Archive for March, 2010

{ Linda + Chris | Abbot Kinney Engagement }

Friday, March 19th, 2010

I met with Linda & Chris on Abbot Kinney, one of my favorite little streets in LA & one of my favorite things about living on the west side. We strolled along the line of colorful bungalow storefronts before running down to Venice Beach to soak up the remainder of the light. I am totally in love with all the color in this session – it makes me want to do a happy dance & give Abbot Kinney a big high five. Lots of times I’ll turn 1 or 2 photos per blog post into black and white, but for these it felt wrong, all wrong! Linda & Chris brought so much joy and life into the session and I love how the colors reflect that happy vibe :)

Sidenote: I’m a little (uber) obsessed with Linda’s super cute dresses – she’s going to make one stylish bride! Sidenote #2: how lovely is her hair & make-up? Getting your make-up done professionally makes a world of difference in photos & Nicole Deanne did an amazing job!

{ Christina + Rick | French Estate OC Wedding }

Monday, March 15th, 2010

It was an especially sunny & warm day in February. Christina, accompanied by her mother & her two “BSF”s (that would be, Best Sisters Forever), prepped in a pink-walled room at the beautiful French Estate, a cozy venue that doubles as a bed & breakfast in the heart of Old Town Orange. The estate {which stole my heart the moment we stepped in} provided the perfect backdrop for their intimate yet lively affair, a day that effortlessly reflected who Christina & Rick are – warm, amiable, down-to-earth, & a little bookish :) They portrayed their love for books with a stack of a certain genre upon each table – philosophy, mystery, science fiction, children’s books – I loved the creativity & execution of the idea and the fact that it was so them! And of course the day went off without a hitch thanks to superwoman Uyen of Sassy Girl Weddings!

Christina & Rick – thank you so much for inviting us to document your wedding. From the moment we’ve met, I’ve been pinching myself silly to make sure we’re really lucky enough to meet & work with such a sweet & loving couple :) Thank you for your kindness & trust in us every step of the way. Hope you had an utterly amazing time in Scotland!

I LOVED the combo of her red nails with the bright blue palette:

Love this hug between Rick & Christina’s grandfather:

During the mother-son dance, Rick & his mother walked over to his father mid-song for an embrace. I love the joy on all their faces:

Venue: French Estate
Coordinator: Sassy Girl Weddings
Florals: Creative Force Floral

{ Out of Office: WPPI }

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Hello from WPPI! I’m here at the convention in Las Vegas until Thursday so my apologies ahead of time if email replies are a bit slow the next few days! My roomies {Caroline Tran, Serena Grace, Sarah K Chen} & I drove in yesterday afternoon and are looking forward to classes, parties, & meeting lots of new people! You can follow all of my adventures over the next few days on Twitter.

Leaving you with a quick picture of us before the Airhorns & Lasers party last night (because a camera phone pic is better than no pic at all!)