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    This is supposed to be where you can keep up with some of my latest work and see images and projects I am working on. However, I need to improve on keeping this blog somewhat current. Sometimes it looks like my blog is withering off to Never Never Land. Posting images and writing blog content is NOT one of my strengths, so please forgive me for not keeping you all up to date. I am often in Honolulu and Los Angeles shooting for some amazing people, pets and organizations. Feel free to shoot me an email at 105,110,102,111,64,103,97,121,108,97,101,108,105,122,97,98,101,116,104,46,99,111,109,46.moc.htebazilealyag@ofni

    I love the artistry of photography and am ridiculously attracted to images that speak volumes with no text. I've photographed celebrities, entrepreneurs, artists, products, food, real estate, moms, dads, brides, grooms, babies, pets and more. If it exists, I will shoot it. Follow this blog for a mix of everything and feel free to visit my portfolio on the "official" photography site www.GaylaElizabeth.com.

This plush wedding took place at the gorgeous Brentwood Country Club in Los Angeles for the Gordon / Weinstein family and did not disappoint. The excitement was in high gear from early on and Allie was full of smiles and giggles ALL day. There were no nerves or no anxiety here. It was like watching a little girl in a candy store. Honestly, I must warn you her smile is infectious. She was such a gorgeous bride in her rockin’ Vera Wang gown. Her Vera Wang gown was to die for.  So sexy… so beautiful and just… gorgeous on Allie.  Kinda like a “wonderland” :-).

Over 225 of their closet friends and family watched Jeremy and Allie wed as they stood under a custom made hoopa made especially for them. The weather was beautiful, an adorable entry down the aisle from the bride as dad got a bit teary. The pink themed wedding didn’t stop with the gorgeous decor in the ballroom. The table settings were adorable and each table was decorated with some incredible silver collectibles and GORGEOUS flowers. Simply beautiful. The reception was jumpin’ with an amazing live band that rocked their socks off while everyone got their groove on. One of the highlights was the father/daughter dance as Allie’s sister sang “Why Do Fools Fall In Love”. It was adorable!

You can see Jeremy and Allie’s engagement pics by clicking here. I look at these pictures and can’t help but smile when I see that glow in Allie. She was an absolute stunning bride! Congrats Allie and Jeremy…. wishing you all the best. xoxo. Be sure to watch the slide show at the end of this post for more pics :-)…..

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Of course a nice pair of Jimmy Choo shoes are in tow..

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Look at her figure… Just love it!

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Jeremy got a few laughs out of everyone during the ceremony…:-)

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Each table was decked out with some amazing silver from her step father’s collection. A beautiful touch to compliment those amazing flowers from Hidden Garden.

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A darling little cake that tasted very delish! mmm

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Allie and Jeremy had a very cool candy bar for guests with the pink theme running through the table. Candy Girl set up an amazing spread of sweets including: PINK lemon candy, white chocolate macadamia nut bark, chocolate cookie bars, white chocolate covered pretzels, old fashioned candy sticks, meringue clouds, chocolate balls, kisses, chocolate bark with peanut butter,  salt water taffy and so much more. It was a very SWEET table!

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The band was rockin’ all night. Amazing music and made for some great dancing.

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Press play below to see a slide show of Jeremy loves Allie…

Below is a list of vendors who helped make this wedding possible:

Venue: Brentwood Country Club

Wedding Coordinator: Joie de Vivre – Jennifer Hronek

Photographer: Gayla Elizabeth Photography

Florist: Hidden Garden

Cake: Rosebud Cakes

Officiant: Rabbit Yossi Carron

Music: West Coast Music

Lighting: Images by Lighting

Candy Station: Candy Girl

Videographer: Video Services Unlimlited

A very special thank you to Lucia for the amazing help throughout the entire day. You are GREAT! xoxo

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  • Della - Absolutely gorgeous photos, you captured it all, I felt like I was there. The bride is sooooo beautiful, her gown and shoes, “wow”. Just loved the pictures of the whole bridal party, the bridesmaids and grooms all looked terrific.
    Gotta hand it to you kiddo, you are one super photographer, yup, the best……..

