Ryan and Nicole engagement session at Terranea Resort, Palos Verdes

Sometimes beauty prevails. I get plenty of requests for beach engagement shoots. We usually have fun around a pier, walk around a neighborhood and run around in the sand. I like to mix it up. But every once in a while, you just dont need to push it. The beauty wins out. Thanks so much to Ryan and Nicole for bringing me to this quiet gorgeous beach in Palos Verdes. Its stark beauty was the perfect back drop for their engagement photos. Their wedding at Wayfares Chapel in May is just up the street. Their guests will be able to enjoy this beautiful view as well. Enjoy. See you guys in May.

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Angel and Tim’s Indian Extravaganza (just a taste)

I cant even put it to words. I am still trying to come down from the over stimulus of the past day and half. So I will give you guys this small teaser and stay tuned for the rest.

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Lea and David Engagement shoot in Venice Beach

I will be the first to admit, we had everything stacked against us for this wonderful idea of using Lea and David’s Venice neighborhood as a backdrop for their engagement photos. It was a stormy, blustery Saturday with rain and sun alternating by the minute. Lea had her heart set on using the Venice Beach Pier but the lifeguards had nixed that as it was shut down. Only minutes later while shooting under the pier we realized why as we were shooed off due to a tsunami warning. This was a for me. But in the end it all worked out, we had wind swept hair, but great umbrella photos, some dramatic skies and fun walking around the neighborhood. This first one, so fun and cute, one of my favorite engagement shots. Period.

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DeSonia family in Balboa Park, San Diego

I have a long history with Keith and Lisa, photographing them as guests of a wedding, and being passed around their group of friends shooting weddings and families. So it was my pleasure to be able to shoot them as a family as they came back to visit San Diego. I absolutely love Balboa Park and it makes for a great (and fun) backdrop for portraits. Noah was a little sceptical at first but by the end we were playing catch and he was hamming it up for the camera and being adorable with baby sister Phoebe. I think a yearly shoot should be in order whenever you guys come into town. A great excuse for me to get to San Diego or you guys to come to LA.

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Customized Bridal Jewelry, check it out

I love it that I stay in touch with my past clients and I really love it when they take things they have learned from planning their weddings and apply it to a business. My client Julia does handcrafted bridal jewelry. Great for brides, bridal party or anyone really. Check it out.  White Cake Jewelry.

http://whitecakejewelry.com/

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One more blog to check out

One of my favorite clients, whose photos can be seen all over this blog and on my website, started a great wedding blog herself. Lots of great tips, links and DIY tips. Check it out.

http://oh-lovely-day.blogspot.com/

This is Chandra, her and husband Jonathan are awesome, and just a little bit photogenic

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CHEERS TO A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wishing everyone happiness and health and prosperity in the new year. 2010!

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Last shoot of the Year. Erin, Jeff and baby Jake

I shot Erin and Jeff’s wedding a million years ago and now here we are all together with 7 mos old Jake. With this busy (and sick) time of year there were a was some rescheduling but we got it in under the wire and I hope their friends and family enjoy seeing their beautiful family. I cant wait to see these images on the wall aside their wedding photos.

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and yes there is more… Holiday Portraits at Griffith Park and beyond

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