kai photography by Maria: Blog https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog en-us (C) kai photography by Maria mia.kaiphotography@gmail.com (kai photography by Maria) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:38:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:38:00 GMT https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/img/s/v-12/u201825443-o604550955-50.jpg kai photography by Maria: Blog https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog 120 87 Aaliyah XV // McCoy Equestrian Chino, Ca. https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2019/10/aaliyah-xv---mccoy-equestrian-chino-ca Umm... can we please take a moment to appreciate this cowgirl?!?!?

How stunning are all the details from this recent Quinceanera... 

this family really came through with this vision!

Aaliyah is one of the sweetest and funnest girls ever!

Check out all the beautiful details... that her dad made, by the way!

and the tacos.. AH-MAZING!

but... the Churros guy.... HELLO! I need to see one at every event, please!

 

Vendors:

Venue // McCoy Equestrian Center website

Catering // Tacos Manuel (no page) 909-261-4367

Churros // Churros Estilo Jalisco Ig Page

Uplighting // DJ Frank - music & lighting website

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mia.kaiphotography@gmail.com (kai photography by Maria) inland empire family photography Inland empire photographer Inland empire Photography kai photography kai photography ontario ca Ontario photographer https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2019/10/aaliyah-xv---mccoy-equestrian-chino-ca Fri, 18 Oct 2019 21:34:38 GMT
The K Family // Bonelli Park, San Dimas https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2019/10/the-k-family---bonelli-park-san-dimas What a joy to get to photograph families year after year!

Seeing the kids grow up, seeing their personalities flourish, it's a privilege!

I've been doing this beautiful family's photos for quite a few years, and I can't tell you how amazing they've been!

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Sofia turns 3! https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2019/10/sofia-turns-3 This photo session was everything...

everything you can imagine from an almost 3 year old!

I've had the privilege of photographing this beauty since she was in her momma's belly.

Her newborn, baptism, 1st, 2nd, and now 3rd birthday... 

and let me just say...

She's the funnest, sweetest, prettiest thing!

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mia.kaiphotography@gmail.com (kai photography by Maria) child photographer Inland empire photographer Inland empire Photography kai photography kai photography ontario ca https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2019/10/sofia-turns-3 Wed, 02 Oct 2019 16:26:57 GMT
Henry // Newport Beach Pier Family Session https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2019/9/henry---newport-beach-pier-family-session We headed out to Newport Beach for this family session, it was a busy weekend morning there, but I think we did ok ;)

 

I always wonder if those I'm photographing see what I see behind my lens.

Do these gorgeous families realize just how beautiful this moment is?

Maybe it's just that photographing their happy moments,

and knowing I get to freeze that moment for them reminds me just how great this life is... 

While editing I always want to reach out and tell them

"Look what you made! You made these perfect moments!"

a bit much? I know, I just really love what I do. ;)

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mia.kaiphotography@gmail.com (kai photography by Maria) inland empire family photography Inland empire Photography kai photography kai photography ontario ca https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2019/9/henry---newport-beach-pier-family-session Fri, 27 Sep 2019 17:42:34 GMT
Take me out to the ball game... https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2019/9/take-me-out-to-the-ball-game THIS WAS EPIC!

Took my niece and nephew out to get some photos of them as athletes...

because who doesn't want to remember how awesome they look as kids, 

with big league dreams.

And seriously... isn't this way more awesome than the one photo button you get?!?!

So... What say you... should I put together an Athlete Mini Session?!

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mia.kaiphotography@gmail.com (kai photography by Maria) children inland empire children photography inland empire family photography Inland empire Photography kai photography https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2019/9/take-me-out-to-the-ball-game Tue, 24 Sep 2019 18:16:07 GMT
P Family // Peltzer Tree Farm // Brea, Ca. https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2019/1/p-family---peltzer-tree-farm---brea-ca P Family //

Peltzer Tree Farm // Brea, Ca.

Happy 2019!

I know, we're already 14 days in, but I'm just getting around to my blog... 

insert sad face here... maybe even some tears.

So I'm going pretty far back so you can see all that I didn't get to blog!

 

Up first, one of my favorite families!

We met up at a local tree farm.. yes, they have those in Sunny Southern California!

Of course, there's no snow...

 

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2018 Black Tuesday! https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2018/11/2018-black-tuesday IT'S HERE! IT'S HERE! COME CHECK IT OUT NOW!

 

BLACK TUESDAY INFO LINK!

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Lorraine // Cal Poly Pomona Japanese Garden // Maternity Session https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2016/10/cal_poly_pomona_japanese_garden_maternity_session I'm pretty sure the words used by this mommy fit perfectly here:

"A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey. A woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong."

-unknown.

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Mia // Newborn Session https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2016/10/mia---newborn-session  Welcome to the world, baby Mia!

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Fresh 48 Session // Jonathan https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2016/9/fresh-48---jonathan-kaiser-fontana Oh Boy! Oh Boy!

This family has been waiting a long time for this perfect pair! 

Their beautiful daughter Emily just couldn't wait to meet her new baby brother, Jonathan!

I love these sessions, I'm hoping I get to do more in the future... there's just something about that new baby smell, just fresh from the womb!

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mia.kaiphotography@gmail.com (kai photography by Maria) Inland empire Photography fresh 48 inland empire family photography newborn session https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2016/9/fresh-48---jonathan-kaiser-fontana Fri, 16 Sep 2016 18:26:23 GMT
Felipe + Maria // Maternity Session https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2016/9/chino-hills-photographer-felipe-maria---maternity-session You guys! 

How cute is this little family of three, soon to be FOUR! 

I did Felipe + Maria's Wedding about a year ago, and now, here we are doing a maternity session!

I had the most amazing time with them, I love seeing past clients come back... 

