Rose&Matt Wedding/ Richmond Virginia / Destination Wedding 2018

Rose is my best friends sister . I have known Rose since she was in elementary school. I watched her grow to be this amazing women she is today. She owns her own Yoga studio in downtown Richmond and a great business women. 

I met Matt for the first time when I flew there for the wedding . He was such a funny and kind guy and he absolutely adores Rose which made me happy seeing my little sister blossom every time they looked at each other. Their wedding was in a beautiful winery vintage style. She decided to get ready in her yoga studio . Then we all drove to the winery for the ceremony. Rose looked amazing in her wedding dress and her wedding day was just absolutely gorgeous ! Mat is a professional Skydiver and he decided to skydive and arrive at the ceremony! 

Glamour/ Fashion Studio Photography

If you ask me what do I like to do for fun ? I will say one of the things I like to do is design a photoshoot I love. It's an opportunity for me to create and shoot something i want to shoot. Not something I am asked to shoot.

I asked Parand Biranvand Miss Middle East 2017 to be part of my project and help me create what I had in mind. I have done couple photoshoots for her and always enjoy working with her. She is truly a beautiful person inside and out. 

San Diego Maternity Studio photoshoot

Samira is one of my dear clients who I had a pleasure of photoshooting her engagement, bridal shower, wedding, baby shower and now maternity. Trust is the number one key in doing business and I think I established that since I started my business in 2010. Clients like Samira is the true reason I do what I do.

To tell you a little but about the photo session, It took about 2 hours and Samira was still having a blast and posing for me. She is so adorable and her pictures turned out amazing. She arrived with her pink dress and pink roses in her hair and a bottle of pink wine for me to drink and relax after the shoot which was very sweet of her and Ardalan. Here are a couple of my favorites that I would like to share with you.

Family portrait/ San Diego Portrait photography/4S Ranch Studio photography

Azadeh and I met the first time at the Iranian American Women foundation back in 2016. Shortly after she hired me to do head shots for her. Azadeh Is a great lawyer. She specializes in Injury from car accidents, motorcycle , pedestrian, and bicycle accidents. I went to her office to get her head shots done. She was so fun , Kind and full of energy.

About a month ago she asked me to do another photo shoot for her and her 2 beautiful boys. When they arrived at my studio, I was a bit worried that the boys wont  enjoy getting their pictures done but surprisingly they had a great time, completely open to me posing them and later they told their mom how much they enjoyed shooting with me. 

We met a couple nights ago for the viewing session. Azita loved her images and seeing the excitement on her face was the best reward I could ask for. 

Portrait Photography/ San Diego Portrait photographer/ Studio Photography

I met Christie a while back at a bridal show. We became friends and kept in touch. She decided to do a glamour photo shoot for her birthday and I'm so glad she did because now she has a gift that she can cherish a lifetime and will bring a smile to her face every time she looks at them. She loved all her images ! I did her hair and make up and we had such a great time on her photo shoot.

San Diego Headshot Photography / 4S Ranch

Angie was such a beautiful person inside and out. She hired me to do headshot and lifestyle photos for her so I told her I have a perfect spot for her. We head out to my special spot in 4S ranch which I love.

At the end of our photoshoot she told me how fun this was and she absolutely fell in love with her images and so did I :)

I love how I make my clients feel relaxed and comfortable after a few min of shooting with me. Most of the time before we begin they tell me how nervous they are or that they are not photogenic. Angie felt the same but then after a few min and a couple warm up shots she was so comfortable and confident that I could see it in her face and that is when I capture what I am looking for.

San Diego Wedding Photography/ Old town San Diego / Mike & Laura

I met Mike through a photography group on Facebook . He lives in Portland but wanted to get Married in San Diego so after seeing my work he loved it and asked me to shoot his wedding !

Since they were flying from Portland and very busy for the wedding, I only got a chance to meet them until their wedding day and boy they were so kind, adorable and funny! I mean this couple could not stop kissing each other and I had to ask them to stop so I can take my pictures . LOL

They were goofy and funny. They wanted to make funny faces for all their pictures and were not serious at all. I loved that about them :) I had a blast shooting their wedding and so grateful that I met this lovely couple and had the opportunity to capture their wedding day.

Here is their story:

 

They Met

From 2005-2012 Mike & Laura were co workers at Rentrak in Portland. A couple years after meeting they became besties. Everyone thought they were a couple but, they simply just enjoyed each other's company. This was not for lack of trying on Mike's part!

They Fell In Love

Let's face it... how many couples never fight, always have fun together, are equally pig-headed and goofy, have the same values, want the same dream kitchen, both love Top Gun enough to still watch it regularly AND are both Britney Spears fans? That's soulmate makings there, how could we not fall in love? Perfect fit!

They Got Engaged

On September 1, 2015 .... Mike figured he better lock it down before Laura changed her mind yet again! SO . on an equally special day with an equally special ring, Mike popped the question out of the blue. " Luckily the gamble paid off" and Laura said YES! And now they are soar off into the sunset together for all kinds of fun adventures.

