Patriotic Engagement Session from Jessica Lee Thomas

Before we start celebrating the 4th of July, we thought to share with you a lovely Independence Day e-session featuring the most sweet couple.  Danny is currently serving our country in the Army, and this session and location was perfect for these two love birds. This session is not only celebrating America’s birthday, but a couple’s love for each other. We LOVE this session and thanks to Jessica Lee Thomas for the breathtaking images. So, before you start the beach/pool parties, or barbecuing, take a moment to browse this amazing session.











From Jessica Lee Thomas

Crystal & Danny’s Love Story Session is one I will always remember. From the representation of their upcoming  4th of July Wedding Day, to the military tribute,  and most of all, the beautiful love these two share… their Engagement Session was perfect in every way. It’s important for me as a photographer to not just capture “photos” for an Engagement Session. Instead, I love to capture a Love Story that represents the two as a couple… and really stands to remind them (in many years to come) of their unique relationship. When Danny & Crystal told me they wanted to have their session on the Queen Mary, I knew it would be perfect. It is not only a symbol of patriotism, but also the backdrop to an incredible wedding on the 4th day of July at Hotel Maya. When Danny showed up in his Army Uniform and Crystal matching in her gorgeous army green skirt, black top, & pumps, I was thrilled! They looked amazing & the Queen Mary was a perfect setting for them. The entire afternoon, Danny was so attentive with Crystal. He was a perfect gentleman. Crystal just radiated with her love of Danny, as they laughed effortlessly throughout the session. When Danny and Crystal took out their over 6 ft. tall American Flag, we captured photos as we celebrated the United States of America and most importantly all those who serve selflessly for our Freedom. We also celebrated the day to come- when the fireworks would light the sky above their venue at Hotel Maya, while these two celebrated being husband and wife with their closest family & friends.

Fourth of July Table Inspiration

At BHL we are all about style, design, trends, and the parties and weddings that go with them.  We are getting into the 4th of July spirit, and  wanted to share with you a fabulous table design ready for any Fourth of July party.  Bring style to your Fourth of July Table with these amazing red, white , and blue tabletop elements. A simple yet very stylish tablescape put together by a  brilliantly talented team that has us “oohing”, and “awing” at every lovely detail. The pretty florals, the gorgeous linens, and the beachy touches are what make this table so festive and fun.  It kind of has us wanting to start the celebration a bit early. Lets celebrate America’s Birthday in style with this fantastic table! Get ready to be inspired and get into the Fourth of July spirit.








Venue: Hotel Seven 4 One

Florist: Studio La Fleur

Rentals: Baker Party Rentals

Linens: GBS Linens

Photography: Christine Bentley Photography


USA Love Engagement Session from Jaime Davis Photography

This week it is all about the red, white, and blue. We are super excited because the USA team is playing in the FIFA World Cup game today! We are cheering them on loud and proud, and chanting “U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A!!”. The USA team is not the only team we are cheering for today. We are applauding and cheering for this adorable and lovely couple and their amazing fourth of July inspired engagement session. What makes this session even more fabulous? The talented gal behind the lens. None other than our lovely friend and photographer, Jaime Davis of Jaime Davis Photography . Yep, she has done it again. Wowed us with her amazing photography skills. This couple is so cute and adorable. We have never met them, but we can just want to hang out with them all day. We love how they are showing off their USA love at this popular local Orange County spot. Perfect for any beach lover.  So, before cheering on your team today, take a moment to browse this fun red, white, and blue engagement session. If you were not in the spirit before, you will be after viewing the incredible images.  Enjoy, and GO TEAM USA!

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Meet Jillian and Aaron. They both love red white and blue and wanted to tie that in along with boating/beach for their engagement session. What I love is how they incorporated their daughter, Charlotte and included her in the session. What a cute girl she is! Jillian and Aaron, along with their daughter had a blast the day we went to Balboa Island and the Fun Zone. This location could not be any more perfect for this family.  From the boardwalk, to the sands of the beach, taking photos of this family was so fun!We laughed, and had such a great time! Congrats to Jillian and Aaron!

Presidents Day: Three American Inspired Looks

In celebration of Presidents Day, we wanted to share our American love, and give you three American inspired looks.  Put together by wardrobe stylist  Connie Kim  from Styled by Connie, each look embodies the “All American” colors of red, white, and blue.  The outfits all illustrate  a clean, casual, yet sophisticated look, which are perfect for Presidents Day. As we are inspired by Presidents Day, we hope you can find inspiration in these amazing outfits. Happy Presidents Day!


“Free Falling”                                                                                                        “Casual Chic”

American Woman
                                                    “California Dreaming”
  •  “Free Falling”: Blue denim maxi dress paired with red pumps to go with an accented red belt, topped off with a white handbag and gold accessories.
  •  “Casual Chic”: Staying true to classic American fashion, denim jeans paired with a festive red and white striped top. Paired with nude stilettos, gold accessories, aviators and a sun hat.
  • “California Dreaming”: High waisted blue shorts with a red floral crop top, paired with a white blazer, gold sandals and a nude clutch. Topped off with simple gold jewelry.