Last weekend I was at the Handlery Hotel San Diego for their Oct 11th bridal fair. It was a beautiful day and thank you for everyone who stopped by my booth. I always like meeting people in person and love the opportunity to showcase my work and style. Here are a few details of the day.
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I always try yo offer something special for the bridal attendees. This time it was a free 2 hour engagement session drawing. And without further ado, the winner is:
Winner of the Drawing

I hope everyone have a lovely time and thanks for entering.

 The focus may be on baby but mom and dad should plan on what to wear too. Being present in your photos with your newborn is not something to forget. You are as important to them as they are to you.

Vintage Airplane Newborn Photography Session
Vintage Airplane Newborn Photography Session by alexis-kubista featuring blue toss pillows

This June 3rd made it 9 years since my Hub and I said I do. We were married at a pretty little resort named La Mariposa in Arizona luckily before the desert heat really kicked in. Growing up in the desert I never thought a June wedding would be ideal. Just so you know the average high temperature at La Mariposa Resort this time of year is 105° F. Our wedding favors were personalized paper fans we gave out to the guests before the outdoor ceremony. Practical and pretty to help the guests keep cool. I didn’t intend to be a June bride but I always think of this song from “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” on my wedding anniversary,

I loved planning all the little details for our wedding. I wish I had Pinterest when I got married. I designed the Save the Date cards with a rose logo which I ended up using in the program and menu cards. We picked roses after we decided on a outdoor garden ceremony. The Hubs likes roses as well. The invitations were a nod to my printing work done while getting my degree. We met while in college. Simple and elegant text with a subtle engraving pattern. Since I didn’t have a press of my own we embossed the ceremony program on the cover with gold ink. We printed out little wedding vow cheat cards just incase we couldn’t remember from memory.Copyright ADK Photography 2014The Hubs wedding band is a simple white gold band. I personalized it by having it engraved with “My Heart.” So where ever he goes he carries my love with him. It has held up well after almost a decade of wear and tear :)Copyright ADK Photography 2014I polished off my wedding day jewelry for an anniversary portrait. The earrings and broach were my something new. The broach was given to me by my sister and helped me incorporate pearls into my weddings day.  Sweet tea and pearls is what remind me of my grandmother, who is originally from Tennessee. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her without at least pearl studs on, always a lady. My “something borrowed” was an black opal ring my aunt had made from a loose opal my grandfather found for the same grandmother in Australia during his time overseas. My “something blue,” and “something old” was a vintage hankie from my Hub’s grandmother.  My mum and I, made silk tote bags with monograms for he ladies in my wedding party. I made one for myself as well in light silver.Copyright ADK Photography 2014This year to mark our nine year anniversary I wanted to somehow use all the extra wedding stationary. I’ve lugged this stuff around for more than a few house moves. I really didn’t need to keep the piles of stuff in boxes, but I didn’t want to just throw it all away. I decided to make an interactive set out of paper butterflies to shoot in. I choose butterflies to highlight that we were married at a venue named La Mariposa Resort. I attached them to fine netting and pulled lines forward with fishing line. We basically stood inside a funnel of paper bugs. Copyright ADK Photography 2014

I’m one luckily lady to have a man who is down to participate in my creative projects.

Copyright ADK Photography 2014Copyright ADK Photography 2014How do you mark the milestones in your life?


A Bag for Every Camera
When I pick out a came bag for my gear I have a few criteria I like met. It has to hold my walking around items for portrait sessions. This usually includes an my choice set of lenses, one body, speed light, extra batteries, extra memory cards, and small miscellaneous items. I look for bags that have removable inserts so I can adjust for the amount of gear I carry with me that day. This also helps as they can convert to a regular purse. I like how you blend in for street photography if your gear bag doesn’t scream “Look there, it’s a photographer with lots of expensive gear!” Lastly, I have to admit I love pretty accessories so the bag must look good. I’ve come to the point where all my large tote style bags are duel purpose camera bags. If I don’t need a camera than I just carry small clutch style bags. I still own a black backpack style camera bag but only use it when hiking or roughing it. If they made a cool Camelbak / camera backpack with adjustable inserts then I’d probably buy it. On to the cool stuff.
A Bag for Every Camera by alexis-kubista featuring Thomaspaul

Checked out a local eatery, Underbelly for a birthday weekend treat a bit back. The food was awesome and drinks plentiful. I got the Underbelly ramen and a couple . The Hubs added bacon wrapped mushrooms to his and I highly recommend those. Located in Little Italy go to the farmers market then eat lunch here on your next Saturday like we did.

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Got an extra special cupcake treat from Sprinkles Cupcakes as well. As you can, the fastest way to my heart is through my stomach.

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Happy day to me indeed!


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