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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.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Sweet Life Of Chi Chi

I know, I that her real name? People ask us that all the time and the answer is YES. She was given to us by a breeder friend when she was only six months old with a shiny pink dog tag that read - CHI CHI - so, the name stuck and we kept it. Maybe it even had something to do with the fact that she IS a Chihuahua, hmm?

Now, 8 years later, we call her all sorts of nicknames, Chi Chi dog, Cheechers, Cheech, Chaycher La name it and we have probably said it. Robert will often say she has the brain of a tiny bird and therefore claims she doesn't know much. But I say Chi Chi KNOWS alright, knows all about napping, laying in the sun, and snuggling into a blanket with the kids, now that is the sweet life!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Jason And Melissa Engaged

Fireworks. That's what I first noticed about Melissa and Jason over the 4th of July weekend as we ate, swam, and chatted the afternoon away among family and friends. I saw the way he looked at her and the way she smiled at him while we twirled our bright sparklers over and over on the dim sidewalk. I had a good feeling they had met their match.

We started the session near Jason's home in Whittier to include their adorable puppies, then we drove into downtown LA for a walk around Olvera Street and a few surrounding locations.

I'll soon see more fireworks of happiness again this summer as they exchange wedding vows over...yup, you guessed it, 4th of July weekend!


Monday, April 13, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Kelle: Senior Session

Kelle is like the girl next door. She is sweet, talented, and full of life. Pretty much the things I can hope my daughters will aspire to be when they are grown.

While we walked around Laguna Beach to a few different locations, my heart smiled as I watched Kelle's mom admire her daughter and value this last season of her senior year.

The first time I met Kelle, I had the privilege to hear her play her guitar in a local coffee shop book store where we had gathered with some friends. Her music was beautiful and we thought it would be great to include her guitar in some of her pictures.


I really liked how Kelle was relaxed and showed me her fun side, as seen in this photo.

Kelle plans to major in sign language in college so we had some fun with some hand signs!

Kelle, you rock. I wish you the best in your next chapter in life!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Kelle: Sneek Peek

More photos of Kelle coming soon...