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OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS ARE HERE!

We are so excited to see everyone, new friends and long time friends as well. This year we plan to celebrate the beauty in everyone’s heart by sharing whimsical love in fairytale form. If you browse each location gallery, you will see the dreaminess we hope to bring to your family photos this year. For every year, we believe that every family, including our own, should have a professional portraits. It’s a great way to remember who you are in this moment, in the most beautiful way possible.  If you are looking to take your family photos, please email us to schedule your family session!

2019 MINI SESSIONS at $315 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

• 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

 

ALL AVAILABLE SPOTS ARE POSTED BELOW

For ease of booking, please review your favorite location and choose the date and time that works best for you.


Love in the secret places ~ at Secret Field in Palos Verdes 

click here to preview more of our Secret Field  // click on a time below to reserve your spot

CHECK HERE OR ALL AVAILABLE SESSIONS


Fairytale Forest ~ at Peck Park, San Pedro 

click here to preview more at Peck Park // click on a time below to reserve your spot

CHECK HERE OR ALL AVAILABLE SESSIONS

 


Trees Fields & Light ~ at Saint Francis Episcopal Church  

 – click here to preview more at Saint Francis // click on a time below to reserve your spot

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

click here to preview more at Malaga Beach // click on a time below to reserve your spot

CHECK HERE OR ALL AVAILABLE SESSIONS


Bricks, Arches, & Bougainvillea ~ at Malaga Cove Plaza 

click here to preview more at Malaga Cove Plaza // click on a time below to reserve your spot

CHECK HERE OR ALL AVAILABLE SESSIONS


Whimsical Courtyard ~ at Saint Francis Episcopal Church 

click here to preview more of the Courtyard at SF  // click on a time below to reserve your spot

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   To browse our locations to see more pictures CLICK HERE!


1 comment
  • Melanie WettlauferOctober 14, 2016 - 7:02 pm

    Do you set up scenes for your Holiday Mini-Sessions? Thanks,ReplyCancel

Little Julian // Los Angeles newborn photography

 Los Angeles newborn photography // ©2016 Sun & Sparrow newborn and family photographer

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

As I look forward to the year ahead, I am excited about watching all the subtle and noticeable changes and developments in Julian’s personality and his physical appearance. I am excited to continue to nurture our family’s ever-expanding journey and love. Most of all, I look forward to the small, simple moments that occur daily when we are simply hanging out as a family, laughing, and falling more in love with each other.

 Los Angeles newborn photography // ©2016 Sun & Sparrow newborn and family photographer

Daniel & Ellen // Rustic Palos Verdes Engagement

©2015 Sun & Sparrow Photography //  Rustic Palos Verdes Engagement 

engagement-los-angeles-wedding-photographerFROM THE BRIDE // 
In 2010, Daniel (a 3rd year) and Ellen (a 1st year) met at a pharmacy fraternity meet & greet. While getting to know each other, Daniel tried to impress Ellen by cooking for her in the dorms; Ellen gave Daniel a “high-five” as a thank you, but she unknowingly confused him. She thought maybe a hug was too forward so early in their relationship, but Daniel thought the “high-five” meant friend-zoned. Eventually Daniel started to understand Ellen’s awkwardness, and after several “study sessions” (basically Ellen studying and Daniel playing video games), they made it official.
During pharmacy school in Chicago, Daniel and Ellen enjoyed a lot of great food, sight-seeing, randomness (such as creating Build-A-Bears of each other), and cooking together. Though they met in Chicago, luckily both were from Southern California, even if it meant they had to continue their relationship long-distance after Daniel graduated. Through a lot of patience and hard work, they are blessed to both be working in West Los Angeles now.
So how did they get engaged?? Well, Daniel had plans to propose to Ellen while celebrating their 4-year anniversary. Using a delicious steak dinner at Maestro as a cover, they started the day off with a picnic lunch on the beach. (The cover worked in terms of Ellen wearing a dress and Daniel wearing a blazer to the beach.) After walking around, Ellen noticed decorations set up along a deck. “How perfect!” she thought as the week had been full of downpour and gloomy weather. Looking more closely, Ellen noticed roses, greeting cards, and letters spelling out E-L-L-E-N hanging from terrariums. It took some hints from Daniel (such as “open the card, it’s for you”) for Ellen to realize it was for her and not another Ellen. After reading the cards and remembering their story through pictures, Daniel sang the song that he had written for her. Ellen had been asking for a song for 4 years; she thinks it was definitely worth the wait! By the way, did you know the beach was Crystal Cove, about 5 minutes from the wedding venue, [seven-degrees]!

