Michael said that when they first met Lori hated him, but somehow they became fast friends. Lori said that there was a time in her life where she felt lost and the one person she would call everyday to get through it was Michael. Eventually Lori realized that their friendship was special and on a beautiful San Francisco day, Michael proposed! They chose UC Davis because it reminded them of where Michael proposed at Golden Gate Park. I met Lori about a year ago and she told me that she wasn’t a smiling kind of person. Michael was quiet during our shoot, but every time I would pose them together he would whisper in Lori’s ear and she would laugh. That was when I knew that Michael was the one for her because he made her a smiling kind of person. Together they radiate happiness….you’ll see why.
August 20 2014
She is a fashion blogger in Irvine. A northern Californian girl like me, who loves to travel and eat. When I received her email I immediately said that this was a fun project. There was just something about the tone of her words that made me feel excited and I thought that this could be a friendship I wanted to be a part of. Boy, did it surprise me of how much I enjoyed this type of shoot. I’m addicted, need more. I mean, taking pictures of cute people in cute clothes all day…ahhh, I could die! There were so many good photos of Yvonne. She was so easy to get along with and of course, she is adorbs! I wanted to share a few of my favorite photos from the shoot, but you can check out more photos and details about each outfit on her blog: http://everydayyvonne.blogspot.com/.
August 12 2014
I’m kind of in love this session with E because it had a little bit of everything. She brought a classic: a basic white button up. There is something about a man’s oversized shirt that is always flattering and always sexy. She brought something fun: A fedora. Not everyone can pull it off, but she looks so cute in one! She brought something unique. She said one of his favorite things to do was drink Crown Royale and I love it when people make it their sessions personal. Finding ways to incorporate the bottle into the shoot was interesting and I adore the challenge of any shoot. Such an awesome session, with a gorgeous lady and full of variety.
A few things I absolutely adore about the Anaheim Studio in Orange County is the sets we have. From a French inspired white headboard with gray backdrop to some lace curtains. It’s something so simple, but is a good match for everything. However, favorite thing is the chandelier that I swoon over every time I see it. But most of all I love that right next door that is a costume shop that holds all types of awesome wardrobe including the most fabulous corsets you have ever seen! The day of the shoot M came with absolutely nothing to wear, so we were lucky that a room full of lavish corsets was within arms reach. Wonderland corsets has everything from glitter to pearls to lace to themed ones, but I chose this one for M because it was little more simple. And although I do love a pretty corset I adore the images at the end when we asked her to put on her sweater. It just is a good example of how you can mix a little bit of comfort into your photos and still be sexy.
K contacted me wanting to do some photos for her online dating profile. I never thought about it before and as soon as we were done with her session I wondered why! It was so much fun and such a great way to show the best version of yourself on your eharmony or match.com profile! If you are wanting a little make over, build some confidence or just get a really great portrait of yourself this is an awesome idea! Remember, your boudoir shoot can be anything you want it to be and more.