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The Villa San Juan Capistrano Wedding [Jenny + Travis] / San Juan Capistrano Wedding Photographer

From the moment I met Jenny, I felt very comfortable with her. Almost like I had met her before. The more we got to talking, the more I realized why. We are basically the same person. Planners, thinkers, researchers…as much as we like to believe we are “go-with-the-flow”…we. are. not. One step ahead is the name of our game. BUT, our spouses are quite the opposite and that’s why it works so well! Travis is a big ball of joy and positive energy. Just being around him makes you happy. He brings out so much ease, fun and laughter and it cultivates the perfect relationship. Grounded, playful, and super-in-love, they have it all.

You may remember Jenny and Travis from their engagement photos several months back. It was then I knew this was going to be one stylish and fun wedding! And that it was. Jenny and Travis’ wedding at The Villa San Juan Capistrano was an absolutely beautiful day. From the most gorgeous wedding gown, spearmint colored bridesmaid’s dresses, bright florals, a cake made to perfection and the elegant yet rustic setting at The Villa to Costco pizza, a very hungry Cooper (their dog baby), bacon donuts, the best man organizing “apartment key returns” for Travis during his speech and guests getting down on the dance floor…this wedding was the perfect combination of planned and spontaneous. Just like the Bride and Groom.

Cheers, Mr. and Mrs. Miller! Here’s to a lifetime of love and adventure and cozy nights at home. Thank you for allowing me the pleasure of documenting the start of your new life together as husband and wife!

Enjoy! XO

Photography: Jessica Holley Photography / Venue : The Villa San Juan Capistrano / Caterer: Iva Lee’s Catering / Cake: Sweet Traders / Donuts: Sidecar Doughnuts / Florist: Oceanic Flowers /Coordination: Michelle Tkach, The Villa / DJ: Eric, Extreme DJ / Hair : Desirable Hair by Des, Desiree Forman  / Makeup: Julie Stoddard Hair & Makeup / Bride’s Dress: Blush Bridal Couture, Essence of Australia/ Bride’s Belt: Blush Bridal Couture / Bride’s Shoes: Macy’s / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Donna Morgan “Laura” /  Escort Card Calligraphy: KAKalligraphy /  First Dance Song: You Are The Best Thing, Ray LaMontagne


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Serra Plaza San Juan Capistrano Wedding [Andrea + Andrew] / Orange County Wedding Photographer

Can I just say that I LOVE this couple? So much. I first met Andrea and Andrew when I was five weeks post-partum. I don’t remember much from that stage of my very tired life, but I do remember how kind, extremely easy-going (which I later learned was a common attribute people spoke of this couple), excited, gorgeous and how very much in love Andrea and Andrew were. And the fact that they didn’t judge the bags under my eyes didn’t hurt! When they booked their date with me shortly after, I was so happy and honored that I was going to be part of such an amazing couple’s day! When we met again at their venue just weeks before the wedding, I expected to see an anxious soon-to-be Bride and Groom going over every detail but again, I saw a happy-go-lucky couple who were just excited to be husband and wife.

I always make it my personal goal to really document my Bride and Groom’s day. I love shooting all the pretty details my couples work so hard on but my greatest joy is to act as an observer and to capture all of the very special moments that happen during their wedding. To record the emotions of the day so that those same emotions are once again felt every time they look through their album. Andrea and Andrew’s day did not disappoint. There was the jewelry Andrea wore that was her grandmothers, her mother’s wedding gown that she had redesigned and wore, the obvious bond between she and her father that had everyone in tears as they danced to “Butterfly Kisses” and he placed a white flower in her hair (which is a lyric from the song), and the very real love and connection Andrea and Andrew share.

Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Bergen for allowing me the absolute pleasure of shooting your wedding! It was a beautiful day. You were a joy to work with creatively and personally. Always be the amazing people and husband and wife you are today and I know you will continue to be blessed.

Special thanks to Mission Basilica, Serra Plaza, Jay’s Catering and GPW Coordinating, among others for making Andrea and Andrew’s day so wonderful!

