Thursday, September 22, 2011

{thursday treat}

Left: Roof tops are such a fun spot to photograph, love this look! Top Center: One of my favorite cake designers, My Sweet and Saucy. Gorgeous cake! Top Right: Beautiful window treatment. Great lighting colors and texture! Bottom Center: A stunning bouquet, by another one of my favorites, Honey and Poppies. Photo by Ashleigh Taylor Photography. Bottom Right: My obsession with vintage glass and in my favorite color, purple. How could I not share, lol.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

{portrait | family | poliner | redondo beach}

How adorable is the Polinar family and their newest addition! Such a beautiful family. I had the pleasure of being introduced to the Polinar’s by Jaimi of Fiore Beauty. Mandy is one of Fiore’s artists and her family is so lovely! I just loved the wall d├ęcor, so much so I had to incorporate it into the family portraits! These boys are so cute and so well behaved, we had a great time at the shoot. The laughter, energy and characters were amazing. Thanks for a fun session!















Thursday, September 15, 2011

{thursday treats}

Left: The flow of this dress with the black tulle underneath is so beautiful. Top Center: My obsession with hats continues. Top Right: This cake and the lace detail is just stunning by IBI Cake. Amazing work! photo by William Kim. Bottom Center: A little inspiration for our home/office decor. I love this! We already have a little camera collection/display going on, so this just give me more ideas. hehe. photo by Shawn Hoke. Bottom Right: How adorable is this suitcase chair, perfect for newborn shoots. Designed by Katie Thompson, she has some amazing items.

Friday, September 9, 2011

{friday photo tip}

Lighting is a huge key in getting amazing portraits. Be sure you talk with your photographer about the best time to take your portraits. Don't try and squeeze a portrait session in the middle of a busy day, you may miss a great opportunity for stunning images.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

{portrait | family | griffin | santa monica}

The Griffins and I thought Santa Monica pier would be a fun summer session to start off their family session for this year. The fun rides, cotton candy, pinwheels and bright colorful background along with the ocean made for a fun setting. I have been photographing the Griffins for a few years now and it is amazing to see how fast the kids are growing. It has been a blast watching them grow and having the chance to photograph them, not only every year, but several times a year. Hope you guys enjoyed the pier and had a great time. Can’t wait for the next session, it is gonna be a crazy fun one!










Friday, September 2, 2011

{friday photo tip}

Plan out your session location with your photographer. Between the two of you, you can find the perfect location for your style in combination with the best background for your images. If you like more modern it is going to be a different setting than more vintage. After all, you want your location to match your style, and that takes planning.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

{thursday treats}

Left: Love the tulle in this dress. Makes me want to twirl around. Sourced from Fair Frou Frou. Top Center: Love the ruffles on this cake. So pretty, not sure I would be able to cut into it. Top Right: I have been a bit obsessed with retro looks and the show Mad Men. So needless to say loving these boys looks! Photography by Blair Getz Mezibov. Bottom Center: Adding a little ribbon to the back of the chiavari gives it such character. Such a glam look via Style me Pretty. Bottom Right: This image makes me laugh and smile, looks like so much fun. And adore the outfits. Photo Credit.

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