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First of all, before I go forward with this next post, I just wanted to take a moment again to say THANK YOU to everyone for the outpouring of love and all of the heartfelt comments on our last blog post about my father's passing. We have felt an overwhelming amount of caring and warmth from so many people, it is hard to be down when we feel so much support surrounding us. Each comment has been a ray of sunshine and it is much appreciated! Now onto to good stuff:

Virginia + John were married on June 27th at the Summit House in Fullerton. This day has been a long time coming. Virginia + John had originally booked us two years ago for June of 2008, but only a few days after our original meeting did I receive a message from these two sweet people that they wanted to postpone the wedding for another year because they wanted to finish school first. Of course I was more than happy to hold a date that far in advance for such a sweet couple, they were super personable and affable from the very beginning!

Recognize Virginia + John?! Check out the engagement session we shot with them back in February.
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vjwed_002.jpgvjwed_003.jpgThe first glance!
vjwed_004.jpgvjwed_005.jpgMy favorite shot of the day!
vjwed_006.jpgHair and make-up provided by my talented sister Nicole DeAnne...I'm telling you, Virginia was GORGEOUS on her wedding day! Thanks Nicole!
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Second favorite shot of the day.
vjwed_009.jpgvjwed_010.jpgJohn has super sensitive eyes, love this expression below, lol!
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vjwed_025.jpgvjwed_026.jpgvjwed_027.jpgvjwed_028.jpgvjwed_029.jpgJustin's brilliant ring magic.
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The two years was WELL worth the wait, what a great day! Click here to view more photos with their online slideshow.
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Kayleen T. said:
What a beautiful couple and wedding and wow to Justin's ring magic skills!
(08.04.09 05:19 PM)
Stephanie Osborne said:
You guys rocked this wedding, this is the best I have seen from you yet! Great set!
(08.04.09 05:43 PM)
Trisha said:
awesome images! what a beautiful bride! and loove that ring shot. it's fierce.
(08.04.09 06:21 PM)
Yuka photo art said:
breathtaking photographs! My fav with the rings....soo creative!
(08.04.09 07:12 PM)
Sarah Rhoads said:
HOLY COW. you cats always know how to one up yourselves!!
(08.04.09 07:13 PM)
Christian said:
These are all such great shots! The natural light shows are just amazing! John + Virg, great choice on the location! Glad I was able to be there! Wouldn't have missed it for the world! :) -Christian
(08.04.09 08:05 PM)
Meredith said:
I want her dress & flowers please. WOW these totally blowe awesome out of the park!!!! Great job! gorgeous wedding. gorgeous bride. gorgeous pictures to show it.
(08.05.09 03:32 AM)
Courtney said:
GORGEOUS!! How on earth do you do it? :) and what a stunning bride and groom, they'll make beautiful babies one day. :)
(08.05.09 06:06 AM)
johnwaire | photo said:
that ring shot is just TOO cool!
(08.05.09 07:50 AM)
Jerry said:
ABSOLUTELY AWESOME SET, GREAT WORK!
(08.05.09 09:48 AM)
Dominoe Imus said:
Oh my gosh LOOOOVE the shot with the flower girls!! They look like fairies from A Midsummers Nights Eve!!
(08.05.09 10:09 AM)
Paige Green said:
oh my gosh! Virginia, Jill and Alyse, they all look BEAUTY-FULL!!! I am so happy you were able capture her amazing day beautifully (as you did mine!)
(08.05.09 03:28 PM)
ellie grover said:
You guys do the most beautiful work, I absolutely LOVE visiting your blog :) Your last post made me cry by the way, so special that you were able to document all of that, what a blessing for years to come...
(08.05.09 04:00 PM)
Emily Beaty said:
Beautiful job - all around!! Y'all are so creative!
(08.07.09 07:49 AM)
courtney Ortiz said:
gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!
(08.07.09 02:00 PM)
jenberry said:
i hardly ever comment, but i couldn't help myself tonight. Holy moly. this is wicked awesome. it starts with the perfect dress shot and ends with a perfect capture of fun momentum and mood.
(08.08.09 09:30 PM)
cassie anne said:
I love the bouquet shot!
(08.09.09 02:06 PM)
Lisa Gilbert said:
Gorgeous! That shoe shot made me drool a little bit.....
(08.18.09 06:36 AM)
Dasha said:
all i can say is wow...the snapshots were taken just at the right moment throughout the wedding..it all looks so natural and elegant...beautiful work!
