September 7, 2014

Jackie + Kevin | Laguna Beach Wedding

It was a beautiful day.  The sun was shining and the weather was perfect.  Perfect for a beautiful beach wedding at Crescent Bay in Laguna.  They decided to have a small intimate wedding with only 30 guests.  And it couldn't have been more beautiful.

With the beach as the backdrop, Jackie and Kevin vowed to love each other in front of their closest family and friends.  After, we followed them to the shore for some amazing portraits with beautiful light!  A nice dinner followed where their maid of honor and best man gave amazing toasts, as well as the fathers of both the bride and groom.

Jackie + Kevin:  thank you so much for having us there on your special day!  I enjoyed watching the two of you join lives and I wish only the best for you! Thank you! 

August 16, 2014

Yessenia + Charlon Riverside Engagement Session | International Wedding Photographer

This engagement is special.  Special because it's of my beautiful cousin and her fiance.  They have been together quite some time and when Charlon started calling me prima, I knew he'd be here for the long haul.

We had so much fun during the session.   Which took place at a Mission in Redlands that a photographer friend of mine recommended.  It was perfect for the theme of their wedding (which you shall see in September!)  The light was gorgeous, and these two couldn't stop laughing and having fun!

Yeya + Charlon:  Thank you so much for choosing me as your photographer!  I am excited to live the wedding day through my lens and do the best job I possibly can!  I'm happy for the two of you and there is nothing more real than your love.

August 13, 2014

Laguna Beach Wedding Sneak Preview | International Wedding Photographer

I love the beach.  And there is nothing more I love than the beach, unless of course, it's a wedding at the beach :).

A cute Sneak Preview of Jackie and Kevin's wedding from this past weekend... I have a bazillion more photos to share, so stay alert!

July 25, 2014

Shramek Family | Santa Monica Pier Family Session

Where do I begin with this amazing family.  They are truly like no other family I have photographed.  I have known Ruth since high school.  I have photographed this family since little M was 3.  I photographed their engagement session, their wedding, family sessions, and when little S was born, her newborn photos.  Now that S is a little older, we were able to squeeze in a session down by the Santa Monica Pier.

They are my biggest supporters, good friends, and I feel like I'm part of their family!  Each of them, including Ruth's parents and grandparents, hold a very special place in my heart!  Helping them document their gorgeous growing family is what I consider to be an honor!

I love you guys very dearly!


July 24, 2014

Matamoros Family | Chihuahua Portrait Photographer

This family is just utterly adorable.  Professor Matamoros is a Latin Dance instructor at the high school that I teach at.  He also has his own dance studio and being Cuban, he's got a lot of flavor to his rhythm.  Which is no surprise he was able to win the heart of such a gem like Laura.  Along with their gorgeous children, they are a fun family to be around!

Thank you so much for having photograph your family!  It was an absolute pleasure!

Esta familia es sumamente adorable.  El Profe Matamoros es instructor de Ritmos Latinos en la prepa donde trabajo.  Incluso, el Profe tiene su academia de danza y siendo Cubano, le da un pasito extra a su ritmo.  Por la cual no fue una sorpresa que capto el corazón de una gran mujer como Laura.  Junto con sus hermosos niños, son una familia divertida!

Muchas gracias por darme la dicha de fotografiar su familia!  

July 10, 2014

UVM BiCultural Class of 2014 | Senior Portrait Photographer

There is something special about teaching.  Especially when you teach the minds of high school kids.  These young adults are impressionable, moldable, and yet are fighting tooth and nail to be heard, to be their own person, and to navigate in a world where they're not sure where they fit in just yet.

These are also the same young adults that change the future.  They grow up, educate themselves, and are pushed into the world to change it.  During the last two semesters, I've had the pleasure of working with this kids.  Talking, and getting to know them as a group and as individuals.  And I will say this: they will leave their mark on this world some day.

Good luck guys, in everything that you do.  Do it with integrity, never lose your dignity, and always, always be true to who you are no matter what.  Don't give in to the naysayers and always look forward.  For the time has come for you to change the world.