Last week, I took a trip up to Pasadena for a lovely engagement shoot with a lovely couple :-) Jennifer and Jason are as sweet as can be and I’m so excited to be shooting their wedding next March! I first met Jason at his brother Randy’s wedding that I shot last year. When Jason contacted me recently to shoot his own wedding to Jennifer, I was beyond thrilled. It’s always nice when I can work with my past couple’s family and friends. I feel like there is a certain level of trust that’s already established which is always nice :-)

Jennifer and Jason, I can’t wait for your wedding! It will be here before you know it so enjoy these next few months before the big day!

Now for some fav’s!

Love the tree’s shadow here!

Love this!

p.s. Thanks to EVERYONE for their well wishes on our new home. It means soooo very much to us that our “blog” family is happy for us :-) We’ll be making the transition to our new home this week so I won’t have a new blog post for you guys until next Monday..it’s going to be a good one! Have a great week everyone and have a very happy and safe Thanksgiving with all of your families!

simbescus: sharp locality I be struck by an Iron Horse) This longing be my second trip to Sturgis, we determination be leaving on July 28th and staying utterly the 8th. July 8, 2009 6:15 am

kristin brancaleone: Love these!  Only in socal can you pose in front of giant Christmas presents wearing a sundress and sandals.  Such a cute couple. November 27, 2008 2:08 am

jen & jason: We love the pictures! The shoots are amazing! Cant wait for the wedding pics! November 25, 2008 8:41 am

jen & jason: We love the pictures! The shoots are amazing! Cant wait for the wedding pics! November 25, 2008 8:41 am

Emma: Awesome shoot! We just had our family pictures taken in Pasadena two weeks ago and we took them at City Hall! So I recognized a few locations there :) Happy Thanksgiving! November 25, 2008 4:51 am

WOW…I still don’t think it’s sunk in yet! For the past month, Doug and I have been nervous, excited, scared, stressed, plus a million different other emotions. After wanting a home for SOOOOO long, the day has finally come. Doug and I are home owners!

We found a home that we loved and put an offer in not knowing what to expect. To our surprise, they accepted our offer! From what I hear, most people don’t get the house they first make an offer on so that was always in the back of our minds. So, in the beginning, Doug and I didn’t tell anyone but our parents! It was the worst not being able to tell our friends and family that we “might” have a house! Once I finally did, it was quite hilarious because when I told some friends that I have “something” to tell them, they all gasped with their eyeballs wide open and started getting really excited…too excited! I knew right away what they were thinking and said “don’t get too excited you guys..it’s not what you think”. Sorry for bursting your bubble guys…”I’m NOT PREGNANT!”

HEHEHEHE..I didn’t realize how many of my friends want me to have a kid already?! hehehe..in due time people. Doug and I need to enjoy our home first before the kids come and wreck it! :-)

The next month is going to be extra crazy because there is so much to be done! We’ll be moving next week right after Thanksgiving so the holiday season will be absolutely insane! We’ll be busy getting the house ready and what I’m most excited about is getting my new OFFICE ready! I can’t tell you how long I’ve been wanting my own office…can’t wait!

Doug and I are so happy to finally have a home and can’t wait to begin this new chapter in our life. I want to take this opportunity to personally thank Doug’s parents for helping us get our first home. We would not have been able to get the home that we love so much without their love and support :-)

I would also like to thank our friends and family for all their well wishes! We’re so excited for all of you to come visit and be a part of the new memories will be creating in our new home!

And last but certainly not least, I want to thank my wonderful husband for loving me and making me the happiest woman in the whole world! Without you, none of this would have been possible! I love you!

Now for some pictures! Special thanks to my adorable little sister for taking these!

Our New Home!

Doug was going to let me open the door first but I wasn’t having any of that! I wanted to open the door together for the first time :-)

LOL..I was really scared if Doug was going to be able to carry me and Mochi through the threshold :-) He made it out alive..barely!

First picture together INSIDE our new home :-)

Our little family :-)

LOL..high five baby!

Very special thank you to my cousin Farah for giving us our VERY FIRST housewarming gift! We love it and will cherish it forever!

Zena: Hi, Newbie to your blog. Fabulous! I love everything I have seen thus far. Can you tell me what type of house you have? I love the open floorplan. I thought you could only get something like that with a colonial style. I´m getting married in August and we will start looking shortly there after... we´d love a house similar in style to yours as it´s perfect for entertaining. Any help would be so appreciated. Thanks for sharing your work and beautiful home. June 1, 2009 11:30 am

Gisahillard: Hi all December 11, 2008 11:44 pm

Charming Events: Ok, i´m so late on this one but not any less thrilled for you guys!!  Congrats.!!! What a beauuuutiful home. December 7, 2008 9:14 am

Brian Khang: Congrats on your new crib!!  And it´s a great time to buy! December 6, 2008 3:09 am

Simply Modern Weddings: CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That is so exciting! :-) November 25, 2008 9:16 am

jen & jason: Congratulations on your new home!!! Its beautiful! November 25, 2008 8:43 am

jen & jason: Congratulations on your new home!!! Its beautiful! November 25, 2008 8:43 am

