The 43rd Toyota Grand Prix returned to the streets of Long Beach where spectators witnessed James Hinchcliffe take top honors in the Verizon IndyCar Series race using a Honda engine, his first victory since being seriously injured in a 2015 accident while practicing at the Indianapolis 500.
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Formula DRIFT returned to the streets of Long Beach where James Deane placed 1st in his Worthouse Drift Team / Falken Tire Nissan S15. Deane took a 7 year hiatus from Formula DRIFT and returned in dramatic fashion. Alex Heilbrunn, in the Nitto Tire BMW M3, took second while Ryan Tuerck, piloting the Gumout / Hankook Tire Toyota 86, placed third. Last year’s Round 1 winner, Chelsea DeNofa, in his new purple RTR Motorsports Ford Mustang, was unable to make it past the Top 16 against Piotr Wiecek. DeNofa spun out after his transition under the bridge.
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Courtney & Jeremy met through mutual friends at the tender age of fifteen and there was an instant spark. While juggling school and work, they both still manage to find time for each other. They enjoy spending time at the beach, because it was the perfect place to walk countless miles in the sand and dream about their future. They both grew up in two different kinds of family, yet found themselves to be quite similar. They both pursued their dream to obtain a Bachelor’s degree. Currently, Courtney is finishing her last semester at Cal State Fullerton, while Jeremy is a Los Angeles County Deputy Trainee who is expected to graduate in early March. As they begin this new chapter in their lives, these two could not be more thrilled to do it together.
Ariana and Michael first met each other while working at Rainforest Cafe when Ariana was the new girl and Michael had to train her behind the bar. Even though they worked together, they weren’t initially attracted to each other – yet they were destined to be together. Michael was worried she was going to take his shifts and Ariana thought he was rude at the time. Little did they know that they would soon become lifelong soul-mates.
When it came time to propose to Ariana, Michael took her to the pool hall where they had their first date and asked her to be his wife. Fast forward nearly a year, Ariana and Michael were married at a beautiful estate in San Juan Capistrano. The estate was truly like a page from a fairy tale with its storybook mansion nestled among the gorgeous landscape.
“The wedding was everything we could have imagined and some. If we could do it all over again, we would try only making it last longer, “ said Ariana.
Even though there was potential for downpour, the California sun shone through and kept the day dry. Everything about the day was perfect, from the weather to the ceremony. Family and friends came from New York, Arizona, and Mexico to witness these two begin a new life in marriage.
Wedding Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA
Cake Maker: Ian Tower
DJ: G Entertainment
Caterer: Bad To The Bone BBQ
Florist: Sue Dussinger
Dress: Mon Amie Bridal
Photographer: Oliver Petalver
2nd shooter: Jesse Isais
:: Oliver Petalver
Formula DRIFT returned to the streets of Long Beach, CA to start the 2016 Pro Championship season. Chelsea DeNofa, piloting the BC Racing / GT Radial BMW, took top honors earning his first ever Formula DRIFT victory. The combination of rain and unpredictable asphalt conditions added a challenging element to the event. Scores of fans still came out to watch the action despite what Mother Nature brought. Last year’s Formula DRIFT champion, Frederic Aasbo, placed second piloting the Rockstar Energy / Nexen Tire Scion tC.
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“What do you want to be married to me for anyhow?”…………………………………..”So I can kiss you anytime I want” –Sweet Home Alabama
This adorable couple initially met while working together at Rainforest Cafe. It wasn’t exactly love at first sight since Michael didn’t make a good impression on Ariana. She thought of him as rude at the time and he thought she was going to take his shifts. They then eventually starting working together more often bartending. It was then that Michael started helping Ariana out. One night, Ariana needed her tips from him so they decided to meet up and hang out. Afterwards, they went on a couple of dates and the rest is history. Now, they both look forward to spending the rest of their lives together and seeing what the future holds.
Glad to have had the opportunity to photograph this beautiful family at Sunset Beach, California. Even though it was pretty chilly, you couldn’t tell from the kids’ faces. Congratulations on your newest addition to the family!
The love in our family grows strong and deep…leaving special moments to treasure and keep.
What started out as a friendship soon turned into love. Eli and Anne were friends for about a year before their first date at the beach. Eli was brave enough to let Anne drive his car even though she drove like a turtle. Eli kept thinking, “Come on….move it. Punch it girl.” After 15 months of dating, Eli decided to pop the question to Anne. Nearly 2 years after their first date at the beach, this couple agreed to head back to the beach near the cliffs of Laguna for their engagement session and are now planning to tie the knot soon!