Pardon

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…my absence for the past couple of months. Remember when I said I was revamping the website and blog…and then I didn’t? Welllll, literally right when I was getting started, I found out I was preggers with baby number 2! And then the “morning sickness” set in and I was serioulsy out for the count.

Well, now that I’m over half way through and feeling great again, I’m ready to get this tackled, before this little girl makes her debut!

On that note, this last Monday, I decided to take so some self portraits (self timer, baby), not only to document my pregnancy, but also to document my last day being 30! Well, my photo ended up being featured on Stone Cold Fox (here and here) and I am soooooo beyond honored. I absolutely adore this line (its by far my fave) and the gals behind it are just genius. JUST. GENIUS. They know women and what women want. Each piece is beautifully crafted, sexy, romantic and timeless. Investment pieces for sure.

The top I am wearing is the “Moroccan Holy Tube” and I can’t even tell you how flattering it is (even at 24 weeks pregnant!). So feminine and transitional, perfect for just about every occasion! So if you haven’t already, head over to Stone Cold Fox and check out their amazing line. You will be drooling for sure. Oh, and p.s. their sale section has some sweet deals, so don’t miss out, you’ll want these pieces for summer, promise…or if you live in LA, you’ll need them now πŸ˜‰

Good Bye Summer…

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And Hello Fall…

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I can’t believe it’s almost the end of September and I REALLY can’t believe I haven’t posted since March! Well there goes my New Years resolution. Good thing another one is just around the corner and I can try it again πŸ˜‰

Since it is Fall and not to mention, my VERY favorite time of year, I’ve decided to finally update my blog and more importantly, my website (hasn’t been updated in about 2 yrs. Yikes!)! Maybe it’s the crispy air or the constant smell of pumpkins and spice wafting about my house, but I’ve got an extra pep in my step and I feel re-invigorated and ready to get to work! So, over the next few weeks, expect a WHOLE lot of pretty to be happening around here, 2 years worth of pretty, precisely πŸ˜‰ . I may even have to throw in some Halloween fun…cause, ya know, it’s basically what I live for.

Oh, and can we just all agree that my model, the talented beauty and brains behind Frida And Marilyn, is just beyond stunning and perfectly Fall time with that dark hair and red lip? Kind of obsessed over here.

Stay Tuned. A whole mess of pretty is coming your way.

A Year of Beauty

…light and lots and lots of LOVE.

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What a year it has been! This is a (not so) little collection of my favorite images for 2012. First, I’d love to say THANK YOU to all my wonderful, beautiful clients. I have loved working with every single one of you and my only wish is that we can continue this relationship of creating beautiful and timeless images together, for what I secretly hope will last a lifetime. I am so honored to be a part of your lives in such an intimate and artistic way and want to extend my deepest gratitude for allowing me to document your journey, at each precious stage. I always say, “at the end of the day, all we have is memories, and the pictures that breathe new life into them” and I thank you for making me a vital part of your memories.

Secondly…this blog was a doozy! I’d like to take this moment to go ahead and kick my self in the pants for not keeping up with my posting. I mean, come on! Really?! My whole business is aesthetics and I have the nerve to wait months and months to post basically an ENTIRE year of photos? That’s just senseless and I think I may have learned my lesson. Hopefully.

I wish I could have posted ALL of my sessions from this year (and more personal work too), but a lot of my year consisted of lots of Boudoir. I la la LOVE shooting boudoir, but that kinda pretty dreaminess, must remain a secret πŸ˜‰ Once I get the green light, I may have a couple images to share, we shall see!

Goodbye 2012, and hello 2013. You are looking quite lovely indeed.

All photos (except for 4, can you guess which ones?) were shot on beautiful, light-filled FILM and scanned and processed at the one and only, Richard Photo Lab.

Every Once In A While

…I do head shots.

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I have had the pleasure of both photographing and doing makeup for the lovely Amanda Schull on a number of occasions and each time I always find my self a little bit (okay, a lot bit) baffled by her flawless beauty. She is such a talent and really just one of the funniest and classiest gals I know. I am excited for her newΒ  roll on the hit show Suits and can’t wait to see her in action. The Hollywood Reporter just ran a little article on her upcoming roll and I am so grateful to have been able to capture these photos for her. It’s such a rare thing to be both beautiful on the inside as well as out, she truly is the whole package and deserves every amount of success that comes her way.

shot on fuji 400 h pro. scanned and processed by richard photo lab

Wedding Shoes

…are the best kind.

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I love how each of these shoes fit the bride’s that wore them, so perfectly…no pun intended.

It’s been a busy month and it’s not done yet, but I just HAD to post some recent images from this months weddings, and whats better than fabulous shoes?

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shot on fuji 400 h pro and kodak tmax 400. Scanned and processed by Richard Photo Lab.

Relishing

…those warm summer nights.

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LOVED capturing this unconventional Boudoir session. Sometimes, the simplicity of a genuine (and in her case, gorgeous)smile and carefree spirit, is all you need to capture the beauty of a woman, don’t you agree?

Have a lovely and warm weekend and I’ll be back with the full post next week…for reals.

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shot on Fuji 400 H Pro. Scanned/processed at Richard Photo Lab.

Orange You Glad

…she said yes?

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A few months ago, the weather really started to warm up and I found myself in love with the idea of a romantic, backyard proposal. The air was balmy and the light, dreamy. I had just bought a beautiful batch of ranunculus and stalk at the Sunday farmers market and decided, today is a perfect day to create. One thing lead to another and before you knew it, I had my husband doing yard work and moving around furniture in our backyard (strange fact, but some reason he becomes very “weary” of my creative bursts and pretty much avoids me at all costs. I still can’t put my finger on why?)

I loved creating and dreaming of my newly named “European Engagement” as my thoughts became more of a story and felt it was only right that this romantic setting take place in some beautiful remote village in Spain or Italy or something like that. Anyhow, as so many “sneak peeks” on my blog, this post suffered the same treatment…I’ll get to it later. But, with wedding season in full swing and so much love to be captured over the next few months, I thought it would be quite fitting to kick it all off with a little inspiration.

Hope you have a wonderful week full of love, inspiration and daydreams.

Shot on Fuji 400 H Pro, Scanned and processed at Richard Photo Lab.

Deeply

sorry for my absence.

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This gal (uh, me, not the one above) has been hit with the busy season (which I truly LOOOOOVE). I do however, find it difficult to juggle photo world, with blog world, with mommy world and wifey world, so naturally blog worlds gonna take the back burner. On the plus side, I DO regularly update my Facebook fan page and have I ever mentioned I’m on Instagram (annmolenphoto)??? Look for me there as well!

I will be back to business in no time, with LOTTTTSS of prettiness for you, but until then, here’s one of my favorite photos, taken a few weeks back, from a really beautiful, pre-wedding boudoir session πŸ™‚

It’s off to Vegas we go, so have a lovely weekend and I’ll be back next week with some more loveliness πŸ˜‰

photo shot on Ilford 3200 (oh how i adore that grain). scanned and processed at Richard Photo Lab.