Thursday, October 28, 2010

Raul + Crystal : 2 year Anniversary . . .

She describes him as very funny, her sweet soul mate and blunt... Crystal wouldn't have it any other way. Raul describes his wife as beautiful, courageous and someone he could not live without. Its wonderful to hear couples talk about each other this way even after marriage...

They are what we can call "Junior High Sweethearts" well, kinda. Crystal struck a cord in Raul's heart the first day of 6th grade. Thereafter Raul always found a way to partner up on school projects because he was smitten. Crystal admits she liked him as a friend since day one. So much, they remained good friends from middle school up thru high school and even went to graduate on to the same university, California State University Northridge

June 3, 2001 their Senior year of high school, Raul confessed his true feelings towards Crystal and their relationship went on to flourish. He invited her to his church where she has been going with him ever since. Their mutual goals before even considering marriage was to finish college with a bachelor's degree and to have their dream jobs. Needless to say by 2007 they had both graduated and on December 22, 2007 Raul proposed and asked her to make him the happiest man. Ten months later on October 25, 2008 their dreams became a reality and they wed. 

Its been two years later and they wanted to celebrate with a photo session! Here are my fav's from this wonderful couple... 


Want to see more... check out the SLIDESHOW HERE

Raul I've known you since we were like seven... I'm so happy to see how God has blessed your life and given you the woman of your dreams; A wonderful wife who I'm happy to also call my friend. You do a great job serving God at church with your talent and thank you for making our streets safer each day. Crys, thank you for always being there for me especially when I've needed you most. May God continue to bless your life and families. I wish you both nothing but the best and cant wait to see what the future holds for you guys!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

3 years later . . . Happy Anniversary, my love!

Its been three years & I cant believe it... I remember when I was a kid and summers would last for what seemed like an eternity! My brother and I would always look forward to school... that lasted until I got to high school lol And now time seems to zip by... its practically November already, next thing you know it will be Christmas and New Years!

I don't know exactly how it happened because it all happened so fast; but I fell in love with you. And I don't regret the sleepless nights because we spent hours talking over the phone. Or driving out to the valley just to see you even if it was for only an hour. The fact that you chose to go to a baseball game with me as our first date because you knew I was a fan despite you not liking the sport. You made me feel special every single time. The love letters. The roses you would bring me, even if they were from the neighbors garden. You never seem to come over empty-handed. And to this day you complete me. Thank you for your commitment to our relationship from day one. I couldn't be happier. 

Loved you yesterday
Love you still
Always have
Always will

Three years ago today we stood before God, family and close friends, and you made me the luckiest girl in the world.  I look forward to growing old with you reminiscing about days like today while sipping on lemonade on our porch. 

Happy Anniversary, my love.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Crystal : Anytime

We all have a friend like her... You know, the one that carries a first aid kit & Advil in her purse all the time. Meet a very good friend of mine Crystal or as some may know her, Wendy. Caring, smart and devoted are only a few of the many qualities that can be used describe her.

We've been friends for the past 8+ years! Wow, that use to sound like a looong time, but it definitely doesn't feel like it. I can say she's been there for me in good and difficult times, and for that I'm grateful. She was at my bridal shower... my handmade invitations, yeah that was her... and later stood next to me when I married the man of my dreams. If my mind serves me right, Crystal & Raul were our first guests to our apartment as newlyweds. After they married, we've been taking couple road trips all over ever since. AND I hope they continue even after our families expand one day.

So this first picture says A LOT. Whether you work with her or attend the same church, she will try to convince you being Green is the way to go! And who can argue with that?!

 She also has a passion for painting & scrap booking

 There was pretty light & I was extra grateful!

 Fierce & I love it!

 Just GORG!!!

and of course REPRESENTING ;)

Crystal, may our friendship continue to grow. I know we will be friends forever... You know, until we have to go to the salon together to take out all the "grays" :) May the good Lord continue to bless you & your marriage!

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Do you have a favorite month that you look forward to each year?? I do, is that weird? And its not my birthday month or Christmas like most, but instead October! So many wonderful things have happend to me in this month, that they cannot go without mentioning because they have all come to form & line out my life... I wanted to share with you

in October . . . the love of my life asked me to be his girlfriend (2004)

in October . . . Eddy + I celebrated anniversary years as boyfriend and girlfriend

in October . . . I married my best friend in the presence of family + friends (2007)

in October . . . we have taken anniversary portraits ever since

in October . . . our best friends Raul + Crystal were married (2008)

in October . . .  we got our baby girl Lola <3 (2008)

in October . . . I gave into my instincts & asked a friend if I could take her picture (2009)

in October . . . after that I decided to pursue my dreams & start my own business (2009)

in October . . .  We  celebrated our anniversary in Vegas with our best friends (2009)

in October . . . I've come soo far from where I started & have learned so much! (2010)

in October . . . hubby decided to invest in me & get me a new camera + lens (2010)

in October . . . We will be celebrating 3 years of marriage taking a road trip up to San Francisco (2010)

I feel extremely blessed to have people in my life who have supported me with kind encouraging words & actions from day 1... to you, I want to say THANK YOU. To Eddy, my soul mate, I love you forever, thank you for loving me for who I am, and for encouraging me to pursue my dream! To those of you who are reading this right now, thanks for taking time out of your busy day :)

Happy Thursday in October everyone!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Baby Isaiah : 6 months

You may remember his cute face from a session I had a couple months ago... You can find that here.
Its been three months and he's still as cute as ever! Still has that big smile and always seems to be happy :) So we went to the happiest place on earth! DISNEYLAND 
Here are my favs <3

Those dimples do it for every.single.time.

Aww this picture just makes me want to have a baby! Yes, I said it :)

 Yessenia was telling me Isaiah is learning to knock everywhere :)

Josheph + Yessenia, thank you for letting me into your lives once again... You guys have an adorable family! Wishing you all the best in the future.

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