I still remember my beautiful niece when she was a tiny little baby. Boy how time flies! Here she is today, as a Los Altos High School graduate. She will be attending Cal State Fullerton in the Fall to study Journalism. I know that it has been her passion for some time now. Let me tell you, she will be in front of the camera one day! I have seen her in action and she is amazing! Good luck in all your endeavors, Bree!
In just a few weeks, Victoria will be walking on stage to accept her diploma from California State University, Los Angeles. I am honored to have had the opportunity to meet her and her family at our session. Her smile is contagious and it was a pleasure working with her.
Victoria was a natural in front of the camera which made it so difficult to choose only a few favorites to share with my readers. Without further ado, here are just a few photos from her gallery. I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do.
I love photographing weddings and building NEW relationships with my brides and grooms. But, do you know what I love even more? Well, I REALLY love when I get to photograph people that I have history with. See, Diana and I met in High School back in the early 2000’s (okay, I am feeling really old typing this), and when she reached out to me sometime last year about photographing her wedding, I felt extremely honored.
Okay, enough about me ;) and more about this beautiful couple. Diana and Jose met about 7 years ago at a restaurant. At first, they built a friendship relationship and it wasn’t until a few years later that they decided to be more than friends. Jose popped the BIG question in 2018 and here they are now, just TWO months away from their wedding.
I cannot wait to see them again in just a few short months!
Photographer: Mabel Gloria Photography
Venue: Mission San Juan Capistrano
Makeup: Perla Falcon | @bellapearla
If you know me, you know that I LOVE photos. Sure, I love taking the photos with my wonderful camera BUT I also LOVE “collecting” photos. I’ve got a hard drive full of them and I’ve slowly been printing them and putting them in albums. Having something to look back on and remember moments and PEOPLE that mean the most to you is just an amazing feeling!
Friends, I know that having a professional photographer photograph your family is more of a luxury than a need. I also know that some people have a hard time justifying paying for professional photos. I get it. But the emotions that these photos will bring to you and your children and your children’s children are invaluable. PRICELESS. I always have a hard time understanding why some people pay thousands of dollars for an iPhone (I will use this example since I know most can relate to it) that will only last a couple of years but won’t spend $500-$2,000 on photos that will last a LIFETIME.
Invest in photos. Invest in memories! <3
I am very excited to be able to share this gorgeous wedding with you today. Francine reached out to me early last year because she wanted me to document her wedding day on March 18, 2018 and I am so happy that she did! Francine and Frank are seriously one of the sweetest couples I've worked with.
Their small and intimate wedding that was held at the Kellogg House in Pomona, CA was everything you would want on your special day to be. Surrounded by your closest friends and family. Here are some of my favorites from their gallery!
Gorgeous blush dresses for the bridesmaids!
Check out her beautiful bouquet...
I truly wish Mr. and Mrs. Carlos an amazing life together! <3
So excited to work with this duo another year! It's amazing to see how much little Isabella has grown in the last year.
My Tree Farm Christmas Minis have officially come to an end and all of my WONDERFUL clients have all received their images. I am so lucky to have been given the opportunity to work with amazing families this year! Some old faces and some new ones as well. Here are some of my favorites from each of my sessions. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, everyone!
I absolutely LOVE photographing cake smash sessions! Little Mr. Ruben traveled from the Valley all the way to Claremont, CA to have his first birthday photos taken by me. Here are just a few of my favorites.
I am so excited that I finally get to share some of my favorite photos from this gorgeous family beach session! We could not have chosen a better date for this shoot. Even though we were not able to start right at sunrise (ideal time for a morning session) due to Laguna Beach rules, we managed to shoot the entire session right before the harsh light appeared on us.
I am beyond flattered the Berdugo family chose me to photograph their beautiful family! While I've only known them for 6 or so years, my boyfriend, Paul has had a long history with this family. Especially with George (guy on the right ;) who he met when they were around 5 years old. WOW, now that is what I call history. Fast forward to high school, and that is when Arlene and George met. Yep, high school sweethearts (aww).
I think it is fair to say we all enjoyed this session. 1. there was tons of laughter thanks to the fart noises (inside joke, LOL), 2. golden hour was AH-mazing!, 3. photographing friends is the BEST because they make me feel so comfortable.