Heritage Park + Cerritos Sculpture Garden / Engagement Photographer / Monica + Rob

         We were excited for our first engagement photo session of 2018, my husband David and I had the pleasure to captured a beautiful engagement session of Monica & Rob in Cerritos at the Heritage Park and Cerritos Sculpture Garden. We are very excited for their upcoming wedding in November. Congratulations Monica and Rob!! We wish you the very best! Thank for allowing us to capture your special happy moments together and sharing your story to the world. Please enjoy some great photos through the Janice Owen Photography experience. Cheers! Here are Monica and Rob's love story in their own words. Enjoy!

1) Briefly, how did you two meet? ----- Rob and Monica met through mutual friend, Billy Brownell, in late 2012. After a couple group hang outs Monica gained the courage to ask Rob out on a date. They went to Belmont Brewery and during debated on either going to see Jurassic Park in theaters or to go to second street and get some drinks. Monica was a little nervous so part of her wanted to see the movie so she didn't have to worry about making conversation. She left the decision up to Rob and he decided to go get some drinks. They went to Shannons and ending up talking all night, having great conversation! Was a fun night that lead to many other dates. After months of dating, Monica and Rob went to a Pearl Jam concert and made it official, November 20, 2013!

2) Monica & Rob: What are your favorite hobbies? ----- Rob and Monica enjoy paddle boarding, bike rides and being near the water, usually ending with a sushi date night. Other days they enjoy staying home, baking homemade cookies and watching movies. 

3) What characteristics do you like about one another?  --- Rob likes Monica's optimistic approach, compassion towards not only him but everyone around her, and her generally joyous demeanor; and her stunning beauty always amazes him to think he is this lucky. Monica likes that Rob has such a big heart. He is understanding, kind and a good listener. He supports her no matter and makes her feel like the luckiest girl in the world. 

4) How do you envision for your future together as soon to be married couple? ----- Monica and Rob envision lots of adventures in the future. Moving into their first home and also traveling as much as possible! 

5) Anything else you would like to share, you're welcome to. ---- Here is our website link if you want to read a little of our story: theknot.com/us/workman-wedding

Kayliana's One Year Milestones / Children and Family Photography / The Owen Family

Our sweet baby girl Kayliana turned 1 year old on Jan. 17th, 2018. Wow! The year sure flew by too fast...  We survived! New parents check list is officially running smoothly... Since the birth of our daughter, we have learned so much about ourselves as being parents and truly understand what UNCONDITIONAL LOVE really means. Our Kaylie has brought so much joy, love, and patience in our lives. We love her dearly! Here's Kayliana's 1st Birthday Photoshoot done by Mom - Janice Owen. The theme for this shoot is "Growing UP too fast" - Inspired by the animated "UP" -- the adorable air balloon. 

On December 3rd, 2017 marked exactly one year when I had my Maternity photoshoot done. Fast forward, now we have our family photos with Kayliana when she was 10.5 months old here. We used some of the photos below to mailed out our Holiday family cards back in December. We truly loved our photos, thank you Marcella for your amazing work! :)

Photography by the talented: Marcella Apodaca Photography

When you are born into a family of photographers, you are likely to be photograph A LOT! Our baby is used to it by now LOL :) So that makes her a "Professional Model" right??! LOL... Below are another family photo session we did back in July 2017 for Kaylie's 6 months milestones. Photoshoot done by our amazing friend/photographer Dipan. 

Photography by Dipan Desai Photography

Below are comparison photos of her newborn in the hospital at 2 days vs. 12 months on the left. Then there's one with Mom & Dad at 2 weeks vs. 11 months old. What a big difference in her appearance! :)

Here are more recap of Kaylie's time at the hospital, born on Tuesday 1/17/17. 

More of our favorite photos of Kaylie growing up captured by her Mom boss Janice Owen and Daddy David too! (photos ranges from 4 days old to 12 months old here). 

Disneyland Proposal and Engagement / Engagement Photographer / Ashley + William

We had the pleasure and honor to be part of our good friends Ashley and William's spectacular marriage proposal at Disneyland. We have known William for many wonderful years when my husband David and I was engaged. We have been fast friends since then, and when William came to us for his surprise proposal ideas, we were ecstatic! Luckily all of William's proposal plans have came to fruition thanks to the help of his families and friends. 

Overall, it was a spectacular marriage proposal at Disneyland in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle. Ashley not only celebrated her Birthday but she also received the greatest gift of all... which is saying "YES to marrying the man of her dreams." -- Big congrats to the happy newly engaged couple Ashley and William! Here are the couple's love story on how they met and fell in love below:

William and Ashley met through the power of the internet. William was told by a good friend that the website "Plenty of Fish" was a good dating website (after all, he met his girlfriend on this website). After many years, William decided it was time to try Plenty of Fish and dip into 'Online Dating.' Little did he know... his first match... would be his last. Ashley was on the top of his match list and he instantly messaged her. And she Messaged back, and their relationship took off into the sky!

Williams favorite hobbies include Editing, playing video games, and listening to Kevin Smith podcasts. But he pickes up new hobbies when dating Ashley - like a absolute love of sushi (its a hobby!!! No one can tell him different) he also like travel, watching movies, and streaming classics cinema. 

When it comes to William's thoughts about Ashley, he adores her! He fell in love with her eyes. Its the first thing he likes to see when he wakes up, and the last before falling asleep. He loves her personality and the love she has shown him. 

William and Ashley as a marries couple will be amazing. Growing old together is a journey that anyone should take, and never ever alone. They will always be together, through hardships and triumphs. William can't wait to have children and for Ashley to give her love to more than just him. 

And every night before he falls asleep, he whispers to her "I love you more"

And in Ashley's own words about William, she said: "William and I have a LOVE or a passion for  sushi. In fact, that was our first date! We both love film, movie and art. A love for little Tokyo and Japanese culture. Our first date was in little Tokyo We also love harry potter. The first thing that drew me to William was his red hair! And his kind soul. No one could ever be as loving and caring as him. The most patience and loyal man. But he always makes me laugh even tho times are hard. He makes me smile." 

Congratulations Ashley and William!! We wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness! Thank you for sharing your love story with us and the world. And thanks for allowing us to capture your special and memorable day. Please enjoy some great photos through the Janice Owen Photography experience. Cheers!