Archive for February, 2009

{ WPPI: Vegas Desert Shoot }

Friday, February 27th, 2009

We stepped out of the cars and were immediately greeted by a sharp whipping wind. The sky was a wide expanse of bright blue and although you could see the highway in the distance, the sound of the zipping cars was barely audible. It was just the photographers, the cameras, the models, the desert!

A huge thank you to Ohana Photographers for organizing this spectacular shoot! They’re an AMAZING and ridiculously talented and kind family and it was so great to get to hang with them! And of course a huge thank you to the amazing models who breezed right through the 40 degree temperatures. I’m a TOTAL wussasaurus when it comes to cold and was all bundled up in boots and a puffy jacket, but the models were not only withstanding the frigid temps – they were looking smoking hot the entire time!

I wanted to blog WPPI in order, but could not wait to share these shots with you! I actually started editing them the night we got back from WPPI (seriously it was like, walk into house, drop suitcase on floor, open laptop, EDIT) because I was just so excited about them! More of what we were up to at WPPI will be coming up soon!

Also, thank you to everyone for all your kind words and encouragement in my last post! I was overwhelmed and amazed by the incredible support – thank you!

{ Pamper Me Fabulous… and Published! }

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

I’ll be writing up a full WPPI-recap soon (including pics from the awesome desert shoot!), but I wanted to take a quick moment to give a shoutout to the fabulous girls at Fresh Events Company and the equally fabulous event they’re putting on. I had the opportunity to photograph Pamper Me Fabulous last year and to be honest, I felt pampered just walking around shooting the event :) I can just imagine how relaxing and invigorating it must have been to be a lucky guest, getting massages, sipping on Izzes (hands down my favorite carbonated drink!), and getting to chat with lots of amazing girls from all over the city.

This year it’s going to be at the Vibiana (could there BE a cooler venue?) and will be even more chock-full of spa treatments, snacks, and samples that will be sure to melt away even the most stubborn of stresses. You can see more info on the slick flyer below or on their website here!

And in one last bit of exciting news – last year’s event has been published in the latest issue of Your Wedding Day magazine!! It’s my first time having my images published and I was definitely giddy upon receiving the copy they sent me! YWD is really an amazing wedding resource and I was so impressed by their gorgeous spreads, stylish design, and great ideas!

And some more info on this year’s event!

{ Allie + Nate | Lake Tahoe Wedding Photography }

Friday, February 13th, 2009

There have been many sunny weddings, some cloudy weddings, even a couple rainy weddings… but this snowy wedding was a first for me! Last weekend I accompanied Dave Richards to a fabulous winter wedding nestled in the mountains of Lake Tahoe. It snowed the entire 2 days we were there and while snow is absolutely beautiful, it also has the tendency to be cold, and I was reminded a little bit of why me and always-temperate LA have been BFFs all these years. But it was indeed gorgeous and it provided the most beautiful backdrop for this wedding! Both Allie and Nate are such kind-hearted people and their warmth filled the entire lodge. I assisted Dave at Allie’s sister Megan’s wedding last year so it was great to see much of the same family and friends there celebrating again.

Allie and her bridesmaids (all 13 of them!) got ready in the beautiful rooms across from the ceremony site:

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A bit of snowfall on the balcony…

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Nate prepped a few floors down:

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Then out into the snow for some portraits! Allie & Nate were such troopers – you’d think they were on some beach in the Bahamas rather than in 30 degree temperatures!

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The beautiful ceremony officiated by Nate’s father:

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lake tahoe wedding picture

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I loved the warm cozy feel of the lodge:

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One last look out the window…

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