I had the extreme privilege of joining one of my idol photographers and hilarious friend, Maria Longhi, for Amanda and Ilan's stunning wedding in Temecula, Ca. Amanda did such an amazing job at creating a beautiful vintage romantic ambiance at the gorgeous Lake Oak Meadows venue. It was so awesome to see how they incorporated their Jewish traditions into their beautiful modern ceremony and reception. I felt so lucky to be a part of their beautiful day, not only was it a gorgeous wedding but Amanda and Ilan were beyond sweet! Thank you for having me, Maria.
While Maria was photographing the beautiful ladies, I was hanging with the cool guys!
I absolutely love when couples exchange gifts or love notes before seeing each other! Its always so emotional!
First looks always give me goosebumps!!!
I'M JANELLE MARINA
Wife, Mama Shark, + Photographer.
Most days, you'll find me in mismatched socks and a top knot, working behind my computer with a smile on my face, listening to Zac Brown Band and R&B
--or, dancing in the kitchen with my 3 littles and hunka husband, seeing who could come up with the coolest dance moves. I'm a wedding photographer, West Elm lover, aspiring advocate for our buddies with special needs, and a Certified Dreamer since 1986. We live in a cozy city in Southern California and are always up for a good adventure. I enjoy telling stories with my camera, grubbing on spicy food, and solving the latest Dateline case.