Heritage Park + Cerritos Sculpture Garden / Engagement Photographer / Christal + Julio

Earlier this Spring, my husband David and I had the pleasure to captured a beautiful engagement session of Christal and Julio at the gorgeous Heritage Park & Cerritos Sculpture Garden. We are very excited for their upcoming wedding in May 2018. Congratulations Christal & Julio!! We wish you the very best! Thank for allowing us to capture your special happy moments together and sharing your story to the world. Please enjoy some great photos through the Janice Owen Photography experience. Cheers! Here are Christal and Julio's love story in their own words. Enjoy!

1) Briefly, how did you two meet? ---- Julio and Christal met at the Yardhouse in Brea during Happy Hour in-which they stayed until closing as they hit it off.  They quickly began dating. Julio proposed to Christal while on a trip to Costa Rica in December 2016 under a waterfall in hot springs. 

2) Christal and Julio: What are your favorite hobbies? --- Julio and Christal both enjoy working out and going to watch sporting events; especially when the Dodgers and Angels are playing against each other (Christal is a Dodgers fan while Julio is an Angels fan). They both also like to go target shooting out in the desert as well as exploring the world and traveling to different countries.

3) What characteristics do you like about one another? --- Julio likes the way Christal allows him to be who he is and encourages his hobbies and passion. She is his rock that he can lean on when he is down. Christal likes that Julio is thoughtful and sincere. He always tries to cheer her up when she is feeling down. She also likes that Julio is always up for an adventure with her when it comes to spontaneous weekend getaways. 

4) How do you envision for your future together as soon to be married couple? --- Julio and Christal envision building a home together with their fur babies (Gato, Flo & Zelda). They would like to continue to travel and eventually extend their family by having some children of their own to build more adventures. 

San Juan Capistrano / Engagement Photography / Kieu + Peter

Earlier this month of March, my husband David and I had the pleasure to captured a beautiful engagement session of Kieu & Peter at the gorgeous San Juan Capistrano. We are very excited for their upcoming wedding in September. Congratulations Kieu & Peter!! We wish you the very best! Thank for allowing us to capture your special happy moments together and sharing your story to the world. Please enjoy some great photos through the Janice Owen Photography experience. Cheers! Here are Kieu and Peter's love story in their own words. Enjoy!

Peter and Kieu met back in 2004, Freshman year at Mark Keppel High School. They sat next to each other in History class and passed notes to one other to pass time. Their friendship became stronger and stronger as the years went by. Little did they know that they would end up together until Winter of 2017 when they both attended Winter Formal together. The couple made it official on April 21, 2008 and have been going strong ever since. Peter has a passion for collecting Jordans, while Kieu loves to spend time with her dog, Peanut. Peter and Kieu got engaged on April 22, 2017 in Malibu, CA and cannot wait to spend the rest of their lives together as a married couple. Their plans are to travel and start a family together with plenty of shoes and dogs along the way!

 

A Fairytale Wedding / Wedding Photographer / Ariena + David

In the beginning of my photography career, I used to have the time to do a lot of 2nd shooting for other photographers (not so much anymore now). This wedding was one of them for Carissa Woo Photography back in September 2016 for Ariena and David’s wedding. It was seriously breathtaking from start to finish, it was a true fairytale! The wedding started at their friends beautiful home where they got ready. Then we headed to David’s parents home for the ceremony and reception. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I got to their home, the property was endless. The bride Ariena is a huge Disney fanatic so it was very fitting that she had a fairytale inspired wedding, disney music and decor and a Alice and Wonderland inspired wedding dress. 

After all the time & money spent on wedding planning, and the wedding day is over...what we truly have to show for it are all the memories in still photographs. We believe that's why it's extremely important to have great photographers who are able to make the wedding details live on forever in these amazing images. Congratulations Ariena and David!! We wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness! Thank for allowing us to capture your special and memorable day. Please enjoy some great photos through the Janice Owen Photography experience. Cheers! 

Amazing vendors:  Hired Photographer: Carissa Woo Photography // 2nd Photographer: Janice Owen Photography // Wedding Coordinator: Aquilone Events // Caterer: Phils BBQ // Videographer: Cinevents // Bridal Dress: Alfred Angelo // DJ & Band: James Hawkett // Photo Booth: Social Lite