Christine: Congratulations!!!  What a gorgeous home! Wishing you many years of happiness & laughter within its walls! November 24, 2008 7:06 pm

Anne Nunn Photography: Congratulations! How exciting & what a beautiful home! :) November 24, 2008 5:29 pm

Amanda Auer: Congrats!! And I LOVE the dutch door for your front door! Drool!! November 24, 2008 10:58 am

Amanda Auer: Congrats!! And I LOVE the dutch door for your front door! Drool!! November 24, 2008 10:58 am

Katie & Kam: We know how long and anxious you have been to own your home, we are so happy and excited for you and Doug!!  But we gotta say, we are also sad that you are no longer a building away in the complex, we´ll miss you :( November 24, 2008 9:16 am

Katie & Kam: We know how long and anxious you have been to own your home, we are so happy and excited for you and Doug!!  But we gotta say, we are also sad that you are no longer a building away in the complex, we´ll miss you :( November 24, 2008 9:16 am

freckles chick: Awww, congrats Trista (& Doug & Mochi)! I´m a lurker on your blog (I remember you from my Nestie days) and couldn´t be happier for you guys. Such a gorgeous home!! November 23, 2008 11:19 pm

ross: congratulations guys! wish you both every happiness in your new home! November 23, 2008 4:12 pm

Cathy Crawley: Congratulations!  What an exciting time for you both, the house looks beautiful and that gorgeous Prunus Tree (Flowering Plum)  will look amazing in Spring :) November 23, 2008 11:46 am

Yuka photo art: Congratulations! I wish harmony and love in your new house! November 22, 2008 8:23 pm

Sivyu: Congratulations!  It´s so nice! November 22, 2008 8:11 pm

kristin brancaleone: wow trista!  it´s so gorgeous and ginormous.  a lot more curb appeal than my new home :)  you guys are going to have the coziest Christmas.  i´ll have to bring pesto and basil over for a playdate in the backyard, that is if mochi welcomes them to his new territory.  so happy for you and doug!!! glad you´re moving further south. November 22, 2008 12:16 pm

tracyk: yay!  congrats on your new home!  ooh such a pretty house too.  thats such fantastic news, i´m so excited for you and doug.  :) November 22, 2008 7:33 am

Blair Van Bussel: Congrats!!!!!!! Your new place is nothing short of adorable! How exciting for you!! November 22, 2008 2:42 am

Ashley Rose: Congrats!!!! Your new home is sooooo cute!!!! November 21, 2008 8:59 pm

kaline: congrats!! totally cute! will you have a new mailing address? make sure you let me know! November 21, 2008 8:39 pm

Kym March: Congratulations! That is so exciting! You are going to have such a blast decorating and getting settled in. Enjoy the holidays together in your first home! Take care... November 21, 2008 8:09 pm

june: Congrats, Trista! :) The home is beautiful, (I especially love your front door, it´s like the cottage in "Sleeping Beauty!")!! When my album comes in, I´m coming to your office to check it out! :) November 21, 2008 7:14 pm

angel swanson: congrats again, trista!!  you already know how happy we are for you.  ;-)  it is absolutely gorgeous and i can´t wait to see it in person.  next month we´re seriously meeting at your place.  xoxo November 21, 2008 6:48 pm

Vanessa - V3 Weddings & Events: That is so awesome Trista!  Congratulations!  How exciting!!! November 21, 2008 7:46 am

Vanessa - V3 Weddings & Events: That is so awesome Trista!  Congratulations!  How exciting!!! November 21, 2008 7:46 am

LeeAnn: CONGRATULATIONS Trista and Doug!!  OMG, how exciting!!  I´m happy for you three.  Finally!!  No more O-G apartment for you.  And guess what?  Geoff and I are moving back to Los Angeles in 3 weeks!!!  I survived a winter away! November 21, 2008 6:42 am

joyful weddings & events: congrats trista! It looks beautiful! November 21, 2008 6:26 am

joyful weddings & events: congrats trista! It looks beautiful! November 21, 2008 6:26 am

Sharon: How exciting for the both of you!  Congrats, and have fun decorating your new home! November 21, 2008 4:39 am

Tim: Congrats you two! You´re closer to us in Mission Viejo now! Oh, nice high five pics! November 21, 2008 4:22 am

kristeen & josh: congratulations!!!  we can´t wait to see you this weekend. November 21, 2008 4:12 am

kristeen & josh: congratulations!!!  we can´t wait to see you this weekend. November 21, 2008 4:12 am

DrewB: It´s a mansion!  I can´t wait to see it in person!  Congrats!  You two totally deserve it! November 21, 2008 3:59 am

kelly: congrats trista!!  your new home looks soo gorgeous!!! November 21, 2008 3:51 am

Kari: Congrats Trista!! That is fantastic news....enjoy your new home November 21, 2008 3:47 am

Vania: Your story is so awesome! What a great feeling.Congratulations! Love visiting your blog! V November 21, 2008 3:36 am

Jasmine*: SHUT UP!!!  i´m SOOOOOOOO happy for you, doug and mochi!!  you deserve only the best!!!  :)  xoxo... November 21, 2008 3:14 am