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Hello, happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend! April and May is what I affectionately/stressfully call 'birthday season'. It seems like every other person in my life is a Taurus... my hubby, a bunch of my best friends, a couple cousins, my mom-in-law, even ME.... ahhh! Wish me luck as I try to fit all the fun in and stay caught up on work. It's always a crazy juggle, but so fun :) Any other Tauruses out there? Apparently we should be friends :)
Anyway... just check out these cutie little guys I got to photograph recently. I mean, really? I'm in love with them!
Those squishy lips!!!
The many expressions of Carter:
As always, thanks for looking!! Have a great week :)
It's been such an honor to be trusted with my client's most important memories and moments. When I first started my photography business I don't think I quite realized how amazing it would be see two people in love go from engaged to married and all the way to parenthood. I've been so so lucky to witness such life changing events and love the relationships gained from being a part of them.
I first met Char'lee and JV at a Starbucks in 2010. Back then we were just focused on their engagement photos. Who'd have thought that three years later I'd be photographing their daughter. Time flies!
Here's a little peak of the last few years:
Fast forward to now. Char'lee and JV just welcomed their little girl, Mackenzie into the world. She's nothing short of perfect... a perfect blend of both of them. I just wanted to squeeze her little cheeks! We started the day with sister photos :) Hershey is so good with Mackenzie...
I just love the headbands Char'lee found on Etsy! They're made by Little Hip Squeaks.
She's such a pretty little lady:
I love her nursery!
This photo makes me smile extra big... it looks like Mackenzie is doing Zoolander's Blue Steel :)
Daddy got a little smile:
Hershey didn't want to pose with everyone else... she had to be front and center :)
And last, but not least, Char'lee and Mackenzie. Char'lee, you are absolutely beautiful. You're going to be an amazing Mother, I'm so excited to see you and JV raise your little girl throughout the years. Thanks for being such amazing clients and letting me photograph all your best moments :)
April 10, 2013
Happy Thursday everyone! Today I thought I'd share this sweet little family's photo session I did in San Juan Capistrano... thanks for looking!
Goodness, Phoebe is adorable!
Joe and Tiffany. Where do I even start with these two? I loved this whole day... which is saying a lot because shooting a wedding with a sprained ankle is no joke. They are just that amazing. Thoughtful, genuine, fun, and easy on the eyes... that's Joe and Tiffany :)
The day started with a traditional Vietnamese Tea Ceremony. Tiffany was so beautiful in her red dress:
After the tea ceremony Tiffany changed into her white dress...
Tiffany's mom made the jewelry. I love little personal touches like that :)
Gloves!!! My favorite part of Tiffany's outfit.
My lovely assistant captured these photos of Joe getting ready:
The ceremony was in a beautiful old church...
Husband and wife!!!
Tiffany and Joe are both architects that chose this church because of the beautiful main entrance... I loved all the crazy shadows!
Before the reception Tiffany and Joe scheduled a little time to be alone with one another at a nearby park. Of course I had to sneak a couple shots in...
The ceremony details were all DIY and filled with fun little touches like vases made from wine bottles and cork coasters for favors.
Their first dance song is one of my favorites. Be sure to click the slideshow below to hear it... it's the 3rd song :)
Outdoor receptions = amazing light!
I love when a bride and groom actually dance with each other at the reception :)
To see more from Tiffany and Joe's wedding CLICK HERE!
Photography: Me! And Chelsea Maras
Video: Elman Adam
Tea Ceremony Location: Ruta's Old Town Inn (Orange, CA)
Church: St. Joseph Church (Santa Ana, CA)
Reception Venue: French Estate (Orange, CA)
Flowers: Flower Allie (Fullerton, CA
Musicians: Mike Tulin and Carol Ann Zuchowski
Cake: Candle Light Bakery
Makeup: Alyssa from Salon 9 (Orange, CA)
Hair: Liz Garcia from Salon 9 (Orange, CA)
Officiant: Rev. Father Richard Bullene from Notre Dame
Happy Tuesday everyone! Today I thought I'd share a little sexiness from a boudoir session I did for Valentines Day...
Isn't she just gorgeous? Even in black and white here eyes are amazing:
I swear her curves were made for this next outfit...
And that's all for today. As always, thanks for looking!
Bret and Meg got married and it was pretty much awesome.
From their fun little decor touches to their quirky, heartfelt ceremony I loved every minute of the wedding and I feel safe in saying their guests did too. It's weddings like this that make me feel lucky to have the job that I do :)
The day started as most do with all the VIP's helping the bride and groom get ready. Meg's dress was sooo pretty! I love all the soft layers...
