the holidays are full…full of food…wrapping paper…dishes…& for some of us, sadness….while some of use are enjoying are loved ones & the excitement that comes along with the holidays, some of us are lonely, hungry, full of longing….if you are missing a loved one…remembering happiness form years gone by…missing kisses that are no longer in reach, this goes out to you….if 2011 was a hard year…life can be sad & beautiful…i hope that 2012 brings peace & love your way…many blessings..xoxo

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….congratulations JOSE VILLA & JOEL SERRATO….

today is a good day…JOSE VILLA & JOEL SERRATO’S stunning wedding is featured in an 8 page spread in MARTHA STEWART WEDDINGS…stop whatever you are doing & run to the store & pick up the winter 2012 issue…this wedding was truly special…i was/am so honored to have captured the nuptials of two wonderful & loving men…may they enjoy many beautiful married years together…


here is the list of the amazing team of talented & creative people
that came together &  helped make their day not only
beautiful but also full of meaning & substance…..
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Location: FIGUEROA MOUNTAIN FARMHOUSE
Event Design & Production: Lisa Vorce of OH, HOW CHARMING!
Event Design and Flowers: MINDY RICE FLORAL DESIGN
Catering: NEW WEST CATERING
Stationery: TINY PINE PRESS & PAPEL PAPER & PRESS
Calligraphy: ANNE JONES
Cake: SWEET & SAUCY SHOP
Lighting: BELLA VISTA DESIGN
Photography: ELIZABETH MESSINA
Cinematography: JOE SIMON FILMS
Ceremony & Cocktail Music: BOLERO SOUL
Reception Music: MICHAEL ANTONIA of FLASHDANCE
Rentals: CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS
Specialty Decor: BARKER DECOR SERVICE

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this is what the sky looked like the day JOSE & JOEL got married


(today you will find sneak peaks of this wedding on)

GREEN WEDDING SHOES & 100 LAYER CAKE & STYLE ME PRETTY


christmas came early this year
thank you MARTHA STEWART WEDDINGS

love is beautiful…xoxo

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a while back a good FRIEND of mine who writes a little blog called SNIPPET & INK told me about an amazing book company she though i would like….soooo, i checked it out & literally fell off my chair….VELVET RAPTOR makes the most scrumptious swoon worthy books….many people don’t know, that before my photography really got going i did lots of little creative odd jobs to make money….for a while when my oldest daughter was a wee one, i made hand made velvet books & sold them to boutique stores…it was truly a labor of love…i know how hard it is to get good velvet that will work with the binding process….i bow down to VELEVT RAPTOR…their books are what my books wishes they could have been….anyhow, i am just happy to live in a world where VELVET RAPTOR exists….last year at WPPI i introduced these books to everyone who came to my presentation…after that several talented photographers starting using their products….now i want to share them with my KISS THE GROOM world….although these are fabulous books if you are a photographer, they are really great for everyone….they’d make a lovely journal or scrap book too… so today i am happy to announce 1 lucky someone will win one of these beautiful books (pictured above)….just leave a comment & double check to make sure you are not on santa’s naughty list…may your day & nights be full of VELVET & PHOTOGRAPHS…..(gown by the CLAIRE PETTIBONE)…xoxo

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