(08.19.09 12:27 AM)
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Wowzers, we LOVED this wedding from the moment it started until the moment it ended! Ever since their engagement session, we've grown to adore Nancy + Edward. They have been nothing but sweet and kind to us through every interaction that we've had!

Nancy + Edward were married on June 13th. We started the day off at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica for prep shots and the first glance, then headed over to the ceremony at the Bel Air Presbyterian Church , and last we enjoyed a gorgeously dressed reception at the Skirball Cultural Center Museum.
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en_wed_02.jpgen_wed_03.jpgNicole DeAnne busy working her magic on Nancy's hair and make-up!
en_wed_04.jpgWhile I was busy with prep shots with Nancy, Justin was having fun photographing the groomsmen.
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This is probably one of my favorite prep shots I've ever had the chance to be a part of!
en_wed_08.jpgLove this sweet moment with Nancy and her mom.

en_wed_09.jpgen_wed_10.jpgen_wed_11.jpgAn emotional first glance.
en_wed_12.jpgen_wed_13.jpgen_wed_14.jpgMy favorite shot of the day!
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en_wed_27.jpgDetails, details, details, gorgeous!
en_wed_28.jpgen_wed_29.jpgen_wed_30.jpgen_wed_31.jpgMy second favorite shot of the day!
en_wed_32.jpgen_wed_33.jpgen_wed_34.jpgen_wed_35.jpgYes, that would be cake ALL over their faces!
en_wed_36.jpgen_wed_37.jpgen_wed_38.jpgen_wed_39.jpgIt was SUCH a sweet pleasure to work with Anna from Events Of Love & Splendor, they did an amazing job coordinating the day, I would HIGHLY recommend them to all of my future clients!
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Don't forget to check out the complete day by clicking here to view their slideshow!






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Amanda Patrice said:
So. Incredibly. Beautiful. Your work is always so one-of-a-kind and stunning...
(07.11.09 03:12 PM)
Millie said:
Seriously, I think this is one of my favorite from you guys to date. The details, the off camera lighting, the processing, the creativity....every thing you two create is unbelievable.
(07.11.09 03:15 PM)
jackie wonders said:
A-FREAKING-MAZING. you guys really rocked this wedding out!
(07.11.09 03:21 PM)
Brianna@ LFP said:
Amazing as always. One of my favourite weddings :)
(07.11.09 03:24 PM)
Michelle Moore said:
AWESOME use of the tilt in the first shot with the dress + shoes! SUPA AMAZING! The rest of the wedding, is well, fantastic as ALWAYS!! love all your creativities :) xxo
(07.11.09 03:25 PM)
Kayleen T. said:
yay! I love your blog posts! This wedding is amazing and the shots of the groomsmen to the first one of the dress and shoes. Love love it all! This is why you r my fave wedding photographers!!
(07.11.09 03:33 PM)
connieMchung said:
omg amelia. i don't even know where to start. seriously! lol. i knew you guys were the bomb, but seriously, this has to be one of THE BEST weddings ever! the ones of nancy getting ready is truly breathtaking. the shot of her mom and sisters helping with the dress gave me chills! you did such a bomb job capturing moments nancy&eddie will cherish for the rest of their lives. every shot was just focking bomb!!! :) and just looking at these images take me back to that day so imagine what nancy&eddie must feel!!! lol. Nancy! i love you! don't cry! and it was so nice meeting you and justin! you guys rock!
(07.11.09 03:33 PM)
nancy said:
Oh My LORD, Amelia and Justin, we love you two to pieces. really! These images make me feel INSANE cuz I don't know whether to laugh or cry! Thank you for capturing us and our wedding in such a beautiful light... You got all kinds of images that fill me with so much emotion... we will treasure them forever! I love ALL of them! I can't thank you two enough. thank you from the bottom of my heart. Dang! This world is so not ready for your jelly! ;) I LOOOOVE YOU!!!!
(07.11.09 03:45 PM)
Alyssa Lang said:
WOWWWWWWWW. Super rediculously fab guys. One of my all time favs from you! And her dress is amazing!!!
(07.11.09 03:54 PM)
Nicole said:
Just beautiful capture's this whole post is gorgeous, the location & how you have shot them, perfect!
