Paramount Ranch Maternity Photos | Agoura Hills Photographer | Marjorie & Jimmy

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I’ve been so excited to share Marjorie and Jimmy’s Paramount Ranch maternity photos. Paramount Ranch has long been one of my favorite places for weddings, family photos, and maternity photos, so when Marjorie and Jimmy thought it would be the perfect rustic backgrop for their maternity photos, I couldn’t wait!

We arrived early in the day to take advantage of the beautiful morning light that a Los Angeles winter offers. I was so excited that Paramount Ranch was green because just a few weeks before, it had been bare and brown.

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The soft glow of the morning sun made Marjorie look absolutely angelic.

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Marjorie and Jimmy have been married for ten years, and as a father myself, I can remember how exciting my wife’s first pregnancy was. It was so fun to see Jimmy taking good care of his wife, and tenderly kissing their baby through her stomach.

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The light at Paramount Ranch really was amazing, and the sun just warm enough to make sure Marjorie didn’t get too cold. It was a beautiful day for their maternity photos!

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I know Marjorie didn’t buy these shoes just for their Paramount Ranch maternity photos, but the tiny Air Jordans were my favorite part of their session! Somehow, the contrast against the lace of her dress was the perfect symbol for their start of this new chapter in their lives.

You can check out the full gallery of Marjorie and Jimmy’s Paramount Ranch engagement photos here, and the Chavez family’s photos from the same location. Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills really lends itself to portrait sessions, family sessions, and, of course, weddings.

Throwback Thursday: Pasadena Wedding Photos | Swoon and Swagger | Sakura + Vince

Throwback Thursday Photo:

Halfway into their wedding day. After their Chinese Tea Ceremony at the Vince’s house. We drove out to the famous Pasadena City Hall for their bridal and group portraits. I walked all the way up to the very top of the staircase and shot this gorgeous portrait of Sakura and Vince. I asked my assistant Carlos to hold my off camera flash just beneat the winding staircase and outside the views of my camera. It took a few shots to get the shot I wanted but I could not be more happy to achieve the shots I needed for Vince and Sakura. While I was working with the couple, my 2nd photographer shot a majority of the bridal party.

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Griffith Observatory Engagement Session | Sydney + Bryan

The Super Blood Red Moon drew thousands of onlookers to the observatory. And it made going home so tough for my couples as well as myself. We were stuck on the only road that will lead us out of the observatory. While I could not do anything but sit in my car while traffic clears up. I had a great opportunity to photograph the #bloodredmoon “adjacent” to the Observatory. It was quite a phenomenon.

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Sydney and Bryan chose to have their engagement session at the always fun, Griffith Observatory. I don’t think we knew that the #bloodredmoon “event” was going to take place the same day. It was super crowded, but we “worked” through it. 
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