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Scott and Sandy graciously invited us back to their home to meet their newborn Leona.  Welcoming this ball of joy into the world and observing the wonder in her eyes as she enjoys her first days in the majesty we call life. The amount of love and adoration is nearly palpable looking at Scott’s face as he holds his daughter in his arms. What an incredibly lovely family, it was an absolute pleasure getting a glimpse into their lives. We wish Scott, Sandy, and Leona all the happiness parenthood has to offer.  

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The circle of life is in full effect today as we join Scott and Sandy on the Borrego Trail in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park, Lake Forest, CA.  We were lucky enough to meet the lovely couple for a stroll along the beautiful forest trail.  But what waits at the end?  The thrill of the next journey; Parenthood.  The connection between these two is completely electric, it is just too hard to not focus on the sparks that fly as they gaze into one anothers’ eyes.  The nature and surroundings only serve to complement Sandy’s radiant motherly glow, excitedly anticipating the addition of their very own miracle.  

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When it comes to proposals, there are so many ways to make the moment unforgettable. A ring in the champagne, an elaborately choreographed dance involving family and friends, or even the Kiss-Cam proposals in front of a stadium of sports lovers. Brent chose to make this moment extraordinary in the most perfect story book way. Leading Tiffany along a bay in Downtown Long Beach, she was brought to a message in a bottle placed in their path. As Brent leaned down to pick up the bottle, he slowly dropped to one knee and asked one of the most important questions of their lives. This is only the beginning of a new stage in Tiffany and Brent’s life, and we wish them happiness, health, and everlasting  

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Twice a year we are lucky enough to shoot for the cover of LA Bridal. This go around was especially spectacular not only due to the experience but on account of the fantastic location. Boat Bed and Breakfast on Shelter Island in San Diego proved to be a perfect setting for this shoot. This establishment transformed five boats into the ultimate bed and breakfast experience on the ocean. It wasn’t long before we took one of the boats out and got some great shots of the models in several fabulous styles. Popping champagne and exploring just about every inch of the boat we finally could not resist the temptation to take a few romantic Titanic-esque shots. At sunset the sky turned a vivid shade of bright orange offering us nothing less then perfect conditions. After sunset, Boat B&B was kind enough to allow us to shoot on a luxurious yacht. We could not have asked for better. Between the stunning Read More

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For Harrah and Nikki, we opted not to do the typical Santa Monica Beach/Pier shots – eating ice cream, holding a balloon, and looking out over the railing on the pier. Instead, we took unique shots of Harrah and Nikki that speak volumes about the love they share for one another. We visited multiple locations in Santa Monica: The pier & boardwalk, Tongva Park, and the Viceroy Hotel. They wore both the traditional Indian wedding garb and western wedding attire, which was great for working around the various areas of the beach-front. The architectural structures, the park’s colorful fields with lush greenery, the mosaic archway of City Hall, the evening silhouettes with the rollercoaster at the Santa Monica Pier in the distance – all were great backdrops to support this fantastic content. As a side-note, Tongva Park is a great place to have a session because it is not your typical park. It’s an example of great landscape design & overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The Read More

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Nothing says “wow what a surprise,” better than when a man drops down on his knee to propose! And that’s exactly what happened when Chet decided to ask Michelle to be his future wife when the two were at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. We were there to capture the moment on camera — which left us feeling happy — and snapped many photos of their special day at the picturesque location. From casual shots of the couple walking to a close-up of their hands overlapping each other’s and more Michelle showing off her engagement ring, it was a great day for all. They also climbed some rocks, embraced on the shoreline, and simply enjoyed themselves savoring their time together. Of course Chet chose a magical place to pledge his love when he picked the Terranea Resort. Poised above coastal bluffs with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, Terranea Resort opened in June 2009 as the only luxury Read More

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Just because you elope doesn’t mean you have to skip having any photos snapped. Traci & Jeremy may have decided to bypass a big wedding for eloping and later hosting a small reception, but they still wanted to capture those special moments to remember forever. They booked us for that very reason, to take some formal bride and groom portraiture at Point Fermin Park and its historic lighthouse in San Pedro, and in front of the downtown Long Beach skyline after they had previously tied the knot. The young couple couldn’t have been happier to slip back into their wedding attire and have some fun during our all-day and evening shoot. As a result, we got some great photos of them embracing, sharing longing gazes, dancing under the sunset, and showing everyone how much in love they are. The locations they chose were perfect: Point Fermin Park in San Pedro consists of 37 landscaped acres of tree-shaded lawns, sheltered pergolas, colorful Read More

PortraitsSeniors

Nobody can debate that senior year is a special time for those who are getting ready to say goodbye to high school and hello to their futures. Whether it’s heading off to college and the many adventures the experience will bring with it or just staying close to home, the senior year holds many fond memories. And what better way to remember your senior year than with a variety of senior portraits captured by an expert photographer? We enjoyed taking these snapshots of Long Beach senior Carly in and around the area so she would indeed have something to look back at. During our shoot we went to many beautiful locales including Gum Grove Park, the Seal Beach Pier, and the Bolsa Chica Reserve in Huntington Beach. Carly is a super sweet girl who likes to laugh and enjoy herself wherever she goes. Her energy and enthusiasm made us laugh and smile right along with her. As you can see Read More