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  • Welcome to my blog!

    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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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! :)

Redlands Wedding Photography – { Janeth & Diego : Married! }

I’m not afraid to put it out there, its the truth…..Janeth and Diego are one of our favorite couples we have ever worked with . Period.
From day one , we loved them. It could have been their fab wedding ideas at our initial meeting , or that they really put themselves into their fun snowy engagement shoot (so fun!) ,possibly their laid back demeanor , Janeth’s ability to pull her inner fierceness out of no where, the way they are so soft and sweet together, ALL of the time they gave us for portraits AND the day after session (that led us to taking our favorite portraits ever!) , or maybe is just a combination of it all that just makes them one of the most awesome couples ever. 
Janeth and Diego got married at the beautiful University of Redlands Alumni House . From the moment we got there, we were in love with amazing buildings. It quite possibly could have been the hottest day of the year, but still one of our favorite weddings to date.
Now for the goods! Lets start with beautiful Janeth getting ready…

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Hello gorgeous!
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meanwhile, Sean was chillin’ at a local pub with the guys…
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One more reason Janeth and Diego are one of our favorite couples ever – they decided to do a first look….we LOVE first looks! It makes the day go SO much smoother, and its always super special!
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…and first looks = more time for beautiful portraits!:)
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Love this set!
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Then of course they had time for even more fab portraits…some of our favorite yet!
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One of our favorite bridal shots ever!
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A little bling for ya…
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Love the grainy old feel of these shots!
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love love love!
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Don’t forget to come back soon to see a few shots from J+D’s day after session!:)

Janeth and Diego, we hope you are having an amazing time on your honeymoon safari in Africa! You both deserve the world and we feel so so blessed to have been able to be part of your day. You are both beautiful people inside and out , and we truly hope that we get to photograph you both a ton in the future!

Vendor love!:
Ceremony location: University of Redlands Alumni House
Reception location : The Mitten Building
Florist: Jami Spencer 
DJ : Just 4 Fun Productions
Officiant : Robert (Diego’s brother)

Photographer: Blair Nicole Photography


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Heather Simmons - September 27, 2010 - 6:37 pm

I have been waiting and waiting for these pics…well worth it! They are beautiful and perfectly captured this day :)

Amber Fox - September 28, 2010 - 5:49 pm

You did such a GREAT job with this wedding. I LOVE the shots of the bridal party spread out on the lawn…and the ones in front of the UR building. Nice wide shots! I think this is my favorite wedding of yours!

Sean Van Bussel - September 28, 2010 - 8:43 pm

So fun! They are pretty fierce I must say!

Brea Family Photography – { Jen, Joe and Brayden! }

Our cousin Jen , and her hubby Joe are such an amazing couple and along with Brayden, they are one perfect little family! We absolutely LOVE them , and are so thankful to have them in our lives! They live a couple hours away from us, but whenever we get together , Sean and I always have an awesome time!

So I can’t belive that our little cousin Brayden is almost a year old!! Sheesh! I feel like I just got the text message from Joe saying that Jen was in labor, and that Brayden was on his way into the world!
But it really has been about a year , and we are getting ready to celebrate his 1st bithday! (so exciting!)

….and what better way to celebrate than a fun family portrait session!? So today we strolled around the park, and did just that! Sean and I had such a fun time with them (as always)!

Enjoy!


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I so love this!:)
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Brayden, you are too cute for words!
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One of my faves!
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Hes ALMOST walking! Go Brayden, go!
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Such a beautiful family!
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The cake was such a fun idea on Jen’s part, but it went from lots of fun, to a depressing mess…poor guy! 😉
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Jen, Joe and Brayden – we love you guys so much, and can’t wait to celebrate Braydens 1st birhday in a couple weeks! Thanks so much for coming down to hang out with us today, and for the yummy lunch!:)
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OHANA PHOTOGRAPHERS - August 28, 2010 - 11:05 pm

we so love it too!

Amber Fox - August 29, 2010 - 6:32 am

I am so glad you found the dock we talked about, cause this is a perfect location for you. These are nicely done, good lighting and it looks like they got lots of framers. Good job Blair.

Jen~Joe~Brayden - August 29, 2010 - 9:58 am

We LOVE ALL of the pictures!! Thank you so much for capturing our family in pictures!! We are so thankful to have you!! Love you soo much…