Monday, January 26, 2009

i HEART tulips

Flowers do brighten up one's day... My already cheerful Monday got even better when I received this gorgeous arrangement from Eddie & Marco of Tic Tock Couture Florals. Thanks guys! Looove it!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

New MPETIT website

I am very excited to announce that the new mpetit, my kid's lifestyle portraiture website, is here. More galleries, more adorable little ones!

Check it out! Send me a note or leave me a comment. I'd love hear what you think...

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Editorial Bridal Fashion Spread

My images are gracing the fashion pages of Ceremony magazine Orange County. Part of the fun of being a photographer is getting to play: picking locations & models, designing lighting, styling shots, and being difficult about the amount foam on your cappuccino (just wanted to say that last one, i pick up my own coffee! :D)

Doing this project was a blast! I shot half the images in film using my favorite format - Mamiya RZ67 and the rest with my good ol' Canon 5D.
I was very happy to achieve the mood & style I was going for.

Special thanks to...
Location: The Ebell of Los Angeles
Gowns: Renee Strauss Beverly Hills
Hair & Make Up: Joel Sebastian

Friday, January 16, 2009

2 Featured Weddings on Ceremony Magazine!

2009 is off to a wonderful start... I'm very excited to get two of my weddings featured in Ceremony magazine! Natalie & John's romantic, very Californian wedding...

and Hazele & Kyle's ultra hip, urban celebration...

Congratulations to my couples & the awesome vendors I worked with on these wedddings!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Little Sienna

Born to be photographed, this little cutie made my day. Her eyes were glued to my lens and her expressions got my face glued to the back of the camera.

Love photographing little ones at this age! They give you the most adorable smiles... oh & super fun to dress 'em up too...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Wonder Twins

Matthew & Emily, 2 year old twins. Interesting how one of them is a wee bit serious and the other one is mr. smiles-all-the-way. Together, they are as cute as can be. I made these two break the rules (safe & supervised!) - climbing on tables, rocks & trees... It was a fun day at the park and we all went home a little muddy :)

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

WIPA event

After a bit of holiday hiatus, no better way to kick of the year than an awesome event with fellow wedding vendors. I attended the WIPA brunch featuring international event planner extraordinnaire Steve Kemble at Rrivre Works. I always enjoy shooting at Rrivre's "candyshop" (as I call it) so took my camera with me.

Not only was it well attended by the industry's bests, most of which I've been very fortunate to have worked with in the past, it was also a lot of fun. Such a lovely event! Floral designers Mille Fiori, Shirvan Design, Bobbe Vagell, Flower Dec & My Flower Guy showcased their creations. Posh linens and rentals Wildflower Linens, Chameleon Chairs and Classic Party Rentals. Delectable dishes by Good Gracious!, sweet treats & a candy bar by Epicurean Umbrella, and an espresso bar by The Cappuccino Club. You'd wish it was your birthday party! ;)

Super adorable hubby & wife team, Will & Naomi Henshall of Henshall Photography were there to cover the event. Thanks for my photo below Will! ... and Julie Hill of Elysium Productions did video.

Cheers to a more successful year ahead to all!