off in the distance I could see a man with a capricious mustache and top hat. He reached for the hand of a tall blond in a chestnut colored corset. It was as if I was transported to the very pages of a Victorian-era fiction novel. This was to good to be true. This was not a mirage, this was my 10AM appointment with Rhonda and Jake for an engagement session. THEY LOOKED AMAZING!!! They captured the essence of Steampunk fashion! We would spend our time photographing with old steam trains and a stylized set provided by Touched By Time Vintage Rental. What I loved most about photographing Jake and Rhonda, was witnessing how much they love one another. I’ll have you know, chivalry is not dead! Maybe Jake is from the victorian era???? He is a gentleman. The type of gentleman you would find in a love novel! Rhonda and Jake, congrats on your engagement!!! I am so happy you found one another. It makes for a great TRUE love story.
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In the word’s of De’Ja Jackson :
“A family can develop only with a woman as it’s center. In every conceivable manner, the family is the link to our past and the bridge to our future. Our grandmother is our center and the link to our past. The youngest is four generations later and the bridge to our future.”
I was moved by the beautiful, honest and strong bond of this family. What a special moment to have photographs taken with your grandmother/great grandmother. I hope these photos are forever protected and cherished.
Props & Styling: Touched by Time Vintage Rentals
I had a splendid time with first time expecting parents Courtney & Jason! The Vondenberger’s due date was April 4th. Last time I spoke with Courtney, they were still waiting on baby boy Evan Michael! Courtney and Jason have been together 7 years. They are so excited for their family to expand! Courtney was 36 weeks during the maternity session. I asked her what she loved most about pregnancy. “The spirituality of it. Thinking about moments yet to come.” The best piece of advice she could give baby Evan is “Love God, live humbly and be an honest man.” What a smart mama! The best piece of advice the Vondenberger’s could give to expecting parents is “Cherish every moment, good or bad. Be open with each other. Keep each other involved and equally engaged in this experience.” Prayers to Courtney, Jason and baby Evan. I wish you a safe delivery and a mellow journey to Nashville.
Courtney — Thank you for not going into labor on our little adventure!
In a month Jenny and Frank will give their lives to one another. I am beyond excited for them and was honored to photograph their engagement session! Jenny and Frank are the kind of couple everyone loves. Fun, laid back, adventurous and sweet! I truly believe soul-mates have found one another! Digital cupid brought Jenny and Frank together through Eharmony. “Since we met on line, our first date was really the first time we met in person. That always comes with some awkwardness but this time it went amazingly well. We met for drinks at Jakes in Del Mar and spent hours talking with realizing how much time went by. Our second date quickly followed, we had dinner and a moon light picnic in La Jolla. It was on feb 29th (leap year). We really count that as when we started dating. I think Frank planned it all along to make anniversaries only once every 4years :-).” After a year of dating Frank whisk away Jenny for a weekend of anniversary celebration. Frank took Jenny to Coronado for a romantic gondola ride. “It seemed like it was out of a movie, the sun setting, the gondolier singing and the man of my dreams proposing with my grandmothers ring.” CAN I JUST SAY I AM swooned!
The Engagement Session:
Jenny and Frank describe themselves as a laid back, fun loving, silly, creative and just a little bit of FUNKY couple! Knowing this … we knew we would have the green light to construct an out of the box engagement session! Let the fun begin! Jenny and Frank wanted to depict an older version of themselves! Having tons of vintage props provided by Lucky Street Production, a loving, knitting and ironing housewife and a taken care of happy hubby was brought to the table, as an idea. The session overall had a 50’s hubby and housewife vibe. A vintage kissing booth was also used as a photo prop.
Jenny and Frank I wish you a long healthy life of love, respect, kindness, successes and romance together!!! Congratulation!!! You guys have found your match!
Photography: London Light Photography / Sydney Takeshta
Hair & Make up Artistry: Pauline Castillo
Stylist/Props: Madam Palooza
It was a beautiful Sunday morning! The weather was divine! I was excited to photograph a maternity session for Rachel and Dale!They are excepting their first born on March 9th. Her name will be Daylen Ray. Rachel is 30 weeks pregnant. I always get a kick out of hearing pregnancy stories!! It’s such a moment of discovery for an expecting mother. This is what Rachel had to say about her pregnancy . “My pregnancy has been amazing. I am enjoying every minute of it because next week I might not feel that way. I love feeling her move around, I know I will miss once she arrives. We have been married since June 2011 and have been looking forward to growing our family. We can’t believe it’s finally here. Being pregnant is a wonderful time to bond over your unborn child. We look forward to meeting her and making many memories.” I’m so excited for Rachel and Dale!!! Cheers to your growing family!
Photographer: Syd Takeshta
Set/Rentals: Touch by Time
Temecula California Maternity Photography, California Maternity Photography.