Invitation Design

I do fun invitation designs too! Please check out my Etsy store for more fun designs and artwork.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/andreayoungdesigns

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Baby Sarah Photo Session

I was so excited to photograph Baby Sarah and her big brothers this week. I posted photos of Megan’s adorable mermaid baby shower in an earlier post.

Bridal Boudoir Photo Session

I had a blast this weekend photographing one of our upcoming brides. Her soon to be husband was so cute and secretly emailed me to set up this photo shoot for his future wife for her birthday. I think he will be very happy to see the photos that I cannot post here! shhhhhhh….

Here are two of the tamer photos we took.

My Children

My favorite models are my amazing children. My son so graciously let me get some adorable shots of him for his school announcements and my daughter posed like a doll for me to test my new lighting set up.

Piru Mansion Wedding

We sometimes have the pleasure of photographing weddings at some interesting southern California historical locations. I love looking up the history about these old places that often are sites of great significance in the building of California.

This weekends wedding took us to Piru on the way to Ventura just off the 126. There hidden in the hills is a Victorian mansion. – The Piru Mansion also know as the Newhall Mansion. Driving up the hill as the huge mansion is revealed I felt excited. I could only imagine what the grounds held for visual stimulation. Coming to the giant gate we drove up a long dirt driveway lined by vintage serpent street lamps. The thrilling exterior did not outshine the beautiful mysterious interior. Along with flocked wall paper, portraits with mysterious faces, secret doors and hidden rooms there was an extraordinary basement with dim lanterns, stone walls and thick wood furniture. Like many of the locations we get to explore I had no idea about this piece of California history and absorbed it’s beauty and interesting history. It’s now a piece of our photo history and for the wonderful couple who brought us there.

“Built in 1890, the Newhall Mansion has been an iconic statement of Victorian elegance for over a century. Originally owned by publisher David C. Cook, it was later purchased by the Warring Family, and finally by Scott & Ruth Newhall who rebuilt the Mansion to its original specifications in 1983 after a devastating fire.” – From: http://www.newhallmansion.com/history.php

More interesting facts including film info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piru_Mansion

Here are  few photos off of my camera:

Here is a peak at some of the portraits shot by Clinton Ermey. I’m behind the scenes posing the subjects and adjusting lights.

To see more of our wedding work please go to http://www.calicreativephotography.com

Megan’s Mermaid Baby Shower

I had the pleasure of capturing my friend Megan’s baby shower recently. I loved her mermaid theme and couldn’t get enough of her creative homemade desserts! I also got to design the invitation for the party! It was so much fun especially since I love mermaids – check it out!

Hawk Visit

We had an engagement shoot at Griffith Park over the weekend. I was assisting, but managed to get a couple shots of this fabulous hawk who was perched just a few feet from our location.

Poppy Reserve

I love visiting the poppy reserve every year it’s one of the perks living in the Antelope Valley. I was very saddened to see solar farms everywhere! This beautiful patch of wild flowers was just feet away from one. I managed not to get it in the shot. We still had a good time and enjoyed this years bloom.

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Happy Birthday Adelynne!

A baby turning one is such a milestone for baby and for Mom! I was so proud of my little girl and I for making it through her first year!

Here are her a few portrait compilations for each month leading up to one year!

Pumpkin Patch

My Son’s first memorable trip to the pumpkin patch. This was in Tehachapi,CA while I was pregnant with my daughter. I love his soft curious face.

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