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Holiday mini sessions at Malaga Cove Plaza // Bricks, Arches, & Bougainvillea


HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS AT MALAGA COVE PLAZA – Bricks, arches, & bougainvillea

We are hosting our annual holiday mini sessions at Malaga Cove Plaza! 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!

There are many beautiful backgrounds to choose from at the Malaga Cove Plaza.  The beautiful brick buildings, walkways, and arches are inspired by Spanish Renaissance Architecture. There is also plenty of beautiful ivy and bougainvillea around the open plaza area surrounding the elegant marble fountain. We are very excited to take photos of your family at Malaga Cove Plaza in Palos Verdes!




• Mini sessions are scheduled in set locations with a set amount of time. We offer Full-Sessions, and you can inquire about our FULL SESSION PRICING GUIDE HERE.

• 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)

• 20 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 CDC and Covid guidelines will be adhered to.


CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP ONLINE &  SEE ALL AVAILABLE SPOTS  |  All available times will be on the sign up page HERE

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

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    Vic & Alexa // Romantic Garden estate wedding

    Romantic Garden estate wedding // ©2016 Sun & Sparrow Orange County wedding photographers

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

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      Stu & Carissa // Chic Ace Hotel engagement in Palm Springs

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      FROM THE BRIDE // Stu and I met freshman year of high school. We were in the same group of friends for many years, but never thought about dating one another. Stu was in band and I was on the drill team. We saw each other often and even hung out in the same circles.  Though we were always in together, we never talked much. I felt he was shy and I was very outgoing, so I didn’t think we made a good match.  After high school we basically parted ways and hadn’t seen one another since.  

      It wasn’t until over 10 years later that we reconnected.  About two years or so ago, I began to see him at some friends get togethers and parties. I suppose you would say that the “Stars Aligned”. It was the night of Stu’s holiday work party when everything went right. He called me and asked me to hang out with him.  Unfortunately, he was a little nervous to ask me to the actual party, but we hung out afterward and we have been together ever since. I know that he is the man of my dreams because I can be with him night and day and it never gets old. I can’t believe that we hit it off on that holiday night.  Two years after that beautiful holiday evening, he proposed in Redondo Beach. It was a private and romantic evening where we shared an exchange under the stars. I’m so glad to be marrying my best friend and I can’t wait for our wedding day!

      VENDORS: Venue: Ace Hotel in Palm Springs // Photography:  Sun & Sparrow Photographers // Styling:  Nicole Alexandra Designs // Yellow Dress: Shabby Apple & Pink Dress: Rent the Runway  // Hair & Makeup:  Cheryl Nacario // Suit Jacket: Mattucci // Calligraphy: Kindred Calligraphy // Wooden Mr & Mrs // Florals: Bridewell Market  // My Little Flower Shop // Cake: Over the Rainbow Desserts

      ©2104 Sun & Sparrow Photographers // Chic Ace Hotel engagement in Palm Springs


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      VENDORS: Venue: Ace Hotel in Palm Springs // Photography:  Sun & Sparrow Photographers // Styling:  Nicole Alexandra Designs // Yellow Dress: Shabby Apple & Pink Dress: Rent the Runway  // Hair & Makeup:  Cheryl Nacario // Suit Jacket: Mattucci // Calligraphy: Kindred Calligraphy // Wooden Mr & Mrs // Florals: Bridewell Market  // My Little Flower Shop // Cake: Over the Rainbow Desserts

      ©2104 Sun & Sparrow Photographers // Chic Ace Hotel engagement in Palm Springs

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      • Erin LeppoOctober 24, 2014 - 2:23 pm

        LOVE IT!!! 😀ReplyCancel

      • GinaNovember 25, 2014 - 3:11 pm

        Love this session! Especially the interior shots in the lobby and the details… good job! Love the Ace! 🙂ReplyCancel

      • Joel DantoNovember 25, 2014 - 9:24 pm

        amazing location! Gorgeous looks.ReplyCancel

      • VictoriaNovember 25, 2014 - 10:50 pm

        You seriously could not have picked a more gorgeous location. Loving it!ReplyCancel

      • Brittney HannonNovember 26, 2014 - 11:02 pm

        I have always heard of this hotel but have never been there. It is absolutely gorgeous as is the couple and your work is amazing! Great job on all of these!ReplyCancel

      • PascalAugust 1, 2015 - 8:10 pm

        Great job with the sunlight – and way to catch all that emotion!ReplyCancel

      Rustic Desert Wedding // Kyle & Molly // Palm Springs wedding photographer


      ENGAGEMENT STORY  //  Kyle and I got engaged on an incredibly special Saturday. We spent the morning in our final session of an eight week long ‘seriously dating and engaged’ class. We had talked about getting married but not when exactly we would be getting engaged. We spent the afternoon in San Clemente on the beach and walking around downtown. We love San Clemente and Dana Point and it was a warm and beautiful October day. All day I kept telling Kyle how perfect the day was, not knowing how much better it was going to get! We had dinner at a favorite Mexican food place near my apartment and planned to go back to my place, watch a movie and cuddle- our idea of an ideal Saturday night . When we arrived at my apartment, it was filled with hundreds of roses. It was so beautiful, all lit up with all kinds of candles. I was completely shocked; I couldn’t even go into the apartment at first. I couldn’t understand what was happening until Kyle got down on one knee and asked me to marry him- with a gorgeous diamond ring! We spent the rest of the night calling our friends and family and excitedly coming up with ideas for our wedding day. It was such a surprise to me and the day was so special because we just enjoy being around each other so much- we were able to spend the morning working on our relationship, the afternoon enjoying each other’s company in one of our favorite places, and the evening eating delicious food and planning our lives together. An absolute perfect day and perfect proposal!


