Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wedding Wednesday: Etsy Find

This necklace also comes in orange, red and a vibrant blue. How stunning would it look on a strapless dress with a simple neckline? love it.

Print Party on Etsy

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tim & Kristin {family session}

When Kristin told us she wanted to do a styled shoot reminiscent of the 40s and 50s, we knew it was going to be cute! Not only does Kristin have great fashion sense, she is proud mama of cute Baby E who you may remember from our newborn session earlier this year.

Lindsay did their session in Palos Verdes which was the perfect backdrop for this adorable family of 3. Love you guys!


Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas from our home to yours

May you be blessed with memories of ones you love and surrounded by those still here. May your heart be filled with the peace that comes from a surrendered heart. May your day be filled with joy that springs from things not purchased, made or wrapped.

Lauren & Lindsay

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wedding Wednesday: Trash the Dress Photo Shoot

I'm pretty sure that just the phrase "trash the dress" causes some brides to shudder. Not to fear, it's not as gruesome as it sounds!! It is quite possible to do a Trash the Dress session where a good dry cleaning will restore your dress to same state as when you danced the night away with your groom. This type of session allows you to wear your dress again, kiss your spouse all session long and have some more stylized photos to add to your collection. Since it's after your wedding day, you'll be a little more relaxed and be able to enjoy the session for what it is: a date with your husband or wife. :)

Our Trash the Dress sessions start at $75 (without hair and makeup).

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Maternity Photos

While I am more comfortable behind the camera rather than in front of it, I have always loved documenting life. My film camera in jr high, my canon powershot in high school and my iPhone today, I always have a camera in my purse to capture the moment.

So when we found out we were expecting there was no doubt in my mind that we would take the time to do maternity photos to remember this precious time in our lives. Lindsay took us to a nearby park (where my husband proposed actually!) on Thanksgiving day to do some portraits. I had an elaborate photo story to tell but some of us (ahem husband) got tired of doing photos very quickly so we'll see if those actually happen ;)

Here are a few from our session:

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J's Dad's Highschool Basketball Jersey :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wedding Wednesday - Something out of the box

When it comes to favors, I have nothing against candy coated almonds in tulle. In fact, I love eating the candy coating, not a big fan of the almonds though. But sometimes, you want something a little more fun and memorable for your guests to take home. A tangible memory of their presence at your wedding.

A few months ago we hired Lefty Joe to do caricatures at a birthday party we hosted. He was a hit! It was nice to send everyone home with a favor that was also entertainment! There was quite a crowd watching the artist depict their friends.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

{Wedding Wednesday}

If you're the bride I was, you are planning your wedding like crazy! Clippings from magazines, scouring the internet, looking for the perfect touches for your perfect day. And a to do list a mile long.... :)

Sound familiar?

We've decided to share with you some of our favorite wedding vendors, ideas and trends. If you're a bride to be (or groom), a BFF bridesmaid or someone just wanting to throw an awesome party, maybe some of our suggestions might inspire you!

Today's inspiration is 11Hentertainment: Wedding DJ

We will be the first to admit that when it comes to DJs, we're REALLY picky, like really. To us, the perfect DJ keeps the dance floor packed and moving but isn't such a ham that you're constantly being distracted by their weird jokes.

Steven was that ideal dj. The tag team style allowed for a seamless evening with no awkward gaps between songs. They started off with a ton of oldies but goodies that got the young and old on the floor (now that's a feat!) Being a guest at this wedding, Lindsay can attest that the music was stellar - I (Lauren) had to hear about her aching abs for several days after.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy birthday Lindsay!!

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24 years ago I started praying for a sister.
22 years ago today God answered my prayer.

May your day be a reminder of how much you are loved, our family would be incomplete without you.

your big sister

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours! May you find a moment to give thanks for even the smallest blessing. :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sweet treat!!

Just in time for the holidays, we have a sweet deal for you!

