Monday, October 31, 2011

Susan & Al ~ Married!

When they gaze into each other's eyes, it's so deep they get lost. When they touch, you can see sparks of electricity. It can only be described as true love. Susan and Al exchanged vows in front of their closest family and friends on October 15th at Padre Serra in Camarillo. The ceremony was so beautiful! And the reception rocked!

Susan's stunning bouquet and all the other gorgeous flowers were from Yamaguchi's in Santa Paula.Thank you Susan and Al for inviting us to be a part of your wedding day! We are truly honored. And we wish you all the best life and love have to offer...Congratulations!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Beautiful Baby ~ Adam

Baby Adam has arrived!!! And what a perfect addition to this beautiful family. Amanda, Mohamed and big sister, Liyana welcomed Adam a month ago and he is just as cute as can be. We have to say, Adam was one of the most perfect newborns we have ever had the pleasure of photographing!

We asked Amanda and Mohamed how Liyana is adjusting to being a Big Sister...they just looked at each other and smiled. "She's getting there," they both said.

Yep! That kiddo is smiling at his one month old! Thank you Mohamed, Amanda, Liyana and Adam for inviting us into your family at such a blessed time! We know you will get back to a good night's sleep soon...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Santa Barbara Wedding ~ Julie & Peter

They smiled ALL day...they kissed A LOT...and their pure joy and love washed over everyone present that day. We had so much fun with this beautiful couple, their family, and their friends. And we couldn't help but smile all day too...and steal a few kisses of our own!

Julie and Peter exchanged vows at the spectacular Casa das Palmas in Santa Barbara. It was an intimate ceremony and lovely reception in the gardens of the estate. The whole day was expertly and beautifully coordinated by Toby Theule. And while thunder rumbled occasionally during the ceremony, the rain was kept at bay by Julie's bright and sunny smile! Julie's beautiful daughters stood by her side and Peter's best friends by his as the two promised to love and accept each other just as they are...

Julie's smile is infectious! And we've decided that she has the best "laugh face" ever!

Julie could hardly wait to get down the aisle to fact, when she reached him, she planted a huge kiss on his lips! Everyone started laughing! I don't think the minister quite knew what to do with the bride who kissed her groom BEFORE the ceremony started.

This stunning fall bouquet is courtesy of Kaleidescope Flowers in Santa Barbara.

Congratulations Julie & Peter! We were so honored to be a part of this special day. We wish you a lifetime of love, laughter, acceptance and pure joy! Enjoy your well-deserved honeymoon!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Beautiful Baby ~ Kate

One of our fabulous clients volunteers for the National Charity League, Juniors of Ventura County. Back in March they held their annual Art of Giving event where they raised over $90,000 to support the new Children's Cancer and Blood Diseases Program at Ventura County Medical Center. We really wanted to participate in such a wonderful cause, so we donated one of our Beautiful Collection portrait packages for the silent auction.

John and Kristin were the lucky winners of a Beautiful Baby portrait least we think they're lucky! John is a physician with one of VCMC's Ambulatory Care Clinics. He and Kristin are two incredibly devoted parents...they have to be with FIVE beautiful daughters! We had the pleasure of being invited into their lovely home to photograph all of them - John, Kristin, Sarah Rose, Emma, Julia, Mia and Baby Kate. Whew! Baby Kate is just two months old but she's already an old pro handling a busy household. She didn't cry once while we were there and watched everything we did with such intensity and listened to every word we said. It was amazing! In fact, all the girls were amazing! We had so much fun with this beautiful family!

Thank you John, Kristin, Sarah Rose, Emma, Julia, Mia and Kate! We can't wait to see you again! And John, good luck on your adventurous hike...

* If you are interested in donating to the National Charity League, Juniors of Ventura County, or seeing more of what they do, please visit *

Monday, August 15, 2011

Beautiful Baby ~ Kierstyn

Baby Kierstyn made her debut on July 30th in a beautiful and peaceful home birth surrounded by her loving family. Well, big sister Brynn did sleep through most of it! But she is so proud of her little sister and has been quite a big helper!

This adorable little beanie was made by Kellie's midwife (Mary Jackson Midwifery). Who also helped make Scott and Kellie's home birth an awesome experience!

Congratulations Scott, Kellie and Brynn! Kierstyn is absolutely perfect and so very loved! Thank you for letting us share in this special time with all of you!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Julie & Peter ~ Engaged

We spent a beautiful morning in Santa Barbara with Julie and Peter, a wonderful couple that we could have spent the whole day with. They are getting married in September...on 9-10-11 at 12 to be exact!

We started out at a park across the street from Peter's home, which has a gorgeous view of the ocean. If this was our view, I don't think we would ever leave home!

Peter has the coolest little red dune buggy!

From the park, we headed to La Casa de Maria in Montecito. We've lived in this area for nine years and traveled to Santa Barbara many, many times, and had no idea this little gem of a location existed! It's a non-profit organization, whose mission is to provide a sanctuary for people of all faiths to gather and serve their community. It's tranquil and so beautiful. We didn't want to leave! And this is where Julie and Peter met...the rest, as they say, is history.

Rule #62...don't take yourself so seriously.

On their wedding invitation, it reads "This is where Julie and Peter met. We sat on a small wall and looked down this road, talking for hours. This place, this spot, what we saw, the road we were going to be on, is so significant that we've made it the background for our wedding invitation."

Julie and Peter, we are so honored to be a part of your lives and your journey together. Thank you so much for inviting us to this very special place.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Susan & Al ~ Engaged

He couldn't take his eyes off her...the ENTIRE time! And when she smiled at him, her whole face lit up. We spent a beautiful Saturday morning with Susan and Al and we are so excited for their upcoming October wedding. They will be exchanging vows at the gorgeous Padre Serra church in Camarillo in front of their closest family and friends. We headed to Hartley Botanica for their engagement session and had a blast! These two laughed...a lot. Which means we laughed...a lot! Although we also felt a little guilty being witness to some tenderly intimate moments...but we still captured them with our cameras forever freezing those moments in time.

We can already tell these two have a wonderful future ahead of them. And we are so happy we get to be a part of it! Thank you Susan and Al for a great Saturday!