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    Hi! My name is Blair and I am a wedding and portrait photographer!
    I am based out of Southern California, but absolutely love to travel for weddings everywhere! I love becoming good friends with our clients; watching their love blossom, their families grow, capturing those fun and intimate moments in their life... and of course, having a blast doing it all along the way.

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Happy Halloween!

Even though it has been 8 years, October is always a hard month for me. It’s hard to be positive and only remember the good times with some one you have lost, when there are Halloween decorations everywhere. Let just say the tombstones and RIP signs (etc.) are not quite as fun for me, as it is for most other people.

And now with my sweet little boy in the mix, it just makes me think about how much my dad would have absolutely adored him. I know that he would want to spend every waking second with him, playing with him, singing and dancing in the car, having long heart to heart conversations, and spoiling him – because that’s just the kind of guy he was. He was honestly the best, most supportive person I have ever met , and I was so lucky to have him in my life for almost 17 years – I just wish that Jordan could have known him for a little bit too, to know how amazing he was…

But, on a happier note – Halloween is instantly a much better time of year now. Why, you might ask? Ummm because of Jordan of course! …lets be honest, everything is better with Jordan! 😉
Now, I get to look forward to dressing our sweet little guy up for the holiday, and soon enough, all the excitement he will have for it!

To celebrate Jordan’s 1st Halloween we headed over to the pumpkin patch for a little family picture action.

I am literally obsessed with his adorable knit pumpkin hat from this sweet Etsy shop Ruby and Mabel Happy Knits , Jacy is so sweet and easy to work with. She made it custom for Jordan’s noggin. You will be seeing lots more of her adorable hats on here!

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Hello sweet chubby boy!
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One of my faves!
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Just in case you didn’t know, this is what happens when you try to take pictures of an infant

…everything just looks soooo tasty! 😉
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I absolutly adore my little family!
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Katie - October 27, 2010 - 8:18 am

OMG, he is the cutest little thing in the world!!! I wanna meet him gosh darnet!!!

Anonymous - October 27, 2010 - 12:45 pm

I love you guys so much! I want to eat Jordan up!!! Happy Halloween!
-Sue Ellen

Ryan - October 28, 2010 - 1:07 pm

He is entirely adorable!

Amber Fox - October 29, 2010 - 9:30 pm

Adorable! These are so cute Blair.

Nancy - November 1, 2010 - 6:29 pm

Keep your head up, your little Jordan is adorable.

OHANA PHOTOGRAPHERS - November 10, 2010 - 12:05 pm

gerber baby!!! that little guy is the cutest!! so glad to hear your halloween's are much better :)

Los Angeles Wedding Photography – { Candace & Sean : Married! }

What can I say about Candace and Sean? They are so fun and laid back!
Candace is honestly one of my favorite brides ever. She is so sweet and so encouraging, her and Sean are people I would truly always consider friends – they are very genuine people. They are just the type of people that you really want in your life, and I think we are pretty lucky to have had them find us!

We had SO much fun at Candace and Sean’s wedding! Everything ran so smoothly with the help of Brooke with Orange Blossom Special Events , the food was AMAZING, the music was so fun , and the day was just full of love. And once again (just like their engagement session) , Candace and Sean really put themselves into every detail of their big day! 

I cant get over how beautiful Candace is!
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One of my favorites!
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Love this!
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First look love
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love love love!
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Candace and Sean – Thank you so much for all of your love and support! We wish you nothing but the best, and cant wait to see your family grow and to see you so much in the future!

Vendor love :
Coordinator: The fabulous Brooke Ueable with Orange Blossom Special Events
Catering: Mr.Cecil’s BBQ
Florist: Parisian Florist
Ceremony & Reception site: Culver Events Center
Rentals: Imperial Party Rentals
Wedding Offciant: A Very Special Wedding
Cupcakes: Hot Cake Bakes
Videographer: iMemory Films
Photographers: Blair Nicole Photography

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Candace - October 25, 2010 - 9:24 am

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH tHANK YOU! They are so lovely!! They are amazing!!! Thank you!

amanda thiessen - October 25, 2010 - 4:57 pm

beautiful! i love the emotion pouring out of these!!

Elizabeth Sevilla - October 25, 2010 - 9:11 pm

Oh my goodness, you are so prettyful in these pictures. Viva el amor!

Anonymous - October 27, 2010 - 12:47 pm

so elegant! i love the ceremony cite! the pics are gorgeous :)
-Sue Ellen

Amber Fox - October 29, 2010 - 9:33 pm

Gorgeous photos Blair! These are fantastic! You did a great job with these.

OHANA PHOTOGRAPHERS - November 10, 2010 - 12:08 pm

absolutely beautiful b!!! the shots of the bride are stunning!

Anonymous - December 1, 2010 - 3:27 pm

love these, Blair! and thanks for the love! Orange Blossom loves Blair Nicole! <3

Anaheim Family Photography – {Carrie , Jon & Jack}

I now know from experience how important it is to really make sure to have pictures taken of your baby as much as you can. Pictures of you being a family.
The time just slips away, wayyyy too quick! I have been constantly taking pictures of our baby, since I know how much he is changing from one day to the next.
I feel so blessed to have our first family pictures with my family, and I feel equally blessed to be able to do the same for other families!
So people, if you have been putting it off or if it has been a while since you have had some family photos taken, now is the time!
…alright, so enough of my lecture about having family pictures taken, and on to the goods!