Meg was so calm and collected...
Their suite at the Brea Embassy Suites had the most beautiful windows... I could have shot in front of them all day.
One of my favorites of the day:
The guys have it so easy... they're dressed in all of 15 minutes!
Look! Pretty ladies!
I'm amazed I got such a serious photo out of these funny guys...
Spring is such a beautiful time to get married... the light and the colors are perfect:
Bret was all smiles, I loved it!
Since Bret and Meg decided to keep to the tradition of seeing each other for the first time at the ceremony, we did their romantic photos during cocktail hour... this next one is another of my favorites. The late afternoon light was amazing.
Paul, from Boffo Video, brought along this ampersand and was kind enough to let me snag it for a shot...
The dance party was definitely fun :)
And lastly, the rings! I'm loving all the intricate detail on Meg's rings... great for fun light :)
Want to see more?! CLICK HERE to see the slideshow.
Photography: Me! And Miss Blair VanBussel
Videography: Boffo Video (they're SO awesome!)
Florist: Dizzy Daisy in Orange
DJ: Station Identification
Makeup: Sarah Michel
Hair: Hairstylist LeeAnne Hare
Officiant: Don Toshach
Cake: Raine Craig
Venue: Westridge Golf Club in La Habra
This family photo shoot was in an amazing Mid Century Modern house in Hollywood. I seriously could have shot in there all day... the light, landscaping, and architecture were so inspiring!
And then there was Baron... he is one cute kid:
Dad uses this house as an office and gallery for his art collection... Baron likes to use it for climbing :)
His crawling 'style' is pretty cute :)
You can't see her, but Grandma was putting on quite a show for Baron behind me...
Omigosh, he is just perfect :)
Baron's outfits were beyond adorable... mom did a great job picking them out.
One of my favorites of the day... don't know why exactly. Maybe it's the simple lines and textures.
Mr. Serious for a second...
What a little model! He looks so GQ :)
He had so much fun pounding on the keyboard here... I hope he didn't break it!
Give me a white wall and some window side light and I'm a happy camper... add a cute kid and I'm in heaven!
To end the session Baron got to dig into his very own cake... he was a bit put off at the beginning, but Mom showed him what to do...
... but 2 seconds later he was over it! I love his pouty face!
And that's all for now! I have a few weddings to share with you later this week... keep your eye out!
Hello there! Just thought I'd share a quick little peak at this sweet little family's portraits :) You can definitely tell Spring is almost here with the bright colors and warm light...
Dimitri is such a sweet older brother...
You've heard me say it before, but I just love repeat clients :) I've been photographing this family since Mom and Dad got married in 2009 and watching them grow into a family of 4 has been nothing short of amazing.
Big sister, Sophia, just loves Kennedy:
My favorite of the day and I can't even take full credit for it! Sophia came wondering into the room and asked if she could be in the photo too...
I just love a simple portrait like this:
Aren't they the sweetest family?
As always, thanks for looking!
Livienne is growing so fast! It really seems like I just did her newborn photos last month! Here are a few of my favorite photos from her 9 month photo shoot :)
I love all the facial expressions she goes through:
Jazzy is such a sweet older sister...
Livi was feeling very serious while I was there... still adorable though!
And, of course, we had to get both girls in Dad's car for a few!
And that's all for now! Keep an eye out for Livi's first year shoot coming up in April :)
I'm so excited to share Char'lee and JVs' maternity photos with you today! I have a special little place in my heart for these two ever since I was their wedding photographer in 2011. They are such an amazing couple... I know they will be great parents! I can't wait to see them all together in April :)
The day of the shoot was ridiculously gloomy and dark, but we found a bright little corner in Downtown Fullerton and made the most of it:
I love all the textures and colors here...
And all the lines of the setting and the cuteness of Char'lee and JV.
Aren't they just so cute?
Char'lee. Seriously? You make brewing a baby look so good!
That's all for now! Thanks for coming by!
Hello! It's been a crazy month for me and my little business... it's been hard to find the time to blog! Moving your home is one thing, but moving your home AND your business office is nuts. My desk is a thrown together hot mess! But don't worry, I'm slowly getting myself back on track and have lots of photos to share with you in the next few weeks :)
But for now, meet the Moritz Family:
They just welcomed a baby girl into their lives... so exciting!
As soon as I saw this mirror I knew this photo had to happen! I love how sweet and simple photos like this are:
Daddy's arms :)
Baby details... happy sigh...
