A few years ago, I had the pleasure of shooting Jacqueline and Kui's engagement photos and their wedding. It has been such a pleasure to watch this family grow! Their little boy is seriously the cutest! These images are from a mini-session at Pacific City last fall.
That little guy could have easily spent all day going up and down the escalator! So adorable!!
"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different."
-- Coco Chanel
Last fall, my sister-in-law who works for Chanel was helping put on an event at the Watertable Restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa, and she asked me to photograph their cocktail hour. I have to admit at first I was really nervous! I don't normally do events, and rarely shoot at night with my flash, so I was feeling a bit unsure if I could do it. On top of that, I was intimidated by being around all those beautiful Chanel people! What should I wear? My style is VERY casual (I wear flip-flops 99% of the time!) and so I was kinda freaking out about what to wear. Then of course I reasoned with myself, and came to my senses -- I'm not the one in FRONT of the camera, so WHO CARES!?!? Ha ha. Isn't it funny how we psyche ourselves out about the silliest things? I pulled myself together, made sure my camera bag was packed and was on my way. It was a low-key event - I felt much more at ease when I saw everyone in their Chanel t-shirts! It was a bit awkward at first because I didn't want to be in the way, but wanted to make sure I was getting enough photos. Luckily, all of the attendees were super friendly and not camera shy at all! It was a gorgeous October night, and a beautiful atmosphere out on the patio of the restaurant. I had a lot of fun meeting everyone and enjoyed myself more than I thought I would! At the time, I wasn't sure what the images would be used for, but later found out that they were to be displayed on a big screen at a slideshow. I really hope everyone enjoyed seeing these pictures and remembering a nice evening in Huntington Beach!
This mini-session was quite a while ago -- Fall 2015, but still just as cute and blog worthy as ever! I'm trying to get more of my work on my blog, so I will be posting a bit from the last 2 years to bring my blog current.
I love this cute family! I was lucky enough to get to be with these adorable twins in the nursery at church, and just absolutely adore them! I had been eyeing this parking garage for a while and Kristen and Wes were willing to indulge me so I could see how I liked this location for photos. I'm happy with how they turned out...how could I not be enamored with those two cutie pies staring back at me???