Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Pasadena City Hall Engagement Photography

Mingjin & George ~ Engaged!
Pasadena City, California

Mingjing and George had a beautiful engagement session at the Pasadena City Hall. They were a little quiet when we first started but they warmed up to the camera and by the end of the session George was telling me the parts he most enjoyed :) Even though George is a man of few words, he doesn't need to say much for you to tell he is crazy about Mingjing. The way he looks at her adoringly, they way he talks to her, and they way he feels completely at ease when she is around...the man is in love! And I can also tell Mingjing is head over heels for him, too :) Can't wait to photograph Mingjing and George on their wedding day, but for now here's some images from their e-session!

I loved Mingjing's flowy dress! We had to be a little careful with the gusts of wind we were having but I loved getting the movement in photos!



















Behind the scenes:
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This cannot be good for his posture!



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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Culver City Wedding Photos

Michael & Graziella ~ Married!
Culver City, California

Michael & Graziella got married a couple of months ago and I have been wanting to share their photos with you for a while but with a super busy schedule and, more importantly, having a hard time narrowing the pictures down to an acceptable amount, it has been super hard to blog it! I still feel like there were so many other images that should have also been blogged but I really had to down size the amount to make sure I don't slow down the blog :/
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Graziella and Michael had a beautiful and intimate wedding in Culver City. I loved all the details that Graziella and her family put together. Everything was beautiful without a doubt! When we arrived to the Culver Hotel which is where Graziella was getting ready there were a lot of closed off streets due to a car show. Apparently this had been going on since the wee hours of the morning. Based on Graziella's big smile and happy attitude you would have never guessed. She was so carefree and fun to be around. I mean, do you know of any other bride who bumps Tupac while getting ready? :P

Graziella and Michael decided to do a first look. This year I would say all except two couples have decided to do a first look. It's crazy how each wedding season is completely different. Anyway, I am so happy they did a first look because it was so sweet and emotional. I can't wait until you see Michael's reaction :) <3
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Afterwards we went to an area that I suggested for portraits and I am so glad we went there because I had been wanting to go there for a while now!

For the ceremony and reception we went to Matteo's Italian Restaurant in West LA. The decor and details that Graziella's family help put together were thoughtfully put out and looked beautiful. From the little bow ties to the lace to the paper goods, it was all very pretty. All in all, it was an amazing wedding. Don't take my work for it, though! You be the judge :)
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Culver City Wedding Details

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Time for the first look...this is probably my favorite part of this wedding! Art I chose a really cool spot that was secluded and had lots of windows. I love the feel it gives the photos.

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Art's angle:

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My angle:

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He wins.

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Afterwards we went outside for a few more photos:

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Can you believe that Graziella and Michael were told by some random lady to look more happy because it was their wedding day? Graziella and I looked at each other like WHAT?! I don't know about you, but this looks like happiness to me!

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Reception time!

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Culver City Wedding Mateos Restaurant

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Michael wanted to see some photos of them once the alcohol had kicked in so here's a few :P







Behind the scenes:



Giving Art my "pretty face" look for a test shot :P

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Graziella gave me this beautiful bracelet as a gift and I have a to say it's my fave! Not only because it's so pretty but also because there was a lot of thoughtfulness and kindness behind it. It makes my heart fill with happiness to know that Graziella put thought into such a pretty gift and it makes me feel valued as a photographer and as a person. I love, love, love it! I have been wearing it almost daily since then. Thank you SOOOOO much, Graziella <3<3<3


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Graziela & Michael: Thank you for choosing us to photograph you, your family, and your beautiful wedding. We had so much fun photographing you guys and enjoying all the fun of your wedding. Also, thank you for the thoughtful bag of goodies! Thanks to you guys I am now addicted to trader joe's potato chips and peanut butter bars! :P
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You guys are beautiful people inside and out and we are seriously lucky to have such amazing people as clients. I hope to continue to photograph all those precious moments and new stages of life that you will have. Again, thank you, thnak you, thank you! Words don't do justice to how lucky we feel to have been chose by you to photograph your wedding and get to know you guys. XOXO, Nat.
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