It was a pleasure second shooting for Aniram Photography a few weeks ago! To be honest with you I was a little weary because this was my first wedding since Ive been pregnant & I wasn’t sure how my nausea would hold up & if I would have enough energy to hang the whole night! To my surprise I was able to hang in there! I did have to snack throughout the day (hiding around corners munching on granola bars like a little mouse nibbling on cheese) & was totally excited when they brought out our meals for the night! The food was BOMB DEEZY! A balsamic salad with pears & almonds –of course I ate around the pears… Im weird when it comes to eating fruit in salad- & some yummy chicken with asparagus I was one happy prego woman! By the end of the night my back was killing me & I was exhausted but I was happy that I threw myself out there again! I am happy with the moments that I caught in camera and I’m definitely motivated to get my booty out & start crashing weddings! Just kidding! But shooting weddings sounds just as bad lol!
The Bride was so sweet & relaxed... not to mention how stunning she looked!!!
Gotta Love those pink Betsy Johnson heels!!!
She was relieved when her mom finally arrived after getting stuck in traffic!
For some reason i like this photo of the little flower girls chillin at the bottom of the stairs... but in some way it can seem a little creepy to like a scene out of a scary movie! They're waiting for you!!!! Dun Dun Dunnnnn!!!
When you’re a second shooter you get to hang with the groom & his men most of the time to catch them getting ready for the big “I Do”! This group of guys was awesome! They were so cool & attentive to the groom & getting everything ready for the wedding.
A nice father son moment!
I love getting the grooms reaction when he sees his bride for the first time!
This adorable flowers girl had tears of joy when the bride & groom were exchanging vows... so cute!!!
They were all smiles as husband & wife!!!
While Marina was organizing the bridal party photos I was able to catch this special moment between a father & daughter!
The girls entertaining themselves while waiting patiently for formal photos to be over with…
I love the way he's looking at her....
This lil cutie was dancing all night long!!!
I caught mother of the groom raising the ROOF!!!
She was definitely burnt out!
Special Thanks to Marina for allowing me to second shoot with you! You were so awesome & worried about my prego needs... it was really sweet how much you cared! Thank you again!
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.