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Holiday Mini Sessions 2016

Hello there my families and friends,

It is the time of year where the season is changing, and for me it is a reminiscent of the golden hour (the time before the sun sets) which sends me in a dreamy state of mind. Fall is my favorite time of the year- I’m not sure why, maybe it’s the feeling of new air filling the night, and the beginning of the holidays coming in; which brings me to see who is looking to do a mini session this year! :)

This year has brought me so many lessons and love in my life that I am almost addicted to learning more of who I am and the woman I am becoming. Everyday I am inspired by so many people and so grateful for my family and friends I have/met along the way and the ones I am going to meet. I would love to capture you and what means the world to you.

If you are looking for a holiday mini session, I am only doing one day this year and all of the info is down below:

When: Saturday, Nov. 5th, 2016
Where: Oakland Regional Park
7867 Redwood Rd Oakland, CA 94619
30 minutes
20 high res images via download
$300

Times available:
1. 11am-11:30
2. 11:45am-12:15pm
3. 12:30-1pm
4. 1:15pm-1:45pm
5. 2:15pm-2:45pm
6. 3pm-3:30pm
7. 3:45pm-4:15pm
8. 4:30-5pm

Please email for details and booking:   letlove@letlovephotography.com

*Please include the times requested.  (include at least two and I will try my best to give you the time requested)  Thank you!

 

Below are some of my faves from last year!  Looking forward to meeting and seeing you guys again!  Love you guys!

xxo

let

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2015 Holiday Mini Sessions!

Hello family and friends!!!
 
I’m so excited to see all of you for our holiday mini sessions!
Below are some of my favorites from last year! I can’t wait to see all of the new and old faces this year!
 
Where: Heather Farms, 301 N San Carlos Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
When: Sunday; 11/01 & 11/15
 
For scheduling please email me: letlove@letlovephotography.com
 
Please note:  Sessions cannot be rescheduled.  Your session will start right on schedule, so please allow yourselves ample time to get to the location.  Space is very limited and sessions are available at a first come, first serve basis.

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Ritchie + Olivia Engagement, Oakland, Bay Area

Rich and Liv,

You two are such sweet souls. I am happy to see you two find your happiness in each other. Thank you for allowing me to have some good fun with you two. Enjoy your moments and can’t wait to make some more in the next month!!! Yay!

xxo
let

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2014 Holiday Mini Sessions~ Sunday,11/9 + Saturday,11/22

It’s been a while since I have actually paid attention to the television without working on some edits or figuring out a way to dominate this thing we call life.  After 10 minutes of yelling out answers to Family Feud, I saw my first holiday commercial and realized, I am a bit late to posting my mini sessions!  Gaaaah!  So… I hopped on my computer and googled- “How many weeks before Christmas?”  I cannot believe how the days have creeped up so fast while my eyes read thirteen weeks!!! 13 weeks my friends!  Soooooo…. Forgive me if I provoke a rush of anxiety in you, but it’s time for Letlove Photography’s 2014 Holiday Minis!!!  I had such a great time last year and I am excited to see what’s in store for us this time around!  :)

A little update of me this year: Many things have happened, not so much in my environment, but a ton in my heart, mind, and soul… (For those of you who do not know, I went through a very dark time in my life in 2013 and I am forever indebted to those who have helped lead me back into my light).  I am learning to trust in my heart again.  It is an awakening, and I have realized that loving again means to really look inside of myself and allow for growth in my mistakes and in triumphs.  The transitions in my life has been steady.  However, fear of opening my heart is something I’m working on.  I am allowing my heart to continue to grow and my mind receptive to a new way of thinking.  It hasn’t been easy but it is a challenge I am embracing.  My soul is still passionate, sometimes insecure and uncertain.  However in all of this, I am grateful for my path and photography has definitely been my backbone in all of this.  I also cannot forget Adora!  She remains the tickle in my heart…  I have met so many people in the last year and in one way or another they have taught me humility, resilience and strength.  What a year for me!  :)  In all of this, I am excited to document your family this year with a whole new perspective along with a ton of gratitude and admiration for all you.  I can’t wait to see or meet your beautiful family and to help you treasure your year of 2014!

Please email me to make your reservation!

letlove@letlovephotography.com

2014 HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS 
WHERE:  Stow Lake, San Francisco
WHEN: SUNDAY, 11/9  &  SATURDAY, 11/22
-40 minutes
-20 downloadable High Res Images
-Up to 6 people
-All images professionally edited
-Online Gallery
$300

Below are just a few of my 2013 holiday session faves:
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A poem that rhymes…

I really like birds; owls and hummingbirds in particular. I’m obsessed with Spatule humming birds especially after watching them with a good friend of mine the other night. Somehow it inspired me to write…  Oh, and the last time I wrote something that rhymed I was probably 13…
Disclaimer: I am not a writer, so if my style of writing offends you, please forgive me. :)

Little humming bird it’s ok to cry
Let the wind soar your wings for which direction you must fly
Upside down or backwards you must move
But keep going to where you find your groove

Little humming bird you will find your strength
Be that it forces you in circles because you are elite and heart grand in length
Find your source and hover with all your might
It is not the distance you need to achieve, it is where you follow light

Little humming bird you are full of flight
Spatules will impress you; one will catch your sight
Be patient little humming bird, your heart is fragile so
Oh little humming bird, you must learn to let go

Photograph by Dubi Shapiro, The marvellous spatuletail, an endangered hummingbird found in Peru, is unique with two outer feathers.

