmaids, the groom was nervously waiting for his wife-to-be while getting himself into the tuxedo. I never thought I’d see such a big team of groomsmen and bridesmaids, 9 and 8 of them respectively. But without any suspicion, I knew it was only because the couple was truly loved by their families and friends. Do you feel the love and support from the crowd? While they were the center of attention on that day, the couple didn’t forget to have fun with their friends while respecting their families either. On the one hand, you have the groomsmen goofing off a little seeing their brother getting married. The ladies though, all came in different shades of green, which complimented bride while maintaining their individualities. The girly pink shoes they all wore uniformly symbolized their friendship and sisterly love them had for the bride. Families in the back were all in rejoicing for the couple and for sure, the couple themselves was just so fond with each other. It was a perfect harmony.
The wedding wasn’t in any way overly extravagant. The couple to me was peaceful and down to earth. At the witness of their family and friends, Desiree and Seth finally got married and were ready to move on to the next stage of their lives together. With my best wishes to the couple, here I present to you, the wedding photos of Desiree and Seth.

San Diego, California

Kimbrie & Thomas :: Vandenberg Air Force Base – Lompoc, California Wedding Photography

I just got back from Lompoc, CA shooting Kimbrie & Thomas’ weeding at Vandenberg Air Force Base (http://www.vandenberg.af.mil/). Check out their engagement session HERE.

This time I got a little locked out in the hallway because the ladies takes their time to get ready, so i got to spend a little more time to get different looks of their wedding rings. 🙂 so, please let me know which one is your favorite.

ps. Catering by Popolo Rotisserie Cafe and Catering (www.PopoloCatering.com), the food was delicious. SPECIALLY the potatoooo… aarrgghh.. i’m craving their potato now..

Proud mom…

Bestman and Maid of Honor…

Tom’s expression = priceless…

Kimbrie with her uncle, Bob…

This is my first wedding that i shot, the bride sing during the ceremony. It was a surprise for the groom. Her voice is amazing! i got goosebumps while shooting this. i am serious. GOOSEBUMPS. O_O i wish the DJ recorded that. I want it. I want to download it to my iPod. :p

Sal, Kimbrie’s friend, help her sing this song as a duet.

He couldn’t hold the tears. Her voice was just unbelievable! again, i got GOOSEBUMPS. O___O

First kiss. 🙂

Mr & Mrs. Thomas Garcia.

First Dance

Another angle during the first dance.

I can tell that she is soooooo happy. 🙂

ok. last image for the day.

Jose & Bertha’s Kimberly Crest House & Gardens American Legion Mikan Lounge Wedding Photography

It was a beautiful day and this couple was celebrating their lovely wedding day at Kimberly Crest House Gardens American and after party at Legion Mikan Lounge. They had chosen a gorgeous outdoor venue that was filled with romance.

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