Favorite Photos and moments of 2013

I adore this photo. We went to Paris to shoot a styled elopement session and ended up getting published in Destination I do Magazine with my first national cover. But this photo, though it had nothing to do with Paris, just really moved me - so much so it is the cover photo of my book ( coming out 2014)Alea Lovely Interntional Photographer_0010.jpg See more of the shoot Here

I had the opportunity to go to Hong Kong with year to work with the amazing designer Vivian Luk. We got to collaborate with all these great professionals to breing together this amazing shoot that later got featured in Pacific wedding magazine. It was meaningful to me , because none of these people really knew me , yet they trusted my vision and what we accomplished was truly beautiful. Alea Lovely Interntional Photographer_0012.jpg See more of the shoot here

This wedding brought me to tears. Being apart of this wedding day was an honor. It was my first wedding after a while shooting in mostly digital. I was so glad that I did because there was just so many priceless moments that happened through out the day. It's tough photographing another photographer ( pressure! ) but this photo was when Rusty - the groom asked if I would step over and grab this photo. He had a vision for it and I was happy to make that happen. Alea Lovely Interntional Photographer_0013.jpg See the full wedding here

My beautiful sister got married. I was in the wedding so I only had a chance to snag a couple of portrait shots. This photo was my favorite because of the itimacy and happiness you can feel in the photo even though the day was really fast paced and busy. It was some of their first moments alone ( with me there ofcourse). Alea Lovely Interntional Photographer_0014.jpg

This couple won our " Couple in Need" contest. I try to give away a free wedding once a year to a couple that shows they really need it. With her fiance being in the military and recent close family members passing away, my heart went out to them and I was glad to be there with them that day. Alea Lovely Interntional Photographer_0029.jpg See the full wedding here

This is my bestfriend pregnant with her first child. This girl might as well be my soulmate , I'm extremely lucky to have found such a friend. She looks extremely beautiful here. Alea Lovely Interntional Photographer_0032.jpg Which is a great seqway to my next favorite photo , their son at 7 months with their dog. I can barely handle all the cuteness. Alea Lovely Interntional Photographer_0028.jpg See their session here

It has always been a dream of mine to go to Spain, so being able to book a wedding there was liket he stars had aligned. This couple was extremely beautiful inside and out and their story just goes to show that there are no borders when it comes to love. With their amazing love and gorgeous backdrop, this wedding was definitely one for the books. Alea Lovely Interntional Photographer_0015.jpg See their full wedding here

There's really no explanation neccesary for this photo. It's purely a favorite because of the moment that is occuring. This grandpa had SO much SPUNK. IT was nice to witness this moment between him and the bride. Alea Lovely Interntional Photographer_0016.jpg See their full wedding here

Speaking of grandparents, it's really hard when you lose them. They usually play a large role in your life so at some weddings they do their best to remember them by honoring them in parts of their details. This moment when the bride's florist came to present her bouquet, and saw the photo of her recently passed grandparent along with their wedding rings, was an emotional one. Alea Lovely Interntional Photographer_0017.jpg See their full wedding here

This wedding has two photos I like for different reasons. The first one was the mom getting ready while watching her daughter get into her wedding gown , I just really like the compostion on this one. The second photo is one of my favorite group shots of all time. The wedding party was pretty awesome in helping us get a super cool photo. Alea Lovely Interntional Photographer_0018.jpg See their full wedding here

I love this photo because on this grooms wedding day his bestfriend couldn't make it , due to the the fact that he lives in Japan. So the bestfriend Skype calls the groom before the wedding dressed in a suit to get a picture with him on his wedding day. Alea Lovely Interntional Photographer_0024.jpg See their full wedding here

This couple is just too cute for words. They are so creative and SO in love. The way this groom looked at his bride just made all of us say "awwww". This couple was so endearing for their picture perfect wedding day. I loved working with them. Alea Lovely Interntional Photographer_0022.jpg see their full wedding here

This moment had tears running down my eyes. The groom seeing his bride for the first time and me witnessing their very long embrace , like time had just stood still for a moment as all the hard work they had taken to get their was finally realized. Simply beautiful. Alea Lovely Interntional Photographer_0021.jpg See their full wedding here

This was the first time I had seen a kiss that including falling petals. This wedding was extravagant and extremely love filled. So many great things that happened during this day that not only let me know how much these two loved each other - but how important family is to both of them. Alea Lovely Interntional Photographer_0020.jpg See their full wedding here

I love fashion - so much. I love doing styled and editorial shoots and this photo I wish so bad could be on the cover of a magazine or something. I'm still waiting on Vogue to call ;) Alea Lovely Interntional Photographer_0031.jpg See our full editorial here

I was never one for veil shots until this happened. There seems to be just so much passion in this kiss which is why its one of my faves. Alea Lovely Interntional Photographer_0025.jpg

This couple made the list for their extremely fun personalities. While there was more obvious favorites from this engagement session, These photos I feel something. Alea Lovely Interntional Photographer_0033.jpg Alea Lovely Interntional Photographer_0027.jpgSee their esession here

This wedding had the biggest baddest party I had ever been to. The reception was like being in a Miami dance club ( I might have danced a little bit. ) it was so much fun and so cool that the bride changed into a more danceable dress and showed us all what it means to "get down" Alea Lovely Interntional Photographer_0019.jpg See their full wedding here

I got to go back to Hong Kong to shoot for Vivian Luk again , I was floored to be able to travel there twice in one year and shoot some amazing fashion. Alea Lovely Interntional Photographer_0023.jpg

Last but not least these moments I think are self explanatory on why they are some of my favorites. Alea Lovely Interntional Photographer_0034.jpg Alea Lovely Interntional Photographer_0026.jpg See their full Wedding here

There were SO MANY MORE but in order for this blog post not to be a full book I had to cut it down. Can't wait for 2014!!!