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I am a California-based wedding and lifestyle photographer, specializing in visual storytelling with beautiful contemporary and fine-art images. This site also showcases a wide range of my other types of work as well.
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Saturday, July 11, 2009

All the fun of the fair

Santa Monica Pier can be a magical setting, where the old and the new sit happily side by side while the ocean roars underneath.
Julie and Michael's engagement shoot was fun and whimsical, with a retro edge....taking a ride on the antique carousel, lying in a field of daisies, standing on the old creaking boards eating cotton candy....as gulls glided by on the salty air.
Even wind-blown and sandy, I do believe they enjoyed taking a little step back in time with their day at the seaside.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Four seasons....in one day

I love the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel in Santa Barbara. Quintessentially Californian, it still manages to evoke a certain charming, effortless glamour. Old Spanish tile, fragrant exotic plants and ancient twisting trees give a sense of solid permanence....quite a fitting location to celebrate a wedding.
Karen and David's wedding ceremony was held in a beautiful, intimate, garden setting at the hotel....with yellow and white the vibrant, hope-filled theme.
The intimate, cosy feeling continued through the reception. Behind old, carved-oak doors, one long, candle-lit banquet table sat all of the guests as festivities continued into the night.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009


The lengths ( pun intended ) that us girls will got for for beautiful long lashes was demonstrated at a recent launch party for Latisse, the newly-approved, eyelash-growth product.
Those invited to the event were pampered at a beauty bar as they sipped cocktails and nibbled on hors d'oeuvres, then they might rub shoulders with the spokesmodel Brooke Shields ( or perhaps Debra Messing, Angie Harmon and Mandy Moore ) as they wandered around an exhibition showing the fascination with extra dark, long eyelashes since the time of the Egyptians.
Even with all-white furniture and flowers the theme was predominantly pink, while cute, make-up wearing male bartenders and goody bags added to the fun.
Now I wish I'd snagged myself one.....a goody bag, not a bartender ; )