Thursday, July 31, 2008

Rose & Josh ~ Married!

Palos Verdes, California
Point Vicente

There are so many great things I can say about Rose and Josh. Throughout their wedding I was constantly reminded why I love photographing weddings.

When I arrived to Point Vicente I immediately spotted a little patch of sunflowers that I knew would look beautiful in photos. The problem was that it was tucked away on a small hill and I did not know if Rose and Josh would be up for it. When the ceremony was over I asked them if they would mind going up the small hill. They both answered by saying that they would do whatever I wanted. That is music to my ears! They walked through grass, dirt, tree branches, sat down on rocks, ran trough dirt...they did whatever I asked. I could not be happier! Because Rose and Josh allowed a generous amount of time for their portraits, we were able to walk around and find some awesome spots to shoot at that were tucked away. Point Vicente is a small location, but from the images it seems that we were in a whole bunch of locations. I loved exploring the park and bringing out the best of it.

Rose and Josh: Thank you so much for allowing me to get creative and for going along with everything that popped into my head. I am honored that you both trust me 100% and allowed me to do whatever I wanted. You did not only give the importance and value that I think everyone should give to their photos, but you were also extremely kind and inviting. You guys are the perfect clients!

Here are some teasers from Rose and Josh's special day:







Rose looked amazing, don't you agree? :)


















My favorite


Art's favorite




Father-Daughter dance





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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

5.4 Earthquake

A couple of hours ago we had a 5.4 earthquake here in California that felt like it lasted forever! I was totally freaked out! Art was calm and collected, though. That helped calm me down. It's been a while since I felt an earthquake. I am usually the one that walks around asking, "what happened?" Not today! I felt it!

I kept trying to call my dad to find out if they were okay and the calls would not go through. It took a while for the call to go through. Thankfully everyone is okay, just some rattled nerves.

Now, on to your regular scheduled program. That's the thing with us Cali people, we move on quick. I guess it's because we are somewhat used to it. I'm sure that if would have been stronger, though, I would not be so calm!

I hope everyone is okay and not too shaken up.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Amy & Hanssel ~ Married!

Mayan Palace
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico


Amy and Hanssel...where do I begin?

Amy and Hanssel hired me over a year ago for their destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta. From the minute I met with Amy and she showed me her folder full of images of her venue and other wedding related info I knew two things:

1. Amy and Hanssel were going to have an amazing wedding;
2. Amy is super organized :)

I was right about both things!

Over the last year I got to know Amy and Hanssel through meetings, e-mails and their engagement session. Their love for one another is evident in the way they speak to each other, the way they look at one another, and the stories they tell about the beginning of their relationship. It was easy to portray their love in images because it just shows, there is no need for anything but the two of them.

I have to give a big thanks to Amy and Hanssel for trusting Art and me to document their love. They had trust in our talent even though we had never done a destination wedding. Even when I told Amy I had never done a destination wedding they still opted to go with us. That means a lot to me because it shows they value our work and dedication. For that they hold a special place in my heart :) I know I might sound cheesy and mushy, but I don't care! :P I am not really the type of person to not say what I feel, especially when it's appreciation.

Thank you so much for your faith in us and our work, Amy and Hanssel.

Amy and Hanssel, a big thanks to your family for being welcoming. It's no wonder you two are such great people when you come from a wonderful family like that!

Here are some of our favorite images from Amy and Hanssel's wedding:








Can she multi-task or what? :)
































Any had a message board going around where people could write messages. When it was Amy and Hanssel's turn Hanssel did not see what Amy wrote. You can see his reaction to what Amy wrote in the 2nd image :P
















Time to PARTY!



This has to be the post with most images blogged!!! I hope you enjoyed them! :)

A big thanks to Rudy for coming along to shoot! He rocks!
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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Judy & Zane ~ Engaged!

Olvera Street / Union Station
Los Angeles, California


Art and I spent Sunday afternoon photographing Judy and Zane. They are such an awesome couple. We had a lot of fun hearing about the places we should eat at while in Olvera Street. Zane raved about a small Taquito stand that I just had to try them...you were so right, Zane!!! Delicious taquitos!!! :P

We truly enjoyed photographing Judy and Zane. I loved the way Judy talked about their son and both Art and I enjoyed how real Zane kept it! You guys rock!

Every time I asked Zane and Judy to look at each other they will look serious for about a second and they bust out laughing...I loved it!


A photo down by the Metro line is always a must when you are in Union Station.




My favorite image of the day.










As I was taking a photo of Judy and Zane I overheard Judy say that they have a special dance prepared for their reception...so of course I asked them to show me their moves :P At first they were a bit shy, but that passed quick!



Yours truly in action:


Check back tomorrow because I will be blogging a gorgeous wedding in Puerto Vallarta!
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