I love the props Mom and Dad had ready for me when I arrived!
Her little face is just perfect!
And, that's all for now! Thanks for stopping by!
January 18, 2013
Mark and Vicky were married in the woods on New Years Day. It was perfect. It was cold, but even that lent to the perfectness of it all (pardon my made-up words). Close friends and family huddled close as they listened to the sweet vows and watched Mark and Vicky's first kiss. I'm very happy to have been there to see it all :)
The details were beyond beautiful. They really outdid themselves with all these DIY projects:
All the signs were a particularly amazing touch:
Vicky was so calm as she got ready :)
Their sweet little flower girl :)
Mark chose his father for best man :)
You may kiss the bride!
I love all the twiggy trees!
Vicky was all smiles... I loved it!
And I'll end with the shiny stuff! Thanks for looking :)
My last wedding of 2012 was sooooo much fun! Nick and Jen did an amazing job keeping everyone (as well as each other) smiling with little surprises, amazing food, and great music. I couldn't have asked for a better end to my wedding season :)
Here is Jen's beautiful dress:
Jen is a hairstylist so her hair was nothing short of perfect. I especially love the blue streaks :)
I love her tattoo... "To Infinity and beyond!"
I am IN LOVE with this photo of Nick my assistant captured:
They were just a little happy about getting married... haha.
Waverly Chapel has the most beautiful architecture:
Yay, a 'bridesguy'!
One of my favorites of the day :)
Jen surprised Nick with an acoustic version of Rihanna's Only Girl that morphed into the original version. She and her dad were so cute dancing up the aisle!
Husband and wife!!
Celebrations at Turnip Rose is quite the venue. Jen and Nick wanted it to feel like Vegas... mission accomplished.
My favorite detail of the day... a mariachi band!!!
My favorite photo of the day. I love that we had a little extra time to play with off camera lighting.
Their first dance song was Easy Girl by Coconut Records. Click the slideshow below to hear it :)
In order to keep the party alive they opened the dance floor right away with a couple well chosen songs:
Then it was time for the toasts... my favorite part of weddings :) The bridesmaids had a little surprise up their sleeves:
And Jen had a little surprise up her dress...
I must be getting old... I'd never heard of 'icing' someone before :) Apparently because Nick found a Smirnoff Ice attached to Jen's leg he had to down it immediately. He took it like a champ!
And that's all for now! To see more CLICK HERE to see their slideshow.
Photography: Me! and Chelsea Maras (boudoir photographer extraordinaire!)
Wedding coordinator: Chrissy from Celebrations
Florist: Flower Allie in Fullerton
DJ: Bruce with Battleson Entertainment
Hair and makeup: Bride!
Officiant: Pastor Randy Croft
Cake: Rockwells Creative Cakes
Venue: Celebrations at Turnip Rose in Costa Mesa
Hello! I'm so excited to finally be sharing Jeff and Harmony's wedding with you today :) These two are self proclaimed nerds with a flair for fun and incorporated the cutest details into their day. Keep an eye out for video game references, dice, and lots of math :)
Harmony was soooo calm and collected the day of her wedding... an amazing fete when you consider how many DIY projects she had to get done.
Their first look :)
Fun little touches. I especially love the boutonnieres Harmony made :)
Pretty pretty lady.
I love cloudy skies!
My favorites of the day :)
Some of their awesome details... who can guess the video game reference on the cake?
First dance fanciness:
The officiant just happens to be a close friend of Harmony and Jeff.... aaaaaand just happens to be an acrobat.
Pretty. Damn. Amazing.
The dance floor was pretty hopping all night...
In fact people were so busy dancing they didn't even seem to notice us sneak off for a few bonus photos. I hadn't played with light painting since high school... it was SO fun!
As always, if you want to see more photos CLICK HERE for their slideshow :)
Today I thought I'd share photos from the Rabahieh family's photo shoot last month. Sophie is growing so fast... I love that I get to document it :) Just look at that giant smile:
She wasn't so sure about being trapped in the ivy....
But she eventually got over it. I just love this series :)
Always on the go...
Quick outfit change :)
Sophie was getting a bit tired of me by now, but she still looked adorable.
Aaaaaand, that's it. Hope you're all having a great day!
Hello, Happy New Year! Now that the holidays are over its back to work as usual... and I have to say I'm looking forward to it :) Especially because it means I finally have a chance for blog posts like this one. Meet Baby Desmond, the newest addition to the Acevedo Family:
Of course, you probably already recognize Roman. He's the sweetest older brother :)
And very gentle with Desmond:
My favorite of the day :)
The whole happy family... jeez I love these guys!
