Peeps, Places and Things We Love: Steven Lam Photography

It's summertime! It took a while to hit SoCal this year, but it's here now, and here to stay... probably until Christmas. 

Besides bringing the heat, spring and summer inspire a whole lotta love, and I'm not talking "flings", I mean lifetime commitments. That's right, it's wedding season, and the inspiration for our first "Peeps" we love blog. 

When Patrick and I were searching for our wedding photographer almost five years ago, Steven Lam was the first guy on my list, and one visit was all I needed (thanks Daily Candy!). Full of spunk in a small package with a big smile, he won me over wit his editorial background, candid shots and effortless styling. He also seemed as genuinely excited about our wedding as we were, which proved true at the event, as he ducked in and out of corners, climbed chairs and spun around on the dance floor to capture the perfect pic. 

Steven works with his wife Carmen in Los Angeles, and we have remained friends to this day (check out some of the cool new shots to appear soon on this site). We still check out his website to see his beautiful work and to refer newly engaged friends and family.

We also love his commitment to eco-consciousness. He and Carmen try to ride their bikes to work once a week from Eagle Rock to Mid-Wilshire (10 miles each way). For longer distances, it's all about their Vectrix 100% electric scooter. "Since we don't have time to go to the gym (wink to Patrick)", says Steve, "We try to implement riding our bikes to work and to all local errands. We also ride our electric scooter to be more green and to help reduce our carbon footprint. We understand that if everyone can just contribute a little bit in their daily life, we can all make a huge difference to help save the planet by reducing our waste and the global warming effect."

Steven's photographs have been featured on (Los Angeles Edition) The Ultimate Insider's Guide to What's Hot, New and Undiscovered. Other editorial features include and The Knot Weddings magazine, Destination I Do, Ceremony, Brides Southern California and Australian Cosmo Brides. 

He has traveled along the coast of California, Islands of Hawaii, Mexico's Pacific and Riviera Maya Coast, Antigua, Jamaica and the far east to Taiwan to shoot some of his exclusive destination wedding assignments for his international clientele. 

Go to to check out his gorgeous portfolio! (We're happy to say we made the cut ;)