A fairy tale wedding at Wayfarers Chapel

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Larry and I photographed the sweetest wedding recently. It took place at the gorgeous Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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Rebecca, our bride arrived looking so dewy and fresh.

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Seongji does one last check in the mirror…

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Rain from the night before created puddles on the property. I couldn’t resist using them in some of my photographs.

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Rebecca is so lovely and graceful.

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Seongji looked so handsome in his tux.

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Wayfarers is sooo gorgeous. One of my favorites things to do, is to position my brides so the beautiful trees in front of the chapel create a magical backdrop.

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I love this portrait of them. They are so cute and sweet together.

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Rebecca was stunning from every angle!

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Rebecca and Seongji, Larry and I wish you lots of love and happiness in your lives together!

Happy Mother’s Day

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“Family is the most important thing in the world.” ~ Princess Diana

Family fun at the L.A. Arboretum

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It’s always so much fun catching up with our clients, especially when there are adorable additions to the family. We photographed Lisa and Michael along with their children, Jack and Lucy at the L.A. Arboretum this past weekend.

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Lucy and Jack, are such fun, smart kids. We thoroughly enjoyed hanging with them.

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Jack looks just like his dad and they are both so quick to laugh!

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I can tell you, it was a pleasure photographing these two beautiful girls.

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Michael told us the cutest story…whenever he asks Lucy for a kiss, she will look right at him, consider his request very carefully and then say, “uh, no.” Luckily today, she was in a generous mood.

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I don’t know how these two have managed to not age even one minute since their wedding day.

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Our brave little wood nymph was so excited to explore the arboretum. She was especially delighted by the peacocks which she adorably referred to as pea cups.

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I love photos like this. The ease and love between these two, is so evident.

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Lucy is clearly daddy’s little girl!

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Jack shows us his guns!

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Not to be outdone by her big brother, Lucy rocks a cute cap too.

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New friends were made…

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And a great time was had by all!

If you’d like to see a short video of Lisa and Michael’s family reunion session in San Diego, click this link.

Isla

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Anyone who knows me can vouch for the fact that I am not a morning person. However, getting up at the crack of dawn to photograph Isla and her parents as the sun was rising, was really fun!

This beautiful baby is clearly loved by her mom and dad. She is such a sweet, good natured girl. She had me wrapped around her chubby little finger from the very first frame.

Family fun in downtown Los Angeles

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To say we look forward to our yearly session with Emily and her family is a major understatement. Over the years, we have delighted in watching her daughters grow into beautiful, young ladies. Emily and her husband Darius, however, manage to not change a bit!

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Emily wanted to do this year’s session in a studio. What’s so nice about this one in downtown L.A. is not only the floor to ceiling windows bathing the space in gorgeous light, but the array of furniture and props at our disposal. Once I spied this turquoise couch, I knew it would make a great backdrop for a portrait of Sanaya.

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See what I mean about that window light? Anahita looks so angelic.

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I don’t even want to know what Larry was doing behind my back to get this reaction from the girls!

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Sanaya and Anahita have clearly inherited their mother’s grace and beauty.

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Being a younger sister too, I can relate to this photo.

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This shoot was especially wonderful because not only were Darius’s parents a part of it, but also Jane, his boyhood nanny.

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I love this portrait of Darius and his father.

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Darius’ dad was a bit reserved and stoic during most of the session. However, he positively beamed when posing with his granddaughters.

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Okay, I’m going to get a little preachy now, but I just want to convey how important it is to schedule something like this. If you are lucky enough to have a multi-generational family, please take the time to have a professional portrait session. Think of it as an historical investment. Your children and grandchildren will thank you some day!

If you would like to see more of this gorgeous family, click here.

Chloe in Joshua Tree National Park

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Larry and I did a really fun session over the weekend. Chloe’s mom has been a friend of ours for years and we have often talked about doing a photo shoot with her beautiful daughter.
We knew Chloe was an accomplished dancer (and only 12!) so we thought it would be fun to do some dance shots. Since they live near Joshua Tree National Park, we planned on doing the session there.

What we didn’t plan on however, was how amazing this young woman turned out to be. Not only was she willing to get up long before the sun came up for our dawn shoot, but she danced her heart out for over two hours! If that were not impressive enough, she did so either barefoot or on pointe shoes on the hot, scrabbly sand. She climbed rocks and lay down amongst the weeds. At one point she casually mentioned she had seen a snake near where we were shooting. For most young girls, that would have been a wrap on the whole deal!

We are so pleased with and proud of these photos. It was truly a collaborative endeavor that could never have happened without Chloe and her mother’s considerable efforts. I hope they like the photos as much as we do.

10 year anniversary celebration, part 2

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Welcome back to part two of Daisy and Matt’s 10 year vow renewal and party.

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Guests enjoyed cocktails and nibbles under the trees at Roblar Winery & Vineyards.

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A very special guest book, comprised of photos from all of Daisy and Matt’s anniversary photo sessions, delighted family and friends. Charming picnic baskets and blankets were on hand for guests to enjoy.

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The table decor was stunning! I love when rustic elements are displayed elegantly. The contrast is divine. Renae’s Bouquet nailed it!

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Every detail was picture perfect. The Hollywood Rhythm Kings kept the mood lively and fun.

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When designing this guest book for the party, I got to dig into the archives and relive the various shoots we had done over the years. I can honestly say, I am incredibly proud of the amazing images we all created together.

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This charming lemonade stand kept guests refreshed. The personalized mason jars were over the top adorable!

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There were dapper guests of all ages in attendance.

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We adored this car!

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Daisy was positively beaming as she looked out at her family and friends.

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After 10 years, these two still can’t keep their hands off each other.

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Their ceremony was so sweet. Reverend Bellamy reprised his original role and married them again.

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Twining hearts adorned the tree they were married under. A gorgeous spread awaited everyone as the sun went down.

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Good food, a great band and lively conversation was enjoyed by all.

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After dinner, an array of desserts was on offer by Decadence Fine Cakes & Confections.

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You gotta love sparklers! Especially when they bring a smile like this to Daisy’s face.

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Daisy, Matt & Jazz, Larry and I are so honored to be a part of your lives. Because I don’t have the talent to put into words how much you mean to us, we will continue to show you how much we love you through our images. We are looking forward to documenting the next 10 years!

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