Sunset Proposal at Terranea Resort

Karina Pires - Southern California Proposal Photographer

Los Angeles Vendor Spotlight: Details Details + Bloom Box

Recently, Kristi from Details Details and Fayaz from Bloom Box hired me to photograph the details of this romantic wedding at Lido House Newport Beach. These vendors do such incredible work that I feel honored to photograph! Previously, we’ve collaborated on several events, including this backyard luau birthday party and floral-filled baby shower. Today, I’m […]


Lido House Newport Beach wedding by Details Details

Must-Have Photos at Your Los Angeles Mitzvah

Karina Pires - Los Angeles Mitzvah Photographer

Why You Should Book Engagement Party Photography

One aspect of the wedding photography experience many couples overlook is engagement party photography. While engagement sessions featuring the bride and groom have grown in popularity, many don’t think to hire a photographer for their engagement party. However, this event is a fantastic opportunity for high-quality photos with your family and friends! Read on for […]


Bride and groom portraits from an Orthodox Jewish engagement party

How to Plan Your Los Angeles Proposal

How to plan your Los Angeles proposal

Moody Boho-Chic Fall Wedding at The Culver Hotel

You may recognize Sara and Chris from their greenhouse engagement session! The couple chose the greenhouse location because they love gardening and boho-chic style. Accordingly, their fall wedding at The Culver Hotel was a boho lover’s dream, with dried flowers and a moody autumnal-inspired color palette. It was a gorgeous celebration from start to finish, […]


Karina Pires - Los Angeles Wedding Photographer

Long Beach Waterfront Wedding at Hotel Maya

Karina Pires - Los Angeles Wedding Photographer

Golden Hour Engagement Session at Manhattan Beach

I loved connecting with Kara and Chris to shoot their Manhattan Beach engagement session! I’ve been photographing Kara’s aunt and her family for years. So, when Chris popped the question, Kara’s aunt immediately referred her and Chris to me to book their engagement session. It was amazing to make another family connection, and I can’t […]

Engagement Session

Golden hour engagement session at Manhattan Beach

A Watercolor Monogram Inspired This California Wedding

Summer wedding in California

Backyard Luau Fourth Birthday Party in Los Angeles

I couldn’t wait to collaborate with Kristi from Details Details again for Laetitia’s luau-themed fourth birthday party in Los Angeles! Her team outdid themselves by creating this lavish event in the family’s backyard, complete with a shaved ice station, a pink bounce castle, and a visit from Minnie Mouse.  Over the years, I’ve photographed many […]


Karina Pires - Los Angeles Event Photographer

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