My Brother Tobin and his lovely girlfriend, Kirsten

Nice to see my brother, Tobin and his girlfriend, Kirsten who are visiting from Oregon. Tobin is here to promote his new book, Everyday Meditation (by Tobin Blake), please visit his website to learn more about this great book, I was fortunate to go to a book signing and a meditation class led by Tobin. A proud sister! 

I decided to do a photo shoot of both Tobin and Kirsten. It was a quick shoot in an alley not too far from my home about 30 minutes before the sunset. 

Tobin is using the above photo on his website. Love this alley for its gorgeous trees.The above is one of my favorite images. I told them to hug each like they would never see each other again.
Gorgeous eyes!!

Couple Portrait – Dana Point

Parinaz and Jeff got married in early June at City Hall but still wanted to document this special time in their life with photographs. They asked me to do the shoot at the beach where he proposed.

007 Jeff and ParinazI back lit the above image and asked Jeff to lift up his wife creating a more soft and tender moment.001Jeff and Parinaz

 010 Jeff and Parinaz (1)I gave direction to Jeff to look at Parinaz adoringly and show how much he loves her at the same time having her look directly into the camera.011 Jeff and Parinaz057 Jeff and ParinazThis couple was so much fun to photograph. I love capturing this special time in their life. 004 Jeff and Parinaz071 Jeff and Parinaz110 Jeff