Sunday, December 30, 2007

boudoir beauties . join us for Valentine's 2008!

Come celebrate the new year at the skye blu studio!

treat yourself to an afternoon of pampering: hair and makeup, play dress up and recieve photographs documenting this time within your life...

Valentine's day is around the corner, a perfect excuse to show off those curves!! Reserve your session from Jan. 4th- Feb. 1st to ensure Valentine's day delivery. Tell a friend and each of you will receive $100 each off your Valentine's sessions; please inquire for more information!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

mina + nat . the wedding

mina + nat... oh how i love these two :)
i've never photographed a wedding with such vibrant yellow accents so I was really excited to see the designs... beautiful, huh? this wedding was a BLAST.
there was so much love in the room, especially during the toasts. Mina was in utter tears as Nikki tearfully expressed more love than i've ever seen between best friends. they have the closest, sweetest friendship and are truly inseparable --their hubbies really had to sign on for double dates for the rest of their lives (Nikki's wedding will post soon!!)... then Nat's brother, Ryan, spoke and more tears spilled. He spoke about how much Nat means to him and over the years he always showed Nat his music first before ever performing it. If Nat didn't approve, the world would never hear the song. pretty cool. talk about a respect and trust in your family member. i always love hearing speeches, most of the time I'm in tears as well...
Seeing these two families merge was wonderful.
I've worked with these two on their engagement session and couple's boudoir so I can really say with confidence that mina + nat are a beautiful couple, inside and out. i feel so lucky to have had Nikki and Mina come to see me that one afternoon last year. it's been a pleasure working with the four of them ever since...

overall, the wedding was just perfect...
thanks you two and congrats!!!!!!!!!!!

Venue: Park Prive


Event Decor/Florist: Square Root (Jeff Johnson)

DJ: Michael De Guzman

Harp/Cello: Brian Noel

Thursday, December 20, 2007

. happy holidays .

I just LOVE this time of year; from Thanksgiving to New Year's is such an amazing time; I love it all-- call me crazy, but even the long shopping lines are fine by me. This year I took on cooking our Thanksgiving dinner. Above is the photograph of my very first turkey and me --oh and the clenched waving fists is my happy/excited motion; not sure why i do this but am well aware it looks goofy :)
I wasn't quite sure how it would turn out so back up plans were in place (take out!!) But ultimately, it was a great dinner and I was oh so proud! My first turkey!!! I made lemon & herb turkey, butternut squash with pesto, mashed potatoes, salad, and a cranberry apple relish---I owe it all to (my food haven) SO fun!! Now, I just need to work on timing; hot food is always nicer, but I guess that'll come with time and until then, my family will patiently enjoy lukewarm dining :) Wish me luck for this Christmas' dinner!!!!

I hope everyone has enjoyed the holiday season thus far!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

the pink project . give the gift of hope this Holiday season

Just wanted to send out a reminder that this beautiful and inspiring book is now available for purchase on, barnes & noble bookstores, and online at:

All photographs within the book are taken by Val Patterson; with all proceeds going toward two charities:

Read my original posting here... This is a project I fell hard for and I'm so proud to see Val + Michelle's dedication and hard work paying off. They really are an inspiration to me as they have seflessly followed a dream.... please help these causes and pick up a copy today! Foreward written by Tori Amos. Photographs inside are celebrities, activists, survivors and all things pink :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

. published . the knot spring 2008

How thrilled was I to learn that Sylvia + Jimmy's wedding was chosen for a feature!!!!! These two were married last October (click here for the original posting) at the Long Beach Museum of Art. This issue of The Knot will hit the newstands soon... Until then, check out the 5 page spread!!!

. lucas . a year and a half old now!

He's getting so big! I haven't posted photos for awhile of my little man, Luca, so here's an update! the table walking (above) is a dreadful game he played for about a week straight. i couldn't turn around without him climbing up and dancing... thank goodness he's moved on to something safe, such as turning on + off the lights repeatedly.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Published! . YWD Magazine

On newstands now! Some may remember my posting with a sneak peek into the Palm Springs Lingerie shoot from this summer... but here's the official layout! a 12 page beauty spread within the magazine's national debut!! Very exciting :)

magazine: YWD magazine (

photography: me!!! Yippe :) (

hair: Sari (

make up: Cathryn Van Breene (

lingerie: Aphrodite's Lingerie (

location: Viceroy, Palm Springs (

models: Caroline + Tom