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Book your wedding for 2011 by December 31st and we will gift you a free photobooth for your big day!
Contact us for details:

Monday, November 22, 2010

Eddie & Francesca {e-session}


My favorite moment? When we asked if they would mind doing a piggy back shot, and she said "Can we really??" :D
Turns out, Eddie is usually wearing his piece and she never gets a piggy back ride. Even though both of their jobs require them to be tough, this was one of the sweetest engagement sessions EVER. Francesca & Eddie can bring out the FIERCE - but they also know how to be silly ;)




Francesca & Eddie wanted to do their session at the beautiful Terranea Resort. We had to schedule and reschedule and reschedule again because for once Southern California weather was just not cooperating. But finally we had the perfect afternoon.





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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Julio & Sonia

She knew from the moment we had our first meeting. Vintage. Classic. Love.

She wanted her pictures to portray everything romantic that your wedding day is supposed to be.

As we drove for what seemed like miles and miles, we finally arrived at the Mission Inn in Riverside. It was then that we finally realized the beauty that had captured Sonia's heart and imagination. The perfect setting for two people in love.

As we rode the tiny tiny elevator to the top floor, Julio's eyes were bright with excitement about the amazing room they had been given. I couldn't imagine a more romantic place to spend your first night of the rest of your lives.

Sonia and Julio, thank you for inviting us to take part in your beautiful day. May each day be as full of love as this one.












Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Saturday morning

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Last Saturday we met up early, early for a Saturday not filled with working that is. We went down to Urth Cafe for delicious breakfast foods and coffee (although my pregnant self really just wanted a bagel, cream cheese and one of their amazing chocolate shakes).

They seated us outside, under the warm november California sun. It was crowded but not too crowded.

We went over dates, clients and times and then we just talked. Catching up on things that had nothing to do with lenses, contracts or portraits. It was brilliant :)

Today I'm thankful for the blessing of family.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Holiday Portraits

It's that time of year again! Time to break out the special outfits and gather the family for your annual Christmas Photo!

Holiday Portrait Session:
$50 session fee [includes an online gallery to share with family and friends]
$25 for a cd of images

We only have a few weekend spots left for the 2010 season, contact us today: info[at]

Lindsay's Holiday Wish List with the One I Love:

So I am really into the next coming holidays. Not the creepy-run-up-your-electricity-bill into, but I like the warm fuzzy feelings that holidays can bring, but only if you do them right and with the ones you love. So here I have comprised a list of all the things I want do from now till about the end of December to get me in the mood sort-to-speak.

1. Carve a pumpkin
2. Go to Disneyland to see the decorations for both fall and winter (would like to also see the World of Color and the Snow).
3. Go Christmas shopping and before a stop at Starbucks to purchase a holiday drink in the holiday cups.
4. Go to the Grove/Farmer's Marker for an evening out to dinner and to also see the decorations for Christmas and the huge tree.
5. Go to Newport Beach to see Christmas lights.
6. Eat pop corn, drink hot chocolate and watch our favorite Christmas movies.
7. Go Christmas Caroling.
8. Build a gingerbread house.
9. Go ice skating outdoors in either down town L.A. or Santa Monica.
10. Have a Snow day.

:) Just thinking about this list makes me feel good. Needless to say, I have finally given up on my tan and I am excited for peacoats, pumpkin spice lattes, Christmas songs and New Year's kisses.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Boudoir Session - Anniversary Present

Very soon we will be unveiling our new boudoir site & blog! We are so excited to introduce a party package for all your special occasions: Christmas gift, Valentine's gift, birthday celebration, bachelorette or just because!

Until then, here's a few peeks from our recent Anniversary present shoot!



Contact us to book your session or to give one as a gift:
*Dessert display: Charm Event Design
*Make-up: Dollface Makeup
*Hair: Liliana Wood

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mike & Danielle

A couple in love are easy to spot.
Holding hands.
Sneaking kisses.
Secret jokes.
And silly faces.

Mike & Danielle's wedding was a day full of their love for one another. Ever since their engagement session, we knew we would love their wedding. Danielle got ready at the beautiful Ayres hotel, her room full of friends, loved ones, and last minute preparations. As Mike and his groomsmen arrived, she prepped for the first look.


She knew right away that she wanted to capture this moment on the big staircase at the front doors. What little girl doesn't imagine walking down a huge staircase to meet her prince? :)


Their day was full of precious moments: anxiously reviewing their vows, sneaking away for rooftop portraits, and lots and lots of dancing.


Here's to wishing you a lifetime of love and dancing.