Crystal Cove Beach Engagement Photo

15 May

Photographing Ava and Bruce was like reading a romance novel.  When they lock eyes with each other, the love is so thick that it makes me melt!

Ava & Bruce

Ava & Bruce

We picked a slightly European setting for the first part of the engagement photo session.  Who knew Orange County could double for cobblestoned Paris?

Then we moved to the Crystal Cove Beach for a more casual feel!

Crystal Cove Beach

Crystal Cove Beach

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Christmas Family Photo

15 Dec

Sisterly Love

This is my third year photographing these two beautiful sisters for their Christmas portraits.  It’s truly amazing to see how much they have grown!  Here they look like little princesses from a fairytale!

Flower girls

Flower girls

New England Wedding

7 Nov

Emily and John chose the historic landmark New Haven Lawn Club for their fall New England wedding.  Luckily, the weather cooperated, and although the sky was overcast, there was not a single drop of rain that day.

New Haven Lawn Club

New Haven Lawn Club

The Lawn Club is a gorgeous and classic location, with vintage details everywhere.  Both Emily and John are classically trained musicians, and I can see why they have picked this location.

The ceremony took place at the hall overlooking the club

The ceremony took place at the hall overlooking the club

Emily & John

Emily and John are one of the most relaxed couples I have photographed.  They made it seemed like the whole wedding is a pleasant stroll in the park!

The rings

The rings

Emily's beautiful dress and bouquet

Emily’s beautiful dress and bouquet

John’s father also officiated the wedding ceremony.  Here, he goes over some last minute details with John before the ceremony began.

Emily & John

The Newly Weds

The Newly Weds

Mr. & Mrs.

Mr. & Mrs.

Followed by the mid-morning ceremony is a scrumptious feast of brunch, complete with an omelette bar and trays of desserts.  This is my first time photographing a brunch reception, and I have to say, it’s a lot of fun!

The Omelette Bar

The Omelette Bar

Desserts!

Desserts!

Emily & John

Griffith Park Observatory Engagement Photo

7 Mar

Julia and Lewis share a love of food, travel, and the Japanese toy character Domo.  They are playful and exuberant, and adventurous.  See for yourself!

Julia & Lewis

Sharing a loving look on the merry-go-round.

Sharing a loving look on the merry-go-round.

Julia & Lewis

Amazing sunset overlooking Los Angeles

Amazing sunset overlooking Los Angeles

2012 Family Equality Council Awards Dinner at Universal Studios Hollywood

14 Feb

On a beautiful spring evening in Los Angeles, I photographed the annual awards dinner for Family Equality Council.  This year’s event took place at the magnificent Globe Theater, situated on top of the hill at the Universal Studios.

Globe Theater at Universal Studios

Outdoor cocktail party

The event started with a red carpet welcome, followed by a cocktail hour with live music al fresco.  The dinner and award ceremony inside the gorgeous main hall honored Todd Parr, acclaimed children’s author; Chad Griffin, the co-founder and Board President of the AMerican Foundation for Equal Rights, and Patrick Murphy, former congressman who fought to repeal the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy in the military.  Presenters of the award include Director Rob Reiner, Commander John Armantrout, and Actor Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family.

Rob Reiner and Michele Singer

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family

As the guests enjoyed a sumptuous meal, performances by the world-acclaimed Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and Jesse Tyler Ferguson entertained the crowd.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson performs

Gay Men Chorus of Los Angeles performs a medley

For a complete look at all my photos, visit the following link to Family Equality Council’s Flickr page:

http://www.flickr.com//photos/59488482@N07/sets/72157629316805349/show/

Headshots in Los Angeles

4 Feb

Takuya is an acclaimed actor and model from Japan who have moved to Los Angeles to pursue a film career.  Over the winter break, I shot several headshots for him with his new haircut.

Doesn’t he look familiar?  Perhaps you have seen him in a commercial or music video…?

Takuya

Takuya Smoking

Takuya on the basketball court

Happy Holidays 2011

27 Dec

As the year winds down to an end, I’d like to thank you for sharing some of your most precious moments in life with me.  Hope your holiday season is filled with love, laughter, joy and peace, and may the new year bring hope and fulfillment!  See you in 2012!

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