They always feel like "home" to me!

xoxo, Maria

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Winter Newsletter! https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2016/1/winter-newsletter

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Countdown to 2016! day 5! https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/12/2015 Day 5! 

It's the weirdest thing to say I love these families! Some of them I had never met before our session, but by the end of our session I usually walk away feeling like I love my new friends! lol

More favorites!

xoxo, Maria

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mia.kaiphotography@gmail.com (kai photography by Maria) 2015 2015 favorites Inland empire Photography favorites inland empire family photography kai photography kai photography ontario ca newborn https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/12/2015 Thu, 24 Dec 2015 17:00:27 GMT
2015 Favorites! day 4! https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/12/2015-favorites-day-4 Day 4!

It's an everything day!

Let's see what comes up hahahah

enjoy!

xoxo, Maria

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mia.kaiphotography@gmail.com (kai photography by Maria) 2015 2015 favorites Inland empire Photography favorites inland empire family photography kai photography kai photography ontario ca newborn https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/12/2015-favorites-day-4 Thu, 24 Dec 2015 16:55:41 GMT
Countdown to 2016! Favorites day 3! https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/12/countdown-to-2016-favorites-day-3 Day 3!

My goal for 2016 family/childrens sessions is to really make our session an experience.

I'll be taking less and focusing more on the overall experience.

I want to know that my clients look back and can relive the moment, that there's truth to the emotions in the photo.

2015 Favorites, day 3!

xoxo, Maria

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mia.kaiphotography@gmail.com (kai photography by Maria) 2015 2015 favorites Inland empire Photography favorites inland empire family photography kai photography kai photography ontario ca newborn https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/12/countdown-to-2016-favorites-day-3 Thu, 24 Dec 2015 16:52:39 GMT
Countdown to 2016! Favorites Day 2! https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/12/countdown-to-2016-favorites-day-2 Let's continue to day 2!

Family sessions!

I have really grown to love family sessions, when I started I felt it was all too posed, in the last year I've really made an effort to make sure my families are having fun, and while the photos may be technically perfect, I want them to look back at their session and smile.. remembering only that they actually had fun!

2015 Favorites, day 2!

xoxo, Maria

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mia.kaiphotography@gmail.com (kai photography by Maria) 2015 2015 favorites Inland empire Photography favorites inland empire family photography kai photography kai photography ontario ca newborn https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/12/countdown-to-2016-favorites-day-2 Thu, 24 Dec 2015 16:47:25 GMT
Countdown to 2016! day 1 of favorites! https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/12/countdown-to-2016-day-1-of-favorites You guys... 

2015 has left me on a natural high that I don't want to come down off of!

I can't wait for you to see some of my favorite shots from each session, I usually post a quick sneak peek from every session on facebook and instagram... but the truth is, I typically hand over at least 50 photos.. and all you saw was one, maybe two!

So over the next few days, in a countdown to 2016 I'll post some of my favorite shots from all my sessions this year!

 

I'll start with some of the newbies... 

The funny thing about the newborn sessions is, I had decided not to do them anymore, saving them for family/friends only... but as luck would have it I did more newborns this year than ever! 

And now, I have big plans for 2016 newborns... a few changes, and a lot more fun!

2015 Favorites... day 1

xoxo, Maria

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mia.kaiphotography@gmail.com (kai photography by Maria) 2015 2015 favorites Inland empire Photography favorites inland empire family photography kai photography kai photography ontario ca newborn https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/12/countdown-to-2016-day-1-of-favorites Thu, 24 Dec 2015 16:42:19 GMT
Merry Christmas from my family to yours... https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/12/merry-christmas-from-my-family-to-yours Can you believe we're at the end of 2015?!?!

I can't even believe how fast this year has flown!

2015 was pretty exciting for my little family...

My husband and I renewed our vows for our 10 year anniversary,

our twins, Aiden & Kaleb turned 8,

and our little guy, Isaac turned 5!

In between all the celebrations we went on a 3 week road trip to Yellowstone!

Our main road trip stops were:

Las Vegas -> Provo, Utah -> Yellowstone -> Grand Teton Mountain Range -> Sedona, Arizona

and back to southern California!

We can't wait to see what's in store for us in 2016!

From my little family to yours, 

I pray your Christmas is full of love and laughter and 2016 brings you all the joy in the world!

 

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Damien + Arlene//Corona Heritage Museum Wedding https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/10/damien-arlene-corona-heritage-museum-wedding I met Damien many years ago, before marriages and kids.... but it has been amazing seeing where he is now, a devoted Husband + Father!

Damien + Arlene were married at the Corona Heritage Museum in Corona, Ca.

The day was full of love, and happiness.

I mean, who wouldn't be happy when there's IN-N-OUT being catered!?!?!

I had asked Damien what he had been most looking forward to before the wedding,

his answer: "Seeing Arlene walk down the aisle..."

"and having IN-N-OUT." ;)

Enjoy!

xoxo, Maria

 

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Aimee Maternity Session https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/10/aimee-maternity-session-los-angeles-arboretum When Aimee contacted me for her maternity session, I was excited to shoot at the Los Angeles Arboretum, I had only done engagement sessions there so I was excited to change it up a bit. 

Aimee was glowing with love, and Hector, he was glowing with pride! This is the family they've created, and you could see the happiness around them!

So excited to meet baby Aviana soon for her newborn session!

xoxo,

 

Maria

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Ruben + Ashley https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/9/ruben-ashley-doubletree-rosemead-wedding What a gorgeous couple!

They were so loving, and so fun!

High School sweethearts, a wedding 11 years in the making.

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mia.kaiphotography@gmail.com (kai photography by Maria) Inland empire Photography Inland empire photographer doubletree rosemead kai photography wedding https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/9/ruben-ashley-doubletree-rosemead-wedding Sun, 20 Sep 2015 16:42:21 GMT
Sanchez Wedding https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/9/sanchez-wedding-whittier-ca What a beautiful day it was yesterday for the new Mr. & Mrs. Sanchez!

