{wedding preview} Erin & Mike

January 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

A couple of years ago, Tanaya shot the wedding of Colin and Selva. We were thrilled to be invited back to the O’Hara family to celebrate the recent wedding of Colin’s sister Erin to Mike. Their wedding was a destination wedding in December, but family and friends gathered yesterday to celebrate their recent marriage with a reception.

Here’s a sneak preview of their celebration:



{643} Wrapping up 2010!

December 3, 2010 § Leave a comment

When we started out the year, Tanaya and I both had a lot of individual goals and a couple of business goals. Both writers, we set in motion some pretty substantial goals for ourselves and our personal projects. We also each had a set of individual goals for our personal photography.

As a company, we decided to take a more personal approach to our shooting. It was our goal to try to break out of the mold of “being” wedding photographers and letting our genuine love for photography and the art we tend to create individually shine through in our work.

So, as we close our wedding calendar for 2010, we would like to thank all of our amazing couples for a wonderful time this year! We couldn’t be more grateful to you for allowing us to capture the beauty of your day. And, again, we wish you all the best as you continue to build your lives together.

While we are closing our calendar for 2010, we are still have limited dates for family and portrait shoots. We are also starting to fill our 2011 calendar. If you are interested in booking us for your 2011 wedding, please contact us soon to lock in our 2010 rates.

Thank you again! Happy Holidays!

Some of our favorite moments from 2010:


Aroxie & Brian’s Wedding
Heather & Steven
Marcela & Jesse
Candice & Donald
Corina & Litho

And, of course, we can’t help to have some fun ourselves:


2010 Review

Jana & Tanaya

{portraits} Marcus, Danae & Sterling

November 30, 2010 § Leave a comment

Marcus and Danae had the idea that they would have portraits done of their son, Sterling, every six months. I’ve had the great pleasure of shooting his newborn, six month, year and now 18-month photos. It’s been a great experience watching Sterling grow through the lens of the camera.

When we started talking about this shoot, I knew that Marcus and Danae would take care of all the little details—wardrobe, setting, timing. So, I only had one request.

I wanted to do some family portraits. And because I knew they were up for the challenge, I asked what we could do that would be “different.”

I have to say–not only was their idea great, but they executed it beautifully.

{wedding} Corina & Litho

November 8, 2010 § Leave a comment

Every once in a while, Tanaya and I get the chance to shoot the wedding of a personal friend. While we enjoy all weddings, we love the added bonus of being behind the scenes of one of our friend’s big days. This particular wedding was even more exciting for me because I know both the bride and groom. My job in college was to work as a yearbook adviser, and both Corina and Litho were on the staff.

When we did our initial walk-through and they showed me where they wanted to shoot their portraits, I told them it was the perfect backdrop for photography. Corina admitted that the idea was Litho’s, and he said, “I learned something in yearbook.”

Their ceremony was at St. Cornelius Church in Long Beach, celebrated with a lifetime of close friends and family. The portraits were taken at Shoreline Park, and the reception was held at the Long Beach Marriott.

Congratulations, Corina and Litho! (Maybe it was all that time in yearbook!)

{wedding} Candice & Donald

October 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

During that brutal heat wave that hit Southern California last month (the 113-degree heat wave), we shot the wedding of Candice and Donald in Dana Point. With friends and family in town from around the country, it was obvious how loved Candice and Donald are–and how much they’re in love!

There’s always that “one” thing we remember about a wedding. And for this one, it was definitely the heartfelt tears shared by family before the ceremony and the touching (and funny!) toasts during their reception.

Their ceremony was held at Lantern Bay Park in Dana Point and their reception was held at the San Juan Capistrano Community Center.

Congratulations, Candice and Donald!

{wedding preview} Corina & Litho

October 24, 2010 § 1 Comment

After a week of rain, it was a gorgeous day in Long Beach, CA. We captured the marriage of Corina and Litho at St. Cornelius Church. Afterwards, we made a stop at Shoreline Park for portraits. This is one of our favorites…

Congratulations, Corina & Litho! Stay tuned for more pictures of their wedding.

{wedding preview} Candice & Donald

October 4, 2010 § Leave a comment

We shot Candice & Donald’s wedding last weekend in Dana Point. A bright, warm day by the ocean was the gorgeous backdrop for their celebration!

For now a sneak peek of the first dance…