San Diego Headshot Photography

Rena and Tod are owners of Massage Heights in my Neighborhood 4S Ranch. I have been a member of Massage heights for over a year now and absolutely love their service. Rena and Todd also love my photography work and asked me to do their head shots.. They were so happy and excited when they saw their pictures and Im happy that I was able to provide excellent service to them as they deserve.

Family Portrait Photoshoot/ San Juan Capistrano Portrait Photography

 I have been taking pictures for the Donboli family since Elham was pregnant with their first daughter Ariana. Now they have 2 beautiful girls and I have been photographing them every year so I get to see how much they grow and capture memories for them to cherish forever. They are such a lovely and lucky family and I absolutely adore these 2 little Angeles. Cheers to you guys. Thank you for having me be the one to capture your special moments . I hope I can photograph their wedding one day :)

Lynn Coppock/San Diego Portrait Photogrpahy/4S Ranch

I posted this picture not just to show another photograph of my recent work but because while doing this shoot I realized something that I want to share with you. Something I think a lot of you can relate to.

I did a photoshoot for Lynn more than a year ago and she planned on coming back and doing another shoot because she loved her images. Ok, now lets get to the point. While we were in the middle of the photoshoot and I was just so deep concentrating on what I wanted to capture, Lynn looked at me and said: WOW you seem very happy right now! I asked: Really? how come? She said: you came to life, I wish I had a camera in my hand right now to capture the joy and light that is in your eyes and on your face!  your eyes are sparkling and you're glowing. That made me happy at the moment just realizing how lucky I am to find my passion but later while walking my dog Snoopy, I thought about what Lynn said again and made me realize something very important.

I realized Photography for me is my happy place. I call it " Happy place" because its easier to describe my point. Its a place that when I am lost in it I dont think about anything else except enjoying what I am creating whether its shooting,editing, blogging or whatever that comes with it. Its a place that no one can take away from me and I can rely on it whenever I need to. Before I found photography I used to try finding that happy place from another person and that was wrong because people can disappoint you or not always be there for you no matter how much they love you and that can make you feel sad and dissatisfied. Everyone should have a happy place. When you have your own happy place, you feel stronger and confident. I used to be that girl that cared about what everyone thinks about me and always cared about pleasing my partner more than what I really wanted and what makes me happy but I changed. I learned to accept things as they are and as long as they last and it became easier for me to let go of things because I have my happy place within me. 

So find your happy place. When you find it,It will make you feel stronger, more confidant and satisfied. I hope this Inspired you today. Happy Friday ! :)

Shadi

Wedding Inspirations

Wedding Designs

I know planning a wedding can be very overwhelming and there are so many options out there so let me help you with some beautiful and elegant wedding ideas that I absolutely love as a wedding photographer.

 

Classy & Fabulous! Chanel Inspired Wedding Designs.

Who doesn’t like a little Coco Chanel?  As spoken by Coco Chanel: “a girl should be two things: classy and fabulous”, why not reflect this concept in your wedding and bring the Chanel spirit into your designs?

Rachel A. Clingen wedding & event design

 

Fairytale Glam California Wedding

Event planning and design: Male Amore events, Floral design: Florals by Jenny

Navi & Silver Wedding Inspirations

we can’t deny the simplicity and elegance that comes with the Silver color. The color Silver can be paired beautifully with almost any color but combining it with grey was done solely to express a more natural and “less is more” look.

Black & Gold

 Gold and Black is my favorite. Very elegant and classy style by Kate Minassi Events & Design

Wedding Dresses

For petite brides with long beautiful legs, one option for your wedding gown could be a short and classy style. Very unique and stylish.

 

For Brides that are looking for a longer look yet not too much I recommend Strapless gown in lux organza and double faced organza, featuring a beautifully layered skirt.

 Ball gown

And absolutely stunning open back gowns

 

 

Wedding Shoes

When it comes to wedding shoes, every bride wants a pair of Jimmy Choo and these are a couple of my favorites.

I hope this article helped you with some ideas for your wedding day. For more tips, Inspirations and special offers please subscribe to my email list. thank you and stay inspired.

 

Shadi

Bridal Party!

From the Bridal shower to the big day we capture beautiful Images that you will cherish a lifetime. contact us today! www.shadiameri.com/contact
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Skincare and make up tips

I love make up. I can spend hours in a make up store studding about different make up and skincare products because I believe your skin is very important and needs to be taking care of in order to look younger, beautiful a vibrant for a very long time.
After years and years of purchasing different products I finally got it all together what best works for me and my skin and I would love to share that with you !

Skincare:

I use Aveeno for cleansing my face and I also use 3 different masks through out the week one for each day. One for Hydrating, One for reducing my pores and one for preventing my face from acne . You can get them all from ULTA and I highly recommend YES !

 I use CHANEL eye and face cream. I have learned after purchasing many different products that CHANEL Skin care and make up products works best for my sensitive and complex skin. It smells good, It feels good and I noticed results quickly comparing to other products.

Make up :

Now the fun part :) here are some products I use for makeup. I love Matte lipsticks , at least for me because I like Natural looking makkeup and not too much so I finally found the one I absolutely adore from BareMinerals and if I want to go with more color, I use Maybelline Color Blur.
 

 

So here it is. Hope you enjoyed and this was helpful. Untill the next tip, Stay Inspired.

Cheers!