Kristine Che Photography Blog

Wedding and portrait photography in Southern California

1 more momma! March 1, 2010

Filed under: portraits — leeleeche @ 9:15 pm

This is the last couple I have on the books for bump and baby sessions before my own bundle of joy arrives. I was so glad we could work together. You might remember them from their vow renewal about 2 years ago.

Rebecca and Kevin are relaxed and fun which made the session effortless. I am in love with their pictures!

Congrats guys! Can’t wait to meet your little one!


momma! February 26, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — leeleeche @ 6:41 pm

Here is the second of my 3 mommas in the past few weeks. This couple was a dream to photograph. They are both very photogenic (read: gorgeous) and took direction like a breeze. I can’t wait to see their new baby who should be here very soon.

This is one of my fave dad shots of all times. he was really feelin’ it!


I can’t wait to meet your little one!!!


Expecting!! February 19, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — leeleeche @ 9:06 pm

I have a ton of maternity clients right now which is GREAT because what comes after maternity? NEWBORNS!!!

Here is the first of 3 in just over a week. They are 35 weeks pregnant here! Do you believe it! I can’t wait to meet their little one. We don’t know yet if it will be a boy or a girl so there will be lots of excitement! The weather was not great on the day of the shoot. As a matter of fact, the sky opened up just as we were finishing but they were troppers!!!

Here are my faves!


So what is up with me??? January 23, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — leeleeche @ 5:58 am

I know I have been MIA for most of the last 6 months. 2009 was a very difficult year for many people and we were no exception. Up until June it was smooth but busy and then all hell broke loose. I lost a very good friend in June which really changed my world. I guess because it was the first friend that I had lost since being an adult. He was a mentor, friend and all around good guy.

Things really turned around in August when we got some great news. We are pregnant!!! We were really ready so it was perfect timing to help bring me out of my funk. The little one is healthy and has been growing on target but the pregnancy has been really hard on me. Much harder than my first one. I am now just starting my third trimester so I am feeling much better but things are starting to go quickly now. I had just about every wedding client from the past 2 years order their album since June so I have been struggling to keep my head above water. I want to thank each and everyone of you for your patients! Your the best. I am finally almost caught up. Just 1 more design and a few more to go to the printers once I get approvals. Again, I am so grateful to have been blessed with such amazing clients!

As far as business goes, if you have not noticed, I have shifted my focus significantly toward portraits. I still love weddings but I am planning for my future and having 2 kids and doing 10 hour events was a bit too much for me. I am now only accepting referral wedding clients and booking no more than 1 wedding per month. If you have a baby and want pictures, bring it on! Newborns are my favorite and my baby’s first year package has been a huge success.

I have a few goals for 2010. The biggest of course is to have a healthy baby but I have some business goals as well. I want to overhaul the blog and make it a part of Sugar Portraits. I also want to do some more mini session days in the late summer, similar to my holiday mini sessions which always sell out. I will be losing my studio as it will become a baby’s room shortly so I need to figure out an alternate space for that. I am sure I will think of a ton more things but right now I am heading more towards nesting mode.

I will be on Maternity leave from April 15th through about the end of May although all print orders will be filled and I have a few newborn sessions scheduled. I would not miss those for the world! I will have an intern helping me get things done so don’t hesitate to contact me at 310.346.9384 if you need anything during that time.

I have quite a few sessions scheduled before my leave so expect some updates. Until then, stay well and enjoy your winter!!!


Baby Landon – 8 days old January 18, 2010

Filed under: portraits — leeleeche @ 10:35 pm

This is the adorable baby Landon. He was a perfect subject! He slept for most of the session and was a dream to photograph! Here are a few of my faves:

I think this is my fave!

We did get to see his baby blues for a minute

With mom and dad!

At this point Landon had decided he was done having his picture taken but we were able to sneak in a few more.

Congrats to the new parents, John and Paula! Your boy is gorgeous!


Sweet baby Davia September 1, 2009

Filed under: portraits — leeleeche @ 10:43 pm

I love it when my wedding clients become portrait clients and especially when they end up as friends. That is exactly how it happened with this family. I photographed Kristen and Jeff’s wedding almost 2 years ago and they just had their first baby. A perfect little girl named Davia, after Kristen’s dad. Kristen came to the studio with her little bundle of joy and 2 lattes in hand. It was starting out as a great day! Davia was a rock star. She barely opened her eyes and posed perfectly at exactly one week old. She has no idea how lucky she is to have such a wonderful family! Congrats to Kristen and Jeff! Your little girl is amazing!











Catching Up! July 31, 2009

Filed under: portraits — leeleeche @ 7:52 pm

I have been crazy busy, typical for this time of year. In addition to some great weddings I have been doing many fun portraits. Here are a few of my faves from some of my recent sessions:

Chastity and Albert, one of my fave couples of ’07 are expecting!!!!






Double the fun!!! These twins could not have been more fun to photograph!





Another baby on the way!!!



And another baby on the way!!!




And finally, Brooke, a former cycling teammate of mine and her husband Brian had a baby! Check out this gorgeous family!




And now back to editing, album designs and shooting, OH MY!!!