Lenox has the most amazing mom! She put on the best Dinosaur party ever for his fourth birthday! Bee spent countless hours working and creating so many terrific details that made this party over-the-top!! The kiddos had plenty to do to keep them busy on this warm summer day; a fun water slide so everyone stayed cool, a dino-egg hunt including cool Dinosaur hats, and an awesome Reptile show with some really exciting creatures! Plus, there were lots of yummy goodies and food to keep everyone happy, and the best cupcakes ever provided by Pixie Dust Cupcakes! Thanks for having me be a part to capture all of these special moments! Happy Birthday Lenox!
This baby is going to be LOVED. Excited is not even a word that describes how his new parents feel about him. I had never shot in this location before, and was a little nervous that it was going to be too crowded, but it was as if the whole beach cleared just for us. I loved the look of this pier, the colors and textures were beautiful. I really wanted to capture Kaylee’s sweet mothering heart in these photos, and her love for her baby. She is due NEXT week, and looks amazing!! We literally had this cute lady come up to us in the middle of the session and tell her how beautiful she was. This session was absolutely PERFECT, with the most beautiful golden sunset, and then the cloud cover came over for a completely different vibe. It almost looked like we did her shoot on 2 different days. Kaylee is a natural in front of the camera, which made the session so much fun. I can’t wait to meet this little guy!! Congratulations to you both, Chris and Kaylee!!
It was an absolute privilege photographing this sweet baby girl, along with her mommy and daddy. Just under two weeks old, she was a perfect little model during her first photo session. These two are going to be the best parents. I loved seeing how they were already comfortable with their role as parents, they are just naturals. It’s my favorite to capture newborns in a lifestyle photography type vibe, but we also did some fun posed photos for this session, including the sweetest crocheted mermaid costume!! Adorable!! Congratulations you two!! She is a doll!
Mother’s Day is next Sunday! What better way to celebrate, than by taking photos with your mini-me! This beautiful mom and her precious daughter made for a fabulous photo session. This was my first time working with Amy and her sweet baby girl. Kids grow up fast, the time just flies by, so what a treasure it is to capture these tender moments of mother and daughter together. This little girl was just so full of life. One of my favorites had to be her scrunching up her face into that cute expression!! Adorable!!!
Okay. I was seriously DYING over this photo shoot. She is the CUTEST, and the outfits that her momma picked out for this session had me “ooohing” and “aaaahhhing” the whole time! Those lace leggings and princess crown, I mean come on!!! So precious! I wish we had someone photographing the adults being so super silly, trying to get this sweet baby to smile. Always cracks me up how funny you have to get to get those priceless grins! Happy First Birthday, little one!!
Chris and Kaylee’s wedding reception was held at the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes. It is a stunning location, where the balcony from the banquet room overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Two of Chris and Kaylee’s passions are wine and music, and their party reflected those, greatly! The reception was one of a kind, where the guests were entertained by talented music artists, including Moi Navarro, Katie Ohh, Shawn Hook, Jeremy Koff, and yet another surprise artist from Chris to Kaylee, Jon McLaughlin. Wedding guests were given a USB thumb drive, including songs from all of the artists that played that afternoon. Each table had a featured wine that matched the name of its table. I loved the unique guest book idea, signing the wine bottles at each table. The toasts given by friends and family, were special and heartfelt, with a common theme throughout being how special Chris and Kaylee are, such giving, authentic, and caring people. Everyone had a good laugh, as the bride and groom shared their story of their first date, a Taylor Swift concert! It was the perfect wedding day!
The wedding was at the beautiful Wayfarer’s Chapel, also known as the “Glass Church” in Rancho Palos Verdes. What an AMAZING location for a wedding!! You could feel the excitement from everyone, as family and friends gathered together from near and far, to celebrate Chris and Kaylee. Chris had a special surprise musical guest for Kaylee as she walked down the aisle, the very talented Tyrone Wells. She was definitely surprised! These two are so much fun, and their wedding was filled with lots of laughter and love. Em and I loved every second of capturing this special day!