My goal for this year was to second shoot as many weddings as I could to build up a solid portfolio! I got a few in before I got sick... but not as many as i had planned! I saw that my photographer friend just announced that she had booked a wedding, so me being the ansy person that I am asked her if she needed a second shooter. I am the type of person that wont wait to be asked… Jack can definitely vouch for that ! I pretty much asked him to ask me to be his girlfriend! I told him when I was ready to get married so feel free to ask away lol! What can I say… I know what I want & I don’t like to wait to see what happens, I try to make it happen… sometimes it’s a good thing & a bad thing! In this scenario it was a great thing!
Abbey Lunt allowed me to be apart of her team for the day! We are both in the same boat… started in September, starting to book weddings, & willing to hustle to build our portfolio! She’s pretty awesome!
Our bride & Groom were high school sweethearts… Young love! He was in the military & she was going to leave with her man! The wedding was a beautiful backyard wedding in Yucaipa, they brought the beach to them! Literally… they shipped in sand for the ceremony!
The happy couple signing their marriage license...
They took some time from all the fun & dancing to take some lovely sunset photos! The lighting was a photographers dream come true!!!
Their love shines through all their photos!!!
Thanks Abbey for letting me join your team for the day! Loved working with you!
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.