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A few weeks back, Betsy and I headed up to the Salton Sea for a day of play and inspiration! We just needed to “get out of Dodge” as they say, so we packed up our truck with a bunch of props, some different clothing options, and even Betsy’s wedding dress! ๐Ÿ™‚ Located in Imperial […]

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  • Aaron - Awesome!!! Love the trombone shots! And Betsy looks amazing!!! My favorite is the second to last.

  • Jeff - Thanks Aaron! That’s my favorite too. My girl is rockin’ the sass. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Scott Hatlestad - Wow! what a fun shoot. I love the second to last one also. Bets is rockin’ it.

  • Rachel - AWESOME- love those wide shots! It’s almost like you placed a cool couple into gorgeous landscape shots! Great job!

  • Ashley Daniell - Absolutely LOVE these shots! They totally show your personalities and, wow!, what a great backdrop! And Betsy, I am so jealous that you can still fit into your dress! You look beautiful!

  • Mandi - first thing I thought when I saw the first trombone picture was “WOW” and then I thought”I didn’t know they did all the photography for Val Kilmer’s movie (The Salton Sea, if you haven’t seen it a very good but very sad story). And then I saw Betsy and I thought you two could make money just taking pictures of each other, who needs weddings! And then I thought, I wonder if they will still take my picture when Julia Roberts calls for her next set of headshots…Spectacular you two, betsy you look stunning and Jeff I had no idea you were such a good actor! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m running out of exclamatory praise for your work, soon I’m just going to start making up words!

  • Melissa - HOT! HOT!!! HOT!!!

  • John Bergmann - Holy. Crap. Awesome.
    Did I mention Awesome?

  • Sylvia Borgo - You two are gorgeous and amazing!

  • ohana photographers - love the second to last shot guys! hot mama!! we shot out there last year and loved it. still love it! it’s always fun shooting out there, overdone or not ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Kevan - Nice work! Love the sky in the last series of images!

  • Amber Dawn - You guys are awesome! I saw Betsy’s pic on PPT and LOVED it…glad I got to see the rest of the images you got from that day! FANTASTIC! I gotta make it out there one of these days…

  • Charise - Shut up! These are SO fun!! Love them!

  • Kevin Mudd - You guys warm my heart! I’ll be smiling for days.

  • Simeon - Whoa these rock!!! That is such a awesome sky and setting. GOOD WORK! I know you folks had a blast!

  • Daniel Galang Photography - Awesome stuff guys – lovin all the shots by the water – beautiful colors ๐Ÿ™‚

So we just posted our “fun pix” from WPPI in Las Vegas, and now we’d like to share some of Betsy’s images from her fashion shoot out at “The Boneyard”. I just felt that these AWESOME images deserved their own post! ๐Ÿ™‚ On Tuesday of the conference, Betsy and about 30 other photographers made their […]

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  • ohana photographers - david & kimi - saweet boneyard shots guys!!!

  • Ashley Daniell - What a great location for a shoot. Love all of the images!

  • Daniel Galang Photography - nice… looks like i need to make a trip out there… love the images…

As we have been looking forward to launching our new blog and website, I have been a little behind in getting out our most recent personal photo extravaganzas. So over the next week, I’ll be putting up some “old news”. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you are on Facebook, you have probably seen some of these photos there, […]

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  • Leon Sandoval - What a pleasure to meet you guys! Great pics and narration! Cheers.

  • Valerie Schooling - These are awesome and they rush back so many wonderful WPPI memories. You guys look like so much fun, I wish I’d had the chance to meet you. So, maybe next year! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Stephen Knuth - Great post!! It was an amazing event & I cannot wait until partner con and then wppi 2010!!

  • Mike Mundell - very nice!!

  • cristina thornburg - Fun stuff! Thanks for sharing! Hopefully I’ll make it next year! ๐Ÿ™‚

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What an awesome day. We decided that we needed to take a time-out from our lives to go and romp around at Fiesta Island with our best friend Mace. He’s been so patient with us lately, as we have had a lot of things on our plate getting ready for wedding season. He totally deserved […]

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  • ohana photographers - david & kimi - YAY!!! mace windu, but where is his light saber? haha! love love love the ones running toward the camera through the flowers!