  • Lani Te'O - The Bride, her gown, shoes, ring, everything, absolutely breath taking. The bride is so beautiful, you can see her beaming with happiness. Terrific photos, loved it all.
    Lani

  • Allie Weinstein - Gayla – we just got back from our “mini-moon.” I can’t stop looking at these photos! They are beyond beautiful. I couldn’t be happier. You are truly the hardest working photographer ever. You managed to remain calm too during a lot of high tension moments. Can’t wait to get started on the album! xoxo, Allie and Jeremy

  • Lisa Matsushige - These photos are so amazing! Awesome job :-)

  • Jackie Sorkin - Allie! Thank you for sharing this amazing day with me. I’m glad we were able to help sweeten your sweetest day ever. Amazing photos, what a stunning celebration. I’ll do your baby shower when that time comes.. Mazel Tov..
    XO, Jackie

  • Allie Weinstein - Yes you will Jackie!!! thanks again!

  • Jackie Sorkin - LOL! And bring the silver trays too!!!

  • Barbara Yasuhara - BRAVO to my friend Gayla Elizabeth who shot the heck outta this wedding in Los Angeles! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  • Barbara Yasuhara - Allie your wedding rocked! Gayla really captured the magic therein….I could feel it in her photos and in your smile!

  • Joseph - BEAUTIFUL IMAGES Gayla! I love the detail shots and the candid moments you’ve captured. Congratulations to the newly wed couple!

  • Laurie Simons Stokes - Beautiful

  • Amir Morteza Rouhi - that’s very perfect.

  • Stephen Cox - Beautiful work and what a gorgeous couple. Nicely done.

  • Terri Lynn Price - Customer Candy Buffet Bars great job as always. When I get married will you come to MICHIGAN? LOL.

  • Christina Nieber - Hi! Do you happen to know where she got those precious table linens with the dots?! I didn’t see them under the vendor list!

While these two grew up in the same Beverly Hills neighborhood, they never seen or heard of each other until mutual friends tried to set them up a while ago.  Jeremy was given Allie’s number but never called. dom.dom. dom…..It was only months later when Allie was at a party at the W Hotel when she met this guy… yup, it was Jeremy. It was only after a brief conversation and recalling his last name Weinstein that Allie realized he was the guy that never called! “Allegedly”, Jeremy never got her number from their mutual friends. ( I thought I’d use the legal term, since Allie is a lawyer! LOL. ) Funny thing was Allie said she wasn’t really into Jeremy after meeting him that night.

Fast forward to the present day and here we are, Allie and Jeremy are officially engaged and getting married. Yup, MARRIED! I met with them both this past weekend to go over a few details about their upcoming wedding and we managed to squeeze in a little mini-engagement session.   You can see they were in fact meant for each other and they both are overflowing with cuteness.  So much for not Allie not being into him after meeting him that first night. Congrats Allie and Jeremy. I’m excited to be shooting your wedding coming up in August!:-)

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This one is not as happy as I would have liked it to be.  I just learned last night that my dad was taken to the Emergency Room as he was feeling ill. After many tests, they admitted him and he will be going in for surgery in the am. It’s not exactly how I was hoping he would be celebrating his Father’s Day. Luckily, my brother and his family were visiting him for the weekend and was with him to ensure he got the medical attention he needed. I spoke to my dad this morning, as he lay in his hospital bed. While it was nice to hear his voice, it still saddened me to know he is being hospitalized..and on Father’s Day at that. I pray for his speedy recovery and good health.  Please be sure you tell your father how much they mean to you…. give them thanks… share your love.  Life is too short and you never know when one’s time is up. Live with no regrets, only love. I hope all the other fathers in the world have a great day. Be blessed!

Here’s a pic of my dad taken at my nephew’s USMC graduation. Love you daddy…xoxo

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  • Della - God Bless you, honeygirl……

He’s a financial planner…she’s a doctor and together…they made baby Donovan; this cute big blue-eyed adorable baby boy. This family / baby photo session took months in the making. Literally.  Julianne and Doug (and baby Donovan) do a lot of traveling, so getting this photo session locked in on a date that worked for all of us was a bit challenging.A After many calls,emails, voicemails and text messages, we finally locked in a date this past Sunday.  The Solorzano family was actually vacationing in Las Vegas this past weekend, and returned early this past Sunday specifically for this photo shoot. Yup, a weekend in Vegas…followed by a family photography session in Century City! Needless to say, little Donovan was a little tired; but we did manage to capture his personality and great smile.  We started on his bed in his nursery and then headed out to the front yard. See the adorable family below…

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  • Della - what great pictures, and what an adorable baby, so precious.