Heading into a double header weekend! Wedding today for our #VScouple, Nick and Violeta. Then at 2:30am we leave to Yosemite for an early sunrise engagement shoot! 🏞 So blessed that we get to work with amazing couples year after year. Follow along on our IG stories for a some Behind-the-Scenes! 💛
Being surrounded by weddings all the time, you’d think we’d be love experts by now. But the truth is, we are far from that. Marriage is constant work, so we always seek to find ways to improve it. We recently took the 5 Love Languages quiz and it was a huge eye opener. This quiz is designed to figure out how you like to receive love from your partner. For starters, we learned that Vic likes Quality Time such as no interruptions and just being together. Sasha likes Physical Touch - we’re talking about hand holding, pats on the back, hugging, etc. By better understanding our partners love language, we learn how to acknowledge and reciprocate the love we share in ways that will strengthen and fortify our love. We recommend any couple to take the quiz together and find out their love language. Take the quiz over at 5lovelanguages.com Just fill out your info and you’ll be on your way to understanding each other better, in more ways than one. Photo by: @mariannelucasphotography ❤️ Editing by: Us!
Change can be scary (insert Halloween pun) but it doesn't have to be. We are given so many opportunities in a day to make little changes that pile into great big accomplishments if we can just find a little courage to do so. It has been said that when a persimmon appears in our lives, we are being asked to make the necessary choices to achieve our goals. Think of them as life call to action to make your dreams a reality. So, if you were waiting for a sign to get started on those changes, here it is, right smack on your timeline. Your 2020 self will be thankful you did. 🧡
These ladies are total squad goals! We love how their matching floral robes nicely juxtapose against the beautiful greenery at The Gardens at Monji. 😍 Venue: @monji_gardens Coordinator: @simplychicevents_
We delight in the beauty of seeing two people come together to share a tender moment on their wedding day. Ana and Oscar are two high school sweethearts who did just that. Making sure we capture these fleeting moments on the big day is so important! For those are the moments that will turn it into a memory. ❤️
It seems like only yesterday we took the leap of faith that brought us into this world of self employment. The angst and worry that comes with such a huge decision isn’t something easily forgotten. So we try our best to acknowledge that feeling every day and humble ourselves in the fact that we are blessed to do what we love for a living. There was a time this journey was only a dream, one which if whispered too loudly would not come true; or so we thought. The road wasn’t easy, it was certainly filled with bumps and hardships, but we can honestly tell you that when you finally reach the point you can look back and admire the journey, you’ll be glad you took a chance on yourself. Thanks to everyone who has made this adventure so incredible, we have so much more to offer you.
🤵🏻 Name a more iconic duo, we’ll wait. 🐆 Mark was on a whole other level of debonair for his wedding day. Channeling his inner 007 next to the McLaren we could tell this man was in a hurry to marry his stunning fiancé! Let’s show some love for all the grooms out there, you gentlemen carry yourself oh so well!
We love how @altflowers designed these beautiful fine art florals for Hilary and Mark‘s wedding in Santa Barbara 💛
A strong foundation for marriage is built on love, friendship, trust, and most importantly, being able to ride through those waves together for life. 💙✨
A little different from what we normally post on our feed, but we cannot handle ourselves with this princess/unicorn themed session cuteness! 😭💜 We try and make our sessions feel relaxed and laid back as possible to get raw, natural photos! Most of the time, we let the kids take the lead and just follow them around and take their photos. Because let’s face it, no kid wants to sit still and get forced to smile for their photos amiright? 😂 Thank you to our wonderful friend, Griselda for trusting us with Adela’s 4th birthday portraits, we had so much fun! 💕
The “In Between” moments make the biggest impact on love. When we allow ourselves to become vulnerable to love wholly. This is where love grows and sets unshakeable roots. We stole Mark and Hillary away from their reception for a few minutes during sunset to give them this opportunity to put their love on full display. Simply breathtaking! 🥰😍
Some things just pair well together and can’t be explained. Like fruit and Tajin, cuddling with a ton of blankets in a freezing cold room, or like dipping French fries in your milk shake (we see you, and we won’t judge. 😉)That’s a perfect representation of us, Sasha the introvert, Vic the extrovert. We balance each other out. It’s a beautiful blend of both personalities that allows us to grow and learn each day in marriage and business and we wouldn’t have it any other way. 💙
The final page of Summer is in the books, ushering in a season of togetherness and “grab your favorite blanket” weather, Fall. We look forward to beginning the season of family portraits capturing beautiful Autumn colors. With that being said, hello, first day of Fall 🍂 Which of you have already grabbed a pumpkin spice latte? Vic prefers White Chocolate Mocha this time of year, Sasha is all about a caramel ribbon crunch anytime of year. Tell us your favorite Fall drink in the comments below ☕️
Now up on our blog, is our sweet Mrs. Gallardo, who was our bride last November. Now her & Brandon, her husband are expecting their first child. She’s absolutely glowing 😍🙌 Click on the link in our bio, then head to the main menu and click on BLOG to see more from their beautiful maternity session!
3 years of marriage down 🌟 What can I say? It’s been a thrilling ride so far and I couldn’t have prayed for a better man to love. Cheers to many more ❤️ I’ll save the mushy stuff for later @vic__barrera 😉 Photo Credit: @mikelarson
Now that we’ve officially been doing photography full-time for one year, we may have learned a thing or two about Branding & Web Design. Follow our newest venture over at Mariposa Design Co. (@mariposadesign.co) And in case you are curious about the name, Mariposa is Spanish for butterfly. 🦋 We’ll explain the meaning behind the name over on that page tomorrow! ☺️ Photo Credit: @jeanetteennisphotography
Today officially marks our one year of being self-employed. The climb is always the hardest. But the harder the climb, the more beautiful the views are. ✨ Thank you @vic__barrera for dreaming up these crazy ideas with me.
We love us some pretty wedding day details. Our brides have such beautiful taste 😍
Photographed the most sweetest maternity session yesterday for a couple we are so happy to call our friends! Can’t wait to meet Baby G! 😍 We adore you guys! 💛
Happy happy Monday my beautiful people! I used to dread Mondays, but now, Monday is starting to become my favorite day of the week. There’s something refreshing about starting the week on a clean slate. We usually use Monday’s to plan out the rest our week and of course I get to catch up on Bachelor in Paradise later🌹I can’t be the only one who actually likes Monday’s. Anyone else with me? 🙈