Moon of my life.
Changing the lyrics a little for this session — “We are Fa - Ma - Leeee! I’ve got Mickey Mouse with me! Get up everybody and SANG!!”
When Viktoriya reached out to set up her Disney session for her son Axel’s 5th birthday she mentioned he had NEVER been to California Adventure - or better yet his absolute favorite, Cars Land! The amount of variety we were able to utilize for the session is a testament to the imagineers of these timeless parks.
How cute are their outfits
Axel had to grab a photo with his all time favorite Mater!
Concluding the day at the Mickey Wheel looks like it could be an ad. I enjoyed having the amazing details of the park to utilize for picture perfect moments for this adorable family.
"And they lived happily ever after."
This was a fairytale come true as a photographer. All the bursts of blooms on the LA Arboretum grounds allowed us to snap all styles of romance. Aleks and Forest were a fabulous pair for this styled shoot. Between her icy, blue eyes and his rich, dark hair, they made a stunning couple! I was honored to have Shauntelle of Sposto Photography by my side shooting film, and collaborating on this shoot I had in my head for weeks. I could not have been more blown away with the results!
It was all smiles and sunshine scooting around Santa Monica on Saturday with Jessica! We were two of a kind, her standing at 6'4 and myself at 6'0. It was a tall girl collaboration - with no shortage of ocean breeze and bustling tourists!
Be sure to keep an eye out for her in magazines and runway shows!
Be still my heart.
This is by far one of the happiest babies in all the land. I couldn't get enough of her precious head tilts, squeezable cheeks, and non-stop gummy smiles! We ventured around Heritage Park on a warm summer day, and little Annie's personality shone the entire time, it was such a treat to photograph her at 10 months.
Her gorgeous flower crown was made by the talented Friendly Flowers!
We utilized the beautiful landscape of the campus and were lucky to have golden hour light while doing so. Isn’t her smile contagious!?
The goal for the session was not to just document Hope in her cap, gown, sashes and hood, but also to have some portraits able to be used for LinkedIn, career portraits, and moments of her mature, graduate glory.
What an exciting next phase of life to conclude the end of an era in formal education and being free to apply all the knowledge to diving head first into your career!
Her mom flew in from Tennessee, so we had to get some mommy/daughter moments. So proud of your accomplishments, thank you for having me document this amazing time in your life, Hope!
When Celina of Celina Kenyon Photography asked me to second shoot for her at Newhall Mansion, it was an absolute yes! Newhall Mansion is special to me because it was where I shot my first wedding. Kristina and Adil's wedding day was on a warm August day, with plenty of sunshine.
The whole day was filled with the aroma and visual of lavender. Kristina's a girl after my own heart with her bridesmaids' dresses and florals color palette. The ceremony was lined with sprigs of lavender and upon the grand entrance, guests rained lavender seeds over Adil and Kristina - such a amazing moment! Tricia Dahlgren Events did a fabulous job coordinating the day!
Kristina and Adil had a traditional Danish cake. The significance to the rings stacked is when the bride and groom pull the stick out, however many rings remain is how many children they're predicted to have! Keep scrolling to see what happened at the reception!
Seems like she's all about the lucky number 4!
Jessica & Augusto had an intimate ceremony in their backyard with their immediate family and friends. I instantly felt a connection to both Jessica and Augusto when I arrived, it was like visiting close friends. Everything was full of sentiment and Jessica wore her mother's shoes in her honor.
I cannot get over how playful and sweet they were with one another - I mean their smiles say it all! There was so much love and laughter, nothing but warmth and happiness to celebrate these two and their new journey. I am so happy for them!
Two baby girls are on their way this spring! It was meant to be that sisters, Lauren and Kathryn are both expecting, AND are due just a few weeks apart.
So much love went into this celebration and the whole event felt like it was straight out of a fairy tale. The story book cookies and customized tea cup treats were so clever and tied all the details together.
I cannot wait to meet these lucky little girls!
I first met Krista because of the wedding industry. She is a talented Event Manager with Tricia Dahlgren Events. I was honored with she and Vlad asked me to photograph their winter wonderland wedding at Tesoro Del Valle Clubhouse in Valencia at the end of January!
Their wedding day was the weekend after a major storm, so the grounds were lush with greenery and the lake for romantics was filled to the brim. Their rainy, mountain-top engagement session in Lake Arrowhead was complete with rainbows and a special present from Vlad to Krista for her birthday. Check it out! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Negri!!
Krista and her Dad are so close, they had a first look, and it was so sweet! I love when my clients make the day special and customized.
Kelly and Rafael are good friends of mine, so I was so thankful when they asked me to commemorate them before they become parents! We were lucky to have the sun shine right as our shoot started. This was a special location for them, they had their engagement pictures taken here as well, it's a cute spot called Blaisdell Park. I was lucky enough to find out what their little one's name is before they share the news, and I can't wait to meet her in March!
These two are soulmates! Priya and Jake are both from Malaysia, but live in Southern Cali now. Get this, they're having their wedding in Malaysia!! Priya thought of this engagement shoot as "the calm before the storm" since they anticipated a few hundred guests at the destination wedding - no pressure **gulp**
Our shoot was the perfect balance of making their parents happy with formal pictures they could use for their wedding, and most importantly fun and relaxed for the three of us!
I love them both, and I am so happy for all their successes!
I am so happy for Ashley and Jeff! They will become parents to Baby Jackson in February. I loved meeting their two adorable pups, and when Jackson arrived, the excitement will only build!
We enjoyed a crisp, Saturday morning in apple country to capture that warm and fuzzy comfort of fall. Enjoy some highlights from their session!
This session was certainly one for the books. It was Krista's birthday, which made our date so special, but the weather gave us a run for our money! The goal was to have a mountain top engagement in Lake Arrowhead with a rich, fall backdrop.
Krista and Vlad are true romantics at heart and embraced the idea of rain and a lakeside look, and I always love an adventurous couple. It all worked out, we had our very own rainbow, and the place all to ourselves!
The rich blue of Krista's sapphire engagement ring was stunning against the damp forrest - enjoy highlights from their session.
I am very excited for their wedding in January!