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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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
Love, chandeliers and billy goats, theses are a few of my favorite things. Spent an exceptionally gorgeous Monday morning at Two Sisters Farms, photographing the soon to be Mr. & Mrs. Phipps. Tammy & Kyle’s engagement session was nothing short of spectacular! Touched by Time Vintage Rentals fashioned the awesome idea of “Breakfast in Bed”. The bed of the truck would be used as a platform for the lovely breakfast scene. Tammy rocked a scarlet red plaid long sleeve, red lips and a black crinoline like skirt . Kyle wore a white button up, black suspenders and a pair of jeans. Together they looked beyond adorable! I spent a good portion of the session laughing because of how lovey dovey Tammy and Kyle are together. There was a lot of eye contact, kissing and hugging between them. They have amazing chemistry:) Clearly, soul mates have found one another. Tammy and Kyle, I’m looking forward to photographing your wedding in April!!!!
Location: Two Sisters Farms
Styling and Props: Touched by Time Vintage Rentals
Hair/Make-up Artistry: Pauline Castillo
I am so happy to announce, my photographs are featured the whole month of March at Calumet in San Diego! Happy 27th birthday to me! My birthday is on March 31st! What a perfect gift! The first time I walked into Calumet was two years ago. I remember viewing the gallery and wishing one day I would have art displayed on walls somewhere 🙂 At that point in time I didn’t even know how to manually set my camera. I guess all that hard work paid off! When I was younger, I thought I would be artistic through my music. I saw myself as a hippie free spirit rocking out on stage. It wasn’t until I became a wife and mother, that I developed the discipline to become a better artist. Even now, I am first a wife & mother. Mother & wife by day … photographer/artist by night. It can sometimes be so difficult. I sometimes wish I would of met photography at an earlier age in my life. That way I could focus 100% of my time to developing my skill. Then I’m humbled. Then I realize if It weren’t for my husband and my beautiful baby girl I wouldn’t be where I am today. London is the ONLY reason I ever picked up a camera, hence the name “London Light Photography.” I dedicate this viewing to my husband Dana, and my daughter London. Dana and London I love you dearly. You are halves to my heart.
High school sweethearts Cherise and Collin tied the knot after 10 years of dating. They promised forever before their loved ones and God at the Admiral Kidd Club in San Diego, CA. I was taken back by the beautiful breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay and skyline. Mr. &Mrs. Baker, I wish the both of you together a long life of love, happiness, health, success and babies :)!
How Mr.Baker popped the question-
“Collin proposed on a surprise getaway that he planned. He woke me up at 4am and told me to pack my bags because he had a surprise for me. It turned out to be a trip to Catalina Island. There he took me zip lining and during the last run of the zip line he talked me into having him go down first with the camera so he could take pictures of me coming down since I had been going down first on the other lines and took pictures of him. Little did I know that he pre-planned all of this so as I came down the zip line I came into the landing with Collin waiting for me on one knee with a white box in his hand. He had one of the workers set up with our camera taking pictures and someone else was videoing the whole thing. It was honestly one of the best moment of my life. And I have video and pictures to cherish it.”
The First Date-
Our first date was at our Winter Formal Dance. He met me at my house with a bouquet of 2 dozen beautiful roses. We met all of our friends at the high school for the dance and after we went back to a friends house who lived across the street from the school. I remember eating pizza and watching football movies with the guys.
Today’s Date Night-
Date night for us usually starts earlier in the day. We like to go down to Coronado and spend a little time at the beach and then walk the streets. We end our date night with a bite to eat before heading back home.