Monday, February 11, 2008

The Blog Has MOVED!!

Hey there all you blog readers... something new and exciting is coming your way! I have just put the finishing touches on my NEW BLOG!!

I've been itching for a new look for a while now and the new blog is sporting some fancy features I've wanted for a while... comments displayed right in the page, an info and contact form right in the blog, plus dropdown categories for easy navigation... and just general fanciness all around :) I've also grown up a bit and dropped the .blogspot address in favor of the classy self-hosted address so please update your bookmarks!

I'd like to give an extra special thanks to Jared at for designing the amazing wordpress theme I'm using, as well as all of his helpful step by step instructions that made the switch over so easy!

For all of you reading this through an rss reader, never fear! Your subscription will be re-routed and you don't even have to do anything! Posts from the new blog should be arriving in your reader just as they always have.

Plus (as if that wasn't enough) I imported all of my old blogger posts into my new blog (comments and all) so everything you see here is over there and more! So what are you waiting for?? Scoot on over to the NEW BLOG and say howdy! I'll be waiting!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Just Can't Get Enough

Ok... I know I just posted Emiko & Luke's photos yesterday, but I was going through them this morning again and I found a few more that I just couldn't resist posting. I couldn't decide which one of these was my favorite... so I'm posting all three.




Friday, February 8, 2008

Emiko & Luke Married!

Wow, Emiko and Luke's wedding at Calamigos Ranch was FABULOUS! I love what I do and I love all weddings, but this one was was extra special for so many reasons. First off, Emiko did all of the flowers herself (amazing) and put so many special touches into the details like programs and hand folded origami cranes for every guest (also amazing). They were also just so in love that they were radiating happiness, which really just made my day :)

I try to keep these posts down to a manageable size but I fear I may have let this one get out of control. Oh well... more for you to browse :) We started out the day with Emiko as she started the transformation from beautiful woman to beautiful bride.



How could I not love photographing a wedding where the bride was THIS excited? I just couldn't get enough of her smiles!


Absolutely gorgeous!




The handsome groom with his groomsmen...


And the happy couple... looking ridiculously cute :)


I love the dreamy light in this one, beautiful light for a beautiful couple!


Ready for the big walk down the aisle!



The ceremony was so touching, but one of my favorite parts about weddings is looking at the reactions on the families. These are definitely two families who couldn't be happier about this union.


Ah details, what can I say about Emiko & Luke's details except for FABULOUS! They did such an amazing job with so many personal touches. I couldn't just pick one to show you... so I picked nine :)


The first dance as husband and wife, and man these two know how to dance! It was some fancy footwork if I ever saw it!



One quick dancing shot... like father like son :)



Awwww love..... so sweet! Now if that last one doesn't make you feel warm and fuzzy inside, I don't know what will! Congratulations Emiko and Luke, I wish you only the best in your future ahead. Special thanks of course to Crissy for bringing me along to help her shoot this wedding, I am so glad I was able to come!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Super Tuesday

Today is the day that us Californians get our chance to get our voices heard. I don't care who or what you vote for... but please just go VOTE! And if you're a photographer, bring your camera and document it for the New York Times polling place photo project. I'll be voting around lunchtime (and brining my camera) so look for a photo later today. If you're still reading this... what are you doing? Get out and vote!

*edit* So I'm back! No line (I'm hoping it's just because it was early, not because no one is voting!) I was worried that taking photos inside wasn't allowed... so I only took a couple quick snaps of the outside. Yay for polling places that are walking distance from the house!




Monday, February 4, 2008

The Best Kind of Love

Emiko and Luke had an absolutely gorgeous wedding at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu this weekend and I was lucky enough to be invited by Crissy to come along to help capture the day. My full post will have to wait as I have a jam-packed week coming up, but I couldn't resist a little teaser of their wedding :)

They had a beautiful day, a beautiful location, and a heartfelt ceremony, but I have to say that the thing that made this wedding really truly amazing was their love for each other. The kind of love that makes you break out into a cheesy grin. Now that's the stuff that I love to capture! I can't wait to show you all of the images from this amazing day but for now I think this one sums it up. Check out that massive grin... I love it!


Sunday, February 3, 2008

Say Hello to Herbert!

If you've been following my blog, you'll know that Ben and I had a rough winter with the loss of our lovable family dog Rita. Our house just hasn't been the same without the jingle of a collar and a friendly face at the door to greet us on our return home.

Which is why I am overjoyed to introduce you to the newest member of our family... a spunky little guy we've decided to call Herbert! We're calling him Herbie for short, and he's quite a handful. He's a fully grown rescue dog (of course) which means he comes with a bundle of issues, but we love him in spite of all of his quirks. He came home with us on Thursday night and has been learning the rules of the house (although he seems quite unhappy with the "no dogs on the couch" rule). I am so happy that we were able to find a lovable dog that needed a good home, and that we finally have that excited jingle when we come through the door (now complete with a full body wag as well). I seem to be totally incapable of stopping myself from taking photos of my pets so expect periodic Herbie posts from now on.... but for the moment here is just one introductory shot of our fabulous new friend!


On a totally unrelated note... I just shot an amazing wedding in Malibu yesterday and I cannot wait to show you some of my favorites. I may be posting a teaser later today, and expect a full post later this week!