Sunday, September 25, 2011

Mon Bien-Aime Est a Moi et Je Suis Son...

My Beloved is Mine and I am His...

He knew the moment he met her that she would be his forever.  She said she knew too but still had to play a little hard to get.  

They dated traditionally, met one anther's children and spent enough time together to know for sure this was a match made in the heavens.  Once Maurice decided to make Isabelle his bride, he did something spectacular...he surprised he with a trip to France to see her parents and family for the Christmas Holiday.  

Isabelle was stunned by such a gift but not as much as she was when Maurice knelt down next to the Seine and with the help of a very sly and very French portraiture artist...proposed marriage to his soulmate.


Thank GOD the girl said yes!

September 10th 2011 
I was lucky to  hanging out with the gorgeous Isabel while she got ready at the Ayers Hotel in Costa Mesa and she was a true joy!  Sweet and calm as always, she was more worried about those around her than herself.  Her darling daughter Madison helped keep her calm and down to earth by being the sassy and spunky pre-teen that she is and Isabelle's best friend Allison and Make-up/hair artist (and good friend) Janae stayed close by her side throughout.  

I was also lucky to spend time with Maurice, his son Alexander and best man Max before the I do's as well.  Maurice was cool as ice and sooo photogenic my camera would not stop shooting him (just wait till you see)! We had such fun wandering around the Ayers photographing these studly guys.

Isabel and Maurice were married at the BEAUTIFUL Talega Golf Club in San Clemente, CA and could not have been more romantic, calm or loving with one another.  

  They were married among 75 of their dearest family and friends and Isabelle's parents, brother and a few other family members traveled from France to witness the union of these two amazing people.  

Isabelle and Maurice, your day was nothing short of spectacular as is the love I see between the two of you.  Your wedding day made me feel this was is a romance meant for the movies and the stars and for eternity...

THANK YOU for choosing me to document such an important day.  I am inspired by you both.

Special thanks to my assistant/second shooter Matthew Seville!  You are the best.

Cheers to forever!


  1. Amazing work michele, as usual. Simply beautiful!!! Love ya, Amy

  2. Michele,
    Thank you so much for capturing our wedding day so well. You did an outstanding job! I'm still amazed at how well these photos have turned out. Also, thanks for sharing part of me and Belle's story. I truly knew she was the woman I'd marry by end of our very first date.
    Thanks again!


  3. awesome job Michelle! And absolutely stunning couple. :)

  4. Great work, Michele! I love them all!

  5. Beautiful photos! What a lovely couple-- they look so happy!!

  6. amazing!! those tunnel shots are something else! wow!

  7. What a great wedding! I love the tunnel shots and the sparkler shots so much!!! <3 from B school:)

  8. I love this! What a beautiful couple! I adore the b+w of the bride and the tunnel images and great! I love their love story - thanks for sharing!