September 11, 2014

I am usually good under pressure but shooting a mother who is 39 weeks pregnant is another level!

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I am usually good under pressure but shooting a mother who is 39 weeks pregnant is another level! Although I am in full wedding season swing, Tracy and Corion were determined to make time around my schedule to make this photo session happen. We spent the afternoon on the campus of Chapman University. There are two things that are consistent witg a college campus in the summertime…Plenty of parking…and skateboarders. Don’t ask me how but two skateboarders ended up in a couple of our photos (Shoulder Shrug).

I have been blessed to shoot some of the most charismatic kids in America and MeKenna is no exception to that rule. She is arguably one of the most friendliest kids I have ever met. She literally talked to every stranger who walked by…including squirrels and pigeons. It is always a pleasure to work with the Lucas family and I can’t wait to meet little Ms. Milan Grey Lucas! Congratulations :-D

September 5, 2014

I’ve always believed that memories are way more valuable then possessions…

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I’ve always believed that memories are way more valuable then possessions. I figured, what better gift to give someone then your time and a shared laugh right?! :-D Well this is especially true for the Morris family. A couple of weeks ago we spent our afternoon exploring Old Towne Pasadena. Darieshia and her sister Darxia decide to surprise their mother with a light-hearted photo shoot for her birthday. We laughed from beginning to end…so much so that my lips became chapped! :-D This birthday was especially meaningful to the Morris family… Not only were they celebrating another year of life but they are also celebrating mom being cancer free!!! :-) Such a bless! If the surprise photo shoot wasn’t enough Darieshia also set up a surprise party at The Melting Pot to celebrate both momentous occasions. I thought it was a awesome gesture. Being around the Morris family I felt a sense of strength and love that is rarely seen. I was fortune to experience this rarity and I thank you all for letting me be apart of this historic day! Rseephoto family pasadena love breast cancer awareness photography creative unique long beach black-8527 Rseephoto family pasadena love breast cancer awareness photography creative unique long beach black-8658 Rseephoto family pasadena love breast cancer awareness photography creative unique long beach black--2 Rseephoto family pasadena love breast cancer awareness photography creative unique long beach black-8685 Rseephoto family pasadena love breast cancer awareness photography creative unique long beach black-8556 Rseephoto family pasadena love breast cancer awareness photography creative unique long beach black-8644 Rseephoto family pasadena love breast cancer awareness photography creative unique long beach black--3 Rseephoto family pasadena love breast cancer awareness photography creative unique long beach black-8629 Rseephoto family pasadena love breast cancer awareness photography creative unique long beach black-8717 Rseephoto family pasadena love breast cancer awareness photography creative unique long beach black-8592 Rseephoto family pasadena love breast cancer awareness photography creative unique long beach black--4 Rseephoto family pasadena love breast cancer awareness photography creative unique long beach black-8562 Rseephoto family pasadena love breast cancer awareness photography creative unique long beach black-8731 Rseephoto family pasadena love breast cancer awareness photography creative unique long beach black-8613 Rseephoto family pasadena love breast cancer awareness photography creative unique long beach black-8610 Rseephoto family pasadena love breast cancer awareness photography creative unique long beach black--5 Rseephoto family pasadena love breast cancer awareness photography creative unique long beach black-8763 Rseephoto family pasadena love breast cancer awareness photography creative unique long beach black--6 Rseephoto family pasadena love breast cancer awareness photography creative unique long beach black-8774 Dual mom Daxdual DarDual Rseephoto family pasadena love breast cancer awareness photography creative unique long beach black-8759 Rseephoto family pasadena love breast cancer awareness photography creative unique long beach black-8831 Rseephoto family pasadena love breast cancer awareness photography creative unique long beach black-8837 Rseephoto family pasadena love breast cancer awareness photography creative unique long beach black-8861

September 4, 2014

Destination weddings have a funny way of making everyone feel like family.

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Destination weddings have a funny way of making everyone feel like family within the first 24 hours of arrival, even the photographer. A few weeks ago I traveled to Ft. Lauderdale, FL to witness the union between Jamar and Tiffany. The wedding took place on the Allure of the Sea’s cruise ship and everything HAD to run on time to accommodate the 4pm departure time. Now my previous experience with weddings told me that this could be a disaster as I’ve discovered that weddings almost never run on time…but for some reason this wedding seemed different. Because I had my “gameface” on during the wedding I couldn’t see what was so different about this wedding…but as I sat on down on the plane home I realized that this was an unbelievable collaborative effort by everyone in attendance. I mean I saw bridesmaids turn into hair stylist on the spot! I saw groomsmen turn into baggage handlers for 20+ bags at the drop of a hat…And when the A/C on the bus wasn’t working properly one guest even used his passport as a air deflector to make sure the bride was cool for her big day (photo below) ;-) . It was truly an amazing experience to be apart of. There is nothing like being around people who are genuinely around you to celebrate your happiest. Besides the 94 degree heat and the 88% humidity, I must say Florida treated us well. The love that these two families share is truly a blessing and I am honored to be the one who capture it all. Congratulations you two! :-)