lisa and Caesar Wedding St. Regis Orange County and Jana Williams Photography































                                     The team that made this beautiful wedding happen:



Coordinator Jeannie Savage, Details Details  
Event Manager Samantha Farris, Details Details  
Assistant Tiffany Kuo, Details Details  
Assistant Wisly Mak, Details Details
Catering Manager Amanda Hardesty  
Hair/Makeup Travis and Gordon  
Ceremony/ Cocktail Hour Cheryl Gates, Angelia Strings  
DJ Andrew Ngyuen, VIP DJ  
Floral Designer tbd  
Photographer Jana Williams  
Videographer Matthew & Inese, Love & YouVideo  
Officiant Reverent Clint Hufft  
Cake The Butter End  

Dress                                       Inbal Dror

Music to my ears and Jana Williams photography

I am a huge music person. I listen to music when I am happy, sad, alone, or in a crowd. I always say people listen to music in two different ways: either the words or the beat.  Personally I listen to the words. OH the WORDS. I Love Words and the story.  This song by Luie Armstrong has such beautiful words. I wanted to share it with you today.  I took this image in San Fransisco last month at Hue and Tong’s wedding and it just melts my heart.  In my mind I hear the little  girl saying “come on Aunt Hue lets go watch Frozen”  Stay Inspired , Jana

“What A Wonderful World”

I see trees of green,
red roses too.
I see them bloom,
for me and you.
And I think to myself,
what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue,
And clouds of white.
The bright blessed day,
The dark sacred night.
And I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow,
So pretty in the sky.
Are also on the faces,
Of people going by,
I see friends shaking hands.
Saying, “How do you do?”
They’re really saying,
“I love you”.

I hear babies cry,
I watch them grow,
They’ll learn much more,
Than I’ll ever know.
And I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.

Yes, I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.

Oh yeah.

Hold tight to the ones you love. And Jana Williams Photography

“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.”
― Henry Ellis

Some couples are so affectionate. I remember Arron and Fatima were like this perfect fit. They held on to each other so tight and really saw  each other when they looked at each other.  Its a Beautiful thing to see through my lens.

Personally growing up my family was not very affectionate.  Not allot of hugging and physical touch.  As I have become an adult I feel like physical touch is so important. You can say I love you with a hug. A real hug.  I was in Alabama last week and I gave my Dad and Mom lots of hugs :)  I would squeeze tight and hold on for a few more seconds than normal haha.  They would laugh and say “your so California” but I saw my Daddy’s eye tear up and by the end of the trip my mom was the one who wouldn’t let go of me :)

So I encourage you to “Hold tight to the ones you love” Sometime they need a hug or touch more than words.

Stay Inspired


You hold the Key to my Heart

I took this photo in Austin at connie and Daniel’s wedding last weekend and just got the scans back. I just love this image. It gives me the most beautiful visual of what it means to hold the key to someone’s heart. When someone holds the key to your heart they help you shine, they see the very best things about you and then hold a mirror up so you can see it too, they “unlock” the music inside of you.

If you have a person who hold the key to your heart be nice to them. If you are still looking, don’t give up. Everyone has a perfect match.

Stay Inspired!

All you need is love…

I’m visiting my family in Alabama for a few days. We are at the beach and todays was just beautiful. My day to day life is full of photography, traveling, meetings, traffic, inspiration, and everything that goes with being a wife, a woman, and a business owner. But today was different. I floated around in the ocean for hours with my 3 year old neice Lily Reese. As we floated in the ocean we laughed, we played with each others hair, we talked about where the birds were flying to and what we would name our pet dolphins if we had one. We talked about our favorite colors, favorite foods, what time of day was our favorite time, what our favorite sounds are? She said her’s was the sound of Bells. Her favorite food is popsicle and she would name her pet dolphine Fiivvveeey. It was a pretty phonominal day. Then I took Knox, my nephew who is turing one, on a long walk along the shore as he feel alseep in my arms to the sound of the waves.
I found myself thinking about all the mommys and daddys who have these days and experiences often or even daily with there kids. What a gift. Lily Reese and I were getting ready for bed tonight and came out on the balcony to listen to the ocean and read a bed time story. Before I kissed her goodnight she said “You need to get a baby Aunt Jan Jan ” in her sweet southern accent.
Of course its a thought and a desire that I have for the future and when that time comes I can’t wait to sit my child for the entire day and learn so much about myself by just sitting in the ocean daydreaming.

Thank you for today Lily Reese I needed a day exactly like today to remind me that “all we need is love”.
You are a light and you make my heart sing.

Love Aunt Jan Jan