Happy Holidays + Minted!


Its no secret that Im a big fan of all things paper and every Christmas season, my favorite thing to do is send out holiday cards. Family, friends and industry collaborators are on my list every year and I love to send them all a little snail mail. Good ol’ fashioned print, never gets old in my book! I absolutely love dreaming up new ideas every season, photographing and ordering our cards. As a mom and business owner, you can imagine my time is limited so it was a no-brainer to go with Minted for our cards this year. They are all about promoting the work of independent artists and designers from around the world. How amazing is that?! Coming from a graphic design background myself, I have a huge appreciation for good graphic design and minted.com does not dissapoint. Have you guys seen all their fab products and gift ideas?! Its hard to resist.


I thought it would be fun to share what we did for our cards this year…from gold foil to clean black & white, we did two different cards and I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out. There were so many great options to choose from and I chose the gold foil card for my business and a simple black and white for our family card. We wanted to focus the card design to feature the kiddos alone this year since the card is also acting as a birth announcement for Aria.

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If you haven’t ordered cards yet, its not too late! FREE rush shipping is your best friend OR…how fun would New Years cards be? Check out Minted.com and take a peek through all the different designs. I love that by purchasing with Minted, we can support painters, designers, illustrators, stay-at-home moms and other independent designers from all over the world who are expressing their creative talent! Win, win!

My little slice of Motherhood.

We welcomed our newest (and sweetest!) little addition to our family. Aria Brienz Moradi was born on July 20th and ever since we’ve hit the ground running. So many people ask me “what its like with two kids, now?” “how do you juggle work and life at home?” — well, all I can say is that its beautiful chaos. I wouldn’t trade this season of life for anything. Although there are times where I may be on the phone and I’ve got a baby screaming, a toddler in the middle of a tantrum and a pup at my feet begging to be let out. Those are the moments that I think my life couldn’t get any crazier but after that wave of madness passes Im reminded of just how insanely beautiful it is to be a mom. Its like another layer of responsibility but a welcomed one! A mother to two tiny humans and one little furry puppy is quite possibly the best thing that has ever happened to me. As a creative artist, I love my job, clients and industry so much — this journey has been unreal and I truly love what I get to do everyday. Ive been so blessed to find a career that makes me come alive creatively and as a mom, I think its beyond important to have that outlet for myself. But as time passes, I realize more and more that being a working mom is so much more than I bargained for. My hope is to pass on to my girls a love for creativity, independence and an unapologetic courage that can shatter stereotypes and boundaries. I hope they learn to run after the things that make them come alive and leave a lasting impact on the world around them. There are so many things I want to share with them as they grow up and this is only the beginning. Im thankful for you, my clients and friends who have followed along and continue to follow this crazy beautiful ride with me. Thanks for all the sweet cards, emails and texts — you all are the best. Cheers!!


photo by Meg Perotti

The year that changed it all.


This year has been the most life changing year of them all. From my personal family life to my business and career, 2013 proved to be the year that changed it all. I feel like I could write a novel about all the different things that happened this year and all the friendships that have really shaped and blessed me. Words can’t do that any justice — I’m just so thankful to God for blessing me with such a solid community and friends who encourage and challenge me artistically and spritually. It’s funny how things work out and how we have no idea where our lives will take us but this year really felt like everything in my life just clicked. Our photography business grew so much this year…for one thing we brought on Becky who has been so incredible and supportive! We reached some major goals like getting published in Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine — which is nothing short of a dream come true. We had the best season working with the most special clients and vendors. Seriously, our clients make me love my job so much and I feel so blessed to be able to photograph some of the most important events in their lives. I can’t thank you all enough for the support, friendship and love!

