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When Vicky reached out about her vision for a session with me, I was over the moon with excitement for her ideas. Vicky and Jesse’s original wedding date was moved back due to COVID, so they decided to go ahead and elope privately and set a reception celebration date for 2022. They’ve rolled with all the pandemic punches, but wanted some couples photos with Vicky’s dream wedding dress. This Chino Hills, CA photo session is guaranteed to warm your heart with the sweetest surprise, so keep on scrolling!

High School Sweethearts

Vicky and Jesse met during her freshman year of high school. Jesse walked her home after school every day for almost two years before they began dating. When I asked them to describe their relationship, they chose “once in a lifetime love”. I mean come on, it doesn’t get any sweeter than that! They’re the high school sweetheart story everyone dreams of, and I felt so lucky to be documenting their marriage!

The Sweetest Surprise

If 2021 brides have learned anything, it’s that nothing goes according to plan, but usually everything works out in the sweetest way. Vicky and Jesse have grown up together since high school, and shortly after getting married, they found out that they were growing their family! After learning the wonderful news of their pregnancy, Vicky quickly realized that her dream wedding dress wouldn’t work for their wedding reception celebration anymore. So, Vicky and Jesse decided to capture some precious wedding photos while her dress still fit and also use this special opportunity to take some pregnancy announcement photos! How absolutely picture-perfect and heartwarming is their little family?!

It’s clear that Vicky and Jesse are great partners, and I’m sure they’ll be the loveliest parents. I absolutely love their story, and I feel so blessed to have been a part of it. Best of luck to you two as you continue to tackle life’s adventures together: first marriage, then the sweetest family!

Cheers, Alaina

Client Praise

-Jacqueline, may 2021

 "I walked away from my session wanting to put her in my pocket to boost my self esteem all day long because she just made me feel like the most beautiful person in the room.

"Working with Alaina was effortless"

-Brooke, July 2021

"The second I met her, I felt like I had known her forever, which made it a million times easier to just be ourselves in front of the camera.

"Her personality made it for me."

- Tracie, October 2021 bride

Alaina is spunky and fun and full of great ideas. She made my fiance and I feel so comfortable during our engagement session. We loved all the candid photos she caught of us

"She had us laughing the whole time"

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