Monday, June 23, 2008

Venny + Rudy | Engagement 05.26.08

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

My dainty friend Venny is in the midst of her December wedding prep. We go back and forth talking about all kinds of wedding elements - dresses, colors, hairdos, souvenirs, flowers, centerpieces, decorations and whatnot. And of course, PHOTOS! :)

So off we go, on one Saturday to a few cool locations - after her fabulous trial make-up session with Angelina of All Made Up, for her first engagement session with Rudy. Yes I did say first, because she already gave me a notice a few weeks ago that she wants a second engagement session in a few months. Didn't I mention on our last photo session that she loves being in front of camera? No kidding! ;)

On a side note, we got to hang out together that day (and ate two meals that same day!). It was a pleasure spending time with her and Rudy as it has always been in the past. We should do it again sometime soon (hint hint)! :)

Enough rambling, here are the models of the day:

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Christy + Matt | Wedding 05.17.08

That day finally came for Matt and Christy. It was a very sunny Saturday afternoon - the day where the two were going to publicly proclaim their love for each other by exchanging vows as husband and wife at Grace Community Church of Sun Valley, CA. I was just as excited as many of their family and friends were, to be there and to witness God's grace and goodness upon their life. It was definitely a sweet celebration of Godliness, love and friendship.

And of course, I have to mention that Christy was such a beautiful bride - she's just so sweet and elegant and simple. Totally my kind of bride! :) I was truly honored when she asked me to take the pleasure of photographing her very special day. Thank you again Christy and Matt - I had a great time on your wedding day. Much grace and blessings to both of you as your life are now becoming one in marriage. Love, Lia.

Here's Christy just hanging out before her doll-up session:
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Look at this huge bling!.. not :) Not the real one, at least.
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Here's the real wedding band.
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Matt too, was taking it easy with his groomsmen prior to the ceremony.
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The pretty bridesmaids:
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The groom and groomsmen are looking quite dapper...
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I love these next two images - of Christy and her mom and her mom-in-law. Such heartfelt pictures!.. so sweet they seriously make me wanna cry...
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Let's get married...Christy's walking down the aisle...
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The first kiss at the altar..
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MARRIED! Yay! :)
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I love the light! Gorgeous...
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The reception details...
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It was a fun speech by Christy's dad and a heartwarming speech by Christy's mom...
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Again, CONGRATS Matt and Christy from the bottom of my heart! Best wishes and blessings! :)

**Note to add: special thank you to Jacob, my photo partner who came down and assisted me during this wedding. Jacob has always been my mentor, support in photography and also given me so much opportunities all this time. I'm grateful for your guidance.