Many photographs have been taken of my beloved puggies and shared on this blog. Here's one in particular that I absolutely adore. I pulled a Martha Stewart one evening and collected leaves from our front yard. With my handy glue gun, I made this fall pug band that Bella is sporting in this picture. No, Bella didn't enjoy the minutes I enticed her to wear it for the picture perfect moment but she does understand that there will be a treat awaiting her for such great behavior. Thank you Bella for your willingness and patience when Mama gets an itch for pugtivity.
Although this engagement session was back in August, I didn't want to overlook sharing a few here. I've since photographed their wedding and they looked just as cool and hip.
Jessica & Craig's Jewish wedding was very dear to my heart. There's something about saying your vows over the deep blue sea. The Point Fermin bluff has such beautiful grounds for an outdoor ceremony. The famous fig tree added a special touch to the ambiance of their day and it's free. For brides on a budget, this wedding proves that one can have a gorgeous outdoor ceremony without the extravagant costs. The hupa waved from the ocean breeze and Craig broke the glass with his first attempt. I love dogs so when I saw biscuit dressed to the nine to walk down the aisle, I knew it was going to be a special ceremony. Jessica told me she was pregnant when we met so I couldn't wait to see what type of gown she selected. She looked so radiant, it was the perfect style for her. Their reception was at a local restaurant in Long Beach. Their package was four hours of coverage so I managed to peek in and capture all the details. I loved your wedding so very much...congratulations and I hope for the opportunity to photograph your newborn. Thank you Cipriano Murillo for your willingness to assist.
Soraya and Scott are truly soul mates. Their engagement session left me in anticipation for their wedding day. They are easy going so I knew their wedding would exude their relaxed style and personality. Soraya's dress fit like a white glove, it was the perfect gown to compliment her curves. Feathers seemed to be the bridal trend this year and it was Soraya's signature touch. Signal Hill park was where they exchanged their first look. There are two schools of thought over seeing each other before the ceremony. I'm all about the first look not only from a photographer's standpoint - my husband & I did a first look on our wedding day too. It's an intimate time that a couple would not get otherwise on their wedding day. Another big trend this year is a photo booth at the reception, Soraya and Scott were the last one's to swag out and hit the booth. I just had to peek in at them so of course I included that photo as one of my favorites from the day. Your wedding was just as beautiful as you both and I thank you for allowing me to capture it. A big thank you to Maribel Farina, your coverage was perfect and your pictures are stunning.