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You saw their engagement session, now experience the wedding of Danah + Ahmad. The lovely couple was married on August 15th at The Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel. If we had only two words to describe this wedding it would be "simply classic". With white as their only wedding color, Danah's simple white dress, and Ahmad's classic black suit, it was truly a breath of fresh air. Danah's dress will definitely go down as one of the top ten wedding dresses we've ever laid eyes on, and Ahmad's black suit was bold and timeless!
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adwed002.jpgadwed003.jpgMy favorite shot of the day! Danah was a gorgeous bride!
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adwed020.jpgadwed021.jpgThe reception, again, was simply classic. There was white flowers and white linen everywhere. Only Danah + Ahmad's closest friends and family were in attendance. 
adwed022.jpgadwed023.jpgMy favorite "detail" of the day (well, I feel bad calling a person a detail, but this person really added to the overall mood of the day), the wedding singer! He was an amazing vocalist that sounded just like Nat King Cole and did a great impersonation of Louis Armstrong.
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As with all of our clients, we feel super blessed to have been a part of such an amazing experience and moment in time. Congratulations to Danah + Ahmad! Click here for their online slideshow!

*A quick thank you to Kary H. Events for beautifully organizing Danah + Ahmad's wedding day!




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John Edgar said:
They say you're the best in the industry for a reason.. these images are the reason. I genuinely never stop being amazed and awed by the art that you produce. If I ever get married, I hope you'll be there.
(09.23.09 11:54 PM)
matt sloan said:
awesome! :)
(09.23.09 11:54 PM)
jackie wonders said:
radical...yet again :)
(09.24.09 12:25 AM)
bobbi said:
You're incredible Amelia&Justin... INCREDIBLE! And your clients.... GORGEOUS!!!! DOUBLE WHAMMY!
(09.24.09 05:14 AM)
Jane Hasty said:
Stunning!
(09.24.09 06:18 AM)
Krista Photography said:
These two are gorgeous, and I'm loving the images!
(09.24.09 06:39 AM)
Chad Zellner said:
If this post were a sandwich I would order 5 of them and eat as much as I could and save the rest for a snack later. Awesome =)
(09.24.09 07:12 AM)
Emily Faulknor said:
Gorgeous! Wow, wow, wow, you nail it every time. I love that window shot with both of them. Always fresh and creative. Great job!
(09.24.09 08:25 AM)
rachel darley said:
everything about the photos and what they've captured have taken my breath away. Simply gorgeous!!!!!!!!!
(09.24.09 09:01 AM)
Michele B said:
I'm in love with the shot of the two of them under the chandelier. This post is mind melting!
(09.24.09 09:34 AM)
Alyssa Lang said:
Gah! So good! You guys just kill it at every wedding!
(09.24.09 10:59 AM)
will parris said:
Love it! the stair shots of them (all of them :D), the ring shot & the first dance shot are classic!
(09.24.09 05:33 PM)
Char Baiz said:
these are amazing photos! Where did you learn how to use light in such amazing ways?
(09.24.09 05:53 PM)
yan palmer said:
just incredible.
(09.24.09 08:43 PM)
Austin said:
What a beautiful wedding! So inspired by the moments you capture! Classic! Stylish! Hope you guys are doing well! Let's get some grub sometime!
(09.25.09 09:59 AM)
nancy said:
wowzers! these two are unfairly gorgeous and the wedding is stunningly classic! you had me drooling with every image! I love the ones in front of the window and on the stairs!
(09.25.09 03:37 PM)
angie said:
I love the reception details. They are a perfect couple in everyway! I LOVE your getting ready shots, they always make me feel happy:)
(09.26.09 08:13 AM)
Jeff Thompson said:
I LOVE your second favorite shot of the day!! Definitely my favorite!
(09.26.09 09:13 AM)
sally said:
fabulous, elegant and timeless work. bravo.
(09.27.09 05:03 AM)
Chelsey said:
Love her hair so much. Awesome pics!
(09.27.09 06:59 PM)
Tina dela Rosa said:
These images are simply gorgeous! Bravo!
(09.27.09 09:26 PM)
Becka @Studio222 Photography said:
Gorgeous! Love that ring shot!
