Hazelnut Photography

Jordana Hazel





Welcome, and thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of the blogosphere! My name is Jordana Hazel and I am a Los Angeles based wedding photographer. What began as a little hobby grew and became my passion. I've loved photography most of my life and feel incredibly lucky to have been able to make it my career. I am beyond honored to capture couples before, during and after the biggest step their relationship will ever take.

My website will give you a great idea of who I am as a person and as a photographer. But, you'll find my most recent work & a few personal ramblings here... go take a peek!

Should you have any questions, please shoot over an email (jordana@hazelnutphotography.com) or use the contact page on my website. I am super excited to hear from you!

 

February 2nd, 2016

Erica & Ben: The Woodsy Engagement Session

 

I love a couple that just rolls with it. It makes for such a relaxed and natural session!  We can create images that really reflect a couple, I get to experiment a little bit and everyone gets to have a good time.  Erica & Ben did just that and I am so excited about these images.  I’m even more excited for their wedding at the end of the month.  And my blog is so excited that I’m dusting off the cobwebs and finally doing something around here :-)

Erica & Ben – Thank you for being so amazing at this!   You two were wonderful and I am so looking forward to the big day!  See you so soon!

 

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October 29th, 2015

Andrea & Matthew: The SkyRoom Long Beach Wedding

 

These two have been together for a decade.  And yet, they were bubbling over with excitement that today was the day they would make it official.  They were just so happy.  To be with each other and surrounded by their closest family & friends.  Andrea & Matthew were an absolute joy to photograph.

Andrea & Matthew – Thank you for such a perfect day!  Couples like you make me fall even harder for this job of mine.  I am so happy to have been the one to document your beautiful day.  So many congratulations to you both!

Getting Ready: The Westin Long Beach     Ceremony: St. Bartholomew Catholic Church     Reception: The Sky Room Long Beach     Planner: At Your Door Events     Florist: Pixies Petals     DJ: Luxury DJs

 

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September 30th, 2015

Erika & Ernest: The Cicada Wedding

 

I don’t think the smiles left their faces all day long.  Erika & Ernest are quite clearly crazy in love with each other and so thrilled to be tying the knot.  They grinned and they laughed and they acknowledged how happy they were to be in this together.  These two are just the sweetest and I am thrilled to have been part of their beautiful day!

Erika & Ernest – Thank you so much for including me!  You two are a breath of fresh air and your wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect!  So many congratulations to you both!

Getting Ready: The Millennium Biltmore   Venue: Cicada Restaurant   Planner: Events by Evelynn   Videography: Lin & Jirsa     Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Parie     Florist: Creative Floral Designs

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September 25th, 2015

Marisa & Greg: The Surf & Sand Resort Laguna Beach Wedding

 

When two people are this pretty on the outside, it’s so amazing to find out that they are even more beautiful on the inside.  Marisa & Greg are two of the most genuine, generous and amazing people I’ve had the pleasure of photographing.  They are absolutely real, down to their core, and their love for each, for the family and for their friends is unparalleled.  These two are incredibly special and documenting their Surf & Sand wedding was a dream!

Marisa & Greg – I have no doubt that Saturday was the beginning of a very long marriage and that you two will be there for each other at every turn.  I am so happy to have been a small part of such an amazing day.  So many congratulations to you both!

Venue: Surf & Sand Resort, Laguna Beach    Florist: French Bouquet    Video:  Today’s The Day Weddings   Band: Steve Donn Music

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September 22nd, 2015

Nathan: The Newborn Session

 

Since having a little one myself, I’ve fallen even more in love with newborn sessions.  I think they’re oh so important, because that little baby will never change so quickly again in their entire lives.  They go from a tiny little squish to a babbling toddler before you can finish blinking.  Those first few weeks are so tough and so sweet and capturing all of that is such an amazing part of my job.

But it’s especially amazing for me to see couples taking this next major step in their lives when I was there for other major steps!  Nicki & Matt were married a few years ago at Bacara, one of my favorite weddings to date!   And now they’ve welcomed Nathan into the world.   He’s so tiny and so handsome… a perfect little model in his first photoshoot.  I’m over the moon for these three!

Nicki, Matt & Nathan – Thank you for inviting me to document your milestones. The three of you together make my heart melt, I’m so happy for you guys!  Congratulations!
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September 8th, 2015

Shaun & Ashley: The Engagement Session

 

As my day is dictated by an 11 pound writhing little pink person, I’ve definitely juggled my work flow to be a little more efficient.  Sadly, blogging is getting pushed to the very end of the priority list and this poor little corner of the internet has been so ignored lately.   I’ll make this quick, before the little one wakes up for more cuddle times!

Shaun & Ashley – you two are pretty fantastic and I had such a beautiful afternoon getting to know you better!  I couldn’t be more excited for you as you take this next step.  So many congratulations!
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August 27th, 2015

McCarty Rhone: The Newborn Session

 

I can’t believe it’s been three months. Whew, they aren’t kidding when they say that time will fly by and she will grow up so quickly!  McCarty Rhone Hazel was born May 21, weighing 6 lbs 6 oz and measuring 18 inches.  It was all super crazy and I wrote about her early arrival on my personal blog.  Those first few months all seem like a blur.  There was so much going on and we were just trying to take it all in before it changed again (it all changed every day!)  But we’re so lucky, McCarty is a great little baby and we’re having such a great time learning all about her!

