October 16, 2015

A couple of weeks ago I had to honor of shooting my first Eritrean wedding…

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A couple of weeks ago I had the honor of shooting my first Eritrean wedding. Within minutes I quickly learned that this would be a wedding like no other. From the moment I walked into the church I was greeted by beautiful women dressed in gorgeous hand-woven dresses trimmed in vibrant colors projecting the image of true royalty. The men walked with great confidence, the elders were honored and the kids, well the kids were…kids. :-)
I met Meron and Martha last year and we immediately hit it off. They warned me up front that Habesha weddings are a big deal and that I would have my hands full with a guest list of over 500 people! Well I took heed to their warning and I jumped at the opportunity for a challenge! The wedding ceremony took place in La Mirada followed by an amazing celebration on board the world famous Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. From 9 A.M. to 1 A.M. I danced, laughed, ate, and smiled all from behind the lens of a camera. The food was exceptional and the special surprise performance from Amber Riley capped off a night of memories that will be shared for decades. Overall this was a beautiful wedding which showcased the rich traditions of the Eritrean culture while sharing the love for family and friends. I am honored to be apart of such a monumental event for two very special people that I am blessed to call my friends. Congratulations you two! :-) 
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September 15, 2015

Every now and then I meet a couple that I just “click” with…

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Every now and then I meet a couple that I just “click” with. This is especially true for Tyisha and Simba. I met Tyisha and Simba on Skype about six months ago. As residents of Dallas, Texas we were not able to meet face-to-face until 3 weeks before the actual wedding day! Well within 10 minutes of speaking we knew we had an instant connection.

The day started with a few overcast sky’s but ended with a beautiful sunset over the Los Palos Verdes Golf Course. This was a wedding full of color, full of culture and full of love. The ceremony was a perfect mix of heart felt moments and genuine laughs…but the reception…? The reception was a straight up party! So many great moments from this wedding! Here are a few highlights to paint the picture (no pun intended).  I am honored to be part of such a special day and I look forward to seeing the growth of your family! Congratulations you two! 😀

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September 4, 2015

After my e-session Craig and Candice’s a few months back…

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My e-session with Craig and Candice a few months back, I knew their wedding photos were going to be HOT! What I didn’t know was that the sun was going to be just as HOTt! :-) A couple weeks ago, Los Angeles nearly hit triple digits which probably made August 15th the hottest day of the year for several reasons! 😀

Although the sun was not our friend, this turned out to be an awesome wedding! If you’ve ever been around these two you have seen the way they look at each other, laugh together, and love one another. There were a lot of great moments from this wedding but my favorite has to be the bride and groom’s “First Dance” routine. The attack of the “June Bug” came in a close second. :-D. Congratulations you two! ! ! rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-1 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-1 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-3 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-2 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-4 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-5 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-6 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-49 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-12 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-8 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-7 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-14 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-13 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-15 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-19 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-20rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-18 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-17 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-23rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-24rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-25rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-26 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-27rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-28   rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-16rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-9rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-10rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-11Dualbrother       rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-32 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-33rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-51SplitBride rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-42rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-35rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-2 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-47 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-45rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-7rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-58 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-59  rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-60rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-61 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-65 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-63 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-64 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-66rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-68  rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-67  rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-55 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-56 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-57       rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-6 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-36 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-69 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-74 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-70 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-72 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-73  rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-77  rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-78 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-79rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-76 rseephoto.black.wedding.bride.groom.long.beach.rc-54After