Monthly Archives: September 2008

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BABY McKEEN | Personal

Maria (my best friend) & Danny just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl this past Saturday.  All her photos were shot at iso 5000 since the nurse kept giving me the stink eye whenever my flash went off.  Ahhhh well!

Congrats, guys!!! ;)  We’re so happy for you and can’t wait to see her grow through the years!

here she is trying to punch her way out of her crib…

REY & NICOLE | Wedding

We love the story of how these two met.  They weren’t just high school sweethearts…they were middle school sweethearts!  Now how’s that for love standing the test of time? :)

No details were spared at their wedding…even their cake topper had the EXACT same dress as Nicole which was killer by the way!  And did we mention that Rey hand dyed all the lanterns that adorned their tent to match their color scheme?  Yeah, he’s mister rey of all trades.

Nicole — you looked a movie star!!!  Rey — we didn’t realize you had such mad dance skillz!!!! (you’ll see him flipping backwards in the slideshow)   Thank you for being incredible people and being so much fun to be around!  Rey, since we’ve used you for your services we’ll have to look up Nicole if we ever need an attorney. :)  Hope you enjoy the pics!

Venue: Paradise Gardens
Coordinator: Kimy Potter, Busy Bride Consulting


We have a new addition to the Liu clan. What kind of parents would we be if we didn’t introduce her to the world? She just lost her two bottom teeth. :) Everyone, please welcome, Jasmine, our brand new bouncing chocolate lab.

…………..and the crowd goes wild…….

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From top left: Mason (11), Toby (3.5), Maeli (2.5) and Jasmine (4 mos)[/caption]


Here is our little girl!

Why the sad face?  This is her getting into trouble and getting a lecture…believe us…she has been getting quite a few of these!!

ANDY & KIM | Wedding

Okay, so we’re way behind on posting! Slowly but surely, we are catching up! :)  Since we were in Colorado for a week, this will be one a mega slideshow like Sarah and Jason’s below.

July 4, 2008 was a special day for us not only because it is our nation’s Independence Day but because we were able to share it with family in beautiful Winter Park, Colorado. Kim, Stan’s cousin, married the love of her life, Andy, among their closest friends and family at the beautiful and eco-friendly Devil’s Thumb Ranch.

Their ceremony backdrop could not have been more pristine. We couldn’t have prayed for better weather or a better backdrop. Did we mention that the weather reports called for thunderstorms all week? well, it did. but luck was on our side since not a drop fell until AFTER the wedding.

Kim & Andy — your wedding was unbelievable! we are so happy that we were there to hang out and document the week — from beer pong, to the wedding and even our first (and perhaps, last) professional rodeo! you two are incredible souls meant especially for one another. we love you guys and can’t wait to see you again!

Uncle KP, Aunt Myra, Markaty, Karen, Craig and Maddie- We thank you so much for your hospitality during the week we were in Colorado! We had a blast!

Venue- Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Colorado
Coordinator- Kara Delay, Pick me Wedding Coordinating & Floral Design

DANNY & MARIA | Maternity

Well, this past Sunday Maria’s sister, Liz, and I threw a baby shower for Maria. I wish i had photos to show how SHWEET everything turned out but I was a bad photographer on Sunday and put the ‘ol Nikon down to enjoy some good old fashion baby shower fun.

But I did want to share Maria and Danny’s maternity session. She’s due in a few weeks so maybe just maybe if her daughter is born on a week day, we’ll see some first born photos as well. :)


Venue:  Coronado Marriot
Coordinator:  Ann Stroble, Ann’s Plans
DJ:  Artistic Productions

Dan and Amber had a super chic beach themed wedding at the Coronado Marriot.  Everything looked perfect and ran ever so smoothly thanks in part to Ann of Ann’s Plans who is just an absolute pleasure to work with!

The night was topped off with fireworks compliments of Seaworld.  The perfect ending for a perfect couple!

Hey Guys! It was super fun documenting your day and watching you guys drink Irish Car Bombs. :) Amber, you looked gorgeous and your dress was exquisite. Even Stan fell in love with it! :) Enjoy your pics!


Venue: Private Estate, The Bluff House
Coordinator/Flowers: Sarah Trapcus, Humboldt Weddings

Boat tours, hiking expeditions, white water rafting, lumber jack meals and oh, did we mention a peaceful & truly organic ceremony nestled among 50+ foot redwoods?  yeah, that’s just some of the things that Jason & Sarah’s wedding week consisted of.  We only wish we could have been there longer!

We can’t even begin to describe how beautiful and perfect their wedding was —- and not just the physical details like the breathtaking home they rented for their reception or their personal, environmentally conscious center pieces — but ALL their friends & family were incredibly warm and fun-loving which made their event all the more amazing. Even as we packed our gear to leave for the evening, I felt a lump in my heart when we said goodbye.

Jason & Sarah — you guys are amazing!  thank you, thank you, thank you for choosing us to be a part of your wedding week! :)  We can’t wait till Anna’s wedding so we can see all your super cool family & friends again!