Kitana’s Second Birthday.

May 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

Apparently, as far as blog posting goes, I fell off the face of the planet. :( I’ve been very behind on posting my recent work, because I’ve had so much recent work lined up on my to-do list for the past two months. Don’t get me wrong, I love it! So now that I’m (sorta) caught up with editing for the moment, I can try to catch up on a few of the blog posts I haven’t had time for lately. :)

I shot Kitana’s second birthday towards the beginning of the year. As with most two year old birthdays, there was a swarm of kids every which way you looked. I was drowning in cuteness! Between all the fun games they played, beating the piñata down, and eating fresh pizza out of a real wood-burning oven, I had more than enough to photograph.

And a big, giant THANK YOU shout out to the lovely and talented Erika Ramirez, who helped me out buckets throughout the day! :)

Detective Sgt. John Knott’s 75th birthday party!

March 27, 2012 | 5 Comments

Time for an overdue blog post! For the overdue-ness of this post, I do apologize, but I hope to make up for it over the next few weeks. :)

A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to be a part of Detective Sergeant John Knott’s 75th birthday party. It was a whirlwind of memories, long-time friends, family, and coworkers coming together to celebrate. Everyone, especially John, clearly had a wonderful time seeing each other again. I hope as many people show up for my 50th birthday as showed up for John Knott’s 75th! ;)

One of John’s daughters retold the story of how John ended up accidentally handcuffed to a chair when she was a child.

Everyone got a chance to see their coworkers in the LAPD from 20 years ago.

The Lishes 2012!

February 27, 2012 | 2 Comments

Greetings, friends! So I have some photos of the Lishes at Irvine Regional Park to share with you all today. I had never been to this particular park before this shoot, so being able to wander around and explore the area was a ton of fun. Unfortunately, I almost got hit by a miniature train while doing so. Nevertheless, I made it out alive and went on to get a bunch of great photos of Kevin, Bridget, Jack and Conor. It’s always such a treat being able to work with my wonderful cousins and their adorable kids. :) Here are my favorites from the day.

I don’t know if you guys know this, but when peacocks squawk, they sound like a woman shouting “HELP!” very loudly. These guys roam the park freely, so when we first started hearing them screaming it was a little bit alarming..

On top of peacocks, there also happens to be a little zoo in the middle of the park, so we went in to visit the animals. Goats sorta creep me out, so I kept my distance from our rectangle-pupiled friends…except to take a photo or two.

 

1.6 John and Junie’s Wedding; My first photo booth experience.

February 6, 2012 | Post a Comment

Jeannie’s sister got married one month ago today! In order to celebrate, here are a few of my favorite photo booth photos I took!

Note: This was my first time operating a photo booth at a wedding. It was a LOT of fun! I knew I could expect amazing hilariousness from Jeannie and Junie’s awesome family, and I was right. I went home that night with a stomach sore from laughing and a camera full of silly images and being thrown into the mix myself. :)

This is my cousin Phillip. He attended the wedding with his wife, Nicole. They are both excruciatingly awesome. ;)

Sexy lady moustaches, anyone?

The loverly Jeannie and her love, Rob.

Junie, you are so gorgeous! <3

As aforementioned, they threw me into the booth a couple of times as well. I relented and went for it. :)

 

From the Holidays.

January 31, 2012 | 1 Comment

Here are some photos from the holidays! Christmas and New Year’s to be exact. Unfortunately, with all the craziness that the holidays are known for, I didn’t end up taking an incredible amount of images.. I am happy with what I did get, though! Hope you guys like them too. :)

Everyone is a little sleepy at first on Christmas morning. ;)

San Francisco views. <3

Thank you again for letting us stay at your place for New Year’s and everything else you did for us, Lindsay! <3

A Big Bear Thanksgiving, 2011.

January 23, 2012 | 1 Comment

Hi again, everyone!  So I know it’s been a couple of months now since Thanksgiving quickly came and then passed again.  I’ve finally gotten around to posting a short but sweet blog post of another year of Felten-family-fun at the cabin in Big Bear!  This year introduced sledding to the mix, along with lots and lots of time to play pool.  It was definitely a good trip. :)

Softballin’.

January 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

Hello everyone :)  Hope you all enjoyed your holidays and are adjusting to getting back to school/work easily in the new year!

Just wanted to put up a quick, cute Sunday post.  Matt and I hung out at a family friends’ first softball game awhile back and I happened to have my camera on me.  So, naturally, I started snapping away as soon as the kids started being adorable ;)

A Birthday Vacation.

December 19, 2011 | 2 Comments

For my birthday this year, Matt and I took a quick weekend trip down to Coronado island.  We explored the boardwalk a bit, relaxed and toured the Stone Brewery.  It was awesome!  Commencing images now :)

The view from my grandparents’ condominium balcony.

Creepin’ on myself.

Stone Brewery tour.

I kept staring at this guy’s smiley face hat, so clearly I had to take a picture ;)

These are smelly things that you put into beer to make it taste good.

Mark and Sam 10.14.11.

December 13, 2011 | 3 Comments

Mark and Sam’s wedding was by far one of the most relaxed weddings I’ve ever shot at.  Another that I tagged along with the ever talented Jeannie Mutrias :)  We had a blast working with Mark and Sam on a beautiful golf course, and got tons and tons of laughs (along with the guests!) watching the little ring bearer amuse himself throughout the event.

(We got to drive our own golf cart!  It was SCARY but Jeannie and I laughed our butts off the whole way.)

The little guy who bore Mark and Sam’s rings ended up helping me take my favorite photo (bottom image) I’ve ever taken out of sheer hilariousness :)

William and Sara 10.15.11

November 28, 2011 | 3 Comments

William and Sara are a couple after my own heart.  They were silly, loved to laugh, make each other laugh, and hi-fived every chance they had.  They were a blast to work with!  I got to work with lovely people, and witness a wonderful wedding at The Hacienda in Santa Ana; two of the many perks to being a photographer ;)

Albert made a little buddy :)

William and Sara are sexy beasts ;)