Archive for December, 2011

{ wendy + jon | palos verdes engagement }

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

This session was like a little tour of the south bay (aka my home! Torrance FTW! I got a shirt for Xmas that validates all of this!) We visited some of PV’s prettiest spots and finished up along the Redondo shoreline. I love the movement, the wind, the light in the last few at the beach – these types of organicky (oh yes, I totally did that, I just made up a word) photos always speak to me the most :) I’m so excited to work with Wendy and Jon again next year!

{ candice + james | la river center wedding }

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

This wedding makes my heart happy! I felt it was such a perfect extension of Candice & James’ engagement session – warm, genuine, laidback, and full of down-to-earth love. The LA River & Garden Center, a little surprise oasis hiding in the outskirts of downtown, was an ideal backdrop for their day, providing tons of spots for photos and an intimate gathering for guests. Some things to note – the flowers, which were a beautiful labor of love by Candice’s mom; the cool cameras donned by the {impeccably well-dressed} guests (a Pentax here, an 8mm there!); and the croquembouche! I have always hoped to photograph a wedding that had one of these pretty cakes, and it was lovely, not to mention delicious :)

Another day beautifully coordinated by Sassy Girl Weddings and shot with the help of William Kim!

{ europe adventure | italy }

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Four friends. Ten days. Rome, Venice, Paris, Amsterdam, London.

I had been to some of these cities (and a few others) in Europe as a kid. I remembered very little, so I had conjured up these fantastical images of what these places and this trip would be like. To be honest, I was a little scared that it wouldn’t be as beautiful and awe-inspiring and romantic and breathtaking (and delicious) as I had painted in my mind.

But oh, I was so so wrong.

We begin in Italy…