Monthly Archives: September 2010

Todd & Alexis celebrated their new lives together at the beautiful San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara only this time it was even more beautiful because the lavender flowers were bloomed.  I meet the both of them for the first time that afternoon since they both live in Atlanta. So I was eager to meet them! We had such an awesome connection, I couldn’t of asked for anything more.

Thank you Todd & Alexis for allowing me to document your love and your special day! I am very happy for the both of you.

First Look!

Love this moment!

Love this!

And this!

Alexis you are stunning!

Love!

I had such a blast with her wonderful family!

I had the pleasure to document a beautiful wedding on the Athena Yacht .  I meet Christina and Sorrell for the first time that day, but I felt like I had known them forever! We started the day first by taking a few shoots of Sorrell and his soon to be brother in law’s and friends. As you can see we had some fun!

Thank you Sorrell and Christian for the memorable day! we had so much fun and I hope that are paths cross again! love you both =)

A few of the details!

A few details!

Love the way he is looking at her as she comes down the aisle!

Show time! look at all them cameras, love it.

Love this moment !

Yup this is pretty much how the whole service went haha! love it!

Yay for bubbles!

Yes the cake exchange was sweet =)

And ended like this haha! good times.

And if there was not already enough excitement, then came the toast!

Then came all the dancing, there was never a dull moment it was awesome!

Love!

You guys rock!

This is to cute!

Thanks to harmony’s posing here, love this!

Love this Angle

This is when we had to run for it, since the tide was getting higher haha

Oh how I love this one.

Our quarterly shoot was held at the amazing Condors Nest Ranch in Pala California. The details at this venue are amazing! not to mention the standard the owners Lisa and Bob have for this amazing place. Brides if you are reading this you MUST check out this venue! and all the vendors that participated in this shoot.

Thank you Harmony,Rita,Alicia,Jason and Nikki for assisting too! Jason thanks for leading one of the groups for me at such a short notice you rocked it! Same to you Nikki!

Harmony, Rita and Alicia I apperciate you three tons! Thank you for taking time out of your busy life’s to help put this vision together!

And most importantly thank you to all the vendors & models that completed the shoot and made it amazing!

Venue: http://www.thecondorsnestranch.com/
Hair pieces: Lauren Christensen http://www.loboheme.com/
Florist: Karla Amador http://www.amadorevents.com/
Hair: Jessica Hale
Makeup: Clarissa Garcia
Short Gowns:40’s gown and 50’s gown are by: http://www.dollycouture.com/
Modern gown by worn by Chelsea: http://www.elysereuben.com/
Tuxedo’s: http://classacttuxedo1.yolasite.com/

Modern Bride – Gown by Elyse Reuben
Chelsea Ravitch
Groom: Ian

50’s Bride
Justine Serrano
Groom: Mark Laribee

40’s Bride

Annaiz Rzepka
Groom: David Liggett

Bridal Portraits
Nicole Hale Marsh

Engagement session couple

Natalie Brewster
Cole Foley

Amazing flowers by Karla Amador

Gown by Dolly Couture stunning!

My group behind the scene!

This was my favorite hair piece! lovely model too.

Love!

Our stunning engagement couple!

Love the light.

In September I taught my 1st  photography workshop, I focused on a few key topics throughout the day and ended it with a awesome live bridal shoot, which allowed everyone to apply the techniques they learned.

Words can’t express how thankful I am for my attendees, Marcella, Christina S, Christina C, Kimberly without you this workshop would not have been possible! I thank you all for trusting in me and I wish you all huge success in your businesses.

Thank you Thank you ! to all my sponsors:

Kelly Moore for her awesome discounts to all attendees.

Smugmug: Christina S won 1 year of pro membership how awesome is that!

Prophotoblogs: Christina C won the most awesome blog template!

Thank you to all the vendors!

Hair and Make up: Jessica Hale

Gown: Dolly Couture

Hair accessories: Lo Boheme

Here are a few testimonials from my lovely attendees!

Before I met Elizabeth Luna, I was about to give up on what I loved most, photography. I wasn’t getting any clients, my exposures with my photography were all wrong, and didn’t know how to manage a business by myself and that all changed after I attended her workshop.  What can I really say about Elizabeth Luna or her workshop other than the fact that she changed my life! She taught me everything I need to know about starting a photography business from the marketing side of it, all the way to the technical. I can honestly say that with going to Elizabeth’s one-day workshop, I know more now than the months of going to photography school. I’m now able to shoot entirely in manual mode, something I could not figure out for a very long time. I was also very fortunate to have won one of the prizes at her workshop which was the “pro photo blog” which made it very easy to make my website. Now with having my website (and how easy it was to create it ) and the much knowledge I gained from her, my photography business is  finally starting to take off. I feel very fortunate to have met her because I have her to thank for keeping my photography dream alive and believing in me.

-Christina C.

The Elizabeth Luna photography workshop was excellent! Elizabeth is so talented and knowledgable!  I appreciate all of the  valuable information I gained. It was exactly what i wanted information to help me to become a better photographer.

Elizabeth is an inspiration because she is like Wonder Woman and taught us how you can have a family and follow your passion. Her work is incredible! If you have not had a chance to look at her photos closely it’s worth taking another look! She captures moments and details with such clarity that it makes you feel like you were a guest at the wedding! I am amazed at her work and feel any bride and groom who have their photos taken by her are very lucky – you have found the best! The opportunity to interact with the other photographers and to have a vintage wedding  shoot with Elizabeth was great!  The  models were awesome and the makeup and outfits were perfect! Thank you Elizabeth  for a great day I feel inspired and motivated to get my photography business going because of you!

-Marcella

Elizabeth Luna was great not only as a workshop leader, but she was wonderful at catering to every persons specific needs. She explained everything very thoroughly and completely. The workshop was great and the practice shoot was fun. She was very well organized and made sure every person got their chance to shot and ask questions. Great hands on training! Thanks you again for the opportunity!

-Christina S

Behind the scene!

Love this!