Monday, December 31, 2007

Catrina & Eddie's Dinner Rehearsal

Catrina & Eddie invited Denise & I to their dinner rehearsal on Saturday. We had a fabulous time meeting their friends & family and enjoyed a very delicious meal & incredible dessert back at their house.

Today is their wedding and we are stoked about shooting it! In the meantime, enjoy some casual moments from the dinner rehearsal...

Catrina looking fabulous as always... and late, lol

Emotions were running high for the bride-to-be, and mom was there for her

Flower girl Delaney Grierson & Ring Bearer Avery Johnson were so easy for me to photograph!

... they are both quite the handful... I love the expressions here!

One of the bridesmaids Stacey and her boyfriend Jason looking great together

The Groom and Groomsmen

The Bridesmaids

Catrina was definitely making the date known!

A great moment coming... well this is just practice :)

Even though this was a rehearsal, I loved how everyone looked at Catrina & her dad walking down the aisle

This will be a great wedding!

Back at Catrina & Eddie's house...

Everyone enjoyed good eats and good times!

Thank you Catrina & Eddie for welcoming us into your home. See you guys tonight!

Saturday, December 29, 2007


I'm excited to announce the launch of my new website. Check it out and leave me a comment here or send me an email (yes, my email is working too!).

2007 was a great start for Armin DeFiesta Photography. I met my business goals for 2007 and I'm looking ahead to 2008 AND 2009's business goals. 2008 will be an even better year for my business. I have so many fun clients and weddings to shoot, including one in Minneapolis! The buzz has spread :)

So many people have been supportive of my new venture. Thanks to my family & friends, clients, and future clients for a great 2007!

Tomorrow is my last wedding of 2007... Catrina & Eddie's New Year's Eve wedding! Denise & I met their family & friends at their dinner rehearsal last night, everyone was so awesome. This will be a fun time as they ring in the New Year together with everyone. This will also be an interesting and challenging shoot since my typical "fun shots" after the ceremony will be IN THE DARK! The reception is also supposed to be real decked out so I will getting some real nice detail shots. Stay tuned!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

New Website Launch Coming For 2008!

That's right, I'm excited to announce that my new website will be launched very soon, probably within the next week. Big Folio & I are working on building the new look and layout. My branding & marketing strategy is also new for 2008, squarely aimed at 2009 as well.

So expect to see my website and email down for periods of time during the next day or two while it's undergoing changes, but the blog remains operational :) If you need to email me, send me a message to my myspace account. Keep checking in for updates!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


One of my Autumn sessions was a photo shoot & DVD slideshow that would be given as a Christmas gift to her mom. I'm happy to finally post a few of my favorites!

Monday, December 24, 2007

A Few Christmas Family Photos

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year! It's tough having a huge family...actually it's tough when both Denise & I come from big families, haha. So many people to see, so little time. We actually had a family party on Saturday at Susie's, and another one yesterday (Sunday) in Leesburg to visit my mom's side of the family. And TODAY we'll be headed to my sister's Christmas party.... whew... okay, I managed to just get a few photos up. There are in NO particular order. Enjoy!

Susie, Chris, & Erika's home

Susie loved her new robe!

Chris is a true Redskins fan... this will be a nice addition to his collection

Ron got a cool Dwight Schrute ("The Office") bobble head!

Amanda got some cool Helly Kitty seat covers

Johnny getting his "Jordan time" in

Devin checkin' out her new threads

Julie lookin' fab!

Cool shades for Devin!

My cousin Alyana

Cousin Ethan

Cousin Ramon

Me & the little one

Cousins Paulo & Honey


Grandma's chillin' :)

Lovely Abbi... she's growing so fast!

And Nathan's new toy!

He also got a pair of RC Helicopters (Air Hogs)

Not complete without a few Lego minikits to stuff the the stockings!

And a few photos of Jordan in her new dress that Melissa got for her - Thanks Melissa!!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy Holidays!!!

Here's to a great year and bright future!

I want to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday and a prosperous new year!!