I have known Jill since high school, and I can honestly say it was heart-warming to see her so smiley and happy on her wedding day.  I always feel so special photographing the weddings of friends, like I can give them something wonderful on a day that’s among the most memorable in their lives.

St. Simon & Jude Catholic ChurchJill & Joselito were wed at Jill’s childhood church, Sts. Simon & Jude in Huntington Beach, officiated by Father Isaiah Mary Molano.

calla lily boutonniereFlowers were designed by Lifetime Weddings and Events

blushing brideThings I love today: This adorable candid Matt captured of Jill peeking out of her Silver Star limo before walking into her ceremony, and this delicious patch of light (with such a wicked lamp in the background!) that I found at the Huntington Beach Hyatt.

Sts. Simon & Jude weddingCan you spy with your little eye Adept Eye Video cinematographizing?

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Jill & Joselito

Posing Jill with Joselito took a bit of cunning, given that he is about five inches shorter than she is!

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TomGirl Baking CoTomGirl Baking Company furnished the colorful cake with cute little sugar bear toppers, and Lisa Simpson Wedding Celebrations helped keep the party moving along!


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Congratulations to Jill & Joselito!

  • Great pictures, Molly and Matt! You did a terrific job! All of the pics are awesome, but I especially like the limo one and the night one.

  • Joselito Castro

    The pictures look spectacular. The colors stand out and you can really see that the custom-made handkerchiefs I got for my guys match the girls’ dresses perfectly! I especially like the picture of me with the person putting on my boutonniere (I think that was Matt).

  • Awesome pictures, love them all, especially the one with all twelve of us. Congratulation J&J

  • Michael Charnley

    Wow, these photos turned out great!The fountain pic has to be personal spot for no.1 right now. Congrats again Jill and Joselito!

  • Nice pictures from a nice wedding!

  • this was one FUNtastic experience as a member of jill and joselito’s bridal party. and it is even more wonderful when the pictures relive not only the moments but the feelings encompassed and expressed. thank you luminaire for the smiles you brought to this very-much-in-LOVE couple. i cannot wait to view the entire album!!

    from the moment our photographer showed up to the house i greatly appreciated that she not only was she intent on capturing jill in all her glory and beauty, but that the little details were also a focal point. i.e. the grrreat picture of jill and the wacky yet sophisticated “wicked lamp.” sometimes these are forgotten even though they contributed greatly to the mood and setting.

    congratulations on a job well done!!as said, i cannot wait to view the entire album!!
    ~diana georghiou (bridesmaid)

  • Totally Beautiful

  • Stephanie Sczech

    The pictures are amazing. I love all the laughing pictures. Hehe, congrats luv!

  • Danielle Bitetti

    Great day & beautiful wedding! The pictures truely displayed the fun and love that was shared in the day. The wedding party shoot was really fun!

    It was an honor to be part of thier special day.

  • Luminaire’s did a wonderful job at capturing Jill & Joselito’s special day. All the details that made up their special day were well documented, from the candid yet lovely images of the children anticipating the brides arrival to the beautiful wedding reception. Beautiful pictures, looking forward to seeing the rest!

  • Love the picture of Jill peeking out of the Limo! How sweet!!

  • Beautiful day, beautiful couple and beautiful photographs! Thanks Molly for all you and your husband did on our daughter’s special day.

  • […] Jill & Joselito’s custom wedding album has arrived, just in time for the holidays! Their 10×15 Finao book includes an aqua-toned leather cover custom with a green textured spine designed to match their wedding colors, with a nice big photo cut-0ut and clear black name stamping. The page designs were created in-house exclusively for the couple. I just had to show off this spiffy book, I think it’s an amazing keepsake to display on the coffee table for all their holiday visitors…not to mention a brand new special heirloom for Jill & Joselito’s family! […]

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