      MOLLY’S FAVORITE DIY PROJECTS  //  I planned and designed the whole wedding myself.Often times during the process I thought I was totally crazy to do so. I felt a little overwhelmed with the projects, but I had soooo much help and support! My mom came out from Colorado for a week to help us with planning and details and my wonderful in-laws, Bob and Robyn, took on the huge task of making all of the chalkboard signs that we used for the ceremony and reception. We also had Kyle’s family and my younger sister help us out with the favors, live succulents in terra cotta pots. Not to mention all of the help from family and friends the weekend of the wedding!


      One of my favorite DIY projects that we did for the wedding was the fabric ‘bunting’ we used as a backdrop for the dessert table. After choosing Palm Springs as our wedding destination, we knew what wanted the wedding to have a desert theme and really focus on the fact that we were in Palm Springs. Palm Springs has such a wonderfully retro yet modern feel to it and I wanted to use a coral to bring that out- contrasting with the desert around us and highlighting how fun Palm Springs is! Coral seemed like the perfect color to me. We also knew we wanted to use yellow because of the Craspedia we used for flowers and a little turquoise- my favorite color and oh-so-deserty. The bunting brought all our colors together in one place and I loved making it! It was something I felt totally in control of during the planning process!
      We knew we wanted to incorporate a lot of terra cotta- so we did the favors as well as made the dessert stands out of terra cotta pots and plant stands. That was something we felt was unique and added a lot to the feel of the wedding.  The best DIY project, in my opinion, was the one that lasted! Our guest book was made by my very talented sister, Jade. She made the pages of the book by dipping the sides in watercolor to make them coral and bound the book with turquoise ribbon. We had guests write on chalkboards and have a Polaroid taken of them to paste into the book. It’s something really special that we love having and was a fun way for guests to interact during the cocktail hour.


      VENDORS  //  Venue: The Cree Estate  //  Photography: Sun & Sparrow Photography  //  Catering: Ana’s Taqueria, Corona, CA  //  Rentals: Signature Rentals, Indio, CA  //  Flowers: David Rohr Floral Studio, Cathedral City  //  Cakes and Cupcakes:  Susie Cakes in Newport Beach, CA  //  Macarons: ‘Lette Macarons in Beverly Hills, CA  //  The Dress: Enzoani


      ©2013 Sun & Sparrow Photography // DIY Rustic Desert Wedding //  Historic Cree Estate Wedding


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      • Casey FiglewiczJune 19, 2012 - 5:45 pm

        Love it. Epic job you guys! Best wedding yet!!ReplyCancel

      • alicynJuly 4, 2012 - 4:22 pm

        YES! This is the best capture of the Cree Estate I’ve seen yet! We are getting married there in Oct. and I haven’t seen many pictures that really capture the amazing energy and spirit of the venue.

        Lovely couple, gorgeous wedding! Love it!!!!ReplyCancel

        • photosisJuly 9, 2012 - 4:00 pm

          I wish that we could be there for you. Let us know if you need a photographer. 🙂ReplyCancel

      • SarahAugust 4, 2012 - 7:38 am

        This is a beautiful wedding! I think I’m going to copy some of your awesome ideas for the desert theme 🙂ReplyCancel

      Sometimes, we have our own little adventures…

      I woke up this morning feeling a little overworked and overwhelmed. To say the least, this “new year” has brought in a tidal wave of new business and great things for Sun & Sparrow. With all of the new clients and new business, there are so many things that we have to do, not only to continue to grow our business, but work with our past clients to finish weddings and projects. Feeling overwhelmed after waking up, I told my husband, Dan, that I would love to take a trip to the snow. There were so many posts on facebook over the weekend with snow filled backyards, white flakes falling from the skies, and beautiful photos from friends and family with their fun SNOW DAY ADVENTURES. How jealous I was!

      Dan woke up, dragged me out of bed, and said, “Get some snow clothes on, we’re going!”

      That was that! We were out the door in 20 minutes with our warm clothes on and coffee in hands. Two hours later, we had a wonderful ropus in the snow! We were completely freezing, Jackson (our pup) was shivering as he was digging for squirels! Needless to say, we had a super fun quick trip to the snow. Dan is the best adventerous husband! Thanks for a great day!

      So, as I share my story, I would love to hear yours. What is your most memorable adventure?!?! I would love to hear it. Please leave it in the comment section below. I will re-post my favorite story. 🙂

      Peace & Love, Tiffani


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      • ElijahFebruary 11, 2013 - 5:15 am

        Amazing captures! Sometimes we can do a lot of pleasurable experience in the snow.ReplyCancel

      • KatieFebruary 20, 2013 - 4:33 pm

        I love these pictures & your gloves!

        My favorite adventure would have to be climbing Mt. Quandary with my (now) fiance. The tour guide in Breckenridge told us “flat-landers” that maybe we should take an easy day hike. We made it to the summit of the mountain (our first 14er) & loved the view looking down on the lake the tour guide told us to hike. 🙂ReplyCancel