Monthly Archives: May 2010

Krista’s Day With Drew

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending the day with Orange County photographer Krista Secoda of K Sue Photography. Krista is the Mom of two young girls and is also currently a teacher. She’s decided to take a big step and take next year off from teaching and pursue her passion for photography! I think anyone can start a photography business. But, to be successful you have to have an eye for photography and be driven. Krista has both so I know she is going to do great!

The super cute and fun Cisneroz family modeled for us. They are on a very exciting adventure to Africa this summer to adopt two kids from Ethiopia!  This session was to capture their family as a family of 4 before they grow to a family of 6! I’m really excited for them!

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And one of Krista in action!


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Ashley, Tyson, and Baby Reid

Ashley and Tyson have always held a special place in my heart.  Their wedding was the last one I shot with Brayden in my belly.  If you’ve been reading this blog for a long time then you may remember the drama that happened the night before their wedding.  I was so happy I was able to make it to their wedding, swollen feet and all.  It was magical!

Now, Ashley and Tyson are expecting their first baby.  A baby boy named Reid.  Ashley was 31 weeks when these pictures were taken.  I really didn’t think that Ashley could be anymore beautiful, but she is glowing.  I hate when people say that about pregnant women, but it’s true!  She’s glowing!

I’ve been waiting to take their maternity pictures since they got married!  I was that excited about this session!  It’s the biggest compliment when my wedding couples trust me with the next important event in their life.  I was truly honored to be able to capture this special time in their lives.

Be on the lookout for Baby Reid’s first shoot outside of the belly in July.  For now, here’s the slideshow!

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Mr and Mrs Waters

When I arrived at the Athenaeum on the campus of Cal Tech to shoot Nancy getting ready, everyone was so calm.  Nancy, her three sisters (and bridesmaids), and her mom and dad were getting ready together in the room upstairs probably like they had done in their own home many, many times before.  Except this time there was a big white dress hanging in the corner and the anticipation of one of the biggest events in their families life.  Nancy is the oldest of four girls and the first to get married.  It was really special to capture their family dynamic.  It made me wish I had three sisters!

The Athenaeum is a gorgeous venue to get married.  It’s so historical and has such beautiful architecture.  It was the perfect backdrop for Nancy and Eric’s wedding.  Nancy and Eric met while traveling the world together and they told me that the Athenaeum reminded them of some of the places they had visited together.  It was such a beautiful and elegant affair.  And ran so seamlessly thanks to the vendors and staff on site (special thanks to Samantha from La Bella Dia and Dior from the Athenaeum!)

Congratulations, Eric and Nancy!  I hope you are enjoying your honeymoon in Croatia and are making new adventures together now as a married couple!  Here’s your slideshow!

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This ring was Nancy’s Grandpa’s (Poppa as they affectionatly call him) fraternity pin and later her Grandma’s (Dotie) engagement ring.  The fabric around the flowers is the baby bonnet that Nancy wore when she came home from the hospital.

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Flowers by Commerce Flowers

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Mark with Awesome Entertainment did a great job of keeping the party going!  One of the best DJ’s I’ve worked with!

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Remember Dotie and Poppa?  They won the Anniversary dance and Nancy gave her the bouquet.  I couldn’t hear what was being said, but you could tell that Dotie was very touched and couldn’t believe Nancy would give her the bouquet.  Then Dotie and Poppa shared a special dance together.  Poppa whirled and twirled her all over the dance floor.  Dotie sang to Poppa.  They looked like teenagers!  It was really one of the cutest things I have ever seen.

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Eric works for a big GPS company.  Inside his ring Nancy had the coordinates of the Athenaeum engraved.  How cool is that?

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Quite possibly my most favorite ring shot I’ve ever taken!

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