The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for a mid November day! We arrived to a bride who was as cool as a cucumber! Jennifer was finishing up the final touches on her bridesmaids bouquets with nothing but smiles on her face. She was more than ready to marry her soul mate! All the beauties were just hanging out getting ready without a worry in the world! I loved it!
Click here to read Jennifer & Steven's Love Story.
Check out her AMAZING wedding gown!!!
UGH! And these shoes are just GAWWGEOUS!!!
You would never guess that her old PROMISE ring is in this bunch! PRISTINE!
One thing that I love & respect about Jennifer is that she is a unique “do it yourselfer”! For her bridal shower she had everyone bring her a brooch and she used them to create her beautiful wedding bouquet! She even has her something old, new, & blue all wrapped up into this work of art!
Jennifer gave each one of her bridesmaids these personalized clutches with a sweet photo of them inside!
Cheers to Love & Happiness!
Jennifer with her mama & soon to be mother n law!
Meanwhile on the other side of town our handsome groom Steven was having a good ol time getting ready with his best buddies!
A nice personalized flask for all his gents!
Steven with his soon to be father n law!
The Ceremony & Reception was at the gorgeous Padua Hills Theatre!
It was so special for Jennifer & Steven to incorporate a little Chinese tea ceremony into their wedding.
And the kiss that sealed the deal!
They had such an awesome wedding party!
I am honored to introduce Mrs. Jennifer Greenspan!!!
Can you say ADORABLE!!!!
This Beautiful Cake was provided by Padua Hills Theatre catering!
Mr & Mrs Greenspan!!!
Whats more romantic than being sprinkled with BUBBLES while your dancing with your love!!!
A touching speech from the father of the bride...
During one of the groomsmen speeches he said that Jen & Steven had been friends for so long that no one ever knew they were even interested in each other. Then one day they arrived to a gathering together hand in hand. Everyone was wondering what the heck was going on and then Steven proudly threw up their connected hands as if he had won a championship game! He was so thrilled to show off that they were officially a couple! He had found his soulmate in his best friend! What else could he ask for! The fact that he was so proud to share the news in front of all his buddies is soooo special!
One of my favorite parts of the night is the father-daughter dance!
Theres nothing more precious than the love between a father & his babygirl!
Special Thanks to my Bride & Groom for allowing me to be a part of your big day!!! It was magical! Hope that your enjoying yourselves on your honeymoon to the Caribbeans BABAYYY!
I was working with such an awesome team for the night! Thanks to my Second Shooter Abbey Lunt and Assistant Diane Carter for having my back for the night!!! Ya’ll Rocked it out! My prego butt couldnt have done it without you both!!!
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.