OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS ARE HERE!

We are so excited to see everyone, new friends and old! This year we plan to celebrate the beauty of your love with that same whimsy found in fairytales. We believe that every family should have a dreamy way to remember who they are, So with our pretty locations and all the glowing light, we want to give everyone a great way to stop time and capture their growing family.
If you are looking to take your family photos, please schedule your family session through our online booking system below!

2019 MINI SESSIONS at $325 INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

• 20 minutes of photography

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

• Maximum of 7 people per session (larger groups must book two consecutive sessions)

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

$200 deposit is due at the time of booking to secure your date (by PayPal)

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

• Images will be delivered within seven days from your session

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP ONLINE &  SEE ALL AVAILABLE SPOTS

Sessions on October 19, 27; November 2, 3, 9 & 24th; December 1st are currently available.

All available times will be on the sign up page.

For ease of booking, please review your favorite location. Click on the link at your favorite location, then you may choose the date and time that works best for you.


October 19 // Fairytale Forest ~ at Peck Park, San Pedro 

CHECK HERE FOR AVAILABLE SESSIONS  // This session with Tiffani

 

 


October 27 // Love in the secret places ~ at Secret Field in Palos Verdes 

 CHECK HERE FOR ALL AVAILABLE SESSIONS // this session with Ellie

 

 


November 2 // Cliffs, Sand, & Dreams ~ at Malaga Beach in Palos Verdes

CHECK HERE FOR ALL AVAILABLE SESSIONS // this session with Tiffani

 

 


November 3 // Bricks, Arches, & Bougainvillea ~ at Malaga Cove Plaza 

CHECK HERE FOR ALL AVAILABLE SESSIONS  //  This session with Ellie

 


November 9  // Whimsical Courtyard ~ at Saint Francis Episcopal Church 

CHECK HERE FOR ALL AVAILABLE SESSIONS  // This session with Ellie

 

 


November 9 // An unearthly dream – at Vasquez Rocks

CHECK HERE FOR ALL AVAILABLE SPOTS // This session with Tiffani

 


November 24 // California Dreaming ~  in Long Beach 

CHECK HERE FOR ALL AVAILABLE SESSIONS //  This session with Tiffani

 


December 1 // Evergreen Wonderland (Christmas trees) ~  in Palos Verdes 

CHECK HERE FOR ALL AVAILABLE SESSIONS //  This session with Ellie

 


   To browse our locations to see more pictures CLICK HERE!


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  • Melanie WettlauferOctober 14, 2016 - 7:02 pm

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3 Tips for choosing wedding vendors that you love // With Sun & Sparrow


LET’S TALK ABOUT wedding vendors!!! We have four tips for choosing wedding vendors that you love!

Choosing your wedding vendors may seem like a challenge. There are so many people out there that have so many offerings and prices. How do you decipher amongst them?!?

Here are a few tips that we have learned over the years to help in making decisions for all wedding vendors and venues.

1. We always recommend that you work with people who you connect with. This is your special day, and having someone who you connect with on a personal level, as well as a professional level, is so important! You want to be able to communicate your vision clearly. What is most important to you should be synonymous with your vendors vision.

2. What you see in their collection of examples from their “real weddings” is what you can hope to expect on your wedding day. Take your time to look through a portfolio to see consistency in their work throughout a whole day. Go deeper than the front page! We want to be a part of your heart and we want our artistry to tell your love story beautifully. It’s important to us to make sure that you know what to expect from all of us wedding professionals.

3. You want to Trust artist that you choose. First impressions can be important, but do make sure to spend a little time getting to know your vendors to see what they value. Make sure that your vendor’s values line up with yours so that you can be confident you are on the same page on the deepest level. Wedding vendors are creators, but each person has their own voice and it’s SO important to see if their voice might “harmonize” with yours. Do they seem interested in the same goals? Do they seem like a team player? Do they help bring your vision to life? These are things that a great team wants for your wedding day, and we hope that each bride or groom can relax with confidence that the team will be connected and confident about your vision.

We are so privileged to be able to share our art and designs with our clients. One thing that I absolutely love with weddings is that we get to be creative with our clients through our process. Why is this awesome? …Because you get to trust each coordinator, florist, photographer, calligrapher, etc in their own craft and watch each element unfold within your vision. But those 3 tips are essentials to helping your vendors collaborate and make dreams become reality!

 

We are so privileged to be able to share our art and designs with our clients. One thing that I absolutely love about the wedding industry is that we get to be creative with our clients through our process. Why is this awesome? …Because you get to trust each coordinator, florist, photographer, calligrapher, etc in their own craft and watch each element unfold within your vision. But those 3 tips are essentials to helping your vendors collaborate and make dreams become reality!

with love, Ellie & Tiffani

 

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European Villa Fairytale wedding at Villa Del Sol D’Oro // Mike & Eleana


European Villa Fairytale wedding at Villa Del Sol D’ Oro // ©2019  Sun & Sparrow // Southern California Wedding Photographers


