Monday, November 7, 2016

On Our 10 Year Anniversary...A Note to Ourselves

A note to that very young couple who got married 10 years ago and even at a young age were already totally devoted to each other. The couple who met as kids in jr high and grew up together. The couple who against all odds made it past just high school sweethearts to husband and wife. Marriage won't be easy and life will definitely not be easy, but there will be lots of love. Learning to live with each other and be married will bring lots of happiness and laughter to your home. You'll be so ecstatic as you slowly make your apartment into a home. It won't be easy being young and married but it'll make you value the little things. You'll have stories to tell of how you slowly filled up your home with furniture, like scoring the only cheap tv available on Black Friday and paying with the very first money you saved as a married couple, which isn't a lot but at the time will feel like a fortune. You'll go from sitting on foldable chairs in your living room to your very first set of sofas and you will feel like such grown ups.

You'll love having your best friend right next to you every night and having long talks into the wee hours about everything and nothing. 

You'll learn that with getting married young there will be a lot of growth and changes as time passes. Some of the changes will bring fights but others will knit your bond even tighter. Sometimes there will be dumb fights like who ate the last oreo but there will also be serious arguments over things that matter like what the future holds. When you marry young you are not always the most mature but you'll mature together and you will love how the other has evolved. You'll be proud of each others strengths and achievements. You'll learn that the other one's happiness brings you more happiness than you ever imagined possible. 

There will be hard times. There will be dark times. There will be tears. You'll sit at the edge of the bed, side by side, with your heads resting on each other, in silence trying to make sense of things. Through it all, you'll lift each other up. You will learn that even in the darkest of moments, as long as you are together, things will be better. The dark times will make the best of times even sweeter. 

Yes, marriage won't be exactly what you expected but it will be a lot more than you could have ever hoped for. You will do things your way and at your time and you'll be glad. You'll have the type of bond that is built on years of dedication and love.

There will be many celebrations. You will add to your family. I say add because you will firmly know that even before babies you were already a family of two and you took the time to solidify that bond and nurture your marriage. Your babies will take your bond to a whole other level. One that you never could have imagined until you live it. You'll love seeing the other one become this new person...a mom...a dad. You'll know each other's happiness just by looking into each other's eyes. You'll love the moments when it's just the two of you but you'll enjoy the chaos AND love that babies bring to a home even more. You'll value all the effort you put into building a life together. 

When you think you couldn't be any closer, you will learn that you need the other more than anyone else and more than ever.
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Thursday, September 1, 2016

It's My Birthday Month!

Happy September!!! It's my birthday month and I'm so excited! 2 years ago it felt like the most special birthday ever because it was my first year as Gracie's mommy. This year it will be double the specialness (is that a word? It is now!) because our baby boy is here to share in the fun, love and happiness! I feel so blessed to celebrate my birthday later on this month as a family of four!
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Los Angeles Newborn Photographer

Art and I have been doing lots of newborn sessions lately and I just realized it has been, probably, years since I posted a newborn session on here! So, of course, I had to blog this one of this beautiful little angel. I love hearing the story mommies have about their journey into motherhood, because everyone's is so special and different. Let me tell you, this baby is what they prayed for and such an amazingly beautiful miracle. I feel so blessed to have had the honor of photographing their baby boy and document such a special moment in their lives. It meant so much and I truly cherish it!

Nataly Lemus Photography | Husband & Wife Team | Los Angeles, CA | Newborn and Family Photographers
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Reef Restaurant & Hotel Maya Wedding

Reef Restaurant
Hotel Maya
Wow! How is it possible that we are already halfway through August! It's no wonder that we are, thankfully, super busy with wedding season in full swing! It's been way too long, though, since I last shared a wedding. It's about time, right? Life with two babies keep us super busy, but we can't complain!

We are back with a beautiful wedding we photographed a few months back. The ceremony and reception took place at the Reef in Long Beach. They wanted a different look for their portraits so the bride and groom decided to do those pictures at Hotel Maya, where they also got ready. I love both venues and have photographed here several times.

I decided to try a different layout to showcase the images. Hopefully you like it!

Nataly Lemus Photography, a husband and wife team. Venues: The Reef on the Water & Hotel Maya Doubletree / Hilton
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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Pasadena Engagement Session

Eileen and Abraham had their engagement session in Pasadena, one of my favorite places to do photo sessions. It's been so long since I've had the chance to blog that I couldn't wait to share this e-session with you! Hopefully I can share much more of what we have been up to but with wedding season in full swing already, it can get heard. If you get a chance, though, follow us on Facebook and Instagram. I hope you all have a great weekend! XOXO









Tags: Nataly Lemus Photography, wedding, garden wedding, garden engagement session, pictures
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Monday, February 22, 2016

Venice Beach Canals Engagement Session

Maira & Sal ~ Engaged!
Venice Beach, California

Maira and Sal chose the Venice Beach Canals for their engagement session photos. It's always so much fun getting to know a couple better in front of our camera and away from the camera, too. I got to know Sal and Maira a little better and can tell they are even more amazing than I initially thought! Sal was up for anything that Maira wanted, which describes the perfect husband-to-be! Maira was so sweet and we could literally talk about anything, from makeup to sports :)

Maira & Sal: I can't wait to photograph your wedding! Thank you for being such a sweet couple! xoxo, Nat 

Nataly Lemus Photography
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