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Polka Photos Specializing in capturing candid moments, emotions, the whirlwind that surrounds your wedding. Our

What’s your proposal story?
01/07/2024

What’s your proposal story?

This is the story of Yasushi Takahashi. He is the man who traveled across Japan with a GPS tracker to Create a 7,163-km drawing to propose to his girlfriend. It's been since certified as World's largest GPS drawing.

In 2008, after planning the route, he quit his job and spent six months going around and exploring places he had never been to before, mainly walking but occasionally utilizing a car, ferry, and bicycle.

The amorous adventurer's elaborate proposal was then recognized by the Guinness World Records as the largest GPS drawing done by an individual, a record he still holds to this day.

And by the way, she said yes. 💍

The best feeling is seeing your clients’ Christmas card and knowing they have the same sense of humor as you. Also, I ha...
12/25/2023

The best feeling is seeing your clients’ Christmas card and knowing they have the same sense of humor as you. Also, I had each of those expressions last week. Have a wonderful holiday and don’t be afraid to express your true feelings!

Thank you Celeste for allowing me to share (and to Dave and their awesome family!).

Thankful for life's bounties, big and small.
11/24/2023

Thankful for life's bounties, big and small.

I spent the morning photographing the float assembly for Emerson Avenue Community Garden. Here are Don and Mary ready to...
07/04/2023

I spent the morning photographing the float assembly for Emerson Avenue Community Garden. Here are Don and Mary ready to drive in the Westchester parade in the EACGC's ladybug float filled with flowers from the garden. If you're in the Playa/Westchester area, consider becoming a garden member. Happy 4th of July!

Happy Father’s Day!
06/18/2023

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!
05/14/2023

Happy Mother’s Day!

03/21/2023

After photographing as many weddings as I have there isn’t anything I haven’t seen, except this.

02/20/2023

I love a good proposal story! What’s yours?

Happy Valentine's Day!
02/14/2023

Happy Valentine's Day!

12/31/2022

Wishing you all a Happy New Year 2023!

Hope your holidays are full of wonder and joy!
12/25/2022

Hope your holidays are full of wonder and joy!

11/24/2022

Thankful for all my amazing clients!

Wishing you a great day with good food and even better company!!!

11/19/2022

When the groom is a magician…

A caramel apple bar would be perfect for a fall wedding!
10/02/2022

A caramel apple bar would be perfect for a fall wedding!

Caramel Apple Bar - great idea 🍏

Who loves Art Deco? I created a Great Gatsby inspired styled shoot that was just published in Strictly Weddings. Many th...
08/16/2022

Who loves Art Deco? I created a Great Gatsby inspired styled shoot that was just published in Strictly Weddings.

Many thanks to the wonderful models Naomi and John, lighting assistant Michael, my mama Lala for the flowers, and set helper Nick. And of course the awesome vendors:

Makeup Artist: April Lenz Makeup Artistry, LLC
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Formally Modern Tuxedo
Dress Store: The Dress Outlet
Dress Designer: Jovani
Bride's Shoes: Elegant Park
Earrings & Headpiece: BABEBEYOND
Ring: Blue Nile

I wanted to photograph a love story on the grounds of the Fabyan Villa in Geneva, IL and an abandoned grotto in the forest nearby. When I learned “The Great Gatsby” took place in 1922, I imagined what might have become of Jay Gatsby’s mansion after everyone left. Maybe Gatsby left it to Nick C...

Finally had a chance to edit the photos from Monday's fireworks as seen from the beach in Playa del Rey.
07/08/2022

Finally had a chance to edit the photos from Monday's fireworks as seen from the beach in Playa del Rey.

There are many qualities that make a great dad and a sense of humor is at the top of that list. Happy Father's Day!
06/19/2022

There are many qualities that make a great dad and a sense of humor is at the top of that list. Happy Father's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!Thank you to all of my maternity clients for trusting me with capturing this moment in their lives.
05/08/2022

Happy Mother's Day!

Thank you to all of my maternity clients for trusting me with capturing this moment in their lives.

This is awesome!!!
04/29/2022

This is awesome!!!

Happy New Year from the Marina del Rey fireworks show!
01/01/2022

Happy New Year from the Marina del Rey fireworks show!

Hope you're having a very Merry Holiday season! Wishing you smooth takeoffs and happy landings in the New Year 2022!
12/25/2021

Hope you're having a very Merry Holiday season! Wishing you smooth takeoffs and happy landings in the New Year 2022!

Who you gonna call? Polka Photos! Thank you to CT & Co. and IMAX in Playa Vista. I loved photographing the screening eve...
11/07/2021

Who you gonna call? Polka Photos! Thank you to CT & Co. and IMAX in Playa Vista. I loved photographing the screening event for Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

I'm not one to brag, but I have the best portrait clients. At the end of our family photo session Dad puts on a wig and ...
10/31/2021

I'm not one to brag, but I have the best portrait clients. At the end of our family photo session Dad puts on a wig and poses with Jonesy, their awesome doggy.

I had a rough day yesterday. On my way home it started raining, followed by lightning and thunder. (For those not in L.A...
10/06/2021

I had a rough day yesterday. On my way home it started raining, followed by lightning and thunder. (For those not in L.A., lightning is a rare occurrence here.) The last time I photographed lightning was with my SLR, yes, on film. I decided not to go home for my DSLR, but to go to the beach instead to see if I might get lucky and capture lightning with my iPhone. I only managed to catch three strikes, this is the sharpest.

Don't get left behind - It's fall portrait time!
10/05/2021

Don't get left behind - It's fall portrait time!

Happy Mother's Day!
05/09/2021

Happy Mother's Day!

Did you lose this gorgeous ring?
04/30/2021

Did you lose this gorgeous ring?

Los Angeles police from the Pacific Division are trying to find the owner of this ring.

I love proposal stories!“When a nurse in South Dakota went to administer the Covid-19 vaccine to his boyfriend, an E.M.S...
01/02/2021

I love proposal stories!

“When a nurse in South Dakota went to administer the Covid-19 vaccine to his boyfriend, an E.M.S. supervisor, he was surprised with an engagement ring. ‘It’s been kind of a crazy year, and you know it’s been a fun ride to have you in my life,’ his new fiancé said.”

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