Friday, September 27, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, You. This is my favorite photo of you & lil' Raven. My favorite knuckleheads. To this year and the next and the next, thank you for being a part of my life.

Happy Birthday.


Photo by Cameron Leung Photography. More photos to come on our photo shoot for Raven's 1st Birthday!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Capturing: Amee & Amit Engaged // Pasadena Engagement Photographer

When my two close friends, Amee & Amit, got engaged, its like I got engaged, too! =) I guess because I have seen their relationship blossom, the ups and downs they have gone through, and the amazingly strong bond they have. It's inspiring. So, when I received a text from Amee with ring on hand, I cried happy tears.

Amee & Amit, thank you for letting me capture this epic time in your lives. Can I just tell you how gorgeous you both are??? Legit. Here are a few favorites...

Impromptu fierceness... while we were walking to the car. Looks like it could be in a magazine...

A quick change & some fun...

lub you both!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Lizzi Loves... at home - Hunting For Wood

The tile floor is gone! The ENTIRE house had tile flooring... yuck. I love wood floors. It adds warmth to a home & keeps my allergies at bay. After our first shopping trip, I felt a little defeated. My love for wood floors would cost more than I thought. Since bamboo flooring was more affordable, I decided it would have to do. After discussing my dismay with a friend, she referred me to Tropical Flooring in El Monte. She assured me I would find something there. Paul & I trekked over and seriously, it was like being in a candy store --- there were so many options at reasonable prices! We took these samples with us -

1. Red Oak // 2. Antique Finished Oak // 3. Red Oak // 4. Engineered Antique Finished Oak
5. Handscraped Oak // 6. Carbonized Stranded Bamboo

After a few debates, some input from my mom & sisters, I chose the one that made my heart sing...

Is it bad to say I wanted to give it a hug? Like a big hug and welcome it home? Yah, I geeked out a little on this. It was hard not to! The wood is a solid oak with an antique finish... it looks more rustic and brown than the rest of the samples. It is handscraped and has some intentional scratches for character. Its not as dark or as light - everything I wanted in beautiful flooring for my home. Its hard for me to make decisions sometimes and I hem & haw for weeks. But once the decision is made, it's pretty solid and I can't wait to have these installed! I'll show a before & after as soon as I can...


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Workin' On Wednesday: Amee & Amit Engaged

When Amee sent me a text of her and her engagement ring, I couldn't help but smile the whole day. One of my close friends is getting married, let the festivities begin! First, here is a quick sneak of their engagement session:

Aren't they a gorgeous couple!?!??! LEGIT!


Monday, August 5, 2013

Capturing: Michelle & Ozzie Married!

I love it when a bride and groom take their wedding day and truly make it their own. Aside from the beautiful details they created for their City Club at Bunker Hill wedding, what I loved the most about Michelle & Ozzie's wedding was their heart felt vows. They put their souls on paper and in front of all their close family & friends, committed to spend the rest of their lives together.

Michelle & Ozzie, thank you for the honor of capturing your wedding day. It was amazing & I feel so lucky to have been a part of it.

Venue: City Club on Bunker Hill in Downtown Los Angeles
Event Coordination: Jen Bergmark of First Pick Planning
Favors: custom mints from Sencha Naturals
Dress: Oleg Cassini at David's Bridal
Photography: Lizzi Photography
Associate Photographer: Mieke Snepvangers Photography

Michelle's father passed away when she was younger... I love how she honored him.  


What an great perspective... friends and family cheering the new husband & wife!

Michelle & Ozzie's custom favors were awesome!