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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

CHECK HERE OR ALL AVAILABLE SESSIONS


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

CHECK HERE OR ALL AVAILABLE SESSIONS


   To browse our locations to see more pictures CLICK HERE!


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  • Melanie WettlauferOctober 14, 2016 - 7:02 pm

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

HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS AT PECK PARK – Fairytale Forest

We are hosting our annual holiday mini sessions at Peck Park in San Pedro! This park offers a special fairytale inspired forest, with glorious light, and beautiful foliage. 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!

Peck Park in San Pedro is full of greenery and trees, with a bit of fall flavor. There are a variety of natural-looking spots for your holiday mini session here with plenty of places for running and snuggling! We are very excited to take photos of your family at Peck Park’s Wilderness Walk!


 

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.


Chris & Crystal // Los Angeles Fairytale engagement

Los Angeles fairytale engagement // ©2017 Sun & Sparrow Los Angeles fairytale engagement photographers

From the groom:  I never imagined that any of my teenage dreams would come true, let alone my dream of marrying my high school sweetheart. From the moment I laid my eyes on her, I knew she would be the one that would forever change my life. And, if I might add, she has changed my life for the better. For many years Crystal and I had dreamed about the idea of marriage. We planned about our future home with children and how we would grow old together. Unfortunately, in the midst of our dreams, we had news that would change our lives forever. When we heard the diagnosis that Crystal had breast cancer at such a young age, our dreams were put on hold to fight for her life. We battled and had an up and down fight, but Crystal finally won! After 8 years of loving my girl, through all the pain, and a hard fight with breast cancer, I knew it was finally time to take hold of our dreams of marriage and a family that we had put aside.

My plan to propose was simple, but stealthy. I contacted her aunt and asked if she would  take us out to a field and take photos. I posed to Crystal that her aunt just wanted to “try out her new camera.” But in reality, I wanted to have the moment when I get down on one knee and ask Crystal to be my wife.  The day we went out, it was a beautiful spring day with the flowers for miles. Now, I do want to mention that I had the whole event planned out, but none of the plan happened. Ten minutes into our “photo shoot” I couldn’t contain my composure as my nerves had been getting to me.  Before it was time, I dropped down to one knee and the question had come out, “Will you marry me?” To my surprise, she (and I) was absolutely shocked! She had no clue that I would pop the question! But without a beat, she answered, “Yes!”  My heart pumped at one million beats per minute and everything was blurred. I couldn’t come back to my senses and even put the ring on her finger. I would almost say I was in shock, but to more accurately put it, I was in complete awe. The day and my proposal could not have been more perfect. I can’t wait for the day to come, to give our vows before our family and friends and officially become Husband and Wife.

Michael & Heather // a Rainy South Coast Botanical Garden engagement

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©2015 Sun & Sparrow // South Coast Botanical Garden engagement
FROM THE BRIDE // Michael and I have been writing our story for many years, our first chapter began in High school and has grown beautifully over the years. We have a beautiful family, with our little girl being our light, always smiling, loving and amazing. With the beginnings of our family, it was clear that it was time to get engaged!
  Michael and I decided we needed little vacation time, so, just the two of us, we hopped in the car and headed up north Morro Bay. We stayed in a beautiful hotel on the water front, and enjoyed the coast in all its splendor! We visited the beautiful Hearst castle, watched the sea lions and their pups and strolled along the waters edge hand in hand, fully enjoying the time with one another. On our last night there we got dressed up a bit and went out to a lovely dinner, finished with a delicious desert and a late night walk. We stopped on a dock and enjoyed the fresh air and starlit night for a while, when it was time to head back to our room for the night,Michael grabbed by hand, got down on one knee and asked me marry him! And of course i said yes! We are ready to add another chapter to our wonderful story together!
 Its been excitement buzzing while we plan our wedding and enjoy the celebrations with our family and friends!

©2015 Sun & Sparrow // South Coast Botanical Garden engagement

Love for Anthony Carbajal // Rebuilding shattered dreams, struggling with ALS

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One of Sun & Sparrow’s friend photographers and peers has begun his journey in one of the most tragic stories I have experienced. This past Wednesday, our inbox  unexpectedly began to flood of inquiries from brides and grooms whose weddings were less than a month away. Concerned and confused, I looked into contacting their former photographer, Anthony Carbajal. Why would his booked wedding couples be looking for another photographer? As I searched through Facebook, I found out that Anthony had been diagnosed with ALS, often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and my heart melted in sadness.

