Happy Engagement Anniversary Celestina May & Rip!

Almost exactly 1 year ago these two love birds we’re in engagement bliss; he asked and of course she said yes!! Drinks all around and let the wedding planning begin!! Little did they know that was just the beginning of an adventurous year for the two of them.

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They also decided if wedding planning was in the air, house hunting would be fun too. They found the cutest mid-century rambler in East San Diego County. Perfect with a swimming pool out back, an in-home hair salon room for Celestina to work her vintage hair styling magic, a music room for Rip to meditate to some vinyl, and a little tiki waterfall perfect to accompany a cigar in celebration of the fun event planning.

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It also doubles as the perfect place for these two to jam out together with their many musical and performing talents. No really, they both play instruments and sing for real. As a matter of fact Rip is part of a fantastic band called Amalgamated Ska based in San Diego … click here to check out one of their performances on YOU TUBE

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They have the most adorable kitchen with real vintage appliances (mostly, ignore the coffee maker) and fabulous 1950’s atomic dishes. The kitchen even comes with an in-wall ironing board to iron all of Celestina’s Cuties For A Cause shirts…and perfect for a naughty dog to play in too.

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No family is complete without some kind of furry four-legged child and they were absolutely the luckiest couple ever to have found Dexter. He is the brightest, happiest, most well behaved little dog a couple could ask for.

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Dexter has learned so many tricks, he is potentially already surpassing their friends level of card playing…don’t tell them.

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The best part about this house is the couple who occupies it! If nothing else, just hanging out and being silly together at home is all they really need to be happy.

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… the kind of love where movie nights in their PJ’s is the definition of a perfect evening.

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Wishing you both a lifetime full of love, music and happiness together!!! ~Alisha & Holland

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Some like buying a cute vintage house

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The Beehive and the Boston Terrier

We did a bit of a 60’s twist on our popular pin up photoshoots with Melinda, Joe & Nigel in CA. Their photoshoot was on one of or pin up days where we did portraits and included an artwork image too. These are some of my favorite types of photoshoots…everyone has such a variety for artwork.

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Enjoy their slideshow video if you’d prefer:

The day started in the styling chair with Tisha Arterberry (stylist) working her era magic. She has so many colors to play with I love it!!

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We started our journey into the 60s once the beehive was set.

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We took photos in a few rooms of a fabulous mid century home – perhaps our favorite was the beauty room and this amazing styling seat – with a beehive friendly hair dryer attached to the top.

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Nigel demanded on being adored in order to pose for photos…which was not hard to do.

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Everyone loves a Boston Terrier – their squishy faces are darn kissable.

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When he was asked not to be the center of attention, well, he made himself center of attention still!! A little Boston Terrier photo bombing action never hurt anyone.

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Life was easier than it might seem a photoshoot should be, seated on a comfy couch snuggling up and getting kisses. Making the perfect family shot without all the over posed cheesiness.

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Some like Johnny Cash

Some like 60’s pin ups

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A Labrador Beach Kind Of Day

During our trip to CA we were fortunate to have a few families request a beach photoshoot – that soft warm CA sand is something we just don’t see up here in WA and we were ready for a sandy adventure with these two cute labs Bella and Juneau.

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Enjoy their bonus video with more photos from their family portraits last year and this year combined:

 

We lucked out finding a great gray fence on the way to the sand, and sometimes a solid background is nice for variety.

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Bougainvillea is always a perk, as a matter of fact last year Cinda and Bella had a Bougainvillea photo at the winery so this was perhaps the beginning of a flowery tradition.

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The sun was incredibly bright that day, keeping glasses on was a safer option for them as we battled the lighting on our perfect sunny beach in the middle of the day. Note the dogs were loving the attention, I’m pretty sure they think photo day is all about them.

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The waves were crashing perfectly on the large rocks, giving a little mist that made everyone smile. Each year their family does a different background, it is really nice when the weather and location works out.

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Juneau wasn’t reluctant to show off his sandy paws at the end of our photo day – this straight leg pose is one of his favorites for the camera.

