October 14, 2014

Yessenia + Charlon | Downtown Riverside, California Destination Wedding

There is something special in being a photographer.  Not only am I able to make someone's beautiful day last forever, I am able to photograph my own family grow.  My cousin, Yessenia married Charlon on a bright and sunny day in September.  It felt like every bit of summer and they stood through the heat like champions.  And if they can withstand summer California weather, they can withstand whatever may come their way.

I wish you two the very best in life, love, and happiness!  It was an honor to photograph your wedding and live each moment of your day with you.  Love you guys!

make-Up:   MAC Cosmetics at Nordstroms
dress:  Alfred Angelo
church:  St. Catherine of Alexandria
centerpieces:  One Step Construction (My Uncle's company made all of the centerpiece boxes)
florals:  Bride DIY
reception venue:  Life Arts Building
second shooter:  R. Dennis Crawford (The Visual Artist)
my right hand man:  Aldo Lerma (and husband ;)

My aunt had made this cute little sign while all the girls were getting ready...

beautiful rings and ring boxes!

the Father was funny and kept the ceremony fun and lively!

October 11, 2014


Introducing my new address!  As in new website address.  I bought my website back in 2010 and back then the whole vintage style was in.  It was a template and at the time, perfect for my growing business.  For the last year or so, I've wanted something different.  Never knew exactly what I wanted but I needed a change.  I saw other websites go up and for some reason, they were all the same.  Another template with blog integration, cool home site, and lots of bells and whistles.  Blah... another template meant to "wow" that costs a fortune.

I'm not sure how I can across SquareSpace.  I think I ended up on someone's website and saw that it was from SquareSpace... to be honest I'm not sure how I stumbled across it.  But I have to say, I'm sure glad I did.  They have beautiful templates, fully customizable with a clean design.  That is what I was looking for.  A website that let me change the font if I wanted, change templates, and give me good hosting.

So I made the switch.  I also made the decision to drop the "photography" at the end of the link.  Why?  To be frank, the name was too long.  I started my business thinking that I had to put "photography" so that people would know what I did.  Clearly, it's been a long road since then and I had no idea what I was doing business-wise.  Also, in gong with a cleaner, easy to navigate website, the name too had to be simple and easy to remember.  My name is short and those looking at my website will have a clear idea that I am a photographer.

So after 4 years, here is to my new website!  Make sure to click the photo to be taken to the website.  You'll love the new design, I promise!

Here is the newsletter that I sent out to my email list :).

October 7, 2014

Yessenia + Charlon Sneak Preview Riverside Wedding

This is just a little sneak preview of what is to come!  And a little bit of a birthday gift to the bride, who is celebrating her birthday today.  Who also happens to be my cousin ;).


October 6, 2014

Beautiful Sunsets + Random Thoughts.

I love where I live.  My apartment has these three huge floor to ceiling windows and the sunsets have been amazing lately.  I can see how the world around me is turning from summer to fall.  When I open the windows, the cool air makes it perfect for a cup of coffee and a good book.  I've been trying to read more.  Almost done with my first book since getting married three months ago.  Three months... can't believe how quickly time is going by.  I feel like we just got married!  Making our place feel more like a home.  Framed photos are next.  Photos of our wedding, of our travels, and bits and pieces of inspiration to keep the spark alive.  The spark of love, of life, and of our soul.   

© Jackie Lamas Photography

September 7, 2014

Jackie + Kevin | Laguna Beach Wedding

It was a beautiful day.  The sun was shining and the weather was perfect.  Perfect for a beautiful beach wedding at Crescent Bay in Laguna.  They decided to have a small intimate wedding with only 30 guests.  And it couldn't have been more beautiful.

With the beach as the backdrop, Jackie and Kevin vowed to love each other in front of their closest family and friends.  After, we followed them to the shore for some amazing portraits with beautiful light!  A nice dinner followed where their maid of honor and best man gave amazing toasts, as well as the fathers of both the bride and groom.

Jackie + Kevin:  thank you so much for having us there on your special day!  I enjoyed watching the two of you join lives and I wish only the best for you! Thank you!