Thursday, June 21, 2012

Glamorous Hollywood Hills Backyard Wedding | Nadia + Fabio

The Italian backyard wedding in Vincent Minnelli's (aka Father to Liza) historic hollywood home with views stretching from downtown Los Angeles to the ocean was one of the most enjoyable, intimate weddings I've seen. Toss in a group of some of Los Angeles' best dressed Italianos, a vintage Rolls Royce named Nutella and our gorgeous bride and groom and it was glamour and style throughout the day. The reception followed at the beautiful Culver Hotel, continuing the theme of Old Hollywood.

I've focused on the bridal portraits for my blog post. Nadia, Fabio and I had a mini-photoshoot after the guests departed for the Culver Hotel and I very much wanted to show them off! I have a few photos of the beautiful home, a few of Nadia dressing and the remainder are their portraits ~ a bit different than normal perhaps. I hope you enjoy!

Classic Old Hollywood style.

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Fabulous Beach Wedding Flip Flop Station

Living in Southern California affords me the opportunity to shoot beach weddings!

I love this "flip flop station" for guests at a classy and fun beach wedding by Details Events. What a fantastically fun way to incorporate your wedding colors and save your guests from sand in their shoes!

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Recipe for beach wedding success!

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mothers Day 2012

Wishing a beautiful Mother's Day to all the moms!!!

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For my second Mother's Day I look forward to spending it relaxing and enjoying my family so forgive me for the incredibly short post!

I am very fortunate to have such an incredible life!

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Monday, April 30, 2012

Downtown Los Angeles Engagement - N+F

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I love Downtown Los Angeles ~ to a little girl growing up in the San Fernando Valley in the 70's and 80's it's always had this amazing raw energy. Los Angeles is an amazing hive of activity, full of historic buildings, great places to eat or see a Laker Game.... In my world full of cars to and from everywhere, it was in Downtown where pedestrians ruled the streets...they still do. Downtown has so many amazing locations to explore - I could shoot 100 engagement shoots and still never shoot in the same location! The Disney Concert Hall, Union Station and the 4th Street Bridge were the urban backdrops for Nadia and Fabio's engagement shoot....and can I tell fit them perfectly.

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Originally from Italy, Nadia trained as a ballerina and now edits documentary films. Her graceful movements, honed by years of ballet, brought a softness to our photos that I could never imagine and shooting her was like a choreographed event and her visual nature made it incredibly easy to collaborate on her shoot. Fabio, also from Italy, worked as an agent for photographers in Milan. Never one to enjoy having his photo taken more of a behind-the-scenes guy, Fabio truly shined in our photo shoot because he's just that cool. Seriously. He's amazingly real...they both are....and their chemistry is off the charts!

Here is one of my all time favorite engagement photos I've ever taken...we are at the Disney Concert Hall in Downtown.

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I am so very excited about shooting their upcoming wedding at a historical Hollywood Home hidden in the hills with amazing views from Downtown L.A. to the ocean. I mean really - how crazy cool are these two? The wedding is going to be awesome! Enjoy the photos!

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