On my drive there, it rained... but as luck would have it, the skies parted just in time, and left behind a beautiful sunlight!

Felipe and Maria are such a sweet couple, blessed with a gorgeous little girl!

This wedding was one for the books, the details, the love, the MUSIC & seriously... that KISS!

Thank you for letting me be a part of your amazing day!

 

xoxo,

Maria

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Lorenzo ~ Baseball Session https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/9/lorenzo-baseball-session-ontario-child-photography It's true.. I'm not an Angels fan...

but who could seriously avoid loving this cutie!

By far, one of my favorite children's session!

Loved this baseball session!

xoxo,

Maria

    

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Jeff + Bethany ~ Alta Vista Country Club https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/7/jeff-bethany-alta-vista-country-club-placentia-ca Jeff & Bethany - Alta Vista Country Club

 

I asked Jeff & Bethany some questions for their blog post, and I loved their answers so much, I'm just going to copy + paste! haha

 

1.  How did you meet: We were friends, met in recovery at a NA mtg, first date was a chargers vs 49ers game and we both had each other's names tattooed on ourself that weekend
 
2. Tell me a little about the proposal: it was our anniversary and Jeff planned to propose and had the ring in his pocket but we were at Venice beach and he said later he didn't propose because it smelled like pee. I was irritated because I kinda expected a proposal was coming and it didn't happen. A little over one month later I got my proposal! 
 
3. What was your wedding theme/feel: wedding theme was punk rock meets country club 
 
4. What was your favorite part of the day:  the whole day was amazing!!! I will always remember the card Jeff sent over before the ceremony and during the sand ceremony when my son Dillon looked up and asked if we were getting married. When I said yes he said "that's funny" Dillon still talks about the wedding as his wedding. Also when I put Jeff's ring on the wrong hand  lol 
 
5. What were you most surprised by: I was most surprised how fast the day flew by, from getting ready that morning to the ceremony and the reception. It just went so quickly! 
 
6. Advice for newly engaged couples: biggest advice for newly engaged couples is to not stress hahaha wedding planning is not for the weak, don't let it get the best of you and take away from the love you're supposed to be celebrating. Weddings last one day but your love and marriage will last a lifetime. 

Ten minutes later, I got a second email:

There were a lot of favorite things actually. The kids dancing around! My mom walking me down the aisle. The love and happiness! My wedding Party...they looked amazing and I love them all so much. So that's a few more favorite things

 

Enjoy!

xoxo, Maria

 

 

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Sanchez Wedding ~ Crestmore Manor Riverside, Ca. https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/7/sanchez-wedding-crestmore-manor-riverside-ca This sweet, sweet couple had such an amazing wedding day.

Their ability to roll with the punches was perfect!

It rained, and it rained hard that morning but they moved on, making changes as necessary and then...

simply enjoying the outcome.

It was a beautiful day, full of family, friends, and love!

 

Beto & Paola

Crestmore Manor

Riverside, Ca.

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Villagran 1st Anniversary https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/6/1st-anniversary-pasadena-city-hall A "little while" back, my husband and I went to Santa Barbara for my 30th birthday and did a winery tour.

We had the best time, and made a few great new friends.. who doesn't when having the best wine out there?!?!

We met Rodolfo and Michele a sweet couple from nearby, after the wine tour we kept in contact and when it was time for their engagement photos they called me!

Then they went off and got married in a CASTLE IN SPAIN! 

Like a true fairy tale!

Now they've just celebrated their 1st anniversary and we met up to do a first anniversary session!

We headed over to the Pasadena City Hall and had a great time!

 

Enjoy Michele & Rodolfo's 1st Anniversary Session!

 

xoxo,

Maria

 

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Sinclair Wedding ~ Santa Ana, Ca. https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/3/sinclair-wedding-santa-ana-ca-green-parrot-villa She was 14 when they met.

They've been together 12 years.

but none of that could have prepared them for that moment when they finally said I do.

 

~ Stephen & Sammy ~

PART I.

  

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Engagement Session Giveaway Winner! https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/2/engagement-session-giveaway-winner Thank you all for all of your entries! I enjoyed reading through them!

 

It is my pleasure to announce that the winner of this giveaway is:

 

 

 

 

 

NICK + GRACIE!

Here are some of the blog posts from them and their friends:

 

Nick

 

After 10 years with my beautiful now fiance Gracie we have decided to get hitched. Well her sooner than me,but I finally got the nerve to ask my best friend to marry me. I would do anything to put a smile on her face ,and by winning this opportunity to win an engagement session with you would surely make her smile. She deserves it after waiting all this time :)
 
Gracie Carrerra
I have known my now fiance for over 28 years. We've been dating for 10 y years. I am BlBlessed to asay tthat I am truly marrying my Best friend and I think it would be awesome to have this opportunity to have an engagement session with an awesome photographer like you to capture the love that some say we have felt for each other since we were kids. :)
 
Jeannine
Hello, my brother Nick and his fiancé Gracie got engaged this Valentine's Day after being together 10 years starting as childhood friends... They have been through their fair share of ups and downs and never gave up the hope of one day being husband and wife... I think it would be great if they won this session with you so they could share these great photos and memories with our family and friends... #Perez1152016

 

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Engagement Session Giveaway! https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/2/engagement-session-giveaway It's true! I'm so excited for all of you who got engaged on Valentine's Day, I had to give away an engagement session!

 

Was it your friend that got engaged? No problem! You can enter for them!

