Lakes and rivers…

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.”
~John Lubbock

Wishing you all a bountiful Thanksgiving

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it”
~William Arthur Ward

Big in Japan

Here he was minding his own business – trying to finish up a photo shoot when all of a sudden, out of nowhere, this mob of girls swarms little Lincoln!

One minute he and his parents were smiling for our cameras and the next we were shoved out of the way by this bevy of girls clearly overcome by his cuteness. They kept shouting, “Oh, so cute!” and “We love you Lincoln!” He took it all in stride though, waving and smiling for them. When we started our portrait session that afternoon, we had no idea he’d be so big in Japan by day’s end.

South of France?










No, the Bruno family did not fly us to the south of France for this photo session. Beverly Hills was the setting for this really fun shoot.
Everyone looked so dapper in their tailored black outfits and Lincoln had a blast tooling around on his vintage inspired car. He even caused a commotion amongst some very cute female tourist but you’ll have to check back tomorrow for the details on that!

For the love of dogs

















We always get excited when clients mention they are including their pets in their wedding celebration. As major animal lovers, Larry and I not only enjoy being around dogs but we also love photographing them. In this case however, the significance of having Bodhi the lovable husky and Bentley the gorgeous ridgeback in the wedding photos was especially meaningful. Susan and Dan would never have met and fallen in love if they hadn’t taken their beloved babies to the same dog park. Yes, folks that is what we call “meeting cute”!

Our coverage of Susan and Dan’s big day began in their beautiful home in Venice Beach. Golden light poured in everywhere and floor to ceiling retractable doors melded the garden and living spaces together. It was truly a pleasure working in that wonderful environment.

Then it was onto the very hip and photogenic Santa Monica restaurant, Zengo for an impromptu, fun ceremony and lots of great food and dancing.

If you’re looking for a unique place with incredible views for your next big gathering, contact Rosalind Napoli at rnapoli@richardsandoval.com. It truly is a special place.

Sandra Yanes’ lovely floral arrangements provided just the right amount of color and texture and the wonderful Sherri Graff made sure every moment went off without a hitch. You can contact Sandra at (323) 717-9306 and email Sherri at sherrigraff@aol.com

Susan and Dan, thanks so much for including us in your wonderful day. You and your families were so welcoming and warm. We hope you love the photos and that we get more opportunities to photograph you and your adorable “children”!

I love this time of year…











I love this time of year. Not only because of the wonderful holidays that are on the horizon but because we get to catch up and revisit with some of our favorite clients.

We’ve been photographing the Lakdawalla family for 3 years now and each time we see them, Larry and I are amazed and so impressed with these girls. Yes, they are utterly adorable but what you don’t see in these pictures is how sweet, polite, bright and incredibly charming they are.

Whenever I mention this to their mom, she’ll humbly shrug it off as if she and her husband didn’t have much to do with it but it’s so evident that they are incredible parents. Spending time with all of them is really something we look forward to all year!

Beauty and grace…

“Beauty and grace are performed whether or not we sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.”
~Annie Dillard

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