TELLING STORIES. SHARING LOVE.

Jared & Alexis // Whimsical Fairytale Maternity photographer in Los Angeles

Whimsical Fairytale Maternity photographer in Los Angeles // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow maternity photographer

FROM THE MOMMY TO BE //  Jared and I met in high school, but started dating in our mid-twenties.  After dating for seven years, we were married in June of 2017 in Los Cabos, Mexico.  We decided to wait a few months to try and get pregnant, and on our first real month of trying in November 2017 we did it! We were both shocked at how quickly it happened for us, but absolutely overjoyed.  Being pregnant has been the most beautiful and wonderful experience of my life. I have enjoyed every second of being pregnant, even with all the aches and pains. Watching my body grow and create new life amazes me every day, which is why it was so important to me to capture the way I look with photographs, so that I can always look back on this time in our lives. I am so excited to become a mommy! I have always loved children and have been surrounded by babies my whole life. Sometimes I still cannot believe its my turn to be a mom! I am most excited for that very first moment after our little girl is born when I get to hold her and look into her eyes for the first time.  I also cannot wait to see Jared become a daddy.  I know he is going to be amazing and I already find myself falling more and more in love with him every day.   I am also excited to watch our little Luciana grow into her own person and see the type of person she will become. 

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Matt & Sarah // Elegant Wedding at Vibiana Events in Los Angeles

Elegant Wedding at Vibiana Events in Los Angeles // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Los Angeles wedding photographers

FROM THE BRIDE // I remember waking up the morning of the wedding at 3 AM and wishing it was a reasonable time to wake up instead of the middle of the night, because I was already so excited! It was a long day of hair, make up, and a bit of nervous anticipation, but the day was really perfect. The girls looked beautiful, the men looked handsome, and it felt amazing to be surrounded by friends and family. We couldn’t asked for a better wedding.

One of my favorite moments was the first look. After so much time and effort put into every detail of the day, seeing Matt made everything fall into place. After the first look, everything started to flow more naturally, and I instantly felt more relaxed. My other favorite moment was right after the ceremony when the Vibiana team delivered us a huge tray of appetizers–just for the two of us. I was so happy to be sitting down and eating for a quick moment, even if it was on the back stairs of Vibiana in my huge dress eating finger foods!

With my wedding decor I wanted something really classic and timeless, and I really wanted to bring a natural, lush feel to complement all the marble inside Vibiana. Because the venue has so many architectural elements we were able to focus mostly on flowers, and a touch of mixed metals (gold and copper) to add flair. The flowers and greenery absolutely made the venue shine.

Everyone always says “slow down and enjoy every moment,” but in reality that wasn’t easy for me. It’s easy to get stressed and overwhelmed by the sheer gravity of getting married, no matter how big or small your wedding is. My friend reminded me that while our wedding day would of course be wonderful, it’s just another day–it doesn’t have to be, and probably won’t be perfect.–because nothing is perfect The more you can settle in and just enjoy the day for what it is, no matter how you’re feeling at any given moment, the more you will be able to enjoy yourself.

 

MY VENDORS: 

Venue: Vibiana,  www.vibiana.com
Coordinator: Amy Greenberg  www.amygreenbergevents.com
Photographer: Sun & Sparrow, www.sunandsparrow.com,
Videographer: Tim Irvin, tsivideoproductions.com
Photo booth: Pixster Photobooth, www.pixsterphotobooth.com
Florals: Lori’s Flowers www.lorisflowers.com
Invitations: Tracy Sartizky
Caterer: Redbird www.redbird.la
Desserts:Redbird www.redbird.la
Wedding rings maker:  www.revolutionjewelry.com

BRIDE’S DETAILS

Wedding Gown Maker: Inbal Dror  www.inbaldror.com
Wedding Gown Boutique: Panache Pasadena  www.panachebridals.com
Other Bride Details: Dior  www.dior.com
Silk Ribbons www.silkandwillow.com
Ring Box : www.themrsbox.com
Hair & Makeup: Design Visage  www.designvisage.com
Bride Shoes: Jimmy Choo  www.jimmychoo.com

Bridesmaids dresses: Jenny Yoo www.jennyyoo.com

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GROOM’S DETAILS

Groom Suit: Theory, www.theory.com
Groom Details: @chanel,  www.thetiebar.com
Groom shoes:  To Boot New York www.toboot.com

Groomsmen suits: The Black Tux  www.theblacktux.com

SUMMER MINI SESSIONS are here with Sun & Sparrow photography

 

Los Angeles Summer Mini Sessions with Sun & Sparrow

Our annual summer mini sessions are HERE! We are so excited to see everyone, new friends and long time friends as well. We believe that every family, including our own, should have a professional portraits each year. It’s a great way to remember who you are in the most beautiful way possible.  If you are looking to take your family photos, please email us to schedule your family session!

