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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.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

CD Release Concert | Hunter Mariano

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you know that I am usually surrounded by musicians or going to watch musicians. I love it. And it never gets old. So, when our friends, the Mariano's, announced their CD release concert being hosted by our church I was happy to document it.

Recently, someone asked me if I also sing or play an instrument with my family. I said half joking, no I just take the pictures.

Hunter Mariano. All For Thee.
Note: CD cover photo by Monique Taylor.

Greg Mariano and Sheryl Briggs opening for Hunter with a few songs.

Hunter was joined on vocals by Kayla Ormonde.

Kuddos to the sound and lighting crew who do a fantastic job. Every time.

The humble and very talented Mariano family. Hunter, Greg, and Constance.

For more information and to check out Hunter's new CD, All For Thee CLICK HERE.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Casa De Los Suenos Wedding | Jack and Jasmin

It was a clear and sunny day for Jack and Jasmin's outdoor wedding at Casa De Los Suenos.
There was much laughter coming from down the hall in the bridal room as guests slowly made their way through the venue. Vendors were quickly putting the finishing touches on all the details to help create a beautiful and personal reflection of the bride and groom.

I was very happy to photograph Jack and Jasmin's "first look" of each other before the wedding ceremony. This allowed time for us shoot a relaxed portrait of them together in a more intimate setting. After all, this is usually the only private time a couple will have throughout the rest of the day which in turn is beneficial for the both if us.

Here, we found a nice porch area with great natural light.

Jasmin, you are GORGEOUS!

Jack and his guys had a great sense of humor when it came to the group shots. We all just loved those purple socks and matching clutch purses!

Many thanks to Christina Dresslar for coordinating the day and making sure all the detailed arrangements were picture perfect.

Jack and Jasmin, may you have many years of love and laughter together. Thank you for including me in your most special day! JS

To view more images CLICK HERE for slideshow

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ten Ten Ten - Sneak Peek

Congratulations to Jack and Jasmin who tied the knot on Sunday for a perfect 10.10.10. More images of their fabulous wedding day coming soon...

Monday, October 4, 2010

A Day At The Fair

It's the field trip we look forward at the start of each new school year. The LA County Fair. Where we explore all things foreign and domestic.

Yes, it's an educational trip but who can deny the wonderful sights and smells of BBQ tri-tip sandwiches, candy covered apples, fresh lemonade, and Bella's favorite, chocolate milk from the dairy farm. Lucky for us we are able to stay the whole day and visit the handmade crafts, feed the farm animals, and marvel at the award winning science projects.

This year, Isaiah tried his hand at milking a goat. Way to go, dude.

In other news, the holidays are just around the corner! If you're interested in a mini-portrait session contact me for details.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Riverside Portraits | Jackie

When Jackie contacted me needing standard head shots for a commercial project I was happy to work with her.
Jackie's a sweet young girl with more talent in her left pinky than I ever had at her age. I mean, instead of learning musical instruments and singing at special events I was trying to figure out the dance steps to Thriller.
Once we finished the standard shots, we quickly moved around the area to capture a few relaxed
images. I posted a few favorites...

Jackie, you're beautiful! I wish you many opportunities and success in your future endeavors.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Austin and Kelsey | Married

Austin and Kelsey were married in Chino, CA. Surrounded by family and friends who traveled from near and far. They laughed, cried, and then laughed some more. It was a day of happy union to come together and celebrate two people deeply in love.

One of my favorite captures of the day...a picture of an elderly couple holding hands in expression that LOVE conquers all...

Austin and Kelsey smiled this big ALL DAY and made my job that much better!

And what would a wedding party be without a sense of humor? I said, relax and be yourselves...and they DID!

Austin and Kelsey are both music teachers and wanted to incorporate this into their wedding details and make it their own. I especially loved how they used instruments to label their guest table seating assignments, so cool.

Austin and Kelsey, many thanks to you and your family for all your kindness, hospitality, and care you have showed toward me in documenting your beautiful journey together. Wishing you many years of happiness!

To view more pictures of Austin and Kelsey's wedding - Click here for Slideshow