You probably remember my beautiful client Carrie from her fierce bridal portraits. Well a month ago, Carrie and her husband Jon became parents to a perfect little boy, Jack.

On Sunday I headed over to Carrie and Jon’s adorable apartment. We chatted, and I took my time taking pictures of their beautiful family. Jack was such a sweet little baby to take pictures of, and together the 3 of them make a beautiful little family!


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I adore baby feet!
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Some of my favorite family photos ever!:)
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Carrie, Jon and Jack – I can’t wait for our play dates…with everything we have in common, I’m sure the boys will be Bff’s before we know it!:)
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HollyDollyPhoto - October 13, 2010 - 7:44 am

These are precious! Great images Blair!

HollyDollyPhoto - October 13, 2010 - 7:44 am

These are precious! Great images Blar!

Katie - October 13, 2010 - 7:48 am

What a cute family!!! You did great capturing their love!!

Carrie Gruber - October 13, 2010 - 8:15 am

These are amazing Blair! Thank you so much for capturing my little family!

Dan S - October 13, 2010 - 10:00 am

great shots, those feet look BIG, wonder if it is like puppies, and babies grow into them ;>) the picture in the bucket is fantastic

Sean Van Bussel - October 14, 2010 - 8:47 pm

The first pic is my fav. He is REAL camera friendly!!!

OHANA PHOTOGRAPHERS - October 18, 2010 - 9:23 pm

they are an absolutely beautiful family and i love the 4th image from the bottom!!!

Happy 3 month birthday Jordan!

Dear Jordan,

Happy 3 month birthday! The time has seriously flew by faster than I could have ever imagined.
This morning after your bottle , you were standing on my lap , leaning on my chest – doing little baby squats. Only stopping to give me flirty little smiles, and to chat a bit with your sweet little coos.

I know every parent thinks their baby is the greatest, but really….you are. It could be the mommy hormones, but every day (at least a couple times) , you smile at me while doing something amazing and I instantly get teary eyed. You are honestly amazing.

A few things that make my heart beat a little faster on a daily bases:

  • They are not just smiles, they have beautiful little sounds to go along with them. They are shy and sweet. They are so you, and so perfect.  
  • At only 3 months old, rolling over is a thing of the past. Now you are on a serious mission to crawl, and sit up. Jordan, you are 3 months old!….and probably the smartest baby ever! 😉 
  • You now laugh out loud. Simply amazing! 
  • You kick like nobodies business! You sit in your bouncy seat and bounce like crazy with the most excitement ever! 
  • You love TV. At first we thought it was cute that you tried so hard to see the tv when it was kinda out of your view…..but now you have defiantly proven to be your fathers child. You already cant get enough of it, and it makes me feel like a stellar parent 😉
There is so much more that I love about you. I could go on forever. 
But the most beautiful thing so far is that you are the best baby ever. You never get upset, you are full of smiles and love. 
I am so bummed that I have to go back to my day job soon, but I am so happy that we get to leave you with friends that love you so much. 
So Jordan, please slow down – you are growing way too fast and I love you just the way you are!:)
All my love,
Mom

A few recent faves:

I’m tellin’ ya – he loves the TV…
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So fresh and so clean…
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Some one LOVES this blanket during tummy time.
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I love the light the little lamp on his changing station gives off!
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his sweet little dimpled feet!:)
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My current fave! …the hat is still a little big, but I couldn’t resist!
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Candace - September 30, 2010 - 12:56 pm

How do you not just sit and stare at him all day long!?! I heart him!!!

sean Van Bussel - October 14, 2010 - 8:51 pm

Like father, like son :)

Redlands Day After Wedding Photography – { Janeth & Diego : Married & so in love! }

When you get to write three blog posts about the same couple…. you know youve got something special!:)

I just declared my love for Janeth and Diego in the last post, so I will spare ya for now.

When we shot Janeth and Diego’s wedding, we decided that we might as well spend the night since it was not super close to home, we would not be done till a little later, and would be shooting them the next day too….. besides, who doesn’t LOVE staying in pretty hotels! 😉

Its safe to say we had very different nights after their wedding. We went back to our hotel room and watched South Bound and Down , and cuddled with our 4 week old baby (who had been with my in-laws during the wedding) in a very big cozy bed. And Janeth and Diego partied late into the night with their friends, celebrating their amazing marriage.
But in the morning we ended up in the same place, we walked next door and shot some pictures of J+D fresh out of bed. It was short, sweet, intimate and perfect.

Here are just a few pictures from their quick day after session:

okay so I pointed my camera over to where we would be taking the pictures , and took a quick shot to just to check the light…and I got this sweet gem on accident. Thank you photo gods! 😉 …Janeth, you are adorable!

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My fave!
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Okay…these 2 tie for favorites too!
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J+D – You guys are so beautiful together! <3 you guys! 

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OHANA PHOTOGRAPHERS - September 28, 2010 - 6:52 pm

beautiful job b!! you can tell that they are so in love!

Sean Van Bussel - September 28, 2010 - 8:46 pm

That was a gem…..just like you sweetie! :)