Tuesday, December 23, 2008

happy holidays!!!

thank you to all for another beautiful year at skye blu!!!! i'm looking forward to the holidays and what the new year will bring.
Enjoy the season...

[click to enlarge] * thanks to laura turner for the photos of my family this past spring!!!! *

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

winter specials.... tis the season!

. canvas wraps . 

custom sizes available, beautiful... I LOVE them--here are a few pics from my home... they make a beautiful statement or look really cute sized smaller and arranged in groupings (square sizes available as well!) Enjoy 10% off this holiday season... 

. gift certificates now available . 

. boudoir . 

Refer a friend! When you and a friend each book a session; each of you will receive $100 off the package! (Sessions do not have to take place on the same date; but each must be take sometime between now through February)

. pregnancy . baby . family .

Now through March, please inquire about our portrait packages... take $150 off a single session, or 10% off the milestone packages! 

plus... a note to all past + present clients... please mail me a current address if you've moved since we worked with one another! I'll be sending something your way to help celebrate Skye Blu's 5th anniversary... 

Friday, November 21, 2008

holiday portraits . mini sessions 2008

I've been getting some requests for smaller portrait sessions for the holiday season! Please let me know if you'd like to reserve the following:

-50 images on high resolution disc 
-up to 5 family members; group shots & individual photographs taken
-session in Valencia area or Pasadena area at a local park/field or architectural backdrop. A ranch in Malibu might be considered depending on interest level; OC is also a possibility...
-30-40 min. session
-one outfit & backdrop
-25 holiday cards; 5x7 in size with envelopes. some samples shown above!
-sales tax


add 25 more images, an outfit change & a different backdrop (at same locale) $50
each addt'l set of 25 cards $40

very limited availability!!!!
Sessions to be held on:
Nov. 28th, 29th, Dec. 1st, 8th

Finished cards will be delivered one week after session. 

Please email me at: skyebluphotography@gmail.com with your desired date and locale and to learn more!

the wedding . christen + benj

christen + benj were married at the incredible Ojai Valley Inn; celebrating with their loved ones for the weekend... i LOVED the chandeliers at the ceremony site; so unexpected and romantic... 

the proposal:

"The proposal took place on Sunday, October 21st. Benj planned a day trip for us to go up to Malibu, do some shopping, and was then going to propose at Geoffrey's restaurant overlooking the ocean. Unfortunately the Malibu fires started that morning and pch was shut down. He then suggested that we stroll around Venice and Santa Monica. Apparently a moment didn't present itself and he found himself still with a ring in his pocket at the end of the day. He was determined that was the day.... :) We went home to change and go out for dinner. I had just turned off the blowdryer when he yelled from the other room "christen, i need to tell you something".... i thought it was going to be bad news about the fires. Instead, he dropped to his knee, told me the sweetest most genuine things i've ever heard out of his mouth, and asked me to marry him. I cried, he cried, it was wonderful. Just us, in our first place together, at home on a Sunday Night (our favorite day). Simple, but perfect."

nikki + kirk, mina + nat, and summer + nick were there so it was fun to catch up with everyone!!!

location: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
dress: Vera Wang
shoes: Valentino
Groom's Suit: Hugo Boss
Flower girl dress: Kaya Couture
Bridesmaid dresses: Vineyard, The White Dress
videography:Alex Hill, Elysium Productions
catering: Ojai Valley Inn
Floral & Decor: Square RootDesigns
Coordination:Michelle Buckley, Mint Julep
Cake: La Starr
DJ: Pete Carroll, Generations Entertainment
Invitations, Menus, Table #s: Oslo Press
Lighting: Bella Vista
hair: Mina Beckett, Magnolia Salon, Costa Mesa
make up: Christen (bride)
Rings: SN Queens Jewelry, Los Angeles

Thursday, November 20, 2008

the engagement . tobie + orrie

me on Castaic Lake :) 


We visited Castaic Lake for Tobie + Orrie's engagement session and had a blast!!! Orrie worked as a life guard there for years so old friends took us around for photo ops! SO fun to cruise around on the life guard boat...

Tobie + Orrie were married in Hawaii this Fall but are having a wedding reception in January to celebrate with friends and family... Stay tuned!