Alan + Cyndi

Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Rivera!  These two have known each other since they were kids and Alan knew right from the start that Cyndi was the girl for him.

With a strong foundation of friendship, love and the support of their families, Cyndi and Alan tied the knot last month in beautiful Mission Viejo, followed by a marvelous reception in San Juan Capistrano.


Location - St. Kilian Catholic Church in Mission Viejo

Getting Ready

We started with the ladies who had their very own bridal suite at the church.  Cyndi had surrounded herself with ladies from both sides of the family and everyone was so attentive and helpful, everything a bride could hope for on her wedding day. 

The groomsmen had gotten ready off-site and all that was left was to affix the boutonnieres.

...and when the groom has a sharp three piece suit, snap a James Bond pose.


Alan and Cyndi chose a traditional Catholic ceremony to exchange their vows.  One of my favorite parts is when the bride and groom step away for a moment of silent prayer, reflection, and thanks.


Location - Marbella Country Club in San Juan Capistrano

The reception of Mr. & Mrs. Rivera took place at this gem, a golf country club in San Juan Capistrano.  For those who know me, you know that I was in heaven here.  By the way, the staff here was amazing.

Cocktail Hour

Bridal Portraits

As there wasn't time before the ceremony, we had our bridal session at the venue during the cocktail hour while guests enjoyed drinks and live music.

Marbella Country Club has beautiful tall windows that lets gorgeous light in.

Groom's Portraits

For our groom we wanted something a little different so we took him outside against this lush shaded area that overlooked the golf course.

...but it was really hot and this poor guy was in a suit so we found some cooler shade just outside the entrance next to a cool water fountain.

Couple's Portraits

These two couldn't wait to be together so we brought Cyndi out to see Alan.  Are they not just adorable!

Couple's Formals

Wedding Party

What wedding wouldn't be complete without their #weddingsquad!


As much fun as it is taking pictures of my clients and their loved ones, my guilty pleasure is photographing all the little details everyone put so much thought and heart into.

Dinner + Dancing

Alan & Cyndi, you have a love worth dreaming about.  Thank you for letting us be a part of your day.  We wish you the absolute best!