Welcome to my blog! I’m a photographer based in Orange County, California. Wedding photography is what I specialize in but I love capturing ALL the special moments life has to offer! This blog serves as my online journal where I’ll post pictures from my most recent photo shoots, share my favorite “YouTube” videos, post adorable pictures of my dogs (yes, I’m one of “those” people), and talk about anything else I feel like! Take a look around…I hope you enjoy your time here!
If you’ve been following me on Twitter/Facebook, you probably already know that I flew to D.C. for a shoot last week. Not just any shoot…a totally awesome “I love my job” type shoot! I first “met” Wendi when she emailed me a few months ago with the subject line reading “Your work is THE BOMB!” Any person who writes me an email with that subject line is A-OK in my book! Wendi explained that she was turning the big 3-0 this year and as a gift to herself, wanted an anniversary shoot for her and her hubby. What a great gift, right?? She also told me a little bit about herself, her hubby, and most importantly…her lovely babies Buster & Daisy :-) She wanted to know if I’d be interested in doing a shoot with their little family and of course..I said yes! It totally worked out because I already had a trip planned for New York (to actually attend a wedding as a guest..can you believe it??!!) so I was able to coordinate the shoot to happen around the same time.
When Wendi and Jason picked me up from the airport, they had a sweet little gift for my Spunki (we finally decided on her name) and Mochi..rubber bones so they could chew on! I thought that was soooo sweet of them…of course I loved them instantly and knew that the shoot was going to ROCK. Wendi and Jason live in Old Town Alexandria and I must say…I COULD SHOOT THERE EVERYDAY FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE!!! It has so much charm and soooo many different “backdrops” to use..I seriously loved it and would love to go back so if you live anywhere near there and want to do a shoot with me, email me please :-)
Before I knew it, the shoot was over and I was on my way back to the airport :-( I had such a great time with these two (in addition to Buster and Daisy) that I didn’t want it to end!
Wendi and Jason…it was sooooo awesome getting the chance to capture you both in your current “hood”. If and when you move back to the West Coast, please let me know!! You are such a beautiful and sweet couple…thanks so much for the lovely gifts for my babies and for the sweet card!
Now for my favorites….too many to choose from!!
We started at this fab boutique hotel..I wish I could remember the name of it?! I was to busy being stealth so that they wouldn’t kick us out ;-)
Love the turquoise walls!
and the orange wallpaper :-)
For some reason, I just love the simplicity of this shot..love the blue brick wall too!
How cute are these two??!!
Yummy back light :-)
Family photo :-)
Buster & Daisy…how cute..they’re holding hands!!
Can you believe they are sitting in their backyard right here?? I would kill for these double doors!!
One of my favs!!
Love the soft aqua backdrop here…I love this moment too..totally unprompted by me!
Cobblestone + Backlight + Leaves = Happy Trista :-)
totally cute :-)
They ended the day with a bike ride…
and a walk with their pups!