 

***starts at midnight tonight!***

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

 

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mia.kaiphotography@gmail.com (kai photography by Maria) giveaway https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/2/engagement-session-giveaway Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:33:13 GMT
Caban Family ~ Redlands Train Depot https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/1/caban-family-redlands-train-depot I have so enjoyed photographing this family... 

from their Christmas sessions without daddy, to every child's birthday session... but this was my favorite,

Dad was finally home from his deployment and we only had a short window of time to pull this off so as soon as we could I came out to see them and we got their session done!

 

Enjoy this Redlands Train Station Family Session!

 

xoxo,

Maria

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Cali Turns 4! https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/1/cali-turns-4-chino-california Remember this beauty?!?! 

I did her photos for her 3rd birthday when she had a carousel theme and she was just the cutest!

See that post here:

http://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2013/6/little-miss-cali-turns-3

but now... Cali turned 4 and has only gotten more beautiful!

I was so excited when her mom approached me with this idea, I loved the way it turned out...

I think Cali's little sister Carolyna loved the set up so much she joined in the fun!

 

Enjoy!

 

xoxo, Maria

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Emily ~ Baptism https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/1/emily-baptism-ontario Emily ~ Baptism

This little girl is so cute!

During the mass, she was way more in to seeing what was going on around her... and who the lady was behind the lens. 

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Carrillo Family https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/1/carrillo-family-newport-beach-family-session Carrillo Family ~ Newport Beach Family Session

 

This gorgeous family, and seriously, this boy!  A while back, I did his newborn shoot so when they came back to me for their family session, I was so happy!

We headed out to the beach that day, & found a gorgeous little section of Newport Beach.

The day and weather were gorgeous... but the sunset, it was perfect!

 

Enjoy!

 

xoxo, Maria

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Lorenzo ~ Newborn Session https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/1/lorenzo-newborn-session

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mia.kaiphotography@gmail.com (kai photography by Maria) newborn personal https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/1/lorenzo-newborn-session Wed, 14 Jan 2015 21:07:39 GMT
Lorenzo ~ A Birth Story https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/1/lorenzo-a-birth-story My nephew, Lorenzo.

My sister's boy, after 3 girls, was much anticipated and very welcome!

His birth story, without the "gory" details ;)

 

Enjoy!

 

xoxo, Maria

    

 

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Angel + Maribel ~ Wedding https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/1/angel-maribel-wedding-chino This wedding! A beautiful Military Wedding held in Chino, Ca.

I can't believe they pulled together such an amazing wedding in just 2 months!

We did a quick engagement session just 3 days before the wedding, because the groom was only here for the Thanksgiving weekend!

see that gallery here:

http://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/1/angel-maribel-engagement-downtown-pomona

 

 

enjoy!

xoxo, Maria

 

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Angel + Maribel ~ Engagement https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/1/angel-maribel-engagement-downtown-pomona One of my favorite engagement sessions!

Angel + Maribel are just the sweetest,

his love and attention for her are amazing...

her love is just so sweet and her happiness around him is just infectious!

When I got the call for their wedding, it was about 6 weeks before the date, it was the only Saturday

I had left open if the next 8 weeks.

When I offered an engagement session and she told me he wouldn't be back in time for it,

I knew I had to make it happen...

So on the morning of Thanksgiving we met in Downtown Pomona and made this magic:

 

enjoy~ xoxo, Maria

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Shormann Wedding at Monrovia Canyon Park https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/1/shormann-wedding-monrovia-canyon-park-wedding Oh Sweet Love!

This couple chose to wed at the same location they got engaged at, Monrovia Canyon Park.

It's an absolutely beautiful location, so natural and peaceful.

If you haven't already, check out their engagement session here:

http://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/1/tim_nadia_engagement_monrovia_canyon_park

 

for now, enjoy this gorgeous wedding surrounded by nature, peace, and the love of their families.

xoxo, Maria

 

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Valentine's Day Mini Sessions! https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/1/valentines-day-mini-sessions I'm so excited to bring back the kissing booth for our Valentine's Day Mini Sessions!

 

I will be doing one day only!

Sunday, February 1st!

Time slots available are as follows:

 

8am

8:30am

9am

9:30am

2:30pm

3pm

3:30pm

4pm

 

email me now to book your slot!

 

xoxo, Maria

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Soon to be Shormann! https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2015/1/tim_nadia_engagement_monrovia_canyon_park Tim + Nadia's engagement session at Monrovia Canyon Park

 

Tim + Nadia are the sweetest couple! 

He absolutely adores her, and she looks at him with such love, it's just amazing to see.

When they asked to have their engagement photos taken at the Monrovia Canyon Park so I could see where they would be married, I was happy to oblige.

They are truly at home there, they love everything about this park, and you can't help but share the love when you see all the beauty.

Tim proposed here, and their smiles lit up as they showed me where and told me how it all went down.

It was a beautiful session, in a beautiful location, filled with their beautiful love.

 

enjoy!

xoxo,

 

Maria

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Kennedy ~ Newborn https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/12/kennedy-newborn Her mommy's only request? that we include a chef's hat.

I may be repeating myself here, but I have just loved being a part of this young couple's journey...

from their pre-deployment shoot, to the surprise proposal/engagement, their courthouse wedding, to their maternity session... 

and now their little princess!

I can't wait for what may be next!

but first check out some of their past sessions!

 

http://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2013/9/stephen-lori-engaged

http://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/12/aguirre-wedding-courthouse

http://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/12/aguirre-santa-monica-maternity

 

 

 

 

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Aguirre ~ Santa Monica Maternity https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/12/aguirre-santa-monica-maternity This was by far one of my favorite sessions... 

I photographed their surprise proposal, some engagement, and their courthouse wedding.. 

so when I got the call that she needed maternity photos, I knew we needed to go back to where it all began.

Santa Monica!

