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Cameron & Amy // Fairytale inspired Los Angeles family photography

Fairytale inspired Los Angeles family photography // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow  Los Angeles family photography 

Our love story began many, many years ago. Cameron and I grew up being pen-pals, and one each other’s confidant. We shared all our ups and downs through all stages of our lives, always being a safe place full of comfort for one another.

Both of our lives were on very different paths for a very long time. The day our paths finally met up and we began walking hand-in-hand, we knew we found our place in the world.

We started a life together in Southern California and after two years, we welcomed a baby boy into the world. Ezra William has been the greatest gift and has changed us for the better in every way. He has taught us a new kind of love that is all encompassing. He has taught us patience, kindness, and warmth. He is one of the most important lights in our lives, and we feel lucky to be his. Watching him grow has been the most loving experience of our lives.

A year and a half after having Ezra, we were married at the Santa Barbara courthouse. Our wedding day was a celebration of what we already knew in our hearts, and we were beyond lucky to be able to share it with our close friends and family. The day was perfect in every way. There were no nerves, only excitement in joining our families together and celebrate the love and life we have built together.  It will be a day we will always remember.

As our lives continue on, our love will only grow, and we look forward to the many years we get to spend together as a family.

 

love, Amy


MINI SESSIONS AT SAINT FRANCIS EPISCOPAL – Fields, trees & light  

We are hosting a portion of our annual holiday mini sessions in Palos Verdes at Saint Francis Episcopal! 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!

Saint Francis is known for it’s beautiful eucalyptus and open air feel. We most love the glorious ivy covered walls and the beautiful trees that make every photo feel like a fairytale. There is a spectacular view of the ocean and hiking trails all close together.  This location is perfect for those looking for that grassy whimsical look for their holiday mini session! We are very excited to take photos of your family at Saint Francis Episcopal!

 

HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS $275 INCLUDE 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)

• $125 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 the shoot


 

ALL AVAILABLE SPOTS ARE POSTED IN THE LINK ABOVE

For ease of booking, please review your favorite location and choose the date and time that works best for you. If you do not see your desired time, it is no longer available.


1 comment
  • Edith sanchezDecember 6, 2016 - 5:04 am

    Hello,
    Are the weekend dates for the mini sessions still available? If so, what is available?
    Thank you,
    Edith SanchezReplyCancel

Oak Grove wedding at SaddleRock Ranch // Jacob & Negin

Oak Grove wedding at SaddleRock Ranch // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Malibu wedding photographers


From the Bride

Before I even was engaged, I knew that I wanted a Oak Grove wedding at SaddleRock Ranch. There are so many reasons why I wanted to get married in this magical place, but my biggest reason is that it’s an adventure. Jacob and I had loved adventure from the beginning. We originally met on ok cupid. So silly, I know, but I always knew that my soulmate would find me somehow. Thank goodness for the internet!

One of my favorite memories with Jacob was the day he proposed. Through his work, Jacob was invited on a trip to visit economic development, education, and health care projects in Kenya. Jacob had begged and begged me for months to come to Africa with him. Finally, he convinced me to meet him in Nairobi at the end of his trip. We were planning to travel in Uganda together and take a safari tour for a week.  It was a magical dream.

The safari drives were enlightened, filled with gorgeous animals and beautiful landscapes. We went biking in a zebra-filled national park. We were able to feed many African animals in a nursery for the little babies. And finally, we went hiking with gorillas. After one of our drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park, the guide drove us to a lookout point over the Great Rift Valley. We stayed there for a while, waiting for the sunset. As the sun started setting, Jacob expressed his love for me and asked “Uganda marry me?” Of course I cried, then I jumped up and down and nodded my head. I was crying so hard I couldn’t even say the word, “YES!” And that was start of our magical wedding adventures. What an amazing adventure we get to cherish!

