Friday, January 28, 2011

{friday photo tip | engagement session}

Friday Photo Tip: Don't skimp on your engagement photos! e-sessions are a great way to get to know your photographer and visa-versa. It also helps make you feel at ease for better photos on your big day!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

{love this | family ties | portrait}

A few of my most recent favorite family portraits! I love photographing children playing around, interacting and capturing the true personality of that child. Plus, they are the funniest little characters ever!

Monday, January 24, 2011

{press | santa barbara wedding | grey likes weddings | intertwined events}

I am so thrilled to share a few wonderful blogs that I have been featured in these past few months!

First up is Santa Barbara Wedding Blog where Jennifer + Mike's wedding was featured! Love the colors and beautiful design by Nico of Nico Designs and Lindsey of Magnolia Event Design. Click here to view full post.

Next up is one of my favorite blogs, Grey Likes Weddings! I was so honored to be part of Grey Likes Photographers! As well as have Jannet + Eric’s Cabo wedding featured! And then there is the giveaway that Gianna of Chic Celebrations and I collaborated on. Check back soon for the images from the giveaway!

Grey Likes Krista Mason Photography! YAY!
Jannet + Eric's Cabo feature!

Giveaway with Chic Celebrations!

Out last feature is with Intertwined Events! I was so flattered when they asked me for an interview so they could do a Thursday Toast to me (how cute is that)! Check out the full post here. Thanks ladies for a wonderful interview and toasts!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

{portrait | rachel + mark | love shoot}

This sweet mini holiday love shoot has a vintage modern feel with the beer barrel, ribbons, burlap and lace being the inspiration! Bringing it all together with the soda cases, vintage glasses, DIY pendants, vintage keys, trunks and some sweet love. Gianna SanFilippo of Chic Celebration did a marvelous job with the setup, loved all the little details and style she added. Jennifer Nunn-Iwai of NunnBetter Design styled the clothing for the couple, Rachel and Mark, who looked absolutely stunning. Rachel wore clothing and accessories from both J. Crew and Lanvin for H&M with shoes by Joe's Jeans and Yves Saint Laurent. As for Mark, he also wore clothing from H&M, accessories from Gentry and Target. The lovely sweets were provided by My Sweet & Saucy to match the purple color scheme! The teal, purple and lace were wrapped to fishing wire tied to stands to make a chandelier backdrop and add color to the picturesque Vasquez Rocks. The DIY pendants were made to match the teal and purple holiday color scheme. The wind and pendants weren’t cooperating for table top decor, but they still added a nice touch! Gianna did a wonderful job improvising! Jennifer and Gianna were amazing to work with and I would recommend them for any shoot from portraits to engagements to weddings!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

{love this | vendor spotlight | nunn better design| fashion stylist}

I am excited to announce a new part of our 'Love This' feature with our first spotlight being fashion stylist, Jen Nunn-Iwai of Nunn Better Design, who also happens to be a good friend of mine! She started her career out as a Graphic Designer after graduating with a degree from FIDM in 2002. About two years ago, she decided to pursue her passion for fashion in becoming a Fashion Stylist. I have always admired her fashion sense and helpful styling tips. I was thrilled when I heard that she had decided to follow her dreams and true calling of become a Stylist.

“This job is a lot of fun and hard work, with plenty of rewards and excitement along the way. The best part about my job is when I get to see my clients' faces after we've put the final look on them and they let off this radiant, confident glow... it's just amazing! ”

Jen stumbled into her career as a Fashion Stylist, when one of her cousin's mentioned she knew of a Celebrity Fashion Stylist that was looking for an intern. "My Cousin had been telling me for years that I should be a stylist and I had been thinking about trying it out but the timing was never right. Luckily when she asked me about the internship with the Stylist, there wasn't a more prefect time." After interning for the Celebrity Fashion Stylist, Jen decided that she wanted to gain more experience in the Fashion Industry and headed out to New York City, where she worked at Halston in the PR department as an Assistant Sample Coordinator. She then decided to move back to Los Angeles and started assisting another Celebrity Fashion stylist where she styled for Red Carpet events, Editorial photo shoots, Movie Press Tours, and did some Personal Shopping for clients. After working and assisting other Stylist, Jen finally decided to branch out and begin styling her own clients.

Photo credit: The Social Trust: Paul Sun
Photo credit: The Social Trust: Paul Sun

When asked about her personal style, “It's all over the place!” Jen laughs “I'm very versatile with my style. I grew up more of a tomboy than a girlie-girl but my style has gown and matured over the years. I'm definitely more girlie now days but deep down the tomboy is still there. Which gives me more edginess to my style. Somedays l feel like being over the top girlie and other days comfortable casual and/or hip hop tomboy look, it just depends on my mood!” No matter what mood Jen's in and whatever she decides to wear, she's always well put together and look's like she is ready to hit the runway with her love for layers and accessories! We also asked Jen to name her favorite designers but she had a hard time choosing because she said "every designer has a different aesthetic and in most cases I'll only like a few pieces from a certain designer's collection. Designers change the "feel" of their collection every season, so I won't always like what that designer comes out with for the season.” But she says if I had to choose a few designers that are consistently on her 'love' list “it would have to be Lanvin, Oscar de la renta, J. Mendel and Marchesa for evening wear and Dsquared2, Jason Wu, Louis Vuitton and Nina Ricci for everyday wear." For more affordable attire Jen's favorite shopping spots are H&M, Zara and Target. "You can always look like a million bucks without actually spending it... it's all in how you put things together!"

Jen styles for photo shoots, weddings, events, editorial, red carpet, personal shopping, and just about anything else you can think of. She loves working with clients who are open to trying things that they normally wouldn’t, "you never know if you’ll like it until you try it!" and when styling she says the most important thing is to “Keep the clients body shape in mind. Garments fit differently on different body types and if I don't know my clients body type I could pull a whole rack of items that's completely wrong for them.”

With Jen's personal insight into her clients, matched with her knowledge of how to pair things together makes Jen stand out in the Fashion Styling world. “I like to be versatile. I don’t have to stick to styles that I would personally wear and/or love. I enjoy making my client comfortable by adding those little finishing touches to help refine my clients own personal style.”

Monday, January 10, 2011

{boudoir marathon | los angeles | valentines day}

Los Angeles boudoir marathon this January just in time for Valentine’s Day. This is an amazing gift for your boyfriend, fiance, husband, or even yourself!! The perfect way to capture your sexy confident self in the most elegant sensual manner!

Professional hair and makeup included. Contact us for details at:

{portrait | valdez | 1 year | fullerton}

Baby Valdez has turned 1! Loving this adorable little session at the Arboretum in Fullerton. One of my favorite outfits on the little ones is a white button down with a tie. They are just so cute and makes me wanna gobble them up! As tradition for our 1 year session we had smash the cake, in which little baby Valdez decided it was his birthday and he was gonna cry if he wants to! And I have to say those images are just priceless!

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