Sunday, July 29, 2012


So I was SOOOOO excited when Mindy FB'd me & asked me to do their engagement shoot, & I was even MORE excited when she said they were wanting to do a carnival theme & wanted to shoot @ the Santa Monica Pier!  I said "OH YES, THAT WILL BE SOOOO FUN:)"!

Mindy is SOOOO great to photograph!  This young lady has one of the best smiles ever & it is so contagious:)

These two are so cute, they have been together for about 3 years now, & have been preparing, planning, & saving for their big day for quite a while;)  Before they know it, their wedding day will be here & they will be married for all of time & eternity in the House of The Lord.

What a fun day, and a wonderful memory these two will have to share, & talk about for many years to come;)

I wish you two many many years of happy marriage life, it won't always be "fun" & you will have times of struggle, but if you stick together & put God first in your life, you will be happy & will be able to get through anything & I know you will create a wonderful life together;)

Friday, July 27, 2012

                          HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHAEL;)  

What a fun day for this little guy & his friends & family, celebrating his first year of life;)

I was so happy to be a part of it, & had fun taking lot's of photos, capturing precious moments....

 Even though Michael will not have a memory of his special day....of him eating broccoli w/one of his great aunts, or chowing down all sorts of yummy foods that he normally doesn't eat very well w/his grandma.........or trying to take off his other sweet grandmas glasses, earrings, necklace & ANYTHING else he could grab;)  Michael won't remember how much fun his lil cousins & friends had swimming in the pool, & jumping in the jumper, or even all the work & love that went into putting this fun birthday party together by his parents & family.........BUT he will have these beautiful photos to look back on as he grows up & see how much fun he had, ESPECIALLY when he was digging into his very own cake;)  He was a happy boy this day, & I am happy to have captured it for Michael, so hopefully one day he will be able to have fun looking @ these photos & treasure this day.

                                     Happy birthday cutie pie;)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


    Welcome to the world baby Natalia;)  Your    mommy & daddy are SOOO in love w/you;)

                      Sleeping princess.........

   There's just nothing better in this world to cuddle, hold & to love a precious's just perfect.


   I'm not quite sure which image I love more.......both of these last two are so sweet.

Again..........welcome to the world baby Natalia.....I am sure you will make tho world a happier & better place to live in;)

Sunday, July 1, 2012


 I want to wish this young lady a lot of luck!  She is venturing off to the modeling & acting world!

                        She has a great look.   

Leslie, you are a strong young woman, & I hope the best, & wish you much success in this new chapter in your life.

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