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Donay and Justin’s wedding has been a long time coming. They booked my services nearly two years in advance! They wanted to be sure everything was planned for and budgeted. They are a truly fun couple. We had a fantastic time photographing their Santa Barbara Engagement Session and the energy and love we captured that day continued through their planning and into their wedding.

On the wedding day the weather decided to have some fun with us. It went from cloudy to rainy, to sunny, to windy. Regardless, everything worked out beautifully! We had a little adventure early on figuring out how to tie Justin’s bow tie (I give him props for a real one, not a clip on) and a few surprises during the reception. Justin brought Donay to the dance floor and performed a rap he wrote just for her and Donay and her bridesmaids snapped into a flash mob for Justin.

A lot of fun and a lot of love. I’m very excited that Donay & Justin have already signed up for my “client for life” service and I’ll have the honor of capturing all their special moments. Congratulations!


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Wedgewood Banquet Center, Camarillo http://www.wedgewoodbanquet.com/wedding-venue/sterling-hills-golf-club-camarillo
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  • Justin Ernest - Amazing work again Adam!ReplyCancel

  • Anica Barbosa - Simply the most beautiful wedding I have ever attended!! Perfect! Wish you both a happy life together!! Amazing pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Jazzmin Jameela - Ohhhhhh my gosh! I love every single one of these pictures!!!!! You look so gorgeous, and my brother looks like the good looking fly guy that he is.ReplyCancel

  • Robert M Butler - wow these pictures are awesome love them all.ReplyCancel

  • Robert Butler - wonderful wedding pictures are perfectReplyCancel

  • Tiffany Deanna Jones-Bolling - These pics are AMAZING!!!! Love love love these!ReplyCancel

  • Anita Amy - Love! Love! LOVE! Such a fabulous couple!ReplyCancel

  • Ketra Washington - I like all the pics! But my favorite is us girls in the bedReplyCancel

  • Alyssa Mineo - Absolutely stunning work! And a beautiful wedding!!ReplyCancel

  • Tasha Ernest - They came out amazing!!! The sky is gorgeous and you two look great. I can’t wait to see the rest of the photos 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Tasha Ernest - They came out amazing!!! The sky is gorgeous and you two look great!!! I can’t wait to see the rest of the photos 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Rosalind Esteen Summers - All of the pictures are very beautiful. What an amazing and beautiful couple. Your photographer was on point!ReplyCancel

  • Chantilly Singh - so beautiful and gorgeous. Loved every single one of these photosReplyCancel

  • charalyn ernest - The pictures are amazing, they really captured every beautiful moment. Great jobReplyCancel

  • Jonathan Arthur Smith - Coolest newly weds out, Forsure.ReplyCancel

  • Rosa Alejandra Martinez - Most handsome, elegant couple I’ve seen! Gorgeous pictures. Kudos Mr. Photographer!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Sewell - I love how the photographer was able to capture so many emotions that day. The pictures are phenomenal! The people are quite nice looking as well! LolReplyCancel

  • Valarie - The wedding was such a beautiful and amazing event. The pictures came out perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Alisha Nazareno - Wow!!! Amazing photos. Every single picture is crystal clear!!! Amazing photographer. I can’t wait to see the rest of the photos they have in store for you! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Natasha Makin - Adam you’re truly a Ninja!!!!! You and your wife make an awesome team. You captured the beauty, elegance and pure joy of the entire event. Can’t wait to see more. Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Riley - These are truly amazing! I have never seen such beautiful wedding pictures. Great original work.ReplyCancel

  • Karla Mendez - Wbat a beautiful wedding and georgeous pictures. Adam you are the best photographer!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Marcus Arceneaux - Goodness gracious… These pictures are ridiculous. The quality and artistry rivals that of high-end fashion magazines.ReplyCancel

  • Rozalyn Rutledge - Beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelli Vincent - Amazing pictures! The clarity is incredible. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Mariana Medina - Great wedding! Beautiful pictures, everyone looks like their glowing!ReplyCancel

  • Beto Merancio - They look amazing! What a wonderful time with great people! The pictures speak for themselves..ReplyCancel

  • Donay Butler Ernest - You are an artistic genius …between your creativity and ninja moves, I couldn’t imagine having anyone take our photos throughout the important milestones of our lives together! Thank you! I can wait to see them all!ReplyCancel

  • Kelli and Kevin - Beautiful picture and a beautiful day. Thank you Justin and Donay for allowing Kelli and I to share in your special day. It was truly a honor.ReplyCancel

  • Veronica Cabral Lerma - Congrats to you both! These are beautiful pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Catlin - Those are all just incredible photos! Really captures the magic of the day and all the creative touches!ReplyCancel

  • Mileena McKelvey - These pictures are beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie N. Simmonds - Amazing and breath taking! I feel like I was a part of your special day! Great job Adam!ReplyCancel

  • Sherman Tribe - Awesome shots and concepts! Love the blue!ReplyCancel

  • A'Monai Young - Donay. what a stunning bride you were…. your photographer captured all of your beauty. Congratulations and Best Wishes Mrs Ernest!!!ReplyCancel

  • Trey Ernest - These pictures came out great. Adam really put in work. Best wedding I’ve been to hands down!ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany Simmonds - Beautiful! So happy for you! The shoes though! Love them.ReplyCancel

