Sunday, September 28, 2008

Ana + Erfan | E-Session 09.14.08

From the moment I met Ana earlier this month - I came to an impression that she is such a sweet, kindred-spirit lady. Definitely one of the kindest and sweetest girls I've ever met. And she told me that she has been wanting to have photos that would capture the emotion and relationship she has with Erfan, her new husband. They got married end last year in their home country and they are going to have a second reception here in the US. When I met up with the both of them for the e-session, I can quickly tell that their love and care for each other are evident. They are good together as a couple! :)

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Erfan was a little shy at the beginning and I had to remind him to smile for the camera :) but he warmed up more and more as we go and he actually gave me ideas on how to capture their photos. I love it when clients are proactive that way! :) And Ana - she was just all smiles in her pretty sari..very excited and happy and would do anything to get their photos taken.

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The TWO lovebirds... ;)
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Such a heavenly capture of the lovely couple with a little help from the sun-glare :)...
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The golden hour gave us some nice gold-ish flare at the end of our session that day...
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Dear Ana and Erfan - thank you from the bottom of my heart; for your trust in me, for all the kindness and also for the thank you letter you guys sent me - very sweet of you! I enjoy working with you guys and can't wait to photograph your reception day in November! Hope you guys enjoy the pictures!! :)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Alyson + Johnny | Wedding 08.16.08

Alyson and Johnny publicly committed their lives together in front of their families and closest friends at The Westin Pasadena. By having the honor of photographing their special day - I can tell that they put thoughtful planning into the wedding. It really showed me that this day is important for both of them.

Johnny did mention that however the day might turn out - it is going to be a great day. And I can testify that it was indeed a great day - a simple ceremony and much-celebrated reception afterwards.

First off, the bouquets... I seriously adore a combo of white and green arrangement (I mean - you should've known by looking at my brand/blog! ;)
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Aly's make-up at the Mac station... this is totally a great idea!
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I have to mention that Aly and Johnny have a super fun group of friends, especially the ones who are in the wedding party. This photo represents one of the moments I capture of them interacting.
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There was a locket pinned on Aly's bouquet and there is her mother's picture there. I really think that is a touching and heartfelt thing to do...
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The Ceremony site at The Pasadena City Hall...
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Mr. and Mrs.!!
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The adorable ringbearer..
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A little flare action!
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Now onto the Reception site at the Westin Pasadena...more details...
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The first dance...
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Father-Daughter dance...
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Very, very funny speech by the Best Man. I honestly never laughed so hard before listening to a speech in a wedding. It was hillarious! :D
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After rounds and rounds of shots - finally party on the dance floor began. And people just danced the entire night through - almost non-stop. It was amazing!
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Alyson and Johnny - I enjoyed capturing moments on your special day. Congrats again and thank you for having me! :)