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We are hosting our annual holiday mini sessions at Malaga Beach (Redondo/Torrance)!  We believe that every family should have a professional portrait at the end of 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 call us to schedule your family session! We are so excited to see all of our friends and families!

Malaga (Redondo/Torrance) Beach is for the families who want to get their feet wet! This beach is unique because it has a beautiful view of the Palos Verdes cliffs, but also the beauty of California’s coastal sand, rocks, and guard towers! This location is absolutely breathtaking and worth every minute taking your family photos here. We are very excited to take photos of your family at Redondo/Torrance Beach!



• 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!

• 25 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)

• 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 DATES CLICK HERE & 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 holiday mini session.

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




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Matt & Neda // Los Angeles Wedding videographer

Los Angeles Wedding videographer // ©2017 Sun & Sparrow

I had been told multiple times throughout the wedding planning process that I was a “hands-on” bride. Even having a wedding planner and a team of professionals to work with, I loved being a big part of every wedding detail and decision We wanted our wedding to feel like us – under the Santa Barbara sun where we met and fell in love and surrounded by our favorite people. After booking our dream venue at The Biltmore and starting to pick the vendors, I knew I wanted to keep with the Biltmore’s California cool vibe. We were drawn to simple clean lines and classic white with a contemporary twist. We wanted our family and friends to fall in love with our city and kept that in mind with the details, including using some of our favorite Santa Barbara landmarks for the table names.

One of our favorite moments from that day was right after the ceremony. My husband and I went for a little walk on the beach before joining our guests for cocktail hour. We were overwhelmed with happiness and wanted to enjoy a few quiet moments together before we joined the party. We were very grateful to have a gifted photographer, Aurelia, and videographers, Aaron and Winston from Sun & Sparrow, to capture those moments and emotions for us. They gave us the greatest gift of all allowing us to re-live that day over and over through pictures and video.

Jan-Michael & Jennifer // Romantic Muckenthaler Mansion wedding

Romantic Muckenthaler Mansion wedding // ©2017 Sun & Sparrow wedding photographers


FROM THE BRIDE // Where to begin…? It was probably one of the most stressful yet fun & memorable day we have ever experienced. I remember the night before; I started to freak out over some last minute details before the wedding. Not being able to sleep throughout the night due to worrying if the foods were going to be picked up on time for breakfast, if my bridesmaids remembered to wake up at the crack of dawn to be beautified, if everyone remembered to arrive on time, so on and so forth. When the celebration had finally came, all the stress and worry just went away when I saw both our families and friends outside the house waiting for the groom-to-be to win me over during the tea ceremony. The wedding went by so fast, but I was happy everyone was able to make it to our wedding; it felt great to just have all of our loved ones and friends there to join us on our special day.
 If I could go back to one moment in my wedding day, my favorite moment was our first dance. Those who know me, knows I CANNOT dance. The only way to get me to the dance floor is pretty much liquor courage. But that night I didn’t need any of it, all I needed was my now husband next to me dancing the night away.
FROM THE GROOM // Our favorite part about our wedding was our Star Wars details. I totally loved being able to walk with my groomsmen with their Stormtropper helmets, while I had on my Darth Vader helmet and light saber. My wife may hate star wars, but too bad…
Our favorite colors and Jan-Michael’s love for Star Wars inspired us with the planning and décor. Like most couple planning their wedding, Pinterest was our go to source of inspiration on how we wanted the wedding to be like.
Do you have any advice for brides/grooms who are currently planning their weddings?

Our advice would be to just have fun and enjoy every little moment of the planning & the day of the wedding. Yes, it is stressful and you both may agree to disagree on some things, but in the end it’s about all about you guys. On the day of the wedding, things may not go your way and that’s perfectly fine, also normal. Just go out there and put on the biggest fake smile and let it go – because at the end of the night, you don’t want your guests to remember you guys as the crazy bridezilla/groomzilla.
I would advise to enjoy the day, eat a big breakfast if you are only having an evening ceremony, in our case it was a whole day event. Keep in mind that things will happen that are not in your control and that to stay calm if not everything goes exactly on time.
Venue: Muckenthaler Mansion –
Coordinator: With Love, B Weddings – @withlovebweddings
Photographer: Sun & Sparrow @sunandsparrow
Videographer: Xposure_Films –
Florals: Pink Daffodils –
Invitations: Tange Designs – // The Knot –
Rentals: Glow Concepts –

Photobooth: Photo Booth by Chic 

Dance Choreography: Quest Dance Studio –
Caterer: Colette’s Catering & Events –
Wedding Gown Maker: Forever Us Bridal // Lumière Couture Bridal –
Wedding & Engagement rings: Balian & Sons –
Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Ryulala – @beautybyrulala
Bride Shoes: TOMS – // Mossimo
Groom Suit: Suited Gentlemen
Groom Details: Watch – Diesel
Cuff link & Tie clip – Amazon
Darth Vader Helmet – Amazon 
Sock – Box Lunch –
Groom shoes: Converse Chuck Taylor –
Bridesmaids dresses: Forever Us Bridal
Groomsmen suits: Suited Gentlemen
DJ: Ovation Entertainment –

Dennie & Kimberley // Ethereal Malibu Creek Engagement

Ethereal Malibu Creek Engagement // ©2016 Sun & Sparrow Malibu engagement and wedding photographer

FROM THE BRIDE // I guess the saying is true, you “find love when you least expect it”. Although Dennie and I had met through mutual friends, neither of us 6 years ago, were looking to be in a long term relationship. With all the ups and downs, the experiences helped to mold what our relationship is today. It’s amazing looking back at how much we have grown together. He truly understands me and loves me for all my quirks.
Dennie has never been a romantic type of guy, nor one to be cliche; however, he really surprised me when he proposed on my 28th birthday. We took a morning hike with our dog Bowser and stopped at a bench to relax, when all of a sudden, a “selfie” became Dennie getting down on one knee. I cried uncontrollably and was so happy it finally happened after 5 years of being together. Now with 2017 around the corner, we’re very excited for the big day in only 5 months.