Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Joyous Yule and Seasons Greetings!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Santa Barbara Mission Wedding

Stacey & Juan were married and the Old Mission of Santa Barbara. An absolutely stunning ceremony location! History is in rich abundance at the Mission.

Stacey looked like the perfect Mission bride. Upon conclusion of the ceremony, the very old Mission bells rang in celebration making for a very surreal and beautiful moment. It was like travelling back in time.

Their reception was hosted at the beautiful University Club of Santa Barbara.





























The vendors that help made this wedding a blast were:

Ceremony: Santa Barabara Mission
Reception: University Club of Santa Barbara
DJ/MC: The D'Jay Company
Transportation: Classy Chassis Rentals
Photography: FotoNuova

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

Enjoy your Sunday and stay safe!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Holiday Portraits with the Couto Family

We are excited to present our 1st Holiday Family Portrait session for 2010. The beautiful Couto Family was captured at the Sculpture Garden.








Monday, October 18, 2010

Vineyard Engagement

Carla and Rui are engaged and will be married in December.

Our Enagement session took place at Callaway Winery. This is a great location for anyone planning a Vineyard Engagement session. The people at Callaway are super flexible and very accomodating.










Friday, October 15, 2010

Wedding Featured in LA Times

We had the blessing of having one of your recent weddings featured on print in the Los Angeles Times.



Here is the link to the online article: Mary and JR

Thank you greatly to Mary and JR for selecting FotoNuova to capture their wedding. Thank you greatly to Fresh Events Company for the continued faith you place in us and referring your precious clients.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Weddings at Pasadena Museum of California Art

I've lived in the Pasadena area for most of my life and recently discovered the Pasadena Museum of California Art, (PMCA). A really nice spot for an afternoon visit.

Equally nice is on the rooftop is a location that is available for weddings and special events. The rooftop has a beautiful view of Pasadena's historical skyline. There is also an indoor gallery location adjacent to the rooftop. The entire space is raw and very open to creation.

To help place these thoughts into context, we were able to photograph the space in it's grandeur.













The view from the rooftop.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Last Days of Summer

Alas we come to the closing days of the Summer of 2010. What better way to close it off with a few family portraits of the Gil family (no relation), at Torrance Beach?

This Gil family has it's roots in Portugal. Who can go wrong with such a regal name? :-)



Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Point & Shoot Workshop



I am announcing a VERY exclusive free workshop where I'm going to share with you my "secrets" for getting "great portraits" out of your tiny point & shoot camera.

If you would like to take more interesting portraits that are sharp, evenly lit, compliment your subject and want to learn how to get THE MOST out of your little camera, then this workshop is for you.

Here are just a few things I'll be sharing:

• How do I compose a portrait so that it's more interesting?
• How do I find the best lighting?
• What are some of the settings on my camera that will help me?
• And much more!

Because I really enjoy small group interaction and want to give everyone proper attention, I've limited this workshop to 6 attendees only and seating will be given on a "first come, first served" basis.

(I told you it was exclusive. Did I also mention that it was FREE?)

I'm hosting the workshop at my San Marino photo studio on October 2 from 10am to 1pm.

If you'd like to claim one of the 6 spots, here's what you have to do...

Just call me (626-588-2445) or email me with your name, cell phone number (just in case there's a last minute change), and the make/model of the camera you're using and bringing (if you know it).

If you make a reservation but can't make it, please let me know ASAP as I will be keeping a waiting list as well.

Thanks and hope to see you there!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Stay Humble

Ok, this is not photography related but it was too funny not to share. My good friend and I often share sports news via email and we usually keep one another abreast with the latest.

Today, he sent me this video below...



This made my day and kept me laughing for awhile! You don't need to understand the language to get what's happening here. This Goalie has been watching too much American sports. I suppose there is a very valuable life lesson here? At least for me there is.

Despite our success, stay humble.

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Last Year

Devonne will be a High School Senior. Do you remember that exciting time? The last year of Federal obligation. Cruise control. On the brink of adulthood.

Here are a few from our Senior Portrait session;





Monday, August 23, 2010

Professors of Economy Unite

Family traveled from afar to share the week with Mary & JR and witness their union.

The view was beautiful. It was a very pastoral scene in the hills of Malibu. The event took place on a private estate.

You may recall this very special couple from their highly charged Engagement session at Union Station. We all witnessed the same energy between them on this day as well.

It's always a gift for us to be a part of such a union.









































The talented wedding professionals at this beautiful wedding were:

Wedding Planning: Fresh Events Company

Floral: My Wedding Blooms

Catering: Boyz in the Kitchen

DJ: 11H Entertainment

Photography: FotoNuova