Friday, December 09, 2011

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Friday, December 02, 2011

Minted Holiday Card Sample



I created this Minted card for a client yesterday. Isn't it adorable? I also love the return address envelope AND envelope liner!

Contact me at for great discount opportunities.

Pinhole Press Products - Perfect Gifts

Pinhole Pro_blonde frame

Pinhole Pro_Framed Calendar

Pinhole Pro_Wall Calendar copy

More Pinhole Press products from their gift collection. 25% off code (PINHOLEFAMILY) ends tonight.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Hudson and Riley




Photo Booth at Malibu La Costa Beach Club





I have to admit this was one of the funnest slideshows I put together this year. Erica and Chris had the most amazing photo booth at their wedding and their guests just loved posing for it. You certainly can't beat the backdrop.

This slideshow is also on YouTube and you can view it there by clicking here.

Pinhole Press Holiday Cards and Gift Collection


I'm excited to be working with Pinhole Press this holiday season. Not only do they create holiday cards but they make great photo gifts (calendars, accordion books and framed prints). I love Pinhole for the simplicity of their design, beauty of their crafted books, and high quality of their paper and printing.

As a professional photographer, Pinhole Press gives me access to a collection of exclusive products that are not available to all customers. To have access to these products, use the following link:

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Use the code PINHOLEFAMILY by December 2 and you will receive 25% off your order.

P.S. All of the images used in the products above are portrait sessions by me taken in the last month.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Minted Holiday Trunk Show




I am pleased to announce that I am the host of a Minted Holiday Trunk Show on Sunday, December 4 in Santa Monica.

Place your order at the Trunk Show and enjoy an exclusive offer of 20% of Minted's acclaimed holiday cards and all other items, such as custom stationery and our brand new custom journals.

A professional designer will be on hand to help choose the perfect design and paper for your photo, and accessories for your holiday card.

I will be available to take new holiday photos in picturesque house and garden! If you have already have your holiday photos, then you can bring or email them to

I Couldn't Help Myself





I met Sally and Chris through Archive Vintage Rentals and just had to have them also shoot with the 1962 Dodge Dart. We had such a great time and I wish them the best when they get married this coming Friday.

If you are interested in shooting with this fully restored car contact me at and I will get you their contact information.

You can view my other shoot with the Dodge Dart by clicking here.

James and Francesca

Friday, November 18, 2011




Beautiful Details - Erica and Chris' Wedding



Erica and Chris' wedding had so many beautiful details that the images deserved a separate blog entry.

Town & Country Event Rentals has a new line called the In the Vineyard and the couple rented the line's ladder back bar with shelves and also used their Della Luna line of china and their Fleur de Lys glassware.

The flowers were designed by Lily Pad Floral and Erica and her sister Martine incorporated their late father's ties into their bouquets.

Wedding Coordintor and Event Planner - Lisa Caren May of Pur-Luxe Couture Event Planning
Invitations - Christie in Manhattan Beach
Catering - Made by Meg
Flowers - Lily Pad Floral
Rentals - Town & Country Event Rentals
Vintage Pieces - Archive Vintage Rentals and the bride's own pieces
Audio and DJ - 11H Entertainment
Wedding Cake - Cupcakes Couture

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Erica and Chris' Wedding at Malibu La Costa Beach Club
















I met bride Erica through event coordinator Lisa Caren May of Pur Luxe Couture Event Planning. Lisa and I met at the A Soolip Wedding last year and we hit it off right away.

Erica and Chris got married at the Malibu La Costa Beach Club. This private club is rarely used for large weddings and I was thrilled to be able to shoot Erica and Chris' wedding there. It is hard in Los Angeles to have a wedding with an unobstructed view of the ocean (especially in Malibu). The Beach Club was established in 1946 and is a private club used by residents in it's vicinity.

Erica and Lisa transformed this club into an incredible, visually stunning wedding location. Erica used many of her own pieces and also rented items from Archive Vintage Rentals and Town & Country Event Rentals. There were so many beautiful details I'm going to write a separate blog entry about them.

Music is a huge love for both of them and they had a very specific play list for their wedding reception and I have to say it's the best wedding play list I have ever heard. It was a natural choice for me to ask Chris to choose the music for their wedding slideshow and he did just that.

You can view the wedding slideshow I put together on Vimeo or on YouTube by clicking here.