Archive for Oct 14, 2011

Third post today! I’m on a roll! But it’ll probably be the last for today. I’ve got a few other things to do today like unpack, meetings, etc etc.

So I’ve known Bryan since for ever and because I’v known him for so long I had the priviledge to photograph his engagement session, his wedding, and now Stacy’s (his wife obviously) maternity session. Hopefully in a couple of weeks I’ll get to meet Clarissa icon smile Meet Stacy, Bryan, and the tummy(s)!

Maternity sessions are actually a challenge for me because a belly is actually pretty hard for me to photograph for some reason. A belly doesn’t talk, smile, laugh or do anything, I think that’s why it’s a challenge for me.  But I think since Bryan and Stacy are so comfortable with me by this shoot we threw in some comedy which I love because I think I’m a funny person at times icon smile Meet Stacy, Bryan, and the tummy(s)! I’m actually pretty proud of my creativity in this maternity shoot!

I can’t wait to see this beautiful half Asian half Mexican baby!!!

 

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Shaw Maternity 110 Meet Stacy, Bryan, and the tummy(s)!Chino Maternity Session. Chino Hills Maternity Session. Creative Maternity Session.

 

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I always have a ‘first” for every wedding, and for this Pala Mesa Resort Wedding of Karla and Nelson, it was my first wedding that had the groom in a military uniform! I’ve never met Nelson before prior to their wedding day, but I had in my mind that Nelson was a stereotypical military guy who’s all testosterone and no smiles. But Nelson was super smiley on his wedding day and for good reason too! He’s getting married to the love of his life! He’s also pretty goofy too, and his groomsmen were either just as goofy or goofier. The guys put on quite a show at the reception during one of games!

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I’m finally back from what seemed like a non-stop, action-packed trip all over the place! It’s been SO fun, but it’s also been really tiring! Congratulations to all the couples I’ve photographed over the last four weeks ranging all the way from Hawaii to Cancun!  I just arrived back to LA at 6AM this morning from Maui and I’ve got A LOT to do and I’m jumping off today with Kristen and Geoff’s Wedding!

If my memory is correct I think this is the first wedding that I’ve shot where the bride is a professional photographer, and there’s always a little pressure but I try to think of it as more of a challenge than anything. I had a couple of  new “firsts” in this wedding which I’d like to share with you. it’s the first time I’ve ever photographed a bride photographing others during her wedding. Kristen carried an old Nikon film camera which only had about 36 shots in it which she spread out evenly though her wedding day. Kristen’s always been a wonderful documentary/photojournalistic photographer and she wanted to capture a wedding day through the eyes of a bride! Isn’t that kind of cool!? The first thing she did before she walked down the aisle with her father is take a photo of everyone looking at her in the aisle. So cooool! I think I might do that on my own wedding day. The second “first” was seeing a groom wearing a banana suit on the dance floor and going “banana’s!” Har har har! Humor me!

I also feel the need to comment on how absolutely beautiful Chicago is, I’m soooo speechless as to how amazing their scenery is, it really took my breath away!

Congratulations To Kristen and Geoff in this beautiful Geneva/Chicago Wedding

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