I was so lucky to be apart of the SiteHouse Go Live crew the last two days! Promise Tangeman is an awesome web designer who designs for so many amazing photographers, musicians, etc! She's kind of a big deal! She has these really cool workshops to help you build your website.
The minute I walked in the door I was overwhelmed with Inspiration! It was in every corner! Fashion, interior design, web design, photography, super sweet people -it was all there in one room! I was just trying to soak it all in! Promise is soo doggone talented and super sweet! Her team is sooo amazing!!! It was a pleasure working with them! If yall are in need of a website checkout http://www.sitehousedesigns.com/ they have awesome designs! And try to go to one of her workshops they're totally worth every penny!
Troy & Aimee from Troy Grover Photographers were kind enough to take our portraits! It was nice seeing them again! I got to meet them this summer for their KISS ALBUM launch party HERE
And I just had to photo bomb her bathroom!!! It had the coolest wall design ever!!!
As some of you may know we just bought our first home!!! Not too far from our other home so Im still local. It's pretty exciting but I think the excitement has been over powered by the amount of work we have been doing to it! It's definitely a fixer upper and we've been here everyday working our butts off this past month to have it at least move in ready. We can't afford to fix EVERYTHING that we'd like but we're doing what we can. I made sure to take before pics so you could see the disaster, but the photos don't show the amount of dirt we had to scrub off the walls! Yuck!
I always thought that buying a house would be such a awesome experience! I
told Jack that when we get the keys to surprise me with a big red bow on the
door! I clearly watch too many movies! It was complete opposite of how I
First off the houses that were in our price range was an eye
opener! Stressful. Then you finally find one that you absolutely LOVE!
You picture your life in this home, your kids room, them playing in the
backyard, walking to school etc. Exciting. UNTIL someone outbids you
and your dream house is swept right from underneath your feet! :( Then every
house you tour just reminds you of how perfect the dream house would've been.
Depressing. Then randomly you come across one that you may have
overlooked before and you can see beyond the dirt and cracked tile and you
become hopeful. Little by little you realize that this is where you
should be! There ends up being more perks about this house than the "dream"
house, it just need some TLC and I've realized that the TLC is what makes that
home YOUR home!
So basically we found OUR home! The place we should be!
The place that our boys will grow up,
have their own rooms,
learn to swim,
play in their backyard,
ride their bikes in their culda sac,
and walk to school. Blessed.
For the next couple of weeks I might be MIA because juggling renovating, moving, kid,
baby, and business has been tough work! So I'm gonna take a few weeks to get
unpacked and everything ready for my sons big "5"th birthday and hopefully start
planning a house warming partayyyy! Woop woop! (a lil shoulder bounce) :)
Thanks for reading! And come back soon because I've got some exciting
new things coming up... a photoshoot getting featured on Style Me Pretty,
three new weddings to post and wrapping it up with the last wedding of the
season in December!! Yay! So excited to shoot my first winter wonderland
wedding! That's gonna be cool! Taa Taa for now ;)
We just added some new cement work to the backyard and so glad that we got to
leave my boys prints!
The gorgeous Haydee and handsome Joshua had an intimate wedding in Las Vegas but made sure to bring the party home for a sweet reception that everyone could enjoy! And Boy did everyone have a good time! Their reception was held at the Downtown Anaheim Community Center and they packed it with FOOD! Tons and Tons of FOOD!!! I was in Heaven! Great Food, drinks, and dancing -what more could you ask for! Haydee and Josh are super cute together and all about having a good time! Their love for each other totally shows! Thank you so much for allowing Adam and I to document your wedding reception!
They had a cute activity table set for the kiddos to be entertained for the night! Such a good idea!
Josh was so proud to show off his stunning new wife!
Haydee's sweet aunt blessed the food....
Let the feast begin!!!! And yes they even had a huge pig!
Haydee put together a slideshow of their wedding so that their guests felt like they were there to witness this special moment of their lives!
Some of their lovely guests :)
Whats a wedding without the Macarena!!! So much fun!
Now where do I start... Kim & Caylen have quite the history together! Caylen started out as Kim's brother Jason's best friend from middle school and gradually became her secret crush. Caylen has always had his eye on Kim. The flirtation soon turned into dating! They're families were already close -because of the boys friendship, but didn't know how close they were about to get! This past summer Caylen surprised everyone by popping the question in Hawaii LIVE on the internet where their whole family & friends could share their special moment! I was one of the lucky ones to witness this awesomeness go down! It was sooooo stinkin SWEET! Of course it had me in tears! Happy Tears -because I actually got to see this love evolve from being scared to tell her brother that she was dating his best friend... to now marrying the man of her dreams! The weather was perfect at the Mountain Meadows Golf Course and their wedding was perfect! I feel so lucky to have been able to capture it all! If you know this beautiful couple then you know that they are perfect for each other -they just vibe off one another! I know that they're going to have a long, strong, happy marriage and a hilarious life together!
Kim Clark... has a celebrity ring to it! Doesn't it!!!
Im in love with her Rose Gold wedding rings!!! So pretty and unique!
Poor Kim's feet were swollen from her pregnancy, but that wasn't gonna stop this fashionista from having cute wedding shoes!
Make up Artist Melissa Soriano (email@example.com) really rocked it out with Kim's makeup giving her a soft look with a beautiful Kim Kardashian smokey eye! Follow her on Instagram she's amazing!!
Hair stylist Cherrise LaCour did a beautiful job on giving Kim some soft curls! (Clacour43@yahoo.com) GOSH Kim you are gorgeous!
Now that's a proud mama! Seriously Kim has the sweetest mother everrrrr!!!!
Love me some happy tears...
Meanwhile on the other side of town my lovely second shooter Katy was hangin with the guys!
This handsome groom was getting down on the piano serenading his groomsmen!
Im dying over this color scheme! Fuchsia, Blue, and Chartreuse green are gorgeous together! Who knew!
I love getting the expression of the groom when he first lays eyes on his bride! Priceless!!!
Its always exciting when they add their special traditions to their wedding, like this tea ceremony...
A side moment between a son & father cant get any cuter than this!
Love how they carefully stepped over that broom instead of jumping!!! Soooo cute!!
A kiss for his bride and a kiss for his sweet angel Kaydence!
Proud to announce Mrs. & Mr. Clark!!!
Now that's a gorgeous couple!!!
Gorgeous ladies! If one of these beautiful ladies look familiar its because I also shot Kim's sister Jennifer's wedding last November! Click here to check it out :)
Marina created these gorgeous bouquets & centerpieces! firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim was so lucky to have her sister Melissa, owner of Pretty Little Pastries (ThePrettyLittlePastries@gmail.com), create this sweet dessert table! Gotta check her out on Instagram too!
Now remember when I said they are going to have a HILARIOUS life together... well this is what I mean! Anyone who enters their wedding reception dancing like this is a blast to be around!!!
Caylen & his mom surprised everyone with a choreographed dance! It was AWESOME! Im totally gonna steal this idea for my boys wedding! ;)
Kim & Caylen must be special people to have kept strong friendships with their childhood & high school friends!
Officiant: Pastor Shelton Ervin
Music: DJ O.N.E www.djonemusic.com (he was awesome!!!)
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.