(09.28.09 07:50 PM)
Lisa Gilbert said:
SO lovely. I adore the tones, very elegant and warm. I'm sure you've made this bride and groom very very happy.
(09.29.09 05:26 AM)
Irene Frankhouse said:
What an amazing wedding, and you captured it so beautifully!
(09.29.09 11:25 AM)
Kristen said:
your use of light is extraordinary. i'm so inspired.
(09.29.09 02:55 PM)
Ryel said:
The lighting makes this wedding look vintage i love it! Very unique and great style!
(09.29.09 06:01 PM)
Danielle said:
Beauuutiful work! I love the couple shots! I also love how you shot the rings connecting with the cake! Brilliant!
(09.29.09 06:02 PM)
The Memory Journalists said:
So gorgeous I can hardly stand it! Amazing work! What a lovely couple. I can see the love. Very moving.
(09.30.09 04:08 PM)
Emilie said:
OMG!!! What a stunning bride!!! Gorgeous photos!!
(10.01.09 04:00 PM)
stephanie said:
I am just in awe of this wedding! I feel blessed to come across a wedding that has WOWed me! Im still shopping around for a planner and I think I finally found them Kary H events. Plus the dress and wedding singer ..please can I have the info!! THANKS!
(10.02.09 02:45 PM)
amelialyon said:
Stephanie, thanks for your sweet compliment! I believe that Kary from Kary H. Events would have all of that info. Best of luck to you!!
(10.02.09 03:05 PM)
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Maria + Alvin were married on August 1st. We had such a fun weekend at their wedding in San Francisco. Not only was it an awesome wedding, but Justin and I were celebrating our 7 year anniversary the very next day! Maria + Alvin's wedding was a perfect excuse to get away to one of our favorite cities, be a part of a wedding, and remember how important marriage is!
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ma_wed002.jpgma_wed003.jpgma_wed004.jpgma_wed005.jpgma_wed006.jpgma_wed007.jpgma_wed008.jpgOne of my favorite details about Maria + Alvin's wedding day was that they rented a trolley to take them from place to place. I heart this shot of one of the flower girls:)
ma_wed009.jpgThe ceremony was held at the Notre Dame Des Victoires Church.
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ma_wed028.jpgma_wed029.jpgma_wed030.jpgma_wed031.jpgTheir reception was held at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the room was so beautifully ornate!
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Congratulations to Maria + Alvin for tying the knot, we loved coming all the way to San Francisco to be a part of your fabulous wedding day! Check out more photos by clicking here to see their slideshow.




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Alej Keigan said:
Gorgeous! And now I want a cookie.
(08.21.09 08:57 AM)
anda said:
the photo of you on the trolley is gorgeous! love the ring shot a ton, and also, you guys make me want to do my wedding all over again and have it captured so amazingly as this. you give people awesome memories!! too bad i just discovered wedding photography blogs 5 months ago, haha.
(08.21.09 09:02 AM)
Geoffrey Lang said:
Lovin the Cookie/Ring Sandwich.
(08.21.09 09:09 AM)
Chad Hansen said:
Wow. Amazing work. These are beautiful.
(08.21.09 09:12 AM)
Braedon said:
I love the blurred shot getting out of the trolly and that T/S shot in front of the pillars. Everything's rad. Good work guys.
(08.21.09 09:33 AM)
Austin said:
Wow wow wow you guys laid down the hammer on SF! What a stylish couple and wedding and photographers to match. These images are seriously sicker than swine flu! Something about the groomsmen shot in the alley is so badass! Also the dance shot on the left above the cookies is my fave! That thing belongs on a wall for sure!
(08.21.09 09:43 AM)
Diana Rush said:
Amazingly awesome!!! My fav has to be the one of the brides shoes with the groom in the background holding the bouquet! You always bring such an interesting and new perspective to each wedding! I just love your style!
(08.21.09 10:14 AM)
yan palmer said:
i just love the look you guys have crafted for yourselves. i know this won't come out right, but its sort of a harsh, realistic beauty. perfect combo of light and shadow. keep these posts coming, i love looking at your work.
(08.21.09 10:30 AM)
Marissa Rodriguez said:
GORGEOUS! Happy late anniversary! :) Love the shots in the trolley!!! and that ring shot is so cute!
