Yvette knew Roy from school and the many years they both played soccer. They are both huge lovers of soccer and we really enjoyed reminiscing and catching up during their session! Although, it is still up in the air about whether Roy was part of Yvette's Quinceanera party or not (Roy says he wasn't, but the fact that they can't remember is hilarious! lol). Yvette and her sweet little family was a pleasure to work with, and not to mention she makes a drop dead GORGEOUS pregnant mommy! I loved how much she trusted me in deciding the details leading up to her session, and how easy going she was. It made for great chemistry, and even better shots. Take a look!
Well goodness! I can't believe that FALL is right around the corner! As usual, my wonderful clients have inquired about Mini-Sessions! We don't usually offer Mini-Sessions year round due to our calendar already being booked most weekends with regular sessions and weddings! If space on the calendar permits, and clients have expressed interest, then we go ahead and try and make it happen during certain holidays! So we are super excited to announce we will be offering a limited amount of Mini-Sessions this year!
15 edited images
Location: Irvine, CA
(As demonstrated in photo above as well as e-mail sent out)
Returning clients will have first dibs on slots! :)
Includes 5 individuals per session!
Address and additional details to be provided. Limited to 5 individuals, each additional individual is $25. Props are welcome, and are to be provided by client. Client agree's to Studio Policies upon booking. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment slot, due to the nature of event late arrivals may not be accommodated.
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*We kindly request that all sessions be paid for in full by or on day of appointment. Please note that no date is considered reserved without a $50 non-refundable/ nontransferable deposit. For your convenience we accept cash, check, or electronic bank transfers. Mini sessions will require payment in full at time of reservation. All Major credit cards are accepted and CA sales tax is applied. All prices are for locations within Inland Empire, (additional travel fee may apply to locations outside of these areas).
Deposit: In the event that client is tardy beyond 20 minutes, or fails to confirm session by session date, we reserve the right to reschedule session time/date. To reserve the Session Date and to reserve the photographer, Client shall pay to Photographer, upon execution of this Agreement, a non-refundable/non-transferable reservation fee in the amount of $50.00+tax. Client understands and agrees that Photographer will not book other sessions during this one hour time. In the event that Client cancels the portrait session or fails to attend the session on the Session Date on time, for any reason, Photographer shall suffer losses that are difficult to ascertain. As such, Client agrees that, in the event of cancellation by Client, such $50.00+tax shall be forfeited by Client and paid to Photographer as liquidated damages and not as a penalty. Client and Photographer agree that such amount is reasonable. Client agree's to all Studio policies upon booking.
I met Anissa while shooting her best friend's wedding (we had a blast shooting Bianca's wedding, her bridal party was amazing). At the time, it was just a twinkle in Mike & Anissa's eyes that made me think... they were next. So needless to say I was super excited when they contacted me to not only photograph their wedding, but also VIDEO as well! Her words, "I wouldn't trust anyone else". Uh, can I have like 238,947,689 brides like you?! A creative's dream come true is when a bride comes to them saying I love your work, I trust you, and i'm booking you for YOU. HA! YASSS! Not only did her engagement session come out beyond amazing... but they selected our top Divine Light Product Collection to showcase their love. Professional grade products, displaying the images I spent hours working on... looking exactly as they should, for the world to see? THANK YOU LORD JESUS FOR AMAZING CLIENTS like Anissa & Mike! You can see their products on the next blog post.
For those that have been following us for some time, you know that we are almost always CRAZY BUSY! To be honest, I LOVE being busy! I can't explain it, but I go nuts if i'm not! Oddly enough though, I was actually pretty excited once our busy season was over because I've had a vision for an outdoor boudoir session for a while! I had a model call, and selected one of our previous brides to be our star. We had such a blast, and i'm so glad we were able to make this happen! Seriously one of my favorite sessions to date (maybe because I get to drink champagne with you... HAHA!)! Speaking from personal experience, I can say that every woman should make an effort to experience their very own boudoir session! If you haven't, I say DO IT! I promise you won't regret it. ;)
I've been blessed to be a Sunday school teacher for New Beginnings Community Church for the past 10 years (WOW! You know you're getting old when you start counting by decades haha!). Anyways, at this point I've had the pleasure of sharing the love of Jesus with so many children... some of which are the Aguirre family kids! I remember Antonio when he was barely making words, and my sweet sweet Leilah since nursery! I was so excited when Mommy asked us to capture some family shots of them in the newly bloomed poppy's that took So Cal by surprise. We definitely got our work out in, but it was worth it to capture this rare bloom! Take a look!
