Haas Kid and Family Photos

One of the things I love about being a wedding photographer is having a chance to continue the relationship and chronicle the milestones of peoples lives. I shot Avi and Ben’s wedding years ago, now I have been able to document their boys through their various stages of life. I LOVE these images, I love the playfulness and simple beauty. I love that it shows the reality of the kids and family, the personalities and not just the glamorized version of it. Doesn’t hurt that they are all so photogenic. Look around the kids section and you will see how Luke and Liam have grown.

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Roan at Paramount Ranch

I had been dying to check out Paramount Ranch in Malibu Hills for a while now. It is a great place for a family  or engagement shoot. So I packed up the family with our friends Jackie, Maggie and Roan and headed out for a picnic. Meanwhile I took these great shots of their family.

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Sample Albums: Leather Craftsmen, Willowbook, Couture Book and Press Printed Books

The biggest decision after the wedding and looking at all of the images is deciding on the presentation.. the wedding album.

I offer 4 different albums, all with a classic modern feel but with subtle differences between them all. I hope this post helps you with deciding what works best for you.

In this image is the Modern Square Book (the black album and red album with the balloons). The Leather Craftsmen (gray middle album) and Willowbook (burgundy album) Couture Book also below.

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The Modern Square Album is a press printed book. Unlike a flush style album, press printed books are actual books printed on a thick fine art paper and bound as a hardcover book. The pages are not photographs but high quality digital printing that will last for countless years to come. Because of the thinner pages press printed books can have up to 45 pages, 90 sides and hold easily 200 images.  I still custom design each and every album. To keep with the modern feeling and art book look I tend to design with larger and fewer images per page.

The cover options for the Modern Book vary from all leather to a wraparound cover image. For this vibrant wedding I went with the red leather that wraps from the back over the spine on to part of the front cover. The size is 10×10 but available in other square sizes.

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This album is approximately 75 pages (sides) and is 1 3/4″thick


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The Paper is thicker than water color paper but does not tear or bend (unless forced)

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This version of the Modern Square Book is 12×12 with full leather cover and inset cover photo. Exactly the same as above in page detail.

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Next is the Willowbook album. This is a flush style album with THICK pages. Each page is an actual photograph mounted on a thick page. These books are full archival and guaranteed to last a lifetime. This book is limited to 30 pages 60 sides. (approx 120 images) Willowbook is offered in vertical, horizontal or square.

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This album is 8×12 in size and a whopping 2.3/4″ thick

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Next is the Leather Craftsmen book. Also a flush style album with actual photographs as pages, mounted on a thinner base page. Because of the thinner base the Leather Craftsmen album can hold up to 45 pages (90 sides) Special touches of the Leather Craftsmen are the various cover options including imprinting on the spine as seen here. This album is 10×12.5″ and just under 2″ in thickness. It is bound with Japanese book cloth with an inset cover image. Leather Craftsmen are also guaranteed a lifetime.

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Here is a comparison between the Willowbook and Leather Craftsmen album both with 60 pages

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The Couture Book

Another version of a press printed book.  Imagine having your own unique coffee table book of your wedding. Each book is a custom designed, handmade luxury art book. Standard size of 10×13 including 200 pages, custom cover options of colored Japanese linen, matching slip cover case.  Because of the high number of pages this album can easily hold 300 images. The best choice if you are having difficulty narrowing down your images.

This album comes with a slipcase with images and your choice of colored linen.

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The pages are a thick paper, exactly like you would see in an art, coffee table book

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This album is 180 pages (sides) close to 2″ thick

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One of the unique and special touches in this album is the vellum pages. I often use them for writing but images may be printed on them as well.

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Vendors, Links, Ideas and Inspiration

I am going to try to update this more often and turn you all on to some of the amazing vendors and ideas I come across with all of these weddings I am so lucky to be a part of.

Some obvious and not so obvious inspiring blogs

http://greenweddingshoes.com/

http://www.greenbrideguide.com/

http://www.stylemepretty.com/

http://junebugweddings.com/

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

http://www.antibride.com/

http://poptasticbride.com/

Food and Catering I love

http://www.heirloomla.com/

http://www.lemonadela.com/

http://www.auntieemscatering.com/

http://www.ecocaters.com/

http://www.foragela.com/

Venues I absolutely LOVE

http://www.marvimon.com/

http://www.hartleybotanica.com/

http://www.adamsonhouse.org/

http://www.belairbayclub.com/

http://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/santamonica/

http://hotelcasadelmar.com/

http://www.laventa.com/

http://www.parkplazala.com

saddle rock ranch

La River Center

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Kid Portraits from my photo booth

This weekend I sent up a photo booth at a friends craft fair. It is a bunch of local artists selling some amazing goods. I took photos of the kids and families and it was a great time. These are just a few of my favorites. What I love is the intensity and naturalness the kids. I love that hey are in this very stark and formal setting with their dirty faces tousled hair. I might do this more often so I will send out updates for the next mini portrait session

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November 1, 2012 - 3:47 am Joemel - Glad to see those cute kids on a photo booth and for sure they also had fun on it. Branded Photo Booth

Kelly and Daniel anniversary shoot at Santa Monica Pier

Part 2 of the super fun anniversary shoot at Santa Monica Pier. As I mentioned in my other post.  Stefanie and Daniel along with their good friends decided to celebrate their 5 year anniversary with a photo shoot. What a great idea. They were adorable and fun bringing along some balloons and a vintage suitcase. Hope to see you both again when you have babies to photograph.

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February 16, 2011 - 11:21 pm Kelly - Jen, Thanks SO much for all of this, once again! We couldn't be happier with our photos. You have done a wonderful job and hope we can meet and work together again in the future! xoxo Kelly

Stefanie and Josh, Anniversary session at the Viceroy

Anniversary photos are the new engagement photos. What a better way to celebrate their 5 years of marriage with an anniversary photo shoot. I spent the afternoon with Stefanie and Josh and their BFF’s Kelly and Daniel at The Viceroy and Santa Monica beach. We had a blast shooting and I am not even finished but had to share these crazy cute images. Stay tuned for more with Kelly and Daniel. Jusyt a hint of what is to come think cotton candy and vintage suitcase.

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Baby Amelia 13 days old, Newborn photoshoot

It has been a newborn photo kind of month. All of these winter babies being born and I am having a blast shooting them. Baby Amelia is 13 days old and so sweet and easy, her parents are so blessed and have some great times ahead of them. Amelia’s mom, Jennifer, is Italian so yes she is in a pasta bowl lounging in front of the canals of Venice, well at least a painting of Venice. As usual it is so hard to narrow down all of the cute ones but here is a taste.

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Emelia Murphy, 20 days old

Really? could she be any cuter? It was way to hard to edit this shoot down to show here. I tried but there is just too many crazy cute photos to show. So forgive me. Amelia Murphy- Born Jan 7, 2011 a beautiful little Capricorn girl just like my own.

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