Katy and Sam – Surprise Proposal on Blacks Beach

I absolutely love photographing surprise proposals! It’s such a special time, especially when the family is there to celebrate. Sam wanted to propose on Blacks Beach, in San Diego. Blacks Beach is a secluded section of beach beneath the bluffs of Torrey Pines on the Pacific Ocean. There are gorgeous views, and incredible surf – […]


Katy and Sam - Surprise Proposal on Blacks Beach

Lauren and Nick – Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center Wedding

Lauren and Nick had a fall wedding last November at the Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center. This park in Los Angeles has 24 acres of gardens, a citrus orchard, and wandering garden paths. There are gorgeous heritage oak trees, which made for a stunning backdrop for the bride and groom portraits. The Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center […]


Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center Wedding – Los Angeles Wedding Photographer

Genesis and Carlos – Bel-Air Bay Club Wedding

Genesis and Carlos had a gorgeous fall wedding at the Bel-Air Bay Club, in Los Angeles. The Bel-Air Bay Club is a stunning venue right on the ocean, with a 1920’s Mediterranean feel. There are stunning views across the grounds, including the guest’s rooms where Genesis and her girls got ready. The bridesmaids all had […]


Navy and blush Los Angeles Wedding by Karina Pires Photography

Miles’ Bar Mitzvah – Jim Henson Soundstage

Miles had a fun and unique Bar Mitzvah this summer, with a tennis theme! His Bar Mitzvah took place at the Jim Henson Soundstage, at the historic Charlie Chaplin Lot. Built by Charlie Chaplin in 1917, this venue is filled with Hollywood history. The ceremony took place in The Courtyard, where guests were greeted by […]

Bar / Bat Mitzvah

Miles Bar Mitzvah at the Jim Henson Soundstage | Karina Pires Photography

Nini and Jeffrey – Traditional Vietnamese Wedding and Tea Ceremony

Nini and Jeffrey had two gorgeous ceremony’s for their traditional Vietnamese wedding this summer here in Los Angeles. First was the Vietnamese Dam Hoi and Tea Ceremony. Next was their traditional Catholic ceremony at Our Lady of the Angels. For the Vietnamese wedding, traditionally, the groom’s parents will lead a procession to the bride’s family […]


Bride and Groom in Ivory Ao Dai

Aydin’s First Birthday Party

Aydin had such a fun first birthday party at The Manhattan Country Club in Los Angeles! The theme was all things bear – from bear books, bear stuffed animals, and bear themed cocktails, this party had it all! There were so many fun activities for both adults and kids, including a bubble artist.  This intimate […]


Sophia’s First Birthday Party

Sophia’s First Birthday party was so much fun! It was a bright and colorful 80’s theme, with flashbacks to classics like MTV, Star Wars, and Scooby Doo! The family wanted a fun and entertaining birthday party, so they made sure to have lots for the kids to do! There was a bouncy house, fun games, […]


Sophia’s First Birthday Party Colorful 80’s theme, with flashbacks to classics like MTV, Star Wars, and Scooby Doo by Karina Pires Photography

Toby’s Bar Mitzvah

Last summer I shot Toby’s Bar Mitzvah, and it was so fun, and unique! It had many firsts, like my first time trying a nitrogen ice cream bar, and the first band I have seen perform from the pool (while floating around!). Toby signed his Torah at their family home, surrounded by close family and […]

Bar / Bat Mitzvah

Toby’s Summer Los Angeles Bar Mitzvah – Karina Pires Photography

Leo’s Bar Mitzvah and Portraits

Not only did I get to photograph Leo for his Bar Mitzvah, but I also got to do a portrait session prior! I was invited to his family’s lovely home to get images of him, and I made sure to incorporate his personality! We featured his adorable dog, and got images of him playing his […]

Bar / Bat Mitzvah

Leo’s Bar Mitzvah and Portraits – Los Angeles Portrait Photographer Karina Pires Photography

Jennifer and Rolando – Los Angeles Central Library Engagement

For Jennifer and Rolando’s engagement session, we chose the Los Angeles Central Public Library in downtown LA. This gorgeous building has a mix of modern architecture, with Egyptian and Roman inspiration. The exterior has limestone sculptures, and an intimate water garden. Surrounded by glass sky scrapers, it is a little getaway right in LA! It […]

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