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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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Fullerton Engagement Photography – { Dana & Ryan : Engaged! }

Dana and Ryan are awesome and we are so excited to be shooting their wedding later this year. Dana is a serious planner like I am, and I so love it! When we met up to chat about her wedding photography she came fully prepared with her sweet binder, packed full of everything fun and exciting : color swatches, pictures of the location, the whole shebang! But I have to say, the best part of the meeting was that she knew she wanted us to capture her day right off the bat, and exactly where she wanted her engagement photos taken – my kinda girl!;)

We met up with them a couple weeks ago and hiked up in the Fullerton hills for their engagement pictures, and Dana had some serious style and worked it out on that warm day….and as for me…I was a hot mess. Being a 7 ½ month pregnant chick and tackling those hills was no easy feat, but for Dana and Ryan – I was more than willing to do what it took to get exactly what they had in mind!;)

Dana & Ryan – We had lots of fun with you guys and cant wait for your big day. I just love your excitement and I know everything will turn out flawlessly! And thank you so so much for the ADORABLE baby gifts, we absolutly LOVE them!!:)

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One of my favorite shots of the day!… Sean climbed up the dam to get this shot with Dana & Ryan, and when I was looking through the pictures when I got home … it was a very exciting suprise!!
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ah! Dana … you are so beautiful!!
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chris stewart - May 18, 2010 - 9:26 am

Blair your work is moving in a direction that just blows my mind. I always notice in your sessions your imagination and style is blooming into something great. The 2nd and 4th shots in this session are awesome!!! Soon my friend you will be blowing up with business!!! I only wish the very best for you and Sean!!

Katie Neal Photo - May 20, 2010 - 9:29 am

Lovin this sesh my friend!

Amber Fox - May 21, 2010 - 2:36 pm

I love the contrast between the harsh walls covered in graffiti, to the bright yellow flowers and then a huge leap into bold greens. So fun!

OHANA PHOTOGRAPHERS - May 22, 2010 - 8:28 am

great session b!!! beautiful couple and i'm lovin the shots in the ferny plant thingys ;)

Samantha Vargas - May 30, 2010 - 9:35 am

Ooooh I just LOVE all of the vibrant colors in these pics!!!! As usual AWESOME job girl!!!

ohana photographers-david and kimi - June 8, 2010 - 10:40 pm

where's dat bebe!?!?!? ;)

OHANA PHOTOGRAPHERS - June 18, 2010 - 8:04 pm

tick tock tick tock where's that bebe?!

Nicole - December 7, 2010 - 6:29 pm

Those are lovely!

Lancaster Boudoir Photography – { Samantha : Love is Sexy }

I met Sam last summer when we went to Vegas for my cousin Sabrina’s bachelorette party. Hanging out with her was defiantly one of the highlights of the trip. As you can see in the pictures below, she has such a fun, and vibrant personality. I remember lying in bed after a long night of dancing – laughing together for a good hour or so after she introduced me to my favorite YouTube video ever – playing it over and over again. But to make a long story short , Sam = an insane amount of fun!! So when she contacted me about shooting some boudoir photos to give to her hubby as a wedding gift, I was SOOOO excited!!!

I drove out to Lancaster to Sam’s beautiful home and got to hang out with some of her best friends (including my beautiful cousin Jen),and the super fab hair & make up artist Chelsea Mulvey (who did an amazing job getting Sam all dolled up with these fun & sexy looks!) . There was fun music, champagne flowin’ , and shots going around with the ladies….it was just an all around good time! Just how I LOVE my boudoir sessions to go!!:)

Okay so I am so sure you are ready for the pictures, but I just want to say one last thing first….I am so so sooo excited with the way these pictures came out , and would LOVE to hear what you think of them in the comment section below!.


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Easily one of my favorites!!
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Right after I took this picture I was instantly IN LOVE with Sam’s eyes – so pretty!!
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Cannot get over how beautiful you are girl!!!!
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Love Love Love!!!
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Love how contrasty these are compared to the others! Such a fun mix of looks!
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Sam- Thank you so much for inviting me to take these for you and letting me post my faves on the blog. I know your fiance will LOVE his Little Black Book!!!

