Monthly Archives: September 2009

Baby Luke

I’m pretty jealous of new parents who have great birth stories and good babies who are happy and not fussy.  I didn’t particularly have a horrible labor and delivery, but as more time passes and I hear stories of people who had it so easy the more I wish I would have  had that too.  I just get a little jealous :)

Well, Kerry had a pretty easy (if you can call labor and delivery easy) labor and even had Luke 3 weeks early!  Both Mama and Baby were super healthy and everything went great!  Not only that, but Baby Luke is the happiest baby I’ve ever met.  He only cried once and that’s when we put him in a bowl of fake apples.  Who wouldn’t cry if you had to lay in a bowl full of fake apples, right?  He smiles a lot (yeah, maybe it’s gas, but it’s still a smile) and he only poops like twice a day!  That’s a rad baby!

Congratulations, Kerry and Jason!  You are the perfect, little family!  It only gets better and better each day!  Here’s your slideshow!

This is where Baby Luke was resting comfortably a few weeks ago!

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And here he is now!

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This might be my most favorite newborn image I’ve ever shot

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Mr and Mrs Nguyen

I’ve known Liz and David for what seems like forever.  Liz was my BFF, Aylin’s, roommate during law school.  Aylin would always go on and on about her perfectly smart, funny, and beautiful roommate, Liz.  Yeah, yeah.  Wasn’t I the perfect roommate when we lived together?  I wasn’t jealous or anything.  When I was in LA I would always make sure to stop by and hang out for a bit (which wasn’t nearly as often as I would have liked).  During one of those times I got to meet David.  Only after meeting him for a few minutes I knew Liz and David were perfect for each other.  Their relationship was so easy.  And that’s what I love about them.  When you are with them they make you feel so comfortable, like you’ve known them for years.  They are not only thoughtful and kind to each other, but also to those around them.  They are truly made for each other!

Fast forward a few years and I saw Liz at Aylin’s bridal shower.  She was engaged!  And while it took a little while to get all of the details set they figured out a date and asked me to be their photographer.  I was thrilled!  I knew it would be an amazing wedding and they did not disappoint.  The details were impeccable.  I have a lot of favorites!

Liz and David, thank you for not only including me in your wedding, but also for your friendship.  I have so enjoyed getting to know you two better.  Hopefully we will have many more photo shoots in the future!  Here’s your slideshow!

We actually didn’t do any getting ready pictures (which is one of my favorite times of a wedding), so I just met them at the church and was able to snap a few pictures before the ceremony

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I want to get married again just so I can wear a headband like this

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The flowers were awesome!

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David wrote the sweetest note to his bride and had the super cute little hanky made for her

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We shot all the pictures after the ceremony

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I think this is my favorite from the day

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The details at the reception were awesome

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My favorites were the guest book table.  They had a jar to make a wish for the couple and to take a wish for yourself.  How cool is that?

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I also loved their cake.  It was pretty much the prettiest cake I’ve ever seen

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And lastly I LOVED their favors!  You can see them pictured on the table here

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And then I got my friends to model them for me here

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Nicole & Jeremy

Nicole and Jeremy live and play in Venice Beach so it was only natural to shoot there.  They are both writers, they both love music, local artists, the beach, and their bikes.  And, most importantly, they love each other :)  I hadn’t been to Venice since I lived in LA years ago and it’s changed a lot!  I would love to come back and spend a day there exploring.  It was fun being there and reminiscing.  In high school we actually took a photo field trip to Venice (why they let a group of high school seniors run around Venice, I don’t know.  I’m pretty sure a few people got tattoos and piercings).  I took a picture of a young homeless man and his dog.  I loved that picture.  Wish I knew where it was.

Anyway :)  Back to Nicole and Jeremy.  We started our shoot on Abbot Kinney

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So many great places to shoot there

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Then we moved onto the Boardwalk

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And then over to the beach

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Thanks for the fun, guys!  It was great to finally meet you both!  Here’s your slideshow!

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