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Some like warm sandy beaches

Some like the mist from crashing waves

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Garcia Family Pin Ups

We were thrilled when we heard that Crystal, Carlos & Cyanea were going to make a trip from AZ to have photos in CA during our 2013 West Coast Photo Tour!! They joined us for our Homemaker & Holiday Artwork photo (marathon) day. Please enjoy a bunch of their photos in this video:

 

We started the day with stylist Tisha Arterberry pampering Crystal’s hair & make-up pin up perfect!rose couples vintage pin ups with boston terrier by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

We listened to some good tunes on the record player as they posed for a few family photos.

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We snuck in some doggy photos as mom was changing her outfit.

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we took some shots of Mr Garcia with his baby girl too.rockabilly couples vintage pin ups with boston terrier by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

Our next room was the beauty room! Crys Zia Galore posed happily with Cyanea for us.hugs couples vintage pin ups with boston terrier by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

It wouldn’t be right Not to get some kisses shots while we were there.

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Cyanea is always a great poser for us! Such a little super model.

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Crys sat at the vanity as she rolled off the stockings and got ready for the pool!

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This was a super dry hot day and the pool was a sight to see!

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It was so bright we pulled the umbrella out to play with.

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We went back inside for some good ole fashion snuggling time.

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Crystal pretended to be a 50’s homemaker for a few.

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They certainly make the perfect vintage couple! Even in the kitchen.

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Some think old vanities are cool

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San Francisco Engagement On A Sunny Day

Some of you have probably heard a little about this photoshoot. Kristin & Mark’s engagement in San Francisco kicked off our west coast photo tour this year and it did not disappoint. First off, let me say that this happened to be the most beautiful sunny day with no fog and the golden Gate Bridge was proudly out for all to see.

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Kristin & Mark wanted to start at the Palace of Fine Arts, so after our 12 hour drive and full night of sleep we went directly to the location to checkout the best photo spots. We were there for just an hour and in that time we saw two different weddings come and go. Pretty crazy for a Wednesday afternoon but we did know this was a popular place.

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Mark and Kristin are both teachers in the bay area and make quite the pair! I believe their humor is what really stood out to us. They survived our insanity after the long drive and managed to have some great laughs during the shoot! Especially as we headed to the beach…

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The beach was stunning, the bridge was bold and these two were clearly in love and excited for their photos together. We decided to hang out through sunset and increased the fun by requesting to walk the beach to the end near the bridge. Keep in mind none of us had been to this beach before. Together we chatted and walked about a quarter mile in the sand to the large rock at the end (you can see it on the right side of the photo below). As we neared our destination we noticed a senile old man…or so we thought….we giggled and continued our walk laughing about the old man who wore a tshirt and forgot his pants.

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It didn’t take us long to realize that the men sunbathing around the beautiful rock were not actually wearing speedos (it was hard to tell from far away – we gave them the benefit of doubt). I thought Kristin was being cute as I asked, “Are we on a nude beach?” and she answered “Oh, no this is just San Francisco” politely and without an inch of hesitance. Moment later in a slow shocked tone I said, “No, really…I think this is a nude beach”. My eyes got wider as reality sank in! I blame the warm weather, the men were all over the rock sunbathing like seals. Go figure the best place for photos. It was quite the experience as we dodged naked people from photo bombing their engagement images. I’ll never forget the one moment when Mark was busting up laughing and wasn’t able to look my way…I turned to see what was funny and well – we were apparently entertaining enough that a couple men came to stand and watch. The best part about the random reality was I believe Kristin & Mark had the most sincere smiles, laughs and giggles I’ve seen in a long time.

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I can’t quite imagine what the photos would have looked like if we went with the original plan in the Oakland A’s stadium. That idea was vetoed by the stadium since it was during their season. Kristin & Mark brought some A’s fun with them to the beach so at least we could pretend.

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We were very happy with the day, the photo locations and the hilarious events we experienced. Her ring sparkled in the sun and there was a lot of laughter with minimal mishaps. We brought them Voodoo donuts from Portland so we wondered if there was voodoo magic involved.

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We’re happy to welcome Kristin & Mark to the Some Like It Shot wedding family!! We look forward to seeing you & your family/friends for your wedding day!

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Some like the Golden Gate

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