So… we’re all stuck at home for the time being. We are filling our days with games, tv, reading, podcasts and hopefully some self-care during this quarantine. I often get questions in my stories about botox and eyelashes and anything else that you may have seen me InstaStory, which is a lot… lol. But last week I took my story live and shared some of my own self-care, an at-home chemical peel. Let me start with this little disclaimer: I am not a licensed esthetician, and I do not guarantee your results, but this totally works for me.

Product List:

Coconbby Facial Steamer

Hypebeauty Blackhead Vacuum

Tinkle Eyebrow Razor

Face Halo

Admire My Skin Vitamin C Oil

Admire My Skin Brightening Serum

Step 1- Steam your face to open pores.

Step 2- Apply vitamin c oil and shave face using razor- avoid eyebrows.

Step 3- Vacuum pores

Step 4- Clean face using halo.

Step 5- Apply Skin Brightening Serum- this stings.

I usually repeat this process 2- 3 times in one week to maximize my results, my skin does appear red and I have to wear a hat when I go out for several days- which is why for me, now is the perfect time for this. If you try it at home please let us know how it worked and if you liked your results. If you have any questions for me, chime in here or on Instagram and I’ll do my best to respond.

We hope you’re making the most of your time at home and that you find time for some self- care during the quarantine, we are trying.

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With all the crazy going on right now and the uncertainty of what’s in store for your wedding, Leah Marie Photography is excited to share that we will now be including a live streaming of your wedding ceremony in our videography packages (for the Studio as well). We are all adjusting to this new normal and we know that it will pass, but not yet when, and we want all our couples to know that they can count on us to ease some worry. We feel like adding this service can help alleviate the stress you may be feeling about some of your guests not being able to attend in person. Adding this service will enable you to keep your wedding date and ensure that those near and far can still share in the joy of your day.

We’ve been sharing details on live streaming your wedding in our Instgram stories, and streamed our first wedding on March 14th from Villa de Amore. We want to make sure you know the basics of how it will work, we have a few options available for live streaming your wedding including Instagram Live, Periscope, and Vimeo. This is something you’ll want to plan for in advance, send your guests an email (we’ll help with this) to provide them with a link and information about timing so that they can be prepared to tune in on time and we will take care of the rest.

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Wedding Details, Rings

I know, I know… What is a Wedding Details Box? Every wedding we photograph has beautiful details and we love to capture them for our couples, especially the personal items that couples choose for themselves or for each other (think wedding gifts).

When our couples have a planner or coordinator we are often delivered what we call a “Wedding Details Box” and we LOVE that. But sometimes our couples don’t have a planner or coordinator and we still want to be able to capture these special details for our couples. So we thought we should share with you some must-have items to include in your wedding details box and show you some beautiful examples so that you know what to expect.

For the Bride

  1. Wedding Invitation Suite
  2. Wedding Day Shoes
  3. Your Earings
  4. Wedding Day Perfume
  5. Your Vows
  6. Garter
  7. Hair Accessories
  8. Bouquet
Wedding Details Box, Wedding Day Details
Wedding Details Box, Wedding Day Details

For the Groom

  1. Cuff Links
  2. Watch
  3. Sunglasses
  4. Socks
  5. Shoes
  6. Cologne
  7. Boutineer
Grooms Details
Grooms Details

When we begin planning with our couples we always talk about a shot list to ensure we are on the same page with our couples about which aspects, people and details are most important to them. These small personal items can seem like an afterthought but you will be so happy to have these to look back and they always make for a beautiful addition to any album. Knowing that you have them ready before the wedding day, in your details box, to be captured will make these shots easier to capture and will allow you to enjoy the moments before your wedding without worry.

We can’t wait to see your wedding details box and play with a flat lay that shows off your personality and the choices you made as a couple.

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Claire and Eric’s Old Hollywood Palm Springs Wedding

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Having our weddings published is so much fun. We love sharing the news with our couples and having them be excited to relive the day again. Claire and Eric’s Ingleside Inn wedding was featured in a recent issue of Exquisite Weddings magazine. They delved into all the details with Erika Nicoles about the big day. Here is a bit of what they dished, ” Looking back, Claire says some of her favorite moments were an impromptu group dance with all of the attendees and the ceremony. Oh, and one particular photo displayed front and center: A snapshot of them coincidentally standing side by side at … the wedding of their mutual friends. It seems like proof enough that these two were destined for happily ever, indeed. “

For us, working with such a sweet couple who really got into the details, made shooting this wedding a breeze. From the beautiful cake to gorgeous florals everything tied together, creating a memorable experience for all their friends and family. They wanted a romantic and classic theme that matched the Old Hollywood and Spanish vibes of their venue, so they went with whites and greens, with mauve and rose gold accents.

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Congratulation to Claire and Eric, who believe in fate!

Vendor Credits

Photographer: Leah Marie Photography
Venue: Ingleside Inn
Coordinator: Michelle Garibay Events
Floral: Vaso Bello
Bride Gown + Veil:  Matthew Christopher and Mon Amie Bridal Salon
DJ:  Pro Sound DJs
Stationary: Something Lettered
Cake/Dessert Bar: Laura Marie’s Cakes
Rentals:  Signature Party Rentals
Bride’s Hair + Makeup:  Chelsea Nicole Makeup & Hair
Bridesmaid Dresses: A The Dessy Group and Bella Bridesmaids
Groomsmen Attire:  Friar Tux

Featured: Exquisite Weddings

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Congratulations! The two of you have decided to make it official, this is an exciting time.

Temecula Engagement

Did you know that this is “Engagement Season”? Yes, that’s a thing, and over 57% off all engagements happen during “engagement season”- the time between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. Which means most people are going to be planning their wedding AT THE SAME TIME as you. Which means you better get busy, especially if you want to get married in October- the busiest wedding month of the year… that’s right, not everyone dreams of being a Spring bride.

Where do you start? With your venue of course, securing your date will impact all other decisions… like whether or not you can work with that photographer you’ve been stalking on Instagram. LOL

Once those two big puzzle pieces are in place the fun can begin. Starting with an engagement session will help you get comfortable and set you up to start sharing all the news… an engagement announcement, wedding website, save the dates are all great places to use the photos from your engagement session.

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Seriously though, we could not be more excited for you and the journey you are about to embark on, this is an exciting time in your lives and one that goes by quickly.

Happy Engagement… Season!

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