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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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Whittier Engagement Photography – { Mike & Rochelle : Engaged! }

Rochelle and Mike are such a sweet couple. I had a great time chatting with them about their big day, while walking around Uptown Whittier. We are really looking forward to their wedding next month, I’m sure it will be just perfect!

Hope you two enjoy your preview!  

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Loved this cool little spot we may have kinda sneaked into πŸ˜‰
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Such a cool old building….this area has such sweet charm
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When we were about done, we stumbled upon this sweet little vacant lot. 

It ended up being by far my favorite part of the session!
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Tracy - January 9, 2011 - 8:12 pm

Beautiful shoot! Isn't uptown Whittier fun? I love shooting there! πŸ™‚

Rochelle and Mike - January 12, 2011 - 4:58 pm

Awesome! Great shots, Blair….you're the best! Loooove it…thanks a bunch! πŸ™‚

Whittier Baby Photography – { Welcome to the world Avery! }

So this post is kinda late…who whoulda thought that having a baby, and working all the time would push a few things back? ;)… but better late than never right?

Tracy is a fellow photographer, who takes beautiful photos! Over the past year, Tracy and I have become good friends, and I have absolutely loved watching her little baby bump grow. She is such a beautiful woman already, but she just looked so radiant carrying little Avery in her belly. But I have to say; I sure love Avery more now that she’s on the outside! πŸ˜‰

Tracy and I both went to the same obstetrician, delivered at the same hospital, and now our babies are both seeing the same pediatrician. So it’s pretty exciting to share our experiences and go through all of this (pretty much) at the same time. I think it’s such a special thing to share! πŸ™‚

I stopped in for a super quick visit at the hospital to see Tracy , her husband, and brand new beautiful baby girl – and snapped a few pictures while I was there!
Here are some of my favorites:


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Avery – you are a such perfect little baby girl! I cant wait to watch you grow up during all of your play dates with Jordan!

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ohana photographers - December 20, 2010 - 12:05 am

just beautiful!

Tracy - December 20, 2010 - 3:34 am

THANK YOU Blair! I absolutely love them!! I am so glad you came to visit us in the hospital! Let's get together this week if you have time! πŸ™‚

Karen ReVelle - December 20, 2010 - 11:01 am

pretty pretty! So happy for Tracy and her new expanded family; Blair, these came out lovely!

Wendy Valenzuela - December 20, 2010 - 4:21 pm

so beautiful!

Fullerton Wedding Photography – { Dana & Ryan : Married! }

We have had such a great time getting to know Dana and Ryan over the past year. They are honestly the most down  the earth couple and they seriously know how to have a good time…. we just love them to pieces!  
We also had the pleasure of working with these fab vendors:
Make Up Artist : Niki Cabral
DJ : Rey Torres “DJ Rey” 714-400-6364 …honestly one of  the best we have ever worked with, so fun!
Ceremony & Reception location: Hillcrest Terrace at Hillcrest Park
Getting all dolled up!

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Loved the bridesmaids, they were all so sweet and welcoming!
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LOVED this light!!
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One of my favorite bridal shots evah!
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Dana, you are so gorgeous!
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umm, I think its safe to say that Dana had the cutest kids ever in her wedding party!
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Dana’s dad was obviously so proud to be handing her off to Ryan.
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Dana’s sweet mother passed away, so she had this perfect sunflower sitting in her moms place.

Such a beautiful sentiment.
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Is this not the hottest bridal party ever? And they were seriously the sweetest group!
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My favorite!
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Okay I have a few favorites…
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Some first dance lovin’
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Dana & Ryan, we had so much fun at your wedding and wish nothing but the best for you! Can’t wait to see you again soon! πŸ™‚

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Anonymous - December 18, 2010 - 12:58 pm

Gorgeous, as always! I loved the sunflower shot, in her mom's memory… so beautiful!
-Sue Ellen

Amber Fox - December 18, 2010 - 4:51 pm

Beautiful images Blair! I especially love ALL the black and white photos! The dress shots and the one in front of the palm trees is gorgeous.

Anonymous - December 19, 2010 - 6:58 pm

BLAIR……..I'm IN LOVE with the pictures. You and Shawn do amazing work. I knew from the first time we talked I was making the right choice & I sure did!!!! Much love Blair πŸ™‚

XoXo……Dana O

Sean Van Bussel - December 23, 2010 - 11:10 am

Dana and Ryan are amazing! Too easy and too much fun!

Jordan is 5 months old!

Jordan is five months old! Its crazy how fast it has gone so far – we have had a lot of learning experiences and SO much fun! Sean made this sweet video to show just a few of them, and some fun moments so far.
I just love that you can see him growing so much through the video clips.

Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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Anonymous - December 5, 2010 - 12:51 pm

OMGOSH!!!! This boy is amazing! Love the video!
-'Uncle Sue'

Katie - December 7, 2010 - 9:10 am

Blair!!! He is just to die for. Adorable video, I love it!!

Holly Gratner - December 7, 2010 - 9:15 am

Soooooo precious! He is growing so fast.

ohana photographers - December 14, 2010 - 8:01 pm

loved.it!!!!! the scaredy cat part made me think of the part in ice age where diego says, "where's the baby!" so dang cute! he's perfect and oh yah, GO CHARGERS!!!! bringin' j up right!

Chris Stewart - December 15, 2010 - 10:43 am

Blair your family is adorable and jordan is way way way adorable. You and Sean are super blessed with that little bundle. Hope that we can meet up again soon and all of us with our kiddos can meet too. πŸ™‚

A sweet day of mini portrait sessions!

So this past weekend we had our very first holiday mini sessions! It went fantastic, and we could not have asked for any more beautiful weather!

I have always strayed away from mini sessions in the past – because I hate to limit my clients with time. I know that some times kids have their own agenda for the day, and some times naps and feedings just can’t wait. So usually, I show up to a portrait session, hang out with the kids for a while (so we are buddies and having fun together), then just take pictures till I feel like I have everything I want. But with mini sessions, we are on a bit of a time restraint since the next family will be showing up ready for their photo time. I did give myself a good buffer luckily…but I still very much wish I had more time to hang out with these super sweet families! But I am excited to say that we did pretty great with our limited amount of time! πŸ™‚

Here are just a few of my favorites! :

First up : Shyla, Allen , Allen Jr, and Kaia
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My old friend Joe, his wife Heather and sweet Jamie:
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(and a couple of just the two if them!) πŸ™‚
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Then of course, our great friends Sue Ellen and Josh!
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Thanks so much to these beautiful families for coming out for a quick session! I hope we can spend lots more time together taking pictures in the future! πŸ™‚
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Jen Hammer - December 5, 2010 - 11:10 am

Lovely job as always, Blair! It's crazy looking at these photos and recognizing people from high school, haha. I wish my husband Jimmy was here so you could take our photos and I could introduce him to one of my oldest friends! Maybe when he gets back in a few months, I'll keep you posted πŸ™‚

Sean Van Bussel - December 6, 2010 - 12:27 am

Great job B! B-E-A-UTIFUL πŸ™‚

Chris Stewart - December 6, 2010 - 10:45 am

Great Job Blair!! I love the 2nd and 3rd shot most def!!! Hope you and Sean are doing well.