Mother-Earth Maternity Goddess | Kenda in the Arboretum | Seattle

Posted by on Jul 22, 2011 in Lifestyle, Maternity | 2 Comments

I think the title says it all! Kenda is GLOWING. After our nature shots, we went to her lovely home and shot some studio-like, window lit photos. I can not wait to meet baby boy, Kellan!

Congrats to Kenda and Gabe!


A Romantic Engagement in Santa Monica {Saarah & Michael}

Posted by on Jun 15, 2011 in .Engagements., Lifestyle | No Comments

Meet the lovely, gorgeous couple, Saarah & Michael. This engagement shoot was perfect! The light was amazing and Saarah & Michael were total eye-candy to photograph. I met them in Santa Monica at Palisades Park before sunset to capture this special, romantic session. I’m very excited to photograph their wedding at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades in 2 weeks!

A special thanks to Liza Boone for assisting me.


Four Seasons, Beverly Hills | Elegant Evening Wedding {Maria & Steven}

Posted by on Jun 8, 2011 in . Weddings ., Lifestyle | 3 Comments

January 8, 2011, I had the pleasure of photographing Maria & Steven’s wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.  It was an elegant affair and I had a great time capturing all the wonderful moments. I especially loved their first glance on the hotel’s roof-top, helicopter pad. Steven jumped in the air in pure excitement to see his beautiful bride. It was memorable and special!

A special thanks to Kelly Demaray of Demaray Events for introducing me to Steven & Maria and for doing such an amazing job coordinating this beautiful wedding. And, many thanks to Ari of Custom | Made Productions for 2nd shooting and to my wonderful, 1st assistant, Kara Snider.

Here are my favorite captures from the evening! Another big congrats to Maria & Steven.

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Wedding Planner:  Demaray Events

Videographer:  Walter Pawluk

Florist:  Eric Buterbaugh

Venue & Caterer:  Four Seasons of Beverly Hills

Lighting:  Swank

Officiant:  Reverend Shin

Band:  Sugah Daddy


Cutie-pie Ashlyn | 2 years old {State Capitol in Olympia}

Posted by on May 19, 2011 in .Families., .Little ones., Lifestyle | No Comments

Here’s another awesome set of photos featuring 2 year old, Ashlyn, and her parents hanging out around the picturesque grounds of the Washington State’s Capitol in Olympia. This was my first time meeting them. We all had a great time getting to know each other and managed to get some sweet shots! It took some time for Ashlyn to warm-up to me while I took her photo, but as soon as she did, her smile beamed contagiously and she seemed to have a ton of fun. Oh, and gotta love those little blond curls! I think Ashlyn is super-duper cute and I’m excited to see her and her parents again.

A big thanks to Casey Wilson for introducing me to them and for helping us at the photoshoot. To see Casey’s family’s photos at the State Capitol, please click HERE.


University of Washington! Go HUSKIES! {Engagement Session: Julie + Sam}

Posted by on May 13, 2011 in .Engagements., Lifestyle | No Comments

Another sweet engagement session here… and this time ON the campus of University of Washington!  I must say this campus is best lookin’ college campus in the country. (yes, I am partial… UW is where I went!)

I met up with Julie & Sam after my morning engagement session with other UW couple, Leslie and Kurt. Again, I had an amazing time capturing these photos. Julie and Sam are adorable! I’m excited to photograph their wedding in July up at the picturesque Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, Washington.

Here are some of my favorite images from this collection. Thanks for lookin’ & thanks for commenting!

UW HUSKY Stadium | Cherry Blossoms in the Arboretum {An Engagement Session. Leslie + Kurt}

Posted by on May 12, 2011 in .Engagements., Lifestyle | One Comment

What a GORGEOUS Seattle day to capture the love of Leslie & Kurt. It was a perfect location. We met at the Arboretum gardens and had a lovely walk and chat while taking lots and lots of photos. I love that the cherry blossoms were still in bloom. Then, we meandered to one of best views of the University of Washington’s HUSKY Stadium to use as a backdrop. This was especially special to them since they are such die-hard UW fans. (GO DAWGS!!! My alma mater too!).  In fact, they chose a fall wedding date when the Husky Football team has a bye-week.

