When Lissette contacted me about a surprise party that she and her family was planning for her mother, I was so excited and almost rushed out of my mouth “hire me, hire me”. That’s exactly the kind of environment where I’d love the energy from, the care, the love and, of course, the surprise. 🙂
Lucky for me, I got to experience the wonderful party, at a beautiful venue while all the festivities were in the air.
Lissette, I’d say all the hard work that went into the party was worth it, even though you had to hide it from your mom while doing the planning under the same roof! What a fun party – the hugging and kissing (:-)), the nice food, the mariachi band and the dancing, the dancing, and more dancing. Even with the tears coming up when you and your sister were giving a speech, I’d still say it’s a great party. 🙂
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to experience such a beautiful party and to meet your beautiful family! And Aida, happy birthday! I’m sure the memories of this night will stay with you for a long time, with the help of my pictures. 🙂
What Better Way than to Preserve Your Party Memories in a Custom Photo CD/DVD Case – Los Angeles Event/Party Photographer
Happy holidays! Tis’ the season for parties!
Although I have tiered pricing for events/parties, many customers choose to have the touched-up pictures burned onto a CD/DVD. In this case, I’d always recommend a CD/DVD case. Why? Because it’s a great add-on and it’s like what an album is like to the pictures in it. It also protects the nice pictures from the memorable parties on your CD/DVD.
They can be single, double or triple CD/DVD holders with leatherette, linen, or custom photo covers (my personal favorite) and finished with a magnetic closure.
The pictures below are examples of a CD case for Nathan the little pirate’s party. In this case, it holds a single CD, with customizations on the cover, including the design (can vary based on the occasion and taste preference), the picture and the caption. The cover is also laminated for further protection of the surface.
Now, go off and book a venue (could be your home :-))for a holiday celebration and I will be there in no time! 🙂
On an eerie night, after the sun had set, I walked into Omar and Gabriela’s Halloween party. I have to say that I had a great time. But getting there was not easy. With anything good in life, you have to fight through obstacles to harvest the rewards. For me, it was overcoming the fear. Surprised? I guess not around Halloween. Follow me along, and I’ll show you the way:
Passing the falling gates…
Treading through grave-yard where the rattling comes from within the coffins…
Once inside, I realized it’s truly a “diversified” group, from past to current, from above and below the ground. Who says it’s not a globalized world that we live in? You want evidence? I’ve got proofs:
We’ve got geisha from, well, Japan:
And we’ve got amigo, a big-foot one, from, umm…, Mexico:
And then we have these:
Oh my, is it Brittney Spears?
Oh, did I mention I ran into two witches, including a pretty one:
The hosts truly know how to have fun at parties. So there’s a bar-tender, a DJ and, of course, a costume contest. The three winners are….a beauty and the beasts:
Alright, by now, you can see that I’ve had lots of fun at the party and with the photos. I have to say, thank you for having me there, Omar and Gabriela! It was an impressive party! And look forward to your Christmas party, hehe!!
On this day, Nathan the Pirate turned one. Exactly one year ago, he had the biblical cord around his neck and couldn’t wait to come out. So imagine how many people were happy to see that he’s grown up (even for a little pirate). 🙂 The extended family gathered on this day. I met an uncle, uh-hum, a grand-uncle that drove from afar. And there’s even people that flew in from Washington. Needless to say, mommy and daddy were very excited. Look what they’ve done to make this party “authentic”:
With any party, especially that of a child, it’s almost guaranteed that there will be many other kids. But, let’s dedicate this post to Nathan, the little pirate that reached this important milestone. Congratulations, Polly and Cody! Happy birthday, Nathan! I wish you a wonderful life ahead of you. And, be good, even for a little pirate…
P.S. For the CD with the pictures of this party, I designed and made a CD case for the family. For details, please click here.
When Sharon and Dennis contacted me to document their baby shower party, I was so happy for such a couple that’s deeply in love (you can see the manifestation of that love here)! At the same time, I pictured in my mind the female-dominated theme where gift opening is a large part of it. So when I was told that there would be around 90 guests attending, you can see how I was looking for my jaw on the floor.
Turned out, for Sharon and Dennis that are widely-connected and love their friends as if they are families, this is more like a gathering that celebrate the new life that’s about to join such a big family. So the guests include direct family members, people that could date back to their elementary school time, and co-workers. And many others are the kids of this closely-aged group. I was having so much fun taking pictures of such a wonderful party and couldn’t resist telling stories:
Early afternoon, looks like everything’s ready:
Well, let me say one thing before people start trickling in.
From all the parties that I’ve been to, my personal opinion is that kids are the ones having the most fun. And you can’t help but notice that in this party.
Hey, for sure, Sharon and Dennis are a happy couple and they can’t hide the glee from everybody (again, you can see it here). Trust me, I am happy for them too! But just go along with me and you’ll see what I mean by kids having the most fun in this party.
Sharon and Dennis definitely planned it like a kid’s birthday party, although the baby that’s being celebrated about has not appeared yet. You see, they have all kinds of entertainment planned for kids:
That was a fun party, for the kids, wasn’t it?
While being the observant capturing pictures, some of the personalities did come through from the interactions. For example, I met a young lady Chloe (mind you, it’s not the Chloe that you’ve read about in my earlier write-ups). When I first greeted her with my camera lens, standing there all by herself, her eyes were clearly asking what business did I have in that place. By the time the party ended, she was running towards me, all smiling.