Archive for October, 2010

{ thao + dinh | rancho las lomas wedding }

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Thao & Dinh were married at the beautiful Rancho Las Lomas, a rustic property tucked away in south Orange County, dotted with lush gardens, a small zoo (with tigers, zebras, & macaws!), cute cottages, and orange orchards… Thao & Dinh put so much thought into every detail of the wedding, which included amazing florals from Linda of LV Floral Events (who just happens to be Dinh’s cousin!) – I always love working with her! The day was also filled with so many beautiful emotional moments.. my favorite was probably their personally written vows, which they shared through tears of joy at the ceremony.

Enjoy this peek into their day!

I love this moment during the first dance, as Thao sweetly wipes away Dinh’s tears :)

{ dawn + craig | maternity portraits }

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Part of why I so love what I do is the fact that I get to capture milestones, wonderful moments that only happen a handful of times in a lifetime. It’s even more exciting when I get to be a part of multiple milestones for the same couple, so I was overjoyed when Dawn {a past bride-turned-friend, my favorite!} contacted me regarding some maternity photos of her & Craig. I loved working with them for their engagement session & wedding day.. and since both of these were filled to the brim with creativity and personality, I should have known that Dawn would come up with something equally amazing for the maternity session!

So how is this for amazing… dozens of photos hanging from trees – baby photos, family photos, engagement & wedding photos, and tons of memories Dawn & Craig have shared over the years, a lovely little bench, a collection of pastel-colored frames. We headed to one of my favorite photo spots, set everything up, and I got to shoot one of the sweetest couples ever in the prettiest light. It really doesn’t get much better than this :)

So excited for them and their little bundle of joy who is on his way any day now!

Seriously, is Dawn not THE cutest, prettiest pregnant lady you’ve ever seen??

So in love with this pillow, good thing it didn’t fit in my Shootsac or I might have have tried to sneak it home with me ;)

{ snapshots }

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

I’m always sharing random iPhone snaps on twitter, but realized I never really post any up here :) Thought I’d share a few to tide you over while I prep some soon-to-be posted weddings & sessions! All of the below are shot using my favorite photo app in the whole wide world, CrossProcess.

P.S. I love food, is it obvious.

san francisco.


{the shot above really reminds me of Inception for some reason… right…? see it? anyone??}

vail, colorado.

los angeles.