Sunday, June 28, 2009

A blog hacker? What?!

Hello everyone! I got some icky news from the tech team redesigning our blog. It's been hacked not once, but twice. Huh? Quite honestly, what poor schmoe has nothing better to do than spend time hacking into the blog of a photographer? Unless they really want to use some of the photos I've posted as their wallpaper...

So until I get the word, I'm gonna lay a bit low on the blog. You can always follow me on twitter or facebook in the meantime. Happy summer!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Congrats to Dianne & Mike! Palm Event Center, Pleasanton

Man, that's what I get for trying to do five things at once - I wanted SO badly to post this before the entire wedding was released to Dianne & Mike so I could surprise them. Dangit! A huge congrats and hugs to you both...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

E-Session: Tiffany & Javier

Rose Garden, at high noon. Am I a total idiot? Even newbie photogs know that you don't shoot at high noon. Everyone gets icky bags under the eyes since the light is coming smack down from above. But Tiffany and Javier didn't have much of a choice - with their jobs, it was lunchtime or nuthin'! And honestly, I can't think of a more fun way to spend lunch than biking around the Rose Garden with my man and having multiple excuses for us to snuggle and kiss. Awww. :D So we found some trees, got creative, and had a blast. Know why I love e-sessions so much? It's because it's a great, no-stress, yes-fun way to really get to know how a couple interacts. How does he look at her? Does she giggle or full-on laugh at his jokes? Are they kissy or more reserved? In general, the more active a couple is with each other, the more evocative their images. So if a couple's more reserved, it's up to me to work with them in small ways to get a bit of interaction between them.
Their big day is this summer at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph and the stunning Nestldown. I can't wait!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Here's who gets me up in the morning...

Meet Alex and Nicole. They live together, raise their dogs and their garden together, and thank god almighty, make coffee together. I swear, Alex is the only human being who knows the secret of how to make a soy latte. Nicole's is pretty bada** too. hehehe I love you two! You can find them in the mornings at Coffee Society in the PruneYard.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Congrats to Melanie & Mike! Clos la Chance Winery

The perfect example of an idyllic wedding - two gorgeous people in love under as close to a Tuscan sun as California can get. Melanie & Mike, I loved spending your big day with you!

Location: Clos la Chance Winery, San Martin
Planners: At Your Request, Saratoga
Floral Design: Ingela Floral Design, Campbell
Catering: Le Papillon, Saratoga

Friday, May 22, 2009

Still need a gown? Huge sample sale at Gabrielle's!

Gabrielle's Bridal Atelier is throwing a sample sale May 29th and 30th at their Los Gatos location located at 104 University Ave., Los Gatos, CA 95030. This is a true sale - Gabi's getting ready to move into her new storefront location (along with the amazing Nicole Lisanne of Nicole Lisanne Weddings & Events By Design) less than a half mile from me here in Campbell. That means making room rather than packing. Yipee!

Gowns will be 50-70% off!!!

Call or e-mail to make an appointment at 408-399-9393 or

Gowns will be 50-70% off. Did I mention that?

The gorgeous bride above is Talia, who speaks very highly of Gabrielle. It's where she found this beautiful Melissa Sweet gown.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Armando Sarabia, Stylist Extraordinaire!

Any excuse I can get to photograph my friends in action, OR photograph my friends looking all gorgeous, I'll jump on it.

So when I found out my friends from Casa Real and Palm Event Center were going to have a special "what to do with your own makeup" session with one of my favorite stylists, Armando Sarabia, well...I got a two-fer!

Armando is a true talent, so much so that he's ridiculously booked up doing hair and makeup styling for brides and others. He was even on a recent episode of Who's Wedding Is It Anyway?! You can find him at Get Your Do Up.

A few fun shots from the day!