J Family: Pasadena Family Session

J Family: Pasadena Family Session

It’s amazing how quickly kids change in six short months. I’ve had the priviledge of shooting Oliver since he was six months old, and while there’s still some baby in him, the little boy he’s turning into is becoming readily apparent. How do I know? Because there’s nothing that little boys like to do more than to run. Away from you. Dana and Albert, I don’t know how you guys do this every day. It’s like training for a marathon and makes me curse every fried piece of deliciousness I’ve consumed in the past week.

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MJ + Leon : Santa Barbara Wedding

MJ + Leon : Santa Barbara Wedding

It was a hot day. Not unbearably hot, but the kind of heat that warms your skin and makes you feel glowy. But Mary Jane and Leon didn’t need the sun to achieve that kind of glow – just looking at each other as they prepared to become husband and wife was enough for that.

On a perfect Santa Barbara day, MJ and Leon exchanged vows filled with laughter and smiles. With the sand squishing through their toes, they shared their joy and happiness with friends and family who laughed and smiled right along with them.

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Terry & Brenden : Wedding

Terry & Brenden : Wedding

When my sister first called me to tell me that her fiancĂ© wanted to get married on a gondola, I laughed. My first comment was, are you going to have one of those guys in striped shirts warbling out O Sole Mio? “It’s not funny!” she wailed. And she was right. It wasn’t funny. It was genius. Well, maybe not quite genius, since I don’t want my new brother-in-law to get a big head, but it was pretty damn memorable.

Terry and Brenden met when I was sixteen. Yes, SIXTEEN, as in about half my lifetime ago. I remember her coming home from a party at her friend’s house and saying that she met this guy who looked like Ethan Hawke (I still don’t see the resemblance, but hey, that’s probably a good thing these days). Amazingly, they kept in touch while Terry finished college and then made the move back to LA.

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