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  • The Stories!

    I believe the camera is the most incredible invention ever invented. It captures actual moments and emotions connecting those in the picture forever to the photographer, which is why I love it when the clients become my friends.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and reading these true stories told in words and in pictures. Scroll down or go through the categories to see weddings, engagements or family sessions.
    "A picture captures a moment in life, a reason to remember, holding the ones we Love....Forever in a A Story in Time."

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Little Mia had kept saying that her mommy was going to be a princess. She kept looking up at her mom and telling her she was pretty. She did the “First Look,” with her Daddy, running up to him and pulling on his tux. He picked her up as she giggled. The laughter did not stop there. You have to love a couple who gives each other a fist bump during Mass, and then as soon as it is over sneaks away and their first formals are of them messing around.

Makeup for the beautiful bride: Stefanie Lima
1 (323) 819-6477

Hair by Esmeralda Enriquez
1 (323) 807-8978

Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Reception Venue: Luminarias Restaurant

Florist: City of Commerce Flowers

And the Master of Ceremonies who kept us partying: Frank Delgadillo
Marvel Entertainment Mobile Dj and Co.

This Wedding Story was captured by: A Story in Time Photography

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Amanda was 9 years old and Andrew was 15 and the only thing they had in common was their love for ice hockey and that her step dad was his coach. Honestly, it was Amanda’s mom who was more smitten with Andrew. She would joke with him, that since he was a perfect gentleman, that one day he would marry her daughter.

Over the years, the hockey games came and went and they would see each other occasionally at the Ontario Ice Skating Center Rink. Whether it was cheering for games or Andrew being her ref and giving her penalties for no reason, “friends,” they remained.

Then the summer of 2014 came. Amanda had just graduated from College in Chicago. There she was having a nice conversation with him, suddenly noticing his sophistication and his good looks. Quickly her new mood changed, when Andrew asked her from what high school she had just graduated. Amanda realized, he still saw her as a little kid.

It would take a couple of months for Andrew to ask for her number, a week of texting, and canceling on meeting for drinks before they found themselves at the LA County Fair on their first date. It was at the San Dimas Rodeo where Andrew fell in love, but it would be at a fake camping trip where Amanda would fall in love with him. She couldn’t go camping because of school, so Andrew came over with little tent, a pretend fire and even downloaded music so it would sound like the fire was crackling. From that night, Amanda knew that Andrew was the man of her dreams.

Only a few short months would pass when they were in Vegas for a hockey tournament. Knowing how much her grandparents meant to Amanda, Andrew put them up in a hotel so they could enjoy watching them play. Amanda thought it was the sweetest thing, but she would later find out that they would be more than spectators of a game that day. Andrew got down on one knee on the ice in front of everyone and said, “I win, will you marry me?” The teenage boy who she barely noticed at the ice skating rink as a child was now the man before her proposing. Game over. And they both won. Amanda said, “Yes!”

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Rosie was getting ready to leave the party when Robert walked in. The first thing she noticed were his shoes. Yes. Shoes. She was a shoe girl and his were nice and clean. Then she noticed how great he smelled. The flirting began and numbers were exchanged and suddenly they were driving to the mountains for a first kiss. Plans for a real first date were underway.

Rosie admits to being ill- tempered and a bit impatient, so when Robert showed up SUPER late, she was ready to blow him off and cancel, but Robert from the beginning knew how to calm her down. Rosie found herself loving his patience and his sense of humor. While walking along the beach, she realized that what she had decided would be their first and last date would instead be the first of many. She was falling in love. What she didn’t know then was that Robert had been in love with from the moment he had seen her.

Destiny would throw a couple of crazy curb balls their way and they would become main protagonists in a Telenovela (a Spanish Soap Opera), but true love conquers all. Love does not make perfect people, love makes people perfect for each other.

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A child at a wedding means that child is loved. They have a special tie to the bride and groom. Sometimes they are their younger brothers and sisters, their nieces and nephews, the children of their friends or even children they once babysat. Sometimes, they are even their own children. I always look forward to photographing kids at weddings because I never know what they are going to do… No one does.
Some will follow instructions and take their responsibility so seriously that the childish one is me. Other run, giggle, and laugh… right in the middle of the ceremony, and it’s adorable. Girls will twirl in their dresses and boys will fidget with their ties.

I have seen children stare at awe at a wedding dress. I have seen them sit down in the middle of the aisle, refusing to take another step and others that run to the arms of the groom. I have seen kids be the first one on a dance floor and others that slept under tables the whole time.

If you are going to have young children at your wedding, remember the following:

1. Explain to kids what they are doing by showing them pictures,  videos…practice by playing.

2. Remember they will be nervous. That aisle is long. A lot of people are watching. Let them hold on to someone and it’s okay if they sit during the ceremony or  do not walk in during grand entrance.

3. Give them something kid like to do… yes throw flowers, but also hold balloons…let go of balloons, blow bubbles, play with ribbon wands etc… And um… the real wedding rings might not be safe on a pillow in a little boy’s hands.

4. Remember children do not have be in every group photo. Candids of them being kids will be the best memories ever.

5. Enjoy their antics, their laughter….their presence. They are kids. Kids that were special enough to be in a wedding.

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“A picture captures a moment if life, a reason to remember, holding the ones we love…Forever.. in a Story in Time.”

A Story in Time Photography

Cecilia Garcia is graduating from Montclair High School with three of the highest academic honors. She has over a 4.0 GPA and she has been accepted to eight universities. She doesn’t brag about it all… Her proud mom rightfully does and now I’m bragging I know her.

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Steven noticed the pretty girl with the sweet face and kind eyes. He didn’t know her, but they had mutual friends and so he found himself taking her to the movies without her parents knowing. He felt horrible leaving her alone in the rain, but Jessica had insisted he leave before her father arrived. Jessica went home and as any young girl does, she had to tell someone about the boy who was capturing her heart. Her aunt listened and told her she had a week to tell her parents that she had a boyfriend. It could not be a secret.
Fast forward to Downtown Disney where Jessica was sitting for a cartoon artist. In the crowds, she believed she saw her parents watching her. But then she dismissed the thought. They had no reason to be there. The cartoon artist motioned her to come look at the drawing. There were the words, “Will you marry me?” Jessica turned to find Steven on one knee and her family watching the boy she had once hidden from them, proposing to love her forever. She said, “Yes.”

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  • Charlene Hao - May 13, 2015 - 10:58 am

    pretty picsReplyCancel

  • Samuel Compolongo - May 13, 2015 - 10:59 am

    Funny pictures! Very cool though good job!ReplyCancel

  • Kailie Vongsaga - May 14, 2015 - 12:41 am

    Beautiful pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Faiah - May 14, 2015 - 10:31 am

    Beautiful workReplyCancel

  • ANGELA ZHANG - May 14, 2015 - 10:32 am

    PRETTY <33ReplyCancel

  • EMILY CHIANG - May 14, 2015 - 10:32 am

    Beautiful pictures!ReplyCancel