CRAVE Buzz Party @ Erin Cole | Costa Mesa Photographer

Last night was incredible! A night filled with delicious desserts, delicate tapas, wines, gorgeous bridal gowns and gorgeous female entrepreneurs! I had the pleasure of meeting Shawn, CRAVE partner, just a few days before the event. The adorable and sweet Shawn invited me to attend this mixer to get involved with the community and meet inspiring women.

The party was held at the boutique bridal salon of Erin Cole. This gem is hidden in Costa Mesa and what a gem it is! I think I walked into the salon with my mouth open. As a photographer with a passion for fashion, I was in my element! I was dying to try on all these designer gowns! I have one very special one….you’ll never guess…

YES it’s gray and I LOVE GRAY! This gown is so avant garde and so Carrie of Sexy and the City! I zeroed in on this gown as soon as I saw it. It’s a Vera Wang also!

Erin Cole designs all the accessories seen in the store. They are so stunning. I wish I could wear them daily!These crystal encrusted sashes are to die! I’d wear them with everything!I love weddings gowns. I guess that’s why I photograph weddings. I love everything wedding. Gowns, flowers, hair, makeup, everything. The wonderful food was brought to us by Frostings Cupcakes, Urban Bake, and Hi-Time Wine Cellars. Of course I had the red velvet cupcake and the red velvet cake pop! I never say no to red velvet.
This was a night for women, by women. I’m so glad I got to talk to each and every one of you. Until next time…. 


Baby E | Brea Lifestyle Portrait Photography

I had the honor of capturing this wonderful occasion in the life of Christina and Chris. This is their first child and as a surprise they didn’t want to find out the gender until the baby was ready to present him or herself. With just days before the baby was due, Christina opted for a quick maternity session.

I was a bit nervous upon entering their home because I’ve always wanted to do a maternity session with the parents in an intimate setting. So in order to do that it would require both of them to expose a little more of themselves than they normally would. But without any hesitation, on Christina’s part, she was up for the challenge!

Christina was due any day, and I have to say that she looked so amazing!

Chris is handsome also and races in triathalons! That’s amazing!Isn’t Christina gorgeous? She’s Italian – Vietnamese! Such an exotic combo.
Stunner right? I love that look in her eyes! Chris, you’re one lucky guy!! I absolutely adore the energy between Christina & Chris! Not only are they playful, but they’re so in love.This image on the left has got to be my favorite image of the day! So beautiful, so intimate, so real. Takes my breath away.Yes, Christina takes my breath away too! She’s such a model.
The bunny and Curious George belongs to Christina and Chris. Those were their childhood toys that they’ve kept all these years.Christina & Chris, you two are such amazing people. Thank you for letting me into your home and your lives.