Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mr. + Mrs. Nathanael and Emily Hadley

Wow! what a fun Summer it has been.. or shall I say it was. I had so much fun at the wedding of Emily and Nate! you can refresh yourself with their beautiful faces here during their engagement session. Everything was at their home church, which I loved because I didn't have to drive around all day :) Emily was the most collected and calm bride I have seen in a long long time. Most likely because she had every detail thought out and ready to go. I don't know if it is possibly to have a love afair with a wedding dress... if there is... I totally had one with this dress! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress! Alos the rad hall way we got to shoot it in was so great for catching and delaying light! FUN FUN FUN! When I say WE, I'm reffering to Will Parris of Parris Studios. He was kind enough to come and shoot with me all day. so onto the fun stuff. . enjoy and please feel free to share your thoughts :)

here is the slideshow be sure to check it out!

Starting off with the rockin-ist hall way ever! Here are the lovely shoes that Emily wore on her wedding day. 08-02-2008
And the love begins, with the dress... right... HERE!


It goes on for a while: It is a Maggie Sottero Gown that Emily found shop called "The Dresser" in downtown Fullerton. Every girl should shop for her dress at fun little shops.. You can get a dream wedding gown!
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Here is Emily getting ready. I love pictures for their ability to create judgement in the viewers eyes. You see, you have no idea what is really going on during this quick snap of the shutter. I know of course and I always think to myself how much i wish pictures could hold some kind of caption when I take it or an audio file to go with it. But lets not get technical and just let your imagination do the work..... Any guesses?
Emily and her 2 sisters. I love this picture! Mine and theirs!

Almost time to get married!

Trying a little something new here. I'm liking the idea.
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How beautiful are the windows in this church?

Married!!!!!!!! :)

And now it's oicture time......
Some fun with Nate:

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And a fun little (or big I guess) group series:

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The light was perfect!


Almost my fave of the day:


I wish one day I get a bride and groom who will dance through the water.... But I'm very happy this didn't happen with my love ( the dress )
Below is my fave of the day:





I love the emotions and the stretch what they can be during the toasts. I also am diggin how Emily's dad and Nate's brother both look like they are speaking about some sort of new secret salute or hand shake.. Must be the welcome to the family high five they were practicing.. Anyway the stretch of emotions here were beautiful and moving and made me very glad to have a big ol' camera to hide behind as I held back the tear that often tries to escape!


Yummy cake and yummy details....


Incase you want to see a sign-in book that comes with many packages.. see below:

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finishing off the day with a couple of quick tosses and the grand exit!
Thanks to Emily and Nate for having me along on your perfect day! I had a lot of fun! Everything was beautiful and I wish you both a wonderful life together.



Monday, September 29, 2008

San Fran Sun

I love September. I love it almost as much as October and November. We had an amazing September and it all started with a camping trip over Labor day weekend. We got to drive over the Golden Gate Bridge twice during or travels and here is a favorite shot I got while Alex was at the wheel. Sad to see September almost gone, but so happy that it did rain today! September + rain tells me fall is here :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Maria +Miguel

Finally I have a second to breath. To catch up a little on much needed blogging is very soothing. Not that blogging is a needed part of the way my business is, but it is a part of who I am as a photographer. Not blogging is sad. So no more frowns. I will do my best to get a couple bloge posted weekly from here to the end of the year! I have a bunch more weddings from now until Oct 12 to work my magic at. So, please stayed tuned for all the exciting Summer maddness I was a part and for the future fall fabulous posts!

You should recognize Maria and Miguel from their super cool engagement session down at Newport Beach. Their wedding day was so much fun. From the second I got there and all the way to the end! I had the great pleasure of shooting with Ryel as my second for the day. FUN! This first image was taken during the prep time at Maria's mothers home. This is the livingroom eye-catcher. I would almost say this is my favorite image... ALMOST.. I just feel it fits the day. It fit the way each wedding day for me begins. The fun and the craziness that are waiting for me as I arrive and meet all the loving family members of the bride. I love my couple so much that coming into thier homes is where my heart belongs too! My job is not a job at all. My heart has been in it for ever, Since the very first time I learne dto take pictures. This is where I belong. My heart is at home!


Maria was right in the middle of make up when I got there! She looked stunning of course.
Decing to go outside with the dress can be a challenge. But lucky me I have such sweet bride who let me have this wonderful freedom. And below is the result.

One of my all time fave of shoe shots:

Ceremony time, Miguel's stare as he sees his almost wife for the first time that day:


Love long services, give me the creative juices!


Miguel's Grandmother with her newest granddaughter right after the ceremony:


Some fun with the b+g

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Thanks to Ryel for driving my car around. I had the awesome chance to ride in the limo and got this moment:

The full party at the golf culb where the reception was:





I LOVE Maria and Miguel for allowing so much time for portraits during their day

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Maria showing her Husband some love:


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This simple, but yet perfect shot is my fave of the set:

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some fun reception details:

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Super cake here is your super picture!



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Maria had alittle surprize planned for her hubby, a hula dancer. I had mentioned something about in the limo ride and Coool as can be Maria played it off incredibly so that I didn't spoil it! :)

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So, if i were alllowed to choose 2 faves, this would be the other fave from the day. But hey.. I guess I am allowed :)

from the first dance:


Wrapping up a perfect day with a fun dance moment caught between the happy newlyweds:

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So ya'll thought that was my ring shot.. you know the one that said "rings:"
I fooled you all.. here is my M+M ring shot. Hope you like it!

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Thanks to Maria and Miguel for having me share such a beautiful day in your lives together. I look forward to many more fun events for which I can be a part of.

oh the love!!!