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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Tell your love story without ever having to say a word.

Becca Rillo Photography | 661.310.6909 |

Lukas & Susannah | French Inspired Shoot on Style Me Pretty | Los Angeles Wedding Photographer Becca Rillo

Oh my goodness! This was one of the most beautiful, inspiring photo shoots that I've even been a part of. I'm so thankful to my models for the day, Lukas and Suzy (who are totally amazing photographers, too!) because they filled in for me 2 days before the shoot when my original models dropped out. Well... OBVIOUSLY I couldn't be happier about the last minutes switch up because they were just perfect. **love you guys**

See what Archive Vintage Rentals had to say about the shoot!

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Photography: Becca Rillo Photography / Cinematography: Hyperburn Photography / Flowers: Primary Petals / Hair: Anna Quinn Design / Make-up:Beautiful Faces by Denise / Event Design: A Regal Affair / Rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals / Additional Rentals: Tasteful Treasures / Reception Location: Le Chene French Restaurant / Invitations + Jewelry: Prim & Pixie / Wedding Cake: CAKEgoodness / Wedding Dress: Renee Strauss / Models: Lukas + Suzy VanDyke of Lukas VanDyke Fine Art Photography

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Tell your love story without ever having to say a word.

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

I was on such a roll with blogging.. such a roll. And then the unthinkable happened: I filled up my hard-drive. My 2 TERABYTE hard-drive! My first one ever, it was definitely a milestone. However, it totally through a monkey wrench into my blogging because I didn't have enough space to create new pictures! AND since I'm cheap..frugal, I suppose.. I chose the Super Saver Shipping option from Amazon and it took 2+ weeks to get my new one delivered! I learned my lesson and I'm back in my groove, I promise. Here we go! The long-awaited Part Two of Josh & Amber's Engagement Session!


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!