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Nancy and Albert's Wedding at San Gabriel Mission

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Nancy and Albert’s love story started out with being friends. They were not each others type for sue or at least that’s what they thought. Sparks started to flare once they truly got to know each other….

Here are a couple of words by Nancy “ We became good friends we had the same lunch schedule. Albert was NOT my type and he will say I wasn’t his! 2 years later both of us recently single we started to change the conversations from basic water cooler talks to getting to know each other on a more personal level, suddenly we both started feeling strange feelings for each other we both tried to fight it. Albert left the company and when he did we decided to go out for happy hour, the rest is history we’ve been inseparable ever since!”

Here is what they had to say about their proposal “Albert proposed June 10 th 2017 on his birthday weekend, he told me he wanted to go out for a drink he invited sibling and mine. We decided to meet at my sister's house and when we arrive we walk into a house full of the family both his and mine, EVERYONE is recording and crying and next thing you know Albert is on one knee asking me to marry him. With the help of our friends and family, he pulled off a surprise engagement with a reception to follow. It was beautiful!”

Their wedding day was filled with love from them and their entire family. You can see the love their parents had for the happy couple. Nancy’s sister speech during toast got a lot of us in tears. It was a heart-wrenching moment, but she felt safe by having Albert by her side.

This couple’s love is like no other, this homebody cuties know how to show love for their family!

I felt like I was one of their family members as I followed them through this journey from their beautiful engagement session in Big Bear to now their wedding day at the Bagramian Hall. It is couples like them that make my job such a joy! Thank you guys for trusting me to capture the next chapter of your love story!

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Grayson and Joe

I had the honor and privilege to photograph Grayson and Joe's wedding this past fall at Blue Water Grill in Redondo Beach.  With the last taste of summer days, they were filled with genuine love for one another.  Family and friends descended at Joe's house in El Segundo for the ceremony and followed them to Redondo Beach.  I was in awe to see the love their family and friends shared for them.  Their vows were honest and heartfelt as they looked at each other the entire time they were saying them, and may I add they also had some jokes here in there. 

One of my favorite moments was seeing how Joe reacted when Grayson was walking down the aisle, his smile is one I will never forget.

Also, they sure know how to let loose on the dance floor.  All of their family and friends joined them to the sound of the 80's music! cheers to you both, for your growing love, and for meeting you both!

Descanso Garden Maternity Shoot

A couple of  months ago I got the opportunity to photograph Yasmin and her growing family at Descanso Gardens. It was such a thrill hearing their love story from having a long distance relationship to their marriage, and finally becoming parents.  She is such a beautiful mommy both in and out so calm and relaxing!  Oscar is so attentive her every need he made sure she was comfortable.

I found myself becoming incredibly sentimental throughout their session with how they described their love for each other. 

I know they will both be amazing parents to their bundle of joy! 

Yuri's Palos Verdes Maternity Session

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Yuri finally gave birth to Camila! so I thought this would be the perfect time to share her lovely session with you all.  She is such a strong mommy, I can only imagine how happy she is to be able to hold her baby girl in her arms.  Her Palos Verdes session is definitely one I will remember, throughout her session Yuri was so celestial taking in the scene and simply enjoying this sweet moment with her baby girl. Big hugs Yuri, you are going to be an amazing mommy  

Graduation CSULB

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With summer starting today and being the longest day of the year! I wanted to share Noherana's graduation photos.  Following her sister's footsteps, she is now also a graduate from CSULB with a Psychology degree.  She comes from a family of strong women so receiving her bachelor's degree is just one step to a successful future. ! I can not wait to see what her career has in stores. 

Makayla's First Birthday comes with a Smash!

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R.T and Laura are those customers who hold a special place in my heart.  One of the many reasons why is because I have been capturing many of their special moments and they are simply awesome humans! I still can't believe how quickly Makayla has grown, I have seen Makayla grow right before my eyes.  I have had the opportunity to capture her newborn session, her first Halloween, half birthday, her first Christmas, and to now her First birthday.  I feel incredibly happy knowing that I have friends who trust me in document special moments in their lives.  

The best part about Makayla's parents is the way they go all out for all of their sessions.  I love how excited Laura gets.  She goes all Martha Stewart on props and creates amazing masterpieces.  So much so she even went to the extent of baking Makayla her cake for the session, which by the way it was extremely delicious.  

Happy Birthday Ms. Makayla I can not wait to share more of these special moments with you and your family!  

 

Mariachi Wedding

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Gabriela wedding was so different I fell in love with all the vibrant colors they used in their wedding.  The couple infused their culture to their wedding day, I was surrounded of mixes of bright colors.  They even incorporated Mexican attire to their wedding dress and he was dressed up as a true charro.  

I have never seen the use of the zarape so elegantly used.  This was one of the weddings I was able to be part of and capture back in October when I was still working as a second photographer for Rosalina Suarez Photography.  

 I am completely fortunate for everything I learned from my mentor, and I will never forget how much she helped me .  She pushed me to start this new journey in my life.  At times (which is a lot) when I am feeling low and insecure about my business she is the person I call.  She is one of the few who understands how difficult it is to start a business.  I think she believes in me more than I believe in myself.  Rosa, I can not thank you enough for being such an incredible mentor!

This new journey has really forced me to dig into who I really am, and I love every second of it.  Yes, like I said before there is days I want to drop the towel, but there are other days especially when I see the gratification of my clients when I think I love my job!  

The Jones Wedding

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I have never had a groom write me such a beautiful love story of how he met the love of his life, till Kam came along. Usually, the bride is the one thrilled to email me about their love story, but he wanted to make sure I got his side of the story. Without further ado, I will be giving you a glimpse on how Kam fell in love with Nayeli.

Nayeli is the kind of girl who goes after what she wants. She is a goal oriented kind of girl full of energy and spunk. This is the reason her clients love having her as their trainer because she pushes them to their unknown limits. She was in search of herself the year she met Kam and in no way looking for love. But even though she did not know it, love was going to come to her heart.

It all Started at the Umma Gym where they both worked as trainers. The first time they met it was very casual. Kam had heard of Nayeli before she officially introduced herself to him, but without knowing her name Kam knew he was talking to the girl his best friend had been talking about. Even though he thought she was cute, he tried to keep his distance, keep his conversations short, and not break guy code.

After trying his best to stay away and his best friend getting turned down by Nayeli, Kam decided to ask her out. Sparks flew during their first date with endless hours of conversations, they did not want their date to end. As a way to spend more time with his future wife, he decided to invite her to his family's UFC party.
After weeks of getting to know each other, and endless misunderstandings of who is in the friend zone. Nayeli being the go-getter that she is held Kam's hand and wanted them to define the relationship. In Kam's words, "Everything after that I suppose you could say is one huge messy (but wonderful) history. smile emoticon the end"

Nayeli and Kam you are the type of couple who light up the room with your humor and love for each other it was honor capturing such an important moment in your life.

Update* In less than two weeks they will both be welcoming their baby boy!! I am excited to meet baby Jack!