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    Oh hi. And how are your Mondays treating you today? Mine? Well I’m sitting here fighting a brutal cold and pushing hard to stay awake through the medicine induced blur. Soooo, that being said I’m going to keep this short. It’s ok though because this engagement session is so good you should be getting to the pictures now anyway. We met up with Jordan and Sophie at Griffith Park one morning and had an absolute blast. We laughed the whole time and really just felt like we were hanging out with great friends (which you are now Sophie and Jordan, good friends). Seriously, these two, love them and can’t wait for their wedding with Gather Events in the spring, it’s going to be a good one. yep, a good one indeed. Also, Sophie, that hair, perfection right? Sigh. Ok, to the pics!

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    Oh Monday, why do you hurt so much sometimes…waking up is hard to do eh? Well, that’s ok because I have a good one for you that will cheer up those beginning of the week blues. Today we are sharing the wedding of Tae and Kary that we shot in Ensenada last year. These two, oh man, what can I say? I love them. A lot. They are fellow photographers and amazing people and they really really really connected with our style and our vision…we were all seriously a match made in heaven. We made the quick drive down to Ensenada and spent a couple of days glamping with them and enjoying the wedding events, it was, yes, it was everything. They were recently featured on Green Wedding shoes and you can read all about their vision behind their wedding over there, so head on over and read more about them. Then take a look below at their story. Kary and Tae, it was a complete honor. Thank you for trusting us, for connecting with us, and for having us there to tell your story. We adore you and can’t wait to hear all about your travels around the world. Although, we will definitely be missing you! xoxox

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    babes! This one’s for you today. I know, I should be waiting until Monday to post this but I just CAN’T WAIT so I’m breaking my rules. yep, sure am. It’s no secret that I love my girlfriends, they are my sisters, and some of my greatest joys in the life. And it breaks my heart how much we all struggle with insecurity and the desire to be beautiful, successful, smart, the perfect mothers, perfect wives, perfect everything. And since the women in my life have become some of my biggest sources of inspiration, I decided that it’s about damn time they are celebrated. So I’m teaming up with some of my fave gals, Tori from Sitting in a Tree, Rachael from Siren Floral Co, and Erica from 10.11 Makeup. We are teaming up to celebrate you ladies, to celebrate how stunningly beautiful you ALL are. We are offering mini sessions that we are calling Fox Sessions, because, well, you’re a fox and you’re wild (in the best way), yep you all are and we want to capture that part of you. For yourselves, for your partners, for your children…and for the experience. These sessions can be boudoir, they can be maternity, they can anything you want as long as they are a celebration of you and your wildness, your beauty, your strength.

    The cost of the sessions are $325 which covers a 30 minute shoot by me (Rachel), minimum of 15 images delivered digitally with printing rights, a floral crown from Rachael to wear at the shoot, and clothing styling by Tori (yep, she’s letting you raid her closet/sequin den). Then we are giving you the optional add-on of hair and makeup by Erica (email me for pricing), I mean, who doesn’t like having their hair and makeup done? We will be offering several dates and we will be taking these on the road for a little boudoir road show, so I’ve listed out cities and dates below. These are already filling up so email me for more info or sign up for a spot in your city! rachel@studiocastillero.com

    San Diego: Jan 26th (potential to open another date with enough interest)
    San Francisco: Feb 6th
    Portland: Feb 9th
    Los Angeles: Feb 12th

    Don’t see your city here? Get enough of your friends together and interested to do the sessions and we’ll add your city. Just email me for more info! This is great gift for grooms, or even for bachelorette parties, drink champagne, get hair and makeup done, play dress up, take some pics. We recently all did this together because we wanted to experience what our clients are and we had an absolute blast. Seriously, the best time spent with your girlfriends.

    Uh oh, I wrote a novel, so I’ll wrap this up and leave you to check out the pictures of us all (scary! but awesome). One of my faves, eco feminist extraordinaire, Terry Tempest Williams says “To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.” Ladies, we are connected to each other, to our partners, our husbands, our sisters, our earth, our moon. Ladies, we are beauty and we are power, lets celebrate that shall we? Yes. yes yes yes. EMAIL ME! do it! Rachel@studiocastillero.com

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