Even though I just photographed Soraya & Scott's wedding, I just had to blog a few of their engagement photos in Venice Beach. Next time, we are renting bikes because we tredged lots of ground on foot. We made a full loop from Abbott Kinney, the cool venice street sign to the canals, beach and back. The last image was on our walk back to our cars and it turned out to be one of our favorites. Soraya and Scott purchased a 16x20 canvass wrap and had it displayed at their wedding reception. Can't wait to share their wedding photos. I get a bit behind on blogging but always look forward to sharing my favorites.
I was so excited to hear after photographing Aiden's 1 yr. old portrait session that the Vasquez family wanted a group family portrait. It was great seeing the family interact together and they were so comfortable in front of the camera. When I first met with Maria, mother and grandmother, who by the way looks like she's her daughter's age, mentioned she did not like any pictures of herself. She ordered a wall collage with 7 different soft top wall photos with her and her husband's portrait in the center. That's a success story for CW Photography. They're such a beautiful family. I hope we stay in touch and hopefully get the opportunity to photograph more grandchildern. I can't wait to see the wall collage on their home wall.
I hope Joshua knows how great of a mother he has. Cathy envisioned a Hawaiian theme with a touch of Persian flair and she pulled it off with class and style. There was so much activity, entertainment, alon with beautiful people. It was difficult to figure out a location to capture it all. The cocktail hour was more like a prelude to the reception. Sushi chefs decked out their spread in such a spectacular presentation, it was so difficult to photograph it and not partake. Firedancers and Polynesian dancers entertained the guest and later in the evening the colorful and georgeous Persian dancers lit up the room. Joshua's grand entrance as he was carried in by two buff polynesian dancers was a hit. There were so many great moments that it was tough to select what photos to highlight here from the event. Thank you Gipoor family for the opportunity to partake in such a memorable day. A big thanks to Maribel Farina for your spirit, energy and help.