Thursday, August 30, 2007

OUT OF THE OFFICE

Hi, everyone! I just want to let you know that I will not be available all day today and for part of Friday :(

I will return all e-mails and phone calls either tomorrow afternoon or Saturday.

Thanks for your understanding!
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Monday, August 27, 2007

Kat & Leo ~ Engaged

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA

I love engagement sessions! It's a great way for me to get to know my couple and for them to get to know me. I find out what makes them comfortable, what they like, what puts them at ease, etc.

Two days before Kat and Leo's engagement session, Kat e-mailed me and said she was a bit nervous. I would like to think I put her at ease because she did not seem nervous at all on the day of the session! Actually, the engagement session lasted almost three hours and I can't figure out where the time went!

Kat and Leo are awesome! I could talk to them for hours. Well, I guess we did do that! Leo is a complete natural in front of the camera. I think the camera has a magnet that draws Leo to it. In fact, he kept looking straight at it and Kat would remind him not to. I thought that was so cute!

I can't wait to photograph your wedding!!!

Here are some of my faves from the day:











Kat and Leo brought me a gift...not just any gift!!! They brought me some cheese rolls from Porto's Bakery! I am hooked!!! Seriously. As soon as I took the first bite I was in cheesy heaven!!! Thank you so much for introducing me to your favorite pastry! It's my favorite now, too! Thank you also for being so thoughtful!
Mmmmmmmmm....
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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Editing...


I am busy editing some images, but every here and there I need to take a break...








Art thinks I'm crazy for showing everyone these images, but I just want you to know what I do when editing! Every now and then Ineed to stop editing, dance to my music and/or take some photos with my photo booth! I know I look silly, but so what!

I really wish there were another Nataly so she could help me out!

Okay, now I have to go back to editing. I will have some photos of the wedding I told you guys about yesterday in a few minutes!
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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Update

I have three weddings I need to blog! Jamie & Dean's wedding will be posted tonight, so be sure to check back.

Thank you so much for all the great feedback I've been receiving from so many of you regarding my new blog. I'm glad you like the blog!

I'm really going to try and blog at least every other day, but we'll see how that goes!

Okay, I'm off to edit...
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Friday, August 17, 2007

I was tagged! Now you're it!

I was tagged by Jennifer Longaway, a fellow photographer here in Cali! From what I read on her blog this is a blog game that got started somewhere up the line of photographer blogs.

I have have to tell you 8 things that you may not know about me and then get 8 other bloggers to do the same. So here I go:

• I LOVE dancing - any type of music
• My favorite color is pink
• I am a hugger! I try not to do it with people I just met because I know not everyone likes it, but it's just my first instinct!
• I am addicted to cake (so if any of my brides ever want to take me to their cake testing...)
• I am not that into my iPhone
• I love boxing, whether I watch it or I'm in the ring! Some people find that hard to believe, but since I was young my Uncle would train me! By the way, his daughter (my cousin) just won 1st place at the U.S.A Jr. Olympics!
• I met Art when we were 12 and became best friends from there on
• Art and I just bought a 2007 Tahoe!

I’m tagging these cool bloggers. I don't know if they were tagged already, but just in case they haven't been tagged. All of these photographers have left a comment on my blog at least once.

Jeanette Sanchez
Dawn Malone
Rudy Arpia
David Baxter
Mark Eric
Greg Bumatay

Ricky Ford
Katy Regnier
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Jenna and David ~ Married!

I had been awaiting this wedding like a kid waiting to open his/her Christmas presents: impatiently!

The moment I met Jenna I felt like I had known her for years. Her outgoing and vibrant personality is very contagious! David compliments her so well. They totally balance each other out!

I knew from day one that their wedding was going to be unforgettable and I was right. The moment I walked into the room where Jenna was getting ready, I felt like one of the girls. Jenna is not a shy girl and her wedding day was not the exception! She kept everyone laughing and at ease.

One by one each bridesmaid came out as David's smile grew larger and larger knowing that soon he would see his beautiful bride. As soon as David saw Jenna and her father walk through the doorway, he took a deep breath and did not take his eyes off of Jenna. He was completely mesmerized by his, at that moment, soon to be wife.

After the ceremony it was time to party and that they did! There was a lot of dancing, mingling and loving!

Jenna & David, it was an honor to be a part of your wedding! You guys are awesome! I also think your friends are the best! Thank you for making Art and myself feel so welcomed!



When Jenna's son saw her he said "MOMMY!," and ran to giver her a hug. Jenna's eyes were full of love and pride, when she saw her baby boy.

Jenna's very cute and comfortable shoes next to her drink of choice that day ;)

Jenna: Please show your Dad this photo! He specifically requested I take it because, well, you know why!















Hearing David's father give his speech.









This is my favorite photo of the day! This is David and Jenna in a nutshell!
I have a few more coming from this wedding, but it was already 3:30 a.m. when I decided it was time to rest!
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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Welcome to my new home!


Welcome to my new and shiny blog! Rudy Arpia did a fantastic job at creating an amazing blog for me, don't you agree? He took the time to add little details that made a big difference. I love, love, love my beautiful blog! It compliments my website perfectly! It's colorful like I like it, but not loud. Perfect!

Check out the images that made it into my rotating header, you might see one of your own!

I hope that you visit daily to see what's going on with me, whether it be my photography or just random babbling! I tend to do that a lot, but I am sure you don't mind...right?

Rudy, once again, thank you so much for taking the time to customize my blog (better known as "pimping my blog")! You rock!
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