I am very excited to photograph their wedding at The Lake Union Cafe in Seattle. Congrats Leslie & Kurt!

Adorable 2 year old, Brett + State Capitol {Olympia, WA)

Posted by on May 11, 2011 in .Families., .Little ones., Lifestyle | No Comments

I have known my dear friend, Casey since high-school, so it was an honor to me to capture her 2 year old adorable son, Brett. I met them at Washington’s State Capitol grounds in Olympia. We were so lucky that the weather held up for a few hours. It was the perfect time frame as it poured down later in the afternoon (aaah, typical Northwest weather!).

I had a great time playing and photographing Brett with his loving parents. He loves walking up and down stairs, chatting with anyone and everyone passing by (“Hi, my name’s Brett, what’s yours?”), getting tossed up by his dad, discovering all new and familiar things around him and of course running, a LOT. He is full of wonderful, playful energy!

I am VERY excited to meet their upcoming baby girl this coming summer. I am glad I was able to get a few pregger shots of Casey! Congrats you guys.

Casey loves my “split-toning” color editing process, so you will see this look throughout these images. Here are some of our favorite images from this photo session.

Griffith Park Observatory {Wendy + John | engagement}

Posted by on May 2, 2011 in .Engagements., Lifestyle | No Comments

Wendy & John are such a sweet couple! I had a fabulous time capturing their love for one another up at Griffith Park and the famous Observatory. It was a perfect day of sunshine and blue skies. I am very much looking forward to photographing their wedding this summer. Oh, and they found me on YELP! So cool —>

Yoga with Jen Ahn

Posted by on Mar 24, 2011 in Headshots, Lifestyle | No Comments

Jen is in the works of building a holistic/wellness business which will include yoga. She was a guest at a wedding I recently shot and she got in touch with me shortly afterwards to schedule a photo shoot of her own. I feel so lucky to have met her! You can take her wonderful classes in Torrance, CA at Celebrate Life.

Since yoga and photography are in the top of my favorite things to do, this shoot was especially a lot of fun for me!  Here are a few of our favorite shots:

New York – Colombian/Dominican Winter Wedding

Posted by on Mar 8, 2011 in . Weddings ., Lifestyle | One Comment

This past December, I flew cross country to New York to photograph Manny & Belkys wedding. We had been talking about this for a year and had actually never met until they picked me from the airport. I felt like I had known them for a long time, so it was that much more special meeting them in the 3-d.

On the 10th of December, their closest friends and family gathered together at Our Lady of Peace church in Flushing, New York to witness their commitment to each other during a Catholic mass ceremony. Everything was in Spanish. I don’t speak it, but I felt the love and happiness in the room and loved capturing the wonderful moments. The reception didn’t start until later that evening – typical Latin time! Everyone celebrated in full-force at a very cool Long Island studio loft called The Empire Suite at Studio Square. Their family surprised them with a live and rockin’ Colombian Musician group called Huepa-Je. With the combination of MC/DJ, Ricardo Zepeda, and these musician, everyone ate, drank and danced, til the wee- hours of the morning. I especially loved ‘the crazy hour’ where everyone got dressed up in Carnival style masks, beads and hats.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Belkys & Manny, for flying me to New York to capture your wedding. I had a GREAT time! Congrats again and again.


My wonderful photographer assistant:  Katie Whipple

Reception Venue: The Empire Suite at Studio Square. Location event coordinator — Jessica Lastoria

Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Peace Church

Caterer:  Sterling Affairs. Catering coordinator — Rachael Gonska.

DJ/MC: Ricardo Zepeda

Colombian Musician Group: Huepa-Je

Videography Company: Ramone’s Video. Felquin Piedra.