 

If you’d like to book your session, email us! Tiffani@sunandsparrow.com will help schedule your holiday mini session.

 

SUMMER MINI SESSIONS $200 FOR THE FOLLOWING:

• 20 minutes of photography

• Sessions can be couples, families (maximum of 7 people), individuals high school seniors, maternity, puppies, or any other fun combo you can think of!

• 20 High Resolution images delivered via digital download (includes a print release)

• $50 deposit is due at the time of booking to secure your date (by paypal or venmo)

• Remaining balance is due on the date of the shoot (check or cash only)

• Images will be delivered within seven days from the shoot

 

To see a list of LOCATIONS CLICK HERE!

If you’d like to book your session, email us! TIFFANI@SUNANDSPARROW.COM will help schedule your mini session.

For ease of booking, please include your desired date and time slot in an email to tiffani.

Questions? VISIT THE FAQ PAGE HERE. 

 

2017 MINI SESSION DATES:

Saturday, MAY 26, 2018 at Saint Francis Episcopal Church, Palos Verdes 

  • 4:00pm
    • 4:30pm : RESERVED
  • 5:00pm
    • 5:30pm : RESERVED
    • 6:00pm : RESERVED
  • 6:30pm
    • 7:00pm : RESERVED
  • 7:30pm

 

Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Malaga Cove Plaza, Palos Verdes

    • 4:30pm : RESERVED
    • 5:00pm : RESERVED
    • 5:30pm : RESERVED
    • 6:00pm : RESERVED
  • 6:30pm
  • 7:00pm
  • 7:30pm

 

Don’t forget to email tiffani@sunandsparrow.com to schedule your holiday mini sessions! We can’t wait to hear from you!

Questions? VISIT THE FAQ PAGE HERE. 

 

Nathan & Pia // Natural inspired engagement in Los Angeles

Natural inspired engagement in Los Angeles // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Candid & Natural wedding photographers

::How We Met::
Nathan and I grew up at the same church. We’ve known “of” each other for over a decade, but did not officially meet until 2010!
It was not an instant attraction. We later found out that neither of us thought much of the other person, aside from the other person seeming nice.
We ended up serving together regularly during service days and on a leadership team. We realized that we had similar family trials and one day after packing food at a food center, Nathan dropped me off at home and decided he wanted to chat about our similarities in the cold, for THREE hours. Even then, we did not recognize any romantic connection, but we began to talk and hang out more frequently. This went on for about 7 months until he asked me to be his girlfriend.
::What We Love Most About Each Other::
Nathan: First and foremost, I love the heart that she has for Jesus Christ. Beyond her beauty, courage, love and support it is just that that I am in love with.
Pia: I love Nathan’s steadfastness. He is steadfast in his faith in Christ, his composure, and his servant heart. There are many times where I falter or am prone to reacting too quickly and Nathan’s steadfast nature challenges and motivates me.
::How He Proposed::
Nathan recognized my insane love for escape rooms and planned for many of our close friends to do an escape room with us. I knew something was up, when they were all there and no one told me they were going to be there. The item that would mark us “escaping” the room had a box of the same color hidden under it. It was dark and the box was black. One of my friends unknowingly got to it first and bypassed the need to solve the clue. One of his friends picked up the box! I was then instructed to get the box and open it, when I turned back around, Nathan was on one knee and inside was a lit up box that contained a ring. I LOVE how the whole night was full of tiny hiccups that we could laugh about. I said yes, of course, and then we celebrated with more friends and family at dinner.
::What We are Looking Forward to About Our Wedding the Most::
Nathan: It has been a long 7 years together full of ups and downs. Persevering together and trusting in our Lord has been hard but has kept us united. For all of this to culminate on our wedding day and to all that is in store is what I most look forward to. Celebrating and enjoying life, being married to my best friend will be amazing!
Pia: We have endured a lot of challenges, sadness, loss, and hurt on both sides of our families. What I most look forward to, because of those things, is coming together as one family to have a day of celebration. A time of laughing together, dancing, and enjoying one another’s company.