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Outdoor Maternity Session:: Reena and Hero Part II

August 26th, 2011, written by Lucia Li
Found in Maternity

Awhile ago we blogged about Reena and Hero’s first maternity session. For those of you who haven’t read the post, Hero bought a maternity photo package as a birthday/anniversary gift for Reena.  The package entails a mini 30-min studio session every month to document the changes during pregnancy, as well as a full portrait session outdoors to celebrate and capture their love for each other at this exciting time of their lives.  Last Sunday we held the outdoors portrait session at the beautiful El Dorado East Park located in the city of Long Beach. Reena and Hero went earlier during the day to picnic with friends, and joined us before sunset for the photo session. They looked adorable and full of joy with the anticipation of their baby girl!

Without further ado, here are some of our favorites from the day:

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They opted for a casual everyday look, to let us capture their genuine, natural, fun-loving personalities.

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Love Reena’s glowing smile:

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One of my faves of the day:

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Listening to the baby:

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Hmm… wonder what secrets did the baby tell?

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Sweetness:

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You can see how much Hero loves her by the way he looks at her:

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I think Reena is a gorgeous mommy-to-be:

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A perfect relaxing day with perfect light…

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Sunflares:

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Hero just told her how proud he was of her, and here’s her reaction:

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Love!

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Reena and Hero — thank you for the fun day! Congrats!

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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Marie and Andy’s Engagement :: Kissed by a Rose

May 9th, 2010, written by Lucia and Isabella
Found in Engagements

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Last weekend we were blessed with a great engagement session with a super sweet and artsy couple – Marie & Andy! :)

Marie and Andy first met at a language Meetup event. After meeting up with them for the initial consultation and getting to know each other for a little bit, we found out that we have so much in common – Andy went to Cal Poly (we both went to Cal Poly!), had lived in Diamond Bar (we lived in Diamond Bar for 10 years!), and Marie grew up in Belize (We went to Belize during our Caribbean vacation a few years ago!) On top of that, Andy is also a lover of photography and owns a DSLR. They said they chose us to be their photographers because they think we have a very romantic, dreamy, and whimsical feel to our photos that they like. We love clients who put in such beautiful compliments for us!!! :D It really warms our hearts!

For the engagement session, we went to The Claremont Colleges, as it was the place where Andy took Marie on their first date. The beautiful grounds and buildings there also reflect the couple’s love of art and architecture. It was a great sunshiny day, and we strolled leisurely from one pretty courtyard to the next in Scripps College, capturing all the loving emotions and embraces. What made us smile, even long after the session was over, was Andy’s obvious adoration and devotion to Marie. He was very attentive to her, and even went out of his way to get a pretty rose for Marie during the shoot (and one that is of Marie’s wedding color!) Now girls, how sweet is that?  We are gonna be shooting their wedding next month.  (And guess where? At Cal Poly’s Rose Garden!)  So excited and looking forward to the day! :D

Here are some pictures from their engagement set:

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We mixed in some games to make it a fun shoot:

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One of Isabella’s Favorites:

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Beautiful Marie:

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There’s a Graffiti Wall where past graduating classes since the very first in 1931 have traditionally left their marks.  And we thought this is a cool one:Marie-Andy-Engagement-Claremont-Scripps-College-09

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Really love the patio and the roses.  Added so much richness and layers to these shots:

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Another beautiful one of Marie… with that rose we were talking about earlier :)

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This is our favorite picture.  Love the flare, the rainbow, the rose, their expressions, everything! :)

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Andy this one is for you! :)

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We played more games, and they were such good sports for not worrying about rolling on the grass :p

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Really love how sweet Marie’s smile becomes when she looks at Andy:

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LOVE IT!  :)

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Another one of our favorites:

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That’s all for this time folks.   If you read this far, show this lovely couple some comment love! :)