Where do I start with these humans! Well, how about I start with saying that they are the absolute best EVER. Carmen booked us two years when her babygirl, really was a tiny little thing. We had an amazing session, so much so that Mondo made one of those photo's his profile picture... and never changed it. Fast forward to two years later, and the first thing I told Mondo at their session was... "Okay buddy, time to update that profile picture". HA! We both laughed in agreement. Not only were they so generous with their gratuity, but when they arrived for their reveal session... They showed up with COFFEE! And gifts! Talk about clients from heaven... they spoiled us as much as we spoiled them! I'll be showing you the cutest gifts when I get a chance to take a picture of them. Carmen is like me in many ways, one of which is her attention to detail. She went above and beyond to ensure their outfits were on point, and she had the perfect props to create her vision. Another case of where great clients, quickly turn into friends. Love you guys! Hope you enjoy taking a sneakpeek look at this session, where we even had some beautiful princesses join us for the session!
Back by popular demand... introducing 2016 Mini- Sessions!
We have had several inquiries recently regarding mini-sessions... and due to the fact that we are almost completely booked... it was not something that DLS was considering hosting this year. Our number one priority is keeping our amazing clients happy... and we honestly always try to accommodate. Well, i'm happy to say that this is one of those times that we were able to MAKE IT HAPPEN! I'm really excited about this because during this time of the year, everyone is trying to save, but taking annual family portraits (whether it be for Christmas cards or not) is not something i'd like to see sacrificed because of it. So we'd like to offer YOU our same great quality and good times... at a SIGNIFICANT discounted rate!
Whether you've already shot with us this year, and have some different ideas... or haven't shot with us in a while... or if it is your very first time... WE CANNOT WAIT TO SHOOT YOU! Not to mention, this location is BEYOND BEAUTIFUL! Capturing your present memories is our favorite, and we hope you take advantage of our limited time offer.
MINI- SESSION DETAILS:
- $199 + tax
- 30 minutes
- 15 edited images delivered via personalized online gallery
- Location is the same as the photos above and is in Orange County (details provided upon booking)
- Expedited 7-10 day processing
Limited to 5 individuals, each additional individual is $25. Props are welcome, and are to be provided by client. Client agree's to Studio Policies upon booking. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment slot, due to the nature of event late arrivals may not be accommodated.
I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived on location (30 min early as usual lol) and took a nice walk to take a look around... to find... a beautiful Cherry Blossom tree! I immediately knew that this session would be amazing, and I was right. The right lighting, a beautiful model couple, and great vibes created a beautiful engagement session. Alonso and Johanna knew the minute they met that their love was a forever kind of love. If love at first sight exists, it was definitely the case here. Can't wait to shoot their wedding!
If there's one 'Mommy & Me' session that I absolutely cannot wait to shoot it's Valerie & Miah's! In the midst of being a hardworking mama, Valerie thoroughly appreciates the time and effort it takes to capture her family's memories. She knows the importance of capturing her daughters ever changing personality, and investing in these memories as we all watch Miah grow into a beautiful little girl.
Valerie and Miah are not only the most gorgeous duo EVER, but they thoroughly enjoy hanging out in front of our camera's! The sweetest girls ever! Their bond is beautiful, and we are always honored to be able to capture their giggles and cuddles. They define loving each other to the moon and back.
Keith & Heather met at a dive bar. Ironically enough, neither of them were big drinkers, nor really wanted to go out that night. Little did they know that it was that very night that would change their lives forever. Both were basically designated drivers, and so it was definitely a sober reality that led them to fall in love at first sight.
Keith & Heather got married at their beautiful home in Beaumont.