krista lucas photography {blog}

May 7, 2012

jack is seven {long beach, ca birthday party}

Filed under: birthday party, children, outdoors, party — kristalucasphotography @ 11:37 am

We spent yesterday celebrating our cousin’s 7th birthday. It was complete with a pizza-making firetruck and awesome printables by paper&CAKE. My boys had a blast exploring the fire truck and eating all sorts of yummies. (My personal favorite: the “fiery jello”!) Thanks for a fun day, Abby & family!!! Happy birthday Jack!!


March 5, 2012

mouse ears {monday project}

Filed under: party — Tags: — kristalucasphotography @ 4:10 pm

this is not really photography related, except that i photographed the steps i took to make these adorable mouse ears! i love the ear headbands you can buy at a certain theme park, except i do not love their price – $20. i found this tutorial by accident, and set out to collect supplies. i spent:

$3.99 for 3 wide black headbands at target, $.29 per sheet of black felt at michael’s (i could make three ears out of each sheet), $4 on ribbon at michael’s (and i have a ton left), i had the foam sheets but those can be found very cheap at the dollar store. i had chalk, a sharpie, good scissors and a hot glue gun. So I spent $8.60 on supplies for 3 pairs of ears, and have enough ribbon to make plenty more!

i printed the templates from this website and followed her tutorial. it was super easy!

And the finished product ~ theme park ready!

November 22, 2011

pepperdine university math formal {malibu, ca party photographer}

Filed under: adults, party, photobooth — kristalucasphotography @ 1:29 pm

My husband is on the faculty at Pepperdine University, and every year his program throws a formal, complete with Wood Ranch dinner, games, dancing, and since we’ve been there I’ve added photos. This is the first year I did a photobooth with a casino theme to go along with the theme of the party (thanks to Abby at paper&CAKE!!), and it worked out SO well. The students thought it was fun, the photos are hilarious, and the students had a good time! ๐Ÿ™‚


Rubik’s cube solving competition. The winner did it in just over one minute!!

A little swing dancing lessons.

August 2, 2011

chris & anah {agoura hills, ca}

Filed under: adults, party — kristalucasphotography @ 3:49 pm

we said farewell to these good friends as they begin a new adventure…a move from CA to AZ! chris and anah are two of the most genuine and kind people i know, and i’ve been so blessed to know them. these are some photos i took at the last small group they came to…where we celebrated and prayed for them. ๐Ÿ™‚

July 26, 2010

Kerry and John {Monrovia baby shower}

Filed under: baby, baby shower, party, Uncategorized — kristalucasphotography @ 6:41 am

Kerry and John are the fabulous couple I photographed a couple of weeks ago. Their baby shower was Saturday, and was a perfect day – lovely weather, fantastic food, and great gifts for the parents-to-be. I cannot wait to photograph their little girl, especially after seeing some of the clothes and blankets she received…the ideas are swimming in my head for her newborn shoot!

July 14, 2010

Deborah {Monrovia baby shower}

Filed under: baby, baby shower, party — kristalucasphotography @ 12:06 pm

Baby showers are so fun, and this one was no exception. The weather was marvelous, the ladies were fun to talk to, the games were silly, and the food was magnificent! I was a guest, and didn’t manage to shoot much, but did grab a couple of shots I like! Congratulations Deborah, and I can’t wait to photograph you on Sunday!!


Yum, baby food tasting!

Love the favors:

Theย  house where the shower was held was so lovely. Look at that glass!


June 29, 2010

Sadie’s First Birthday {Santa Barbara Birthday Party}

Filed under: baby, birthday party, party — kristalucasphotography @ 1:49 am

Sadie is our dear friends’ daughter, and her birthday party was Sunday! It was a beautiful day for smashing cake, opening presents, and lots of snuggles.

Oh, and balloons, of course!

Birthday girl!

Grandma snuggles.

The family! (Sadie really really wanted the cheese puffs on the table!)

Who doesn’t love a baby smashing cake in her face??

June 20, 2010

abby {thousand oaks baby shower}

Filed under: baby, baby shower, party — kristalucasphotography @ 2:30 pm

I love baby showers: the goofy games, yummy food, and giving gifts to a new mommy are so much fun!ย  This one did not disappoint. Abby is a beautiful mom-to-be, and her daughter is due in august. I had fun eating ice cream and listening to words of encouragement from all her friends. I’m so excited to photograph Abby and Eddie this weekend and to meet their new baby girl in August! Best wishes for a smooth delivery, Abby! ๐Ÿ™‚

Adorable diaper cake by kim:

This was such a great idea by the hostesses:

Now Abby has this lovely tree to look at and read when she’s feeling overwhelmed or just needing a little encouragement!

Food! Brownies, fruit, and ice cream sundaes!

Gifts – I always love the colors in gift wrapping. So cheery, especially the sweet baby colors!

May 9, 2010

party time!

Filed under: children, party, Uncategorized — kristalucasphotography @ 9:21 pm

My son and I went to a birthday party yesterday! The theme was space, and it was lots of fun. The girls at paper&cake designed all the paper goods and they were amazing!!ย  We had a lot of fun and ate a lot of yummy treats!

April 11, 2010

happy birthday!

Filed under: children, party — kristalucasphotography @ 2:41 am

We went to a birthday party today for Isaac today!ย  Happy second birthday little man!ย  And I love a party that wears my own kids out so they take good naps, includes pizza and good friends.

The birthday boy!

The sand, abandoned for cake.

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