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.
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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