FROM THE GROOM // I had started to plan for the proposal about two months prior to the actual date. I wanted it to coincide with our four year anniversary so Ellen would not suspect anything. I made sure to first visit her parents as well as her brother to seek approval prior to proposing. With their blessing, I started devising what I wanted to do. I wanted something that would be meaningful and would have special significance only to us. I found a location in Crystal Cove in Laguna Beach that was overlooking the ocean and had very little foot traffic that could distract from the moment. I designed the area with five stations with little things in them that represented us. Each station had a greeting card (Ellen particularly loves greeting cards and she is one of the few people who actually keeps ALL the greeting cards that she receives), a rose, letters spelling out her name, as well as banana grams spelling out “Will you marry me Ellen?” (We started getting into board games more). In between each station, I placed pictures of the both of us of the various dates and activities that we had done for the past 4 years together. When we got to the end, I sang her a song that I had written for her (Ellen had always wanted me to write a song for her, and I felt that this was the perfect time to write it for her). I played guitar and sang the song for her and then went down on one knee to propose to her. She said yes and the rest is history!

Miles & Rini // Rustic Styled engagement

how he asked-torrance wedding-photographyFROM THE BRIDE //

Miles and I knew very early on in our relationship that we had a future together. From the first time that I saw him in 2011, I knew I had to be with him. Turned out that he felt the same (!!!!), and we were inseparable from the start. We never stopped having fun together and simply couldn’t get enough of each other. Everyone always says that when you know, you know. As simple and silly as that phrase may sound, it was entirely true for me. With Miles, I just knew. We talked about marriage regularly and looked forward to the time when our finances would allow us to take the next step as a couple. Luckily for us, everything fell into place much sooner than expected. We began the process of having our rings customized by a jeweler that I had been admiring. I had a general idea of when they might be ready, but it was up to Miles to decide when he wanted to propose to me. (This is where I started to get really excited, because I LOVE surprises!)

In the middle of October 2013, we went camping at Vail Lake with around 30 close friends and family members. While we were there, Miles and I went wine tasting at a nearby vineyard with my parents. I had never been to a tasting before, so I was already really excited about the day. It was absolutely beautiful there, and we spent a while admiring the scenery before getting started on the tasting (which was delicious!). After gaining a little liquid courage, Miles walked us back outside to “take a picture” in front of the rolling vineyards. My parents were nearby with their cameras ready. I turned away to set my purse down and cracked a lame joke about what a perfect place this would have been for a proposal. Miles laughed and said, “Oh yeah? You mean like this?” When I turned back around, he was down on one knee with a gorgeous ring! I instantly began to cry and said “Yes!” as soon as I was able to compose myself. My parents were able to capture the proposal and the few precious moments afterward in photos. We spent the rest of the day drinking wine and celebrating back at the campsite with family and friends. It could not have been a more perfect day! Now I spend most of my time basking in the fact that I get to marry the most incredible man I have ever met.

VENDORS //  Cheryl Nacario – Hair & Makeup // All confectionaries were made by the bride //Styled by Sun & Sparrow

MAKE SURE TO COMMENT BELOW TO TELL THESE TWO HOW MUCH YOU LOVE THEM!

©2014 Sun & Sparrow Photographers  //  Rustic Styled engagement  

Thanks to our intern Vanessa for helping style this day! // Thanks to our intern Vanessa Ramirez for helping with this shoot!