XOXO, Jessica

Photography: Jessica Holley Photography / Church: Mission Basilica, San Juan Capistrano / Venue : Serra Plaza, San Juan Capistrano / Caterer: Jay’s Catering  / Cake: Lady Bird Sweets / Florist: Trefethen Design / Coordination: Jenny Clark, GPW Coordinating / DJ: Carcano DJ  / Hair : Robin Dunn Hair  / Makeup: Molly Makeup / Dressmaker: Maria Kucich, (949) 635-5881 / First Dance Song: Queen, You’re My Best Friend


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2014 Mother’s Day Mini-Session / Orange County Family Photographer

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Whether you’re a Daddy looking to win major brownie points by booking this as a gift or a Mommy who is always behind the camera and never in front, this is your time to shine!

Let’s show a little Mother & child love!

These special Mother’s Day Minis are one day only.
All details are listed below.

Space is limited so contact me now to reserve your date!

949.292.4535 or jessica@jessicaholleyphotography.com

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2014 Mother’s Day Mini-Sessions are $200 and includes:

30-minute session for up to 5 people

5 high-resolution digital images professionally edited

online proofing & purchasing slideshow

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Saturday, April 26th, at Flower Field in San Juan Capistrano:

  • 4:45p – 5:15
  • 5:30   – 6:00
  • 6:15   – 6:45
  • 7:00  – 7:30p

Details:

  • To book your session, contact Jessica at 949.292.4535 or jessica@jessicaholleyphotography.com.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early as sessions are booked back-to-back.
  • All times are scheduled around the best light available. However, If these dates and/or times do not work for you please contact me. I may have an alternate date or time available to you.
  • Please add $25 for each additional person.
  • All sessions must be paid in full to book your date and time. Since reserving your date requires Jessica Holley Photography to turn away other business on that day, refunds are unavailable. However, if a cancellation needs to be made, you will receive a credit toward your rescheduled date.

I look forward to capturing your LOVE!

XO, Jessica

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2014 “Just The Kiddos” Mini Sessions / Jessica Holley Photography

 

           Our 2014 “Just The Kiddos” Mini-Sessions are here!

Holiday family sessions were a blast but now it’s time to focus in on just the kiddos!

Now is your chance to get those portraits done of your little ones.
I am offering 4 of our 30-minute mini-sessions held on just 1 date.
All details are listed below.

Space is limited so contact me now to reserve your date!

949.292.4535 or jessica@jessicaholleyphotography.com

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2014 “Just The Kiddos” Mini-Sessions are $250 and includes:

30-minute session for up to 3 children

15 high-resolution images professionally edited on disc

online proofing & purchasing gallery

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Saturday, March 22nd, at Flower Field in San Juan Capistrano:

  • 4pm – 4:30
  • 4:45  – 5:15
  • 5:30  – 6:00
  • 6:15  – 6:45 

Details:

  • To book your session, contact Jessica at 949.292.4535 or jessica@jessicaholleyphotography.com.
  • Ages available start from when your baby can do tummy time.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early as sessions are booked back-to-back.
  • All times are scheduled around the best light available. However, If these dates and/or times do not work for you please contact me. I may have an alternate date or time available to you.
  • Please add $25 for each additional child.
  • All sessions must be paid in full to book your date and time. Since reserving your date requires Jessica Holley Photography to turn away other business on that day, refunds are unavailable. However, if a cancellation needs to be made, you will receive a credit toward your rescheduled date.

I look forward to capturing your little ones!

XO, Jessica

 

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Five Months [A Personal Post]

This little girl has our whole hearts. There’s nothing we wouldn’t do for her; no sacrifice we wouldn’t make. She makes our hearts sing every single day. And the more and more her unique personality shines through, the more and more we fall in love.

This being a Mama thing sure is hard…but mostly it’s joyful, it’s fulfilling, it’s life changing in the best possible way, it’s a privilege. It’s amazing how the things I used to let eat me up matter so much less now because I know that at the end of the day I have this incredible blessing and she’s healthy. Nothing else quite matters. We’ve got all we need.

Happy five months, Sadie Lee May. We love you more than words could ever describe.

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