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!