Friday, December 12, 2008

AES Holiday Party in Long Beach

AES hired us for their annual holiday party this year at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach.
As they requested, we set up our studio inside the hotel in front of the grand ball room.
The party went very well, and our studio ran smoothly as usual.
At the end of the night we had 174 photos printed on site and had all the photos saved on a DVD-Rom for the company to keep.
Thank you Carolyn! It was really nice working with you, and hope to work with AES again next year!
Happy holidays!

"Julia, yes, I received the package of pictures at the front desk.
Please send the invoice to me at the address below.
Thank you so much and everyone seems to be very pleased with their

Carolyn "

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Marymount College Christmas Party

It's the 2nd Marymount College Christmas party! We were hired last year for the 1st Christmas party, and we were very happy to be back working with Tara and Donna again this year.
We had a studio set up in the college's beautiful meeting room with a stunning ocean view.
The photo above is this year's group photo of the lovely founding sisters of Marymount College.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Heidrick & Struggles' Party at Hollywood

Hi Julia and Eddie,

I just wanted to follow up and thank you both for such a great job at our holiday party. The photos are wonderful and our guests really loved that they could take them home that evening.

Best regards,


Thank you Kirstin! It was nice working with you.
Julia is busy printing photos out for guests to take home.

This was a pretty fun night. We were hired to do a corporate Christmas party for Heidrick and Struggles. It was at the Falcon Restaurant in Hollywood. The service was great, everyone was very friendly, and the night seemed to go pretty smoothly.

Eddie took posed shots of the guests and Julia printed them out on the spot so that people could take them home as souvenirs.

If you're ever looking for a bite to eat and you're in the Hollywood area, check out the Falcon Restaurant on Sunset Blvd. It's got a pretty good atmosphere.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Holiday season = Parties!!

It's that time of the year again! We have been hired to do a few holiday parties this year, as well as some holiday get together family photo shoots.
We wish everybody have a great holiday! We know we will.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Valerie and Matt's Engagement - Testinomy

Hi Julia and Eddie,

Thank you so much! I love the way they turned out. :o) You both are so talented!!



Saturday, November 1, 2008

Metavante Los Angeles Event - Testinomy

Hi Julia and Eddie,

Thanks for forwarding the link and for your responsiveness. I briefly
looked at the photos and they look wonderful! I will definitely be recommending your services to people looking for a photographer in the LA area. And, if we host future events there, I will be in touch. Thanks again
for everything!

Warm Regards,


Friday, October 10, 2008

You guys are great!!!

I just wanted to let you know that you guys are great!!! I witnessed the interaction of you two at my uncle Armando's wedding this past September. And even though my boyfriend and I are not at that stage yet... I hope to one day have you guys taking pictures & ultimately memories at our wedding.
I liked the fact that you two were shooting away, taking advantage of all the shots without being obtrusive to the wedding couple. Just observing what you guys have done and reading more about the service and FAQ's on the website, makes me so excited that I decided to write this email.
If my wedding was already here, I would book you guys already! But until then. Good luck in your business.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Our Anniversary :)

Today is our 9th wedding anniversary! We can't believe how fast it went by...

We had a nice lunch at Duke's in Malibu. Eddie ordered the fried calamari appetizer which we both loved. Very, very tender, and not the least bit rubbery or chewy. Next, Eddie had the huge plate you see underneath, which is the Mahi Mahi sandwich. According to Julia, the Mahi Mahi was pretty good; not the least bit dry or overcooked, and the criss cut fries were perfectly seasoned. Eddie, ever the critic, thought it was ok, but was not terribly impressed.
Julia had the open faced Crab and Shrimp sandwiches, which she thought was really tasty. What a shocker! :) We both had passion fruit iced tea while watching the ocean and huge pelicans doing straight dives into the water trying to get fish.
We both thought we were too full for dessert, but Eddie said they had a very popular dessert called the Hula Pie, so we ordered one. We are glad we ordered just one! It was huge! Not to mention rich and sweet and gooey and delicious! It was what looked like one quarter of a pie. Vanilla ice cream on top of a chocolate cookie crust, with a layer of fudge, then smothered in whipped cream and sprinkled with chopped macadamia nuts. Yum!
After lunch Eddie drove to Bartels' where we finally got what we said we were going to get two years ago: Harley Davidson boots for both of us! Julia was thrilled. Eddie picked out a really "bad to the bone" looking pair, and Julia initially picked out a similar one. But both the sales girl and Eddie thought another less clunky one looked better, so she ended up going with that one.
Next we went to stroll around the Santa Monica Pier, and finally rode on the ferris wheel, which we had watched so many times but never had the time to go. Then we ended with a stroll at the Third Street Promenade, where Julia got to spend some time browsing through one of her favorite stores, Sur La Table.
Then we came home and Eddie, still full from lunch, watched as Julia ate nachos and chocolate cake. Fun day! :)

