Archive for September, 2013

{ jackie + keith | belair wedding }

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

I’m so excited to finally share this wedding! Jackie & Keith held the most lovely & whimsical wedding this summer, filled to the brim with the prettiest details that so perfectly reflected their style & personality. Inspired by their own beautiful flower garden at home, the day had a magical garden theme and was indeed filled with breathtaking florals {created by Botany}, including the amazing flower crown which adorned Jackie’s head (seriously though, how stunning is she??). It all took place at the classic Hotel Bel-Air, a quiet gem in the middle of LA, filled with lush gardens, a little pond, and lots of bougainvillea – my most favorite! The day was intimate and emotion-filled, and I couldn’t have been happier to be there to document it. Be sure to check out the sweet video by Joel Vanz as well!

{Thank you to Green Wedding Shoes, one of my most favorite wedding blogs, for featuring this wedding! You can read more about the day here!}

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{ angela + fong | los angeles maternity photos }

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

I’m always overjoyed when past clients contact me – even moreso with the good news that they’re expecting – and especially when they want me to document it! It’s an honor to be a part of so many great milestones :) Angela & Fong brought along their first baby to the shoot, a little corgie named Ruby, who proved to be just as sweet and photogenic as her parents :) I had so much fun catching up with them and am so excited for them & this next chapter in their lives!

{ natalie + jeff | long beach engagement }

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

I refer to Natalie as my “ice skating friend.” From something like ages 6-13, we spent almost every Saturday morning driving up to the rink in Palos Verdes and taking lessons together. We practiced for performances and little competitions, and forged a friendship based not just on salchows and loop jumps, but on playing ridiculous amounts of video games, making our own stationery & then trying to sell it, coming up with dance routines, taking pictures of our cats & creating calendars out of them – you know, the usual childhood shennanigans :)

We lost touch a bit over the years, but I was so so overjoyed when she contacted me recently with the news that she was engaged! Equally exciting was that we both happen to now be living in Long Beach and are practically neighbors. I was so happy when she chose her amazing little Long Beach neighborhood for the photos, these kind of relaxed cozy lifestyle-y sessions are always some of my favorites. Natalie has always been one of the most kind-hearted & beautiful people I know, and I’m so so excited for her and Jeff, they are such the perfect match! I hope you get a sense of their sweet relationship through these photos :)