FAIRYTALE MUSINGS FROM THE BRIDE AND THE GROOM :  The morning of our wedding was filled with excitement and stress, but I wouldn’t change it for the world…
Eleana: Excited but also kind of stressed out. I’m mostly practical and I wanted to make sure that everything that could be controlled/handled were taken care of for the vendors and the guests. I was really looking forward to my friends coming to spend the morning with me while I got ready too; having the support of your ladies is so essential and since I didn’t have a wedding party, I was extra glad that they were taking the time out of their schedule to hang out. I was excited to see Mike (we slept in separate rooms the night before) and do the First Look, since I felt that would be a big moment for us.
Mike: Felt normal the morning of the wedding. Met up with some friends and ate breakfast and got my hair done. As we were driving to the venue, got a bit more anxious, arrived at the venue and started to get ready. Just looking forward to getting to the venue so that I would be ready on time.
Did you have a ‘first look’ or a ‘walk down the aisle’ moment? How did you feel when you saw your significant other for the first time?
Eleana: First Look; I was nervous but also really calm. I hoped he would like my dress! When he turned around, he started crying and then I started crying (though probably not as much as him). I told him to stop since it would ruin all my make-up.
Mike: We had a first look moment. I got emotional and had tears running down as I saw my beautiful wife in her dress. She looked beautiful and and dress had this long train that looked amazing.
What was your favorite moment?
Eleana: Probably when Mike was drunk and slid across the dance floor on this knees to give me a lap dance – it was definitely a goal achieved. The ceremony was really well done by both the pastor (who is Mike’s friend) and the reading done by my cousin. I think the moments with my dad were also really special – and of course, all the moments with friends. I definitely felt like I couldn’t/didn’t give anyone enough of the time that they deserved and I’m so thankful for all the help/love/support (even from some friends who weren’t able to make it to the actual wedding!). And some of the drunk people that had to be carried out (no names will be named).
Mike: There were many favorite moments from the wedding day. The first look was unforgettable. Just seeing all our family and friends. The ceremony was good. The speeches were good. The food was good. Enjoyed drinking and dancing and just spending time with everyone.
How did your wedding feel like a fairytale?
Eleana: The venue, for one, was amazing. It definitely didn’t feel like we were in Los Angeles and we were transported somewhere else with our guests. The atmosphere of fun and happiness from our loved ones really contributed to the day; it was great knowing they were there for us and were celebrating our next step together. Though now that we’re married, it doesn’t feel any different than before (which I think is a good thing).
Mike:  The weather was perfect and the feel from the venue gave good energy. Did not seem like we were in a big city.


OUR AMAZING VENDOR TEAM:
Venue: Villa del Sol d’Oro  | Coordinator:  Sandi & Sean McQuilkin  | Photographer: Sun & Sparrow  | Photo booth: VOX DJs | Florals (arch/personals): Leonora Moss | Florals (centerpieces): Connie Kwok (friend) | Invitations (design): Danielle Yip (friend) | Invitations (print): Simon with Emperor Printing | Calligraphy/Signage: Estefania Becerra (friend) | Rentals & Catering: Lindburgh McPherson  | Desserts: Danielle Keene with sheilamae.com | Wedding Gown Maker: Whispers & Echoes, a BHLDN label : | Hair & Makeup: Joyce Luck Style | Groom Suit: John Varvatos  | Groom Details: socks: Ted Baker | tie Original Penguin | shirt & shoes: Calvin Klein
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Elegant Fairytale wedding at the Ebell of Los Angeles // David & Lauren

Elegant wedding at the Ebell of Los Angeles // DAVID & LAUREN @ 2019 Sun & Sparrow // Dreamy LA wedding photography


1. Describe your how you felt on your wedding morning, all the anticipation and the love. What were you most looking forward to in the beginning of your day.
Lauren: Surreal. I was feeling so nervous and excited yet calm and collected. We were finally getting married after over a year of planning. It didn’t feel “real” until now. I was getting ready with my lovely bridesmaids and mom, and I couldn’t stop smiling because they looked so beautiful and also because David was in the next room over getting ready as well. I kept wondering to myself, “How is he feeling? I hope he didn’t forget this” “How does he look?” I’m the one usually in control and I had to let that go and put my trust that everything was going to be perfect.
2. Did you have a ‘first look’ or a ‘walk down the aisle’ moment?

How did you feel when you saw your significant other for the first time?Lauren: We definitely had a first look moment and it was truly amazing and emotional. When we locked eyes, tears just down my face and I had these butterflies I felt that wouldn’t go away. I hardly see him cry but when he saw me in my dress, he also cried. We had “our” moment alone and we definitely reassured each other how much we loved each other and how this day will be nothing short of wonderful.

3. What was your favorite moment/story from your wedding day?

My favorite moment from our wedding day was being surrounded by our amazing loved ones. There was so much happiness and love in the air.  To see our family and friends come celebrate us, we are so incredibly thankful for them being present.

4. How did your day most feel like a fairytale?
Everything was truly perfect. From the venue, florals, food, the little details, and our amazing vendors- our vision became a reality. Thank you Sun & Sparrow for capturing these precious moments so we can reminisce and show our children our wedding day.


MY VENDORS:

Venue: The Ebell of Los Angeles  |  Hotel: The Line Hotel LA  |  Coordinator: Mad Love Events  |  Photographer: Sun & Sparrow  |  Videographer: Cloud 9 Videography  |  Photo booth: Flip Booth  |  Florals: De Flora  |  Invitations: Color and Creation  |  Desserts: MM Creamery  |  DJ/MC/LIGHTING: Pro Creation Productions  |  Live Portrait painting: Laura Jane Fine Art  |  Customized napkins: For your Party  |  Wedding Gown Maker: Martina Liana Bridal  |  Wedding Gown Boutique: The Ivory Suite Bridal  |  Bridesmaid dresses: Christina in Taupe at Bird Grey  |  Ring Box: The Mrs. Box  |  Hair & Makeup: Kohnur |  Bride Shoes: Jimmy Choo  |  Suits: The Black Tux  |  Groom’s Shoes: Prada
Heirlooms: My mom had gold melted for me that she had made into gold bracelets and a gold necklace with my Chinese zodiac sign when she gifted it to me as a baby

Want to see more? |  David & Lauren’s engagement HERE

 

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