Darin + Darren | Engagement Photographer NYC

Darin + Darren | Engagement Photographer NYC

This was an amazing day!  I met Darin and Darren at the Williamsburg Waterfront to take their engagement photos.  From there we jumped in a cab and headed to the bar where they had their first date.  AND THEN THEY GOT MARRIED!  They will have their official wedding with family and friends next year but they signed the paperwork and were officially hitched.  We shared drinks after the small ceremony (the “sharknado” which was the drink they had on their first date) and just enjoyed the sun setting on the bustling New York City streets.  One of my favorite moments in New York so far, life is magical.

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The Continental Divide

The Continental Divide

This girl (pictured below).  One of my favorite people and she moved away from me to Denver!  Well, the only good thing about this is I got to visit her in Denver!  I had never stepped foot in Colorado before last week and was so happy to have an excuse to visit.  Here are some photos from our mini roadtrip up to Winter Park and the Continental Divide.  I might have complained a little too much about the cold but the photos turned out misty magical.  It was worth the temporary freezing of my limbs.

(also, these photos remind me of one of my favorite songs and videos, so very cold and beautiful – elephants and little girls)

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Bubblemania!

Bubblemania!

I was invited to document Colin’s 2nd birthday last weekend (the cutie that can’t keep his eyes off the magic bubble solution below).  It was my first time encountering this type of entertainment at a kid’s birthday party and, let me tell ya, I’m sold.  It was even hard for me to keep my eyes off the bubbles and in my camera.  Here is their website if any LA parents are interested –

http://www.bubblemaniaandcompanyla.com

Invite me to your next bubble party so I can take more magical pictures like these!

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I’m having this at my next birthday.

 

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The Runaway – A Family Portrait Session in Pasadena

The Runaway – A Family Portrait Session in Pasadena

I had an amazing shoot with Heidi and Zoli last week!  It was a photoshoot and a workout because Zoli was chasing after Trachodactyles (I believe this is some sort of dinosaur/robot/truck) and catching Pokemon.  Such sweethearts, can’t wait to shoot with them again.

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Side Note – Holiday Mini Sessions are upon us!  Spaces limited, message me to set something up.

 

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Dreamy – A Maternity Portrait Session in Pasadena

Dreamy – A Maternity Portrait Session in Pasadena

I’m a little obsessed with the images from this shoot.  Magic!   Gina’s baby (Dreamer) was actually due that week, maybe it was her spirit that made this shoot extra dreamy…

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Side Note – October and November holiday mini sessions now filling up.  Message me to book yours!

 

-Shannon

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