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Monday, May 23, 2011

Erika & Trevor {Huntington Beach Wedding}

This is one of those weddings that I was so excited when it arrived, but also sad knowing it would soon be over. Erika and Trevor have been SUCH a pleasure to work with and honestly, if I could shoot their wedding every weekend, I so would!!!

It may sound cliche, but I really don't think their day could have gone any smoother. Everything was timely, every location ideal to shoot in. Everything perfect. Well maybe except the dog that crashed their reception, but we'll get to that later ;)

Big thanks to my awesome second shooter, Daniel, for helping out! :)
I was considering talking some more...but I guess I'll let the images tell the story instead....

The bridesmaids were beaming as Erika got into her dress! :)

I left Erika's hotel room to go hang out with Trevor who was awaiting Erika's arrival for their first look.

And let me tell you...their first look was so sweet! The love between these two is unmatched by anything else. Check out the adorable-ness as Erika sneaks up to see her groom for the first time on their wedding day....

After they had their moment alone, we started with their first mini portrait session of the day. I was amazed with how many awesome images we got in such a short time at one location!

Erika, look at you!!! Perfection!

We then headed to Corona Del Mar for some bridal party about AMAZING location. *Drool*

Helloooo ladies!

And then we headed to Newland Barn for their gorgeous ceremony!!

This melted my heart. The look Erika's dad had on his face before he was about to give his baby girl away was full of pride and love....

Their first kiss could not possibly have been any more picture perfect. Diffused lighting from the overcast skies and a gorgeous gazebo for a backdrop? YES PLEASE.

As the bride and groom danced their first dance to Keith Urban's "Only You Can Love Me This Way", I couldn't stop thinking about how much Erika REALLY looked like a princess!!

Erika's sister and mom watched tearfully as Erika danced with her father...

And Trevor's dance with his mother was another very special moment of the night...

I couldn't resist the opportunity of an awesome night shot before leaving the reception :) Speaking of reception...I almost forgot to tell you about the party crashing dog! During dinner time, a chocolate lab that had somehow gotten astray from it's owner who was walking it past the venue, ran into the reception and went straight for the taco bar! Luckily the security was able to shoo it out and get it back to it's owner before any damage was caused! Unfortunately it all happened so fast before anyone could get their camera's ready, but I'm sure it's something that will never be forgotten by those who witnessed it! :P


Monday, May 16, 2011

The McNutt's {Maternity Session}

This is a very special post for me. Tiffany is a good friend and also fellow photographer. (Check out her blog HERE) I was superrrr honored when she asked me to capture her maternity photos with her hubby and her son. The McNutt's are expecting baby Drake at the beginning of July, but judging by Tiffany's belly, you would never guess it! She doesn't even look pregnant at all in some of the photos.

It's always exciting to photograph another photographer. Someone who appreciates the little things that normally slip by the untrained eye. But it's also slightly nerve-wracking...they know a lot of people in the business and they chose YOU. I will admit, it got me a bit nervous at first.

This was a very special and emotional session to capture because Tiffany's husband, Justin, was deployed for her first pregnancy with Luckas and was not able to be a part of the things he is this time around. I was very excited to get to capture all of those special things.

And here we go with the images...

Such a perfect mother/son moment!! :)

Helloooo gorgeous lady!!!

OH! Don't let me forget to mention that the amazingggg Sidney Morgan came along to the session to hang out with us! Seriously, you need to check out her blog. This girl is only 16 years old and already overflowing with talent. She amazes me!!!!

Hi Sidney!!

I had Sidney grab a couple of shots of Tiffany and I. This one was too funny not to post :)

And then a regular one :)

Sidney also got some images and video clips of me shooting. Some cool and some funny. Here's a couple cool ones. We'll save the funnies for a later time :)