 

check out their proposal/engagement photos:

http://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2013/9/stephen-lori-engaged

 

and their courthouse wedding:

http://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/12/aguirre-wedding-courthouse

 

enjoy the maternity session... because there's more to come!

(like a newborn session!)

 

 

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Aguirre ~ Wedding https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/12/aguirre-wedding-courthouse A while back I did a surprise proposal at Santa Monica Beach

if you haven't seen the gallery, click on the link below to see it!

 

http://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2013/9/stephen-lori-engaged

 

A few weeks later, they decided to marry in an intimate ceremony at the courthouse.

They were surrounded by their closest friends and family members, but mostly they were surrounded by love!

 

 

 

 

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Holland Family ~ Chino Family Session https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/12/holland-family-chino-family-session The Hollands!!

What an adorable family, by far one of my favorite families to photograph!

We ventured out to Chino, and found a gorgeous location...

where they let loose and allowed me to photograph their love for each other!

enjoy!

Love~ Maria

 

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Vega Girls ~ Corona, Ca. https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/12/vega-girls-corona-ca My best friend's daughters.

They are beautiful little girls, and we met up at a sweet place in Corona.

It was a quick session, it was meant to get a few smiles photographed and printed to send off to daddy who's deployed...

but their bond is so lovely, I just had to keep shooting!

 

Enjoy!

Maria

kai photography by Maria

 

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2015 goals! and more! https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/12/2015-goals-and-more Can you believe we're just about done with 2014! I mean, seriously, where did the year go?

I am so excited for 2015! I have so many plans, goals, and dreams for this next year... Personal and Professional!

 

First I want to have a better connection with who's on my page, so let's chat a bit. 

 

1. what are you most looking forward to in 2015? 

2. what is one thing you're hoping to change?

3. how are you going to make sure to stick to your goals all year?

 

As for me, I'm most looking forward to A. more quality time with my little family and B. growing my business by focusing on weddings.. because that's where my heart is! 

I'm hoping to change A. My technology use when not working and B. providing better quality work, making sure my work reflects quality, not quantity.

Sticking to my goals is the hardest part for me, or better yet, sticking to my goals ALL year is the hardest part. So apart from keeping myself in check, I'm hoping that by blogging more this next year, you'll help me keep on track. Also, I'll be changing a few things regarding my business to help me keep focused. That'll be a whole other blog post hahah

Excited to see what the next year has in store for all you!

 

So, here's to making our dreams come true in 2015!

 

Love,

Maria

kai photography by Maria

 

p.s. Our Christmas card this year included this gorgeous picture taken by Holding & Co. ~ enjoy <3

 

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1,000 Fan Giveaway Winner! https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/12/1-000-fan-giveaway-winner Thank you all so much, seeing the comments, and all the shares... it was just amazing!

 

There were over 60 different entries! 

I still find it so hard to believe that 1,000 people follow my work!

 

so now, let's get to the point...

 

THE WINNER IS...

 

MICHELLE V.

 

again, thank you all so much.

 

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1,000 Facebook Fans!!! https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/12/1-000-facebook-fans I can't believe we hit 1,000 facebook fans!

 

Let's get this giveaway going! 

 

Who wants a chance to win a Family Session!?!??

 

All you have to do is enter below!

 

 

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

 

 

Thank you so much everyone for your continued support!!!

xoxo,

 

Maria

 

 

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Spiros + Julia are Married! https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/10/spiros-julia-are-married-clarke-estate Spiros + Julia are married!

Clarke Estate, Santa Fe Springs 

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I met Spiros and Julia at their engagement session.

They are a VERY happy & loving couple. 

 

See their engagement session here:

http://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/3/spiros_julia/engagement

 

Their wedding was held at the Clarke Estate, a gorgeous outdoor venue in Santa Fe Springs.

Their details were perfect, simple & elegant. and nothing that would over-shadow them, their perfect love. 

The wedding was filled with the closest friends & family, and it was obvious there was a special connection between the couple and every single guest.

 

I asked them fill out a few questions to go with the pictures, I enjoyed their answers.

1. Bride:  What advice would you give to future brides for their wedding day? – CUT THE GUEST LIST – I didnt get a chance to greet all my guest L

2. Groom:  What advice would you give to future grooms for their wedding day? -

3. How did you tame your wedding day nerves? – Laughter - Champange

4. What was your biggest surprise on your wedding day? – No surprises really

5. What one moment will last with you both forever? – The Ceremony Vows

6. Which moment are you the most excited to see in photos? – ALL OF THEM J

7. What was your wedding inspiration? (think decor, overall theme and feel of the day, etc) – Whimsical

8. Describe some of your favorite wedding details and how you came up with them. – PINTEREST! PINTEREST! PINETREST!

9. What song did you walk down the aisle to? Stateless – Blood Stream

10. What song played for your first dance? – Michael Franti – Closer

11. Any advice for those planning their wedding now? SAVE – And HONEYMOON!

 

12. What are you most looking forward to as a married couple? – Family and Laughter

 

I hope you enjoy their wedding in pictures, as much as I enjoyed being trusted to take the pictures. 

 

xoxo, Maria

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Emily ~ Maternity ~ Chino, Ca. https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/9/emily-maternity-chino-ca This sweet momma came to me for a maternity session when she was already 37 weeks! 

We quickly found the first available date for both of us and shot the session.

I had just delivered her session when she went in to labor!

So, Congrats Emily on your new bundle of joy!

 

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Bailey ~ Class of 2015 ~ San Dimas Senior Session https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/9/bailey-class-of-2015-san-dimas-senior-session Oh Sweet Bailey!

 

I met Bailey when she was just a little girl, her mom and I worked together many, many a few years ago!

 

Bailey is a sweet girl, full of life and a serious love for water polo!

