Katey is a vintage lover, super sweetheart, and avid swing dancer, and wanted a fun beach Pin Up session. We enlisted the magical makeup talents of Ceci de la Hoya, and went down to Sunset Beach to play. From the pretty light to the perfect vintage VW bus that just happened to be parked nearby to the lifeguard stand... it was a dream.
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We met on a gray and foggy Sunday morning. The girls had their reservations, I could tell.
As we laughed and played, and walked around the park, both the skies and the girls' spirits warmed, and we ended giggling and dancing in the sunlight.
Thank you, Chan family. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect Sunday morning.
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For those of you who aren't familiar, I am a featured photographer for Red Thread Sessions- an organization that donates family sessions to adoptive families. It's something I am so incredibly proud to be a part of. To be the one to document a family that has chosen to give a child a home full of love and security is something I am grateful for beyond words.
Here is a peek at my first session for this incredible organization- with the Jacobs family. They waited eighteen months to bring him home from Korea. I can't even imagine what that must be like- to know your child is out there, to be ready to show him love, to go to bed every night wishing you were tucking him in, and to not know when you'll have him with you. It's the definition of the endurance and power of a parent's love.
Enjoy these first images of their new family, and if you know someone who is adopting, please send them over to Red Thread Sessions.
Did I mention that they are swing dancers?
Their bridal party was hilarious, good looking, and fun. The reception was absolutely filled to the brim with laughter, dancing, and fabulous music. If they weren't being sent off with bubbles in a Rolls Royce, I don't think they ever would have left the party.
And who can blame them? Look how much fun everyone had. :)
Again, I have to say that my second shooter, Kym Vitar Photography, was absolutely indespensible. Thank you Kym for your support, your vision, and your talent.
They had a first look, and it should be noted that he always smiles when he kisses her. Her father drove them in his vintage Rolls Royce. They said "I Do" in the garden of the Woman's Club in Orange, as guests sang hymns and applauded.
Here is Part One of Lauren and Ted's wedding day.
(As always, special thank you to my second shooter, Kym Vitar Photography)
Come back tomorrow for Part Two- the bridal party, the dancing, the details, the gorgeous, gorgeous exit... you won't wanna miss it!