When Jennifer reached out to me for a Pasadena family photographer to photograph their family portraits during the holiday, she had mentioned that all of her family members were from all over the country and the holidays were the one time every year that everyone comes together. It was amazing to photograph three generations in one park, and see how their family tree blossomed into.
Fun fact: the three kiddos in the bottom photo were born just a month apart!
It blows my mind when I realize just how fast time flies. Believe it or not, Jamie and Randy were one of my very first wedding clients back when I first started Paper Ban Photography. They originally had a wedding in Hawaii and I had the honor of photographing their second wedding in Los Angeles for those who couldn’t make it to the islands. Then, after photographing the maternity session for their first child, the newborn portraits for their daughter Reese, and then her first birthday party on Halloween, we met up once again for their second maternity portraits.
Seeing how big Reese has gotten since the last time I saw her was also a ‘pinch me’ moment on how precious time is! Time seriously goes by SO fast!
Four years ago, I photographed little Austin for his first birthday. He was so tiny! And now, seeing him for a portrait session just before the holidays, he’s all grown up, and has two other siblings! It was fun seeing the family once again for a portrait session, and I look forward to seeing them in the future.
Ah, I remembered photographing Kathryn and Taylor for their Disneyland engagement portrait session. Recently, Kathryn and Taylor got married at such an awesome venue in Eagle Rock. It’s called the Women’s Twentieth Century Club and has been deemed by the National Park Services to be a property of historic value. The beautiful ceremony was held in the backyard where trees surrounded the area, and the reception was held inside the craftsman house. Oh, and for dinner? Street tacos, yeees!!!
Little Wyatt was turning one, and to celebrate the momentous occasion, he and his family decided to partake in a Disneyland family portrait session at the happiest place on Earth! So, we roamed the land, going through several areas, and photographing away the smiles on their faces. One of my favorites has to be the ones with Cinderella’s pink castle in the ground. SO magical! A close second has to be the photo with the ducks!
Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing my first Armenian christening at St. Peter’s Armenian Apostolic Church in Van Nuys for two adorable brothers. I always say this, but it’s true. One of the best things about being a Los Angeles photographer is getting to experience so many different cultures in this melting pot of a city. And can I just say that everyone in attendance dressed up SO stunningly!
After the ceremony, we headed over to Bellezza Banquet Hall in West Hollywood for an absolutely stunning reception. With tables covered in white orchids, a decked out desserts table, and entertainers that ranged from a magician to a violinist, it was a night to remember.