I had the privilege of shooting another wedding with my sweet friend Brittney Hannon in the beautiful city of Palos Verdes, Ca. Jeff and Brittney are seriously the cutest couple ever! They were so funny and down to earth! Their gorgeous wedding was held at the La Venta Inn overlooking the ocean. Talk about stunning!!! I feel so lucky to have been apart of their special day, thank you so much Brittney for bringing me along! Its always a blast shooting with you!
When Kim texted me a picture of her side view asking, "how many months do I look?" -I was beyond happy for her! They are good friends of ours and we know that they are going to be awesome parents! I was such an honor to be able to photograph such an important moment in their lives! I love you guys!!!
Boy or Girl?
It's a GIRL!!!!!
When I heard that the presidents usually stay at the Millennium Biltmore hotel in Downtown Los Angeles I was beyond excited to shoot a wedding there with Mark Martinez. The hotel is amazing and super fancy. We had so much fun taking photos of Alison and Matt around the city. They were such a sweet easygoing couple -I wish them nothing but the best! Thank you so much Mark for having me there with you!
I was extremely honored to be apart of this wedding, not only because it was a super sweet couple at a stunning venue but because it was for a great cause! You may remember me talking about an amazingly talented photographer Anthony Carbajal who was diagnosised with ALS and could not finish his 2014’s weddings. My sweet friends Maria Longhi and Jenna Petersen told me that they were donating their time to shoot one of his weddings for him and I knew I just had to get in on this giving action!
I didn't know Anthony but his story is so moving and to think that what happened to him could happen to any of us! This industry is full of supportive people, Anthony managed to get enough wedding photographers to donate their skills and time to cover the rest of his wedding season and I am beyond grateful to be one of them!
Ivette and Eddie are such an awesome couple! They held their gorgeous wedding at Rancho Las Lomas in Orange County. This venue was amazing!!! The tall trees made you feel like you were in an enchanted forest! Ivette added little touches from the movie The Notebook. Your going to love the cake its sooo creative! Thank you soooo much Maria & Jenna for allowing me to tag along, I am forever grateful!
This might be one of my favorite outfits from Promise Tangeman's fashion shoot series! I loved the rugged leather jacket with the girly skirt paired with a graphic tee shirt and some stylish statement jewelry from the new 31 bits collection. I love the edgy/girly look! And that hair!!!!! OMG its so big and fun!!!!
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.