A few months back I was delighted to be accepted into the prestigious International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP). And now… I am even more delighted, and honored to have had two contest winning images in their Spring 2013 Spring Collection Competition. I am proud to have my images stand next to so many incredible images photographed by photographers that I … well.. Idolize. Thank you ISPWP!!
This morning I woke up giddy with excitement because I knew I’d be posting Diana and Ryan’s wedding. As a photographer, or wedding ‘documentarian’ I put up a fight of endless energy to try and capture every emotion and little ‘moments in between moments’ I can. Some weddings are easier to do that with then others, this one? easy as pie!
Diana and Ryan had a spectacular wedding. They were so incredibly happy, well, obviously, but in a way that just seemed so easy. It was almost like, letting go, allowing the motions of the day take place because they were always meant to take place, on that day, at that location, with those who surrounded them with love. At the ceremony Ryan sang ‘The Story’ by Brandi Carlile, which is one my favorite songs in the world. The song goes something like, ‘all of these lines across my face tell you the story of who I am.. but these stories won’t mean anything without no one to share them with, it’s true.. I was made for you’. It’s that simple expression of ‘meant to be’ that told the story of their wedding day, and it makes me smile again as I write this.
Thank you, to Ojai Valley Inn and Spa not just for your incredible beauty of a backdrop but for your impeccable care for your clients AND their vendors, Thank you Kristeen LaBrot who amazed me by the amount of personal love and attention she gave to Diana and Ryan and to helping me make sure I could capture them with no limits. Isabel Lawrence who I adore and admire as a mentor and photographer.. who’s images I continuously drool over who came and second shot with me. And of course Diana and Ryan.. sweet sweet Diana and Ryan, you rocked your wedding, it was an absolute pleasure since day one! Congratulations to you both.. with LOVE.
I got lucky a few weeks ago at a ladies mani pedi date along with my dear friend Sibyl. I sat next to Erin who had given birth to this scrumptious little guy just a few days prior. Of course my first statement was ‘you have to have him photographed!!’, well after congratulations of course. Low and behold days later I was in Erin and Fyfe’s home, witnessing and capturing a unity in baby love that only a few lucky (chidless folks like myself) get to witness. Drew is beautiful, he is not afraid to let the world know how he’s feeing and at two weeks old I could already see a mighty personality unfolding, stretches and girgles and sweet little smiles. It was beautiful to document this growing family and I am so grateful to have been invited to capture it all. Erin and Fyfe congratulations a million times again and again!!
Well here we have it folks, sweet Diana and Ryan’s engagement session at Griffith Park Observatory in beautiful Los Angeles. And it was beautiful.. we couldn’t have asked for a more luscious day with clouds that served as a giant soft-box for the session and by far the most exquisite sunset I myself have ever seen. Diana and Ryan were hesitant at first to have an engagement session and I think our purpose has been served.. there was not one image where they seemed as ‘unsure about having the camera following them’ in the collection. In fact, as I anticipated this ‘live make-out session’ or ‘date with your photographer’ shows the exact opposite. What I saw was a loving couple who reveled in their enjoyment of each other’s company, and that my friends, makes me smile.
Diana and Ryan I am delighted to have spent the afternoon with you and I can only imagine how wonderful of a celebration your wedding will be in April!!
This past summer I made a long overdue visit to my homeland, Israel. I was saddened by the fact that I would miss my (amazing, sweetheart of a) cousin Maayan’s wedding by a month but I had the gift of going to her dress fitting at the talented Anat Manos Bridal Couture Studio just outside Tel-Aviv with her and two besties Naama and Oshrat. What started out as a dress fitting quickly developed into an incredible afternoon bridal session featuring Anat’s gorgeous gowns and I couldn’t have felt more lucky to be a part of it. Maayan, my sweet baby cousin I cherish you more then you could ever know. Seeing you in your wedding dress brings tears to my eyes even as I write this now and every time I look at the images of you. I love you with all my heart.
This June, July and August I’ll have the pleasure of returning to Israel where I’ll be available for Wedding Photography. Spread the word folks, this Los Angeles Wedding Photographer is heading to her homeland!!
It’s a brand new year, and I can’t think of a better way to welcome it than with a sweet proposal story. It is after all a time celebrating beginnings.
On Christmas week, Michelle from The Heart Bandits called me about David’s plans to propose to his sweet girlfriend Susie. And man oh man, I thought photographing weddings was an emotional experience. What Michelle planned with David was so personal and love filled.
As Susie and David arrived to the Morgan-Wixson Theater, where Susie believed they were about to see a play, they were greeted with a a set stage reflecting their favorite memories together as a couple vacationing in Hawaii. After being entertained by Bright Entertainment‘s Hula Dancers, and while being serenaded by their favorite song by the talented Karla Moxley David got down on one knee and proposed. It was touching, it was sweet, and I couldn’t have thought of a better event to be photographing at the years end. Beginnings are so wonderful to witness and to capture. Congratulations David and Susie!!
planner: The Heart Bandits
photographer: Maya Myers Photography
florist: Butterfly Floral
Videographer: Bella Films
It is such an honor to be a part of the prestigious Bridal Bar family and having the chance to speak about this subject is so exciting…. Thank you BB!!