Sarah & Matt: Engagement Session – Union Station

Funloving…adorable…just so darn cute. Those are the first words that come to mind when I think of Sarah and Matt.

Just before the New Year, a friend of mine from elementary school emailed to tell me that her brother-in-law had just gotten engaged. A few emails back and forth with her soon-to-be sis-in-law, and one coffee meeting date later, we were scheduling their engagement session.

I’ve lived in the L.A. area for a loooong time, yet I never made it to Union Station until two years ago to attend a friend’s wedding. It’s just such a scenic place that has this very old school, 1940’s feel to it. It was the perfect backdrop for Sarah and Matt. I mean, they got engaged at the top of the Empire State Building.

These two just have an easiness about them that’s reminiscent of that old time feel when life was uninterrupted by mobile devices and the constant barrage of information. When they are together, whether it’s at a quiet cafe or a busy train station, their attention is held by no one but the other. Which reminds me of another term I’d use to describe them? Simply heartwarming.

Can’t wait for your summer wedding, Sarah and Matt!

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Jacqueline & Averell: Having A Baby

I just adore Jackie and Averell. I can’t say enough about what genuine, funloving, people they are! For as long as I’ve known them, they never seem to allow stress or worry to invade their lives. They’re just so calm all the time, which is what I expect their little girl to be.

Jackie is due in about a month (around New Year’s!), and the two have spent the last few months preparing for Baby Elle’s arrival. Her cute, tiny little clothes are all hanging in her closet already, organized by size of course. She’s got a drawer full of headbands and shoes. A painting of a giraffe, by dad himself,  is hanging on her bedroom wall and a homemade mobile with individually sewn birdies is in the works.

Jackie and Averell – you are going to make such WONDERFUL parents! Thank you for allowing me to document such important moments in your life together! Can’t wait to meet Elle!

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Jacob’s 3rd Birthday: Dinomite!

When Jacob turned two years old, he had a firetruck-themed party, complete with, ummm, firetruck. For his third birthday, it was all about dinosaurs! Jacob’s mom, Jeannie, is just a planner extraordinaire. No detail was left unattended. The decorations were…I don’t even know how to describe it so just see for yourselves!

Jacob and his friends were never left twiddling their thumbs either. The Beat Buds came by to teach the kids about music and playing instruments, there were little tables and chairs in the patio with paper, color pencils, stickers, and stuff to bring out the tots’ creativity, and then there was a reptile show. A REPTILE SHOW, and all the kids, especially the celebrant, absolutely loved it! No huge snakes or creepy crawlies could scare Jacob and he just had a grand time celebrating the Big 3.
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