(07.11.09 04:15 PM)
MegRuth said:
Amelia, that shot of her on the couch just after getting into her dress is unbelievable! You and Justin are brilliant.
(07.11.09 04:37 PM)
Trisha Chan said:
omg! LOOOVED this post. everything about it was amazing.
(07.11.09 04:46 PM)
Briony said:
these are fab! fantastic! super! ridiculous! pretty much any word that goes with awesome! ahahah
(07.11.09 05:51 PM)
Sofia said:
Amelia, Your work is amazing. I love it! I wanted to ask you what lens do you use to get such wide shots. For example the ones in front of that awesome bookcase? I mostly shoot with a 24-70. I need to invest in a wide lens :) Thx.
(07.11.09 06:32 PM)
brooke bowland said:
um...what? that did just happen. holy moly. stunning images as always. sorry...but that dress is blowing my mind!
(07.11.09 07:06 PM)
Matthew Wengerd said:
OK, Amelia - The first shot must have been a comp, right? I'm practically brand new to photography, but I'm almost positive physics don't permit two separate focal fields from one lens. Was it a comps of two shots on a tripod? Did you manual these?
(07.11.09 07:47 PM)
Diana said:
Amazing work. I've followed your blog since forever, and this one really blew my mind. Mind if I ask where they got those ADORABLE cake toppers from?
(07.11.09 08:01 PM)
Anda said:
Um. Holy cow. For real. Seriously. I can't get over how stunning every single one of these images is! You guys have been amazing me for a while, but this is BY FAR my favorite wedding from you. I need to look at it a few more times. Wow wow wow, I am sooo excited to meet you in a couple weeks for the workshop. I need to learn some of those secrets!
(07.11.09 08:10 PM)
Anna said:
Love everything about this set of shot! They look like an adorable couple :)
(07.11.09 08:55 PM)
Kip said:
Beautiful and truly inspiring. 2nd ring shot took some cajones.
(07.11.09 10:44 PM)
matt sloan said:
good stuff Amelia! :)
(07.12.09 01:47 AM)
chelo said:
Wow.
(07.12.09 08:12 AM)
Julie said:
Wow! Such an amazing wedding! Absolutely gorgeous pictures.
(07.12.09 09:50 AM)
kristin said:
What a great couple! Wonderful documentation!
(07.12.09 09:52 AM)
Jane Gahng said:
HOLY MOLY!! these images really captured eddie and nancy! you guys were AMAZING with these photos! this was my favorite wedding to attend but even more favorite because of the photos! if my husband and i get married again, we're definitely booking you!!
(07.12.09 10:29 AM)
esther park said:
amelia and justin... these pictures are gorgeous!!! you were able to capture key emotions in your photographs. i love your work!
(07.12.09 11:05 AM)
shannon said:
these are stunning! i think some of my fave wedding shots ever. i LOVE the fist shot with in the library...amazing...
(07.12.09 12:48 PM)
Kristen said:
Awesome photos! I'm curious, did you have any lights set up for the indoor group shots?
(07.12.09 06:10 PM)
Abra said:
Wonderful. These are awesome! The couple look like SO much fun to work with and you did such a great job capturing it all, as usual. I totally want that library in my home now.
(07.12.09 06:10 PM)
alice said:
Every shot was so beautiful! Amelia and Justin you guys are truly talented! I am now a devoted follower :) Amazing work!
(07.12.09 07:53 PM)
heather saunders said:
AMAZING! This is one of my favorites EVER! Just stunning. LOVE the library shots, the plated wall shots are incredible too. Can't wait to watch you work your magic! xoxo
(07.12.09 09:11 PM)
Yuka photo art said:
I love these photographs! Just beautiful!Her dress looks like dress of my dream :-)
(07.12.09 09:41 PM)
AbiQ said:
Oh the dress~ the dress!~! And~ the hotel. Oh that hotel. Yummy. To die for. So jealous. So gorgeous. Amazing as always!!
(07.13.09 04:10 AM)
ChristanP Photography said:
I love the pre-ceremony shots and the lighting techniques you did! Loving your work more and more!
(07.13.09 09:43 AM)
anna brewer said:
amelia!!! i LOVE every single one of these pictures!!! (minus that one of me at the end) :) you and your hubby are AWESOME! thanks for being so outrageously fab! xoxo
(07.13.09 09:55 AM)
Rina Lee said:
The pictures look GREAT!!
