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Colorful Holi Powder Couple Shoot: Glennellen & Adrian

Glennellen and Adrian are the cutest couple! We met up for an incredibly fun shoot in the park. Don't let their white shirts fool you, things are about to get full on colorful!

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They got to play with colored powders (commonly used to celebrate the festival of colors known as Holi). In most cases this powder is just colored corn starch, so it's safe and non-toxic (although it can still dye your clothes!). 

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I think the best sign that a couple is made for each other is if they can play together. You should always be with someone who brings out the kid in you and loves you at your goofiest.

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As the sun was setting it was just glowing through the trees. I can't get enough of that gorgeous pre-sunset light. And in combination with this adorable pair? It's just that much more stunning!

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Vintage-Inspired County Fair Engagement Photos
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Sebastian and Holly are an adorable couple who joined me for a just-for-fun session at the LA County Fair this past weekend (the last weekend of this year's fair).

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Holly, an event planner herself, styled their adorable vintage outfits.

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Taking photos on a merry-go-round while spinning was definitely a challenge, but the photos came out great!

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Japanese Garden Maternity Shoot

Jenny and Ivan are an amazing couple and are on their way to being parents! Jenny is 7 months pregnant, so we got together for a photoshoot to capture this important time in their lives.

Jenny wore this handmade crystal necklace during their wedding, so they thought it fitting to include in their maternity portraits. What a cute idea!

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The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden in Long Beach provided a beautiful setting for photos.

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One of my favorites! I really love these sweet moments that show you so much about two people and their connection (or in this case, three people!).

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I love the look of the light peaking through the trees as the sun sets.

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A Winter Portrait Shoot in the Snow

Happy 2016 everyone! I'm so excited to start another year of photographing people and the important moments in their lives!

Over the holidays, I visited family and friends in my home town of South Lake Tahoe, CA. While I was in town, I got together with my good friend Melanie for an impromptu winter-themed photoshoot and I just love how it came out.

Tahoe was experiencing a particularly cold and snowy winter, with frequent snow and daily temperatures reaching well below freezing. Melanie was such a good sport about the weather (she was probably used to it because she also grew up in Tahoe).

Tahoe got several feet of snow in the month of December. The snow was beautiful and made for great photos, but after a while shooting in the cold, I definitely longed for the warm, sunny weather of LA.

I love the coat Melanie brought along. It was her mom's warm winter coat and she said it was the warmest coat she had ever worn, which was appropriate for our chilly snow shoot (especially since she was in a skirt—brrr!).

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Our friends and neighbors nearby have this great ski lift chair in their back yard, so we stopped by to get a couple quick shots with it. We had to brush snow off half of the seat, but you can see how much had accumulated by the pile of snow we left to her side.

Looking forward to a year of more exciting portrait sessions and weddings!