Andrea & Zach: Trash the Dress

Matt & I photographed Andrea & Zach's wedding in April; when Andrea & I first began discussing her proposed trash-the-dress session, she initially requested that it include her new puppy, Sugar the papillion. The irony here is getting the dog washed means getting the dress dirty, OH YEAH!10081036img_178610171021100611064104010481073104310721082

Senior Portraits: Clarissa

I've gotten comments before on how Clarissa and I look related. That's because we are!  Clarissa is my cousin from Taft, CA who made a special trip down just to visit me...and my camera.img_6693-copy1

Looking at this picture, I sure as heck HOPE we look related!  WOW.


img_6722-copy1Clarissa told me that she really loves "music, piano, and [her] chucks."  A girl after my own heart! I wore my own red ones during this shoot just for her!  OK, and maybe a little bit for me. Those red sneakers of mine have history, you know.





[38] Wedding images: Rachel & Joel

Last Saturday Matt and I joined Rachel and Joel at Tivoli Too in Laguna Beach. Rachel is the daughter of my parents' neighbors, I've known her for a long time!Rachel, Joel, and their bridal party were nice enough to meet us a couple hours before the ceremony to get in some quality photo time. It really is awesome what we can turn out with just some extra time devoted to photography.

Rachel with the gals; one is her sister, the other two, her sisters-in-law. How's that for family bonds!Rachel & Sarah, sisters. Stay tuned for Sarah's awesome Napa wedding next May!ZOMG IT'S ME!!The gangDowntown Laguna's famous red phone boothI love love love LOVE Rachel's haircut. SUCH A CUTE LITTLE BOB!!I know, right??Couldn't resist. Gorgeous shot by Matt.Joel is a big sweetie pie. I think he liked the "Blue Steel" poses better, though. =)Silly bridal party...and this is pre-champagne!Love this one by Matt.One of my all-time favoritesAnother fave of mineRachel making her way down the aisle with her paTrue tears of joy!I think Tivoli Too is my favorite Tivoli location.Pretty svelte dress, no?Dancing with dadOne of Rachel's three older brothers getting beckoned to the dance floor!My folks were invited, too ;-)