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Wedding at Brentwood Country Club

September 20th, 2011, written by Lucia Li
Found in Weddings

Last month I had the honor to work once again as a second shooter for my good friend Gayla from Gayla Elizabeth Photography.  For those who don’t know Gayla, she is not only a talented photographer, but an amazing person with a big heart.  In fact, she is an important reason for the smooth start of my photography career.  It was shortly after we first met that I booked my first wedding. Although I knew all the techniques and procedures, I was still nervous about running into unexpected hitches, so I asked Gayla to shoot with me. She accepted without hesitation even though she was an experienced pro and I was just a beginner.  On the day of the event, she guided me through the whole day by giving me tips on scouting locations, tackling timing and logistics, and interacting with clients and keeping them happy. Since then, we have shot a few more weddings for each other, and each has been a learning experience for me.  I will always be grateful for what Gayla had done for me and treasure our friendship.

Gayla, thank you for everything! Enjoy spending time with your family in Hawaii!  :-)

Here are a few of my favorite images from the most recent event.  Love how happy and excited our bride was:

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The groom was having a good time too:

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What a beautiful smile! It melts my heart.

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The bride wanted a shot of both of them under the veil.  I think it turned out beautifully.

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Walking down the aisle with daddy:

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Non-stop smiling and giggling the whole day!

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Lots of beautiful details.  And the cake was really yummy!  :-)

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Malibu Charity Engagement Shootout :: Part II

May 21st, 2010, written by Lucia and Isabella
Found in Engagements

If you missed Part I of this story, you can catch up here to see what the charity event was all about.  Also, be sure to check out the Special Contest we are having!  Yes, you do no want to miss out on this great opportunity to win some cool prizes from us! :D

Here are a few of our favorite pictures from the day.

Since the idea was to let a couple work with many different photographers all in one day (to test-drive their services and find the ideal “match”), each photo session was limited to 15 minutes, unless the couple wanted more time. It was certainly a new experience for us, to try and get many great shots within the short time-frame, but our couples are all so cool and sweet, and we ended up spending about 30 minutes with each. Love was in the air, and smiles and kisses aplenty!

Thank you guys, for taking part in this meaningful event, and for sharing these special moments with us! :)

Allison and Branden:

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Kristen and Mike:

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Jennifer and Tim:

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Lennox and Michael:

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Malibu Charity Engagement Shootout :: Part I

May 18th, 2010, written by Lucia and Isabella
Found in Engagements

Last Tuesday we had the honor to be a part of Beverly Hills photographer Jen O’Sullivan’s Charity Engagement Shootout event at The Sunset Restaurant in Malibu, CA.   Jen organized this event to help raise funds for a charity called LETMESAIL.

LETMESAIL is an organization based in the Santa Clarita Valley that is dedicated to enriching the lives of differently-abled individuals and their family members. These individuals include people who have Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, hearing and vision impairments, physical disabilities, and a wide range of intellectual disabilities. LETMESAIL recognizes that people with disabilities have many talents, skills, and unique traits, and that these individuals are not so much disabled as they are differently “abled,” and as much deserve a quality lifestyle where they can use their talents and abilities in a positive way to benefit themselves as well as the society. Through events such as Summer Camps, Cooking and Nutrition Classes, Independent Living Skills Instruction, and Art Classses, LETMESAIL help bring happiness and increased self-sufficiency to the lives of these differently-abled individuals. Basically, LETMESAIL helps them SAIL!

And how fitting it was that Jen held the fun-raising event for LETMESAIL at a beautiful beach venue!

The event rounded up some of the finest wedding vendors (florists, planners, makeup artists, bakers, photographers, etc. ) under one roof, and over 50 engaged couples attended, who each had a chance to “test-drive” several photographers at once, all for FREE!   To top off the event, vendors also donated their services and goods for raffle, and attendees bought raffle tickets, with all proceeds going to LETMESAIL.  There were some serious goods offered that day: from free bridal and makeup sessions to a $600 couture cocktail dress!  And a lucky couple won one 11×14 Art Print, a Photo Guest Signing Book, plus a custom-made, “LOVE” leather bracelet from us! :D

Here is Jen dressed in white, ready to raffle away the prize from Lucia Isabella Photography :)  We were very excited about offering this raffle prize, which we wrapped with lots of LOVE:

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A few lucky couples even ended up wining multiple prizes!  It was cool to see them walk away with so many goodies.  However, we also feel bad for those that didn’t win anything, or have completely missed out on the event.

So, to spread the love and to keep the spirit of giving alive, we have decided to extend all our couples at the Engagement Shootout as well as our loyal blog readers a chance to win even more fabulous stuff!  This is the only time this year that we will be offering these kind of goodies, so be sure to take advantage of it or tell your friends about it!

Deadline for entry is Tuesday June 15th.
*** Information on the contests have been move to this page: 2010 May-June Contest