Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Picture Perfect Picnic

Playa del Rey, California
I've been super busy lately, which is good, but sometimes I forget to take a break. Today Michael and I went on a lovely picnic down the road from our place. I felt guilty relaxing when there's still photos to be edited - but I figured an hour or two away from my desk is good for the soul.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Juan & Cristina, Sitting in a Tree...

Los Angeles, California
I met the lovely Cristina and Juan for some engagement portraits.

engagement portrait los angeles

It was super hot outside! We found refuge in the shade of a bamboo oasis.

engagement portrait los angeles



The cute couple relaxes on some benches.



Fun with shadows.


Cristina has the best smile, and Juan knows how to make her laugh.


Thank you for a fun shoot! I'll see you soon at your wedding!!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Birthday Party Photo Album

I love making photo albums. My philosophy is: Your photos will tell your story. Part of that is creating albums unique to you, whether for your wedding, birthday party or even portrait session. One idea is to make a story book for a kid's birthday party.

Special thanks to Michael for writing the story.





































The End

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Birthday Bash

Brentwood, California
This is Brooke, the cutest little girl ever. She just celebrated her 1st birthday with a big party. And her mom asked Polka Photos to take pictures of it all.



Brooke's mom threw one stylish party, complete with lots of balloons, including a capital B, a huge cupcake, and polka dots.



What would a birthday party be without cake?



There was music...



... and bubbles ...



... and a pony.



Even Piglet the dog was having fun!



Bye bye Brooke! Happy Birthday!!!


Friday, July 10, 2009

Me, Myself & I

Avila Beach, California
Last week we went to Avila Beach to photograph Melissa and Ryan's beautiful wedding. Michael shot this photo of me while I was taking groomsmen portraits. Actually I think I was asking them to give me their best GQ pose. I'll be posting those photos soon!


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Crazy Circus

Los Angeles, California
Michael and I went to see the awesome Cirque Berzerk, a spectacle of acrobats, contortionists, trampoline artists and more. A demented Cirque du Soleil - think goth and burlesque, sex and death - all of the artists were simply amazing. I held my breath as they performed without a net. If you're in the LA area, their run has been extended - I highly recommend you check them out.


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!!!

Playa del Rey, California
Hope you enjoy a beautiful day today with friends, family and fireworks.



Our friends Adam and Bekah joined us in Playa del Rey to watch the sky light up.
Happy Independence Day!