I was completely swoon with Alison and Asa from our first conversation over the phone last year; their personality just beamed through the phone and I am a very strong believer that if someone can show their personality over the phone, then they are so true to themselves! Alison and Asa are our first L.A. clients and we couldn’t be more excited and honored that they have chosen us for their photographers! When we first met Alison and Asa, they were the same exact people who I spoke with on the phone. Duh right? Well sometimes people seem one way in an email, another way on the phone, and a completely different way in person. Alison and Asa, again were so true to themselves and one another. You could instantly tell how much they love each other, it was very exciting and refreshing to see such love! At their consult they explained their wedding a little more and I was still so in love with the idea!! We then began to discuss how they met and once I heard where Asa purposed to Alison, I had to be rude and butt in with excitement, I cut them off with, “LETS DO YOUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN YOSEMITE, OMG”!! And that is seriously not an exaggeration! I have been dieing to take a client to Yosemite, especially with Spring being here. The perfect couple walked through my door, and the rest was nothing but excitement and planning!! The weather was absolutely miserable, but we all embraced it! Their engagement session day started out with a could chill in the air, foggy breath, fire, blueberry pancakes, and awful coffee lol. I was so grateful for the pancakes and coffee though, it was a wonderful greeting to the morning. We set up their themed session and began to have a blast! About half way into the session the dark clouds started to roll in, but it was still only sprinkling on us at that point. The session went on with tons of laughter, dancing, piggy backs rides and kisses. Truly a wonderful experience for me to capture! After their set up session we all jumped in the car and headed to the hot spots of Yosemite; Half Dome, waterfalls, etc! Once we got in the car it poured, but once we stepped foot back out of the car, it stopped! It was so fun to stop along all the hots spots, get out and do a bunch of fun poses, and jump back into the car. It felt like a road trip with friends rather then work!! I think about two hours in we had all agreed we had enough of the cold weather so Alison and Asa took Anthony and I to the Ahwahnee Hotel to have lunch and OMG it was amazing!!! I highly recommend that beautiful hotel for lodging and food!!! Thank you so much Alison and Asa for the most amazing experience of my career so far!! Words can not even begin to express how excited we are about your wedding day!!!!
Please enjoy Alison and Asa’s simply beautiful, Yosemite Engagement Session! .
Like many clients that I am currently working with, April and Daniel had a rough start with a professional photographer, but I assured them they wouldn’t regret a thing with me. Their session was very quick, but in this case that was a good thing! The weather was a little warm but I found a wonderful shady spot that looked exactly how April and I had hoped for! Their little boy was absolutely adorable and was the best little boy I have worked with to this day; no joke! Together the three of them made a very beautiful family and even if it was a little “unorthodox” to have a child at an engagement session I completely welcome it every time because little ones are 110% a part of this wedding and a part of our lives!! Their session came out beautiful and I could only anticipate the same beautiful photos for my own personal family session in the future! Enjoy!
Angelica and Rene are an absolutely beautiful couple both inside and out! They were so fun to work with even when the park rangers were not! Their session theme was a romantic, dancing theme so we took those props out into the wild and had a blast! A few hundred mosquito bites and a ton of beautiful images later; I think it’s more then safe to say that we are all very happy with how it went! I can not wait till their wedding day, they will make for a beautiful bride and groom!!
I was so confident and in love with this couple from their first inquiry with me. Telisha had emailed me asking if I was comfortable photographing a gay couple, and my response was, “Absolutely! Love is love!” and I do think from that explanation of mine, and on, they were both sold. After meeting the two of them and talking about their last experience with a photographer during an “engagement session”, we spoke about what they had hoped for for their engagement and wedding photos. When I got home I immediately pulled ideas and showed Telisha and from that moment on, they were excited! I still sensed a bit of hesitation, if you will, because of their last experience with a photographer. I decided on San Fransico for their location, I think mainly because it was close to their home location and I wanted something special. Even though we all agreed on a San Fransico engagement, I had NO idea where in San Fransico! What I was envisioning and what Patricia and Telisha wanted, was not really in San Fransico, but the heavens be our witness, we busted our butts finding this location!! I took all day, and a few naps in the car, but we made it and my couple made it! By the time the session was to happen it was windy and cold, but still beautifully sunny. I was freezing, they were freezing, we were all pushing for greatness and that is exactly what I feel we got out of this session!! I showed a handful of shots to the couple and in response I got nothing but praise and excitement! The session went amazing regardless of any weather conditions! They had an amazing time and so did I! The photos; stunning! So without further rambling, enjoy their beautiful engagement session! I am thrilled and honor to share these with you all!
Aside from how horrible I felt during this engagement session (thank you allergy season), I definitely think once I held the camera up to capture their beautiful moments, it was all a breeze! This lovely couple photographed so beautifully and everything came naturally. Like every other couple, the first few moments are awkward, but then the rest of the session is nothing but laughter and fun! Since this couple was down for anything, I decided to let them brave the river. It was so much fun going a little out of the ordinary by going down to the water and letting my clients play for a little. Everything turned out beautifully. Can not wait till their big day!
Simply stunning mama here, and a perfectly matched daddy-to-be by her side! This lovely couple here are amazing returning clients who I simply adore! I can not express how excited I am that I will also be able to capture their little newborn’s portraits once she arrives!! Cristina’s maternity session went perfect! It was a little windy but we certainly got off lucky considering how the wind was the next day! The location was beautiful, the sun was out with some clouds which offered some great lighting, and this couple looked amazing modeling that baby belly! Overall, I am very pleased with how these came out!! Enjoy!
This little sweetheart is very near and dear to our hearts! We have worked with her mommy, daddy, and brother all the way back to their engagement photos to now; newborn photos. We’ve grown very found of this beautiful and loving family! Sweet newborn “M” was not the typical newborn during her session whatsoever! She absolutely adored being held, more then a newborn should even be able to understand at this age. She was very particular about everything you did and even said in her presences. She had such a strong, quirky, and very sweet little personality unlike any newborn I’ve worked with. The only newborn that I could come close to comparing personalities with her was, Zoey, my daughter; she was just like this! Little “M” did pretty good considering, we were able to get the basic pretty shots and I was even able to get an outstanding shot of her beautiful bright eyes wide open and focused on me!! I had a wonderful time spending her session getting to know her little personality, talking with her mommy and Nana. I hope to see you ALL again very soon!! In the meantime, enjoy the beautiful portraits of such a very unique little lady!