chazthoughts.com / the photo blog of chaz cruz

my name is chaz cruz and I am a photographer splitting time between san diego and NYC. my specialties include weddings, fashion and lifestyle portraits. this blog is named after my obsession with "the office" and of a lovable character named creed bratton. he writes about his random musings under a blog titled "creed thoughts," so I thought I'd do the same and name it "chaz thoughts." so please, browse around and don't forget to leave me a comment or two.

archive for 'los angeles'

September 28, 2012

Alright, heres another fun one from Los Angeles. Last time we saw Theresa and Eric it was for their downtown engagement session, now for their wedding they kept it nice and green. The day was an amazing one, getting ready at the London Hotel in West Hollywood then heading over to Santa Monica for the ceremony at St. Paul the Apostle. We made a little stop at the Gamble House for some portraits and finally ended at Pandora on Green for the reception. A big thanks to the Little Branch for the flowers, Jordan Event Studio and Timeless Celebrations for the coordination and Shannon Sturgis for the assist.

Update: This wedding was recently featured on Style Me Pretty California!

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September 6, 2012

A fun one a few months back with one of my favorite couples, April and Joseph. You might remember them from their music themed engagement, now they’re back for the music themed wedding. We started off at the Embassy Suites in Glendale for their first look, then headed over to Brand Park for a few more portraits. St. Bernard’s church in Los Angeles housed their ceremony and the LA River Center and Gardens their reception. Thanks to Mary Frances of Floataway Studios for shooting with me.

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February 13, 2012

Started off my 2012 wedding season with Linda and Aleksander in Los Angeles. They had a low key affair which was a lot of fun for me, just portraits and a party, what can get better than that? We started off at the Standard hotel then headed off to the Caltrans building in downtown Los Angeles to take advantage of the downtown views and awesome architecture. Then we headed off to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for dinner and dancing, enjoy.

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November 16, 2011

Back to Los Angeles for another engagement session, this time it was all about the music with April and Joseph. This couple has some amazing music taste along with being cocktail aficionados. We headed off to the Hollywood Bowl to catch some awesome sunrays, then hit up their favorite haunt in Hollywood, The Hotel Cafe where we let them be center stage.

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November 14, 2011

I love when my clients are architects, they can understand my love for equality. So when we started the session at Eric’s apartment, I knew it was a match made in heaven. Especially after seeing his old video game collection, man it brings me back to the good old days! After the apartment, we searched downtown Los Angeles for a view of the skyline and man, did we get lucky.

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July 1, 2011

Loved this engagement session I did a while back with Trisha and Jeff at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles. They wanted to showcase their cultures for the first half, with Jeff being Filipino and Trisha half Filipino and half Indian, so Jeff wore his barong Tagalog and Trisha her sari. The second half was fun filled with a giant red balloon, I thought Trisha was going to knock Jeff out with that thing. Tomorrow is their wedding day, so come back for more.

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April 19, 2010

I went up to los angeles to photograph an intimate wedding with Rose and Joe, who I have to say, may be the two cutest people in the entire universe. I don’t normally go for the super cutesy shots, but I just couldn’t help myself with these two. I spent the day photographing the wedding, then the next day we headed out to lucille’s BBQ where they went on their first date. after that, we headed to disneyland where Joe had proposed to Rose, then the cheese factor went way up. haha, enjoy the photographs and watch the slideshow of all the images at the end.

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