Growing up, I have always been an introvert. I was that kid that sat on the side lines watching everything around me. I enjoy observing the intricate details of life - the color, the smell, the personality, how people move in it, etc. As I got older, that joy in details grew into an admiration for photography and the ability to tell a story in a single snap shot. So whenever I get a free moment to pick up my camera, I do it! It's been a long time coming, but I am officially done with school (FOREVER, woot woot)! I'm a full time sonographer, working two jobs, trying to balance my career and my love for photography. I spend all day imaging people's insides and during my spare time I like to image people's outside :) Photography is one of my favorite past times, but with only so many hours in a day, it remains my hobby. Thus, I will be available for limited portrait sessions.

That's a little about me... now, tell me about you! I look forward to hearing from you.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Thai Binh and Cathy | Engagement

Thai Binh and Cathy... first thing that comes to mind: Hardcore Laker fans! Second thing that comes to mind: baby talk. LOL. This couple is notorious for their sweet talk. I won't go into the names, but let's just say that they're really in love!

I met Cathy several years ago through my sister Catherine (btw, check out her blog) and have been friends with Cathy ever since. What I love about Cathy is that when you're friends, you're friends for good! She will always be by your side, even if you don't talk or see each other all of the time. Then she met Thai Binh and it's like yin and yang; Bonnie and Clyde. They just complete each other. I'm happy to have Thai Binh as my friend now too!

I'm excited to attend their Laker-colored inspired wedding next month! Cathy is going to look fabulous!

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from our shoot in Laguna.

This next one is my favorite!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Remember The Bug?

Mel just entered the picture that I took of Melia into the Gap Contest! Please register and vote for the bug! You cannot deny that face! Love my little niece!

Vote Here!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

OC Photog Shootout

Last night I got to participate in the OC Photog Shootout and I'm so glad I did. I learned so much and met some really great people. It's so nice to know that I'm not the only person trying to figure "this whole thing" out. And, it was especially nice to be in Sarah K. Chen's group to learn the tricks of the trade from only the best! Yay for great mentorship!

I'd like to thank you Hanssie and Matt for organizing the event. It was a lot of fun and so so valuable!

Thanks to all the vendors!
Jay's Catering and especially Mary Lallande.
Bella Collina for the venue.
Kacee Geoffroy Makeup Designs for beautifying our models.
Bows-n-Berries Hairpieces
Avery J Productions

A special thank you to the Models!
Lindsy, Micah, Tiffany, Megan, and Shannon.

On with the show!

Welcome to my new blog

Hi bloggers! Welcome to my new home. I hope you enjoy following me along on my photographical journey... Please be patient with me as I try to figure out a few glitches... I know the links to each of the categories are not working right now.

Be sure to check back soon because I have some great photos from the OC Photog Shootout that I went to last night.

Finally, I want to say, "thank you" to Ellie at Rainy Day Template for putting together this blog for me and to Hanna at HML Design Studio for helping me with the graphic design work. Without both of your help, I could not have launched this new blog!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Vince and Mary | Wedding

Married! On October 3rd, on a perfectly cool, crisp autumn day Vince and Mary tied the knot! Let me tell you. If you've been in a long relationship that sort of lost the love and tenderness that you once had with your significant other, the cure would be to spend the day with these two! They've been together... eight years (correct me if I'm wrong Mary + Vince)and it seems like they just met! They are so sweet together that they gave me goose bumbs! They could not stop looking giddily at each other, stealing kisses every chance they got. I didn't have to tell them to kiss while we were shooting because it just came so natural.

I am so happy that I was able to capture their special day for them. This is what weddings are all about! LOVE! Not invitations or decorations! Just love. Just Vince and just Mary. Congratulations you two... and thank you for reminding me why I married my hubby :)

Flowers were done by the awesome, Three Petals!
And the delicious meal was catered by Jay's Catering. To see more of Jay's Catering, visit their website!