Marco and Rocio 9.24.11.

November 1, 2011 | 2 Comments

It’s been a little too long since my last post.. I’ve been so busy lately that it’s hard to find a chance to sit down and construct a full blog entry.  Now that I’m starting to catch up on my work though, there will be many a-post coming up in the foreseeable future ;)

Marco and Rocio were married at an awesome little venue in the middle of Hesperia with a first-class view of the rolling hills.  The ceremony took place in what looked like a shady orchard, surrounded by apple and peach trees (which Rocio and I enjoyed during our first client meeting).  After the ceremony, we found the perfect spot for a majority of my favorite pictures from this wedding on top of the venue’s property.

Beautiful couple, beautiful venue.. What more could ya ask for on a clear, sunny day in the middle of Hesperia?

And of course, with fun people come fun faces :)

Also, huge shout-out to Seth of Seth DeDoes Photography for coming along and second shooting with me.  Thank you again, Seth!  You helped me out soo much :)

Chris and Claire 7.31.11.

September 12, 2011 | 1 Comment

Back again with another amazing wedding for you all to put your peepers on!  Another great day spent with the fantasic Jeannie Mutrias, an awesome couple, and all their friends and family.

Chris and Claire were an absolute blast to work with.  All smiles, laughs and some gnarly faces thrown in here and there throughout the day.  I went home that night with sore sides from laughing with them so much :)

Before I get into the photos, I just wanted to point out something that struck me as very awesome and very brave.  Claire took the time to hand-make every single one of her brides maids dresses.  There are five brides maids.  Pretty crazy cool, right?  Well, she didn’t only make all five brides maids dresses.. she made her own wedding dress too!  I was blown away by how much time, care and love she put into every detail of her wedding.  I’ve got mad respect for you, miss lady!  Not to mention that everything turned out perfect.

And of course.. RIDICULOUS FACES :D

The Inn at Fawnskin.

September 6, 2011 | 1 Comment

My cousin Kevin and his AWESOME fiance Bridget (who’s lovely faces have been on my blog two times before this post!) got married up in Big Bear at the Inn at Fawnskin last month.  I don’t often get to attend weddings as a guest, so I took complete advantage of being able to capture my cousin’s wedding from a guest’s perspective.

The Inn at Fawnskin was a tiny little cottage in the midst of hundreds of trees stretching up towards the sky.  We were able to enjoy the greenery, blue skies, dappled light, and perfect temperature on the day of Kevin and Bridget’s wedding.  I even got to see Jeannie hard at work too!  Which was strange since I’m normally shooting weddings with her, instead of visiting with other guests and drinking wine.

A fun, intimate little wedding with my little family, welcoming another member officially into the clan; as far as I’m concerned, Bridget has been a part of our family since the first time she came to dinner at my parent’s house :)  congrats again, you guys!

My mom got a few shots of Matt and I, which I’m thrilled with :)

Grandma on the left, Mutti (our mom is called Mutti) on the right

I freaking ADORE baby Conor.  And his big brother Jack :)  cutest little guys ever!

Not sure if you guys know my dad, Fabs (our mom is called Mutti, our dad is Fabs.  Family weirdness, but our parents love us anyway).

And now that you guys all know what most of my family members look like, you can shout at them if you happen to recognize them walking down the street ;)  Tell them they looked supah hot on my blog!

Chris and Miranda 7.9.11

August 8, 2011 | 2 Comments

Chris and Miranda, I can’t possibly say enough nice things about them, their family, their friends, and their beautiful backyard wedding celebration.  They were an awesome, beautiful couple to work with!  Their guests were friendly and had a wonderful time laughing, visiting and celebrating.  Not to mention, their two children were absolutely gorgeous.  I had a field day capturing their happiness on their parents’ big day.

It’s easy to see what a huge success their celebration turned out to be.  See for yourself :)

Cory and Jessica 6.11.11

July 24, 2011 | 6 Comments

Hi guys!

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity of shooting a wedding very close to home – right in the heart of downtown Long Beach!  Cory and Jessica are a lovely, wonderful couple who were a blast to work with, and the scenery made a beautiful backdrop.  Not only did we (by we I of course mean the talented Jeannie Mutrias [] and myself) have a gorgeous background, but the weather was perfect too!  I happily kicked off my shoes for just about all of the shots we got on the beach :)

The guests were friendly, the food and dessert smelled like heaven, and Cory and Jessica’s wedding unfolded all day long as a lovely event.

Bret and Lulu.

June 3, 2011 | 2 Comments

A few weeks ago I drove out to Riverside for a maternity / baby shower details shoot.  This is where I met Bret and Lulu, who had traveled all the way from Las Vegas to visit family, enjoy the lovely California weather, and celebrate the fast approaching arrival of their son.

Bret and Lulu were sweet as can be and tons of fun to work with.  They were comfortable in front of the camera, and their excitement about their son was apparent.  I suppose I can let the photos speak for themselves at this point..

Adorable little pre-babyshower jump-tent party in here :)

Just another Saturday night.

May 13, 2011 | 2 Comments

A couple of weeks ago Matt and I walked four blocks to our new neighbor’s apartment to hang out.  Albert is not a new friend, but now that we live in Long Beach we’re officially all neighbors, and that makes it incredibly convenient when we all want to get together for a Saturday evening.

Naturally, I brought my camera to the event and snapped a couple of pics throughout the night.  Since today is Friday, perhaps this will get you all in the mood for a fun, relaxed Saturday tomorrow :)

Maegan and Ross Harms 3.5.11

April 5, 2011 | 2 Comments

Back so soon?  Yes I am!  :)  I’m pretty dang excited to share this wedding with you all, seeing as how it’s one of my favorite weddings I’ve shot to this day!  Another winner shot along side the ever talented Jeannie Mutrias.

Maegan and Ross were married on March 5th, 2011 at the White House Restaurant in Anaheim.  Everything about this wedding was gorgeous; the bridge, groom and their adorable son, the decorations, as well as all of the emotions being expressed throughout the day.

I’ll let the photos speak for themselves from here.

Bernie and Mike O’Connor 2.19.11

April 1, 2011 | 2 Comments

Hello again.

I’d like to present the first of two recent weddings I shot with Miss Jeannie (

Bernie and Mike O’Connor were wed on February 19th at the First Presbyterian Church of Anaheim (the church looked like a castle!).  Bernie and Mike were both insanely nice and had awesome senses of humor.  Mike’s dad enjoyed trying to scare all of the girls throughout the day by touching the tops of their heads whenever he could.  I could see exactly where Mike got his sense of humor from!

I had such a blast shooting with Jeannie and getting a chance to hang out with Bernie, Mike, and all of their friends and family.  It was so lovely to meet and have the opportunity to work with you all :)

Now for photos!


Mike’s Birthday!

March 26, 2011 | Post a Comment

Every once in awhile I’m asked to photograph an event.  Weddings and children’s portraits are by far my favorite things to shoot, but whenever I’m asked to photograph a birthday party I’m more than happy to agree.

Last year I shot Mike Limon’s graduation party at the popular mexican restaurant El Cholo – Mike’s entire family and all his friends showed up and everyone had a great time celebrating.

This year Mike asked me to shoot his birthday party in the same room he celebrated his graduation party at the same restaurant.  Naturally, I said yes.  I was even allowed to introduce my first prop into the mix!  I hope you all enjoy the photos from Mike’s 27th birthday party :)