Thursday, December 20, 2007
This shot above was taken at their ceremony location, The Reef in Long Beach. It got dark pretty fast, so we didn't get to take any sunset shots during the ceremony. But the lights reflecting off the Long Beach shoreline in the background came out beautiful, too.
A photo of the beautiful cake from outside the reception room.
Lily and JC enjoy a cigar with family in the outdoor patio at The Reef.
Congratulations, Lily and JC!
Friday, December 7, 2007
Those of you who live in the area or plan to be in the area, take Torrance Boulevard westbound all the way to the end, and you will find yourself in the parking lot. Go down the parking lot steps, make a sharp right, and you will find yourself standing in front of Quality Seafood. Order the Santa Barbara females. They are our favorites, and you will often find them filled with yummy crab eggs. A good sized crab usually runs around $6 to $7. Very affordable and very yummy. We also had some fried calamari and a slab of garlic bread to soak up the crab juices.
Monday, December 3, 2007
The college not only gave all the staff frames as gifts, but they are also providing them each a 5X7 photo to put in the frames.
Online gallery is coming soon...
Here is Eddie checking the lighting set-up...
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
"Eddie and Julia –
When we had planned our daughters Sweet 16, our biggest dilemma was finding the best Photographer/Videographer of the South Bay. Why? When asked, what is of great importance and is irreplaceable in ones home? Pictures are always one item that is very valuable which lasts forever. Therefore, after dozens of interviews I was truly impressed and knew that Southbay Studio was the right choice. The event was beautiful and a success! This was where I saw your passion for your profession; it was not a job but an art. Eddie & Julia you are like a family to us, and this is not the end. We are just beginning this relationship – we have much more events to come and we hope Southbay Studio will be there!!
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts –
Alfred, Rosie & Alexis"
Monday, November 26, 2007
So this brings our pumpkin update to: 14 pumpkin pies, 2 pots of curried pumkin soup, 1 batch of pumpkin squares and 1 batch of pasta with pumpkin sauce.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
It was dense, and not too sweet, which is good.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
We also had a first tonight. Fried turkey. Yes, we know that it's dangerous, but a family friend who was here for dinner was in charge of it, so we went along. We were actually pretty excited about trying it. And we both agree, it's the best turkey we've ever had! And before you start emailing us, we had a fire extinguisher on hand the whole time!
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! The tryptophan is starting to kick in...
Gobble gobble! Good-night, America. Don't forget to count your blessings and be thankful!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
The California Travel and Tourism Commission had a media event at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills yesterday. They asked us to cover the event and set up a green screen studio for some still shots. Here is Julia working hard.
They had all this wonderful looking food and desserts, lots of useful information, and we think the event went really well.
Everyone from the California Travel and Tourism Commission, as well as the Beverly Wilshire staff were very friendly, kind and professional. We'd like to thank them for a wonderful experience.
If you want to find out more about the California Travel and Tourism Commission, go to www.visitcalifornia.com
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Here is Julia getting some birthday wishes on tape for the birthday girl.
Happy birthday, Jenny! Hope you had a great time!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Here is a lovely couple we met with last Friday for an engagement shoot. This engagement shoot was included in the wedding package they ordered in September. We shot at the Botanical Gardens and at the Point Vicente Lighthouse.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Today is Eddie's birthday!! We went to SoHo Thai Fusion Bar & Grill to celebrate, and this photo above was taken with Eddie's camera phone, so you'll have to excuse the quality... These are the appetizer Angel Wings. Pretty good, we have to say. They are chicken wings with the bones removed, and stuffed with a mixture of pork and some other ingredients that I'm sure they will not share with us... It tasted a little reminiscent of Vietnamese fried egg rolls. The chicken was nice and crispy, not too over fried; the texture was great! This restaurant is fairly new, so those of you who haven't tried it yet, go check it out. Their website is www.sohothai.com
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
We spent some time on Palos Verdes today, scouting for good photo locations. We ended up at the Point Vicente Lighthouse. We have been there before, but never stayed until it got pretty dark like we did today. It was the first time we saw the lighthouse actually lit up! And there was some fog (what else is new in PV?) so we had to listen to the fog horn the whole time we were there.
The last time we were there the new visitor's center was still in construction. Now it's done, but we were there too late in the day to be able to take photos and look around, so we took the photos and decided to go back some other day to be tourists. Today was strictly a "work" visit.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
The final results - four 700Mb files!
Apparently, great artistic ability runs in Evan's family. Having a sculptor grandfather and a painter mother, art has been a part of Evan's life since he could remember.
If you are interested in any of these stunning works of art, or would like to have a portrait painted, please visit Evan's website for more information:
Sunday, September 30, 2007
According to Anna, Jose made all the bouquets and boutonnieres. We think he did a great job! If you guys need flower arrangements, we can hook you up!
Friday, September 28, 2007
After the shoot, we were hungry, and decided to go to Harry's Oklahoma Style BBQ in Lomita. We had read great reviews about it online, and couldn't wait to try it. Apparently, we didn't read the reviews closely enough, so we showed up having no idea that it was a take-out only place! No matter, though. We ordered their #1 combo, which included a full rack of smoked bbq baby back ribs, 1 lb. of smoked bbq tri-tip, 2 smoked bbq half chicken brests, 1 quart of molasses baked beans, 1 pint of coleslaw, 1 pint of potato salad, and 4 dinner rolls.
We left the restaurant as Julia giggled with anticipation. It's no surprise that Julia loved the food, but even Eddie, who has a slightly harder-to-please palate, had to agree that it was very good. All the meats were tender, juicy, and cooked to smoky perfection!
If you haven't been to Harry's yet, it's easy to miss it. It's at the corner of Narbonne Avenue and 255th in Lomita. Here's the exact address: 25501 Narbonne Avenue, Lomita, CA 90717. We recommend you call ahead to order then just drop by to pick it up. That way, you don't have to sit there, like us two silly ducks. Their number is (877)HARY-BBQ. You can thank us later.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Eddie is thinking about updating our website... again! Julia thinks our website looks great, but guess Eddie didn't think so...
We will keep you updated on this one... -_-
Friday, September 14, 2007
Even though we have done so many engagement photo shoots, we still think every couple is so different and very interesting. We have met so many lovely people that are so much in love...
Here is another reason of we love what we do: another lovely couple, Lisa and David. Very good sports, and fun to work with.
Monday, September 10, 2007
The wedding was beautiful. It was aboard the Queen Mary, and there were lots of places for good photos. Like this one, overlooking the Long Beach skyline, while the couple steals a kiss.
Mylene and Marnie take a shortcut through the ship to get to their reception.
Congratulations, Mylene and Marnie!