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  • Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.  This is the place where you can check out some of my favorite images and get a little peek into my world.

    If this is your first visit to my blog, I am a Southern California based full time wedding and portrait photographer.  I photograph weddings all over Southern California as well as a handful of destination weddings all over the world.  I absolutely love, love, love what I do and feel so blessed to be able to capture so many special moments in the lives of so many amazing people.

    Take a look around, and if you like what you see, please be sure to leave a comment, or click on the contact me link....I love to hear from my blog readers!

Jeremy + Melissa : I DO

Several months ago when I met with Jeremy and Melissa to discuss their wedding I remember us talking about their big day, all the plans they had made and the “what if it rains?”. The weather here in So Cal has been so back and forth we weren’t sure what to expect. Well their big day came, and there was definitely no sign of rain….it was a beautiful day, the sun made such an appearance that we were actually struggling to hide from it on several occasions :). I was joined by my very good friend and fellow photographer Cheyenne who helped me capture their big day.

Their morning started with a small and intimate ceremony at the Los Angeles Temple, followed by a nice relaxing lunch and mini celebration at the Sheraton Delfina in Santa Monica with their family and bridal party. Shortly after lunch we snuck away for some beautiful portraits (and some fun) at the hotel and at the Santa Monica Pier. After our trip to the pier, we returned to the Sheraton where Jeremy and Melissa had a very touching ring ceremony while surrounded by all of their friends and family. And then of course the big celebration began! It was an amazing day full of fun, joy and love!

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Lunch and celebration at the hotel before the ring ceremony
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some fun on the pier
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Jeremy and Melissa had taken dance lessons and had the most adorable first dance routine together….so sweet!
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March 13, 2008 - 4:44 am

Scott Bulger Photography - That is a nice set of images. Well done.

March 13, 2008 - 11:32 pm

Michael Costa - that taxi shot is classic!

March 14, 2008 - 11:48 am

jen harris - very nice!

March 14, 2008 - 12:28 pm

Cheyenne - It was a blast as always to work with you!! Thank you for always teaching me something new!! Congrats again Jeremy & Melissa!!!

March 17, 2008 - 6:29 am

Dawn - You have captured some really nice moments!

   

Unique Floral Design + Cest La Fete Events

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to do some work with Laurie from Unique Floral Designs and Heather from Cest La Fete Events. Both of these women are wonderfuly talented and put together an amazingly beautiful Moroccan inspired spread to celebrate a special bridal shower. Here are just a few of the images I captured of their event. If you are in need of a florist or an event planner please give these lovely ladies a call, they really do amazing work.

The place settings and favors…
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The beautiful table set up
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The details and decor…
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the yummy stuff…
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the beautiful cake was provided by Skiffs Cakes (who makes some KILLER cakes by the way)
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The meal provided by the Thai House in Simi Valley
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"Happy Birthday little dada"

My poor husband has been working long hours and very stressful days these past few weeks as his store awaits their corporate audit team. He has been leaving every morning at 5am and gets home around 5pm only to take a 45 min conference call to prep for the next day. Well, today is his birthday, so to brighten his day a little I had our daughter call him to wish him a happy birthday as soon as she woke up. “Hello?” he answered in a flustered voice, “Happy Birthday dada” she said, “lets sing!” And she started to sing happy birthday to him. The two of them sing happy birthday all the time, but its always “happy birthday little Shayna, happy birthday too you” But today she sang “happy birthday little dada, happy birthday to you” It was so sweet, it really just melted my heart. I could tell immediately by the tone of his voice that this one little phone call really made his day. She was so excited that it was daddy’s birthday. She anxiously awaited his arrival home from work, knowing she had helped wrap his present in the ducky bag she insisted we used and because there was cake with “candles to blow”. As soon as he walked in the door, she ran to him saying “happy birthday, happy birthday, dada!” Well it wasn’t too long before it was time for cake. She was just tickled beyond belief that while daddy was in the shower we were going to get the cake ready and surprise him. So as I set it on the island she tells me….”I have an idea”, well as you can imagine, any 2 year old that has an idea when there is a cake in front of them…its probably not an idea that is in the best interest of the cake.

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The final project of her “idea”
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But, shhhh, here comes daddy, lets surprise him……”ta’da daddy”
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Singing….”Happy Birthday Little Dada”
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Blowin candles”
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March 6, 2008 - 10:11 am

Onada - your pictures are lovely!

   
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