I have literally never loved any pictures as much as I do these.
Let’s talk weddings for a minute… Or five..
Weddings are amazing. Whether they’re big, or small, fancy, or rustic. Weddings carry so so many amazing moments and traditions. Rochelle and Daniels wedding was so gorgeous, and there were multiple times I teared up, and was pretty glad I had a camera in front of my face.
Daniel and Rochelle are some of the kindest, happiest, most loving, selfless people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Their wedding was filled with so much love, and joy, and so many wonderful surprises. Here are just a couple sneak peeks from Rochelle and Daniel’s wedding.
Congratulations you two.
It’s definitely been awhile since I’ve posted! Far to long since I’ve blogged.
Ever since I got home from Japan, I’ve been begging my brother and his drop dead gorgeous girlfriend to let me take their pictures, they agreed but we could just never find the time, between me having a toddler, and them working all day during the week and me working on weekends there weren’t many opportunities.
But then. Big bear vacation happened. YES! YESSSSS! Mountains, lakes, trees, sun, cute couple. I was in heaven. Here’s a few pictures from our 20 minute session. I wish I would have had more time, because that golden sun just blew my mind, but it disappeared quickly. It was still flawless even when the sun disappeared, I loved how the pictures went from overwhelmingly golden (is that even a thing?) To a wonderful cool, almost film like vibe.
. We of course had to sneak in a picture or two with their adopted son. McGregor…. Aka a tiny TINY plastic dinosaur. Ha!
I met Sydney at my first waitressing job when we were both babies, so when she sent me a message asking if I’d take her graduation portraits I seriously couldn’t wait, and then when she told me that she was graduating with her boyfriend and was wondering if I wanted to take his graduation pictures as well, I about died. And then when I saw them together, I died again. I work with so many couples and they were possibly my favorite couple of all time. They made each other laugh, and made me crack up. I didn’t even realize it but we spent almost two hours shooting. I was having so much fun! Sydney, you are gorgeous and you are amazing. Thank you for thinking of me!
Brandon, You are seriously awesome. Thank you for being such a good sport and having fun. Thank you for trusting me with such important pictures!
I. Love. Maternity sessions.
I actually found Darian because I was talking to my mom *Hi mom!* about how much I love maternity sessions, I mentioned that I hadn’t had as many maternity sessions out here. (I used to mainly do maternity and birth photography in Japan) I was telling her how I was going to probably put out a model call, so I could just have a fun maternity session to satisfy my artistic soul. Ha. She mentioned she worked with “A super cute pregnant person” and put Darian and I in contact. Darian is absolutely adorable and is indeed “a super cute pregnant person” haha. Darian brought Gio, her fiancé, and together they were absolutely, unbelievably adorable, and so willing to be adventurous. Thank you Darian and Gio for trusting me and being such good sports!
Here is just a quick sneak peek/blog of their session.
(I’ve decided that I’m just going to blog sneak peeks now, because I love to many pictures to actually ever just post one.)
One of my favorite parts about being a photographer, and being back in California where my family lives, is the fact I get to take pictures of them now!
Chino Hills blew my mind. It was so pretty. I definitely plan on going out there more often, there was some amazing green, and then when the sun hit it just right, the whole valley got so golden. I can’t wait to do an engagement or maternity session there!
Y’all… I couldn’t wait. I literally just did this session. Not even kidding. 3 hours ago…. I seriously couldn’t wait. This engagement session is from one of my childhood best friends.
I’ve never had a session that I’ve blogged within the day, let alone within HOURS of taking. I couldn’t wait! Usually I just post a sneak peek on Facebook, but there are SO many pictures from this engagement session, I decided to blog it instead.
Rochelle and Daniel were so natural together I seriously couldn’t stop smiling. I was smiling the whole session; and thankfully these two were as well! Rochelle and Daniel were to date, the easiest couple I have ever had the pleasure to photograph. Here are a couple sneak peeks, into their amazing engagement session at Cal Poly Pomona. (P.S I had no idea Cal Poly was so pretty! I can’t wait to photograph their wedding reception there!)
Ruby and Josh were seriously a blast to work with. Ruby is just gorgeous and Josh looked so proud to be her man. I loved being able to work with them. I had originally chosen a gorgeous location in Chino Hills, and realized that with heels and a wedding dress + all the mud from the recent rains, it probably wouldn’t be a good mix. So the day before I made a quick change of location, and thankfully Ruby and Josh were on board. (Thank you guys! Ha.) Here are just a couple images of this elopement, that I totally loved.