Toddlers are so much fun to capture! They are filled with energy for days, a range of expressions and emotions, laughter, tears and everything in-between. These moments are raw and real and I love watching toddlers in action. Mom and Dad wanted photos with their energetic dog too, which made the shoot even more playful. It was fun capturing everyday moments shared in this family that will forever remind them of this time in their lives!
Newborn sessions are usually done within the first 14 days of the baby’s life to ensure they are sleepy and will easily go into those little tucked poses. This can be hard to do for some families who are just settling into life with a newborn. During this stage of my life I was exhausted, emotional and kind of a wreck. That was not at all the case with the family of this recent newborn shoot. The parents were calm and patient with the process. Dad read books to big brother while mom nursed the baby. During the shoot, they were encouraging as big brother approached his new baby sister. Watching this family gave me such joy and I love the images we captured!
The purpose of this photo session was to capture sweet photos of these four cousins/siblings together for a photo book gift for the grandparents. It was a surprise and such a thoughtful gift idea from the two families. We started early one morning and took a variety of pictures in every combination to have a nice range of options for the photo book. A company that I love to use for my personal photo books is Blurb.com. They specialize in photo books and have a quality that is excellent and pricing that is fair. Since my photo sessions include all the images, this is a wonderful way to display many of the photos captured. Below are my favorite pictures from this sweet cousin session.
It seems that lately I have had a newborn baby girl streak- so many girls being born! This newborn session was just focused on capturing photos of this sweet baby girl and I am so in love with all the pictures we took! Mom and dad live near the beach so we did a mermaid photo and I adore the color palate in these! Mom and dad snowboard and ski in the winter so we did a creative image with the two in one. The floral photos were a last minute addition as I saw a beautiful floral arrangement in their home which gave us a soft feminine touch. We captured their pup, beach bag, first tutu and a sweet poster in the crib. Such a fun shoot and I really love the variety of photos we took!
These beautiful twin big sisters were so excited to take photos with their new baby sister. They each took turns holding her and were such great helpers through the session. I have known the twins since they were three years old and it was so nice to see how they have grown into little ladies. The love and affection they showed for one another and for their precious sister made my heart warm. I love the pictures we captured!
I am so proud of my sister, Lana House, for her hard work and dedication to her Pilates Studio in Pacific Palisades. Lana is the kind of person who practices what she preaches, by living a healthy lifestyle- not only with fitness, but with healthy non-toxic eating and overall wellness. I encourage you to check out her instagram page: @houseoheath to see what I mean. She inspires people to be their best selves every day and is so dedicated to spreading her tips and tricks about health. Lana has a Pilates studio at her home in the heart of the Palisades where she provides a challenging and personalized workout. Her clients are extremely loyal and love her teaching style which is true to the authentic teachings of Joseph Pilates. We recently took photos of her space along with a new headshot. Check it out! And for additional information on her services you can email her: info@HousePilates.com
I recently met a family at their home for a family photo session. We did a few pictures at their place then took a little walk to a nearby place they love to hang as a family. It was a new location for me which made it really fun to visit. As a family they go there to run around, walk the dog and spend time. A location that is special to a family makes the photos even more personal and unique. I loved what we captured, here are a few faves:
I love meeting new families and getting to see the interactions and family dynamics. This beautiful bunch had welcomed a baby girl to their family and they were kind, patient and had such a loving & playful nature. I really enjoyed our session together and the raw emotion that we captured. Here are some photos I love from our session!
It is fun to step in to a family’s home and capture photos in a place that is a new creative canvas for me. This family had recently moved into a new home and wanted to capture some sweet new photos. We started with a more dressed up series of images and then took a more intimate and playful approach with a pajama party filled with laughs. I loved showcasing both sides and adore the pictures we took!
If you live in LA, you have to check out Sweet E’s Bake Shop: sweetesbakeshop.com. They make the most beautiful cakes and desserts for all occasions! I have had the pleasure of photographing Erica and her family several times now and she always has the BEST ideas for creative content. So when she was in need of new promotional photos, I jumped at the opportunity! I really love the light and bright quality to these images and the pops of pinks and blues. And look how gorgeous those cakes are!! These photos were captured for her website and instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/sweetesbakeshop/ I am in love with these photos and am so excited to show them off!