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!
Olia and Guillaume, and the rest of their wedding guests, flew in from France to Los Angeles to have an intimate wedding at the amazing Paramour Estate on top of Silverlake. With a Great Gatsby type of wedding in mind, the Paramour Estate was the perfect location to have it. The interior decor was very eclectic, with furniture from different parts of the world, large ornate paintings, and taxidermy in every room.
Olia wore a beautiful 1920’s style wedding dress, intricately woven with beads, while Guillaume looked absolutely dapper in his light blue suit with white trimmings. Emotions ran high during the ceremony, when Olia was in such a joyous state that tears would not stop, and to comfort her, Guillaume was ever so gentlemanly that he would give her kisses before the official “you may kiss your bride” statement! D’aw!
In so many ways, Olia has such a firecracker personality, it was an absolute joy to photograph their wedding. They even opted for a completely documentary-style coverage – no posed photos!
Josephine is such an adorable little girl! When she had her dohl birthday party to celebrate turning one, she wore a cute blush-colored sparkly princess dress that matched her big sister. I love when sibling’s outfits match!
The family held Josephine’s birthday party at her grandmother’s Korean restaurant in Koreatown called Yongsusan. There were many little ones running around, enjoying the festivities and playing with the birthday girl, who was just full of smiles!
When I first started Paper Ban Photography a couple of years ago, one of my first wedding clients was Jackie and Jim. They were such a nice couple, and I am honored for them to ask me to photograph their daughter Ava’s first birthday.
For Ava’s dol celebration, the family held a party at X-Lanes Bowling in Little Tokyo. To see little kids bowling and getting SO excited about hitting the pins was so adorable! Their eyes would get so big in anticipation as they released their bowling balls onto the steel-roley-thing. Ava, being only one, couldn’t really participate in the funness of bowling, but she was happily hugged and kissed by just about everyone!
Two years ago, back when I first started my photography journey, I photographed Angelia of Quarternity Knit‘s collection of knitting patterns for various knitting publications. My, how time flies!
On a side street sidewalk of a quiet neighborhood, we met once again to photograph her latest knitting pattern lookbook, this time with the beautiful Bebe as our model. I will tell you, without a doubt, I knew nothing about knitting and crocheting prior to this photoshoot. I learned how to make a scarf back in the day but that’s about it. Being surrounded by three ladies that day that were so knowledgeable and engrossed in this craft was refreshing, and I ended up learning quite a bit about this foreign knitting world, and wow, they made themselves sound like an intense group of people! Haha.
Spring is in full bloom in Los Angeles! Pretty flowers are popping up left and right, which just brings great joy for me. I love colorful trees because you just don’t see it everyday and it breaks the routine of seeing trees with green leaves that we are used to. And really, who ever got grumpy from seeing colorful trees against a pretty blue sky?