Saturday, July 24, 2010

Beautiful Family ~ The Butlers

Terry and I spent the morning with one of the most adorable families! Megan and I actually graduated the same year at Upland High School (waaaaay back in 1997!). Fast forward about 10 years and we bumped into each other outside a Starbucks in Ventura. We've been bumping into each other randomly ever since!

She asked us to do their family portrait, now that their son is 2 and there will be a new Butler in October! Brady is so cute! His eyes are so blue...and mischievous! This sweet little family loves each other so much. It was evident every time Boomer and Megan looked at each other, or at Brady. Even Brady had such admiration in his eyes when looking at his parents. We absolutely loved being a part of this special family today! And after Baby Girl Butler makes her appearance, we get to do it again!

Thank you Boomer, Megan, and Brady for being sunshine on a gloomy morning!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Botanical gardens, hot models, and fab photographers...

Hartley Botanica is, by far, one of the BEST venues we have ever shot at. The opportunities for beautiful photos are endless and the atmosphere serene. We asked Barbara if we could organize a model shoot that could double as a promotional for Hartley. After a few months of planning, date changes, and people changes, we pulled it off!

Thank you to everyone who made this day absolutely fabulous...Andrew and Louise, Loryn, Melanie, Verenice, David, and Susie! We had so much fun for a Monday!

Andrew and Louise have been together for 1 year and 10 months tomorrow (He pointed that out!). They are such a cute couple! And any man who can pose for wedding photos without even being engaged is a keeper!

Doesn't Loryn look a little like a Caribbean princess? While she may look seductive, she's a total ham!
Melanie is actually my 16 year old cousin. She wants to get into modeling and just happened to be here visiting from Maryland. This was her first photo shoot...or so she says. She was an absolute pro today!

Thank you Susie Nino for the gorgeous hair and make-up! We know it was a lot of work for one person and you rocked! Again, thank you to our fabulous new friends and a HUGE thank you to Hartley Botanica for inviting us to enjoy their beautiful gardens!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Getting to Know Us...

Terry and I spend so much time getting to know our awesome clients. Many of them have become our very dear friends (you know who you are!). They invite us into their homes and lives giving us the absolute joy of capturing their epic moments with our cameras.

We thought we would share a little bit of our lives with all of you...

Terry and I have been together for a little over 16 years. I know, I know, how could we possibly be that old?!? We met in high school. I was a freshman and Terry was a junior. During marching band practice (how cool were we?) Terry ran into me...literally. He just about knocked me out cold with his baritone. I apologized profusely. When you're a freshman, everything is your fault! He looked down at me through his dark Secret Service sunglasses and said..."next time, watch where you're going." Needless to say, it was love at first sight! Not really. I was petrified of him actually! Something about him fascinated me though and we began to find ways to spend more time together.

Our first kiss was at Disneyland on the Haunted Mansion. We have kissed a bazillion times since then! We got married in of the most magical days of our life. Our amazingly cute and super smart son was born in 2006. I promise we're not in the least bit biased!

We both love to read...although our tastes are quite different. He loves sci-fi and history (he's read the George Washington autobiography twice...for fun!). I am a self-proclaimed Twi-hard and mystery lover. I love being outdoors...the beach, the park, an outdoor shopping mall. Terry would much rather hang out at the local Barnes and Noble. We are both Starbucks junkies. But for the record, he reached Gold status first! Those of you who are fellow junkies will know what this means. We are also huge animal lovers. We have 3 dogs, 2 cats, and a partridge in a pear tree. I'm kidding about the partridge of course, but some days, it feels like Noah's Ark in our house!

More than anything, we cherish our time together. Whether we are working our tails off shooting a gorgeous wedding, sitting on the couch watching American Idol, playing catch with our son at the park, or on a rare date night, we make it a point to catch up with each other, laugh, and just be together.

We hope you feel like you know us a little better. If not, well, give us a call and we can get a cup of coffee together. Starbucks of course!

Eternally Yours,

Terry & Seleta