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The Licari Family // Redondo Beach family and maternity photographer

Redondo Beach family and maternity photographer // ©2017 Sun & Sparrow maternity & newborn photography

We are so excited to welcome our second baby girl! Feeling all the emotions right now but most of all we feel blessed. We’re about to have two beautiful little girls in our life and it will be an honor and privilege to be their parents. Our two year old Juliana is very excited for the arrival of “baby sister”. She can’t wait to take care of her and play with her and we look forward to them being best friends. Counting down the days till our family becomes filled with even more love and happiness!

Leighton’s First Birthday // Los Angeles family photographer

Los Angeles Family photographer // ©2016 Sun & Sparrow Los Angeles family photographers

Sun & Sparrow is one of the leading engagement and wedding photographers in the Los Angeles area as well as Santa Barbara and Orange County.

FROM LEIGHTON’S MOM // As a business owner/florist, becoming a new mama was equal parts exciting & terrifying. Throughout my pregnancy I debated numerous times with myself on whether I could still do both, own a business & be a mother. Debating whether or not vendors and clients would take me seriously with a child, or mind if I brought him with me to do business at times. Now, a year later, I am SO deeply grateful I chose to do both. Being a business owner and florist brings me huge amounts of joy and a creative outlet, while being a mother is one of the most naturally fulfilling & purpose-giving things I’ve ever done (also, many other things like exhausting, I’m not trying to sugarcoat that one!) I really feel that being able to do both pushes me towards being the best version of myself, and a better wife & mother. Being able to take time for myself, and have a creative outlet is a way I refuel my soul and it allows me to love my family deeper. These things together make me feel truest to myself and that is why I am so grateful that, with the help of Jordon’s encouragement & support, I chose to do both. I couldn’t imagine my life any other way these days & becoming parents last year has been the biggest & best adventure Jordon & I have taken on together yet.
 
Being Leighton’s mother is the most incredible thing. He is the splitting image of Jordon, and on most days carries a mellow, laid back composure that mimics his dad’s calming force so well. He is easy going & loves going new places. But also at a moments notice, or at the sound of a great tune, Leighton will raise that one eye-brow, throw a little sass on & break into a mini-dance party, letting everyone around know that he is most definitely, my son. It is so fun to see him grow, and become a mover and a shaker of his little world. Jordon and I both can’t believe we’ll have a one year old in just a few short weeks, and we can’t wait to continue to watch his personality unfold. As he turns one my hopes for him are that he would feel love that has no bounds, be a mover and a shaker of this world, and always, always dance it out.

Mike & Angelica // Vintage inspired engagement in Riverside

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HOW THEY MET AS TOLD BY THE BRIDE-TO-BE  //  FOR MY 25TH BIRTHDAY, I PUT TOGETHER A BUCKET LIST TO CELEBRATE. THE LIST INCLUDED GOING ON A BLIND DATE.

Note that I was not trying to get into a relationship back then. I just wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone and experience new things. I asked my sisters and cousins to help me find a guy to go out with. I didn’t have specific requirements or requests. I didn’t really care about who they set me up with. I didn’t think I would see the guy again after the blind date.

After a few minutes of them going through their contacts and Facebook friends, they decided on Michael. They thought that since he also went to a UC and that he was an accountant we would have things to talk about. The first thing I remember about that night is Michael’s smile. It was big and warm and friendly. I was surprised at how comfortable I felt around him.

We hit it off right away. He tried to impress me with all his experiences as an Eagle scout. He also had a lot of Vegas and other partying stories. I, on the other hand, told him about my recent trips around Europe. Also, per Michael, I talked about work a lot. You’d think he would find that boring but surprisingly he loved how passionate I was about work. I wish I can say that it was love at first sight. I’m too cautious of a person to fall in love that easily. But hey don’t feel too bad for Michael. It all worked out in the end. Just about three years later, we are getting married.

