As I have mentioned before, I just cannot resist the cute.
Things with little faces (especially tiny things) that look happily up at me bring me a very uncommon amount of joy LOL.
Soooo......Meet Zassou :D! Read More
Story: Zassou is a weed who admires florists and dreams of one day being featured in a bouquet. But because he is a weed it is said that this will probably never happen. However this does not get him down and according to Wikipedia he has "a positive attitude beside an unrelenting spirit for success!"
When I saw the star in the middle of this tree stump, I just couldn't pass it up :) . Being a botanist, Emi loves everything about the world of plants :D! This is why I wanted to be sure to incorporate her theme into her ring shots.
I have a great love of trees too, and the feeling and poetry around the whole idea of them, so it really was too much fun to run around the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden with her and her hubby! Read More
Dana & Nate, it was sooo much fun to shoot with you both at the beautiful Los Robles Greens :D! Dana really loved this cool iron gate, so we made sure to take some couples photos underneath it as the sun was setting - it was nice enough to give us a really pretty golden glow :) . Read More
Hannah & Ray, you guys are such a fun, spirited couple! I so loved shooting with you running around in the trees :) . Read More
We even found a "magic tree" with the sunlight filtering in behind it! You guys made it so prettys X) .
Sometimes you meet someone and you instantly connect with them in a very happy way ~ it was Totally like this when I spoke to Karen for the first time on the phone. She had left me a message earlier that day asking if I was available on her wedding date, and after speaking with her I hung up the phone and was like, "OMG I soooo hope we work together!!!" She just had such a sweet, uplifting spirit to her, that even just chatting with her for that fairly brief time was so refreshing and wonderful.
That evening I also gushed to my boyfriend how much I hoped that she would choose me because I felt she just had such wonderful energy. Happily, my wish came true :D! Read More
She later told me that she also knew immediately too, as soon as she hung up the phone, that she wanted to work with me, so the feeling was mutual Lol! She said that she told Darius right then and there that she had found their photographer - for me, it really doesn't get much better than this!! It made me super happy :). Sometimes you just know, you know?? XD
Before I start, just a little background on my phone.
I got my first smart phone about 6 years ago in 2011. Before that, I had 2 hand-me-up phones from my brother (the kind where you have to push the same button 3 times to get all of the letters when you text kind of phones LOL).
The first one's life ended when I did not follow one of my first rules of shooting:
"Put your phone in your camera bag when you are working by the ocean." Read More
LOL you can guess what happened X( ....
"So. Although I don't take a lot of photos of people jumping, I started this collection a couple years back and am going to continue to do this until I'm 80 - so eventually there is going to be an 80-year-old woman jumping. Read More
Not sure why, but that never stopped me before anyways Lol!"
Even the other side of the Force was with us today LOL!! 'Tis the power of wishes :D! Read More
I was so happy and honored to be asked to be one of the volunteer photographers at this year's Walk for Wishes at the Orange County Great Park!
I've been shooting the walks for several years now, and I swear I always receive so much more than I ever can imagine I could ever give when working with these amazing Wish Kids, their families, & Wish Granters :) .
I love running around in the hills. Like really love it LOL. So what could possibly make this even better? Running around the hills with an Awesome Couple + Super bloom :D!! Yes! Read More
Jordan & Jon are having a Destination Wedding in Cabo san Lucas next year (I am so super excited to fly over and shoot their wedding btw, Omg), and for their engagement session, they wanted to feature a place very near and dear to their hearts ~ Palos Verdes, where they both have spent much time and also now live :) .