These are some real special people to us.
One of favorite and longest running clients, Dana and Sean (big kid Chris and the littles Chloe and Cruz) found us before their wedding when we were just starting out. The decided to start their family long before we even contemplated the same for ourselves … but they were both so natural and intuitive and loving with their kids at our family photo session … we took mental notes on how we needed to do things when it was our ‘time.’ Beyond their adorableness, Chloe and Cruz are outgoing, fun, confident kids that are a total joy to just follow around for the afternoon and photograph. Watching their family grow up (both for real and in our photos) is an amazing thing to be a part of.
Follow along with one their afternoon adventures below.
It all began as happenstance. We met Janae + Steve in our birthing class. All of us anxious to learn and prepare for the births of our baby girls. As class went on, we began to realize that we had a lot in common with these two, and that this was not the first time our lives had crossed paths. These vegan, art loving new friends of ours used to co-run Hibbleton in Fullerton, which is part of the Magoski Arts Colony where we show work on a monthly basis and have our painting studio and darkroom. Janae also used to model at LCAD, back in the day where Paul and I met in art school.
We spent some time thinking about where to do their session, and decided to take their photos at their new home where they spend a lot of time, and in a local redwood grove in Orange County. The redwoods were not just chosen for their beauty, but for their meaning. This September, Janae and Steve will be welcoming their beautiful baby girl ‘Sequoia’ into the world.
The three of us can’t wait to meet her.
This is one of those weddings … well especially one of those couples … that my words will never be able to full describe. Zabie and Garrett share such a strong bond and love for each other but it doesn’t stop there, they extend that love to everyone in their circle. We we fortunate enough to meet them through a friend and experience the positivity that resides inside that circle.
Zabie spends countless hours working on emotional / physical therapy (and yoga) for trauma survivors. She’s bursting with compassion and there couldn’t be a better person for the task Garrett is an amazing photographer, who discovers and documents quiet unassuming beauty everywhere he travels. The Storrier Sterns Japanese garden in Pasadena, ca was really the perfect venue for their calm, nature inspired energy.
Two wedding dresses a tea house and a full day of emotion. I’ll let the photos do the rest of the story telling.
all images capture with canon 5DmkIII, 16-35 2.8, 24mm 1.4L, 35mm 1.4L, 50mm 1.2L, 135mm 2.0L
the team that made it happen:
Venue – Storrier Sterns Estate
Planning/coordination – Orange Blossom Events
Hair / Makeup – DesignVisage
Flowers – Del Sol Flowers
Cinematographer – Surreal Films
Cake – Fantasy Frostings