Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Santa Baby...

I had a wonderful time today learning how to shoot newborn photos from a good friend of mine and AWESOME photographer, Thao Ha.

Thao gave birth on Christmas Eve so she provided the perfect 4 day old newborn, along with backdrops, props and a custom rollie table! If you're looking for a newborn photographer in the Sacramento area, please be sure to check out Thao & her Camera on Facebook.

Congratulations to Thao, Ty & little Nimmi on the new addition to their family. I can't wait to do your family portraits in 2011.

Double Happiness

Wow, I can't believe we only have a few more days of 2010 left! The year flew right by. As MoonStar ramps up for 2011, here are a few of our favorite moments from from two beautiful FALL weddings.

Congratulations to Thai & Shirley Ta!

Shirley was beaming with love for her groom.

I loved the ruffles on her dress.

Here's a rich uncle getting ready to GIFT the bride & groom with some dinero$$$!

Another beautiful dress

Woo hoo!

Thai showing us his "bedroom" moves!

Shirley loved it!


Now we're off to the Long Beach Aquarium for Nhue & Claire's beautiful wedding ceremony & reception.

Check out our place cards.

The wedding cake was personally designed by the bride & groom.

Dancing the night away underneath the blue whale.

Kiana getting down with her uncle - the groom.

Beautiful backdrop for the ceremony.

They saved the Chinese Tea Ceremony for the next day.

Would you like some tea?

Congratulations Nhue & Claire Do!

MoonStar wishes both couples many, many years of love, joy & happiness throughout their marriage.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Ryan!

Ryan didn't link this one bit.

Please Uncle, get me out of here!
Woo hoo! This kid was cutting up the dance floor.
Hmm... I wonder what this is.
Sugary frosting makes me a happy camper.

I can't stop dancing! I think I'll just go to sleep on the dance floor.

Baby baptism photos are usually hit or miss. First off, who likes to be woken up from a deep sleep with a splash of water on the head, or worst - having their entire body dunk into a pool of water. I've always felt sorry for kids at baptisms. To top it off, you have a sea of unfamiliar faces around you cheering & smiling at you when all you wanted to do was sleep. I suppose it's all a rite of passage, and you won't remember any of it... that is... until your parents dig up these photos on your 16th birthday, or wedding day. Now, don't you wish you had smiled at your photographer a bit more?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Mari-Ela David & Kyle Chock 10-10-10

Mari-Ela, one of my dearest & closest friends from college got married in Hawaii on 10-10-10. Greg & I were happy to be invited to witness such a beautiful & joyous event. The Sheraton Waikiki, Kauai banquet room was glowing with so much love & support for this happy couple. Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Chock on their Journey to Ever After!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ed & Cary - September 18th, 2010

Congratulations to Ed & Cary, who's been together for 14 years. The happy couple got married last Saturday in San Francisco, CA.