Last week I was given a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to Kokomo, Fiji with a group of travel agents and document their trip. Kara Slater was the one who organized the trip we took and she is an amazing, hard working travel agent based in Los Angeles: Visit Kara’s Website We left on a red-eye flight on Fiji Airways which was an experience on its own. We flew on a new aircraft and first class travel made for a very pleasant and enjoyable trip. We arrived in Nadi, Fiji and took a sea plane to Kokomo. The pilots of the plane were barefoot and gave us an awesome air tour of the Islands we passed. When we arrived on the Private Island of Kokomo, we were welcomed by a large group of hotel staff who sang a welcome song, gave us the traditional Fijian leis and we drank from Coconuts. Wow….what a start! For the next four days, we discovered the Island and toured the Resort, swam in crystal blue waters, ate the most delicious meals I have ever had and went on incredible and memorable adventures. We bounced on a trampoline in the middle of the ocean, did yoga in an outdoor studio overlooking the island, went fishing and scuba diving, we took golf carts and boats to travel, hiked through the jungle to swim in a waterfall explored the breathtaking spa and got to experience all their was to do in this magical place. We stayed in a 6 bedroom Residence that sat high on the Island and had 360 degree views. I brought my 5D Mark IV, a GoPro underwater camera and a Drone and had fun playing with the various tools to capture our adventures. I am still glowing from such a fun and memorable trip and highly recommend adding this place to your bucket list of places to visit. Contact Kara Slater if you have any questions at all!
Once again I have fallen behind on my blog posts. Life continues to be busy so it has been hard to find the time to update my blog. But here is a series of photos I captured for Paige Lauren Baby Clothing last fall. It was their Planet Collection and I really love the color palate. The clothes are really soft and the kids are adorable. I always look forward to these shoots and this one definitely did not disappoint! Here are my favorites from our session:
I recently had another wonderful shoot with Sol Angeles for their summer kids line. If you are not familiar with Sol Angeles Clothing Line, you have to check out their clothes- cozy, stylish and really comfortable to wear. It is always really fun for me to do these more commercial style shoots since it takes me back to my roots. I love the production element of it and with kids, always comes a little crazy which makes it exciting! The kids take turns taking pictures in the various clothing items and we strive to capture a little play, a little still and a touch of wild fun. Here are my personal favorites from our latest session, I am so lucky to get to do this kind of work!
Pink, green, blue and neutrals are the tones of the amazing and super soft collection by Paige Lauren Los Angeles. We shot many adorable outfits on lots of precious babies and toddlers to create a colorful and sweet collection of images for promoting their newest line. If you have not had a chance to check out their kids clothing, I highly recommend it. The items are SO soft and stylish and I have been really lucky to work with Paige over the last several years. Here are a handful of favorites from our session!
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 have been working with an amazing baby clothing line called Paige Lauren Baby for the last few years and always look forward to our sessions. Paige is extremely creative with her collection concepts, which always makes for adorable campaign photos. Our most recent shoot was her layette collection, clothing intended for infants. The clothes are soft, adorable and the company is based in Los Angeles. Paige is a mom herself and totally gets the needs and desires of moms and babies. Check out their adorable baby clothes!
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!
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!
In my twenties, back when I started my photography business, I started out photographing musicians and celebrities. It was something I really enjoyed pursuing and met a lot of incredibly talented people along the way. I recently reconnected with one of the musicians from my past and had an amazing shoot. Patrick Joseph is an incredibly talented artist with whom I have had the pleasure of working with twice. I highly recommend checking out his music. Our first shoot was many years ago and we took pictures at Union Station and around downtown LA and then went to a state park in Topanga Canyon for a totally different vibe. This time we used a really cool vintage recording studio in Hollywood called Boulevard Recording. We then hit the streets of Hollywood for something with texture and edge. It was a really great shoot and a fun way to step back and revisit where my passion for photography began. So much has changed in my style but it was a really nice reminder that I still have a bit of rock n roll still in my heart. Here are some of my favorite photos from our shoot:
Once again I was given the opportunity to photograph Paige Lauren’s beautiful baby clothing line. We did the summer collection at the beach. We gave the images a vintage feel, which paired perfectly with their bright summer palate. The baby models could not have been cuter and I love the photos we captured. Here are a handful of my favorites: