/ Friday, October 17, 2014
When friends tell say they found your perrrrfect match, the ying to your yang, the peanut butter to your jelly, it can be sometimes hard to believe. Then, in walked Karen. And Luis knew, this.is.it. To those friends, Karen and Luis are indebted. I am, too. Because capturing these two - these genuine, honest, down-to-earth, couple - is an honor. Thank you. Tomorrow is the BIG DAY! I can't wait to capture it all!
But, first, their engagement session. We spent the morning capturing bits and pieces of Los Angeles and all it's awesomeness...
I lovelovelove when a couple can let loose and really enjoy each other. Their laughter is contagious.
/ Tuesday, May 27, 2014
(Our engagement announcement to family, friends, & Facebook)
So much has happened since the last time I posted on here which makes me a little sad that I have not had the time to document it all. I have so much to share - so many beautiful people I have captured these last few months and so many amazing stories to tell. Being engaged is one of them.
Paul & I have been dating for 9 years and have known each other for 14. Time has flown by and we have grown together. We will continue to grow together. So, on that night he asked for my mom's blessing to marry me, it was the start of another sweet chapter for us.
First let me just tell you, this whole experience has been overwhelmingly awesome. I am so fortunate and blessed to have such amazing family and friends so excited for us. Its this kind of contagious excitement that gives me happy butterflies. We have planned this day for awhile now... it's on our "master plan" and it feels so good to enjoy every moment.
I will write more about this whole process in the next couple of months. Can't wait!
/ Friday, September 27, 2013
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.
Photo by Cameron Leung Photography. More photos to come on our photo shoot for Raven's 1st Birthday!
/ Monday, September 9, 2013
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
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
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
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!