Wednesday, May 19, 2010

{portrait day at the beach | event}

It's time again for portrait day at the beach! Imagine your next portrait surrounded by the the beautiful breathtaking water and sand of the beach. Whether it be couples, family, children, baby, pregnancy, friends, high school senior, head shots, siblings, etc. come join us for portrait day at the beach!

Take advantage of the savings that our mini-sessions offer, and consider having fun while creating memorable portraits!

Don't wait to schedule your appointment, as spots are limited and as always please share this special offer with your friends and family.

portrait day at the beach
06.26.2010 | 06.27.2010

manhattan beach, ca

each mini session is $55 and includes
a 20 minute session and 1-8X10.

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krista at 310.569.1535 or e-mail us at

Thursday, May 13, 2010

{rachel + mark | wedding}

I was very excited when May 1, 2010 rolled around, it was Rachel and Mark’s wedding day. YAY! R+M and Aldo and I have become friends over the year. From the day Rachel and I first met at the bridal show we hit it off and things have just continued to grow from there. I can’t stress enough how important it is to have a great photographer, but even more to have a great connection with your photographer. I am lucky enough to have this with all my wonderful clients, thank you all so much for being great friends. :-)

When Aldo and I first walked into the room we both were taken back at how stunning Rachel looked. Don’t get me wrong she looks great everyday, but WOW did she look amazing on her wedding day. I couldn’t wait for Mark to see her! Rachel added a bit of extra time prior to the ceremony for a few special sessions, one of them being a mini boudoir session (sorry guys for Mark’s eyes only but man did she look hot ;) ). The other session was a chance for R+M to see each other prior to the ceremony and have an intimate moment together, all while being captured on camera. It was so sweet to watch the two of them see each other for the first time. You could see the love and intimacy that glowed between them. So much so that all day they needed very little direction for the romantics, it just seemed to flow out of them naturally.

The wedding was held at the Hyatt in Valencia and everything was very simple and elegant, just like R+M. I had a great time photographing the bridal party and their outgoing personalities, lol. The bridal party was amazing; they all stuck around until R+M were done with all photos. That means they missed cocktail hour and hors d'oeuvres. I honestly have never seen the entire bridal party voluntarily wait around for the couple to finish the romantics. You know how I can get carried away and continue to photograph forever, so it was amazing and just shows what a sweet and caring couple R+M are, as well as their friends.

Thank you for including us in your speacial day and your life’s. It has been a pleasure getting to know you both and we look forward to seeing you guys again. Hope you enjoyed your wedding, now time to enjoy your photos, which I know Rachel has been patiently waiting for, lol.

Ceremony/Reception : Hyatt Valencia, Jennifer Stoll, 661.678.4046 (Direct)

Hair & Make-up: Sandra Valencia, , 661-948-0852

Dress: Oleg Cassini for David's Bridal

Tux: Men's Wearhouse, Palmdale, CA

DJ/Band: Matt Mitchell 661.296.6191

Flowers: Acton Country Flowers, 661-269-9326

Invitations: Jean M invitations

Jewelry: Tigerlily Jewelry

Lighting and D├ęcor: Matt Mitchell

Wedding Cakes + Desserts: Jill's Cake Creations, (661) 291-2332

Officiant: Reverend John Southwick

Rentals (chair/linens): Classic Linens, for the chair covers, Barbara (818) 203-2360

Don't forget to click on the images to view them larger. Enjoy


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

{laurie + fernando | wedding}

On April 25th the sweet couple Laurie and Fernando were married, YAY! L+F had their ceremony at Pickwick Gardens in Burbank and the reception was held at D'Cache Restaurant in Tulca Lake. Laurie got ready at Hotel Amarano in Burbank with her girls. With such a modern and contemporary feel, Hotel Amarano is one of my favorite hotels to get ready at in Burbank. Through out the years I have had the opportunity to make friends with some great people who work at Pickwick, so I always look forward to working there. Kristen, who’s wedding I will be photographing in July, was the coordinator at Pickwick for L+F. Honestly, all the girls and Staff there are amazing. I love working with you gals and always look forward to seeing you!