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On a more personal note, I turned 30 this year and you know they say…for a woman, that’s a big turning point and it really has been. I feel like I’ve come into my own and becoming a mom was something that blew me away. I was mentally prepared for it, excited and ready but what surprised me the most was the love I have for this little doll of a daughter. In April, Delara was born — and instantly our lives became richer and our priorities shifted. I became a mother. A mother to one of the sweetest, happiest babies I’ve ever come across. She couldn’t be more of a blessing to us. I can easily say, that Delara has been the biggest and best thing that happened to us in 2013 — and that’s saying a lot because this year has been nothing short of incredible. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all our friends, clients, vendors and family who have walked along side us this year, supported, encouraged and laughed with us along the way. Your presence in our lives truly make us feel so much joy. We can’t wait to see what 2014 has for us! Cheers friends! Here’s to another exciting and life changing year…2014 we’re coming for you.

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Our family photography was done by our good friends Encarnacion Photography

Happy 6 months, Delara Berlin Moradi!


Our little Delara is 6 months today! Its so insane how fast time flies, it felt like just yesterday we were driving her home from the hospital. She’s the most precious gift Arash and I could ever ask for and we genuinely thank God with all our hearts for how much joy she’s added to our lives. While I’m pretty sure she has the cutest passport photo ever, I know she’s going to out grow that passport in no time. She’s definitely a curious little lady and such a great traveler! At just 8 weeks, she traveled across the country to Toronto where slept through the night for the first time! In August she swam in her first ocean and touched her feet on the sands of Hawaii. She survived her first road trip to Los Angeles and has already been a guest at three weddings! We can’t wait to show her more of the world – I guess we have a new little sidekick to travel with. Now to get a camera in her hands!



Her newest developments are by far the most adorable…she’s learned to sit up, roll over on her belly (although she can’t really roll back, yet!), and she basically wants to grab everything and anything you put in front of her. She’s found her voice and loves singing along with me as I rock her to sleep at night. Its incredible to watch her grow before our eyes…its still so surreal to think that just 6 months ago, she was growing inside my belly. Arash and I are constantly in awe that she is ours. We love our little Delara Berlin so much! Happy half-birthday, baby girl.


Our newest addition!

We are thrilled to welcome our little Delara to the world! She was born on April 23 at 12:10pm, weighing only 7 lbs 1.6 oz, and 19.5 in long. The whole delivery experience really was miraculous. You hear so many stories and you attend birthing classes, but its such a surreal experience. I mean, for 9 months, this little baby was growing inside my belly and then before you know it, the doctor laid her on my chest, and there she was, wiggling around, breathing, crying — I was in awe. Arash and I just kept staring at her and then staring at each other, in complete disbelief. This little human being is ours?? And just like that, in a matter of seconds we were officially parents, responsible for this sweet girl and her full head of hair. ha! The last 4 weeks have been a whirlwind filled with what seems like endless diaper changes and feeding sessions. Our timetable for each day has turned completely upside down — sometimes I can’t even remember what day we’re on. Taking time off to adjust has been so refreshing and we are most definitely enjoying every second with her. I’m pretty convinced God creates babies to be super cute because He knows what sacrifices we will need to make for them, as parents. I never thought that waking up at 3am every day would be possible for me but one look at her face, and I forget all about time. 

A big huge thank you to all our friends, family and sweet couples who have gone out of their way to help us, support us, feed us and encourage us during this time. We feel so loved!! We can’t wait to have you meet our girl in person — if only she knew how loved she already is by all of you! xoxo Delbarr & Arash

Our little family // Parenthood, here we come!

My good friend and fellow photographer, Em the Gem, photographed some sweet family photos of us and I just had to share a small selection of my faves. With just a few more weeks to go before our little one arrives, I’m so grateful to have these images that capture us in this season. Arash and I are so excited (and nervous!) to become parents but we welcome the next chapter with open arms. The nursery is finally decorated, car seat installed, bassinet in place…we just need her to fill in all the gaps. We’ve spent almost 5 years together, 2 of those with Mason, our little pup, and now we add another little life to the mix. Its so surreal. I can’t even begin to express the joy that I feel knowing that I’ll have Arash by my side throughout this process. He’s really such a rock in my life, my biggest encourager and most importantly such a man of integrity. He’s going to be an incredible dad. 


With baby moradi on the way, things have been gearing up around here for big changes! We most definitely love shooting weddings and working with some of the most amazing couples and vendors. I’ll need to take some time away from my day to day office work once our little girl is here and we’d love some help in the studio! If you’re interested, read below and send me your application by next Friday, March 29. The internship will start at the beginning of April.

