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Don’t mind me while I catch up on my blogging this week.;)

I just love photographing the same families each year, and getting to see their little ones grow and sprout wings right in front of my camera. I happen to be espcially lucky with this adorable family because they are part of MY family. So I get to watch little Marshall and Diego grow on the reg. And it has been such a joy. These two kiddos melt my heart, and their parents are pretty dang awesome themselves. I sure do love my job.

Marshall, you are killing me!

Major thanks goes to Scott and Kris for being such big supporters of me and my dreams throughout the years. Love you and the boys so much!

Happy holidays! xoxo

I loved everything about this mini session. Cool kids, lots of laughs, and a bright future of modeling careers. Okay maybe just in my opinion. Whenever I get a whole family that feels totally comfortable in front of my camera, it’s like striking the jackpot! It makes my job way too easy and fun…which I am definitely not opposed to.;)

Not only are these cute kiddos family members of one of my favorite brides this year (hi Stephanie!), sixteen year old Courtney is an aspiring photographer. Which makes me oh-so happy. She definitely has the talent and the drive, and she can only go up from there. I can’t wait to see where the future takes her.

Meet the lovely Haley…

…and her darling sister and future big-time photographer, Courtney…

…and their gorgeous mama, Victoria.

Happy holidays!!! xoxo

Drew and Erik are very good friends of ours and have been long time supporters of my business. They also happen to be major cutie-pies, so of course I’m always honored when they ask me to take their photos each year. This year was especially exciting because they were announcing the purchase of their very first home! So naturally, we had to incorporate some photos of them in front of their brand new home as well. I am always giddy when I get to do something different and out of the ordinary, and hey, maybe next year we’ll do the whole shoot inside of their home!;)

Congrats on this major milestone in life! Love you both like crazy!


Boy, am I behind on blogging!? Nevertheless, I have a super cute engagement sesh on the Queen Mary for ya’ll today! I am just crazy about Ashley and Greg. They really know how to laugh and have a good time. My kinda people. Plus, Greg can make a killer Old Fashioned. He even gave me my own personal Old-fashioned-making tutorial. Complete with fancy bourbon and orange bitters. Did I mention I LOVE these two?

Ashley and Greg chose the Queen Mary for their engagement photos, and boy was it the perfect backdrop for their personalities and love of all things Old Fashioned. P.s. Major brownie points for couples who pick their engagement session location based on their fabulously unique selves. Always makes for the BEST photos.

Cheers to Ashley + Greg! Can’t wait for their February wedding!

Happy Wednesday! xoxo

  • Marcella Treybig - YAY!!! great engagement photos :) Ashley you and your future hubby are so cute! LOVE LOVE LOVE your wardrobe choice btw!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Cordova - Thank you so much Marcella!! And thank YOU Brandi for capturing these great shots! We cannot wait for February! XoxoReplyCancel

I have to say, this was probably my favorite engagement session of the year. Katherine and Willy wanted to do something special for their shoot that really screamed them. So they decided to take it back to the early days of their relationship when they used to go apple picking in Oak Glen with their families. I personally LOVE it when a couple choses an engagement location that really represents them and their personalities. And Katherine and Willy were right at home here. Plus, there were donuts and apple cider, so I was pretty happy too.;)

I am crazy-excited for their wedding at one of my favorite OC venues, Strawberry Farms, in December!

 Happy Wednesday!!! xoxo