When I first met Tawny & Mike during our consultation, my daughter was only a couple months old. Being a first time mom, I immediately missed little Siena and couldn’t wait to get back to her. But conversations with Tawny & Mike were so easy and genuine, almost 2 hours had flown by before I realized there was a little bebe needing mummy’s attention at home. Somehow during that time, Tawny has convinced me that I want/need to have FOUR children (just as she and Mike want for themselves.) I went home and jokingly said this to hubby, thinking the would flip out but instead he said “ok!” I’m pretty sure I almost fainted and the joke was on me!
Tawny & Mike had their hearts set on a spring almond orchard engagement shoot and I’m so glad we made it happen. These beautiful blooms come by only a couple of weeks each year and they are fleetingly difficult to catch. We pretty much refreshed our weather apps every few hours the week leading to this and miraculously dodged the rain on the day of. When I sent them the finished gallery, they were so eager to see the photos but waited until they got home from work to look at them together. How incredibly sweet is that? Tawny & Mike, I know there will be an abundance of love and laughter on your wedding day and I cannot wait to capture it for you. <3
Hello friends and happy 2015! I’m so excited for the new year but part of me is missing 2014 already. I hope your 2014 was filled with beautiful memories and that this new year will be an extra special one for you! I’m not a huge fan of resolutions because I often make small goals and try to evaluate them as I go along. I’ve recently started following Mark Zuckerberg, you know, the Founder and CEO of Facebook, and saw that he has made some awesome resolutions throughout the years. This year he is committed to reading a new book every other week, and in previous years he made other commitments such as learning Mandarin, be a vegetarian, writing a thank you note to someone each day etc. That inspires me to try out one big resolution each year…so…any cool suggestions for what I should commit to for 2015? 😉
Let’s start off 2015 with a beautiful wedding at The Vineyards, Simi Valley that I was fortunate enough to photograph with Tin. I grew up in the Valley so this is a mere 15-20 minutes from my parents’ house. To brides looking for outdoor venues, look either North of Los Angeles to Simi Valley and Malibu, or South of Los Angeles to San Juan Capistrano and the Orange County vicinities for some elegant and rustic gems. I love me a wedding with details details details and this one doesn’t disappoint. I adore the white and mint theme and all the thoughtful little touches that ShanShan + Quan thought of. And omg, how gorgeous is that ombre wedding cake? Special thanks to Jenny from Kelly Zhang Makeup Studio for the bride’s beautiful hair and makeup.
Cheers to creating more memories and awesome photos in the next 12 months! <3