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!
• 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 HERE at this link, but if you know what date and time you’d like, feel free to book now!
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Fairytale inspired Southern California engagement // ©2017 Sun & Sparrow wedding and engagement photographers
For almost our entire lives we grew up only three miles apart and somehow didn’t meet until college. It was the beginning of our sophomore years, and I went to the spot where my friends and I met up together the year before. To my surprise someone else was sitting amongst my friends.
Being the mild tempered person I am, I asked the guy what he was doing in my spot. He said he knew my friends, and we carried on in conversation about our classes and birthdays – not only did we share two classes, but we found out that we had the exact same birth date! We walked to class together and said we’d see each other the next day.
The next day came, and I had sat across from someone in class I swore I knew from somewhere. It was Andrew, but I guess I blanked on meeting him yesterday. For the next few months we hung out between classes, playing card games, sharing a love for math and science, and having a great time becoming close friends. Andrew comes off as shy to most people but opened up with me. On October 17, 2009, Andrew and I became a couple of lovestruck college sweethearts.
On the day Andrew proposed, we planned on going on a hike that morning, but it rained so we cut the hike to a walk and headed to breakfast at one of our favorite diners. Afterwards Andrew suggested we go to different spots we’ve visited in the past to walk around and look into hiking later when it isn’t as muddy.
We went back to his parents’ and waited for the Raiders playoff game to start. We couldn’t watch the craziness anymore, so I suggested we go out to the coast and check out the sunset. He happily obliged.
We get there and walk around for a bit. He then suggests that we cruise the PV coast – one of our favorite past times. Right as the sun was just about gone Andrew starts talking (while driving):
“Honey, my love, Christina Gayle, I wish I could take you to my favorite place and do this there, but a favorite place doesn’t exist. I’ve loved having you by my side for all of these years. My favorite place is wherever you are. I love you, so will you be my wife?”
I started to cry happy tears and said yes, of course. He pulled over and formally asked me to be his wife slipping on the most sparkly, perfect ring. Earlier this year on January 7, Andrew and I started the beginning of the rest of our lives.
We cannot wait to share in our love with our family and friends at our wedding next summer!
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.