 

Bailey ~ Class of 2015

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Rios Family ~ Baptism https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/8/rios-family-baptism I've been fortunate to get to photograph this family for a few different occasions, 

so when their moms asked me to get a few shots of these cute cousins for their upcoming baptism.. 

I jumped on it!

Look how absolutely adorable they are!

 

Rios Baptism

xoxo, kai photography by Maria

 

see some more from these families:

 

http://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/2/carolyna-newborn

http://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2013/6/little-miss-cali-turns-3

 

 

 

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Fore Wedding~ City of Industry Expo Center Part I https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/8/fore-wedding-city-of-industry-expo-center Before I began my blog, I photographed this amazing wedding!

It was held at the City of Industry Expo Center, in their outdoor garden gazebo.

The couple was so absolutely loving and sweet!

 

Enjoy Part I!

 

xoxo, kai photography by maria

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Armendariz Family ~ San Dimas, Ca. https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/8/armendariz-family-san-dimas-ca Oh this family! Definitely one of my favorites!!

We met up at a park in San Dimas, and I knew right away, this was going to be a fun session!

Their children are not only adorable, but genuinely like each other!

They were so sweet to each other, and big brother was so good with them!

What a joy it was to photograph them!

 

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David ~ Newborn https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/8/david-newborn Remember this gorgeous maternity session?

http://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/6/wendy-maternity

 

Well baby David has arrived, and he is just perfect!

 

He was so peaceful, just hanging out, wasn't at all interested in taking a nap!

 

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Jazmin ~ Quinceañera https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/7/jazmin-quincea-era I was able to photograph this beautiful Quinceañera in

City of Industry at the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum.

The location was gorgeous, the quinceañera was beautiful..

the day could not have been more perfect!

 

Jazmin ~ Quinceañera

     

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Crystal + Aaron ~ Brea Community Center Wedding https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/7/crystal-aaron-brea-community-center-wedding My sister in law got married recently at the Brea Community Center!

What a great place to start their lives together! 

Crystal + Aaron- Brea Community Center

 

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D + O ~ Chino Hills, Ca. Wedding https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/6/d-o-chino-hills-ca-wedding D + O were married in Chino, Ca. at the beautiful Catholic church, Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Their reception was held at the gorgeous Vellano Country Club in Chino Hills, Ca.

This was by far one of my favorite weddings ever, they were so easy going, fun, and loving!

 

If you haven't already, check out their engagement session in Newport Beach, Ca.

http://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/6/d-o-engagement

 

Enjoy!

 

xoxo, kai photography by Maria

          

     

       

    

 

VENUE: Vellano Country Club

 http://www.wedgewoodbanquet.com/vellano/

DJ & LIGHTING: Dance All Night DJ

https://www.facebook.com/danceallnightdj

 

 

 
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D + O ~ Engagement https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/6/d-o-engagement D + O Engagement Session

Before I started blogging, I did this gorgeous engagement session in Newport Beach.

I had an absolute blast with them, we started near the water, danced through alleys, and ended under the pier.

 

Enjoy!

 

xoxo, kai photography by Maria

 

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Ariana ~ Quinceañera https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/6/ariana-quincea-era Ariana ~ Quinceañera

 

Enjoy!

xoxo,

kai photography by Maria

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Aaron ~ Newborn https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/6/aaron-newborn Aaron ~ Newborn Session

 

Oh those tiny fingers... the tiny toes... 

I loved this newborn session.

Aaron was absolutely perfect!

They're such a sweet family,

beaming with pride,

& glowing with love!

We started good.. but we ended,

WITH A PERFECT DIMPLED SMILE.

 

Enjoy!

xoxo,

kai photography by Maria

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Friends & Graduates https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/6/friends-graduates Friends & Graduates ~ Claremont, Ca.

 

I've known these girls since high school... I stood along side them at our high school graduation...

but this year, they'll have done something even greater, together...

Their college graduation.

All 3 from different schools!

Class of 2000~

 

CLASS OF 2014~

 

~ Denise ~ University of Phoenix

 

~Monica~ Cal State Fullerton

 

~ Natalie ~ Cal Poly Pomona

and while we had her family there... I just had to get some of them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wendy ~ Maternity https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/6/wendy-maternity Wendy ~ Maternity ~ Riverside, Ca.

 

I met this gorgeous mommy-to-be many years ago... when she was a little girl.

Seeing her all grown up and ready to be a Mom herself really made me feel old... ;)

And Excited...!!! What a joy to see her all grown up!

She's grown in to such a beautiful woman, her happiness and glow just radiates!

And the love she has for the man she's chosen to be in her life is just beautiful!

 

Enjoy!

 

xoxo,

kai photography by Maria

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William ~ Baptism https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/6/william-baptism William ~ Downtown Riverside Baptism

 

What a special event to photograph!

I arrived at the beautiful downtown Riverside church, and met the family.

During the ceremony, there was a class there to witness the sacrament.

The joy on the children's faces was so infectious!

They were so excited to bear witness to the baby's first sacrament!

After the ceremony, we took a few minutes to grab some portraits of the family.

 

Enjoy!

xoxo,

 

kai photography by Maria

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Noelle ~ Mommy & Me https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/5/noelle-mommy-me Noelle & Mommy ~ Chino, Ca.

What a perfect day and setting for this Mommy & Me session.

Noelle was so funny, and what a joy to be around!

I only have boys, so seeing the love between a Mommy and her daughter is so different for me!

Noelle's mommy brought them some lemonade to share, and as the sun set,

I got to see them

enjoy every last drop of it!

 

Enjoy!

xoxo,

 

kai photography by Maria

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Jimenez Family https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/5/jimenez-family Jimenez Family ~ Chino Family Session

What an absolutely adorable family!!!

We met at our location and immediately hit it off, they were so funny!

And the love they have for each other... it's immeasurable!

