Friday, January 30, 2009

b.t. elements . martha stewart wedding magazine

This past week; I was asked to photograph a sampling of B.T. Elements' collection for their newest ad within Martha Stewart Wedding magazine. We've been neighbors for a couple of years on Waverly Dr. now... It figures that we finally meet and collaborate a week after I move to another locale! B.T. Elements specializes in custom invitations and paper favor boxes; just beautiful... as a lover of paper, i was in heaven!!!!!! 
I'm looking forward to staying in touch, Theresa, and photographing future collections!


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

connie + lucio . the wedding

Connie + Lucio are married!!!!!
These two had such a beautiful look throughout the day, filled with color... I really loved their favors and asked Connie to explain their meaning:

"Traditionally, Korean couples incorporate ducks or geese in their wedding ceremony. Because ducks and geese have one mate for life, it is a symbol of faithfulness and of a long and happy marriage.  After the wedding, they are placed somewhere in the couple's house. Their position tells of the couple's marital state. Face to face means the relationship is good. Tail to tail means there is something wrong. A couple is never to go to bed with the ducks tail to tail."

Congrats you Connie + Lucio!!!! It was sooooooo much fun and filled with eye candy :) 

. the vendor list .

planning + coordination: Fresh Events, Amanda Ma 
ceremony + reception: Altadena Country Club
cake: Pastries By Nancy
DJ + Emcee: DJ Peace, Mark Thomas
Florals: Kate Baker Floral Design
Videographer: Princess Bride
Hair + make up: Jessica Lee + Lucy 213-700-0004
Hotel accommodations: Westin, Pasadena
wedding dresses: Marisa dress purchased from The Ivory Suite in South Pasadena
bridesmaid dresses: Bill Levkoff dresses
duck favors: purchased in Korea by a relative and shipped here
invitations: designed and made by the maid of honor, Cynthia
programs: designed and made by the maid of honor Cynthia
table signs: photos during engagement session and made by Connie.
favor boxes: purchased in Korea by a relative and shipped here. 

published . ceremony magazine 2009, part two

Just thought i'd share the second set of featured pages within the current issue of Ceremony magazine!!!! pick up a copy today :) 

(first two pages are solely my photographs. on this 3rd page, my photos are the fire truck & the indian horse procession, all other photos on that page have the photographer noted!)

Monday, January 26, 2009

the engagement . janel + jim

So excited for these two to be married! We met up in Santa Barbara in Janel's childhood neighborhood, where Jim proposed!!!!!!! It was nice to photograph in an area they love and spend so much time in... 
Stay tuned for their stylish wedding this spring full of vespas, italian inspiration & friends and family I've grown to love (& photograph) over the past years... (Sara + Austin & Leyla + Evald)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

boudoir photography . as seen on the Lifetime network, Get Married TV

This past summer; I was interviewed for the Lifetime network television show, Get Married TV to discuss boudoir photography. Kristen, a past boudoir client, was also interviewed for the piece as they showed off her curves! 

Please be sure to tune in on January 20th at 4:30 am on Lifetime (I know, I know, sleep in and Tivo it!!!) to see the episode. Otherwise, by heading to their website; you can view the episode online (look for the original air date on January 6th in the archive) 

I'm so proud to have been asked to speak about my love of boudoir; and Get Married TV, hosted by the incredible Colin Cowie, is such a cool platform...

Couples planning heir big day? you may want to begin watching this; it's filled with info from so many wedding vendors. Each episode is proving to be an extremely helpful resource...