Hey fans!

I’m back from my hiatus of not posting and am excited to let you know there will be lots of blogs over the next few months of all the stuff I’ve been up to lately! Today we have Jiaan and Amanda’s beautiful wedding. I knew when I did their Engagement Session in Santa Cruz last fall that these two weren’t just head over heels in love, but they also photographed BEAUTIFULLY and I eagerly awaited their big day. Well they did not disappoint me or anyone else who attended their gorgeous wedding at the Los Altos History Museum. Yep, you read that right, A MUSEUM! I guess I didn’t really know what to expect when I heard the words museum when Jiaan and Amanda told me, but I was pleasantly surprised to see such an amazing little venue tucked away in the city of Los Altos. I loved pretty much everything they did at this wedding, from Amanda’s succulent bouquet, the awesome and cheerful bridal party, the 1st reveal Jiaan and Amanda did, to the overall love and joy they both had throughout the entire day. Everything was really just amazing and I could not have been more pleased with how all the images turned out. Enjoy!

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So a couple of months ago, I got to do something I had yet to yet: photograph twin newborns. I had taken their mom’s maternity portraits just a few months before and before I knew it, Adam and David had made their entrance into this world healthy and happy! As it was my 1st time I photographing twin newborns, I was a little nervous to see how it would be interacting with both of them as well as making sure they were both comfortable being right next to each other. I was quite pleasantly surprised to have both of them EXTREMELY calm and they didn’t get fussy once. In fact, once we swaddled them up together, they just closed their eyes and went right to sleep. It was was awesome expericene that I hope I get the opportunity to try again. All babies are special, but twins have such a unique bond with each other, it just amazes me. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

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So it’s been quite a while since I posted a blog, much less a blog of some the creative shoots and series I’ve been up to. So I decided to write a lil blog to show you one of my more recent and favorite creative shoots. This shoot actually wasn’t supposed to be a series at first. I took some portraits of the lovely Lluvy and me and the makeup artists were inspired by florals. As I was editing the images m brain started to conceptualizing and soon I had made the decision to get 3 other girls and do a whole beauty series inspired by the seasons. I wanted each girl to have a sense of royalty during each shoot so I made some crowns that each girl wore to represent their season. So here are the results of our sessions! Hope you enjoy!

 

Spring

Model: Lluvy Gomez

MUA and Hair Stylist: Antoinette Karlegan

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Summer

Model: Kara Liu

MUA and Hair Stylist: Antoinette Karlegan

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Autumn

Mode: Ariella Briffa

MUA and Hair Stylist: Lynnae Foggiato

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Winter

Model: Lynnae Foggiato

MUA and Hair Stylist: Lynnae Foggiato

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Well hello everyone!

It’s been a long while since I’ve blogged! It was a busy end to the wedding season last year and I was preoccupied with catching up on editing and the holidays. But here we are already in February so I decided it was about time I blog my last wedding of the 2013. This wedding couldn’t have been more special to me. Not only because it was the last wedding of 2013 (my busiest year to date) but also because it was with a couple that I absolutely adore. Little did I know when I met Hanibal and Rita a year and a half ago, that I would meet 2 of the nicest people I’ve had to pleasure of working with. Their love and care for one another is something that is rare. My favorite thing about their wedding was how many times they would be laughing together, talking to each other, and just fully enjoying each and every moment on their special day with all their loved ones. What topped it off was that they are Assyrian and let me tell you, they throw the best receptions! So much dancing, laughter, and joy. It honestly made my job as a photographer such a breeze capturing their beautiful and special moments. I hope you all love looking through these photos and I hope Hanibal and Rita’s joy makes your day a little bit brighter. Enjoy!

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Hey everyone! We only are a few short hours away from finishing another year! Can you believe it?

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This year has literally been a whirlwind. I cannot remember another year where the months just flew off the calendar. There were so many times where I thought of days or events that I thought were just a weeks ago and in reality were months ago. But the reason why it was fast was because it was the busiest year I have ever had, both personally and for my business.

I did 29 weddings this year as well as countless portrait sessions, maternity sessions, newborns session, and everything in between. I’m not trying to brag when I tell you all this, but at the same time I am. I’m not trying to be boastful, I am just proud of my accomplishments. Almost 5 years ago when I quit my regular job and decided to throw myself 100% into this thing called photography. I had minor skills and lots of hopes and dreams. When I first started there were many moments where I thought to myself, “What the heck are you doing. You are crazy.” and honestly, I’d be lying if I still didn’t think the same thing from time to time. But God has blessed me so much over the past 5 years and this year has been the absolute best year so far. I accomplished so many of the things I have wanted and dreamed of.

1. I got to finally leave US shores and go to another country for the 1st time in my life. Not only that, but I got to go to a different country AND shoot a wedding there. Something that I put out there at the end of 2012 as something to accomplish by 2015 that became a reality just a few months later. Holy. Moly.

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2. Shot the most weddings I’ve ever shot in one year. As I was meeting with couples in the early months of this year I never imagined it would grow to 29. I remember looking at the stack of contracts and thinking “What have I got myself into.” But by the time of my last wedding of the year in November, I looked back and realized, I didn’t just do it, but I did it well. I had the most compliments from my clients than I’ve ever had in past years. And on top of that, I worked with some of the sweetest and kindest clients I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. I could not be more happy to be a part of all of their special days. It was truly an honor.

3. I got my own office. Not only, that, but my dream office. That is a HUGE accomplishment for me. I had imagined of having a space to meet clients and work from since I 1st started shooting in 2007. Never did I imagine I would find a space that would fit all my needs, be in a prime location, and incorporate all my design ideas.  I still walk into my office and just stand there in awe.  This is no longer a dream, but a reality. I still cannot believe it, I feel so blessed that words really don’t do it justice. I am just in awe of what God has provided me with.

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Like I said, I am not try to brag whatsoever. I am just in awe of what God has provided me with this year. I asked him to guide me in the direction he wanted me to go and he took me for the wildest ride ever (He will do that when you trust him). He will take you and provide you with so much more than you could have ever hoped for. Maybe this year did suck for you. Maybe it was your worst year ever. But you know what, you are here. You are here with us. You made it through another 365 days on this swirling blue planet in space. Your heart is still beating, your lungs are still taking in breath, and you have people who love you and care about you. We are about to start a whole another 365 days and we don’t know what’s going to be in store. But that’s one of the cool things about it. We don’t know. 2014 could your best year ever! Plan that trip you’ve always wanted to take, plan those goals that you’ve dreamed of, plan to be extraordinary, plan it to be your best. Don’t be discouraged if everything doesn’t go as you planned (it rarely does), but at least you put those ideas out there and who knows, maybe they could become a reality this next year.

I want to wish you you all the happiest of New Years. Here’s to another year of  blessings beyond our hopes and dreams.

-Scot

 

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