If any ladies want to get together for a fun session to make one of these amazing books for your husband/hubby to be….. or shoot! even just for yourself, don’t hesitate to get in touch!:)
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Chris stewart - May 5, 2010 - 8:16 am

Ok…….WOW Blair these are done so well. There are so many that rock that I can't even place which one is my fav. You did excellant on this. Way to rock it!!!!!

Stevie - May 5, 2010 - 8:22 am

very tasteful. I really do like how you kept modesty and dignity in your photos. What a great gift idea!

Sarah - May 5, 2010 - 8:54 am

You did a great job on these. These photos are awesome! I am sure that her fiancee will love these and I am sure that she is happy with how they turned out.

Jen - May 5, 2010 - 9:09 am

Blair!! These photos are so awesome!!! They are very beautiful and very tasteful :) I'm so glad I got to be apart of it all :) Sam is beautiful!!! Great job cousin!!! Love you!!

Anonymous - May 5, 2010 - 9:41 am

Love them :)

Victoria - May 5, 2010 - 10:08 am

They came out so good Blair! Sexy and classy, love it!

Sam - May 5, 2010 - 10:59 am

BLAIR!!! I JUST LOOOOVEEE THEM!!!! :) You truly rock!

Thank you oh so very much! You were the greatest throughout the entire shoot! And special thanks to Chelsea Mulvey for hair and make up! And to Vik & Jen for helping me too!

Amber Fox - May 6, 2010 - 3:09 pm

Rad photos. So sexy and beautifully done! You rocked it! Her hubby is going to love these!

Ryan - May 6, 2010 - 7:25 pm

These are stunning Blair. Amazing work!

LAURA GARCIA - May 7, 2010 - 6:15 am

FIrst of all, I love Samantha's confidence and gutsy style to not only take these shots for her husband, but to allow all of us to see them too! They are beautiful!! I also totally agree with Stevie… they are tastefully done. Great job Blair!

LAURA GARCIA - May 8, 2010 - 8:36 am

One more thing… Samantha: Can you let us know what your husband thought of them? :)

Sean Van Bussel - May 11, 2010 - 2:32 pm

Hot! Pics! Great job B-Dizzle! I love the one in front of the window with the hat on! SWEETNESS all the way around. You are my favorite photo-o-grapher in the world…….in the galaxy. :)

La Mirada Children Photography – { Jacob }

A couple weeks ago I got to hang out with Josephine , her hubby and adorable son Jacob . Josephine (aka Dr. Vu) is our awesome eye doctor over at Eye Care for You in La Habra.  We absolutely LOVE going to them , and I HIGHLY suggest you head on over ASAP if you are past due for a eye check up. Their office is so nice and the staff is super friendly. I promise you will feel like you found “your” eye doctor as soon as you meet them too!

Anyway!….. I got to hang out with this adorable family , and chase sweet Jacob around the park. Him and I were buddies and held hands, fed (scary) ducks, pet dogs , and played a whole bunch…. in the middle of all this I took some pictures!;)

Josephine – thanks so much for asking me to take some pictures of your sweet little guy. I had a great time with you guys and LOVED chatting!

Jacob – Thanks for getting me a little more prepared to be a mommy of a little boy!;)


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sooo not gunna lie, that white “duck” was pushy…. and he scared us all.
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SO cute!
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my favorite!
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Jacob had a super fun time, but every once in a while he would show his dramatic side….hes a total ham!
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love it!
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Sean Van Bussel - April 28, 2010 - 8:36 pm

Love the ones of him coming down the slide! Also the fence one is pretty awesome. Good job B! Im glad you got to chase a little boy around and see that they are pretty rad. :)

Candace - April 28, 2010 - 9:25 pm

wow!!! these are really great! When Seanand I have babies you will definitely be the first person we call for photos!! Wow!

Brianna Phelan - May 4, 2010 - 5:29 pm

These are so sweet. I love the ones in the red coat and the jumping off the equipment. It's so great when kids are just in their natural element, being themselves – those are always the best moments.