(07.13.09 10:06 AM)
Crystal said:
WOW... gorgeous and creative shots. You truely are a talented photographer. :) I would love it if you checked out some of my work on my blog and gave tips. :) www.crystalraephotography.blogspot.com
(07.13.09 10:45 AM)
Vasti said:
O MY GOODNESS! I want to meet this bride. She is absolute perfection!!!!!!
(07.13.09 01:10 PM)
yan palmer said:
wow, feeling so content. you guys do not disappoint.
(07.13.09 02:58 PM)
Terra Dawn said:
What gorgeous everything!! I love that dress...and that reflective image of the groomsmen is soooo awesome!! I love your work.....
(07.13.09 05:34 PM)
Ashley Thalman Photo said:
Damn! That wedding was amazing. My favorite shot? The bride with the dog on the couch.
(07.14.09 12:12 AM)
nancy said:
allo! the bride here again... just wanted to say THANK YOU for all your kind and uber-generous compliments! but my husband says y'all need to stop now or my head may explode (if my heart doesn't first!). ;) To answer a few questions: the gown was custom-made for me to rent, by Vivian at Tomato Weddings in LA and the cake toppers are from goosegrease.etsy.com. The wedding was made beautiful by Amelia Lyon Photography ;) If you would like more info - feel free to contact me. It is the least I can do!!!
(07.14.09 02:13 AM)
Lyndzee of EP said:
Hey there you freakishly talented homies!! I LOVE this whole wedding and your choice of favorites. My personal favorite?? The one from above with the hands passing the program,,,, awesome!!!
(07.14.09 07:36 PM)
Nate said:
Amelia, you are an artist and a genius with light. Your images ooze with visual poetry unlike I've ever seen. I've searched my whole life for my calling and found nothing; you've found your purpose and I greatly admire that.
(07.14.09 10:48 PM)
kristen said:
Incredible. Just incredible. So inspiring.
(07.14.09 11:21 PM)
MaeMae said:
I just found your work and it's AMAZING!!! Here's a little blog love: http://maemaepaperie.blogspot.com/2009/07/worlds-best-puffy-dress.html.
(07.15.09 02:10 AM)
Kayla said:
WOW! These are all so fabulous! I love them all!
(07.15.09 07:24 AM)
Alen Abdula said:
I just came across your blog. Great stuff, keep it up, you're in my Google Reader... :)
(07.15.09 08:07 PM)
feuza said:
What a dress and that bookshelf oh my, these had such a vintage hollywood glam to it! love them~
(07.16.09 10:03 PM)
ajira said:
gor.ge.ous!!
(07.17.09 02:09 AM)
Betsy, La Vida said:
SHAZAM!!! Holy cow, I think it's impossible for me to choose a fave. If someone twisted my arm, I would have to say the wide angle library shot with the two of them. But seriously, they're all amazing!
(07.17.09 08:48 AM)
Kisha@Sahara Blue said:
wow. i've just found your blog and am blown away by your talent. this may be one of the most amazingly photographed weddings I've seen. such a unique style. i'm definitely bookmarking you!
(07.18.09 09:24 AM)
alec vanderboom said:
really like the groups shots as always. and great detail shots.
(07.18.09 10:31 PM)
kristine [trendsetting wedding] said:
Wow. Beyond beautiful! Great job!
(07.19.09 10:09 PM)
Alison said:
Beautiful! Amazing dress and I am in love with the wall with the platters on it!
(07.21.09 09:34 AM)
Paul said:
These are beautiful. You two find the coolest backdrops for your subjects. I love the plate wall and the bookcase...you guys just rock!
(07.22.09 04:19 AM)
imthiaz houseman said:
wow, look at that dress! amazing job, love this series.
(07.22.09 12:22 PM)
deborah brandon said:
so beautiful - so breathtaking - you incredible images are SO inspirational !!!
(07.23.09 11:19 PM)
Candice said:
I'd like to say that this wedding is absolutely amazing and the venue, ugh! To DIE for!
(07.25.09 05:20 PM)
smittengreta said:
wowwwww... these are freaking awesome... all of 'em!
(07.26.09 08:55 PM)
Whitney Warner said:
This dress is seriously amazing! I want one!!!
(07.27.09 10:09 AM)
Maya Laurent said:
I love with the ones with the books in the background!!!!
(08.01.09 07:37 AM)
ajenya said:
so gorgeous!!!!
(08.19.09 12:45 PM)
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