They are absolutely blessed to have each other, and I am

absolutely blessed to have gotten the opportunity to meet them!

 

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Amelle ~ Newborn https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/5/amelle-newborn Amelle Margeaux~ Newborn Session

Loved this newborn session! Her name, her hair, and seriously... those cheeks!

She was the ideal baby... ate and slept. ate and slept.

 

Enjoy,

 

kai photography by Maria

xoxo

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Maisie ~ Newborn https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/5/maisie-newborn This newborn session, like most others makes me smile just thinking of it!

I've known this mommy for a long time, and I couldn't have been more delighted

when she asked me to photograph her perfect angel!

Maisie is adorable, with beautiful big eyes!

 

Miss Maisie Brooklynn ~ Newborn

 

xoxo, kai photography by Maria

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Zoe ~ Spring Session https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/4/zoe-spring-session Those eyes. That smile. The beauty!

This girl was just so perfect!

When I needed a model for my Spring setup, and she showed up...

I thought I had died and gone to heaven!

 

Zoe's Spring Session

 

xoxo, kai photography by Maria

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Who's taking your pictures? https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/4/whos-taking-your-pictures I realized recently that when you come on my website, you have no idea who I am.

There is no picture of me.  There is no picture of my family. 

Nothing... 

 

So, let's change that. 

I want you to know who I am. 

I want you to know who will be behind the camera at our session.

 

I am a wife of almost 9 years.

I am a mother to 6-year old twin boys and a 3-1/2 year old boy.

Yes, 3 boys. Yes, it's a crazy household. Yes, it's perfect for us.

No, we are not trying for a girl ;)

 

My photography journey began a very long time ago... 

with anybody and anything I could take a picture of.

It truly got serious for me, when I had my twins.

I wanted so badly to have great pictures of them and 

was so disappointed every time I took them to one of the store studios.

After I had my 3-1/2 year old, I vowed never to go back to the store studio. 

I WAS GOING TO DO HIS PICTURES MYSELF... because seriously, how hard could it be?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Boy was I mistaken. 

So I'm self-taught.

I've read, practiced, attended workshops/seminars.

I just cannot get enough!

I live, breathe, and dream photo shoots!

I can't wait for my next one!

 

Now that you know more about me..

Will my next photo shoot be yours?

 

 

My life in pictures:

 

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Nava ~ Pregnant! https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/3/nava-pregnant When I received this request, I was more than excited!

I met Lorena last year when I did a shoot for her big, extended family...

since then I've gotten to do a few of her family members families.

When she arrived to the shoot with her husband, 

their smiles were huge, her glow is immeasurable! 

The session went perfectly, she had great ideas and 

had brought the perfect prop: 

the ultrasound picture of their perfect child.

 

congrats Mr. & Mrs. Nava on this new journey!

 

xoxo, kai photography by Maria

   

 

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Mayra ~ Maternity https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/3/mayra-maternity When the stars align, you have a beautiful mommy to be, an adorable little guy, a perfect location...

and the glorious sunset light.

When the stars align, you get a maternity session like this:

 

Mayra's maternity session 

xoxo, kai photography by Maria

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Spiros & Julia ~ Engagement Session https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/3/spiros_julia/engagement I met Spiros & Julia at the Pacific Palms Resort, we got to hang out outside of their great restaurant bar, RED.

There was a bridge, a romantic fire.. it was the perfect setting to showcase their love.

I sat with them and got to know a little about them, and instantly knew we'd have a great time together!

There were easy-going, fun, and so very loving.

I am so excited for their wedding...

 

Here's Spiros & Julia

 

Enjoy! xoxo

kai photography by Maria

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Carolyna ~ Newborn https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/2/carolyna-newborn My dear friend had her 2nd daughter recently

and I got to come by and snuggle her up!

I love that newborn scent!!!

 

Love these gorgeous girls!

Cali and her new baby sister, Carolyna

 

xoxo, kai photography by Maria

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C Family ~ Valentine's Love! https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/2/c-family-valentines-love The C Family is on the blog today, 

missing daddy as he's away in the military!

Isn't this momma gorgeous, and her 5 children..

so sweet and well-behaved! 

and this day, we got a special treat,

she brought her God-daughter along for a few poses!

 

Happy Valentine's Day!

 

xoxo, kai photography by Maria

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Palagonia ~ Love Session https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/2/palagonia-love-session  

In honor of Valentine's day coming up,

I'll be posting some of my favorites from the Valentine's day mini-sessions!

I'll start with this adorable couple,

Full of love and joy!

 

xoxo, kai photography by Maria

 

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Nina ~ 3 months old https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/2/nina-3-months-old I did Nina's big sister newborn pictures almost 3 years ago!

I love getting to do sibling's pictures... it makes me feel like I've been doing this a long time! hehe

 

Little Miss Nina

xoxo, kai photography by Maria

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Samuel Maternity https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/2/samuel-maternity It's been AMAZING how much joy photography has brought me...

Each session is different, a different experience that teaches me something new.

I've enjoyed getting to see old friends/classmates because of my "J-O-B."

 

The Samuel's are some of them, I went to school with Kim and I hadn't seen her since

our 10-year reunion (when I was 8 months pregnant!) so when she asked about maternity

pictures, I was ecstatic! They are going to be such great parents!

 

~ Samuel Maternity ~

 

xoxo, kai photography by Maria

 

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2013 ~ Year in Review https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2014/1/2013-year-in-review WOW!

What a year!

I still can't believe this is what I do!

Thank you so much for all of your support!!!

 

kai photography by Maria

 

now,  scroll through and find yourself!

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Padron- 1st Anniversary Session https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2013/11/padron--1st-anniversary-session When Auntie J called with this master plan... I just died! I am a sucker for these things!

