I wanted to surprise Sally and Marcus with how amazing their engagement photos came out, to get them even more excited about their upcoming wedding (my first of the year!). The photo gods were smiling down on me that day. When I arrived early at our Malibu beach location, it was rainy, windy, and cold. I prayed to the universe for the skies to clear, since Sally and Marcus have grown dear to my heart and I wanted everything to go as smoothly as possible. Minutes into the session, the sun broke through, and the remaining clouds added an epic quality that matches how crazy head-over-heels these two are for each other. I’d be changing my lens, look over my shoulder, and they’d be gazing into each others’ eyes without me having to say a word. Days like this, and lovebirds like them, make my job a dream come true.
Sally and Marcus, counting down to your wedding!!!!!
A good friend of mine recently came back from celebrating her sister’s bachelorette in Vegas. Wondering how her weekend went took me back to when we had celebrated her own wild Vegas weekend last May. I started going through the photos, and came across this shot that I wanted to share. We were waiting at the bar for a round of shots, when the lighting caught my attention. I took a few steps back and grabbed this shot before it got too crowded again. How awesome is my little G10 for holding up in club lighting? How awesome are my friends’ shoes? And come on, how awesome are my friends’ legs?!
So we get back from our fantastic two weeks in Europe, and I’m envisioning a whole blog on Prague, and another on Berlin, and 2013 hits hard and fast and before I know it, I’m back to working on a million other things that take precedence over our vacation photos. Before we get too far into this new year, I just had to share one!
We were in Prague for four, glorious, but snowy days. On our final morning, blessed with jet lag, we go for an early stroll up to the castle. What a reward! So this is what Prague looks like when the sun graces over this Bohemian city!
The best thing about getting back from vacation is finding an early Christmas present on my doorstep! My new business cards have arrived!!! And the best thing about them is they are a constant reminder to me of all the amazing moments I got to be a part of in 2012, and to hope that 2013 is even brighter!
Aja Dang and Laura Varney have a vision: it is not only possible, but pleasurable to live fabulously in a metropolis such as Los Angeles, and to be kinder and greener on our planet. On some level, all of us who are eco-conscious have known this, but perhaps haven’t done the research or put in the effort to live this. What the Eco-istas offer is a wide array of tips, tricks, and knowledge that embraces the ethos of living green without sacrificing the joys of being a modern urban woman.
Cheers to the launch of the Eco-istas website! I loved working with these fun and inspiring ladies!
Check out http://www.eco-istas.com for advice on eco-conscious eating, exercise, beauty, and more!
Nikki is energy, frenetic, fervent, kinetic. Dynamic and always on the move, Nikki pushes and pulls with the force of a creator, a prankster, someone unafraid to pull at the seams of life. She brought that energy to our inspiration shoot, along with her good friend (and quite the cutie) Ray, to play the role of her man. Her and Ray had that flirtatiousness about that that envelopes the freshly engaged. They passed longing looks beneath batty lashes, along with the coquettish teases of those on the edge of romance. Nikki was the consummate actress, all charm with that gaze and her ruddy glow, and the occasional accompaniment of a soft kiss.
Above all, I find Nikki to be a source of inspiration on each and every shoot we’ve had, and also in life.
Thank you, for being my friend.
I’m so proud to announce the arrival of vivianlovesphotography, a blog to chronicle my commercial, personal, and spontaneous photography projects.