melaina | pasadena city hall portrait session sneak peek

here’s a sneak peek of my recent portrait session with my dear friend melaina!

stay tuned for more!!

xo

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olivia macaron | editorial shoot for the DC Ladies

a couple months ago, i had the opportunity to photograph ana claudia of olivia macaron in DC! i was so excited to collaborate with ana claudia, the owner one of the hottest new dessert shops in georgetown, as well as with the dc women’s lifestyle blog, the DC Ladies. i’m happy to announce that the shoot has been featured on the DC Ladies! i am always a fan of hearing the stories of other business owners, and ana claudia has an incredible story which you can read on the DC Ladies feature here.

and this post gets even better because YOU can enter to win a dozen macarons from olivia macaron! enter the contest here before monday, august 25th.

here are a few of my favorites from our editorial shoot =).

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jack | georgetown portrait session

i absolutely loved photographing new portraits of jack! jack is a musician with a whole lot of soul and i’m so happy that we crossed paths. i had so much fun shooting his portrait session at meridian hill park in DC on a lovely evening at sunset.

here are a few of my favorites…

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melody & lee | sunset beach destination wedding

melody & lee met in high school, but each was interested in the other at the wrong time. he fell for her, but she didn’t know it. when melody started having feelings for lee, he had moved on. eighteen years later, they were able to reconnect (yay, social media!!), fell deeply and happily in love, and planned an intimate destination wedding in sunset beach, california! they traveled all the way from arizona for a beautiful vacation and ceremony to share their vows in front of their closest family and friends. i absolutely love intimate weddings and it was such an honor to capture melody & lee’s wedding day.

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melody made her flower crown veil herself!!

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melody’s wedding gown was actually lee’s mother’s! she was so excited to have lee see her the gown for the first time. and from the looks of it, so was he! =)

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of course i had to sneak some rooftop photos in! ;)

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i want to give a special shoutout to my second shooter, marlena!  //





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falling in love

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i’m falling in love with my little blog again. just like the seasons of life, my relationship with her ranges from a passionate, knock-the-socks-off-your-feet affair, to a more peaceful kind of love. but i can’t let my relationship with blogging affect what’s most important: my relationship with you, dear reader. i’ll be bringing back inspired mondays & some of my other old series (as well as some new ones!), but tell me–what do you want to see, hear, and feel on here? 

leave a comment below! i’d love to hear your thoughts.

lots of love,

paulina





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