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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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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!:)

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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. :)

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!:)

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!):)
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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!:)
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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 :)

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

Great job B! B-E-A-UTIFUL :)

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.

Holiday mini-sessions!

Hello friends!

I hope the holidays are not sneaking up on you too fast, and that you are enjoying fall scented candles and starting to bring out the holiday decor! I know I start my count down nice and early, and embrace the holidays as much as possible! And now with it being Jordan’s first holidays, I could not be any more excited!

So of course this time of year means that its time to get together for the annual family photo! If you are not a “regular” BNP client, than I think its time for you to shed the matchy white t-shirts and jeans, and get together for a fun session – one that really truly shows who your family really is right now. Wear something fun, and lets leave the stressful retail store sessions behind!

Now we are just about reaching the end of our holiday portrait session season (…yup, already!), but it’s not too late for you to get in on the action! For the folks that waited a little too long, or just did not have the funding for a full session with us this year – we have a fantastic deal for ya!…

We are offering holiday mini-sessions for the first time this year!

  • What are mini-sessions? They are 30 minute portrait sessions at a pre-selected location in north orange county (exact location will be e-mailed to you once your time slot has been confirmed). After the session, you will receive about 15-20 edited images on a web gallery, from there you can choose your 2 favorite images, and we will e-mail you the digital files so that you can make your own holiday cards wherever you would like! But of course, you are more than welcome to order cards from us for an additional charge .
  • How much will it cost? These special holiday mini-sessions are only $100! Oh, and if you refer a friend that also books a mini-session as well for the same day, we will take $10 off for ya! (just make sure they tell us you sent them!).
  • When is it? The session will be on Saturday November 27th, 2010. If that date fills up, we will be setting up 1 more day, so let me know if you are not available on November 27th , but are still interested!
  • How do we get signed up? We are offering 30 minute time slots all day, so e-mail us at Blair (at) BlairNicolePhotography (dot) com and we will let you know what is still available!

That’s all for now! Thanks for taking the time out of your day to read about our mini-sessions. If you know of any one else who might be interested in this, please forward this on!:)

All our love,
Blair , Sean and baby Jordan

Our friends that are signed up for our e-mail newsletter got this first, and first dibs on these sessions. If you would like to get signed up for fun e-mails and great specials, just subscribe on the right side of the page!:) 
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OHANA PHOTOGRAPHERS - December 2, 2010 - 11:52 am

hope your turkey day was full of love and blessings b! :)

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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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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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