Hello and thank you for stopping by my blog! My name is Larissa Block and I am a photographer in Los Angeles. To give you a little background, I attended UC Santa Barbara and studied abroad my junior year of college. While living in Europe, I took my first photography class and was completely hooked. After graduating from UCSB, I immediately attended Brooks Institute of Photography from 2000-2003. From there, I moved to New York to be a photo assistant and learn the business of photography. In 2005, I started my photography career focusing on celebrity and musician portraits for magazine editorials. While struggling to make ends meet as I began my photographic journey in the working world, I started shooting families and babies and quickly realized that I had found my true passion.
Fast forward 14 years and I am happily married to an incredible man who loves that I have followed my creative passion. I am a mom of two happy and sweet children ages 6 & 8 who bring an incredible joy to my life. I love so much about being a photographer. I truly enjoy working with families over the years and getting to watch their children grow. I love that each day and every shoot is a new adventure and leads me in new directions creatively. I love when children show me their true colors and I get to document those moments forever. Sweet, silly, energetic, timid and everything in-between, this is the essence of childhood and exactly what I strive to capture. Since becoming a parent I have learned to appreciate the little things and capture a range of emotion. Time goes by really quickly with kids and I try to capture the essence of who they are and the love and energy they bring to the world and to their family.
I started this blog to give people more of an overall view of what can be captured in a session, rather than just viewing a single image on a website or social media. These are just a handful of selects from each session to showcase the range that was captured. My goal with every session is to capture variety- portraits and candid shots, different emotions and family dynamics. Please let me know if you have any questions or just want to say hello!
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