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A wedding and lifestyle portrait photographer based in sunny Southern California. Welcome to my blog, where I share my most recent projects and adventurous life behind the lens. To view my wedding portfolio, simply scroll over the categories link above then click on the wedding label. Email me for inquiries, questions, or coffee dates...wink wink.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Jose and Samantha Engaged!

They are genuine, down to earth, and simply in love with each other. Jose and Samantha met in their local church soon after Samantha came from the north to southern California to study at Biola University.

I recently walked the store fronts in downtown Whittier with Jose and Samantha where they happily pointed out there favorite hangout spots and shared their wedding plans over a cup of coffee. We started shooting and made our way into the candy store, Village Sweets. We made sure to stop in and taste all the goodness of red licorice, taffy, and gourmet vanilla nut candy apples since Jose and Samantha know the owners personally. The shop owners were so happy for the lucky couple that they encouraged our short sweet tooth visit to be a memorable photo session. And it was!

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At Village Sweets, you can find all your favorite childhood candy from ring pops to candy necklaces! So fun!

How cute, Jose proposed to Samantha again...this time with a Ring Pop!

Jose and Samantha, thanks again for all the sweets and treats. I am so excited to document your wedding day this summer!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A New Year

Hello 2009! It only took me 14 days to think about how to approach this new year. I thought of immediately posting my new resolutions for all to read but was not inspired to list such grand changes in my life.

Instead I have had a couple of weeks to think about the little things that matter and if I could make these more practical resolutions in my daily life.

Like not interrupting Robert when he talks, reading books to Isaiah and Bella more, and taking my vitamins which taste so blah. Or really listening to Savannah when she randomly explains her reasoning as to why she likes this rock band over that one. I guess less of me and more of others is the bottom line.

So here I am at the beginning of this new year, excited to see where my photography will take me, what clients I will meet, and most of all, how those "little things" will make BIG changes in the days ahead.

Here's to an awesome 2009.

Harlem, New York 2008.
My friend and videographer shot this image of me while we covered a Rallys For Christ non-profit ministry event in a Harlem neighborhood park.
Thanks guys!