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Archive for May 2011

Well I am right in the middle of a busy spring wedding streak having just photographed 5 weddings in under 3 weeks. Plus a couple of engagement sessions so I have many many blog posts coming up very soon. The wedding that kicked off the busy season for me was Catherine & Robert's lovely wedding at Luminarias in Pasadena. This wonderful couple came to me through Monisha & Barry who were married in Paso Robles last year, you can view that wedding here. I arrived early at Catherine's parents' house to photograph her getting ready. This was such a refreshing change of scene for me. I love a good hotel room as much as anyone but getting ready in the midst of a place where you spent your childhood years must have been a great experience, full of personal touches which I tried to incorporate by photographing Catherine's dress in her

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I must say that it is particularly special when I am asked by a photographer or anyone who knows a lot about photography to shoot their wedding/ family/ children/ whatever. So I was particularly thrilled when recently my friend & (CEO of my lab, Pictage) Jim Collins asked me to photograph his son for his senior portraits. Especially since I don't really shoot senior portraits. Well this would be my third one ever. But what was really interesting was to work with a young man who is on the brink of adult-hood and try to show him a more grown-up version of himself...while still trying to capture the person he is today. So here are a few faves from my session with Mitch. Thanks again for being such a good sport! :)

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I never miss an opportunity to go to Palm Springs, it is one of my absolute favorite places to visit and I LOVE shooting weddings there. Lauren & Chris came to me by way of Jay & Mike who were married on New Year's Eve at The Parker. I didn't meet Lauren & Chris until the day of their wedding at The Colony Palms Hotel but they were just as delightful as I could have imagined. They rented out the entire hotel for a weekend with family and friends and I was so happy to be a part of it. Kristeen Labrot did an exquisite job coordinating the event and I was blown away by the stylish and unique floral designs by Marla Hudnall. I learned that if you try hard enough you can fit 9 cute girls in one adorable clawfoot tub. After their first look I took Lauren & Chris out

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