Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Santa Monica Engagement Session & Family Session

Santa Monica Beach, California

I met Lilly and Roberto at Santa Monica Pier. Along with them, they brought their beautiful children. I won't be showing the photos of the children because most of them will be used for their wedding, so I want to keep those a secret for their guests :)

Our session was super quick but I love every single image! Here are some of my favorites:
























Lilly & Roberto: Thank you so much for being such a great couple. We had fun talking to you guys and getting to know your family. We can't wait for the wedding! Big hugs!
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Happy Birthday, Nat!

To my beautiful wife, Happy Birthday. I'm about to hijack your blog. You took the time to list the reasons why you love me on here, I think it's only fair that I do the same.

The 26 things I love about you? Easy.

I love your kind heart.

Your big beautiful eyes.

Your genuine (loud) laugh.

Your stubbornness. I know I say I don't love that, but I do.

Your silly/crazy sense of humor.

That you always tell me and your family how much you love us. You are never afraid to let your feelings known.

Your uppercuts. Internet this girl packs a punch.

I love that you are never afraid to take risks and make mistakes.

I love that you are not the type to test the waters, you jump in full force in anything you do.

That you are an extremely hard worker.

I love that you always speak your mind without fearing what others might think.

How expressive you are and all of your facial expressions when you talk!

I love that when you talk you also talk with your hands.

That you still love cartoons.

That you call your dad at random times just to tell him you love him.

I love that you are a bigger fan of boxing than I am.

I love that you are a social butterfly that can talk for hours.

I love that you always keep it real. There is no faking the funk with anybody.

I love that you still get butterflies in your stomach because of me and at the most random times. I like that you always tell me.

I love that you can talk sports and hold your own.

I love your free spirited silliness.

I love your flamboyant taste in clothes.

I love your nose.

I love that you speak loudly, even when I am right next to you. It's who you are.

I love your spontaneous ideas and remarks. They always come right out of left field. lol

I love that your favorite song is by Tupac. lol

I love that you love the Lakers. I'm like "yeah that's my girl."

I love your little dances you make up. You know which ones, and it's not your runningman.

I love that you laugh at your own jokes.

I love that we can be at the store and you will start salsa dancing without any music playing.

I love that you can argue your opinion and stance on things like nobody's business.

I love that you are a smart woman.

I love that there is a soft spot in your heart for elderly street vendors, even if it means buying stuff that you don't need. (Nat's been known to have me chase a "palatero" down like 8 blocks just to buy 5 ice cream bars she did not eat.)

That you love my family like you love your family.

That you are the most difficult person to try and surprise.

Okay so it was not that easy because there is so much to love and impossible name it all. I'm sure I was not able to stay within 26 but I'm also sure you won't mind. The best way to sum it up is by saying, you are one unique woman that fills my heart with happiness.

Happy Birthday, love.
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Clarke Estate Wedding -Santa Fe Springs

Clarke Estate
Santa Fe Springs, California



I love that when you have two photographers you can get a similar shot and it looks completely different. Take for example the next two shots:



Art took the one below and I love it!





































Nina & Jimmy had not only a cookie bar, but and ice cream bar too!





As you can tell, the ice cream bar was a hit!




Happy Birthday, Nina!!!!!!
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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Coming Up Next!

Next up is Nina and Jimmy.

(I love this shot because it's so in the moment. Even though they had a lot of "paparazzi" around them, it makes the photo that much better.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Before & After ~ Editing

A long time ago I said that I was going to try and regularly post before/after samples of my editing. Well, the last time I did that was probably like a year ago! Sorry!

Before & After posts are my favorite! I love to see how you can make a pretty photo even better! Of course, it's always important that the photo come out looking nice straight from the camera. Editing should always be a way to enhance the photo, kwim?

Sometimes I have people ask me, "well, what do you do to the photos?" It's hard to explain to someone who has never edited a photo. Truth is, a lot goes into editing. People might think that images just come out looking a certain way, but nope! Even the least amount of editing can take time, but it's worth it. The smallest of things can take an okay photo and make it beautiful.

Here are two samples of weddings I am editing as I speak:

(The before is on the left and the after is on the right)




Let me know if you like these type of posts or should I stick to just showing the weddings/e-session.

Have a great week!
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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Claire & Adam ~ Married!

Look at me blogging away! You might have noticed that I have not been doing a lot of writing (typing) on my blog posts. Well, I decided that as much as I love to depict the day, talk about our clients, etc., it can be time consuming. Sometimes that is what holds me back when trying to blog a new post. Believe it or not, it takes quite some time to blog one post. At least, it takes time for me. So since I am trying to catch up with my blog posts and the 15+ weddings that need to be blogged, I will be doing more blogging, but less talking. I'm sure you can appreciate the photos just as much, if not more, without my blabbing :)

So here y'all go:































Let me know what you think, do you rather I type more or do you like it straight to the point?
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