Spanish Hills Country Club Wedding: Ashley + Steve

What can I say about these two? ...I simply adore them. I met Ashley about 20 years ago when we were both dancing at the same dance studio! I actually danced with her sister, Chelsea. But I always wanted to be a ballerina just like Ashley. I never made it... but she did! She is a beautiful, ballerina-dancing, yoga-doing, absolutely stunning bride :) and she found her Prince Charming in Steve. He is a Fireman with a fantastic sense of humor!! It was non-stop laughter during our engagement session and even more during the wedding.. just wait for the photos of the garter!! The love they have together is a joy to watch and I was so blessed to be a part of this wedding! Ashley & Steve tied the knot at the Santa Clara Catholic Church which, I mean pleeeease, is the most GORGEOUS church that I have ever been in. Hands down. It literally took my breath away when I walked in! We then moved the party to Spanish Hills Country Club to continue the festivities.




Newhall Wedding: Marc & Robyn

Back in August, I was lucky enough to photograph Marc & Robyn's beautiful wedding. I loved the sweet simplicity of the entire event and the calm, casual energy that Robyn had all day. There's something to be said for a bride who doesn't freak out on the day of her wedding and thank goodness that Robyn was as cool as a cucumber. The ceremony was quick and lovely. They hiked up to some ruins in a field and all of the guests stood below them as they exchanged vows. They were combining their families so Robyn's four children and Marc's two children were the bridal party! The whole affair was very sweet :) There were a lot of fun "firsts" for me at this wedding.. Let's start with #1:

#1: I've never photographed a family friend before. It's really fun to know someone a little better than just a Starbucks date! I was able to photograph her in a way that I might not have just because I knew a little more about her..


#2: I've never photographed a second marriage before. It was such a touching moment when Robyn's daughter helped her put her necklace on and I'm pretty sure there wasn't one dry eye in that room.


Robyn just couldn't stop crying and I had turned around to leave to give them a couple of minutes alone. But I glanced back for one second and stole this beautiful moment of Marc wiping away her tears.. ahh! So sweet!


Robyn and her kids were so cute! That has got to be the best feeling in the world as a mom..


#3: I've never been in a situation where someone lost the ring! Somebody.. not naming names.. was twirling his ring-bearer pillow like it was an Olympic sport and all of the sudden.. Marc's ring was missing. Everyone dropped to their knees (except me, I guess..) and scoured the dry grass looking for it. The pastor was looking, even my lovely assistant, Cherie, lent a helping hand! But before long, the ring was found! And all was as it should be. Marc tied that darn ring onto that pillow so tightly that he couldn't get it off during the'll see)


(Notice Marc's hand? The string from the pillow was still attached :) he just ripped it right off!)


#4: I've never photographed another photographer before! Let me just say that, as a wedding photographer, it's the ultimate complement to have a fellow wedding photographer ask you to shoot their wedding. You can see Robyn's work here!

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SoCal Inspired Photoshoot | Los Angeles Wedding Photographer Becca Rillo

For the SoCal bride who dreams of a white wedding, this one's for you!

Couples whose weddings occur around the holidays often feel limited in their décor and design options to colors such as forest green and burgundy, and things that shine, jingle or have evergreen foliage. Our goal was to set these love-birds free into the world of styling options available to them, giving a nod to the holiday season, but setting their wedding apart. We hoped to inspire couples to think outside the box (a wrapped Christmas present of course!) and give a SoCal style holiday wedding a try. Through this shoot, we hoped to create a wedding for a couple who wants to embrace all the goodness and warmth this season has to offer but is unique, modern, fresh and fun!

Having a January wedding? Just take out the Christmas presents and voila! You're left with the stunning, winter-wonderland wedding that you've always dreamed of..


The exact gown that our lovely bride is modeling is available for purchase here!


Planning & Design/Styling: Marisa Nicole Weddings & Events / Styling Support: Tasteful Tatters / Graphic Design & Printed Materials: LLY Designs / Cake & Assorted Goodies: The Butter End Cakery / Floral Design: Enchanted Garden Floral Design / Vintage Plates & Flatware: The Vintage Table Co. / Rentals: A1 Event Rentals / Wedding Dress: The Gown Swap / Make-up Artistry: Elegance by Alex / Venue: The Upper Las Virgenes Open Space Preserve

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Josh & Amber | Engaged | Malibu, California | Los Angeles Wedding Photographer Becca Rillo

My world is so small, it really is. I met Josh at a Charity Event this past summer where we were both exhibitors (Josh is also a wedding photographer!). We ended up striking up a conversation at the event and really hit it off. He was talking about his girlfriend, Amber and how they were probably going to get engaged soonish. After a few minutes he introduced me to his then girlfriend, Amber! Turns out, Amber and I were friends when we were 13 and were going to the same church. She is now a fabulous harpist for weddings and special events! How crazy is it that we ended up in the same industry?! Like I said, small world. We all talked about wedding photography for a bit and then went our separate ways for the event. I was so thrilled when I got the e-mail from them saying that they were engaged and wanted me to photograph their wedding! It's seriously the BIGGEST compliment in the world when another wedding photographer asks you to shoot their wedding. I can't wait for their wedding in March! We did a 2-part engagement session so you'll have to wait until next week for the second installment. Here is part one!

New Blog Schedule! + Desert Styled Shoot | Los Angeles Wedding Photographer Becca Rillo

We've all known it for a while, but it's official: I'm a horrible blogger! But that's okay because that's all about to change. I'm going to be blogging religiously at least twice a week... hopefully 3! Tuesdays will be an engagement session/styled shoot/or other session.. and wednesdays will be showcasing some of the beautiful weddings I've had the opportunity to photograph over the summer. And then if I'm feeling fancy, Fridays will be little bits of my home or maybe a little spotlight on Milo. It's ambitious, I know, but I really think that I can stay true to this path! So without further adieu, a styled shoot!

