Chi & Gerald – Engagement Session at the Getty

May 30, 2008 | Filed Under Engagement by michael | 2 Comments 

Chi & Gerald were really excited about doing their session at the Getty in Los Angeles, and despite the fact that it got really cold, the clouds stayed away for most of the session so we had great light. The Getty provided some great backdrops for this fun loving couple, and even though Gerald was shy at first, he warmed up to being a model. My favorite image is the one of them on the bench under the trees!

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Ryan & Marcella – University of Redlands

May 21, 2008 | Filed Under Wedding by emi | 7 Comments 

Ryan and Michael met in college, and they’ve been friends for years, so it was a real honor to photograph Ryan’s wedding. Marcella is such a sweetheart, and we’re so happy that Ryan found her!  Ryan said “it’s the one thing I insisted on with the wedding, I told Marcella that we have to have Michael & Emi photograph” and we had such a wonderful time with them. Check out the fourth photo down in the post, because that will give you an idea for how fun these guys were. Isn’t that a riot! Ryan had no trouble accepting a dare to strip down to his skivies and jump into the hotel’s indoor pool that morning, but when we got to the pool, he opted for the humor of the hot tub instead. This shot captures the essence of Ryans’ carefree, goofy personality. He is a hoot!

The weather reports warned of rain that day, but we got gorgeous soft light breaking through clouds for the photos before and during the ceremony. Once the ceremony was over, it poured! We were all thankful for the way that worked out. The University of Redlands offered some wonderful photo backdrops with all the trees and stately architecture; there’s one image I love of the bridal party where you can see the foothills and the chapel in the background. We knew all the guys in the wedding party, so that made for a fun day as we walked around campus with everyone stopping here and there for a photo or two. Ryan and Marcella were great with the camera, and we were able to get some really fun images, as well as some amazing and dramatic ones. Congratulations Ryan & Marcella. We love you guys!

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Amy & Mike – Union Station, Los Angeles

May 19, 2008 | Filed Under Wedding by michael | 5 Comments 

Amy & Mike were married at The Union Station in Los Angeles, which in itself makes for an amazing and unique wedding, but with a touch of retro elegance, and the presence of this super sleek L.A couple, it was very a beautiful and memorable wedding. Amy knew exactly what she wanted, and it carried over from some of the design elements in their newly remodeled home, which only made sense to use as a part of their wedding. It was an intimate outdoor ceremony with the couple as the center of attention (literally), as all the guests sat in a full circle around the bride and groom. Keeping with the theme for the reception Amy had a decor detail that was really neat. Each guest had a large retro matchbook that opened as notepad which of course everyone used to leave notes for the bride and groom! As always, we had a hard time narrowing down the images for the blog, but heres a few that we loved. Congratulations Amy & Mike!

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