  • Karla Soderlin Mendez - These are the most beautiful pictures I have seen. Adam you are an awesome photographer, I’m so glad that they chose you to take there wedding photo’s. My daughter looks absolutely beautiful and her husband is really handsome. They look so happy.ReplyCancel

  • Yaritza Betancourt - Beautiful images!ReplyCancel

  • Bahar Ehfad - So beautiful. Gorgeous bride and groom!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Stroup - Oh Donay Butler Ernest These pictures are magnificent, and your beauty just shines through in such an amazing way! I haven’t met your husband, but just by looking at these I can see that he is an amazing man…. I know the two of you will create such a happy life together, and I couldn’t be happier for you! Congratulations on everything… and when that honeymoon finally arrives, you will have so much to celebrate!!ReplyCancel

Westlake Bat Mitzvah Photography – I love working with this family! I photographed Kaela’s sister’s Bat Mitzvah a few year back and I’m honored to continue working with everyone. Kaela’s Bat Mitzvah service was held at Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills (we photographed in the temple a few days in advance as photography is not allowed during the service). The reception was held at the beautiful Westlake Village Inn in Westlake, Ca. It ended up raining on Saturday so rather than photographing outside, we ended up photographing the immediate and extended family in the hotel lobby. I moved around a ton of furniture, but we ended up with some great portraits.

In addition to the obvious love of family and friends, what really made the event were all the details put into the space by Jennifer & Karen of Soiree. Kaela wanted to incorporate her love of fantasy, steampunk, and books and Soirre was able to achieve this in a big way. Being that Kaela is an avid to reader, I made sure to photograph her doing what she does best. The same idea was incorporated into her portrait session (check it out here: )

Congratulations Kaela! (Scroll to the bottom of this Westlake Bat Mitzvah Photography post to check out all the vendors involved)


Westlake Bat Mitzvah Photography by Adam N. Parth, www.silvergeckophotography.com #silvergeckophotography
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Westlake Bat Mitzvah Photography by Adam N. Parth, www.silvergeckophotography.com #silvergeckophotography
Westlake Bat Mitzvah Photography by Adam N. Parth, www.silvergeckophotography.com #silvergeckophotography
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Vendors
Temple: Temple Aliyah – www.templealiyah.org
Venue: Westlake Village Inn – www.westlakevillageinn.com
Coordination & Design: Soiree – Jennifer Currier & Karen Snyder – www.soireela.com
DJ: Spotlight LA – Rocky Whatule- www.spotlightla.com
Photo Booth: Smile Lounge – www.smileloungephotobooth.com
Videography: Video Syndicate – Tom Pascucci – www.videosyndicate.com

  • Paula - Love it! Can’t wait to see the rest of the photos!ReplyCancel

The big day is here!  Kaela’s Bat Mitzvah day has arrived. I’ll be heading out this evening to photograph her reception, but first I wanted to share her portrait session. We photographed this a couple of months ago at the Last Bookstore in downtown Los Angeles. Kaela is an avid reader and this was the perfect location for her portrait. I’ve photographed here in the past and the best way to describe it is half bookstore, half art exhibit, half book lover’s wonderland (yes that’s 3 halves, somehow that math works for this place).

Congratulations Kaela!


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Related Links
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LA Wedding Photographer – I am a very “end-result”, product driven photographer. I want to make sure we do something with your wedding and event images. It’s for this reason I include an album in all my packages. Your album is the first step in giving life to your images and creating something that you will treasure forever. That being said, I do understand the desire to have a copy of the digital images. For this reason I offer a custom USB drive and case, in addition to your album.

This is not a CD with your name scribbled in sharpie. There is no value in that, there is no impact. Plus, many computers are no longer equipped with a CD drive, it’s becoming an outdated bit of technology. There is definitely a cost associated with receiving the digital images, the cost has to do with the value of those images, not the medium in which they are delivered, but why can’t that medium be something great? The images below are of a USB drive and case for a wedding. Wood drive, wood case, laser engraved with your name and wedding date (drive and case stylizes do vary from time to time and depend on the event or session). In addition to the drive, case, and images contained there in, you also receive a copyright release. This release gives you and your photo lab of choice legal permission to reprint the images for personal use. It’s always best to order your prints directly through me, as the quality can’t compare, but if you choose to, the copyright release allows you to print elsewhere.

Only receiving a CD or USB drive is an incomplete service. These drives are available in addition to your album and the various products I offer. Let’s give life to your images.

Here’s what this client said, when she received her custom USB drive and case:
“What a beautiful box and drive!! I can’t wait to look at them (the images) again…and again…and again (haha). Thank you sooo much for everything! Hope all is well, and thank you again Adam for the amazing wedding pics!!”


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Westlake Village Portrait Session – I photographed Emily’s portrait session earlier this year and I posted her Bat Mitzvah a while back (Emily’s Bat Mitzvah), but I’ve been meaning to share some images from her portrait session.

Quite often with these Bar/Bat Mitzvah portrait session I’ll stylize them and match the theme of the event or the interests of the child, but every now and then we just keep it simple. I’ve known Emily and her family for a number of years now, as I photographed her sisters Bat Mitzvah about 3 years ago. It’s been amazing watching them grow and seeing the beautiful and talented women they’ve become (they’re both great softball players, with their dad as coach).

Now, with the Bat Mitzvah milestone completed for both Emily and her sister, we’ll see what the future brings.


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Westlake Village Inn – www.westlakevillageinn.com