Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am Jackie Guidi, a journalistic wedding and lifestyle photographer, based in Northern California. My passion is capturing emotions through fresh, fun imagery, and I love it when people see themselves in a new light through my lens!

Here you'll see all of the fabulous people who've allowed me to do what I love, and occasionally, catch a glimpse into my life with Andrew, our amazing daughter Giuliana, and of course our two furry babies, Sophie and Jack!




Sunday, April 22, 2012

Baby E.J. :: Newborn

Meet Baby E.J.! (or Eric Jamison, as he's more formally known!)  E.J. got the honor of being the subject of my first newborn shoot!  I have always heard what hard work these shoots are, and this one proved to be no exception!  I was hot and sweaty, and more tired than the baby by the time it was all over!  E.J. ended up doing great, once mom Jamie got him "good and drunk" on milk!!  These were taken when he was just 14 days old, and he's already a little over a month old now!  Oh, how the time flies!  Pretty soon he will be asking dad Eric for the car keys!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Our 3rd Anniversary :: Personal

you are the
peanut to my butter
twinkle in my eye
shake to my bake
blue in my sky
sprinkles on my sundae
flip to my flop
bumble to my bee
jewel on my crown
milk to my shake
spring in my step
beat of my heart
love of my life

Happy Anniversary to my husband...I couldn't imagine living the rest of my life without you by my side! Your kindness, love, and support never ceases to amaze me. I love you more than words could ever express!

*engagement image by Diana Kay Photography

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Avie :: Birthday Party in Long Beach

Happy First Birthday to Miss Avie Lynn!! After months of planning, and dodging a few raindrops, the party went off without a hitch! And let me just say, no detail was forgotten! Avie's mom Alisha planned her little girl's first birthday party for months, and the results were spectacular! This party had it all! Amazing rainbow decor, a bounce castle, a balloon artist, TK Burger Truck, Miss Suzy singing songs (she even brought her parachute!) and all the love a little princess could ever want! Cheers to you Avie, but I have to say, I don't know if your 2nd birthday could ever compare to this one!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Theresa & Matt :: Engagement in Seal Beach

What can I say about these two?! They are two of the sweetest people I've ever had the pleasure to meet, let alone photograph! These lovebirds are high-school sweethearts, even thou they went to separate high schools, her at St. Josephs and him at St. John Bosco. It all began when he asked her to be his girlfriend at the end of their junior year! Could that be any cuter?! Ah, remember young love?? Matt finally popped the question during a Vegas trip, 2 days after Theresa's birthday in 2010.

I'm trying a little something different...I'm asking couples to put into their own words how their relationship began, what made them fall in love, and a special story the two of them share! And, I have to say, I was thrilled this morning when I read their comments this morning in my email!

She says: I knew Matt was the one for me when I figured out how much he truly cared for me as a person. I fell in love with his big, generous heart and the way he always made me smile. He was always there for me and would travel the distance to see me and watch me play my favorite sport, soccer, on a weekly basis. He was able to bring out the best in me and able to make me a better person.

He says: Theresa was always able to put a smile on my face whenever I saw her and thought about her. She believed in me and was able to treat me in a special way that no one had before. She was always supportive and encouraging and always had the right words to say. She was able to bring out the adventurous side of me allowing me to do the things that I probably would have never done if she wasn't there.

Theresa's favorite story: One of our favorite stories was when we went to Hawaii and went sky diving. I, Theresa, had to talk Matt into it. The only reason why he went was because he said he didn't want to "look like a sissy". I thought that it was romantic as we got to experience our first jump together.

Matt's favorite story: When we had gone white water rafting for about our 3rd trip and Theresa was tell everyone in our raft how no one has ever fallen out. Just as she had finished the story we hit a small rock in the river (we had just started our day on the river) and she falls in the rapids. We just love being outdoors and being adventurous.

Since Matt is an avid golfer, they choose Old Ranch County Club in Seal Beach as the location for their engagement pictures. Their reception will be there in June as well, and I can't wait to shoot them again on their big day!

Monday, April 2, 2012

3 Sneak Peeks...engagement, birthday party, and a newborn!

Whoa!!! What a busy 8 days it's been for me! Wedding last Saturday, followed by an engagement, birthday party for a 1yr-old, and my first newborn shoot! I am diligently working on all of these events, but for now, I just had to throw up a teeny-tiny sneak peek of some of these amazing people...of all ages and sizes!! I will be doing a full blog post for each of them in time...but for now...enjoy...because doesn't everybody love a little tease?!

Theresa & Matt's engagement:

Avie Lynn's First Birthday:

Baby EJ: