I'm always honored when Alicia asks me to take her family portraits. This was the third year and she opted to just have Nathan in the photos. She set the scene with an adorable puppy and a Radio Flyer wagon. It really doesn't get any more adorable than this. Fall sessions provide the best backdrop and this park did not disappoint. Nathan was more into pulling and climbing out of the wagon, finding sticks and walking the puppy so we just chased after him and let him do his thing. His expression in the last photo was due to a plane flying overhead as he looked up to see it. Alicia schedules in time to use the photos for her holiday cards. It's so great to see the photos in print as so many of us keep them hidden on our phones and computers.
Veronica and Juan's wedding was in Oct., 2015. It was a joy to hang out with them from their engagement session to their wedding day. They're such a sweet and loving couple, I feel like I've known them for years. They both focused on the important aspects which made for a relaxed, stress free wedding day. They are really into the Pixar UP movie. When we first met, I had not seen the movie. Since they wanted to incorporate a UP theme in their engagement and wedding, of course I had to check out the movie. I can't believe I didn't know about it sooner. I actually had two brides last year with an UP theme. Juan painted a picture of Carl & Ellie to display at their reception, how sweet is that? He also built the house that they strung balloons to. To top it off, they were escorted in a beautiful '65 caspian blue convertible mustang. Their Catholic ceremony was at Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Habra and the reception was at The Hacienda in Santa Ana. There was some down time in between their ceremony and reception, we utlized the time to capture some great photos at Craig's Regional Park in Fullerton. Even though it was a long day, I felt like I was capturing a friends wedding as they made me feel like part of their family.
The groom, Juan, painted the UP picture and built a replica of the house and of course, you can't leave out the charming mailbox.
The Naples canal at sunset is spectacular. Tiffany and Levi selected the location because they spend a lot of time with her parents who live there. As the sun set we had accesss to their friend's dock and captured some amazing sunset photos of the lovebirds. I just completed the design of their engagement guest signature book. I can't wait to share it with them so that they can share it with friends and family for the holidays. They are so adorable and I can't wait to photograph their wedding next year.