Roberto + Scheila Sneak Preview

Baby T | Orange County Family Photographer

My best friend Theresa has been my friend since 2005.  We have been through fun times, trips, long distances, and many, many more memories!  As time went on, we moved away from each other.  First, I moved from Orange County to Riverside.  Then, she moved from OC to Texas.  Or, Texass as we called.  And when she moved back to OC, I left for Mexico.  

But no matter the distance, we never let our friendship waver.  We started to write to each other using the post office as a means to share our most intimate moments and never skip a beat.  When one of us would visit, we'd have our coffee date.  

It is no question that we will be friends until the end of time.  Now with a little baby T to join the friendship :).  I love this kid already!!! Getting to photograph these little moments between my best friend and her baby is something I'll never forget.  Also something I hope to do for many, many, many years regardless of the distance.

Love you T and your beautiful family!

Sneak Preview | Roberto + Sheila Noritori Engagement Session

As time goes on, I have come to realize that there is a blurred line between clients and friends. Sometimes clients become friends, and other times friends become clients. It's such a great feeling when we walk and talk about everything and anything and really feel connected on a different level. Of course, this makes for excellent photos because they stop focusing on the camera and more on who is behind it. It becomes a conversation.  

This session was no different and yet it is very special to us because Roberto and Sheila are in deed first friends. And they took us to the magical place of Noritori in the Sierras of Chihuahua to walk amongst the trees and enjoy the crisp spring air that can only be found there. Mesmerizing and breathtaking it leaves a mark on you and you find yourself wanting to go back.  

Gaby + Fer Sunset Plaza Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta Wedding

I woke up at 6am relaxed.  Refreshed.  Ready to take on the day.  That is what the beautiful beaches in Mexico do to you.  The warm weather and gorgeous waters make for beautiful photos.  Gaby and Fer had their wedding in the beautiful beach town of Puerto Vallarta.  Sunset Plaza offered a beautiful background for their big day!

We were with the bride and groom for all of the special moments.  From getting ready to the First Look, civil ceremony on the rocks and to the church ceremony.  Finishing with an amazing garden party at the hotel.  

Gaby + Fer: Gracias por darnos la oportunidad y honor de fotografiar su boda!  Los queremos mucho y fue maravilloso ver el dia desarrollarse con mucho amor, amigos, y felicidad! 

Coordinator:  Weddings by Herick Lamas
Location:  Sunset Plaza Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta
Dress:  CB Casa Blanca Novia
Make UP: Paloma Garcia Salon

ESP: Desperte a las 6 relajada.  Renovada.  Lista para enfrentar el día.  Eso es lo que envemboca las hermosas playas de Mexico.  Clima agradable y las ricas aguas se prestan para hermosas fotografías.  Gaby y Fer tuvieron su boda en el pintoresco pueblo playero de Puerto Vallarta.  Sunset Plaza ofreció un lindisimo fondo para su gran día. 

Estuvimos con los novios para todos los momentos especiales.  Desde la novia alistandose a la Vista Previa, la ceremonia simbolica en las rocas, y a la ceremonia religiosa.  Terminando con una divertida y gran fiesta en los jardines del hotel.


Laguna Beach Wedding Sneak Preview | International Wedding Photographer

I love the beach.  And there is nothing more I love than the beach, unless of course, it's a wedding at the beach :).

A cute Sneak Preview of Jackie and Kevin's wedding from this past weekend... I have a bazillion more photos to share, so stay alert!

Sneak Preview | International Portrait Photographer

Location: UCR Botanical Gardens, Riverside, CA

When I go visit Riverside, it's bittersweet.  I see my family and friends, catch up on all the latest happenings, and the best part is when I get to photograph clients both past and present.  It's always such a great part of my visit.  

I'm going to be sharing many more sessions from this past visit during Christmas, but I leave you with a sneak preview of Jeff.  Who needed headshots... but we went ahead and did a full on session :).  

Happy Tuesday!


Cuando voy a visitar Riverside, siempre me siento un poco nostálgica. Veo a mi familia y amigos, me pongo al dia con todos los chismes, y la mejor parte es cuando tengo la oportunidad de fotografiar a los clientes tanto del pasado como del presente. Es siempre una gran parte de mi visita.

Voy a estar compartiendo muchas más sesiones de esta visita pasada durante la Navidad, pero yo te dejará con una previa vista de la sesión de Jeff. Quién necesitaba fotos para su currículum... pero igual decidimos en hacer una sesión completa :)

Feliz Martes!

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Sneak Preview: Carmen + Alonso

I cannot wait to show you the rest... coming soon!!!

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Sneak Preview : Brenda + Marcos | International Wedding Photographer

Working on this wedding right now.  From the first meeting we had, I knew they were my kind of couple.  Such a beautiful day with lots of laughter, happiness, and loving friends and family.  Can't wait to show you the rest!

Sneak Peek Karina + Jose | International Wedding Photographer