Costa Mesa Photography: Eat Chow Wine Nights

One of my favorite restaurants in Costa Mesa is Eat Chow. My boyfriend would always take me there for breakfast and it became a tradition and special place. We've gone there so much over the last couple of the years we became regulars. So we were graciously invited to this special wine night, hosted at their Newport Beach location. Just imagine the most amazing six course meal, along with special pairings of wine from Goldschmidt Vineyards... Ridiculously delicious. Chow0001 Chow0002 Chow0003 Chow0004 Chow0005 Chow0006

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Left: Burratta Alal Cheeca Panzanella. Right: Barbequed Duck Enchilada. Chow0015

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Left: Sausage and Seafood Vera Cruz. Right: Fresh Berries Flambe. Chow0017

Thank you so much to everyone at Eat Chow for an AMAZING night!

Pujols Family Foundation Photography: ESPN fun zone night

Last Summer I had an opportunity to donate my services to Pujols Family Foundation. Their goal is to help improve the lives of those living with down syndrome. I've always had a heart for those with down syndrome and even tried getting a part time job tutoring right out of high school (but it never worked out). It meant a lot to me that I was able to donate photography to an organization that does special events like this. The event was all about giving families a special night of fun at the ESPN zone at Downtown Disney. They played games, ate food and spent quality time with others that really understand their unique situation.

To read more about this wonderful organization and what they do, check out their website: Pujols Family Foundation

Fox Sports was there to cover this special event. Interviewing Albert Puljols.PujolFamilyFoundation0005

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Pujols' wife and daughter also enjoyed the night. PujolFamilyFoundation0006

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Playa Del Carmen, Mexico Photography: Zoe + Sydney

My cousins are beautiful, fascinating subjects so I had to photograph them on our girl/family trip in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. I also shot some film of this session so come back soon to see how it turned out! Mexico0010 This is what happens when the lens is in a cold room and then you take it into the humidity. Made this effect that's kind of interesting.. Mexico0011 Mexico0012 Mexico0004 copy Mexico0013 Mexico0015 Mexico0016 Mexico0017.5 Mexico0018

An Old fashioned Love Story: Rey Swimwear

This was a really fun shoot from awhile ago, which I decided to wait until the summer to post. You might recognize this gorgeous couple from our Oz shoot, their engagement and wedding. Alexandria + Spencer are the epitome of an old fashioned love story so they were the perfect choice featuring Rey Swimwear and Jonah Apparel Hair + Makeup by Melody Bathing suits from Rey Swimwear Men's suits by Jonah Apparel

You might have seen Jessica's video where she is speaking on modesty that recently just went viral. Click here to watch. So excited that I shot the images for her book coming out soon.

Scroll down to read the story over the images...

Dear Amelia, I met him on the beach.ReySwimStory02 ReySwimStory01 ReySwimStory04 I was taking an afternoon stroll, saying good-bye to the summer, watching out for surfers and tourists along the sand. ReySwimStory07 ReySwimStory06 ReySwimStory08 I saw him in his pinstripe swimsuit walking toward me. It was just like you said…It was almost like a dream. ReySwimStory05 He walked up slowly and smiled…. ReySwimStory09 Ah Life is Sweet. ReySwimStory10 We walked by the beach and even had candy. We laughed. ReySwimStory11 There is an intensity about him and when I am with him I feel….cherished. ReySwimStory12  He is suave but also kind-hearted. We talked for hours and I feel like I learn more about myself the more I know him. It is just like you said. There is something indescribably about it. I feel free, beautiful, completely myself. ReySwimStory13 He told me that I was not like anyone else, that I had consumed his thoughts. His eyes that told me he meant them. ReySwimStory14 ReySwimStory15 ReySwimStory16 And then last night, he danced in my dreams. It feels like it is always summer here. I will write again soon my friend. ReySwimStory17

Thanks for reading our sweet little love story!