Whenever I asked Jennifer and Ivan to give each other a kiss, Jennifer would give the slightest giggle and it created this beautiful smile that shines in each photo.

Congratulations, Jennifer and Ivan! Can’t wait to celebrate your wedding day!

Thank you again to Ever After Events for trusting me with your clients.

 

In our family history, 2016 will go down as the year of the kitchen remodel.

We moved into our 1912, Mission Hills home half way through 2014. It needed some work and the kitchen was first on our list. We lived with a 30 inch wide walkway, red and white striped wall paper, small cabinets and peeling linoleum while trying to decide on our new layout and getting on our contractors calendar.

Looking back on the process, it wasn’t easy. We had to eat out too often, clean dishes in the bathroom sink, and I think we’ll be finding dust until we’re old and grey. A house built in 1912 is going to come with surprises and there were no shortages of those once we opened our walls.

BUT! The new space has completely changed our home and routines for the better. We begin and end our days in the kitchen. We cook more, we eat healthier and we spend more time talking and hanging out in the new space. Instead of dark corners and cramped space, we’ve created an open, bright, communal space and we couldn’t be happier.

The change also created an intangible we weren’t expecting. This being our first home together we didn’t expect to have the positive after affect of making a space our own. The feelings of accomplishment goes beyond bringing personal items and furniture into the house to make it our home. With structural changes the house is becoming a true reflection of our personalities and tastes. Our home reflects us more and more with each project, which was unexpected and extremely exciting.

As we decorate the space, I’ll share more photos but here are a few for starters.

We begin with end of day 2, demo in progress. Then jump to the 3rd month, near completion.

Enjoy!

 

Friendly, warm, welcoming and kind are words that come to mind when you think of people from the Midwest. All apply to Sara and John

Two midwesterners enjoying life here in Southern California.

Huge thank you to Ever After Events for introducing us and April can’t come soon enough for these two.

I met Tania and Brian at our favorite beach to photograph their new family addition, Cleo. The last time I saw these two they were dancing their wedding night away. Life stories were shared, lots of laughs and sand between our toes. We reminisced about their wedding day and how happy they were with their wedding experience.

When you place your heart, body and soul into a craft, happy tears and warm feelings flow when words like this are shared.

“Bryan Miller is an extremely kind, genuine person. We quickly found a comfort level with him that allowed us to be ourselves, and it really came through in our photos. He proved to be exceptionally talented and perceptive. Our pictures are like a time capsule, and each is a piece of our collective story.”

“Through those perfectly captured memories and emotions, we are so thankful to be able to relive our wedding day through our families’, our friends’, and our own experiences. We couldn’t have asked for anything more!”

Tania & Brian

This was Cleo’s first beach visit…and we think she enjoyed every minute.