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such cuties!

i’m finally getting a chance to sort through my own personal photos for printing, and eventually scrapbooking. i came across these from our family’s annual father’s day picnic from when i was in so-cal last month. the festivities include lots of yummy food, games (water balloon toss, anyone?), endless bingo, a raffle, and lots of quality time spent with family. these two cuties enjoyed hanging out with each other, and i was able to snap a couple shots of them.

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this one is quite a hoot. she always has me cracking up 🙂
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all i’ve gotta say is – my cousins produce cute children. i dare you to tell me otherwise.

the end.

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paige – maternity session – los angeles union station, olvera street

paige is fabulously creative, authors a super awesome blog (one of my favorite reads), and is an awesomely talented scrapbooker. in fact, she’s on the editorial staff at northridge media, publisher of scrapbook trends magazine, which has published lots of my own creations over the years.  she’s always been the one sending me my acceptance emails!

paige also makes a super cute pregnant chick. seriously, can she BE any more adorable? she’s giving birth to a baby boy in october and has the cutest little bump. i was so excited to be able to do a session of her and her belly while i was down in so-cal. we had fun prancing through union station and olvera street in downtown LA. i’ve  always thought that both of these places would be awesome locations for a shoot, and was happy when paige agreed to do her shoot there! i love the charm of union station, and i love the vibrancy of olvera street.

paige was up for anything i suggested…even when it meant that people would just randomly stop, stare and observe. she rocked the session like a pro, though! and there are tons of fabulous photos to share.

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this is around the time when people first started staring at us, hee.

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…but she went along with my crazy ideas – like making her lie down on the fountain while people stared-  anyway…

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speaking of the fountain, that tile?! is super AWESOME.

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the vintage look with this setting? perfection!

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i loved all the tile around the station. lots of awesome tile mosaics!

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i always thought this waiting area would make for some awesome photos. combined with the vintage look?! perfection!

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oooh yes, the cliche belly heart shot. had to do it 😉
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banners are a huge trend in the scrapbooking industry, and also the decorating community. they’re EVERYWHERE. so when we spotted these at olvera street, i knew we’d have to work them into the shoot somehow…
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a play on the heart on belly shots. made with scrapbook supplies 🙂

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thanks, paige! i better see some of these photos in scrapbook trends!

bianca and patrick – engagement session

bianca has been a reader of my personal blog for a while, and i was super excited when she asked me to take her engagement photos when i was in so-cal. she and her fiance, patrick, are super duper sweet! looking at these photos, you can tell how HAPPY they are! it makes me smile looking at them. 🙂

we walked around old town pasadena, starting off shooting in their awesome alleyways, then moving on to the colorado street bridge (aka “suicide bridge”), and then the outside of the norton simon.

i had WAY too many favorites from their session…i tried to narrow it down to just a few, but i failed. here they are!

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i LOVE this bridge! it’s so hauntingly beautiful. i knew that it would be a perfect backdrop for some shots!

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we risked our lives and jumped into the middle of the road for this shot! heee 🙂 we had maybe 10 seconds to jump into the street and back to the sidewalk, before a car approached. it was worth it 🙂

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as our last stop, we snuck in a few shots in front of the norton simon.

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told you they were adorable!!

thanks for letting me capture this stage in your lives, guys!! i had a blast with you two, and i had a lovely time capturing your love!

the nguyen family – family session

this was a session i did while i was down in so-cal.

i met linda through the scrapbooking industry, where we served on a couple of design teams together. we formed a friendship over the years, and have spent lots of time on google chat, discussing our mutual love for paper, the dodgers, the shins, and the office.

i was so excited when she asked me to take her family photos, especially because she had recently had an adorable baby boy and i was dying to photograph him! we headed out to old town pasadena, and braved the almost 100-degree heat.

my favorites –

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linda makes adorable sock monkeys, which she brought along as a prop:

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e’s goal of the day was to blow a huge bubble…

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isn’t this little guy the cutest?!

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this one is probably my absolute favorite from the entire session:

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and this one totally cracks me up!

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mom and dad are totally adorable, too!

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i hesitated in posting these for a while…a week or so after these photos were taken, linda became very ill and was admitted to the ICU, where she still remains now. she has spent most of the time unconscious and on a breathing tube, and has not made it out of the dark quite yet.

please keep this beautiful family in your thoughts.

good friends :)

these are some of my favorite people in the world:

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there’s nothing quite like good friends to make lifea whole lot sweeter…


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