December 28, 2006

Downtown Long Beach Photography

I got together with a group of photographers (thanks Sean, Drew, Rudy, and Britney!) in Downtown Long Beach for a photo session with my newlywed friends Marissa and Andy.

Long Beach has so many cool spots for shooting and it's fun to just walk and look around!

And of course, there's Birtney's studio:

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Downtown Long Beach photography, urban portraits

December 23, 2006

Merry Christmas!

This year Reb, Lily, and myself wanted to see some Christmas lights so we made a short trip to Naples in Long Beach. We enjoyed our walk around the island and paused at each house that had amazing Christmas lights. Here's a couple of images from our walk:

The residents here really love to decorate their beautiful homes and they host an annual contest. It was also nice to see that everyone here were super friendly - it looked like we were in a Christmas movie where people were singing or saying "Hello and Merry Christmas!" The only thing missing was the fake snow falling down.

Reb pointing out one of her favorite houses.

December 16, 2006

Ritz Carlton Wedding Photography Marina del Rey

I'm 7 for 7. This year I had seven weddings happen on a day when it was supposed to rain. Each time people start to worry, I try to reassure them that I have a perfect record, and they kind of just say "huh?" God is truly on my side because each time when the rain was forecasted to come down, it would either stop long enough for the ceremony to proceed beautifully, or it would just turn out to be a gorgeous day for photography! So I'm stoked to do my last wedding of this year ending in a perfect record.

Nora and Robert are a loving and romantic couple which made it so easy to capture intimate moments this day. Their wedding ceremony started of at the Ritz Carlton, Marina del Rey and concluded with an incredible ten course dinner at Prince Seafood.

I owe a HUGE thanks to Britney and Miguel who came out to shoot with me. They both came out with tons of killer images! (Click here to see the preview slideshow of our images) One of my favorites from the Ritz Carlton:

I love this!

Ritz Carlton wedding photos in Marina del Rey, The Ritz wedding pictures, Marina del Rey wedding photography, Los Angeles wedding photographer

December 07, 2006

Pamela in Downtown Long Beach

I got together with friend photographers Britney and Jasmine to do a fashion shoot with Pamela. Pamela is an incredible model that Jasmine graciously set us up with. And Britney was kind enough to host at her studio in Downtown Long Beach. Here are a few of my favs: (click on any image to see it larger)

And here is Jasmine and Britney

December 02, 2006

Ladera Ranch Portrait Party

Amanda is an amazing makeup artist from Orange County. She commissioned me to do portraits of her makeup artistry and her good friends came over to model for us. They all did so well it turned into one of the funnest portrait sessions I've done! Here are a few of my favs: (click on the image to see it larger)

If you're a bride looking for a talented makeup artist, contact me about Amanda. That's her on the bottom right!