She had it all planned out... they would be here for one quick weekend before he deploys...

that was our only chance to get this session in!

So I moved in... I called and set up this "gift session" and when the weekend came...

the weather was perfect, the location was perfect... their smiles... perfect!

 

Then the session was done, the editing was done, and now we had to rush the prints, get them framed, and sent to them.. 

in Colorado! All asap so they'd have it in time for their anniversary!

 

but the surprise was perfect.. they had no idea..

they received their package from his mom & dad with beautiful framed prints

that they had yet to even see!

Thanks Auntie J for letting me do this!

 

Padron's 1st Anniversary

Enjoy!

xoxo, kai photography by Maria

 

To see more, visit the gallery at: 

http://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/p132750653

 

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Baby Damian ~ Newborn Session https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2013/10/baby-damian-newborn-session Remember this gorgeous family maternity session? 

http://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2013/7/d-maternity-family-session

 

Well they've welcomed Damian Lucas... and he's just as cute as his older brother!

Seriously... how cute is older brother???

It's amazing how much older he looked as soon as his baby brother arrived!

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Baby Cole ~ Maternity Session https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2013/9/baby-cole-maternity-session Sarah and I went to school together... a loooong time ago ;)

but it's been a joy to see her little family's milestones!

Her and Ryan are absolutely adorable together, 

I'm beyond thrilled for their new addition... 

Cole.

 

xoxo

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Baby B Announcement https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2013/9/baby-b-announcement When Briana asked about doing a pregnancy announcement,

I was so excited!

I love surprises!

and I knew her family would be ecstatic to hear of her pregnancy!

 

~ Baby B Pregnancy Announcement!

Enjoy! xoxo

 

 

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Noelle https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2013/9/noelle When my friend Reyna approached me

about doing Noelle's photos, I was excited...

when she said she wanted to do them

outside of Noelle's great-grandmother's house,

I was even more excited...

but when I showed up and she brought

out the vintage tea set, chairs, and dress, I melted!

 

Noelle... 

enjoy! xoxo

 

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Stephen + Lori ~ Engaged! https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2013/9/stephen-lori-engaged I met Stephen + Lori a long time ago.... and you could tell, they were in it for the long haul.

There's so much love and happiness from this beautiful young couple,

I just couldn't not be there

to capture their special moment!

The day began in Santa Monica... Lori had no idea of the excitement waiting!

Meanwhile, behind the wall....

and then the moment came...

It's amazing how the world stops for them, but the world continued around them!

HE ASKED.... SHE SMILED... AND SAID YES!

And then... their families came out and surprised her!!!


Congrats Stephen + Lori!

 

 

 

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Brooklynne- 1 month old https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2013/9/brooklynne--1-month-old There are pretty baby girls in this world.... 

and then there are

PRETTY BABY GIRLS.

Brooklynne is absolutely beautiful!

I had no idea I was in for such a treat with her!

 

Enjoy!

The Many Faces of Brooklynne

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R & M Engaged! https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2013/8/r-m-engaged I met Rodolfo & Michele last year when my hubby

took me on a wine tasting tour outside of Santa Barbara. 

Rodolfo & Michele were on the same tour, and by the end of the day

we had all become life-long wine-loving friends!

 

They recently got engaged, and I couldn't be more excited

that they asked me to do their engagement pictures!

 

Rodolfo & Michele ~ Engagement Session ~

Enjoy! xoxo

 

 

 

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Amanda turns 4! https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2013/8/amanda-turns-4 I've known this family for a long time... a loooooooong time! 

It's truly been a joy being able to experience their family's milestones!

Their oldest daughter turned 4! And she just gets prettier, and prettier!

 

Amanda Turns 4!

enjoy -kai photography by maria

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Little Miss Morgan https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2013/5/little-miss-morgan Those blue eyes... Those puckered lips... 
 
Mommy & Daddy are in for some serious trouble!
 
Little Miss Morgan Marie
 
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Little Miss Cali turns 3! https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2013/6/little-miss-cali-turns-3 Cali
 
I had the pleasure of photographing my friend's daughter for her 3rd birthday... 
 
She is absolutely beautiful, and was so much fun!
 
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Generations of Love ~ Emilio & his girls https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2013/6/generations-of-love-emilio-his-girls I've known Denise for a long time, 
and had the privilege of photographing her 
before for her engagement photos.... 
 
This day she brought along her mom, 
her sister, and her adorable nephew Emilio!
 
Emilio is surrounded by so much love, it's the cutest thing!
 
So here's Emilio & his girls...
 
 
 
 
 
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Valerie Loves Me! Newborn https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2013/7/valerie-loves-me-newborn I spent my morning singing "Valerie loves me!" lol 
but all I cared about was that I was getting to snuggle this beauty!
 
Valerie Noelle
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Miss Savannah ~ https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2013/7/miss-savannah I always say I have the prettiest clients... I am not kidding.
 
Look at this beauty!!!!! I could not wait to post these pictures, this girl is just so pretty!
 
Such a sweet girl, just like her momma!
 
~Savannha~
 
 





 
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Flores Family ~Maternity~ https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2013/5/flores-family-maternity I love this family! I've done maternity sessions, & newborn sessions for both their girls now!
 
They are so fun, and full of great ideas!
 
The Flores Family
 
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Phillip ~ 2 years old https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2013/4/phillip-2-years-old I met Phillip and his mom Cathi last year, they are such nice people! 
Phillip is so fun! 
One of the sweetest smiles I've ever seen!
 
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Steve & Angela ~ Love Session ~ https://www.kaiphotographybymaria.com/blog/2013/4/steve-angela-approached-me-about-doing Steve & Angela approached me about doing an Engagement Session, 
and including their kids, Owen & Kennedy.
 
What a fun, easy-going, and loving family!
 
I had the best time with them!
 





 
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