Hannah + Jumel – The Fig House Wedding – Los Angeles

Happy 2015! This post was supposed to go up yesterday two days ago but a certain little baby (and some internet problems) wouldn’t allow me to sit down for two minutes to get some work done.  So what better time to share than the very first  second day of the new year! 😉

Hannah and Jumel were married last October at the super hip Los Angeles venue, The Fig House.  It was my last wedding of the 2014 season and I couldn’t have asked for a more fun couple!

I finally have the chance to share a few of my favorite images from their day!

Wishing everyone a happy happy New Year!


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emily - February 4, 2015 - 12:39 am

So good, Jillian! These are amazing! I’m way jealous you got to shoot at Fig House. Beautiful work. 🙂

Candice + Mike – Spanish Hills Country Club Wedding

What a strange feeling to be done with weddings this year.  I had to end the season a little early since baby #2 arrives this FRIDAY and let me tell you, it was hard calling it quits.  I had such a great year that I didn’t want it to stop.  However, I am definitely enjoying some much needed R&R this week.  At least I have a little time to catch up on some blogging.

Here is a gorgeous wedding from this season that I haven’t been able to share yet.  I just love the gold, navy and white color palette Candice chose for her day.  I think I may have shared one of my favorite photos from this wedding on Instagram.  If you follow me there, you may have seen the last shot of the evening of all the friends and family on the dance floor.  I still can’t get over how much love was in the room that night.  What a lucky lucky couple.



Vendor love:

Second shooter: Miriam Hermansen

Florist: Stella Bloom

Officiant: Russ Winans

DJ: Mikey Harsano

Bakery: The Bread Basket

Videographer: Michael Zubach

Make-up: Crystal Huber

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miriam hermansen - December 9, 2014 - 8:57 am

one of the best weddings i have ever been to in my life. thanks for having me!

Amy + Luke – Scripps La Jolla Wedding!

Where has the time gone?  Seriously?  It’s nearly mid-November!  What a great year it has been for us.  I mean, I can’t even believe how lucky I am sometimes.  After finishing another successful, rewarding and busy wedding season, I STILL can’t wrap my head around the fact that THIS is what I do.  Taking photos of peoples most important and significant experiences.  It’s so surreal, even after four years.

I think about all the days I spent working in the corporate environment, wishing I could just escape and do my own thing on my own time.  Fast forward 10 or more years, here I am… photographing weddings like Amy + Luke’s.  I can’t begin to describe how thankful I am.

This couple… wow.  I have no words.  I usually don’t, but this one especially.  I’ve known Amy for a few years now and when I first saw her and Luke together, I fell in love!  What fun, playful, loving and dynamic couple.

It was such an honor to photograph their big day and I am so excited to finally share some images from their wedding at Scripps in La Jolla.  A big HUGE thanks to Wade Carr for all the help that day and for being my DD and traffic jam buddy!  I seriously don’t think I would have survived without you.



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Planner: Infinite Love Wedding Coordinating & Consulting, LLC

Venue: Scripps La Jolla

Videographer: Robles Video

Floral: Bloomers La Jolla

Bar and Catering: giuseppecatering.com

Coast Catering

Photobooth: hollywoodphotobooth.com

Lounge Furniture: designer8furniturerental.com

Dj: Coastline Music

Cake: Sugar and Scribe

Officiate: Rev. Clint Hufft

Transportation: Highline Charter

Rentals: Casa de Perrin

Baker Party Rentals

Design: Concepts Event Design




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Family portraits!

Hello and Happy Friday all!

It’s been quite a week and I am sure that many of you are looking forward to the weekend.  Did anyone else out there get their butt kicked by this week?  I sure did!

We’ve been working hard over here wrapping up the last few weddings of the season and gearing up for holiday portrait time!  I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to share a few favorite family sessions from the last year or so.

We have about 2 or 3 spots left for mini sessions on Nov. 1st and 8th.  If you are free either of those mornings we’d love to see you!

Have a great weekend!



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Christie Hill - October 17, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Interested in finding out more and maybe taking the Nov 8 slot

Sandra Spina - November 4, 2014 - 12:22 pm

I love your photos! I am a friend of Tonya Hansen and would love to get a quote from you. Thank you 🙂

I heart NYC

New York has always been one of my favorite cities.  Last month we visited Manhattan for a day before heading out to a friends wedding in upstate.  It was my first time back since 2004 and it was as if I had never been there before (it was my fourth time, or maybe my third).  The memories I have of previous visits have all blended into one giant ball of blur.

We landed on the morning of 9/11 which at first didn’t really seem like a big deal.  We roamed the city for hours and hours until we found ourselves at the World Trade Center memorial site.  We had no intentions on visiting that day but somehow found our way to the fountains where the twin towers once stood.

It was the most surreal and overwhelming feeling I have ever experienced.  I sobbed as I stood and watched people place flowers and other personal items over the engraved name of their lost loved ones.  Standing there, I tried to image what the area must have looked like during those attacks. It was impossible.  All I could do was shake my head and cry…

The actual museum was only open to family members that day so we didn’t stay long but it certainly left a huge impact on me.  It didn’t feel right to take photos so I only left with one frame of the new World Trade Center building which is still under construction.

I will never forget this last trip to New York City and already can’t wait to go back.

The rest of our trip was spent in upstate at that tiny old town of Binghamton where we celebrated the wedding of Kaitlin and Adam.  The day started off cold and rainy but 30 minutes before their ceremony, the skies cleared and gave them the perfect amount of sunlight where they exchanged their vows in a sweet little circle made of stones.

It was simply perfect.  I was off duty that day, enjoying my time as a guest, but still managed to sneak in a frames for fun. =)


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