Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Zoll Family - A Day at Balboa Park | San Diego Family Photographer

We had a great time visiting our friends, the Steffys, down in San Diego a few months ago.  Marianne and I just love the area, and we always said, if we were ever to move to Southern California, San Diego would be the only place we'd go.

We were fortunate to be referred to Jocelyn and her family!  Her son is fitted (for those of you not familiar with the slang, fitted means dressed really nice, dressed to impress, etc.). as you'll see in the next few photos.  We hung out at Balboa Park, and if you're ever in the area, you should stop by and check it out.  It's definitely a photographer's dream. :)  

Here's a few photos from their family session!  Enjoy!

Jeff & Marianne

Jocelyn - THANK YOU so much again for allowing us to capture your family and for hanging out with us!  You and Scott were so nice and made it easy for us.  Hope to see you next time we're down there!

Blue argyle sweater vest with the matching blue Converse chucks?  Whaaaaaat? LOL

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Karen + Kevin Wedding | San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Karen & Kevin was our last wedding for 2011.  We couldn't be any happier with ending our wedding season with a great couple - very simple, sweet, elegant, and little bit of quirkiness!

They started out their day with a Chinese Tea Ceremony at her mother's place.  It was our first time capturing this type of ceremony, but also one of the reasons why we love to do what we do!  We get to experience things that some people don't, and it was a pleasure capturing these moments and experiencing this for the first time (and hopefully not the last!).  

Here are some of the images captured on their big day.  Enjoy!

Jeff & Marianne

Just moments after they've embraced, all the cameras whipped out and started clicking away.  Karen & Kevin had mentioned at this point that they didn't know what to do.."we were just in the middle of the room and everyone just surrounded us!"  The look on Karen's face says it all:

After the tea ceremony, it was back to the Marriott in downtown San Francisco for Karen to change into her wedding dress before we did their portraits.

The impromptu "first look!"  LOVE.

We were at the right place, at the right time - the hotel staff saw us in the lobby and were gracious enough to ask us if we wanted to take some portraits at the top of the Marriott!!  For those of you that know us, this place has special meaning for Marianne and I - this is where I proposed to her.  To the Marriott staff, you guys ROCK!!  Thanks for the "15 minutes!"

Oh Kevin....

Friday, January 20, 2012

Norma + Lenin = Sweet, Sweet Love | San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photographer

We were honored to capture Norma & Lenin's special day. It was full of emotion and you could feel the love not only from them, but from their family and friends. It was a beautiful wedding from start to finish, and we're excited to share some of our favorites from their day. Enjoy!! 

♥ Miyan & Jeff

 A sweet moment between Norma and her brother...."You look so beautiful.."  

"I'll be there...by your side..." - Sade

It's such a privilege to share special moments in our clients' lives.  When Julian gave his speech, you could feel his heart in his words.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Olivia - The Little Red Riding Hood | Sacramento Event Photographer

We're catching up on blog posts and had to share photos from Olivia's 1st Birthday Party, which was at Fairytale Town in Sacramento. The theme of her party was Little Red Riding Hood and the details were absolutely adorable! Her parents and family did an absolutely fabulous job creating the perfect fairytale moment! From the handmade party hats to her Little Red outfit - we were impressed!!!

Here are a few of our favorites from Olivia's special day. Enjoy!!!

Miyan & Jeff

J:  Loved this wolf hat!!! - I actually took a photo with it on, but that's for our private photo stash. lol