These last two years have been full of excitement for my older brother Chris and we couldn’t be more happy for him! He met the love of his life, announced their pregnancy, proposed, and got married a week before their son was born. All of that in one year! They promised to have a wedding reception after their baby was born and here we are, exactly one year later, witnessing their vows and celebrating their love with all of their friends and family at the Arcadia Woman's Club! They have definitely paved their own path and this beautiful relationship has blossomed right before our eyes. They have so much love and respect for each other! Both of them are such fun easy going people and they just wanted to throw a big fiesta and dance the night away with all their loved ones.
Chris and Alex I love you both so much -separately and as a couple! I can always count on you two! Thank you for letting me be apart of your special day! Cant wait for baby #2!!! :)
Diana Luna did a gorgeous job on Alex's makeup. Flawless!
Alex you are stunning inside and out!!!
My aunt Linda, owner of Victoria Ivy Floral Design, did an amazing job on all the flowers and centerpieces!!!
Aww my big bro looks so handsome!!!
As much as I wanted to leave my camera at home and enjoy the wedding with the rest of the wedding party – I realized that I would just have my phone out the whole time trying to snap pictures anyway, so might as well photograph the wedding for them! I couldn’t have experienced the best of both worlds (being a bridesmaid and the photographer) if it wasn’t for the help of my awesome second shooters Jenna & Larry! They were able to capture all the moments that I was included in and rocked it out! You guys were amazing & I appreciate you both!
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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.