Archive for ‘June, 2014’

Milky Way galaxy over Joshua Tree National Pack

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I can’t remember how old I was when I first saw Moonrise by Ansel Adams. But I do remember my father telling me that Adams was driving home from a commercial assignment when he whipped off the road to quickly make the picture before the light changed. It was then I realized that photography could be both my career and hobby.

However it would be at least another 30 years before I saw the effects of that conversation. Perhaps I was too young to strike the right balance.

Friday Julie and I drove out to Joshua Tree National Park, one of the darkest places in Southern California for the sole purpose of photographing the stars. What I found is beyond words so I hope the pictures do it justice.

Alexis & David Wedding // Odyssey Restaurant

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Every so often we come across kindred spirits. Two people who share beliefs, attitudes, feelings, and experiences at such an intense level that they lift everyone around them up to new heights.

Alexis and David are one of those couples. Their warm playful style and romantic gestures made for a magical night; highlighted when Alexis beautifully and lovingly serenaded her husband.

It was a blast spending the day with them.

We wish them a long happy life together.

Venue:

ODYSSEY RESTAURANT

Bride’s Hair & Makeup:

LOUANNE FERRO @ LAUNCHPAD: A SALON

Bride’s Maids Hair & Makeup:

MAKEUP BY CIARA

Debbie & George Wedding

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It’s not often we accept more than 2 weddings a month but from time to time we are approached by a couple with an amazing story to tell. Debbie and George are one of those couples.

The bond between them; their friends and family is incredibly strong and wrapped in faith. It was an absolute joy spending the day with them; making new friends and returning to a place that holds special meaning for Julie and me.

We wish Debbie and George a very happy, healthy and wealthy life together.

Venue:

CALVARY CHAPEL SOUTH BAY

Catering & Hall Rental:

WEST COAST CATERING

Hair & Make Up Artist:

CATHY SHIH

Dj:

EASTSIDE PRODUCTION