Roman always stealing the show :)
There was a lot of coaxing and rocking to get Desmond to conk out... he wasn't mush into sleeping the day I was there. Little stinker.
Omigosh, these lips.
Wide awake, but super cute :)
I love love these basinet photos! They're definitely my favorites of Desmond by himself :)
And that's all for now! Thanks, as always, for looking!
Hello and Merry Christmas Eve!!! I hope you're all loving the holiday cheer, gifting, and cold weather as much as I am. This has been a particularly crazy holiday season for me, but now that the big day is finally almost here I'm excited. Christmas has always been my favorite holiday and I'm still learning how to enjoy it as an adult with to-do lists, a business, tons of family to shop for, and no time for sleep.... hopefully by the time I'm 40 I'll have it down to a science, but until then I can honestly say my family, friends, and amazing clients make all the chaos worth it.
Anyway, I thought I'd better get back to blogging and share this beautiful Christmasy wedding before the season was over. I have lots and lots of portrait shoots and wedding photos to share with you all before the year is over and I start rounding up my 2012 faves.
You may remember Clark and Becky from their super cute engagement session (click here to see it). They have an amazing easy style and completely wowed me with their mad DIY skills... seriously I feel as though every time I turned around there was a great little detail or a fun surprise waiting for me. I just hope I was able to capture all the fun with my camera so they can remember it all in the years to come.
Of course we started with photos in the bridal suite... these giant windows made my heart sing.
Becky made these adorable paper flowers... the perfect backdrop for the shiny goods.
Becky was all smiles and laughs.
One of my favorites of the day... big windows, sheer curtains, and a lovely bride always make for a beautiful photo.
2nd favorite detail of the day... Becky's amazing bouquet that she (of course) made herself:
Clark looking handsome while he waits for his bride to arrive for the 'first look'
I love the twirl that inevitably comes after the first look :)
Another photographer graciously let us borrow this awesome couch for a couple shots... sometimes fighting over shoot locations with other photographers is a good thing, haha.
On to the ceremony...
After the ceremony we took a little walk to the Fullerton Train Station for some fun photos. This next one was obviously Pinterest inspired:
The reception details were not only beautiful, but absolutely everywhere. No corner was left unbeautified.
My absolute favorite detail of the day is the cake topper... it's so simple, but so unbelievably cute!
Their first dance song was You've Got A Friend In Me from Toy Story... sang by one of her bridesmaids :)
Becky had quite a few surprises waiting for Clark for the garter...I honestly don't know how she got a lizard, traffic cone, stethoscope, 'do not enter' sign, and who knows what else up there... it was pretty funny.
And, not to leave the ladies out of the fun, Becky had one last surprise for the bouquet toss :)
Want to see more photos? CLICK HERE for a slideshow!
Photography: Me! And my lovely 2nd shooter, Chelsea Maras
Ceremony Flowers: Mum's the Word A Florist in Fullerton
Bridal Bouquet flowers: www.weddinghydrengea.com
Dessert bar & cake: Three Hearts Bake Shop in Costa Mesa www.threeheartsbakeshop.com
Hair: Leyla Reid at Sweet 1017 in Seale Beach www.sweet1017.com
Makeup: Shannon Rhodes www.shannonrhodesbeauty.com
DJ/Photo Booth/Day of Coordination: Chad or Franky Bohart from Arrowhead DJ and Events www.arrowheaddj.com
Invitations: Etsy, Jamie Konet - JK Design www.etsy.com/shop/jamiekonet
Ceremony venue: First United Methodist Church in Fullerton
Reception venue: Imperial Ballroom in Fullerton
First dance song: You've Got A Friend In Me
Hello! I don't know about you, but I am loving the crisp, cool weather lately... even though the finicky rainy forecast is destroying my shooting schedule :( You'd think weather reports would be more accurate this day in age... oh well.
Today's super cute photo shoot is of the Rivas family... just look at this perfect little face:
Only in Southern California could we shoot a holiday session at the beach in late October... with summer clothes!
Seriously IN LOVE with this little jumper from Gap :)
There's just something about when babies sit like this... it's soooooo cute!
Chubby legs and fingers... and if you look closely you'll see her cute little toe peaking out of her shoe :)
Lines and shadows...
The final (I'm partial to the bloopers, myself):
Daddy's outfit choice:
Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend!!!