Laurie looked amazing and her hair and make-up were stunning. As it should be since she is a make-up artist, lol. However, she didn’t completely do her own hair, she had some help from her friend, Lindsay Yamashita. Laurie was so wonderful and relaxed all day and up for as many photos as possible. We all know how happy and excited I get when people are up for photo after photo, lol. Needless to say, we got some amazing photos of Laurie and I had a wonderful time getting to know her girls. Between Laurie and her sister, and the comments they kept making, they sure did keep me on my toes and laughing all day long!

Laurie’s flowers, Flowers by Dan, were so unique and charming just like Laurie. She was so excited when she saw Dan bring them in, they were just what she had envisioned. I love the addition of the feathers in the bouquets and floral arrangements. I even had a little fun using them as props, lol. The flower arrangements and decor added such a sweet touch to the ceremony and wedding reception.

As Laurie walked down the isle with her mom, you could see the light flare up in Fernando and Laurie’s face and feel the love radiate from all around. L+F are a wonderful couple full of love and lots of laughter, and you can see that in the images. I really enjoyed spending time with L+F and thanks for making us a part of your special day. Your wedding was amazing and wonderful, just as you both are.

Brides Hair & Make-up: Laurie Zadeh |

Bridesmaids Hair & Make-up: - Sara Kilburn |

Hair: Lindsay Yamashita | | 661.755.3951

Dress: Elegant Lace | Yvonia | 408.978.2230

Dress alterations: Mary Esther's Dress Making | Mary Esther | 408.445.2410

Band: Flor De Lis | Jose Garcia | 818.636.0641

Dj: Best DJ + MC Entertainment Services | James Lee | 310.663.0509 |

Flowers: Flower By Dan | Dan Codron | 818.762.4220

Invitations: Carlton Craft

Jewelry: Royal Bridal

Wedding Cakes + Desserts: Jaqki's Cake Creations | 818.769.4967

Groom's Cake: Karina's Cake Creations |

Officiant: Pastor Fred Bradford | Lifesprings Church

Napkins: All Floral Occasions | Cristina Calderon | 818.749.2798

Don't forget to click on the images to view them larger. Enjoy


Monday, May 10, 2010

{jennifer + tony | wedding | langham pasadena}

On April 24th Jennifer and Tony had their beautiful ceremony and reception at The Langham in Pasadena. The ceremony was in the Japanese Garden, a cute quaint little spot for their perfect intimate ceremony. The reception was just as beautiful and intimate as the ceremony and the couple themselves. Jennifer and Tony are super sweet and I really enjoyed working with them.

Jennifer looked beautiful and was glowing with joy and excitement waiting to see the love of her life as she walked down the isle. The ceremony was relaxed and imitate making it a gorgeous wedding for both the bride and groom and their guests. J+T allowed for plenty of time in between the ceremony and reception for photos with family, bridal party and their romantics, which allowed us to get creative and have some fun with the art work around the hotel lobby. There were vast amounts of love roaming around the couple and their friends and family.

I love the color theme of pink and green. My favorite is Jennifer’s shoes which were pink and full of character just like the bride herself. The colors were very vibrant and colorful which suited J+T, as they are full of life and joy. We had lots of fun and everyone was so wonderful and entertaining. The bridal party was a blast and we had some fun, even if it was bright and early in the morning. A big thanks and shout out to Sara Holland from At Your Door Events. Her and her team were great and on top of everything. It is so extraordinary when the coordinator is not only looking out for the bride and groom, but also all the vendors. A wonderful way to ensure your day is perfect, just as Jennifer and Tony’s day was.

Ceremony | Reception Site: The Langham | Christie C. Joseph | 626.585.6445 |

Hair Stylist | Make Up Artist: Cynthia Ibarra | 951.545.1991 |

Priest: Pastor Glen | 626.278.9220

Entertaintment | DJ : Sound Gardens | Frederick Davis + Rudy | 951-367-7654 |

Florist: Commerce Flowers | Eddie | (323) 265-4377

Coordinator: At Your Door Events | Sara Holland | 323.273.6952 |

Don't forget to click on the images to view them larger. Enjoy


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