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Little Nathan Turns One – Laguna Beach – Portraits – 1st Birthday Session

Posted by on June 29, 2014 in Portraits | Comments

Gotta love stories of kids overcoming huge obstacles and that is exactly what little Nathan here did.  With a long 1st year, he has come out of heart surgery stronger then ever and all kinds of cute noises are coming out of his mouth.  His mom wanted some photos on the beach with some props and his cute spiky hair.  With his sister along, we managed to get some great last minute photos right before his 1st birthday party.  He even got to put his feet in the ocean for the first time ever.  Congrats little guy, us Nathan’s have to...

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Family Portraits at University of California – Irvine – Orange County – Aldrich Park

Posted by on June 23, 2014 in Portraits | Comments

This recreation of an old photo tells the whole story.  3 siblings and their families gathered in Irvine to take some photos and I couldn’t have been happier to meet them all.  Some traveling overseas and other areas of the US, why wouldn’t you have a family portrait session to capture the memories and moments.  That’s exactly what we did with the Chen Family, including recreating this amazing old photo from when they were younger.  It was my pleasure to capture their family photos and to share in the memories.  Thanks...

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Wedding Photographers Vacation during the Week – 4 Day Carnival Cruise Inspiration – Catalina & Ensenada

Posted by on June 16, 2014 in Travel | Comments

After 6 years of being a wedding photographer, I find the best times to take a personal vacation are actually during the weekdays.  With 3 other wedding photographer friends, wives, and kids, we took off from the convenient port of Long Beach and headed out to Catalina Island and Ensenada on a 4 day Carnival Cruise.  For between$250-$400 a person, you really can’t complain about anything, except the sun, which we’ll get to later. As we arrived in Long Beach and boarded our cruise ship, we toured around, getting the layout of...

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Arcadia Church Wedding – Monterey Park Chinese Banquet Reception – Capital Seafood – Lisa & Louis

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Weddings | Comments

Church weddings seem like a more rare thing these days up in California with all their outside venues and perfect weather.  But there has to be something said about the beauty and peacefulness inside when you walk down the isle, see the stained glass shining the lights across the pews, and when you say I do at the alter and go in for that first kiss.  Lisa and Louis had an amazing wedding in Arcadia and lots of loving friends and family there to witness it all.  With a beautiful courtyard, we also got some amazing shots with perfect...

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Beautiful Mehndi Celebration in Paradise Valley Arizona – Sandeep & Zoya

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Travel, Weddings | Comments

Sandeep and Zoya’s Mehndi celebration was an amazing explosion of color, dancing, food, and fun.  We started by getting some awesome sunset portraits with the couple up in the hills with amazing views.  Decorated with beautiful henna, both Sandy and Zoya were all smiles.  The scenery of Arizona was so amazing and it was such a beautiful day, not too hot, not too cold.  As guests arrived, Sandeep entered with the drumming and a parade.  Shortly after, Zoya entered as well as the two exchanged greetings and the music and dancing...

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