October 30, 2009

Hannah & Kyle on Once Wed

Happy Friday! I'm so excited to have Hannah & Kyle's wedding on oncewed.com today. Once Wed has become one of my favorite wedding blogs - I love Emily's style and the content is always insipiring. Head on over to see the full post!

And thank you to Hannah & Kyle for creating such a beautiful, picturesque evening that was so fun to capture. I'll be posting more of my favorite images here soon!

October 28, 2009

Ruth & David's Wedding

Ruth and David are such a sweet couple. I feel a kindred spirit in Ruth: her love for Anthropologie, great shoes and photography. Ruth has a sweet blog as well (the header image is from our fantastic engagement shoot in Santa Monica) and put so much thought into all the personal details of their wedding. They married in July and we had that beautiful Summer sun. Much love to both of you! And sorry it took me so long to blog your wedding : )

October 22, 2009

Anniversary photos by Levi - sneak peek

Here is one shot I sneakily stole off Levi's facebook. You can see a few more on his page here and there are many more to come. Anniversary photos are so fun! I highly recommend them as a way to celebrate - it's like being engaged all over again : )

A million thanks to my talented 2nd shooter/assistant Levi. I can't wait to see more!

October 20, 2009

Five Years

Fo and I celebrated our five year anniversary at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Palm Springs. We zipped there in our rented Mini Cooper (because the family car just wasn't doing it for me on this occasion) and enjoyed a day & a half of drinking berry mojitos by the pool and champagne by the fireplace at night. We also made googly eyes at each other most of the weekend (ew), but we just feel so blessed to be where we are five years after our wedding. It's so nice to have someone like him to do "life" with.

And of course we paid a visit to the lobby photo booth : )

October 16, 2009

Happy Weekend

We will be at the furthest thing from the beach celebrating our 5 year anniversary this weekend! But I loved these Polaroids from our evening with friends from out of town. We are doing some anniversary photos next week too, which I have been planning for and will be fun, fun, fun. Partly because I get to wear a birdcage veil : )

Happy Weekend.

October 13, 2009

Home from the East Coast and other news

I got back last Tuesday, really. My trip to NY & DC with my bestie Faith was so fun and just what I needed. I can't thank my super husband enough - I owe him a fishing trip soon for sure : )

- Shooting lots of Polaroid - I have been living in Polaroid lately and I kind of love it.
- Cupcakes at Crumbs, NYC
- Hanging with Jenny Beth & my good friend Patrick (from photo school..he's 1st asst. for Mark Seliger ooh la la)
- Flea market in the Village, scoring on tie clips and Vera scarves
- Young designers' sample sale. We both bought necklaces by the lovely Jaymee Luu. Mine and Faith's.
- Museums in DC. We liked the first lady dresses, gem exhibit, finding a Wayne Thiebaud cake painting and a really beautiful Georgia O'keefe that nothing like the ones she is so famous for. I wish I could find it on the web to show you, but no luck.
- Eating lots and lots of good food.

Faith wrote a great post about our trip - she says it all so much better than I ever could. Read it right here.

And...I'm guest judging this week's contest over at i Heart Faces.

The theme is "excited" and you have until 9pm central time this evening to enter. There are already 414 entries as I write this! If you are new to this blog it's a really fun way to share your images in their weekly contests. The founders Amy & Angie are dolls and talented designers & photographers. Definitely check out i Heart Faces and their individual blogs. Thanks girls for having me!

This week I am working on a lot of album designs, pouring over the almost 5,000 images we shot at Joanna & David's Ojai Valley Inn Wedding last Saturday, getting ready for our 5 year anniv. shoot on Thursday with Levi (birdcage veils, dominoes, vintage playing cards, handmade kites...should be a good time) and then taking off to Palm Springs on Friday for a little anniversary getaway to the Ace Hotel.

And it's raining today! It's a lot easier to stay inside and work with weather like this. Everyone in So Cal seems to be excited for this storm - it's been a looong time since we've seen raindrops.

Happy Tuesday.