Kristine Che Photography Blog

Wedding and portrait photography in Southern California

Not much to say November 16, 2012

Filed under: portraits — leeleeche @ 12:15 am

Obviously I don’t post here anymore. You can catch run running blog at


See you there!


It comes in 3 waves May 31, 2010

Filed under: personal — leeleeche @ 5:06 am

The first, usually one where you are still alive and breathing and smiling. It is wonderful and happy and light. the sun shines brightly and you are strong and healthy against a backdrop of a perfect blue sky with billowy white clouds that never block the sun’s rays. Strong, tall, a picture of perfect heroism and strength. The warmth engulfs me, the smell of jasmine intoxicates me and the world could not be more perfect. As if the time space continuum exists to provide this day as a brilliant epic, all others are only previews and credits.

The second, macabre and cold. The dealth, blood, grey skin and a tuft of hair that is a reminder of how lifeless the body really is. Gone, Gone, Gone. If I had known yesterday the past 24 hours would have been spent differently. But no, there is no warning. Just silence and cold. Unbearable cold, freezing, numbing, deafening cold. It is over quickly, my one consilation.

The third, a small ray of hope. A glimpse of the first harbinger of dawn. That one small warm blip set low on the horizon. It is so comforting. So rich in experience and yet so illusive. I want it to expand. I try to reach out and grab it, suck it out of the abyss from wence it came. But I can’t. There is no worldly material to grasp, only light, photons, flux, luminance. Not matter. Not concrete, wood, cloth. Not Electrons, Protons, Neutrons. For this is what you are now. Only a thought, a memory. In this I take comfort. I can bring you back at will.

I awake from this one smiling. Wishing I could keep myself in this wonderland and feel it again. The warmth of the sun as it kisses the horizon. And then, reality. Life, as mundane and average as it can be. But I am reminded. Make this one great. Make it count. Because there is no warning.

Dedicated to a dear friend who I lost nearly a year ago. The 3 dreams came quickly for which I am grateful. It is always how I say goodbye. Saying hello again has been a kalidoscope of feelings. Great and painful at the same time. Eventually though, only the good is remembered.

Hug your loved ones. Your spouse, your kids, your dog. Because for most of us there is no warning.


FINALLY! May 12, 2010

Filed under: personal,portraits — leeleeche @ 5:50 pm

Yes, I know Juliana is three weeks old already and that I took the pictures over 2 weeks ago. It is hard having a 4 year old and a newborn! Not to mention the fact that my husband opened his own bike shop on Saturday, 2 weeks after my due date!!!??!!! That is the Che way. With Jandro it was the LA world cup when he was 4 days old. It was exciting but a little overwhelming. This is our life and I would not have it any other way.

Now that my baby girl has awoken from her 2 week newborn slumber I am starting to see her personality. She is much more like me than Jandro was. He was always a little ball of energy, even from birth. He barely slept once we got home from the hospital and ate constantly. She eats 7 times a day and wakes up twice per night over the span of about 9 hours. She is usually still asleep when her brother rolls out of bed at 8:30. Yes, I am tired but not exhausted and having a relatively easy delivery helped. I had a few stitches but not 42!!! I love my boy. Those battle scars just give you that much more to bond about. I will have to bond with my girl over different things.

Here are a few of my faves from her newborn session, enjoy!


Baby Che V2.0 has arrived April 27, 2010

Filed under: personal — leeleeche @ 6:00 pm

Hi Everyone. I want to let you know in advance that this isn’t my big picture post. We are doing the photo shoot this afternoon and I will do an entire post of those picts. I just wanted to get the word out.

Juliana Dalmira Che
April 20, 2010
6 lbs 12ozs
20 inches

Also, I wanted to show you the room. When Jandro was born we lived in a tiny apartment and he shared his room with my office. I had no way to really trick out a babies room. I made up for it this time! While I was designing it I felt like I was on one of those HGTV shows where thye give you $500 and tell you to design a room. It was done on the cheap and in a hurry! I had a great time with it and love it! Here are some pics:

I got very crafty, hand sewing the pillow, glider cushion covers and basket covers.

I love, love, love the rug. It was the biggest investment and well worth it! I found it on land of nod.

Another favorite is the cherry blossom decal in nursery colors found at dezign with a z. LOVE!

I hand painted the frames and the dresser, with Jandro’s help. He did the swirls and hearts

polka dot curtains from land of nod, grey and white curtains from Ikea

My goal was to choose non traditional colors and to make it eclectic and handcrafted. I love it! I think my little one loves it too although she will probably not sleep there for a few more weeks.

Stay tuned for the photo shoot post!


Katelynn Elizabeth is here! April 20, 2010

Filed under: portraits — leeleeche @ 1:41 am

I am so pleased to post Katelynn’s first photo shoot. She was a rock star, at least after 2 hours of rocking, feeding and crossing our fingers. In the last 5 minutes of our shoot, things could not have gone more perfect!!! This is a special baby for me because mom and dad were wedding (vow renewal) clients of mine. Here are a few of my faves:

See, it was worth the wait! Good luck Rebecca, Kevin and baby Katelynn!


Baby Ella is here! April 11, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — leeleeche @ 2:14 am

This is the beautiful baby Ella. You may remember her debut photo session a few months ago. Here are my faves:

Congrats to mom and dad who are doing great!


Miss Hanna is 6 months old! April 2, 2010

Filed under: portraits — leeleeche @ 10:09 pm

At least she was when I took the pics, several weeks ago. I love being able to watch my babies grow. This is my 3rd of 4 sessions with this little beauty. Of course the first time she was still on the inside. Isn’t she growing into such a gorgeous girl!

Can’t wait to see you when you turn 1 Hanna!