My favorite thing about the New Year is going back and reflecting on all that I’ve accomplished and experienced over the past year. In 2009 Brayden turned 1, we moved into a new house and said goodbye to our first home as a family, I met a lot of amazing new clients and worked with all of my great old clients, I launched a new site for moms who love photography just like me, and my business grew by leaps and bounds. It’s been an incredible year and I only have my totally amazing and wonderful clients and all of my very supportive blog readers to thank. Thank you for sharing in my experiences with me and letting me share the stories of my awesome clients. 2009 was a great year, but I’m so excited for what 2010 has in store! Happy New Year everyone!
I was published in my first bridal magazine – The Knot
Cute baby Cami came by for a Valentine’s Day session
3 new friends from Arkansas came out to spend a day with me to learn and have some fun!
And that same day I met a family that I would become great friends with over the past year. The Carson family!
Mr. Bryaden Bittel turned 1 and Mom*tog was launched!
Brayden did a little modeling
Hosted another fabulous Day with Drew
Heidi and Chris were married in Beverly Hills!
The couple from my very first solo wedding had a baby. On Brayden’s birthday!
Hosted yet another fun Day with Drew
Had a fun shoot with my friend, Denise
Brayden learned to drink out of a sippy cup! Such a proud Mommy moment
I got to shoot this adorable baby!
We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day
I shot Marisa and Jaime’s super fun engagement session
Brayden and Emma did a bit more modeling
I attended a workshop with Jose Villa
Shot one of my most favorite engagement sessions of all time
Brayden continued to learn new things and make me laugh
And I shot a gorgeous wedding at Pelican Hill (and this couple is expecting a baby soon!)
The couple from the second wedding I ever shot welcomed baby number 2
I shot my first Korean ceremony
And their beautiful wedding at the Huntington Beach Hyatt the following day
I helped a friend announce a very special surprise
Jamie and Erik were married in a very emotional wedding ceremony
We took our very first family trip to Kauai!
I did a fun mini session with this adorable baby
And I took baby Cami’s 1 year pictures!
We said goodbye to our first home as a family and moved into a wonderful new house that quickly became home
Lisa, Richard, and Lola came down from Oregon for their engagement session
The Bittel family got in front of the lens for our family pictures with Tara Whitney
I shot Nga and Jay’s super fun engagement session at UCLA
I shot Liz and David’s official engagement session
And Heather and Justin were married
I got to help Jamie announce the sex of her baby!
I had a fun shoot with three crazy brothers
I had my annual shoot with the Abadie family! So happy they moved back to California!
I hosted two more Days With Drew
Brayden took swimming lessons
I shot Sandy and Matt’s engagement session in Laguna Beach
And Leslie and Husam had a gorgeous wedding in Los Angeles
Cute, little Baby Jake was born
I had a ton of fun shooting April and Patrick’s engagement session, but it was so HOT!
Brayden Bittel turned 18 months and got his first haircut! It was a bit dramatic, but he sure looked cute after!
Romy and Ryan had an absolutely gorgeous wedding in Malibu
This awesome family came to see me while visiting from Colorado
Marisa and Jaime were married at the Mission Inn in Riverside which is a dream to shoot at!
And I shot Cristina and Mike’s engagement session
Had fun shooting in an orange grove with this family
A Bruin and a Trojan decided to get engaged. You’re a good man, Ryan, for putting Alison’s faults aide
I shot Baby Luke’s maternity session
And just two short weeks later he arrived! A little early, but totally healthy!
Worked on an upcoming project for Mom*tog with the Carson girls
Shot Nicole and Jeremy’s engagement session in Venice Beach
Brayden got ready for college football season
Liz and David were married
And so were Tara and Daniel!
Lots of family sessions in October!
First, the Cox family
Then the Davis family
The Bengard family
And the Simmons family!
April and Patrick were married at the St. Regis Monarch Beach
And Lisa and Richard were married at the Wynn in Las Vegas. My very first Vegas wedding!
And I shot my last wedding of the year – Sandy and Matt at the Balboa Baby Club
I shot an awesome new client, the Maddux Family
And their friends the Comi’s!
Brayden went to his very first UCLA football game and loved every second of it! They even won!
I shot the most well behaved kids I have ever worked with and had a ton of fun!
I shot the Imus family for the 4th year in a row
I worked with the Nygaard family for the first time and they were awesome!
The Paskin’s flew their plane down from Santa Barbara and we had an awesome shoot! I even got to help them announce that baby number 2 is on the way!
And I shot Nancy and Eric’s engagement session in Los Angeles
Brayden got his second haircut and it wasn’t nearly as traumatizing as the first!
I shot my friend and favorite florist, Jenny B’s, family pictures with a yellow VW bus!
Baby Liam finally arrived!
I shot my last engagement session of the year. Leslie and Yashaar in Santa Monica
Brayden posed with Santa and didn’t cry! He even asked for a choo choo
And Baby Kyrsten arrived too!