Saturday, August 30, 2008

Hanna & Seung: Engagement Teaser!

One of my absolute favorite shots of all time - this is from the engagement session today in San Juan Capistrano, created with the wonderful Hanna & Seung! They are getting married on Sept. 13th in Santa Monica!!!

You two were so much fun, I can't wait til the big day! :)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Ree & Erica: Wedding Day!

The Bower's Museum is definitely a hidden gem. So far, this has been one of my favorite venues! I absolutely love shooting weddings at Galleries or Museums. They are always changing and so unique...Erica & Ree were willing to see eachother before to save plenty of time for family and bridal party shots after the ceremony. This always makes the day run much smoother, skip tradition - can't everyone do this??? :)

The first time I've ever had the groom take a picture of his own wedding, while it's happening!
Silly Ree :)

And "The kiss" is ended with a dip!

The girls insisted on picking up Ree, it took a few tries! This series cracks me up!

oh my goodness, how gorgeous is Erica!?

...and the handsome fella...

Erica's sister, the dance DIVA! BEST dancer i've ever seen, not kidding, you ROCK girl!

Congratulations lovebirds!!!

Ree & Erica: Wedding Day!
June 28th, 2008
Bower's Museum: Santa Ana, CA

Wanna see more of the party? Check out their SLIDESHOW HERE!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Ana & Rodrigo: Trash the Dress!

Ana & Rodrigo decided to do a Trash the Dress session for their 3rd anniversary! What better way to spend an anniversary than to splash around in the ocean in your wedding attire!? They hired Paul and I to spend this special day with them & capture the romance. These moments were all captured near the breathtaking Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, CA.

View SLIDESHOW here!!!
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Monday, August 18, 2008

Home Sweet Home

I'm back from Michigan! Home sweet home! I had to step out of CA to take a quick vacation & visit the family, but of course, can't leave the camera behind!

One of my favorite candids, I feel like it really captures Jacob, the youngest...

Tristyn, Hunter & Jacob, my crazy but precious little niece and nephews!

Oh Mama bear!!! I LOVE this pretty lil lady, an amazing woman. The strongest and most inspirational woman i've ever met, we shared tons of laughs, tears & memories this trip. I can say this one has been the most rewarding trip i've taken in a while and I realize how much i miss my family & how much they mean to me, they are my everything. Thank you for all your support and love, LOVE YOU!

Below is my nervous smile as i'm trying not to freak out while my 10 year old niece uses my camera!!! The best part is that she said she wants to be a professional "Photo...Grapher" when she grows up, just like me, she's so cute & off to a good start! :)

My brother is one determined, unique and strong individual. We have the type of relationship where we can just sit around for hours and not say a word, yet feel closer. Cory has been through more tradgedies than any 30 year should have to face. He stays strong and strives to become a better person as each day passes. He recently got engaged to a wonderful little lady, Congratulations brother, on everything!!! I am so excited to see the wonderful things God rewards you with this year.
I also headed to downtown Kalamazoo to get Senior portraits of my step-brother, Evan. I can't believe he's already a SENIOR!!! I feel like i've only been gone a couple years and i've almost been out here in CA for FIVE years! Time flies when you're having fun! :)

AND then my new little friend, Preston ( a friend's son). He was my little buddy while hanging out in Martin and kept me busy for sure while capturing some fun shots!

I had to let him try on my stylin' bug eyes!

...this creek was a perfect backdrop...

Preggie shots with the beautiful Dawn- her 3rd child due in TWO weeks!!! She was up for anything, even roaming through the fields of Marshall, showing off her belly, can't wait to see the little one SOON!

The twins giving little brother hugs!

...and the shot i was obsessed with getting, woohoo! Thank you Dawn for trusting me with this vision!

Thank you all for your patience on my response time while i was takin' a breather!

I'm recharged and ready to go - more posts soon! :)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Orange Coast Magazine: KLK Photography

I have the opportunity to freelance for Orange Coast Magazine here in Orange County. So exciting - it's definitely my start into the magazine world :) I am always interested in doing creative work and fashion shoots, so when this opportunity came along to work with the beautiful Nazanin Boniadi on an editorial spread of fall fashion, I couldn't pass it up. Look for the 4-page spread in the September issue!!!

Here are the pics featured in the article:

Here are some of my other favs from the day:

I couldn't ask for a better TEAM:

Style Editor: Chris Christensen
Art Director: Mindy Benham
Actress/Model: Nazanin Boniadi
Stylist: Douglas VanLaningham
Hair/Makeup: Denise Empey

Thank you guys again and can't wait to see the final product and work with you again! :)

See the August issue, Page 64 (photo by me) - featuring an article on the inspiring Rachel Ricottone that makes, re-makes and sells customized vintage jewelry - my favorite :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Scott & Melissa's Wedding Day!

Surf & Sand is one awesome resort, Melissa & Scott said their vows on the peaceful Catalina Terrace overlooking the beautiful ocean!

One of my favorite shots taken by one of my amazing 2nd shooters, Stephanie...finalizing it with the creative crop!

Melissa would always be cracking everyone up, Silly ladies! :)

She was so excited on her way to the ceremony she couldn't stop singin and dancin, so entertaining...

The scene...

I was able to sneak the lovebirds away for a few more close up shots before the grand entrance,
these glances were well worth it...

The party & non-stop dancin! Love it!

Melissa & Scott's Wedding Day!

June 14th, 2008

Surf & Sand Resort

Laguna Beach, CA

View their slideshow HERE!