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Ezra has arrived | Newborn session

On September 23rd, 2016 at 4:01am, this little guy enter the world at 7lbs 10oz, 20inches long.

Heres a sneak peak into his comfy little life at home as he's getting settled in and loved all day by his wonderful parents...

Here are a few moments just minutes after he was born...Everyones so happy to have you here Ezra, and im so honored to be apart of your life.
Congraultaions to my friends, Stephanie & Julian Rodriguez on a beautiful, healthy baby boy and we wish them the best on this awesome journey!

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Montes Wedding | 10.1.16

Beautiful day for a barn wedding as we arrived on location in Somis around 1pm October 1st 2016 to photograph the bride & groom getting ready for their big day.

The guys hung out in the pool room for some drinks and laughs while the bridesmaids helped Kyla get ready. Hair and makeup looked flawless & the dress was so fitting for Kyla, all elements together made for very classic look..

The bride walked down the isle to an instrumental version of Sweet Child of Mine and met her groom at the alter..

This location made for a great backdrop for portraits with the bridal party. Fun group, we had a good time shooting these & the love between these two is apparent when looking at these photos. They beamed with happiness anytime they were together...

All smiles as the couple makes their grand entrance into their reception as husband & wife...

Kyla & Favio cutting into their purple cake made by their friend & chef, Brittany Powell....

After all the laughs, cake, drinks & dancing, Mr & Mrs Montes exit their reception in style...

Very special thanks to Tiffany Ott, of Events by Tiffany J, for coordinating this day.

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Maternity session with the Moreno Family

Congratulations to Veronica & Gabriel Moreno who are expecting a baby boy, their 2nd child, this October.  I first worked with them in 2014 for their first maternity session with their baby girl Mila who will be turning 2 years old this month. Here we are, back at it again with Mila included now, for baby number 2! 

Heres some photos from our shoot...

Looking forward to more photo ops with this family, meeting baby Canaan & seeing this family continue to grow. Congratulations again!

 

Assistant : Ray Duron  |  Hair by : Gloria Toraya  |  Dress form : Sew Trendy Accessorires

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Steph + Jey | Maternity Session

Beautiful bohemian baby vibes this past weekend as I had the honor of shooting yet another milestone in one of my best friends lives. Steph & Jey are expecting their first child & I can't be more excited for the arrival of baby Ezra! They're going to be such great parents, I can't wait to seem them take on that title and raise this little boy to be as cool, funny, respectful, & amazing as them. Heres some photos from our outdoor session in Thousand Oaks...

I have to say, and it may be because this is one of my best friends, but shooting with Steph & Jey is always one of my favorite sessions. They photograph so well, such naturals, makes my job such a breeze.

..Style always on point. Loved the outfit change here! Steph has always been a little fashionista, was always ahead of the trends...in high school, she wore sandals that we referred to as "the jesus sandals" (this was of course before those type of sandals became popular) sorry steph I had to throw that in lol. Us teasing her never phased her tho, she always stuck to her guns, had her own style and did her own thing, i love that about her. 

For all you moms, soon to be moms or anyone that enjoys a well curated blog, I urge you to PLEASE check out Stephs blog that she has with another wonderful & stylish momma, Iris Hammonds, at mommiesinspanglish.blogspot.com and follow them on Instagram at mommiesinspanglish.

Besides tryna' beat the heat, this evening was just beautiful and almost magical watching them together in this open, calm field while the sun slowly started to set behind them. They're relationship & way of life has always been inspiring to me, watching them this day was just another reminder of how great they really are together & individually. This child has no idea how lucky he is & how loved he's going to be.

 

32 weeks pregnant & this woman just glows with beauty!!!

 Hurry up baby Ezra, we're all excited to meet you! XO

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Jacquez Wedding : 6.18.16

Newell Mansion was the setting for this gorgeous wedding on June 18th 2016 as Mandi & Manuel tied the knot. Heres some visual insight to their special day, beginning with bridal prep to the last toast. Enjoy! :)

Mandi made this card for the groom, so we delivered it to the groom during bridal prep & had Manuel sit down and read a few words from his bride before the wedding...

The groom and his groomsmen...took a couple portraits then had them (literally) shake off the any of the groom's pre wedding jitters...

The bride holding their rings in this beautiful display box, the poses for a photo with her girls & toasts to a great day! ...

Mother Son moment with Aiden minutes before walking down the aisle. How cute is this kid though!?...

The ceremony began & the ring bearer had this message for the groom, lol. Loved this sign! Got a good laugh from all their wedding guests...

The bride walks down the aisle escorted by her dad and lays eyes on her soon to be husband for the first time that day and about 20 minutes later they sealed their marriage with a final kiss...

Officially husband & wife, the Jacquez wedding party celebrates & poses for photos inside the main room of Newhall Mansion

The father of the bride brought his 66 and the couple sat inside as we shot a few pics in this super rad classic...

Love this location, made for some awesome photos of this couple and solo shots of this beautiful family...

They each had their own "His & Hers" drinks made to serve at the reception for their guests... "Mr. Electric Lemonade" & "Mrs White Peach Margarita", so we ended our portraits with a drink (why not!?)...salute! Let's get this party started!...

They hold onto each other tight as they dance their first dance as Husband & Wife...

The Maid of Honor & Best man giving their heartfelt & humorous toasts to the lovely couple...

This family is now complete...

Mother of the groom with a prayer to bless over the food as dinner begins and the couple toasts with a bottle of Dom Perignon exclusively for the bride & groom...

The mother son dance started of sweet...

...then broke off into the Nae Nae!!!! (haha so awesome) "now watch me whip!...now watch me nae nae!" ....

.."do the stanky leg! Do the stanky leg"  Oh and they did , quite on point i might add, little man got down...

The cake was simple & gorgeous and all the details were just as beautiful...

And of course the garter & bouquet toss which were both entertaining! ...

Overall a memorable and fun night. To the happy couple, wishing you guys a lifetime of love, happiness & many more memorable days like this one....cheers & congratulations!

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Arreola Wedding : 4.29.16

Denise & Davis decided to do a first look before the ceremony at Ventura City Hall.                       Below: Groom, Davis Arreola,  waiting at the top of the stairs for the first look at his bride, Denise, as their family and friends as witnesses...

The Arreola's & Family...

The Bridal Party! ...

Wedding ceremony at Ventura Wedgwood...

Reception was filled with love, laughter, tears and fun! Not to mention this rad cake topper ( Davis is a huge Ninja Turtle fan). The evening ended with some funny and also emotional speeches from sister's Sophia & Norma, and everyone danced the rest of the night away...

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Oscar + Jazmin Ramirez Wedding

Congratulations to Jazmin + Oscar who said "I Do" Saturday April  16th on a hot, sunny day at McCormick Ranch in Camarillo, CA.  Wedding was beautiful from beginning to end and the bride looked Incedible! Jazmin & Oscar met at the young age of 15 and here they are 7 years later vowing to spend forever together. Heres a look into their special day, Enjoy...

.....officially Mr & Mrs Ramirez! 

Cake : Stephs Sweet Cakes | M.U.A. (amazing) : Adam Smmons | Coordinator : Jessica Herron 

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