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Friday I’m In Love

June 26th, 2009

Two posts in one day- crazy, eh? I love when brides wear unique hair accessories. I think it is a lovely way to add a little color to that all white palette, and makes for some marvelous photographs as you can see in the recent post about Rhiannon and Tony. Her birdcage veil and flower [...]


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Two posts in one day- crazy, eh?

I love when brides wear unique hair accessories. I think it is a lovely way to add a little color to that all white palette, and makes for some marvelous photographs as you can see in the recent post about Rhiannon and Tony. Her birdcage veil and flower pin completed the look. I recently stumbled upon the ban.do line who carries all sorts of hair accessories and corsages, even some scarves.

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Next up? The Pioneer Woman. I love this blog. Ree calls herself a desperate housewife who channels Lucielle ball and Ethel Merman. She has  great sections of her blog including Cooking, Photography, and Home and Garden. Go give her a lookieloo, I think you’ll like her!

Sweet and Saucy Shop is located in Long beach, not really in my area, BUT if those desserts taste as good as they look, they may be worth the trip. ;) It’s a great site to check out for inspiration for mini desserts or, if you happen to be heading down south for your bridal shower, why not take one of their classes with your dearest friends?

Enjoy your weekend!

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The Mountain Winery : Weddings and Music

June 14th, 2009

Growing up in the South Bay, I have always been a fan of the Mountain Winery and the summer concert series they offer as well as the beautiful grounds they have- it is perfect for a wedding! It has changed since I first photographed a wedding there, this past year it underwent a renovation and [...]

 

Growing up in the South Bay, I have always been a fan of the Mountain Winery and the summer concert series they offer as well as the beautiful grounds they have- it is perfect for a wedding! It has changed since I first photographed a wedding there, this past year it underwent a renovation and it is now even more beautiful than before. They added some expansive terraces with views to die for! It boasts towering redwoods as well as golden hills covered in vineyards. The bowl, where the concerts are held is a great spot for photos and the reception space is romantic. If you are looking for a gorgeous venue, this just might be the spot for you. If you are considering it, they are hosting a preview of the 2009 menu on June 24th. Click here for details.

This is photo was taken with my iphone… after some yummy wine- please excuse the heads in it! :)

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I got to spend Thursday evening there. With a sea of city lights dancing below and a blanket of stars turning high above, Jesse and I as well as a couple of our dear friends listened to the magic that is Rodrigo y Gabriela. If you haven’t listened to this Dublin based, Mexican duo, you should give them a try. They play acoustic guitars and create such a unique sound, you would swear they had 5 other instruments up there with them. I would say it is world music with a rock edge, but I hate to categorize it as it is truly unique. Their whole sound sounds like summer to me, and I love it!

Here are Rod y Gab doing their thing….

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The Unique Bride Sample Sale

June 11th, 2009

When photographing Priscilla’s dress this past weekend, I had to ask where she got it because it was just that gorgeous.  She had purchased it at The Unique Bride in Burlingame. When I checked out their website today, I noticed they are having a sample sale this coming weekend! They carry mid to high-end brands [...]

 

When photographing Priscilla’s dress this past weekend, I had to ask where she got it because it was just that gorgeous.  She had purchased it at The Unique Bride in Burlingame. When I checked out their website today, I noticed they are having a sample sale this coming weekend! They carry mid to high-end brands including Monique Lhuillier and Kenneth Pool. If you haven’t gotten your gown yet, you should check them out as the sample sale offers up to 75% off the original price!

Wedding Gowns

Wedding Gowns

Happy Thursday!

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Priscilla and Brandon: Wedding Day

June 6th, 2009

This morning, I am preparing to meet Priscilla at the Hotel Valencia in Santana Row to shoot her getting ready before her wedding to Brandon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club. Priscilla and Brandon have such a wonderful dyamic between them, I can’t wait to photograph their wedding this evening! Here is one of my favorites [...]

 

This morning, I am preparing to meet Priscilla at the Hotel Valencia in Santana Row to shoot her getting ready before her wedding to Brandon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club. Priscilla and Brandon have such a wonderful dyamic between them, I can’t wait to photograph their wedding this evening! Here is one of my favorites from their engagement session and a link to their slideshow.

San Jose Engagement Session, Priscilla and Brandon

San Jose Engagement Session, Priscilla and Brandon

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Lighting Workshop

June 5th, 2009

It was so fun having the opportunity to attend an off camera lighting workshop hosted by Lawrence and Doug of Furious Photographers and Vu and Lan of The Bui Brothers. The location couldn’t have been better- Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel…. the view from the suite was breathtakingly beautiful.  Lawrence, Doug, Vu, and Lan are all [...]

 

It was so fun having the opportunity to attend an off camera lighting workshop hosted by Lawrence and Doug of Furious Photographers and Vu and Lan of The Bui Brothers. The location couldn’t have been better- Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel…. the view from the suite was breathtakingly beautiful.  Lawrence, Doug, Vu, and Lan are all incredibly talented and friendly guys and were generous to share some great information. We had two gorgeous models and had a couple minutes to take a few photos on our own. Here is what I got- I am so excited to incorporate some new techniques in my wedding and portrait work. The bonus??? Meeting lots of new photographer friends!

Lighting Workshop at Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel

Lighting Workshop at Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel

On the cliffs of Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel

On the cliffs of Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel

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Friday I’m in Love

May 29th, 2009

I come across a lot of cool things with my work and research/ keeping up with the industry I do. So, in the spirit of the new blog, I wanted to start incorporating something new- Friday I’m in love. I plan on featuring a few products, sites or even people I come across that I [...]

 

I come across a lot of cool things with my work and research/ keeping up with the industry I do. So, in the spirit of the new blog, I wanted to start incorporating something new- Friday I’m in love. I plan on featuring a few products, sites or even people I come across that I think you might enjoy. Here are picks for this Friday:

Sunday Suppers

I love this blog- bright beautiful photographs by Karen Mordechai, delicious looking food served for a group of friends on a gorgeous old farmhouse table. The look is rustic, but elegant, just my style. Love it, love it, love it. And what better way to spend a Sunday evening that with a group of loved ones.

Photo by Karen Mordechai of Sunday Suppers

Photo by Karen Mordechai of Sunday Suppers

Grey Likes Weddings

I heart this blog- it features real weddings, great color boards and DIY workshops. If you are in the OC, they have one coming up on Sunday May 31, 2009 for flower arrangements.

The Green Kangaroo

These guys have really nice, modern invitations and stationary. I love stationary- something personal, that says you is always a nice touch when sending out thank you notes.

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Hello world!

March 31st, 2009

Welcome to my new blog! Here, you will be able to see my most recent work, as well as personal projects, favorite vendors, and any fun things I have come across. Leave a note- I’d love to know you stopped by! You can still check out my old blog here.


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Welcome to my new blog! Here, you will be able to see my most recent work, as well as personal projects, favorite vendors, and any fun things I have come across. Leave a note- I’d love to know you stopped by!

You can still check out my old blog here.