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Birthday Weekend

Officially another year older… and feeling fabulous. This week, I’ve officially entered my mid thirties and I’m currently loving a week long celebration.  The highlights include hosting a couple of my oldest friends from Chicago, Shari and Nga as I shared my favorite things: Photoshoot at the Griffith Observatory, Massages at a Korean Spa, and inspirational Ted Talk.  Here are some of my favorite pictures.

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Below: a few of my favorite LA friends (Alma & Thu, and Kris)

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From the iphone collection (mostly foodie adventures around town):

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(above: post brunch at Ocean Seafood in Chinatown for dimsum.  Below: pork spring rolls at Brodards in Garden Grove, and dinner at Chosun Galbee, my favorite spot for KBBQ.)

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(Above: juice at Press Brothers Juicery, Grand Central Market.  Below, inspirational outing at a Ted Talk, Manhattan Beach.)ted talk manhattan beach 2015 photo 12235074_10103042439329299_4886949857719517056_n_zpsjteakxxf.jpg

Pictured last, is what I did on my actual birthday, commercial photoshoot in Santa Monica for office space and ice skating in Pershing Square.

Melissa & Matt: Griffith Observatory Engagement Session

Melissa & Matt are adventurous and in love.  They enjoy spending time outdoors hiking and visiting National Parks.  One of their favorite date spots has been the Griffith Observatory where they recently saw Jupiter and it’s moons through a telescope!  These two are tying the knot in a couple of months in Malibu, and I’m super excited to be apart of their day.  Congratulations you two!

Griffith Observatory Engagement Session

Griffith Observatory Engagement Session

Griffith Observatory Engagement Session

Griffith Observatory Engagement Session

Griffith Observatory Engagement Session

Griffith Observatory Engagement Session