December 29, 2007

St Andrews Wedding Photography The Westin Pasadena

What a way to end the year with an amazing wedding! Diane and Dennis held their wedding ceremony at the magnificent Saint Andrews Catholic Church in Pasadena, followed by an elegant reception at The Westin Pasadena. Tim and I arrived early to catch Diane and Dennis while they were still getting ready, and both just could not wait to be married. When Dennis caught the first glimpse of Diane walking down the aisle, he was immediately in tears.
Click here for their wedding slideshow

Diane's Vera Wang gown came with this incredibly long veil.

I also met a couple of Kung Fu masters!

We had literally just a few minutes at the Pasadena City Hall before we started losing light. But we managed to pull of some great shots featuring the historic landmark.

And of course I found a piano...

A HUGE Congratulations to Diane and Dennis!

Wedding photos at St. Andrews and The Westin: Diane and Dennis Alano wedding pictures at St. Andrews Pasadena and reception at The Westin Pasadena.
Westin Pasadena bridal photos, St. Andrews Catholic Church wedding photography

December 20, 2007

The Balloon

I'm back in Orange County, CA house hunting. The area I'm looking at wraps around the future Great Park in Irvine. (This is also the site of my future dream home). As I drove around I noticed the Great Park Balloon overhead. I've been meaning to go up in it months ago but just never had the chance to. Well, here's my chance! All it took was a little detour. So I finally got to get in it and I'm glad I had my camera with me. Check it out!

They estimate that it's gonna take about 3 years to remove the over 500 acres of runway concrete. The neat part about it is that they will keep one of the main strips that will be incorporated into the park. The image you're looking at below will soon be history. Literally.

December 15, 2007

Corel Painter X

I just purchased Corel Painter version X and I'm loving what it can do! It's been a very long time since I picked up a pencil or brush, and I'll probably never have the same skills as I had when I was illustrating and working in animation. Corel allows me to paint without having to dig up my art supplies. It's a heck of a lot cleaner too. I'm using an old Wacom II tablet, and I find it strange to be scribbling on a tablet while looking at the monitor. I'll just have to get used to that part. Here's my first attempt at using Painter:

Here is the original picture of Kristen and Brian:

December 02, 2007

Oldtown Pomona Engagement Portrait Session

I'm glad that Cindy and Henry wanted to do their engagement photo session back at Oldtown Pomona. I haven't been back here in a while and it's always a blast to walk around because there are so many cool places to be discovered. We found a few spots that gave us some colorful backgrounds. Cindy and Henry were naturally romantic and were game for almost anything which allows me to get creative. Here's a few of my favorites:

Engagement photos, pictures, session, photography, e-session, romantic, fun, Oldtown Pomona.
Engagement portrait session, Orange County wedding photography

November 25, 2007

Three! Three! Three!

Happy happy birthday to my Rebekah! She just turned three years old, but she's in denial just like daddy. Ask her how old she is and she'll still convincingly claim to be "two". Just like daddy will be 25 on the 28th. ; )

November 24, 2007

Wedding Photography Summit House Fullerton

Simeon waited anxiously for Betty to come meet him for the first time on their wedding day. She was in the elevator on her way up. As the door opened, Simeon inched closer, and Betty slowly emerged toward him. I truly love capturing moments like this as they naturally fell into an intimate embrace. (click here to see their teaser slideshow)

Their ceremony was held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fullerton, followed by the reception at Summit House.

See more of my favorite images in their teaser slideshow (click here)
Betty and Simeon Ling wedding pictures at Crown Plaza Hotel, St. Paul Lutheran Church , and Summit House in Fullerton, CA.
Summit House Fullerton wedding photographer, Orange County wedding photography