Joann & Andrew Engagement

Makeup by Joyce Luck Style Makeup

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Ivy & Derek Wedding at Laguna Cliffs Marriott

When I met Ivy & Derek in my studio they knew what they were looking for in a photographer. And as I got to know this fine pair through our meetings and their charming engagement session, I could see how much Ivy adores Derek and how Derek looks after her with every attention. I could see that there is love. It’s fun to see how they playfully joke and laugh, never a dull moment. All in all, the memories of their wedding may be summed up in three words: beautiful, cherished, memories.

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Amy and Jon’s wedding is featured on Style Me Pretty

Yippy! Hip hip hooray! Amy and Jon’s wedding is on SMP.

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Grace and Taiga at Calumet Park and George’s at the Cove – La Jolla

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Creative Studio 321 Holiday Soirée with Lumiani Events and Theresa Huang Makeup & Hair Design

It’s that time of year where we get a chance to sit back and reflect on what we’ve accomplished in the last year. I’ve been in this business for many years and we’ve met the brightest and “bestest” people along the way. And I am so glad to be in the company of such great friends. Here’s to our studio mates, Nhu Muon, Linda Tan, and Cathy Lau of Lumiani Events (thanks so much for coordinating our Holiday Soirée), and to Theresa Huang of Theresa Huang Makeup and Hair Design. Lumiani decked the back alley of our studio with the most festive scene filled with good friends to warm our hearts and great food to warm our tummies.

I also got to meet new and exciting people like James Lee (you can see him at Food Hack TV) who made the desserts. His apple caramel ice cream pops was soooo good I didn’t want to share! And the hor d’oeuvres table, credit goes to Yvonne Tsai. Her food is not only scrumptious they look so pretty too. Check her Facebook page at Bites with Flights. Glad to see Eddie Palma DJing. Really gave the event an extra kick. And thanks to all our friends (LaDawn Williams, Gloria Nguyen, Charlize & William, Lisa Larios & Family, Lisa Hong Burke, Thomas Lim and many more) who dropped by to check out our newly redesigned studio. It was exciting to see all of you. Happy Holiday’s to everyone! Hope you enjoyed yourselves.

 

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Introducing Desi Baytan Portrait Studio Series: Barry Holiday Portraits

We did the Barry’s family pictures at my Studio in Old Town Pasadena with an apropos Holiday style scene. To brighten things up a bit, I drew a cool wintery mountain scene on top of a gray backdrop. Plus a white Christmas tree and fuzzy white area rug to top it all off for a nice and fun portrait session. Oh yeah, my kids got in on the action and we did some very cool poses to make it all worth while.

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Katrina and Jordan Engagement at Pasadena

Katrina and Jordan enjoyed an intimate setting for their engagement at our Studio in Old Town Pasadena.  Soon after, we walked the streets for some outdoor shots. At the Burlington Arcade this handsome couple shared a salted caramel ice cream float from Float, an adorable little coffee shop. If you’re wondering about Katrina’s beautiful curls, credit them to Kelly Zhang. I’m excited and looking forward to their wedding at the Athenaeum.

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Thanksgiving Wish

I’m especially thankful for a wonderful year of collaboration, creativity, and camaraderie. Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving holiday! And here’s a little something to whet your appetite from the Utterly Engaged blog. Stay safe and be with people you love. Peace!

 

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Wild Horses

Who doesn’t like horses? I mean, they’re beautiful and mystical creatures. These are beautiful pure bred Arabian horses from Cal Poly’s W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center. My kids and their friends got to see them the day before the opening of the annual Pumpkin Patch festival at the Farm Store at Kellogg Ranch. They had just arrived into their corral and just like the kids, they were just as spunky and energetic. And from what I can see, the excited kids were filled with wonder by the sight of these curious creatures.

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Amy & Jon at the Franciscan Gardens in San Juan Capistrano

Vendors for this wedding:

Venue: Franciscan Gardens
Coordination: Holly at Simply Sweet Weddings
Catering: 24 Carrots
Cake: Brooke of Simply Sweet Cakery
Videography: Element Wedding Films
Invitations: Jen Simpson Design
Florals: Adrienne of The Bloom of Time
DJ/Lighting: Elevated Pulse
Makeup: Hanna Choi of Makeup by Hanna Choi

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