It’s always fun to celebrate someone’s birthday, but I’ve found that the fun is turned up a notch when the birthday coincides with a special date. Reese is a lucky girl to have her birthday on Halloween, as it’s such a festive day!
For her first birthday, she had a circus-themed party filled with circus treats like cotton candy and popcorn and sprinkles on everything. So many people dressed up in such cute outfits. Reese herself had a matching outfit with her mom that involved poofy pink tutus, and looked SO adorable.
Bobby and Jackie is the most well-traveled couple I’ve had the pleasure of encountering. Traveling the world is part of their lifestyle, and they do it with such happiness and excitement. It’s only fitting to include this part of their life into their wedding! For their wedding, I traveled to four different locations within Los Angeles – Jackie’s house to photograph her and her bridesmaids getting ready, to Bobby’s house for their beautifully done backyard ceremony, to Santa Monica Pier to photograph the bridal party portraits and have some major fun at the arcade, and to the Santa Monica Bay’s Woman’s Club for the reception.
It’s very apparent how much in love Jackie and Bobby is by the way that he makes her laugh every moment they’re together. It’s also very apparent how much love they’re received by their friends and family as many eyes were in tears during the exchanges of their vows. I’m glad I was able to be part of their wedding day as their photographer.
For Max’s second birthday, his parents decided to invite friends and family to celebrate at My Gym, a children’s fitness center that I seem to be seeing everywhere! Inside, there is a playground that I know I would have loved as a kid – slides, trampoline, ballpen, strings from the ceiling, roley-bally-thingy, and space to just run around with plenty of cushions for protection.
It was such an interactive party, and you can really tell how much fun the birthday boy was having. He was going 100mph through the obstacles, playing with everything in sight, and the other kids followed suit!
Photographing an Indonesian event is a big deal for me. If you didn’t know, I’m Indonesian. However, in all my years, I’ve only attended a handful of authentic Indonesian cultural events, and in that regards, I feel I’ve failed some part of my ancestors’ history. So I love it whenever I am asked to photograph an Indonesian event in Los Angeles!
The day after their wedding, Lisa and Ryan wanted me to photograph their ‘after-wedding’ lunch at NBC Seafood Restaurant, a Chinese restaurant located inMonterey Park. One of things I love about Asian events is that there’s always so much food!
Scroll on down to view more photos from Lisa and Ryan’s event.
Remember that one day, some time last weekend, when the temperature was sky-rocket high?! I do, mainly because I was enjoying the hot outdoor weather at Hannah’s bridal shower, which took place at Malibu Wines, a vineyard in the canyons of Malibu. Everyone seemed to have enjoyed themselves irregardless of the heat!
As the guests arrived, they were treated to a ‘Mad Hatter/Wonderland’ themed lunch, with little bowler hats and cute decor. Hannah, with her elegant white dress and diamond-shaped sky-blue earrings, has such a lovely character to her which you can tell with every smile she made (and she smiled a lot!).
View some of my favorite photos from her Malibu winery bridal shower below!
On a beach in Malibu, tucked away in an area known as ‘Paradise Cove’, lies Kaveer’s one year birthday party. It was held in a cabana, surrounded by a white picket fence with gorgeous green plants on one side, and the crashing waves on the other. The sun was just calming down as I arrived on the scene, and Kaveer’s guests, who had previously all been wearing sunhats, began to feel the freedom of having their hair be blown by the sweet breeze of the ocean.
Like many of us when we step foot onto the beach, Kaveer had a fascination with the sand. Whenever he wasn’t being carried off by a family member sporting a yellow outfit, he liked to spend his time on the sandy ground, exploring the wonders of the little gray particles. He also wondered constantly why so many eyes were upon him, smiling with contentment, as he studied the sand.
The yellow bow tie that Kaveer wore loosened as the party progressed. In that time frame, the sun was just setting, birthday candle flames had been blown out, and everyone had eaten either milk or burger. Needless to say, it was a smashing party.
Happy first birthday to Kaveer, who looked just ravishing in his yellow bow tie, fedora hat, and nautical striped shirt!