 

JUST WHAT IS ALS? // Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.  //   See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/for-anthony-with-love/

 

Anthony was a very talented photographer and business owner with an amazing heart. But because of his disease, he has to give up on his career forever. His dreams and passions had been shattered in an instant. Ellie and I were in shock, but all we could think is “How can we help support Anthony? What do we have to offer? How could we give all of these poor brides and grooms the same talent and quality that they had hoped for?”. Ellie and I began to contact these devastated couples who had lost their wedding photographer, trying to help in any way we could. We felt awful about taking his clients from him knowing that his contracts would not be fulfilled and he would have to refund them in full.

 

Then, all of a sudden, Facebook lit up and Anthony was everywhere! All of our photographer peers were sharing the story! Not only were they sharing his story, but they started raising money for him and for his family. As the love and support for Anthony grew, one of my favorite photographers, Jeremy Chou Photography set up a way that photographers can donate their services to donate their time and service to fulfill all of Anthony’s contracts.  All of the proceeds will help Anthony with upcoming costs of his medical bills as well as personal expenses. Ellie and I could only think about how amazing it is to be stand behind him. We were so proud to see everyone rally behind him in this tragedy.

 

Sun & Sparrow has decided that we want to share our commitment to serving others by taking on one of Anthony’s weddings. Showing how much we love him by offering our complete services without receiving the payment was a difficult decision for us. But this decision was made with much prayer. We have every hope that through this, we can share Christ’s love and selflessness to Anthony as well as everyone involved. Every morning I sit with my coffee and my bible asking God, “Show me how to be like you, Lord. Show me how to serve and love you more. Give me the strength to trust & follow what you say.” We now have this opportunity to share our hopes and faith with so many people. By doing this, we can offer just a little more hope to a hopeless situation. This is what Sun & Sparrow wants to live for; seeking to be a joy and a blessing to as many people as possible.

 

Here is a little bit about Anthony’s story & struggle: //  “The past six months my hands became noticeably weaker and both arms began twitching constantly… My last few weddings I had difficulties changing my camera settings because my hands were so weak… I tried to convince myself it was carpal tunnel even though I knew these were the same symptoms my mother & grandmother experienced before they were diagnosed with ALS. I finally got health insurance and was seen by a neurologist… I was diagnosed on Monday January 27th. I had to cancel 26 weddings and need to return about $30,000 in deposits. I’m selling ALL my camera equipment to help refund all my brides and my family is attempting to raise money to help pay for my future medical insurance/costs, as well as my business expenses and taxes.”  //   You can Read more about his grandmother’s & mother’s struggle with his ALS,  http://anthonycarbajal.com/

 

With so much to pay back and a medical battle ahead of him, Anthony is reaching out to the photo community and asking for help during this trying time. If you can, please head over to Anthony’s YouCaring page and donate to help ease this burden on him and his family. Show your love for Anthony Carbajal. But even if you can’t help financially, it doesn’t mean you can’t help. Before you count your blessings today, be sure to stop by his Facebook page and offer a word of encouragement.

 

A great photographer, an amazing man, & a strong spirit. We stand behind you in love & in prayer. Christ will cover you in healing and love. Even through tragedy, God’s ways are good and powerful. God loves you through all of this, Anthony! AND so do we! Thank you for all the strength you’ve shown us through this.

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All photos are property of Anthony Carbajal Photography. All photos used with permission.

4 comments
  • Damaris MiaFebruary 1, 2014 - 3:31 pm

    I love this and I love your heart. And I love what you do every morning.ReplyCancel

    • TiffaniFebruary 1, 2014 - 8:44 pm

      thanks darling! it’s so wonderful to be encouraged by you!ReplyCancel

  • Damaris MiaFebruary 1, 2014 - 3:31 pm

    I love this and I love your heart. And I love what you do every morning.ReplyCancel

    • TiffaniFebruary 1, 2014 - 8:44 pm

      thanks darling! it’s so wonderful to be encouraged by you!ReplyCancel

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