One thing I absolutely love to do, if I’m so lucky, is to empower others, to inspire and to spark inspiration…and it wasn’t too long ago (well, maybe) when I was searching and trying to find where I fit in this world of design and photography. I got my start as an intern and was eager to soak up as much knowledge and experience as I could. I always learn best by example and I hope to offer the same experience to you! This position is perfect for someone who wants to get their feet wet in the photography industry, or wants to learn how to run their own creative business.


3-6 month internship (non-paid) for those interested in the photography/creative/wedding industry. school credit preferred but not required. after completing the internship, paid positions will definitely be considered.

duties include: 

// gallery management

// fulfilling print orders

// packaging

// prepping blog submissions

// prepping blog posts for delbarrmoradiblog.com

// client calendar management

// managing album orders

// general office tasks (fun, crafty things included!)

// image delivery

& more…

the requirements:

// proficient in Lightroom, Photoshop & Bridge

// you understand photography and value it – big time!

// have an eye for design

// Wordpress blog knowledge is a plus

// you’re a mac

// responsible & reliable

// drive to learn

// you’re a pretty happy person 🙂

// flexible and pretty easy going

// proactive & good at multitasking

// great work ethic! we wear a lot of hats around here!

// available to work in Mountain View 3-4 days, up to 10hrs a week (M-F), flexible on days and schedule


Please email your application to delbarr{at}delbarrmoradi.com by March 29 to be considered for the internship. If you don’t have a scanner, you can rewrite the questions in an email. Looking forward to finding the perfect fit soon!


My Life Lately // insta-update

If you follow my instagram, you’ll see there’s quite a bit of growing going on. Our lives are quickly changing as baby girl continues to grow inside this belly of mine. I’m officially 31 weeks pregnant and its still so surreal to think that come April, we’ll have a little baby to add to the fam. Arash and I have been busy with redecorating the house…and its so much fun! I finally get to focus on our bedroom — yay for a new bed and art on the walls! The nursery is also well on its way and we’ve officially become organizing masters. There’s something so refreshing about going through all your stuff and organizing and clearing things out. Out with the old and in with the new, right? As we look forward to the next few months we’re so excited for all the weddings and creative projects we’ll be shooting this year too — our calendar is quickly filling up and as we plan and schedule our weekends, its crazy to think how fast time is flying by. We’ve been surrounded by such love and support in these last few months…friends have sent us the most adorable clothes and gifts and have offered so much help and encouragement — its really a blessing. I can’t thank you all enough. Big hug from me to you.

the journey ahead…

2013 is shaping up to be an incredible year already…I can’t wait to blog the weddings and shoots I’m working on and finally reveal a new business venture Arash and I have been cooking up. As I sit at my computer and sift through all these images, I’m overwhelmed at times but most of the time I have to pinch myself because I can’t believe I am living my dream. Like most, I’m a big list maker and every year I make my list of things I want to accomplish, life goals, and some of those out-of-the-box-insane goals that are too big to imagine. Recently, I got word that one of those (insanely amazing) goals will be coming to pass this year and I can’t wait to share it! I’m so thankful and humbled to get to photograph, travel and make friends along this journey. Cheers to our year ahead, friends! Go dream…

Hello 2013!

Happy New year! Another new season has begun! It was really nice to spend some holiday down time with family and see some friends from out of town. The holidays are always a great time to reflect on the year. Something Arash and I love to do every new years eve is sit down and write out our goals for the upcoming year and chat over the year’s biggest accomplishments and weaknesses from the years past. I feel so blessed to have an amazing partner in Arash, someone who not only supports me in every creative endeavor but challenges me creatively and dares me to dream even bigger. This year we are so excited for whats to come…we’ll be launching a brand new business in addition to our photography, something we’ve been cooking up for the last year! We’ll also be introduced to our baby girl in April which will be a huge blessing we can’t wait for. What are you looking forward to in 2013? We can’t wait to share our journey here…cheers to 2013!



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