Holly Steen of Cakes & Kisses was so sweet in letting me photograph her beautiful styled shoot this past April. I absolutely diiiiie over the centerpieces and I can't believe how stunning they look when the light shines through them! The super talented group of girls who worked on this shoot are listed at the bottom of this post and I'm so thankful to call them all friends!


Lead Photography by Cakes and Kisses

Flowers by Enchanted Garden Floral Design Cake and Desserts by Cake Goodness Paper goods by Prim and Pixie Rentals from A-1 Rentals and Event Services Hair and Makeup by IMS Studio Jonelle Kelly

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Styled Shoot | The Princess & the Pea | Los Angeles Wedding Photographer Becca Rillo

Whew! Well, I'm sure you all have noticed some big changes around the blog. Specifically..everything! I finally figured out what I was doing and put together an official website (which you can find if you click my logo at the top of the page) and I couldn't be happier with it! New branding, new colors, new look, new website.. I'm glad to be starting out fresh. Now I just have to go through and re-watermark all of my photos on here, but that's just too much work for my tired eyes at the moment..

So here we go: The moment you all have been waiting for.. The Princess & the Pea! I have had the opportunity to work with an insanely talented group of girls in the past couple of months. We have had so much fun brainstorming, plotting and exchanging late-night e-mails! I'm glad to know these girls and you can find them all listed at the bottom of the photos.

When I originally thought of this idea I wasn't exactly sure how it was all going to come together. I considered picking up old mattresses from Craigslist or even pulling the mattress off of my own bed! However, at the last moment I decided to go with air-mattresses that I borrowed from friends! So although it was incredibly unstable, it looked fantastic. When I think of fairy tales I think of bright colors, so that was the main inspiration for the overall aesthetic of this shoot. We wrapped the mattresses with antique chenille bedspreads and threw in some bobbley yarn for good measure! Obviously since I love vintage, we though in a vintage twist with rentals but kept it bright and modern with fun florals! I can't get over how much I love the purple pokey flowers that are in the bouquet.

Our models, Hope and John, are happily engaged and will be tying the knot in October! Hope was such a gorgeous model as she posed on the unstable pile of mattresses, and John just made us laugh the whole time. We loved working with both of them and wish them all of the happiness in the world!

Stylist: Emilee Sutherland

Invitations: Shannon LaBare

Make-up: Danielle Virnelson

Flowers: Samantha Santana 661.904.4455

Vintage Rentals: Tasteful Treasures Headpieces: Tasteful Tatters

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Tim & Tara: Engaged! | Santa Clarita, California | Los Angeles Wedding Photographer Becca Rillo

Just another fantastic Charity Shootout from the phenomenal Jen O'Sullivan... as usual :) She's been kicking butt raising money for the Children's Hospital HOPE program and in doing so, she manages to put on a great event time after time! So here's to Jen! And here's to my fantastic first couple of the evening: Tim + Tara. I'll admit that I was somewhat unmotivated as I approached this Shootout. I had been sick for the past couple of days and had just finished a particularly frustrating day at work. I wasn't in the mood to take pictures, I was in the mood to go home, find the highest calorie snack in my pantry and pig out in front of the Sister Wives marathon I had TiVo'd the day before. (Admit it, you watch it too.). But I had made a commitment to this Shootout and I wasn't going to bail. So I hauled myself over to Central Park dreading every mile.


My mood immediately shifted when I met Tim and Tara. Such a cute couple!! Little shocks of lightening ran through my fingers as I turned on my camera and all of the sudden I wasn't tired anymore :) I wasn't hungry and I was having a lovely day.. And I remembered why I love what I do. It is such an honor for a couple to let you into their little world, to catch a glimpse of their love and make it last forever. To celebrate that they have found the person that they want to spend forever with. Ahhh.... Thanks you guys for waking my up from my day and reminding my why I love being a photographer.

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Los Angeles Wedding Photographer, Becca Rillo lets you tell your love story without ever having to say a word.

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Nate & Molly: Married! | Santa Clarita, California | Los Angeles Wedding Photographer Becca Rillo

I'm an Etsy Whore. I'll just put that out there to start with, I am obsessed with Etsy. Homemade, totally creative headbands, decorations, home goods, wedding stuff. Everything :) If I had unlimited funds to decorate my home, I would decorate everything with Etsy stuff, well.. that and Anthropologie, but that's another blog post all together. This wedding was super cute! With a "Lovebirds" themed wedding, you seriously can't go wrong. Emilee Sutherland is the creative mastermind behind Tasteful Tatters and she kicked butt with this wedding. She custom made the bride's veil and coordinated all of the other decorations with a wonderful team of family and friends. Poor thing, I thought her feet were going to fall off at the end of the night from all of the running back and forth. But she was invaluable to Nate + Molly, and I don't even think that they fully realize everything that she did for them. The night couldn't have happened without her. Seriously, if you need a coordinator or if you need help styling your wedding, get in touch with Emilee. For reals.

Anyhow, enjoy the photographs of the newly married, Mr. & Mrs. Reynolds!

Photography :: Becca Rillo Photography Event Coordination :: Emilee Sutherland Invitation Design :: Shannon LaBar Hair :: Melissa Rivera Make-up :: Nicole Lind

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Los Angeles Wedding Photographer, Becca Rillo lets you tell your love story without ever having to say a word.

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