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Elizabeth & Albert - Testinomy

Hi Julia & Eddie,
It was a pleasure for us too! you two made us feel so comfortable while also making us have a lot of fun, Albert loved you both. First of all it has been so difficult for us in deciding what pictures we want. The reason for that being is because they all amazing, but we finally narrowed it down...

Thank you Elizabeth & Albert.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sevilla, Long Beach

Today we met with a couple who is getting married on a golf course next September. Pretty nice people, and seemed easy going. We had to drive to Huntington Beach to meet with them, so we decided to go somewhere farther for dinner. Julia thought it was a great opportunity to try Sevilla, in Long Beach. She has been wanting to try their tapas for a while now, and since it was on the way home, we stopped by.

The picture you see below is the one that caused the most opposite reaction for us. It's Dates Stuffed with Cabrales Bleu Cheese, wrapped with bacon and covered with apple cider vinegar glaze. Eddie hated this dish more than any other dish we had this night. He doesn't usually like sweetness in dishes that he thinks should be savory, and this one was just too sweet for him. Julia, on the other hand, loved it, and thought it was a great explosion of flavors, despite the fact that she hates blue cheese. If we ever go back, she will definitely order another one of these and happily eat them all herself!
Below is a photo of Chicken Ajillo, Shrimp Azafran, Spicy Marinated Octopus, and Aioli with Fresh Baked Bread.
Ever the carb lover, Eddie loved the bread with Aioli. So much so that he ordered another loaf. Julia didn't mind, though, since she thought it was good too. The octopus was spicy and marinated with red wine vinegar. It had a nice flavor, but Eddie thought it was way too tough and chewy. Even Julia, who doesn't mind chewing tougher meats, had to agree it was on the tough side...

The shrimp was sauteed with cooked with hazelnut brandy and saffron cream sauce. Eddie thought it could have used a little bit stronger spices, but still liked it. Julia, easy to please as always, thought it was good, and was impressed with how perfectly they were cooked: crisp, and not overly cooked.

The chicken was simply sauteed with white wine and garlic. Eddie thought the flavors were right on. Julia, well... You can guess that she liked it too, like almost everything else she eats! :) She was happy just chomping on the olives while we waited for the food to arrive.

So tonight's favorite for Eddie was fresh bread with Aioli, while Julia's was the dates. Overall, Eddie rates the food 3.5 out of 5 stars. Not that impressed, but okay. Julia rates it 4 stars.

If you do decide to give this a try, here is their website:

They have their menu posted online, so you can go take a look. Eddie doesn't necessarily recommend this place, but Julia does, just for the sake of trying different flavors. This is definitely a good place if you love to drink. We just stuck to lemonade and iced tea this time.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Angela & Steve's Wedding

Angela and Steve have got to be one of the most fun and laid-back couples we've met yet. Their wedding took place at The Plaza at Cabrillo Marina in San Pedro. It was a short and sweet ceremony, followed by a reception that was simple, yet elegant and fun all at the same time.

The wedding was island themed, so everyone was told to come in Hawaiian shirts and dresses. Definitely one of the cutest weddings we've been to! Julia loved Angela's bouquet.

The wedding was so much fun that even Steve loosened up enough to recreate the couple's cake top! And the location was a nice little secluded spot next to the water. If you want to take a look, here's their website:

Congratulations, Angela and Steve!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Mary and Fabio's Wedding

Here is the brand new bride, Mary, with the gorgeous eyes. And in case you are wondering, yes, her eyes really have a golden hue to them; that is not just special effects!
Here is the newlywed couple right after their wedding, which took place aboard the Royal Princess, a nice yacht docked in Newport Beach.
The couple is having their first dance in the picture above. Awww...
Mary's wedding dress was also her mom's wedding dress when she got married. It's got a great classic look to it, which looks just great on Mary.
The couple's first kiss....
Lighting their unity candle. It even matched the rest of the nautical theme, with seashells on the bottom!
Anyone dare speak now? The captain of the Royal Princess, and official asks...

Mary and Fabio's wedding set... Simple yet elegant, just like their wedding. Congratulations, guys!