6 comments
  • Rob StevensonJuly 8, 2014 - 6:05 am

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple!ReplyCancel

  • Rob StevensonJuly 8, 2014 - 6:05 am

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple!ReplyCancel

  • Matt FoxworthyJuly 8, 2014 - 11:27 am

    Photos look great! Excellent lighting really brings out the love! hehe.ReplyCancel

  • Matt FoxworthyJuly 8, 2014 - 11:27 am

    Photos look great! Excellent lighting really brings out the love! hehe.ReplyCancel

  • Christina BielmaJuly 14, 2014 - 12:29 am

    Reina,
    I am in absolutely awe scrolling through these beautiful pictures. I am unable to find the words to explain how happy that I am for you & Miles as you two start this amazing, precious journey together. I have known you for a very long time and unfortunately we grew apart as the years went by, which seems impossible as seeing how close we were years ago. After all, your house was my second home.

    I am so very proud of you and all your accomplishments thus far and I know you will have many more to celebrate and to be proud of. You’ve turned into a beautiful woman & I am proud to have been able to call you my friend.

    Congratulations my friend.

    With love,
    ChristinaReplyCancel

  • Christina BielmaJuly 14, 2014 - 12:29 am

    Reina,
    I am in absolutely awe scrolling through these beautiful pictures. I am unable to find the words to explain how happy that I am for you & Miles as you two start this amazing, precious journey together. I have known you for a very long time and unfortunately we grew apart as the years went by, which seems impossible as seeing how close we were years ago. After all, your house was my second home.

    I am so very proud of you and all your accomplishments thus far and I know you will have many more to celebrate and to be proud of. You’ve turned into a beautiful woman & I am proud to have been able to call you my friend.

    Congratulations my friend.

    With love,
    ChristinaReplyCancel

Blake & Kristen // Palace of Fine Arts engagement in San Francisco

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how he asked-torrance wedding-photographyWe set off on a two week vacation to visit Budapest, Vienna, Salzberg, Munich for Oktoberfest, and finishing off in Prague.

We had visited Budapest, Vienna and then headed over to Salzberg. That night Blake surprises me and tells me the following afternoon we are going to a Chateau in Schloss Fussi overlooking a serene lake where we are going to stay the night. I thought this rather interesting because we rarely treat ourselves to nice hotels so I thought something was up. That night I get all dressed up and we head to dinner, nothing..totally thought if something was going to happen it would have happened there.  In the morning, it is pouring! so we head to breakfast and then make our way out of Schloss and onto another little town outside of Munich. We head to Oktoberfest and then make our way to Prague where we have three days!  On the 2nd night there we are craving some normal food and we LOVE mexican food. A girl we had met at Oktoberfest was studying abroad in Prague and told us about this Mexican restaurant that was the best she’s ever had, so we decided to try it out. (Definitely not even close to the best we had, but she was from Providence and we live in CA – enough said).  Anyway Blake is acting a bit funny all night and is SO sweaty. I really didn’t think much of it to be honest…we ate dinner and then after every meal we always try and get lost in the streets to make our way back tot he hotel and Blake always leads…so he leads me over to this small little bridge that is a love lock bridge. I LOVE love luck bridges – I fell in love with them when we went to Paris and even in Budapest, and Vienna they had them as well. Well he surprised me with a lock! how romantic! so we put the lock on, threw the key in the little stream and took a few pictures. Little did I know that when I was putting the lock on he had pulled out the ring, after pictures..he got down on his knee and the rest is history!! That night I found out that this was only a plan B. His plan A was actually at the Chateau and he had organized for us in the morning to take a paddle boat out to the middle of the lake where he would propose there and the hotel had already planned to have strawberries and champagne for when we returned however that morning it POURED – it was the ONLY day the entire trip it rained. But to be honest I liked the last minute Plan B better anyway. More us 🙂
That’s our LONG story!! 🙂  And we are celebrating 6 years together in a few weeks!
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©2014 Sun & Sparrow Photographers  // Palace of Fine Arts engagement in San Francisco 

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©2014 Sun & Sparrow Photographers  // Palace of Fine Arts engagement in San Francisco 

 

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