Los Angeles Engagement Photography – { Candace & Sean : Engaged! }

Candace and Sean are so fun , and really put themselves into this engagement session – which of course, I LOVE!! The portraits were taken in their home town of L.A., and each stop represented a really special place to them in their relationship. First dates, and sweet time spent together….it was so fun reliving those moments with them!!

a favorite!
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Candace , you are sooo beautiful!!
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Can I just say that  pretty much all of my favorites from this session were ALL Sean?

My husband is the best!
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This could very well be my total fave.
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One more favorite!!
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Candace and Sean, we had so much fun with you!! We just can’t wait till your big day in a few short months!!! Oh! And thank you sooooo much for the amazing soaps, we just love our little presents to pieces!!! You guys are the sweetest!

A big thanks goes out to Soaptopia for letting us hang out at their adorable soap (etc.) shop! 

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Candace - April 17, 2010 - 7:20 am

Blair and Sean,
These are such amazing pics!!! Sean and I love them!!! I had such a great time!! I cannot wait until the wedding!!! YEAH!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH AGAIN!
Love,
Candace and Sean

Elizabeth - April 17, 2010 - 9:19 am

I really like pictures #9 and 17. They are all really cool though, how exciting!

Deanna - April 17, 2010 - 12:52 pm

You're right, Candy is beautiful. She's a friend from college and you have captured her beauty inside and out.

I especially love the shots of them in the crowd and the ones of them DJ'ing together.

OHANA PHOTOGRAPHERS - April 18, 2010 - 10:35 am

gorgeous couple!! love the last few shots!

Sean Van Bussel - April 18, 2010 - 8:54 pm

Good times in the Venice territory!!! Awesome couple to shoot and I know their wedding will be too fun :)

Amy Clifton - April 22, 2010 - 3:03 pm

Stopping by from Justin and Mary's blog…I wanna make sure everyone of us has at least 6 readers, hehe! Looooove the DJ pics. They are a beautiful couple!

LAURA GARCIA - April 24, 2010 - 11:53 am

THE PICS. I LOVE:

1) I love picture #7, where the couple are sharing an intimate kiss in the corner of the coffee shop. It is truly a "KODAK"…or shoud I say "BLAIRVANBUSSELPHOTOGRAPHY" moment. ;)

2) I love picture #15, where the couple is laughing together. Looks so natural, which is ALWAYS wonderful to see. :) You too looks very happy!

CONGRATS!!

Anonymous - April 29, 2010 - 6:41 pm

Libby guthrie
Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures.
I enjoyed all of them.

Disneyland Engagement Photography – { Tracy & Chris : Engaged! }

Tracy and Chris have some serious history with Disneyland, and I love that they chose to shoot their engagement portraits there!! The park was a little bit crazy due to all the kiddos being out of school on spring break… and all the construction at the park, but we showed it who was boss, got creative, and had lots of fun with these pictures

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So apparently the High School Musical float was following us around California Adventures, it was a little bit strange, but pretty hilarious. So we had to grab this shot to capture the craziness.
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A total fave!
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Tracy and Chris, you guys are way awesome, and we just can’t wait till your wedding next month!!

p.s. I know these posts are sooo long, but I cant help it.;)

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Amber Fox - April 9, 2010 - 10:18 pm

You have soooo many great photos in here! Great back drops, fun props and lots of cool locations. I love them!

Sean Van Bussel - April 10, 2010 - 6:42 pm

Such a fun shoot! That stupid parade man! FOLLOWERS!

OHANA PHOTOGRAPHERS - April 13, 2010 - 2:37 pm

yay disney! we just shot a couple there too! you rocked em' b!!! rocked.them!

OHANA PHOTOGRAPHERS - April 13, 2010 - 2:40 pm

b when did you guys shoot there? we shot our couple during spring break too and it was nuts!

Katie Neal Photo - April 15, 2010 - 8:20 am

you are a brrrrave soul my friend! disneyland + spring break = nightmare! :) love em!

LAURA GARCIA - April 24, 2010 - 12:32 pm

Lol. My favorite picture here is when she is holding the BIG lollipop, and he is holding the SMALL lollipop… I love the faces they are making. You know he wants HER lollipop. :) I love how you can see their fun personalities in this picture! :)

I also love the picture right after that one… The kiss in front of the waterfall! Romantic. <3