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    WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ME...

    I dance with all my might when I know no one's watching.
    I love Country music, and currently am loving The Shins, Sara Bareilles, and Five For Fighting stations on Pandora/Spotify!
    Outdoorsy activities make me happy. The warm and fuzzy kind of happy :D
    I am a sucker for furry animals and cute old people. No, really. I am.
    Pizza.
    I love, love snowboarding. Seriously. Like I REALLY LOVE snowboarding.
    If I could, I would travel the world with a suitcase full of lenses and my camera, and learn every language I possibly can.

Tiffany and Victor : Cabo Destination Wedding Photographer

Multi-day wedding celebrations make my heart happy. And to be able to be a part of that, especially at a beautiful destination, with a sweet couple like Tiff and Vic, was the sweet and slightly sour strawberry on top of my tart frozen yogurt (insert huge smile and maybe a drool here). I love destination weddings.

On the day of Tiff and Vic’s wedding rehearsal, we all caravanned into town and enjoyed dinner together on the beach. It’s not everyday when I can enjoy an amazingly delicious all-you-can-eat fajita dinner with my bare feet in the sandy beach of Cabo San Lucas, with the sound of waves crashing ashore, watch the sun go down and the moon light up the sky. So heck yeah, it was pretty awesome.

Marbella Suites was closed to the public the day of the wedding; the entire hotel and beach access was exclusive to the closest family and friends of Tiff and Vic. Their wedding was held on the private beach directly behind the hotel. I couldn’t believe my own eyes when I walked into the bridal suite to see Tiff and her bridesmaids doing their own hair. OK, so I do my own hair on a daily basis of course. But I’m VERY limited in what I am physically able do with my hair. To see the ladies to their updo’s with such ease and perfection was truly impressive. The relaxing yet fun vibe of their wedding, complete with churros and a cigar maker on site, was the ideal way to celebrate a destination wedding.

And if you know me, going to Cabo would not have been complete without some sort of adventure. So I decided to…paddle hard. More on my Cabo trip in another future post. In the meantime, please enjoy Tiff and Vic’s wedding highlights:

If you’re looking to have your own romantic destination wedding getaway, I’d love to capture your moments for you!
Just email me at: info@PirouettePhotography.com

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October 14, 2014 - 1:08 am

Sandi Brune - I hadn’t seen any pics. Of Tiff and Vic’s wedding,and these are beautiful!!

October 14, 2014 - 2:19 am

Lisa Carroll Arnerich - These are gorgeous! What a special weekend!!

October 14, 2014 - 2:20 am

Hollie Marie Rush - L-O-V-E- Makes me want to be back in Cabo, too :)

October 14, 2014 - 2:55 am

Donna Peacher-Hall - An amazing couple caught in time by wonderful photography. Love these guys!!!!

October 14, 2014 - 3:10 am

Janae Hulbert Williams - Gorgeous Pictures! What a beautiful bride! So happy to have been there to witness it!

October 15, 2014 - 2:29 am

David Arnerich - Beautiful photos

Children’s Health and Wellness Center | Venice Event Photographer

Venice Family Clinic hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Children’s Health and Wellness Center this week, and I had the honor of being there to document it all. It was a special event, because this Center is the first pediatric medical home in West Los Angeles! The clinic will provide medical, dental, vision and mental health care, and will even include special features such as fitness classes, a teaching kitchen, and an herb garden.

Speakers included:
William Flumenbaum, chair, Venice Family Clinic board of directors
Mike Bonin, Los Angeles City Councilmember, 11th District
Elizabeth Benson Forer, CEO and executive director, Venice Family Clinic
Patty Vargas, Venice Family Clinic patient
Dr. Despina Kayichian, chief medical director, Venice Family Clinic

To book us for your next corporate event, please email us at: info@PirouettePhotography.com

Here’s a brief highlight of the event:

Venice Family Clinic is an affiliate of UCLA Health System.

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For Inspiration | Santa Monica Photographer

Sitting at my desk all day drives me just a little crazy. Ok, fine, a LOT crazy.

I’ve always had jobs that required me to be active, to be driving/walking around, visiting multiple locations, and just anything but sitting at my desk all day.
But when I became a photographer, the all the time sitting behind my desk, editing…drove me nuts. I quickly needed to find a solution. And so I did.

