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Ben & Amy // Glamorous Los Angeles engagement

Glamorous Los Angeles engagement  //  ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Los Angeles wedding photographers 

FROM THE BRIDE: Born a Southern girl, I’ve always dreamed of something bigger and better. In 2012, I decided it was time. I packed up my dog and a group of friends and caravanned across the country to a new life in Los Angeles. A week later, I was sitting in orientation for my first day of graduate school. Little did I know, the love of my life was there as well. We were both hearing the same speech from a professor: “work hard, study hard” – all the usual things. The professor told our group to expect to make lifelong friends, and said that some of us might even end up marrying someone they meet at school. We both individually laughed off this last statement, thinking, “yeah right.” But actually, he was right…


Ben and I became friends the first week of school. We were in a similar social circle and chatted during late night cramming sessions. In the middle of our second year, we had a fancy school event and I needed a date. A true gentleman, he picked me up in a nice car, held the door for me, and bought me food and drinks. After that, as a true Los Angeles native, Ben took me on a whirlwind tour of the City that continues to this day. We went to the hottest restaurants, drank at dive bars that you see in old movies about LA, sang karaoke in Koreatown, became friends with servers at his favorite deli in the valley, explored canyons above the hills, and walked red carpets at award shows. Not only is he adventurous, but he is incredibly smart and charming. He is that tall, dark, handsome type that little girls only dream of. I fell in love with Ben and the new city I would call home.


Our adventure has continued for over four years. In April 2018, he took me to New York City to see a Broadway show. On our last night, we were late-night dining at a quintessential New York restaurant where Buddy Holly proposed to his wife. As we were headed out to meet up with some friends, he caught me by surprise. He took a knee, opened a box, and asked me to marry him. Needless to say, I said yes, feeling like the luckiest girl in the world. I cannot wait to see what is in store for us as we embark on this next chapter in LA together – as husband and wife.

Jordan & Kaya // Dreamy wedding at the Ebell of Los Angeles

Dreamy wedding at the Ebell of Los Angeles // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Los Angeles Ebell of Los Angeles wedding photographer

Little Tyson // Long Beach newborn photographer

Long Beach newborn photographer // ©2017 Sun & Sparrow Long Beach family photographer

FROM HIS MOMMY // “Welcome to the world, our beautiful baby Tyson.

I never thought I could love someone so much and that little person has done absolutely nothing so far! He eats, sleeps, poops and repeats it all. Yet, he lights up our world and warms our hearts. The rare occasions when he offers up a beautiful smile, like when his daddy softly strokes his head or his mommy lightly kisses his cheeks, make getting no sleep and being constantly on alert to make sure he’s safe, happy and healthy worth it ten times over.

It was incredible to hold him for the first time; right when he came out, he was placed on my chest, a tiny little human being, very warm and very strong already. It was surreal! 8 months of getting to know him inside of me was nothing compared to the first month of getting to know him now. I can’t wait for the rest of his life. He will become who he is because we took care of him, nourished him, cherished him and we abundantly loved him. And because God has already been protecting him and blessing him this whole time. It is the most amazing feeling, to be a parent. Having Tyson in our lives has changed absolutely everything. He’s our rainbow baby.”

Brian & Christine // Romantic wedding at Westlake Village Inn

Romantic wedding at Westlake Village Inn // ©2016 Sun & Sparrow Westlake Village Inn wedding photographers

Sun & Sparrow is one of the leading engagement and wedding photographers in the Los Angeles area as well as Santa Barbara and Orange County.

FROM THE BRIDE // I absolutely loved my wedding day. There were so many wonderful memories, that there were too many have a favorite. Moments like walking down the aisle with both of my parents, to seeing all of our closest friends and family, to exchanging our personal vows, the speeches given during our reception, dancing with everyone on the dance floor with rave lights, etc. Literally everything felt so special. It was one of the happiest days of my life. If I could think of one of my favorite parts about my wedding, it would definitely be planning my wedding. The Best part of planning the wedding was being able to spend so much time with friends and family. I felt so loved and supported being with them and would definitely do the whole process again.
When I look back at my wedding day, I realize how very blessed I was to have wedding planners to help. I can’t rave enough about Candace and Katherine from LOVE IS SWEET EVENTS. Those ladies were so very thoughtful and so very observant of what kind of colors and styles I liked. We had many conversations and planning meetings, and had spent lots of time on Pinterest together. They did a great job on putting a lot of it together and bringing my visions to life. I also want to shout out to my sister-in-law, Esther, who helped so much and guided me through the process. She taught me everything I needed to know about making my wedding special. I couldn’t have done it without my whole planning team. They made my day awesome!
If I have one bit of advice for brides planning their weddings, it would be to not stress and get too caught up in all the bells and whistles of a wedding. Even if certain things don’t go the way you had dreamed, remember that the only thing that should really matter is that you’re getting married to the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. I am so happy I did my best to not stress. 
Location- Westlake Village Inn
Photography – Sun & Sparrow
Jewelry- Jared’s
Dress- Enzoani- Karolina
Wedding Planner- Love is Sweet Events
Tuxedo/Suits- Clint Tuxedo Shop
Bride’s Hair and Bridesmaids Hair/Makeup- Beauty in Motion
Bride’s Makeup- Vanessa Haro

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