Monday, July 30, 2007

A fabulous family!

This weekend I was in San Diego visiting family and I had the opportunity to shoot one of my favorite families! I've known John and Valena for a long time and I love hanging out with them and their son because they are such an awesome family! I hope you guys enjoy your images!




These more relaxed ones of them laughing are some of my favorites! I love it when I'm able to capture a little bit of natural interaction instead of just posed portraiture.



One of just Valena and John... hard to do when you're busy chasing around a little guy!


He was such a ham and he kept making funny faces all afternoon! I love them though.



Thanks guys for a super fun afternoon! I hope you enjoy all the photos and take care!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

10 from the Getty

This weekend my husband and I went to the Getty Center in Los Angeles with one of our best friends from school. I hadn't been to the Getty since we moved to LA so it was a nice treat, especially on a gorgeous blue So Cal day! Perfect for taking photos.


The gardens are one of the best parts of the center. They are completely bursting with color this time of year and it reminds me of Alice in Wonderland. Beautiful and wonderous things everywhere you look!



This is one of my favorite shots of the building. I love the contrast of the bright white building with the gorgeous blue sky. It really was a picture perfect day!


One of the new exhibits at the museum was "medieval beasts" which was a collection of medieval illuminated manuscripts. They were kept in glass cases in a very dimly lit room. Very cool stuff!



One of the main reasons for our visit was to see Tim Hawkinson's exhibit Uberorgan. It is a massive organ made from ... well... junk. And it's very cool! Ever since seeing a collection of Tim Hawkinson's work at the Whitney museum in New York a couple of years ago he's been one of my favorite artists. This piece did not disappoint!


Because the whole complex is clad in bright white stone and metal panels it can get a little bit overwhelmingly bright! Luckily the entrances are all stocked with bins of umbrellas to shade and help with the glare. It was hilarious to see the gardens swarming with these.



And last but not least, what happens when you put 3 architects in a Richard Meier building? Of course they start examining the joints in the stone veneer to see how it's attached. So nerdy but that's why I love them!


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Problem solved!

It was brought to my attention that the slideshows weren't working in Internet Explorer (that's what I get for only checking in Firefox!) I searched out a fix and I think they should be working in both now. If anyone's trying to view them in Safari or another browser and has problems please let me know! I like to have my websites as cross-browser friendly as possible.

Thanks and sorry for the earlier issues!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

7.07.07 Slideshow

Here it is! The long awaited slideshow from Carla & Leonard's 7.07.07 wedding! It was hard to narrow it down to just enough to fit in one song, there are so many great shots! I hope you enjoy.

Family reunion weekend

This past weekend my husband and I went to his family reunion. I took along my camera and I've gotten some of my favorites together in a slideshow that you can see by clicking the play button below. I'm also working on a slideshow from Carla and Leonard's wedding so stay tuned... it will be up shortly!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Carla & Leonard's wedding 7.07.07

Carla and Leonard were married in a wonderful backyard ceremony with all of their family and friends. It was a lovely Southern California day and everything was so beautiful! Here are a couple of the details.





Carla's daughter and nephew made an adorable pair! They had the important job of throwing confetti and walking down the aisle. They did a great job!




Carla had quite an audience all day while she was getting ready! Friends and family kept popping in to say hello. Some of the getting ready was even caught on video.




The kiss! It's official they're husband and wife.


Carla made an absolutely gorgeous bride! All of her portraits are stunning it was hard to choose which ones to post. These are a couple of my favorites.




The first dance. I love how happy and in love they look in this shot!


Congratulations Carla and Leonard, thank you for letting me be a part of your special day and enjoy your honeymoon!