On every session I strive to find a balance between capturing portraits and candid lifestyle shots. To me, it is really nice as a mom to have a smiley happy family photo. It is what most people are looking for in a shoot. But kids don’t have a lot of patience for traditional portraits so I love to mix in some playful photos. I love when kids are kids and get to show their sweet, silly, playful side. Here is a session where I had fun capturing a range of these darling children.
I have had the pleasure of photographing two of these darling boys as newborns. It is wonderful to watch their roles change in the family and see how they have grown. So many precious photos were captured in this newborn photography session but I especially LOVE the pajama kids stacked on dad’s back! I am so lucky to get to do what I love and meet such amazing families!
This was my second photo shoot with this precious family and I loved their creative ideas and new location suggestions! We started at a very cool urban art wall and then made our way to a nearby park. We ended the session with jammies at home, a great mix of emotions and different looks in one session! There was lots of affection and love captured, many smiles and wonderful memories documented. Here are my favorites!
For this family session we took pictures of two beautiful and very different locations. We started at Temescal Gateway Park in Pacific Palisades and popped down the street to the beach for a couple family pictures and a cake smash! This was wonderful because we got two totally different looks in one session and I got to spend some wonderful time getting to know this beautiful family. The cake smash was a huge success, sandy cake and all! Such a great day and so many photos that I love!
Sol Angeles is an amazing clothing line that produces both children’s and adult loungewear and beachwear. They are based in Los Angeles and have such adorable and soft clothing. I have been so lucky to be able to photograph the kids clothing for the last several seasons. Not only do they have the highest quality clothing, they are such a fun, cool, relaxed group of people to get to know. They like their images to be shot on a white studio background with tone to really simplify and showcase the beautiful clothing. I highly recommend checking them out: www.sol-angeles.com. Here are a handful of favorite photos taken over a few of our sessions!
These dear friends wanted to do something a little different for their holiday card this year and I could not be more obsessed with the photos we captured. We visited the Retna Wall on Melrose which has since been painted over. To me, it makes these photos even more special and unique. We all had a lot of fun with a mix of portraits and play. I adore the wardrobe choices they made and especially the pops of red! Such a special session with an amazing family.
One of my favorite parts of my job is getting to meet new families step into their world for a short time. I get to watch their family dynamic and capture moments to freeze in time. This family was a joy to work with. The girls were over the moon to welcome their baby brother. They each wanted a turn to cuddle him for a photo, so much love and joy was captured in these precious moments. On newborn sessions, I strive to catch a variety of family pictures sibling shots and solo photos of the baby in those sweet little sleepy poses. Here are the pictures we took!
Twelve plus years ago I had my first newborn photo shoot. It was before I had children of my own and I didn’t know much about children but that day changed my photography journey forever. I loved watching and capturing the joy of these new parents overjoyed and in love with their precious baby. And to watch the family grow over the years has been so touching. This was our most recent photo session and I am in love with the pictures we captured. We started out at Will Rogers Park in Beverly Hills and finished up at a nearby intersection. I have nothing but love for this family and the special place they hold in my heart. Here are my favorites from our session!
Around the holidays I met and photographed this beautiful family as they welcomed their third child. Newborn sessions are done in-home in the baby’s first 14 days of life and I bring a bunch of props, blankets and baskets and more to work with. We also pull from the family’s personal items to create unique and special photo opts. It is so fun to watch siblings interact with their newest family member and these boys were really sweet with their sister. I absolutely love my job!
Today was a day off from school so I took my kids to Underwood Family Farms. If you haven’t had a chance to go there, it is a wonderful place for kids. They were having an Easter Festival so there was an egg hunt, games, egg dying, and much more. There are also animals to feed, playgrounds and my favorite part, picking fruits and veggies. It is good wholesome fun and I love watching my kids be kids at the farm. Today we picked strawberries, fava beans, sugar snap peas, kale, lettuce, and carrots. I really enjoy these special days with my kids and here are some photos we took on our adventure.