But, since it was all such a blur in those early days, I am sooooo glad my friend Heather came over to shoot these images of the three of us.  I had obviously planned on doing a newborn shoot.  I think they’re so important.  But, I never got around to planning one.  I thought I had a few weeks to get all that in order, but our little one was early and I didn’t have any time to do anything!   And then she was here and the idea of getting dressed and made up seemed crazy.   I was so swollen.  I couldn’t walk.  I didn’t have anything to wear.  My whole body was just puffy and I felt like a hot mess.  But Heather reminded me of how short this newborn phase was going to be and how much McCarty was going to change in just a few short weeks.  Oh man, she was right.  McCarty changes daily and today I can just vaguely remember that tiny sleepy little person that she was just three short months ago.  I’m so glad that we have these beautiful and timeless photos that include all three of us before she started to grow up.  I’m so happy that I took a bit of time to wash my hair and put on makeup to feel a little bit like a normal person in those weeks when I was really upside down.  And while I still remember the absolute crazy mess that I felt I was, these photos will remind me of the beauty and magic that a newborn brings into your life.

So, email your photographer long before you think you’re going to have that baby and pick out a flowy dress that will accommodate that rapidly changing body and just do it.   Because you won’t ever get that time back, and documenting it is oh so important!  While today you might just see the sleepy eyes and swollen body, in the not-so-distant future you will see the tiny person and the enormous love that just rocked your whole world.

Heather – thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!  This session will be cherished forever and I can’t wait to show McCarty how much she was loved from day 1!   You are an angel and I appreciate you so much.  Love you darling!

 

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July 23rd, 2015

Erika & Ernest: The Downtown LA Night Engagement Session

 

We finished up in an empty parking lot overlooking the Walt Disney Concert Hall.  Classical music filled the night air and Erika & Ernest danced together, reminding how lucky I am to do what I do.  It was so incredible and this is one of my new favorite sessions!

They wanted something a little different, and I was so happy when Erika mentioned shooting in the evening.  It’s not something that I get to do a lot of, and something that always makes me a little nervous.  Something new & different.  But I’m always so thrilled with the results and I’m so happy these two were down to experiment with me!  We started around the time I would normally finish a session, catching the last little bits of light from the gardens at The Walt Disney Concert Hall.  Then we wandered around the area, taking advantage of the darkening sky and the city lights.  These two, clearly head over heels for one another, made magic.  And it all makes me so happy!

Erika & Ernest – I couldn’t be more excited for your wedding!  All the practice paid off… you were perfect!  I couldn’t be more excited for your wedding, it’s going to be incredible!  See you in a few months!

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July 15th, 2015

On The Other Side: The Maternity Session

 

You’d think that I would have had it all together.  Had lots of ideas I wanted to try out.  Really done all the things that I had ever envisioned.  Because I was going to be on the other side of the camera and we could do whatever I wanted.  Push the envelope and test the limits.  But in reality, I was already 31 weeks pregnant and I hadn’t even thought much about doing a maternity session.  Crazy, right?!  I mean, I KNOW how important it is to document your life.  I talk about it all the time.  And I really and truly believe it.  But the actually getting around to doing it, it’s tough.

I’m so lucky that Ala just told me she was coming over and to be ready for her.  Because I am so so so thankful that we have these images from before McCarty decided to make her entrance into this world. She may very well be our only child, so the days of round bellies might be behind me.  Having these images reminds me of that very brief moment in time when I had rock hard abs and really enjoyed the way I looked in a body con dress.  While I felt super bloated and like my face might explode, these images remind me of the absolute miracle of pregnancy.  And while my face looks so funny to me, and I hope it never ever looks quite so large again, I am so happy to be able to have these to share with my daughter.  I hope she knows how much she was loved, even before she arrived.

So, if you’re on the fence.  Or you think that your face looks to weird.  Or that you waited too long.  Or anything.  Stop.  You get this one brief moment in time to document the craziest thing that your body will ever do. Hold on to it, it will be over before you know it.

Ala – you are the absolute best and I can never thank you enough for making sure that we did this.  It’s so important and I am forever grateful to your beautiful face.  Thank you so much darling!

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April 6th, 2015

Mommy Mini Sessions

 

 

I’m trying something a little special this year!  On Saturday May 2, I’m hosting Mothers Day Mini Sessions at my home studio in North Hollywood!  Sessions will be shot against a white backdrop with a focus on simple and classic black & white images.   These could be used for families, kids of all ages, maternity sessions, anyone you want to get in front of my camera!  We’ll shoot for about 25 minutes, you’ll receive 25 images via digital download the following week and sessions will be $250.  There are limited spots available, so if you want one or have any questions, shoot me an email at jordana@hazelnutphotography.com.

Hope to see you there!

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