Elizabeth recently celebrated her bridal shower at Pasadena’s Tea Rose Garden. There is something about English high tea that is so darling. Oh, right. The lush garden setting, the adorably intricate teacups, dressing up with a cute hair accessory, and being around friends and family over a cup of tea and finger sandwiches. What’s more, there was an addition of an awesome desert bar with teacup-shaped cakepops and an ornate cake. I absolutely love the little details that went into Elizabeth’s bridal shower decor!
Games and festivities coincided at various times during the event like ‘What’s on the Apron’, and which envelope included a photo of her fiance. Her fiance did make a surprise appearance towards the end of the party, and everyone started to play the ‘He Said, She Said’ game.
Being in front of the camera can sometimes be nerve-racking. Even I, who is constantly around a camera (since I’m, you know, a photographer) feel somewhat less confident as soon as I am faced with one pointing in my direction.
Thea, writer of the introvert-oriented blog Introvertology, requested a headshots portrait session for her blog. Here are some of her chosen images. I love the navy lace dress that she chose for this session!
This little guy’s name is Sterling. He is such a precious little boy that thoroughly enjoys the outdoors and all that it has to offer – the birds chirping, the flowers growing, the grass beneath his feet. If he is in a bad mood (which rarely happens), take him outside and his mood instantly lifts.
It only makes sense to take little Sterling’s portraits in his true nature – outside and in his diapers.
During a clear and bright day in Southern California, a little girl name Perry celebrated her 1 year birthday. It was a celebration that graduated her from the year of being a baby into her next stage in life – being a toddler.
The birthday celebration took place in her backyard that overlooked the Pasadena neighborhood. Perry was dressed in a cute floral outfit as she enjoyed the party, until it was time for business. In the Korean tradition, when a baby turns one, they ‘choose their future’, meaning they are placed on a mat with several objects in front of them, each symbolizing a different career. Perry, now in her adorable traditional Korean dress, crawled towards the ruler.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, a future architect! Thank you, Perry, for having me as your one-year birthday photographer!
After getting married in paradise (is Hawaii anything else?) this past summer, Nick and Swati wanted to take their celebration to the next level – by having a backyard reception for friends and family who couldn’t make it overseas. It was an intimate gathering, taking place a Southern California fall evening. The neighborhood was pitch dark, with only the sprinkles of light from Nick and Swati’s celebrating lighting the air. Swati looked stunning in her her red and gold Indian attire. And Nick looked so handsome in his!
Congratulations, and wishes of everlasting love to the newlyweds! Thank you for having me as your events photographer!
Earlier this week, I met up with Jillian and her family, Adam and Josiah, at CalTech to do a family session. They were a great family to photograph (as you can tell from the photos!) and Josiah was such a cute little baby! Whenever he smiled, his cheeks would get so round and puffy – it was adorable!
Oddly enough, even though we started the session at 3pm, the sun started to disappear behind the buildings within fifteen minutes or so. Thankfully though, we were able to capture some sunset-backlit photos before it completely went down.
Thank you, Jillian, Adam and Josiah for allowing me to photograph your family’s holiday session. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!