  • Melissa - Have to say that these images of Mace are beautiful and awesome! What a gorgeous day! Why do I live in NYC????? Can’t wait to see you two or should I say three on Sunday….Great stuff!!!!

  • Fiona - Jeff and Betsy – Great shots – love seeing both Mace and Jeff moving quickly in the meadow;-) Great day to goof off and work!!!! Your passion for your photography shows up in everything that you do.

  • Deven P Brawley - Mace – you lucky puppers. Not only did you get to hang with the coolest people I personally know, but look at all those fabulous pictures you can send home!

    Uncle D

    Jeff & Betsy – You two rock…I am super jealous of what looks like a day of you two getting to truly relax. Great shots…

    So that new lens will be amazing for the already wonderful work you do for d’shire dance!

    Love it, love it…I want a Uncle D wants one of these fun photos of his pooch kid!


  • Stephen Knuth - Mace is such a cute puppy…I have a puppy, so I tend to call most dogs puppy. Just comes natural. haha.

    Looks like you had a blast! I love the images you pulled from that, cant say the “N–kon” word lens. Sorry, im too branded to Canon! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love the shots of Mace catching the ball & the water stop motion is great too.

  • lani, john & the kids | bankers hill » Life of La Vida - […] We met Lani’s extended family a while back at Balboa Park for a huge family session… she was so thrilled with the results that she hired us to document her immediate family as well! John and Lani’s boxers Pickles and Petey are like their children. Trust me when I say that we know exactly how they feel, as Mace is most definitely a close member of our family! […]

  • lynn + bill’s engagement session | mission trails & balboa park » Life of La Vida - […] most of you know, we are huge fans of couples with furry children. We love our pup (Mace Windu, if you didn’t know his name), and we are always so pleased when our La Vida Couples choose […]

  • lori + keith’s wedding | la jolla bridge club » Life of La Vida - […] have come over to hang out. She is absolutely fascinated by our ceiling fans, as well as our dog Mace Windu. Gee, I wonder where she got the dog fascination? Could be from her talented emergency veterinarian […]

  • mary + chris + sheba family pet portraits | south park, san diego » Life of La Vida - […] bond that exists only between a dog and their human(s)! Betsy and I share that bond with our buddy Mace as well, and to watch (and photograph) said connection is so meaningful to […]

What better way to introduce our new blog than with this gorgeous couple? Whitney and Jake were so much fun to hang out with! They own a pass to the Cabrillo National Park and bike around that area quite a bit. We met them on a beautiful San Diego day for some shots near the […]

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  • Whitney Johnson - Wow! I love love love all of the shots! Thank you Jeff and Betsy for all of your hard work. Additionally, I love your new website. Gosh, I am so content with our decision to work with you for our wedding photography! I could not be more pleased.

  • Jeff - I’m so happy that you love the pix Whitney! You and Jake are an ADORABLE couple. ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, thanks for the kudos. You’re making me blush!

  • ohana photographers - david & kimi - how cute are they!!! loooove the last shot guys!!!

  • Amanda Dahlgren - LOVE your new blog!!! And your beautiful photographs, of course!

  • ed atrero - great job on the bloggy guys!

  • Erin Youngren - Love, love, love the new blog! Great shoot – these two are so cute and you captured them so well!

  • Jeff Youngren - Yo! Nice blog – LOVE the big images!!! WAHOOOOOWEEEEEE

  • Melissa - LOVE the new blog design!!! And this engagement session! The crispy colors, the cute couple, and the artistic imagery are picture perfect! See you two soon!!!!

  • Stephen Knuth - Great job on the new blog! I love these shots from NTC. I walk through those spots every week on my way to church. So glad you found it too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Great work!!

  • Michelle Bellofatto - Oohh la la! Great e session guys! Love every shot. The blog is fabulous too.

  • Scott Hatlestad - Great work guys. Love the look of the new blog. So crisp and clean! The slideshow was awesome.

  • Shari - Fabulous! You two never cease to amaze me! What is captured in your photos is absolute beauty!

  • whitney & jake | japanese friendship gardens - La Vida Creations Photography - […] and I knew that we were going to have a blast at their wedding! It was their idea to have fun with their engagement session with us by loading up their bikes and setting up a picnic while we grabbed some great images of them. So […]

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