Greetings and welcome to my hand-spun blog+site. My photography journey has been incredible! It began with fun, then grew into passion, then I discovered profound love for it and there was no looking back. Please look around, the pictures here are the reflections of how I see the world. Enjoy exploring it.

South Lake Tahoe Wedding:Tiffany & Gustavo

Right when I sat down to write about this wedding, I couldn’t help but remember my first meeting with Tiffany & Gustavo. It was almost a year ago and in front of a coffee shop in Vacaville. We talked about the usual wedding stuff and then the couple told me their love story.

Aug, 22, 2010

How they met, how Gustavo ran home after work and proposed Tiffany on the roof top while watching the Perseid meteor shower, how surprised Tiffany was, how the girls (Nallah and Nohea – their dogs) brought the jewelry for Tiffany…and the story continued! I could tell that they were meant for each other. A year later, last week, I got to photograph their beach side wedding in South Lake Tahoe. Their story became a life-long commitment and a testimony of love.  

Tiffany looked breathtaking on her Casablanca gown. And Gustavo, on his traditional Salvadorian outfit, looked equally handsome. The bridal party was gorgeous on their mixed & matched peach-yellow-pink dresses and white Salvadorian shirt. I have to say, Tiffany picked the perfect flowers to go with her style. They were simple spider-mums, but I don’t think any other flowers could pull off that look they were going for. The wedding took place at the Lakeside beach, right before the sunset. The magic hour was perfect for their romantic ceremony. Beach front reception was beautiful at the Lakeside Beach and Grill. The bestman’s speech was one of the best, I have to say! And then the dancing…can’t write enough about the dancing skills of the bride and groom. I was especially blown away by Gustavo and his mom’s Latino dance…it was one of a kind!

The night ended on the beach with a sparkler exit of Tiffany & Gustavo. It was a spectacular night for all. I am so, so happy for the gorgeous couple. Once again I realized why I love weddings so much…the opportunity to meet such beautiful people who are also bautiful at hearts, and I get the honor of capturing their most special moments. Thank you, Tiffany & Gustavo, for having me their on your wedding day. I wish you the very best in life.

Now enjoy a few of my favorites from the day.

The first look moment was so tender –

  • Mariea Rummel: Beautiful job! Love the one of her on the stairs and the lighting during the first dance!
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San Diego Engagement: Mehnaz + Manny

Things have been pretty crazy lately. I have been travelling since last weekend shooting and working all over from Southern Cal to Southern States to South Tahoe. Well, one of the trips was for my day job. After an entire week of travel, I’m finally home and relaxed. I’m at a point that I have to skip posting sessions on blog ’cause I’m so behind processing them. Here’s a few from last weekend’s shoot in San Diego. They were from my friends Mehnaz and Manny’s engagement session.

Aug, 15, 2010

Mehnaz and I were close friends in 3rd-4th grades. Not just classmates, we used to eat lunch together during out lunch breaks. She was a dancer; I used to get suoer excited whenever she was on TV. Then she moved away to United States and we lost touch. Fate (AKA Facebook) brought us back in touch. It’s not that I searched her name on a friend finder. She was a contact in my cousin’s friend list and I happened to see a comment she posted on my cousin’s page. BINGO…we are back in touch! Not only that, I’m shooting her wedding in Phoenix this Thanksgiving.   

I had the pleasure of meeting Manny, Mehnaz’s finace, last weekend for the first time. I was so happy to see them so in love. Mehnaz is a dear friend of mine, I’m so excited to have the opportunity to photograph their wedding.

  • OHANA PHOTOGRAPHERS: rocked it in our hood nudrat! hope your trip out here was awesome!
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Roseville baby portraits

Seems like baby Liam was born yesterday. Time goes by so quickly; Liam is now 6-month old. I had the pleasure of capturing his mom and dad’s wedding pictures, then maternity pictures. And now I get to capture Liam’s beautiful blue eyes! I love this little munchkin; he is the cutest, nicest boy ever. I’m so excited to watching him grow and capturing many more of his growing up memories. Hope he enjoyes looking at these pictures when he is no longer a little one!

Aug, 09, 2010
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Folsom wedding photography: Ann + Josh

Ann & Josh’s big day arrived just like that! I photographed their engagement session not too long ago and we talked about how exciting their wedding was going to be! Ann & Josh met at work (just like my hubby and I), they are both engineers (ditto) and they got married at teh Lake Natoma Inn (so did we)!!! Their wedding sure brought a couple of my own memories back!

Ann chose vibrant colors of red, yellow and orange roses for their wedding flower. I loved the petal decore on the aisl runner. And the crazy lighting at the reception was simply awesome. Here are some of my favorites from their big day.

Aug, 02, 2010
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