Monday, September 21, 2009

{bobbie & russ | wedding}

This past weekend I had the great pleasure of photographing Russ & Bobbie aka The Rubies. The Rubies are old roommates of one of my best friends Margaret. The wedding was in San Diego; the ceremony was held at Balboa Park and the Reception at Woman’s Club in Downtown San Diego. It was a beautiful day and the lighting was just perfect. The Rubies are so easy to photograph and we all had a great time and got some stunning images. We started the day with Bobbie and the girls at the Hilton Bay Front, which is an amazing location with lots of great spots to photograph. Both sides of the family as well as the bridal party were easy going and fun to work with. The whole day went smoothly and everyone enjoyed themselves. Thanks guys for a fun time! So without further ado enjoy the Rubies images!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

{alivia | newborn}

I was so excited to photograph Alivia as soon as Nancy told me she was pregnant. Alivia is the most peaceful, quiet newborn except when you want to photograph her (she must get that from Joe, lol). After a few times of trying to get poor Alivia to relax and fall deep into sleep we succeeded and had a marvelous newborn session. We had a few oops moments and Nancy and Joe had a huge load of laundry to do after we left, but it was all worth it. Hope you guys are getting a little bit more sleep these days. Look how cute and precious she is and that laugh is so amazing. Can’t wait to photograph her at 3 months. Enjoy!

{rachel & mark | e-session}

I meet Rachel at the Hyatt Bridal show back in August and we hit it off right away, so much that Rachel called and finalized everything the next day! We then scheduled Rachel and Mark’s engagement session for Labor Day weekend. Rachel mentioned that her and Mark often go to Ventura on “date nights”. So I decided to scout out some locations in Ventura and I found some amazing spots. The train tracks are now one of my fav spots and I can’t wait to photograph there again! We also walked around downtown and then headed down to the beach to wrap up the last shots. We also photographed Mark with his car aka “the other woman” according to Rachel, lol. Rachel is so cute and has this smirky flirtatious look, which I love and Mark is so chill and somehow knows where to stand before I even tell him. I had a blast with Rachel and Mark and can’t wait for their wedding. After the shoot we headed to Aloha Steakhouse and had a fabulous dinner and the service there was amazing. Enjoy the sneak peek and see you guys soon!

{griffin | portrait}

The Griffins had their third session of the year in Pasadena for a more modern urban look. They all were a bit tired from a rough night of partying the night before in celebration of Carolyn’s birthday (happy belated birthday). But as always we still got some stunning images. They are all so photogenic and the kids are very cooperative, for the most part, lol. I always enjoy photographing the Griffins and am thrilled at how wonderful the images always come out!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

{felice productions | vendor}

I had the pleasure of meeting with Felice Keller last week and I just love the idea of what she does and had to share. Felice Keller Productions writes personal songs with the help of hit songwriters for your special moments in life. Weather its your wedding, birthday, engagement, anniversary, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, baby, company or tribute she can customize a song that is personal to you. I thought this was the coolest thing ever and what better way to personalize something than have a one of a kind song to cherish for a lifetime. For our brides out there this is perfect for you first dance. Felice actually found herself promoting this idea after her own wedding. She just couldn’t find that perfect song for her to walk down the isle to and thought why not create my own. So with the help of songwriters she made the perfect song for her and her soon to be husband. How awesome is that! We are always looking for ways to make things personal and unique what better way than a personalized song. Check out her promo video below, it is so cute!

Friday, September 4, 2009

{brooke & nick | wedding}

We started the day with Brooke and her girls at Nick and Brooke’s home. Although we were a little behind we got some amazing shots with Brooke getting ready. She even did a few fun classy boudoir shots before we headed to the church. Brook and Nick got married at Lady of Guadalupe in La Habra, a beautiful church with thousands of wonderful spots to get creative. I could have spent all day there, but unfortunately they had mass right after and we weren’t able to get back inside. Good thing we got a few before the ceremony started. Brooke and Nick allowed plenty of time (2 hours) in between ceremony and reception to allow for photography, thanks guys. The bridal party was awesome, so cooperative, easy going and fun. I had a great time photographing with everyone. Brooke and Nick were chill and up for anything we asked, which always makes photographing easier. We got some really stunning shots and had a fantastic time. The reception was held at South Hills Country Club in West Covina, another great location. The site was very elegant and the red details added an attractive touch. The party was kicking and the DJ was amazing. We had a terrific time with Brooke and Nick and the wedding was marvelous.