Whatever Lola wants….

I have been so excited to welcome my niece Lola into the family. She arrived a few weeks before her due date and was tiny and sleepy for our shoot at just 7 days new. She was so easy and slipped into any pose we gave her. Here are my favorite photos of my gorgeous niece and her amazing parents!

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Purple Palate

A few years ago I met this family as we captured their sweet daughter Zoey’s newborn photos. Fast forward to January and I got to photograph Zoey and her darling sister Mia! The family had moved to a new home and Zoey was thrilled to take pictures with her sister and pose for the camera. So much love and happiness was felt throughout the shoot. And I absolutely love the purple color palate that was captured! Here are my favorite photos we took:

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Mama’s Sweet Boy

Sweet little August was getting ready to celebrate his first birthday and what better way than with a cake smash shoot! We started out capturing pictures with mom, baby and doggie at their home. Although he was not a fan of his birthday cake, he LOVED his bath that immediately followed. Such happy photos of a lovely family:

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showing baby bro the ropes

I am so lucky to have gotten to know this incredible family over the years. This was our shoot #4 and this time they had a new family member! Big brother was great with his little bro and as always, I had the best time catching up with the parents and photographing this warm family. Here are photos of this family of four:

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twin boys!

Gabriel and Matthew were two sweet baby boys that I photographed in their home with their parents at our family session. They were each so expressive in the photos. Their parents were really sweet with one another which was nice to watch. It was a wonderful and relaxed shoot and here are some of the favorites:

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A fun October Outing

So many of my friends have been posting photos from pumpkin patches with their darling kids. My family decided to check out Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in West Hollywood and we had a blast. With pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, bounce house, slide, pumpkins and more, there were tons of things for young kids to do. My daughter Jaelyn had a blast it was a fun and easy place to go. There was even a celebrity sighting accompanied by a full paparazzi zone (only in LA….) If you have a couple hours free and haven’t hit up a pumpkin patch yet, this is a really great spot.

A very special experience.

Several months ago I had an experience that moved me in a way that I had never felt before. I was booked to shoot a maternity session for a woman who had gone into labor that morning. She expressed how she really wanted to do the session despite her pain and situation since the photos were really important to her. I came to her house and we did our best to shoot the photos through her contractions and pain (looking at the photos you would never know she was in labor!!) We did not do a lot of talking since she was intensely laboring at that point, so I shot between contractions and took breaks frequently.

About half way into the shoot, midwives arrived to the home to set up for a home birth delivery. At that point I did not know she was planning to do a home birth. They asked if they could take her in the other room to check her progress and see if the baby was coming. A few minutes later, her husband approached me and said that the baby would be arriving any minute and would I mind sticking around and taking a few pictures of her delivery. This was something that caught me off guard and I was really unsure. I agreed to stay but told him that this would be a first for me (especially since I had a c-section with my daughter and had never seen a birth before). It was a blur from that point on. Everything happened so quickly and I snapped pictures as much as possible while experiencing the miracle of life. As I watched a baby come into the world, I cried and snapped pictures and couldn’t believe what I had just been a part of. I took photos for several minutes after the baby was born and then I left the family to enjoy their newest little bundle of joy. A week later I was invited back to do newborn pictures and photograph the family.

This journey touched my heart in a special and life changing way. I am pregnant with my second and due any day now and it was this experience that is making me hopeful to have a v-bac with my own delivery so I can have this incredible journey with my own family. Here are the photos we took: maternity, delivery and then newborn pictures:

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go blue!

I always love when my clients have creative ideas for their shoot. Well, this family wore Michigan outfits to support their Alma Mater and I loved this idea! I photographed their son Ryan when he was a newborn so it was great to see how he has grown over the last 6 months! The kids were so cute and the little girl Alex loved having a dance party session in the middle of the shoot. Here are some photos from our session:

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