Sunday, January 27, 2008

Caffeine + long Sunday morning drive = a burst of INSPIRATION

Those who know me well are aware that I stay away from caffeine. Not for health reasons but more for the benefit of those around me and people I get in contact with on a daily basis. My body produces more energy needed to last me through a day & sometimes more.... :D The barista at my local coffee house was a little surprised it wasn't a decaf on that cappuccino today.

Inspiration comes in all forms, shapes & sizes. People I meet, books I read, movies I see, music I listen to, magazines I go through (a ton of 'em), and believe it or not, even the catalog for The Container Store! Today, I got a good dose of it on a long drive to a client's home. I've been on a little hiatus from blogging, but I am back. Expect to read more on the chronicles of Mariana - my new alter ego ;)

On my drive back home, I went around downtown and took iPhone snaps of random things that caught my attention.... then it started pouring again and the party was over, boo!

This is my favorite building in LA. I want to buy it! ;)

Kids, don't try this at home....

Sunday, January 13, 2008


DETAILED. That's what I am. (Although some friends prefer to call it OCD!) That's how I tell my stories, that's how I am with my work, that's how I photograph too...

One more thing I really enjoy when shooting weddings are the details. It gives that complete picture of what the day was like. Couples spend a lot of time & effort selecting every little detail, making sure everything is perfect. I want them to be able to look back and enjoy these too as they flip through the pages of their album.

I've been very lucky to work with such talented wedding vendors. More posts on that in the next few weeks...

Meanwhile, here's a sneak peek at the new addition coming to my website...

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Little Isaiah

The moment I walked in, this little guy flashed the most adorable smile! Two seconds later, I've gone paparazzo...

Little Isaiah is a miracle baby and such a cute one at that! He has so many expressions. Over a week shy from 3 months, you'd think he's been doing this a long time. A professional smiler I say :)
Courtney of Joyful Weddings and Events and hubby David are ecstatic about their little bundle of joy! I am too!

Sooo many favorites, grabbed a few...

How cute is he in this outfit?!

Can't afford to not post these too.... Need to get me one of these blankies!

Another thing I love about photographing babies is we get to document how precious the parents' smiles are too! Here's Courtney & David while playing with the li'l fella...

Friday, January 04, 2008

Karyn & Xan on Ceremony Magazine!

Ceremony Magazine is an awesome wedding resource for the bride to be. They recommend the best in the industry & I'm sooo thrilled to be in it!

Karyn & Xan's wedding at the Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa made it to the magazine's featured weddings section. Check it out!

Not only am I lucky to have such wonderful clients, they also come with the most amazing families! I'm a family person and it brings me great joy that I get to be part of something really special for theirs. That's one of the many things I'm so grateful for in '07... Here's to an even better 2008, cheers!