More ramble from me…

It’s been a while since I have posted something personal.  I have been going back and forth whether to share anything at all because well, why would I post something like this on my blog where potential clients may read this, judge this, and may be turned away from my business.  But I just have to trust in myself and hope that my customers would love my work and respect who I am as a human being.  So I’m going to keep writing and if there’s any reason that I offend you or this is not your cup of tea, then I apologize for that.

So much has happened that I don’t even know where to begin.  This last year has been one of the most challenging years of my life.  It’s crazy because I would have never thought that I would be sitting here feeling like this.  Fighting.  Battling with my negative thoughts, decisions about my family, my career, juggling physical challenges, my dad battling cancer and more changes that affects everything.  I am going through so much that my thoughts would only focus on the very worse outcome.  I struggled with allowing this challenge to come to me, face to face and I was resisting it with all my might.  I didn’t want to fight because I was afraid to fail.  Therefore I believed that I would.  However, I reached out to anything that can possibly give me respite and hope.  In these last 8 months I have learned to be forgiving towards myself and to everyone around me especially those that hurt me.  In all of this, I figured out a way to take care of myself.  In all honesty I feel like I’ve been trying to figure out a way to care for myself for quite some time.  But in the last year, “self-care” has brought a different meaning and has brought me to see what it really means for me.

I have said this before- nothing is permanent and things are always changing.  I am fighting to get through this, and I am realizing that as I get through one challenge, another will come so I need to learn how to keep myself grounded, to love who I am because I am worth it and to allow myself to make mistakes because things cannot always be perfect.  The things that I have learned recently is to keep humor alive, to continue living my life at it’s present and in it’s entirety.  I am learning not to focus so much on the chaos, but to STOP and allow myself to have a good time while working really hard on the tough parts of my life.  I can’t remember how many times I had heard “thing’s will be ok,” in this last year, and as hard as it is to hear those words because my feelings did not coincide with it at the time, I can only hope and work hard so that it will be.

So for now, I will keep fighting, while I celebrate the good stuff in my life.

On another note, here’s a sneak peek of my upcoming website, designed by an uber talented designer and friend: Eric Yra from 7t8 Design.  I am super excited and I hope you love it just as much as I do.  =)

 

 

You can check it out for yourself here.  Thank you for visiting!

xxo-let

 

 

 

Where I am…

A little insight of me… If I offend you in anyway, I apologize.  I share myself hoping to shed light into my soul and hopefully to touch yours.

One of the most valuable lessons for me is learning how to live in major transitions healthily and receptively. This is not a feat that comes naturally for some, especially me. In fact, it’s something that I struggle with often.

I daydream of the days where I felt invincible, carefree but was I truly content? This is where I am in my journey, at this moment trying to make sense of my happiness, not just for the sake of being satisfied, but also for that true feeling of freeness and making my daydreams a reality. There are days where things seem to be in place, where it makes sense, I have goals, and I have many things to be grateful for. But the days where it’s cloudy and every nerve in my body is vulnerable are the days that I often forget the greater things in my life.

My struggle is within myself, and I am working hard to become more aware and outsmarting my inner demons. I frequently second-guess my worth, my work, and myself. I overcompensate by trying to please others that in the end only create a deeper pattern for self-sabotage. I thrive to be more present, to be more assertive and confident in the ability to be proud of my accomplishments and to stop chasing a dream that can never be fulfilled, which is, to know my future and build it perfectly. I am seeing that as my own fortune teller, I have become my own worse fears- fears that are not real because it does not exist now, and it may never exist. So for now, I must learn to live for today, and trust that if I continue to strive towards my goal- everything will fall into place even if it’s not the way I want it to happen.

Believe…

On a side note… Some day I’d like to do a snatch as clean as this: Crossfit… =) hahahahahaha!!!

Hugs,

~let

They called us the “Dream Team”

I can’t even begin to express how much I appreciate working with such an amazing group of people.  I have worked with a couple of them in the past but this particular wedding was different, the work flow and the chemistry we had was smooth, effortless, and the small shout out for what they called our vendor table “Dream” was manifested through the night even after being on our feet for 12 hours.  We were all still having a good time and just appreciating each and everyone’s dedication in making the Bride and Groom’s moments epic.  It truly was and I would be part of this “Dream Team” any day.

Thank you to Karen and her crew from K.S.V.P. Events- “the right hand woman”-(quote from the bride); who helped make their vision come to life and more. Vinny and his amazing crew from Imperial VIdeo Productions who are one of the most talented and hard working cinematographers I’ve yet to encounter, and to the Bride and Groom; Michelle & Joel… I can’t thank you enough for trusting in Letlove photography and giving me the opportunity to document such a phenomenal wedding.  Special thanks to my Lovey- my Left hand man-  Thank you to my 3rd shooter, Hazel for coming in to help me at the reception!  You are awesome! xo (Picture above was taken by Hazel Aleman)

Enjoy these teasers!

look, feel, remember…

xo~let