Thursday, February 25, 2010

Christine & Gerry :: Day After |Orange County|

Christine and I went to high school together but haven't seen each other since! Thank goodness for Facebook! It's crazy how you can reconnect with all these people from your past and keep that relationship going because of Facebook. Anyways, Christine and Gerry have been married for a little over 3 years now and since Christine is looking to sell her wedding dress (size 2, email if interested!), what better way to get closure than having a day after session! :) A month or two before the session, the 3 of us went out (thanks guys for the yummy dinner!) to get reacquainted and talk about life after high school. We all high-five'd each other when we realized all our jobs had nothing to do with our college degrees. Yeah-uh! Give it up for the UC system! LoL. Jk. Anyhoo, when I first met Gerry, I gotta admit. I was a little intimidated because he looked all stern and manly. But after a few laughs, I found Gerry to be just a big teddy bear. Plus he rolls with all my sarcasm and jokes. Can't get any better than that! :) Christine & Gerry are seriously HILARIOUS together. They totally make each other laugh and truly are best friends. It's so awesome when I get to hang out with couples that are fun and chill like you two. :) And even though I haven't seen Christine since HS, it felt so easy getting back into the groove of things. Good times. Can't wait for our double date soon!

And if any of you fab ladies out there are looking to find closure with your wedding dress or just want to put on your dress again cuz it's cool, holla at your girl! ;)

Okay. Without further adieu, here are the pictures! And ofcourse, makeup and hair done by the lovely and talented Clara of Clara Kim Beauty. :)

Christine. You so sexzy.

Gerry knows what I mean when I say 'LOOK FIERCE, AIGHT!'

Love these next 2 images! So pretty Christine!

LOVE your smile.

So sweet. Helping her down.

I cannot love the black and white image of Christine more. You look timeless.

This is Gerry's funny face that has Christine cracking up EVERY time. I told you they're hilarious together.

LOVE LOVE this one as well! SO romantic. Christine, how are you so beautiful AND have perfect teef? Life's not fair.

Work it girl.

Funny faces NEVER get old. Especially if yours looks like Gerry's. HAHAHAHA.

During our first dinner together, they mentioned wanting a shot with their beer. They told me they used to drink this all the time together in college. So at the end of our shoot, we stopped by Alberton's and had some fun in the beer/wine section. :)


And I leave you with this last image. Drinking champagne in their wedding gear is a normal thing for Christine & Gerry. Who says you only need to wear your wedding dress once.

Thanks guys for being so FUN and trusting me as your photographer. You guys made my job way too easy. :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

London |Jan 2010|

Y'all thought I forgot about London, huh? Yeah... I totally did. lol. With all that's been going on and after posting about Paris, my brain told me I was done with the pics from our Europe trip. :p But no worries! Here they are! :)

Looking back through these images reminded me how COLD it was in London! So much colder than Paris. Yay for so cal weather! If you know me, you know I can't stand being cold. I would rather be hot than cold any day. Not only was London cold, it was sooo gloomy. :( Again, if you know me, you know I like the sun. lol. So London wasn't a fave city of mine in terms of weather. It was beautiful and had tons of stuff as a city, but I think I'd go bananas in the winter if I ever lived there. It got dark real early and and throughout the day, it just felt like night.

Ok! On to the pictures! Enjoy! And hope your week started with a bang!

At the airport in Paris waiting to board our flight to London. Isn't this airport really cool looking? Has a 70's vibe, no? Or is that just me?

Aw. Memories. That's a park in London that's equivalent to Central Park in NY. Or is it not? I forget. Haha. Loved all the books they had for sale under a bridge near the London Eye.

London Bridge

Where the cool kids hang out.

London Eye.

House of Parliament.

One of my fav shots. Waiting in line to ride the London Eye. Love all the people and reflections.

View from the eye.

Big Ben.

Pubbin' it.

Buckingham Palace The palace is only open for 2 or 3 months and only during the summer so we didn't get to go inside. But here's a fav night shot of it! :)

Hope you enjoyed!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Serena :: Orange County |portrait|

I love meeting people in the wedding industry. Especially other photographers. It's really great when we get to share stories, experiences and learn from each other. I first met Serena when I 2nd shot for her and we had such a blast shooting together. The wedding led to lunch... and lunch led to a portrait session. :) I am so happy to call Serena a friend because not only is she a talented photographer, she is such a sweet person. I was totally nervous since this was my first time photographing another photographer, but after a few laughs and our sad attempts to tell jokes, we had lots of fun shooting each other. :)

Here are a few of my favorites from Tuesday's portrait session.

Serena brought her holga as a prop. So cute.

I really LOVE this image of Serena! She looks like an anime character. :)


Serena, you're awesome.

Thanks Serena for the fun day of shooting! Can't wait to hang again!