Imagine you're about to walk down the aisle.
You've spend countless hours making sure everything goes as planned. You hired your dream photographer, your make-up and hair are on point. You're about the marry to person of your dreams.
And then as you start to walk, you're looking into the crowd of people you've hand selected to be part of your big day only to see the backsides of their mobile devices while they take snap shots of you.
Your eyes search to make eye contact with your soon to be life partner, but your aunt is standing in the middle of aisle to get a better glimpse of you as your uncle is calling out your name to look over to him so he can take a photo of you on his big fancy camera.
And all you could think of is:
WHAT. IS. HAPPENING.
The voice in my head kept hoping it would be over soon, but she just kept piercing her sharp elbows on my back and calves. The feeling of twenty knives cutting right through my body as I asked perhaps I should tell her to be more gentle with me. But I said nothing.
I laid there with my face down the hole as my massage therapist kneaded my muscles like she was kneading a stubborn dough to make into a loaf of bread. I contemplated telling her to stop or go easy on me.
My muscles were tense. My body kept fighting the "pain", and I refused to lose control. Stubborn and afraid that it would hurt too much-- that it would feel uncomfortable. Refused to let go until I realized...
I was only fighting one thing:
She went on what she thought was just a summer trip with her boyfriend and his family.
While getting ready for an outing, she became flustered with the Miami humidity. Everything from choosing an outfit to deciding how she was going to fix her hair for the day was starting to ruffle her feathers.
She had decided she officially hated Miami, and...
Summer time is the number one time of the year when people decide to get married. Most people are willing to to stay out later, plan their vacation times, and for the ones with kids, this is the time of year the kids are out of school.
But what about engagements? I went to visit Auntie Google to check, and I guessed correctly. The most popular date for people to get engaged is on Valentine's Day (however, there are 364 other days in the year that people all over the world get engaged).
And seeing as there are so many times in the year that people pop the question, that just means that there that many opportunities to plan an engagement session.
Planning your engagement session is super important, but also shouldn't be stressful. So to make your experience of going through your session as smooth as possible, I wanted to give you a few tips on what you can bring to your engagement session.
You're going to thank me later. Trust.
If ever there's a time that a tiny little human can pull at your heart strings, this little one will do the trick!
Sixth-month-old Dominic (better known as Nico) came into this early morning session with a little grumpy look in his eyes. I mean, it Saturday at 7:30 in the morning and he was outisde in the bright morning light. Who could blame him?
After a little warming up and lots of efforts from his parents alongside of me (and I do mean A LOT), he finally gave in to all the silly noises that we were making and gave us tons of smiles.
We first started out with his cute little Jurassic Park themed arrangements with toys, dinosaurs blanket and cutest Jurassic Park onesie and well, I can't even...
In the photography industry of photographing people, us photographers get invested the people they work with (myself included). We’re in the business of making people happy. And sometimes it comes at a cost.
With so much information about photographers and how-go guides out there (my blog included), I thought I would do something a little bit different this week and talk about the big elephants in the room. As much as I love my elephants, these are not the elephants I want in my room. (That came out weirder written down than in my head. Oh, well.)
I’m talking about things photographers don’t want to say to their clients, and just wish they already knew.
So with that out of the way, let’s get to this week’s blog post…
As I wipe off all that sweaty gross-ness that is July heat in Los Angeles, I'm sitting in a coffee shop where the WiFi is weak, the cold brew is stiff, and the AC is strong.
After another month, I think this month was a great month for business opportunities, creativity juices were flowing and better lifestyle choices were made. So yet again, let's break-down how we did this month...
An overcast summer day calls for humidity and beautifully lit up photos during this family portrait session with awesome humans and their little munchkins.
Our session took place in Brand Park Community in Mission Hills, Ca. where the garden is beautiful and the space carries so much history as it sits right across the street from the historic San Fernando Mission. It is one of my newest favorite hidden gems of the San Fernando Valley.
Hanging up photos in your living room, home office, or even your kitchen to bring life and character into the space.
I've mentioned this before, but there's also something to be said about having photographs printed and tangible in your hands; The feel of the paper, the lustre finish, the way the colors pop! Magical.
Since I've had the pleasure of photographing the coolest clients, I thought to put together a how-to guide on creating your own photo gallery to put up in your home or office space.
You know that feeling when you’ve thought about an idea over and over again and you finally just decide--why not??
Yeah, that’s how I feel about my first ever print shop!
As a photographer, I live and breathe photography. But there’s just something about actually having tangible photos in your hand. So, when I thought to open up and offer prints of my photography I thought how fun would it be to be able to have my work hang up in other amazing people’s homes (even if I’ve never photographed them as clients)?
And guess what? Not only do I have prints, but I have the cutest home pieces and daily items with my photography on it! Take a look!
I am a...
Los Angeles native.