M + H | Wedding Day

Wedding Day | Santa Ana, CA

What I love about weddings is that we get to be a part of something new and truly special. I've heard that in divine arithmetic, one plus one equals one, a brand new one. Matt and Hayoung are incredible individuals who are fun, loving, and kind. Most, if not all people will agree that they were meant to be. I am so thankful for the opportunity to capture this amazing day for them. May God bless their marriage and draw them closer to him year after year.

Event Design & Coordination: Simply Sera Events

Florals: City Flowers LA

Venue: The Estate on Second

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Daniel + Christina + Claira

Family Session | Rolling Hills Estates, CA

The weather was nice and toasty which brought out the warmth of this beautiful family. Young little Claira was just the sweetest, especially in her adorable dress. Daniel and Christina should be proud of what they have accomplished in their first year of parenthood. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this amazing opportunity to photograph your family!

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Jen + Doug + Maddie

Family Session | Orange County, CA

It's been a while since I've posted but I'm excited to share moments captured from this family session. The mom and dad were wonderful as usual, but I was particularly blessed to meet their 2 year old daughter. I was reminded of when my first daughter was that age. We hear so often about the terrible two stage. It's frightening, alarming, and shocking all at once. As parents, we vow to never do this to ourselves again. However, time heals even the deepest scars doesn't it?

My oldest daughter will be 4 soon, and so it hasn't been too long since she graduated from the terrible twos. I can't help but to miss her chubby cheeks, her excitement when counting to ten, and her curiosity about the simplest of things. I loved how she would surprise me with new words and expressions just about every day. 

Sure, there were many terrible moments, but my memory is a bit hazy around that stuff. I look back and think about how terrific she was at 2. By the way, my wife probably thinks I'm crazy and that I don't know half of what she went through! Yeah, she's probably right since I wasn't the one who had to deal with it all day. 

Still, all this to say, that our children need us to see the best in them no matter how difficult it gets. In the end, they will know that our love as parents can never be shaken. Hopefully, they will go on to be gracious, kind, and loving individuals who choose to see the good in others. 

So the next time your two year old throws a tantrum, let your spouse deal with it, and choose to see the good in them. =P