(08.21.09 10:52 AM)
Emily Faulknor said:
Amelia, you are one of my inspirations. Your stuff is so awesome, creative and fresh. I love this wedding shoot, I love every single photo!
(08.21.09 01:05 PM)
Toni said:
Love the Palace of Fine Arts shots,they look very dramatic! Any idea who the florist was on this wedding? My husband thinks it was Birch...
(08.21.09 01:45 PM)
jackie wonders said:
HOLEE. MOLEE. You guys get better and better and better. LOVED everything :) When's the next workshop??!!!
(08.21.09 01:51 PM)
Kayleen T. said:
i so smiled when I saw a new blog post from you guys in my rss feed and smiled even more after I looked at the pictures, beautiful as always, love your lighting!
(08.21.09 02:38 PM)
Ashley Smith said:
Wow! I'm blown away. These photos are fantastic!
(08.21.09 04:43 PM)
Drew Van Horn said:
What a great collection! These are all awesome. You guys couldn't have captured that wedding any better! Awesome as usual!
(08.21.09 08:34 PM)
Angel said:
What a beautiful wedding! These photographs are awesome! I love all the little details you thought to photogaph! Well done!
(08.21.09 10:44 PM)
Megan Welker said:
you rocked another one guys!! i love coming to your blog! you are such an inspiration! the trolley photos were so much fun, but I must say that ring sandwich sure is making me yearn for some sweets :)
(08.22.09 01:57 AM)
Brady Puryear said:
Freakin Epic!!!
(08.22.09 11:47 PM)
dean ray said:
WoW u've gotta' love fotogs;~) hard 4 me 2 pick just one, awsome shoot!!!!!!! the ring shot is off of the hook. love the bw'zzzzzzz tooooa!!!!! "A MOMENT n TIME" james dean
(08.23.09 07:41 AM)
Yuka photo art said:
Just breathtaking.....
(08.23.09 10:21 PM)
Rochelle (aussie) said:
AWESOME, Love how you caught that grandma kiss!!! I'm wondering if you would share info on which are your 'go to' lenses? Cheers.
(08.24.09 04:37 AM)
Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com said:
What lovely photographs! Congratulations to the newlyweds!!
(08.24.09 02:34 PM)
jonathan said:
love the one with the groom half in the shadow.
(08.24.09 08:52 PM)
Deborah Brandon said:
such a stunning collection of beautiful bridal moments - SOOOO romantic - i totally agree with your comment on how important marriage is !!! wish we'd had amazing photographers capture our special day - the rings in the cookie is SO fabulous :)
(08.24.09 10:01 PM)
Nicole Glenn said:
The ring shot is delicious! The moment you captured with her grandmother is priceless. Thanks for the continued inspiration, you guys rock!
(08.24.09 10:45 PM)
jesi haack weddings said:
love the trolley, love the san fran, love the photogs! Stunning images, as usual!
(08.25.09 09:15 AM)
melissa said:
OMG Amelia! Your work is simply AMAZING! I just love all that you do! You are such an inspiration. Keep up the great work!
(08.26.09 06:22 AM)
Lisa Trent said:
i Love your work. What lens did you primarily use on this wedding? They are all spectacular.
(08.26.09 03:21 PM)
Mese Ugapo said:
You make anyone look like supermodels! True skill displayed by true artists.
(08.26.09 06:37 PM)
Leigh said:
sweet! shots!
(08.27.09 08:08 AM)
pixie sticks said:
the wedding pictures are lovely, but your hair! it always looks amazing. How do you do that cute thing with clipping your hair back like that?? it's perfect.
(08.27.09 11:07 AM)
gaurav khanna said:
great work...love it
(08.27.09 08:02 PM)
Brooke Powell said:
You are just so classy. Love your work
(08.29.09 11:08 AM)
John Johnston said:
Sheer awesomeness. Really love these. both the images and your processing.
(08.30.09 04:49 AM)
Maya Laurent said:
The shot with her and grandmother is so touching!!!!
(08.30.09 07:38 AM)
Kayla said:
These are smokin' hot! Love the locations!
(09.18.09 04:47 PM)
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