Dana & Nate - Sneak Peak! :D (Another kind of Golden Gate hehe ~ & Garden Portraits :)

I scouted for Dana ahead of time at the Westlake Village Inn, since this was where she was getting ready the morning of her wedding day. My Mission: to find locations that she might like to use to shoot her bridal portraits & also her details! I was totally stoked to find that the property had little mini gardens tucked away in it, almost behind every corner :D.

Yay blooming archways! :) 

Yay blooming archways! :) 

How u doin', Dana's sparkly shoes :D?

How u doin', Dana's sparkly shoes :D?

I really liked the color of this rose & wanted to carry on the garden theme throughout Dana's bridal details. 

I really liked the color of this rose & wanted to carry on the garden theme throughout Dana's bridal details. 

Okay, Dana - You are stunning XD!! I also loved the way the leaves made their own pattern on the back of her dress ~ mirroring the beautiful lace :) .

Okay, Dana -

You are stunning XD!!
I also loved the way the leaves made their own pattern on the back of her dress ~ mirroring the beautiful lace :) .

She was so excited & happy to see Nate later that day :)!

She was so excited & happy to see Nate later that day :)!

Dana's necklace & comb are not to be outdone in terms of sparkly-ness!

Dana's necklace & comb are not to be outdone in terms of sparkly-ness!

I also spied this honey suckle tunnel on the property - wahaha I do love a green leaf tunnel let me tell you! Yay & Dana loved it too! Omg & the smell was so amazing too XD. Talk about being spoiled while shooting LOL!

I also spied this honey suckle tunnel on the property - wahaha I do love a green leaf tunnel let me tell you! Yay & Dana loved it too! Omg & the smell was so amazing too XD. Talk about being spoiled while shooting LOL!

We then hightailed it to Los Robles Greens, where we took advantage of their gardens as well :). 

(And btw, Dana's Grandma is really the cutest hehe.)

(And btw, Dana's Grandma is really the cutest hehe.)

We also took Couples shots down by the lake! 

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And took a walk through the trees ~

Dana & Nate then told me that they loved & got the biggest kick out of when I get really happy & exclaim in excitement while I'm shooting LOL! (I told them when I have great models to work with it's very easy :) . 

Dana & Nate then told me that they loved & got the biggest kick out of when I get really happy & exclaim in excitement while I'm shooting LOL!
(I told them when I have great models to work with it's very easy :) . 

We ended Couples shots during Golden Hour at Dana's gate :) . 

Love, love golden light!

Love, love golden light!

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Dana & Nate, thank you so much again for allowing us to be a small part of your wonderful day ~ I wish you so much happiness, & many more golden sunsets :) . 

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Lots of Aloha,
~ e :) 

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