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 We photographed Jon and Liz’s wild engagement session this past summer. If you haven’t checked out those photos, go ahead and do so!

 Jon’s day started in Seal Beach, in a quaint little beach house with his father and a few of his friends and his dog.

 While Liz got ready at the comfort of her Father’s house in Orange County.

Not everything goes according to plan when it comes to life in general, Jon and Liz’s wedding was not the exception.

Right after Liz’s mother laced up her dress, her brother walks up to her and tells her news that would change the course and drastically effect her wedding day.

Ari, her brother, told her that he had been on and off the phone with the Limo company for the past hour. At first they were running late, then nothing. The last call was to tell him that her sister wedding did not have the reserved limo available. Their limo broke down on the way to Orange County and the back up limo went out of commission on the way there.

Liz, takes the news kinda hard. But just like our 8 mile hike of an engagement session , she kept her chin up, moved on and figured out the ride situation for her and her wedding party.

We arrived at St Leon’s Cathedral for her wedding an hour later, with enough time to spare…

Her wedding was gorgeous, one of the most colorful I’ve been too. Her and Jon make the perfect couple, both funny, and quick witted.

Their family, just as funny. They approached me with a pretty funny request- they wanted a Mafia Style photo. Of course I obliged.

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It’s been some time since I’ve blogged, so I thought I’d kick of the year by doing my first full Black and White post. *Their wedding was shot in color, I’ve just been wanting to do one of these for a while now…**

We photographed Julie and Carlos gorgeous wedding in Orange County this past year.

I met Carlos through my wife, who went to school with Julie. I got along with Carlos very well, we’re both into cars and his interest in the military kept our conversations long and pleasant.

The thing I remember most about Julie was that she’s into Video Games as much as I am into photography, her gaming system trumps my photo editing set up. She showed me her gaming room and my jaw dropped.

Their wedding day was filled with joy and laughter along with the occasional happy tears followed by a very emotional and eventful wedding ceremony.

When I dropped off their wedding album last month, I met their adorable firstborn, Elijah, who quickly took a liking to me.

I’m very happy to report that this couple was as happy as the day I shot these photos. They looked a bit sleep deprived but after meeting Elijah, I knew it was worth it.

Here’s to you and your beautiful family Carlos and Julie!

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**I hooked them up with my friend Adrienne who is an amazing make up artist.**

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I hope you enjoyed Carlos and Julie’s pictures! As we enter the new year, please keep us in mind for your all your photographic needs!

Thank you for visiting!

God Bless,

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 Sorry I haven’t had time to write a full blog lately but here are some teasers from yesterday’s emotion packed DIY wedding! I can’t wait to write more about this one!

If you attended Dave and Lo’s wedding, please refer to this link for their event Gallery. The password is printed on the card given out during the wedding, if you do not have the code, please contact Dave, Louise, or me for it.

EVENT GALLERY.

 

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Sam and Simon are the King and Queen of understatements.

When were discussing the details of their engagement session, Sam and Simon told me that they’d like to have their photos taken near their home.

I wasn’t sure what to expect, because well taking a walk around the neighborhood for engagement photos isn’t normal for me.

When I saw their neighborhood my jaw dropped. I couldn’t believe they lived in such a paradise.

I’m super grateful for the opportunity to spend the day we did with Simon and Sam, and for hooking it up with a full season of our new favorite TV show.

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Special thanks to my wife, Tweedy for her help on this shoot.

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While Carmageddon was wreaking havoc in Los Angeles, we were in the Inland Empire photographing Brigitte and Elliot’s intimate wedding.

If you recall, Brigitte and Elliot joined us last time in Fullerton for the engagement session.

Brigitte got ready at her sister-in-law’s house, where her daughters did her make up. There was a stillness in the air that I can’t describe. Brigitte was extremely excited, yet calm.

Our favorite part of the wedding while Brigitte was getting ready. These two cute little girls were having what seemed like the time of their lives dancing around the house, and when Brigitte got her dress on, it stopped them in their tracks. One the girls began to cry.

The little moments are what makes a wedding special. Most weddings have the dress, bouquets, a processional, a first dance, but the little moments are the ones that separate a wedding from the rest. To me, they stick out the most and make the best stories.

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Venue: Trilogy at Glen Ivy, Country Club

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Special Thanks to Ferdinand Galeon and Tweedy Cudal for their help on Brigitte and Elliot’s wedding.

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I had the chance to team up with the Cypress College Veterans Organization (CCVO) and photograph some of the strongest women in the world.

For one morning, we pampered these ladies. Provided them breakfast, brought in professionals for back rubs, and a make over.

I donated my services to CCVO so that the female Vets can have a portrait of themselves after their makeover.

Don’t let the term “female Veterans,” fool you. While some are finished with their service, some of the ladies are either in the inactive phase of their contract or  still play an active part in protecting our freedom.

 For all the sacrifices these ladies gave, one morning is nothing compared to the countless days they put on the line for our freedom.

The CCVO plays a very active role in supporting various veterans get the education and support that they deserve. On weekends you may find the members of the CCVO giving back through various acts of community service, taking part in charity events and finding any way to help those around them.

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To all US Military Veterans and those who risk their lives to defend our freedom.Thank you for the sacrifices you make that others won’t.

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Kytia and Jerrell, an Anniversary in the Woods

February 4th, 2012

we joined kytia and jerrell for their anniversary portrait session in the romantic woods surrounding the fullerton hills in southern california. We enjoyed a warm afternoon in the golden fall light. Kytia and Jerrell were married in Hawaii, on a destination wedding.

 

Kytia and Jerrell were married in Hawaii a few years back before we knew them. This past fall, we shared a special romantic session with them for their Anniversary.

As we walked around the woods, I got to know Jerrell and Kytia a bit more. We talked about Jerrell’s comic book series, “the Red R,” And Kytia’s blossoming acting and modeling career.

I knew that Kytia was used to being photographed and Jerrell was normally behind a pencil when it came to creating art, so this shoot was a bit more challenging than usual.  To keep Kytia from being bored, we made sure that it wouldn’t be the same as any fashion shoot she’d been to, so at the risk of sounding cheesy and cliché we had to keep it real (cue 90’s hiphop music.)

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If you can remember, we photographed Ashley and Oscar’s romantic engagement session in Long Beach some time back. If you haven’t checked those photos out, I suggest giving it a look real quick.

Ashley and Oscar had their intimate wedding at the Quiet Cannon Resort in Los Angeles.

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