Category Archives: Personal

Our 7-Year Itch – A Gift to All Our Wonderful Clients

It’s hard to believe that it was 7 years ago that I purchased my first DSLR camera after the holiday season — aView full post »

Emotional Wedding Photos

Moments I Am Thankful For This Past Year | Southern California Portrait and Wedding Photographer

It’s the Monday after the long Thanksgiving weekend — the waistband to my pants feel a bit snugger thanView full post »

Huntington Beach Pier Memorial Photos

Memorial Celebration Photos for Frank Ciarelli | Huntington Beach, CA Photographer | Huntington Beach Pier

They say you can always tell how a person lived their life by the turn out at their memorial service. And ifView full post »

Self-Doubt and Realizing I’m Not a Nutella Jar | Personal

If there’s one thing that I had not anticipated when I first launched my business, it would be the unbelievableView full post »

Our Family is Growing, We’re Having A Baby! | Personal

There’s a reason why I thrived as a news reporter working in the breaking news business for so many years —View full post »

Being Grateful | Personal

As I sit here responding to emails on this early Friday morning, I can hear Tommy stirring in the bed, CheyenneView full post »

Life is Beautiful

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” – Anthony J.View full post »

9/11: 12 Years Later, Never Forget | New York, NY

There are rare moments in time where the world seems to stand still. Moments of global significance that leave usView full post »

Happy Birthday 18th Birthday Cheyenne, I Love You

Dear Cheyenne, There must be some mistake, there’s no way you could possibly be 18 years old. It feels like IView full post »

We’re Hitting the Road for a Few Summer Destination Weddings | Off to Hawaii + Mexico

I honestly cannot believe this year is more than half way over. Where the heck did the time go? In any case, we areView full post »

Happy Birthday My Love

Dear Tommy, Yesterday morning I woke up to find you missing from our bed and I looked at the time and saw it was 7:35View full post »

Embracing the Beauty that is You | Beauty and Glamour Portraits by MarieSam Sanchez

Growing up in the city of Cerritos, I was surrounded by a bevy of colors and cultures. Since my first days at LealView full post »

New Year, New Beginnings, New Home, New Love | Personal

Where do I even begin? It’s now nearing the end of February and to be frank, these past months went by in aView full post »

On the Road for a Football Game + a Wedding, But Finally Back Home | Personal

Tommy and I have been on the move these past couple weeks … for work, for pleasure, with lots of fun and goodView full post »

So What Exactly Does Tommy Do? He Is More Than Just My Second Shooter | Behind the Lens

It’s still something that makes me laugh, the way I stumbled upon this love affair with photography. I obsessedView full post »

Life’s A Beach Until May 23 ~ We’re in Akumal, MX | Akumal Beach Destination Wedding

I remember it like it was yesterday. It had been almost a year since I posted my first photography bucket list and whenView full post »

My Dreams + My Hopes ~ My 2012 Photography Bucket List | Personal

In the Fall of 2010, I wrote out a photography bucket list with hopes my list of to-do’s would find its way deepView full post »

It’s Like The First Day of School | Our 2012 Season Begins

I swear it feels like the night before the first day of school … I don’t know what to wear, I’ve madeView full post »

Please Say A Prayer for My Mom | Personal

This past month has been a bit of a blur. Earlier this month, life threw me another curveball when my mom was diagnosedView full post »

Two Years, Hummingbirds + McDonald’s | Personal

I’ve never been one for tradition, especially when it comes to my love life. Tommy and I met in an AOL chatroomView full post »

Life is a Journey, Embrace Every Moment | Personal

In a sea of metallic hued expensive cars, his faded green minivan sat. Alone. Out of place. Often in the front of theView full post »

Day 1 | From NYC to You With Love

Over the years I’ve realized that sometimes you just need to take a moment to step away from your everyday routine, allView full post »

in honor of bloggers day of silence | for japan with love

In unity with Ever Ours, Utterly Engaged and hundreds of wedding industry bloggers throughout the world, I will not beView full post »

NYC Here We Come!!! | NYC Specials + Discounts 4/14-4/19

“In Neeeeeeewwwwwwwwwww Yooooooorrrrrkkkkk, Concrete jungle where dreams are made of, there’s nothing youView full post »

Dear Friday, You Make Me Smile. Always.

I’m not sure when my life is going to slow down, but in the meantime, Fridays are utterly delicious to me. LikeView full post »

U.S. Military Homecoming | Military Homecoming Teasers

Tommy and I have had the privilege to photograph so many amazing events, moments and people in our first year ofView full post »

Listen Up Internet! This is My Photography Bucket List | Personal

I recently had the honor of being 1 of 10 photographers chosen to participate in photographer/motivational speaker DaneView full post »

My Blog Is Me | Personal + Photography

A few weeks into the start of my photography adventure, I started to inundate my weekends with workshop after workshop.View full post »

It’s Your Turn To Give ~ Holiday Photography Giveaway

I was walking through the store the other day and my jaw dropped open when I looked down one of the aisles and saw aView full post »

Let’s Hold Hands ~ My Mom, The Comedian | Personal

I’m not sure when it happened or why it happened, but somewhere in the past five years my Mom has developed quiteView full post »

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