Lydia + Brian Wedding Rehearsal

It was truly a pleasure capturing priceless moments for my friend Lydia & her then-fiancé-but-now-turned-husband's wedding rehearsal.  Being around them with all the excited anticipation in the air was so infectious.  Two days after I have documented their rehearsal, they've finally become Mr & Mrs Diep.  I am so very happy for you both, Lydia & Brian!  Best wishes for much blessings in your new life together as husband & wife.  Here's a few more photographs to add in your remembrance book... & may you keep adding more & more happy moments in your book for many, many years to come!

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Enzo's 1st Birthday

What could be more adorable?!!!  The cute-as-a-button birthday boy, equally cute lil' guests or the sailor-themed décor {mostly handmade by Mom, Dad, Grandmas & Aunts}... The afternoon was full of games galore, fun & laughter ―the result of which is indubitably visible in the birthday boy's jubilant face.  Enzo's birthday party couldn't be more perfect!

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All the best wishes for the dearly loved lil' boy!

Omar's "50th Again" Birthday Celebration

 

I had the pleasure of witnessing a fun-filled birthday celebration last Sunday for the forever-young, Señor Omar Bizaro.  Since Argentina made it to the final game in this year's La Copa Mundial, Argentinian Omar was treated by his darling wife with a World Cup themed party.  Con buena comida, música and surrounded by his beloved family and close friends ―qué gran celebración!

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¡Felicidades Omar!

Stephanie + Daniel Engagement

The heat was definitely up a notch during Stephanie & Daniel's Pasadena engagement session.  These are my favorite images from the ones I was able to take myself, while assisting my friend Jane of {Jane D Photography}... To view the whole session, click here.

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Had a bit of 'foreground' fun with these two images... do take a shot at guessing what I used, for a bit of fun! 

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I'll end with a sweet & serene one of this very adorable duo...

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Anthony + Shelby

Some of my favorites, from the beautiful Temecula military wedding I second-shot last March... 

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Princess Bride

The sweetest bride, Kelly, was indeed princess for a day on her wedding day... Flowers & glitz abounded, made complete with ever the most doting groom!

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2013 Walk Now for Autism Speaks

I will be at tomorrow's walk start & finish lines... Do stop-by & say "Hi!"

 

Oh Brothers!

Not much for me to say really, only one word comes to mind... CUTENESS!  These cute-as-a-button brothers are my son's little buddies at their elementary school's Halloween Parade.

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Twice for a Good Cause

It does feel nice indeed to give a gift of your time & talent for a good cause.  Like when I covered this Golf Tournament, in which the proceeds went to a non-profit organization building schools for the Dalits in India.  I'm no golfer, but if I were, I would definitely try to color coordinate my outfit like this big hearted lady golfer.  Now, if I could only learn to also hit the ball past 100 yards like her and have my swing look as nice...

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What 'Joy' Looks Like

This is one of the images taken during the baptism events I did at my church a few weeks ago.  Of the numerous photos I did that day, this one's ingrained in my memory.  Doesn't the little girl look so jubilant?!  And of course... the red hair, freckles and sparkly blue eyes on top of the joyous look on her face ―Simply adorable! 

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Eye of the Beholder

As an artist, it's sometimes hard to decide what look you want for an image.  Just as the old adage goes, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."  So it's always a good idea to ask for an input from the people you're making the photographs for on how they want their images to look & feel.  Like this image below {top & bottom post-worked differently}... Which one do you prefer?

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Special Love

Autism awareness wedding bands, to honour two very special little people in our lives with Asperger's Syndrome. 

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Portrait of a Lady

They call her Ate Nanette in the family and she proudly told me she's 90 years old!  I think she's an absolutely beautiful lady for her age... I've had the pleasure of being acquainted with her for a number of years now and she's not only beautiful and classy on the outside, but on the inside as well.  Every single time I've ever seen her, she always has a different hat on and I find that so adorable!

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