THE PROPOSAL AS TOLD BY THE GROOM-TO-BE  //  SHE THOUGHT IT WAS JUST ANOTHER ONE OF OUR WEEKEND OUTINGS WITH FRIENDS. LITTLE DID SHE KNOW THAT TODAY WOULD BE THE START OF A NEW CHAPTER IN HER LIFE.

From the day that I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her, all I could think about were proposal ideas. Should I include our families? Should I have in Southern California? When is the right time? In the end I decided that I wanted it to be intimate and in the place that we started our lives together, the Bay Area. Once I had that decided, it was then a matter of choosing the right location. I planned weekend cruises with my guy friends to look at potential locations and settled on the boat shack at Nick’s Cove Restaurant in Petaluma, CA.

The day went according to plan; we went to the oyster farms in the morning and stopped by the beach for Baron in the afternoon. On the way home I suggested that we stop by Nick’s Cove for some appetizers and drinks before we made our drive back. When we arrived, the pier that led to the shack was surprisingly empty, so we strolled down to take a look. When she opened the door, her eyes lit up as she saw all the flower arrangements and petals. She knew then that this was no ordinary day. When she turned around I was on my knee with the ring in my hand.

I had a speech prepared, but all I remember saying was “Will you marry me?” She immediately said “Yes!” followed by, “Put it on already!” with the largest smile on her face.

 ©2015 Sun & Sparrow Photographers // Vintage inspired engagement in Riverside

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 ©2015 Sun & Sparrow Photographers // Vintage inspired engagement in Riverside

6 comments
  • Patrick LamFebruary 8, 2015 - 11:41 pm

    Congratulations!!!I Hope you two have a wonderful future together. Seeing you two together is heart warming. Glad to have seen you both, knowing you guys are made for each other. It’s so wonderful to see how this all played out.ReplyCancel

  • Patrick LamFebruary 8, 2015 - 11:41 pm

    Congratulations!!!I Hope you two have a wonderful future together. Seeing you two together is heart warming. Glad to have seen you both, knowing you guys are made for each other. It’s so wonderful to see how this all played out.ReplyCancel

  • PhilFebruary 10, 2015 - 2:35 pm

    Dear Michael and Angelica,
    These pictures are amazing! I love how Baron just popped out of the box in his bow-tie and later on in his tux. Great job!
    PhilReplyCancel

  • PhilFebruary 10, 2015 - 2:35 pm

    Dear Michael and Angelica,
    These pictures are amazing! I love how Baron just popped out of the box in his bow-tie and later on in his tux. Great job!
    PhilReplyCancel

  • paulinaFebruary 14, 2015 - 1:11 pm

    these are so beautiful!! i love how you shared each of their perspectives on their love story! =)ReplyCancel

  • paulinaFebruary 14, 2015 - 1:11 pm

    these are so beautiful!! i love how you shared each of their perspectives on their love story! =)ReplyCancel

Top 10 Engagement Rings of 2013 // by SimplyBridal

Finding the perfect wedding photographer for you can be challenging. But when you find a photographer you connect with, someone who sees your vision, then you will have the right match.

Diamonds really are a girl’s best friend, and when it comes to engagement rings this couldn’t ring more true! Ask any loved-up lady what their ring preference is and you’re sure to get a wide range of different replies! Round or princess cut, white gold or platinum, double halos, art deco… the list goes on and on! These are the top 10 engagement rings!!!

Although the size and price tag of an engagement rock may vary, the ultimate choice should be based on the style and personality of the fortunate female who receives it. We have seen many beautiful rings pop up on many celebrity fingers this year. And as we see these beautiful girls turn into beautiful brides, we know that their amazing fashion will trickle down to all of the beautiful brides!

Once a budget is determined, you can figure out what cut, clarity and carats are within your price range by doing your research both online and in store. To give you an idea of what some of the more extravagant engagement sparklers will set you back,  SimplyBridal has created an infographic to give you a breakdown of the 10 Most Expensive Engagement Rings Of 2013. Be prepared to feast your eyes on an incredible amount of bling!
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