~ with love, Negin

 


From the Photographers
It’s such a blessing that we were able to work with Jacob & Negin.  My husband, Dan, met Negin at his job over 10 years ago. Since then, Negin and I have been friends. When she reached out to me to photograph her Oak Grove wedding at SaddleRock Ranch , I was honored and humbled. I love being a close part of my friend’s wedding days. When a friend or family member wants to share that part of their lives with me, I feel like I am trustworthy to hold such special moments in my hands.
Negin was such a wonderful bride! Through h er day, many things did not go as planned, especially the weather. The temperature skyrocketed to 110 degrees, right in the middle of her wedding day. It was very hot, but even still very beautiful. Luckily, the ceremony was right at sunset. The twinkling lights
~with love, Tiffani















My Vendors
Venue: Saddlerock Ranch   |   Coordinator: Neda Davari of Mizbaan Events   |   Photographer: Sun & Sparrow photography   |
Videographer: First Look Films  |   Flowers: Florals by Isabelle   |   Rentals: A Rental Connection   |   Hair & Makeup: Brittany Paige Hair  |   Dress: Monique Lhuillier   |   DJ: DJseppi   |   Engagement Ring: Lauren B Jewelry   |   Dessert: Charm City Cakes

 

To see more photography from SaddleRock Ranch Venues, click on any of the links below.

The Garden  |  The Oak Grove  |  The Vineyard  |  Camp Cabernet

Little Ellerie Brynn // Redondo Beach newborn photographer

Redondo Beach newborn photographer // ©2017 Sun & Sparrow Redondo beach family photographer

The decision to have a baby comes in many shapes and forms for each couple. My husband, Adrian, and I had talked about having children throughout our relationship and once we were married, the talk became reality. We felt we had accomplished our goals; our careers were established and thriving, we had traveled solo & together, settled into being married. Now we were ready for our life adventure of starting a family, we just didn’t think we would be blessed so quickly! We found out we were pregnant and our due date would be our 1st wedding anniversary but unfortunately we experienced the loss of that angel. Although devastated and fearful of many “what ifs” and “what next”, our relationship grew stronger as we pushed through one of the hardest moments we experienced together. Our positive outlook of “what is meant to be is meant to be” & “we are lucky to have what we had” allowed us to bounce back to our normal silly, loving, traveling selfs. We had a busy month between work, family & friend events, we weren’t worrying about “trying” to get pregnant…and thats when beautiful things happen. All worries aside and loving life, we were blessed with another pregnancy; our rainbow baby! Needless to say, both of us worried as we passed each week until the first, second, and let’s be honest, third doctor appointments. That tiny little heartbeat was stronger than ever & all the worries morphed into “we are going to be parents” worry! Being a pediatric nurse and being around babies/children can not prep you for your own little bundle of joy! Everyone would comment “you got this, you handle babies everyday, you are great with kids, this will be so easy for you”…but honestly, now I was on the opposite side; the days of cuddling and pacifying then handing them over to their mom/dad were over….I was mom and Adrain was dad! As the months went on, our family & friends celebrated our gender reveal and multiple baby showers.  We were settling in and the nursery was slowing but surely coming together. Adrian was actually nesting more than I was; he deep cleaned our carpets, painted the nursery, put furniture together and read baby blogs….he was determined to be ready!

As the big day approached, we brainstormed over 20 names and finally narrowed it down to two; which we kept a secret till we met her. I had a relatively “easy” pregnancy, so naturally I was expecting the craziest labor. We had joked about how the day would go once I went into labor; we kept quoting the movie Juno when her water breaks “thundercats a go!”. It became our code phrase to signify our go time. As the due date May 10th passed, we were scheduled to be induced on May 15th but our little one decided against that…my water broke at home midday Saturday, May 13th at home while Adrian was out running errands. I called him with our epic phrase “thundercats a go!” and I’m positive thats the fastest he has ever gotten home! We checked into Torrance Memorial Hospital that evening and had a relatively smooth labor. On Sunday, May 14th we welcomed baby girl Ellerie on the most appropriate day…Mother’s Day 2017. Weighing in at 8lbs 14oz and 19 1/2 inches, she was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen! The moment she was placed on my chest, my heart melted and we were consumed with a different overwhelming love. You think you know love for someone until your child is laying in your arms. Taking her home was both exciting and nerve wrecking…this beautiful little girl was all ours! Settling into our home with our new addition is still a process but the rollercoaster is full of laughs, tears, smiles, worry, distraught, reassurance….the greatest adventure we’ve been blessed to experience together as a family. Each day brings more joy in raising a child…its the hardest thing you will ever do but the most humbling and gratifying thing you will ever do.

We have invited Tiffani into each one of our special life experiences and could not imagine anyone else capturing our new adventures as first time parents. She has been telling our story from our engagement & wedding, our maternity journey and now capturing Ellerie’s first weeks in this world. As a family, we are beyond excited to continue sharing these moments with Tiffani at Sun and Sparrow.
 
xoxo Shanna, Adrian & Ellerie 

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