1. To have a balance, I chose to photograph different types of photography- from newborns to family lifestyle to styled children portraiture to modern day women beauty/boudoir, to weddings. The different types of photo sessions spread out keeps me on my feet and keeps my love and passion for photography alive.
2. To keep me sane, I am intentional about scheduling my shoots and my editing time with the mindset that I need breaks in between.
3. To keep me inspired and my creative juices flowing, I take time to just pause, breathe, and drive to one of my “Inspiration-Spots.” These locations provide a few things. They allow me to stop and smell the roses, so to speak. Disrupt my weekly routine so I can get recharged. Makes me pause and appreciate the little things things in life. To realize how small I am (in the most beautiful way). And allow me to clear my mind of “the routine” and let inspiration and ideas to just flow through me. I choose the location depending on what I’m needing that week.

Last week was Santa Monica.
So I sat and I walked around the Beach and Pier area, and in awe of just being in a place that has a history.

Like a kid in a candy store, I could not help but carry a big smile being surrounded by the many bright and happy colors on the pier.
I listened to the sound of the waves, of families laughing, of children playing, and I listened to the pauses and the silent moments when there were no talking, realizing in that moment, everyone around me was doing what I was doing- being still and just BEING in the moment. Moments like that make me smile.
I watched parents with the big smiles on their faces, as they watched their kids playing with the sand and running away from oncoming waves. The love of parents for their children and the true joy those kids were experiencing, reminded me exactly WHY I LOVE WHAT I DO- to capture moments like that. To capture their love. To provide images that are timeless and to help them create moments and to make history.
I leaned back and took deep breaths. The smell of the ocean in the air, the wind in my hair, the sand between my toes, the sun in my face…made me appreciate the grandness and beauty of the world.
And as I looked around and out to sea, I realized just how small I am in this world. I am but one tiny grain in this world of vast beauty. And yes, although there are plenty happenings in this world that is not so ideal (horrific, in fact), there are PLENTY that still are- beautiful, grand, amazing, inspirational.

The world is a beautiful place, filled with so many beautiful people (on the inside and out), and so many who are making a difference. My hope and prayer is that when I one day have to leave this world, I can look back and say “Yes, I made a difference.” It doesn’t matter how big or small, but just “Yes, I made a difference.”

So I left Santa Monica feeling recharged and inspired- inspired to continue to appreciate the little things, to stop and “just be” in the moments, to remember the beauty in this world, and to a difference in the world, to make history, even if it’s just adding a little grain of a difference- it’s worth it.

Where’s YOUR place of Inspiration?

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Jameson at two weeks | Pasadena Newborn Photographer

Little Jameson and his parents joined me for their first photo session at just two weeks new, and was a delightful bundle of cute sweetness. Photographing his first year is going to be a treat! I can’t wait! :)

Although we love posing babies and bringing in the vintage props and blankets (and yes, baby safety is most definitely priority during our sessions), we do also enjoy capturing the natural interaction between new parents and your child.
Every newborn that come into our boutique photography studio, and every family that is a part of our Pirouette Photography Family of Clients is unique.
Our goal is to provide you timeless newborn and family portraiture, as well as to capture your authenticity.

Interested in a newborn session with us? Email us at info@PirouettePhotography.com


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Praline Macaroons | Pasadena Food Photographer

There’s something about the texture, smell, taste, and consistency of Praline Macaroons at Whole Foods that encourages addiction.
It’s the subtly sweet smell that is not too overwhelming, the slight hint of praline flavor as the macaroon gets bitten into, the contrast of the crunchy praline bits against the outer macaroon shells, and the smoothness of the creamed layer- that’s like a party exploded in your mouth.

I’m not typically a fan of macaroons, and most definitely would never opt to try praline flavor desserts as a first choice. But the lady behind the counter at Whole Foods recommended it, so I said “ok.”
And then got “addicted,” to say the least.
Oh my, it is delightful!

Would you please, please go have a try and let me know if you enjoyed it, too?

Yesterday, I bought 5 macaroons. Today, I saw a little sign that says if I buy 13, I would save something like $8. So OF COURSE I couldn’t resist. Yes, I bought 13 total today. And yes, I devoured them in no time. Sometimes, I just have no self control when it comes to food…

But you know what makes me psychologically feel better about giving in to my sweet tooth? In the same trip, I’ll also purchase a 24oz green juice :)

The end.


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Anniversary Photos | Cabo Wedding Photographer

Oh yes, it’s happening! We are headed to Cabo this August and are scheduling photo sessions!
Exclusively for our Cabo trip, we’re offering Special Mini Photo Sessions.
Whether you are a couple not-yet-married wanting fun photos to remember your Cabo trip, married and wanting Anniversary/second honeymoon photos to celebrate your love, or a family wanting your love and interaction with your children captured on camera, our Cabo Mini Photo Sessions is customized for you!

Cabo Mini Sessions are $300 to include:
*20-30 minute photo session.
*10-15 printable digital files.

So if you’re ready to reserve your spot, email us at info@PirouettePhotography.com
Let us help celebrate your love and capture the fun!

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