Archive for January, 2011

{ out of office | big bear }

Monday, January 24th, 2011

As a follow-up to our Palm Springs trip last July, some lovely photographer ladies & I will be heading out to Big Bear for a fun week in the snow! This time there will be 12 (TWELVE!) of us bundled up in a cozy cabin, armed with our cameras and ready for snow ball fights & s’mores parties & crazy pajama nights.

As I’m not sure how much access to civilization I’ll be having all up in the mountains, all emails & calls will be returned upon my arrival back in LA on Thursday the 27th. In the meantime, grab a cup of tea and follow along on all our adventures on our tumblr!

{awesome banner courtesy of Ala}

{ up }

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

The first time it was cancelled due to “fog.”
The second time it was due to “Santa Ana winds.”
The third time because of “rain.”
I was pretty much expecting to get a call the next time saying “the trip is cancelled because the weather is just TOO BEAUTIFUL & LOVELY.”

But! It turns out the fourth time is the charm. And so, at 3:30am, I drove to meet up with Lydia & Mary {all of us on 0-2 hours of sleep since we had just been too too excited for sleeping}, and we headed down to Temecula for the early morning ride.

And as you can see, it was most definitely worth the wait.

(Useful fact: we bundled up like crazy because we figured it’d be freezing & windy on the ride, but apparently hot air balloons rides are really hot, because of all the… hot air. OH RIGHT.)

{ pat + eugene | tree swing engagement }

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

So the progression of Adrienne Is Just Too Ridiculously Excited About This Session goes something like this:

Receive sweet inquiry from couple saying they were referred by a close friend {always such an honor!!}
Find out close friend is none other than wedding blogger extraordinaire (and my dear friend!) Lydia.
Meet with Pat & Eugene and find out they are all kinds of AWESOMESAUCE.
Also find out that Lydia will be helping style their engagement session.
And that it will have a tree swing.
And giant initials.
And hearts.
Scout out location for swing at Griffith Park with Lydia. Lots of swinging from branches to test ’em out.
Realize I know awesome talented people (thank you Scott!!!!) to help me build the swing. So we build it.
Shoot the session. Pat and Eugene are fun. They are sweet. They are so so in love and the photos practically make themselves.
Wake up this morning to find the photos featured on the beautiful & inspirational wedding blog 100 Layer Cake!!!
Do happy dance.

Thank you so much to 100 Layer Cake for the feature & Ever Ours for introducing me to the sweetest couple and for bringing a beautiful vision to life. Be sure to drop by their blogs for more!

Pat’s gorgeous make-up was done by Kelly Zhang, always LOVE working with her!