Fairytail inspired maternity session // Elegant Palos Verdes maternity photographer // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Los Angeles maternity photographers
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
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Fairytale engagement at Irvine Regional Park // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Orange County engagement and wedding photographers
Ok so Richard and I had just flown home from Philadelphia where he had an interview for Physician Assistant graduate school. We spent a week there and made a vacation of it. We had one of the best times together exploring the city, traveling to neighboring states, dining out and just each other’s company. When we got home, he said he had to go to his uncle’s house to pick up his new laptop he had ordered for school. (All of which I knew about, so didn’t think anything of it.) Apparently he went to his dads house to pick up the ring, and then he went to my parents house. When he pulled up to their house, he asked my dad who was outside doing yard work to come inside the house with my mom. He told them that he would like to request their permission to marry me and showed them the ring. My mom cried and hugged him and my dad had the biggest smile on his face and shook his hand. They both accepted. He came back home where I was unpacking and relaxing and said we had a long day of flying and I don’t want to have to cook so let’s go to dinner. So I got dressed, and he drove me to the Crab Pot where we ate dinner and relaxed from our trip. He said he wanted to go walk out to the water and watch the sunset so we left our food and walked out to the bay where he said, “I brought you here because this place has memories of where I used to come with my family to dinner before my mom passed away. I had the best trip with you and you’ve been the biggest support for me going through this journey to PA school and I want to spend the rest of my life with you.” He got down on one knee and asked if I would marry him. I cried and said, “yes of course!” It was the most beautiful sunset overlooking Alamitos Bay and the perfect end to the perfect trip.
Dreamy California Coast Engagement // © 2016 Sun & Sparrow – Southern California wedding photographers
HOW HE ASKED // Ever present and endlessly inquisitive Aubrey proved nearly impossible to surprise with a proposal. Needless to say, Ben enlisted the assistance of Aubrey’s best friends, Stefenie and Tye, and devised a plan to propose at Huntington Gardens, the site of an important milestone in their relationship. The plan was a picnic in the rose garden, some champagne and a life changing question that would come full circle.
Both Stefenie and Tye were going to be in Los Angeles, a rare occurrence and each pledged to help and keep the plan secret. As the big day approached, Aubrey became more suspicious and inquisitive, finally cornering Ben and asking why all her friends conveniently wanted to see her the weekend of the planned proposal. After what felt like hours of questionable interrogation practices outlawed by the Geneva Convention, Ben finally admitted what Aubrey already suspected, he was planning to propose at the Huntington that Saturday. Ben then proceeded to tell Aubrey the plan was off, that she’d just have to wait until he could surprise her another time.
Resourceful and undeterred, Ben came up with an audible worthy of Peyton Manning to propose Friday, the day before the original plan. That Friday morning he journeyed to the downtown flower market and told the vendor he wanted “all the roses”. Twenty dozen roses and hundreds of tea candles later Ben, Stefenie, her fiancé Simon and Tye were ready to surprise Aubrey in their shared apartment.
Tye was flying in from San Francisco and Aubrey was picking him up from the airport. Ben knew he had a window of opportunity to transform their apartment and execute his plan. Ben sat camped outside their apartment, air conditioning on full blast, praying the roses wouldn’t wilt. Atypical, Aubrey was running late, first ten, then fifteen minutes, slowly eating away at the precious time Ben, Stefenie and Simon needed to transform the apartment. Finally, 30 minutes late Aubrey departed to pick up Tye.
Ben rushed into the apartment and together Ben, Stefenie and Simon began transforming their shared space into the canvas for the proposal. All the furniture needed to go, the thorny long stem roses all needed to become rose petals and the candles needed to spell out marry me. With only 45 minutes to accomplish everything they needed to hurry.
Ben’s phone rang, it was Aubrey. Aubrey was only 15 minutes away and they hadn’t even begun lighting the candles. They needed more time. Ben asked Aubrey to pick up ice, and Tye stalled. A broken lighter, dozens of matches later and two minutes to spare everything was finally set.
Aubrey walked into their apartment and was instantly overwhelmed. Clutching the ice for dear life, she exclaimed “I can’t even.” Aubrey explained to Ben later that this was a good reaction. After what seemed like the longest 30 seconds of Ben’s life, Aubrey dropped the ice and raced through the open flames to Ben’s side. Ben dropped to one knee and asked the question Aubrey had been hoping he would ask for a long time. Aubrey of course said yes!
©2016 Sun & Sparrow Photography // Luxury wedding in Santa Monica
FROM THE BRIDE // When I reflect on our wedding day, I can’t help but continue to feel so much joy and love; it was exactly what we worked over 11 years for. I remember waking up, surrounded by women I love, admiring the perfect weather, and thanking God for allowing another one of our dreams to come true. I followed other brides’ advice: slow down and take it ALL in. I paid no attention to small mistakes, day of cancellations, rumors, or others’ reactivity; it was our day and for this reason I was able to thoroughly enjoy every minute, every moment, and every emotion! The day itself ran so effortlessly and smoothly and it was our vision come true (with the help of our wedding planner and vendors of course).
I can never really explain how we get our visions, but I immediately knew I wanted a romantic and elegant fall wedding with gold and wine colored details. I dreamed of a Catholic ceremony in a Spanish inspired church, which ultimately ended up being the most memorable part of our wedding: proclaiming our love and vows to one another in front of God and all of our loved ones. I sought photographers that were able to achieve various styles of photography and would be able to capture special moments, intimate emotions, and help bring back that special day; tangible and still memories for us to look back on and for this reason we contracted Sun & Sparrow. Aside from mental memories, photographs will be all that is left from your wedding!
MY VENDORS //
Wedding Planner: Terri Castillo from Bellisimo Events LA
Venue: Casa Del Mar
Church: St. Timothy Catholic Church
Car Rental: Classy Chassis Rentals
Floral Designs: Elegant Thorn
Décor rentals: Luna Party Rentals
Photobooth: Flashy Photo booth
Second Dress Designer: Sottero and Midgley Couture, Belt & Accessories // Purchased: Panache Bridals
Wedding Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Invitations: The Paper Door
Cake: Fantasy Frostings // IG: FantasyFrostings
Bridesmaids Dresses: The Dessy Collection: After Six
Video: It’s Personal Cinema
DJ: Dj Logik // IG: DeeJAY.LOGIK
Tuxes: The Black ‘Desire’ Tuxedo by Michael Kors