Monthly Archives: July 2013

Baby C – Santa Clara Baby Photography

I was initially contacted by Anne in January of this year.  And only 5 months later, we were able to set up a photo session with her daughter, Baby C, and husband, James!

The session was very different from what we originally envisioned.  Baby C was no longer a tiny beautiful 4 month old but an engaging beautiful 8 month old!

What a smile!

Baby C was crawling…

… and even standing… with a little help from dad.

I just love mommy and baby pictures.

Anne, James and Baby C, it was so nice to finally meet you!  Thank you for allowing me to capture your sweet family.

Sophie and Darius – Orange County Wedding Photography

I have been to a lot of weddings.  Which is great, because I love weddings!   I love the excitement of two people starting their life together, the warm cozy feeling of love in the air, everybody dressed up, the music, the food… the food… seriously, what is there not to love?  And each wedding, no matter how many weddings I attend, stand out in my mind as original and unique, in its own special way.  Some have been “grand,” “colorful,” “romantic”… some have even been “wild!”

But of all the weddings I have attended, only a few stand out in my mind as being “intimate.”  Sophie and Darius’ wedding is one of those weddings.

From the family and friends who arrived early to help decorate, to the “Just Married” sign over the fireplace, lovingly crafted by Sophie’s late grandfather, there was a personal and meaningful touch to each and every detail that created Sophie and Darius’ big day.

Sophie and Darius chose not to see eachother before the ceremony, so while Darius stayed downstairs, Sophie and her mother, mother-in-law, and bridesmaids/sisters got ready upstairs!  So, Darius, this is a little glimpse of what you missed!

Can’t forget the details!

Sophie and Darius had a beautiful outdoor ceremony with only 40 family members and friends in attendance.

As Sophie started her walk down the aisle with her mom and dad/officiant/orator/undercover agent, Darius had this look on his face as he set eyes on his bride for the first time:

Sheer amazement!

Reception followed at Five Crowns Restaurant, where family and friends filled the Crown Room with speeches, laughter, and love for the happy couple.

Their gorgeous rings!

Sophie’s sister, Carolyn, made this cake!  Absolutely perfect!

Although Sophie and Darius didn’t have much time to spend on portraits, we were still able to sneak in a few photographs.

Sophie and Darius, thank you for allowing me to capture this very special and intimate day for you!  Your family and friends were so sweet and funny and perfectly reflect the type of couple you are!  Congratulations again!

Thanks to the following vendors/ family members and friends for making Sophie and Darius’ wedding so memorable!

Venue:  Alison Robbins of Five Crowns Restaurant (Special thanks to the staff members who helped me stay balanced on a chair for some of these photos!)

Florist: Floral Designs by Jerri Disney

Reception Coordinator: Shannon Searles

Officiant: Rick McGough

Cake: Carolyn McGough