April 8th, 2014
April 7th, 2014
Tags: Elopement · Wedding
March 27th, 2014
Tags: Baby · Children · Family
March 20th, 2014
I actually shot Jennifer & Joubins’ wedding last year at Casa del Mar. It was an intimate affair with their closest family members, I thought it was such a beautiful start to a marriage. So, when I heard from Jen that they’d just had a new baby, I was so excited for them!
And this new addition, Mason, is absolutely adorable! And all that hair! Ah, a baby with so much hair makes me so happy! At just three weeks, he’s so alert, so tiny, so sweet… he was the loveliest little model and such an exciting addition to the already fantastic Jennifer, Joubin & Johnny! He’s racking up lots and lots of kisses from the family and is perfecting his cuddling technique. I think all four of them will be experts in no time at all!
Jennifer, Joubin, Johnny & Mason – It was such a pleasure to see you all again, and so amazing to document this new time for your family. So much congratulations to you all!
Tags: Baby · Children · Family
March 19th, 2014
March 18th, 2014
Traveling is my favorite. And photography runs a close second. So, when we’re on vacation, I take a lot of photos. Chris Hazel would say it was too many. But I think stopping, breathing it all in, documenting it for those times I’m jut itching to get on a plane and go somewhere… I think it’s good. I think it’s necessary.
But getting those photos off my computer and on to my walls proves difficult. It’s always the project that gets moved to the back of the line for me. That thing I always mean to do, but then never really get around to doing. I’ve done some recently and just love them so much, I wanted to share. So there now exists a Wandering Through Print Shop! Head over, take a look and maybe get a little bit of European pretty for your own walls. These little snaps make me so happy, hope they do the same for you!
Tags: Personal · Seeing The World
March 7th, 2014
I knew from the moment that I met them, we would be a perfect match. I wanted to be best friends with them, and that’s always something that I’m looking for in my clients. We spend a lot of time together, it’s important. Ashley & Brett love to travel. Seeing and experiencing all the world has to offer is important, and something that they love to do together. Brett has lived all over the world and Ashley has a deep affinity for all things Parisian. The ornate trims and classic color scheme of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills was the absolutely perfect backdrop for their nuptials. The hotel has a rich history in Southern California, but each detail is a nod toward the rich European aesthetic.
Ashley took notes from their incredible venue and create a classic, lush wedding with blush & cream tones. Ashley wore her great-grandmothers’ earrings and bracelet, they were the perfect complement to her incredible Reem Acra
gown & Jimmy Choo
shoes. The first look took place in the incredible Royal Suite. The beautiful light and incredible architecture only enhanced a beautiful & emotional moment between the two of them. They sipped champagne and the anxiety of the day washed away. As the sun dipped below the horizon, Ashley & Brett signed their Ketubah, surrounded by their family members and then headed to the Terrace for the ceremony. The reception was nonstop dancing thanks to TC & Traffic Jamm
, an amazing party full of love and laughter! The florals, created by The Empty Vase
were absolutely stunning and the blush pink wedding cake by The Butter End
was the perfect finishing piece. Thanks to Laurel & Party
, it all came together perfectly. You can see the loveliest video from Couture Motion
, on the Style Me Pretty
Ashley & Brett – I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed your wedding day. It was so lovely and I am so happy to have been a part of it. So many congratulations on the beginning of what I know will be an incredible marriage. Mazel Tov!
February 12th, 2014
Wow! I can’t believe that it happened. Even more so, I can’t believe that it’s all over. We spent six weeks in Paris and traveling through Europe, having the adventure of a lifetime. It was amazing, and difficult. It was exhausting, and exhilarating. It was everything I wanted it to be, and more than I thought it could be. I documented it all over on my personal blog, Cocktails For Breakfast.
There are posts on Paris here, here and a few film frames here.
We also were lucky enough to make a few short trips outside of Paris. I mean, all of Europe is just outside your front door, why not?! We actually began our trip in London, before taking the train in to Paris. A few weeks later, we drove to Amsterdam, stopping in Belgium and Bruges along the way. We flew down to Morocco for a few days in Marrakech, we needed the sun more than I ever knew that we would! We ended the trip with an amazing trip out to Ireland, and then flew down to the Rhone Valley for the most fantastic day of wine tasting in one of my favorite regions.
So, life is slowly returning to normal around here. I think we’re finally through the jet lag, Chris went back to work and I’ve dug myself out of the mountain of emails! So, if you’ve emailed me and I haven’t gotten back to you, please shoot me another one. I’d hate to have missed it! Thank you so much to all of my clients for being so patient and amazing with me while we were gone. I am so lucky to have had this opportunity and I so appreciate you all for helping me to make it happen and for supporting me along the way. So, head over to CFB and enjoy some European pretty!
December 9th, 2013
My grandfather always wanted to drive a Winnebago across the country. Apparently it was something that he talked about a lot, even though I can’t even begin to imagine my grandparents rolling up to Yosemite in a motorized living room. It was something that he had planned on doing when he retired, when there was time to do that kind of thing. But he had a stroke at 64 and lived the rest of his years in a nursing home, confined to a bed. Not that my grandfather didn’t have a million adventures, but I always found it so sad that this one went unrealized. It always seems like there’s going to be time to do these things, no? We work hard now, reap the benefits later. But, as morbid as it sounds, we’re not guaranteed later. So I plan to live, all out, now.
If we’ve ever met, you probably know that I have a special affinity for France. The food, and the wine, and the language, and the culture. It’s my place and I try to get there as often as I can. My dream is to live there, but just picking up and heading out isn’t really an option, at least not now. So, we’re going to go test it out. We’re going to leisurely walk the streets and only eat one dinner a night because we don’t have to squeeze twelve restaurants that I’m dying to try into seven nights. We’re going to relax, with no projects and no renovations. We’re going to walk through the Louvre, and maybe not just hit the major attractions, maybe stroll to see it all. We’re going to sit at cafes and maybe spend an entire afternoon with a cafe au lait. We’re going to reset from one of our busiest years yet. And we’re going to live. Maybe it will get the living abroad bug out of my system. Or maybe it will become more clear that we should figure out how to do it for real. But I never want to regret waiting, I want the adventure.
Getting everything to line up so we could make it happen hasn’t been easy, but I could absolutely not be more excited to spend six weeks with my love in the country that I adore! So, heads up for my dearest clients… if you’ve been finalizing image selections for albums, or are thinking of ordering prints, or need anything at all image related from me before February 1, please let me know ASAP. I’m going to be finishing up everything in my office by December 15, and won’t be returning until February 1. I will definitely be available for emails and chats, but I won’t be bringing all of the hard drives and whatnot with me. For new clients, I will be available by email, and would love to Skype or Face Time with you about your wedding, just shoot me an email!
There will be lots of pictures I’m sure, and I’ll be back with some pretty images of my place. Can’t wait to share it with you!
December 4th, 2013