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.
I’ve always wanted to be a part of a masquerade ball, so when Lockton Insurance inquired about photography coverage for their company event with that exact theme, I was over the moon. Their event took place on a beautiful brick terrace at the exclusive California Club in downtown Los Angeles overlooking the skyscrapers around. So many of the guests had their masks on, and it looked like we had stepped into a party in Italy!
During one of Southern California’s famous heatwave, Maya held her outdoor birthday party. Thankfully, she held it right by the marina! The breeze was very welcoming, just as much as the smiles on the faces of everyone that attended. And of course, Maya’s smile was the biggest of them all. She looked so cute with her felt-and-glitter tiara!
After having photographed Carla and Andrew’s beautiful rustic wedding in Oak Glen three years ago, and before their beach maternity portrait session, these expecting parents had two baby shower events, one from each mother! And with the fun theme of ‘adventure’, Carla’s mother’s backyard baby shower was filled with hot air balloons, maps, and a toy biplane soaring through the sky. What a lucky boy!
One part of photography that I really enjoy getting to do is to document various religious events that I otherwise don’t get to experience due to my own religion. This time around, it’s Jack’s Catholic baptism event at the beautiful USC Caruso Catholic Center while being supported by many of their family’s close friends and family.
We quickly photographed Jack getting ready for his big ceremony at a residential house nearby, and once the ceremony at USC was finished, we zipped over to El Cholo restaurant for a fun reception. Marissa and Ron, thanks for having me as your Los Angeles baptism photographer!
Just after Valentine’s Day, I had the pleasure of once again being one of the many amazing sponsors of The Heart Series – a conference on business x bettering the world (view last year’s blog feature). Once again, it was an amazing conference to be a part of, and I had such a great time documenting all the keynote speakers from companies such as UpWorthy, EveryTable, Dizzy Feet Foundation, Yoobi, and Global Citizen, as well as the attendees and their fervor to listen, learn, and give back to the community. Thanks for having me as your Los Angeles business conference photographer!