In the last month I have taken a handful of personal photos that I wanted to share. First, I brought my camera to the Mother’s Day celebration with my family. It has been 6 months since the birth of my niece and we had not yet captured a photo of the six grandkids/cousins together so I thought it would be great to try. We did a photo with just the kids and one with my mom. The next photo session I did was for my husband’s birthday. I do not capture photos of him nearly as often as I should and thought I should try to capture this special time in his life. The last day I had my camera was Father’s Day. I brought it with both sides of our family to capture and document these times in our lives.
It was a beautiful afternoon when we captured the love and sweet moments of this gorgeous family in this beautiful setting. Holmby Park is a go-to location for me as it is central to many of the families I work with and has such a nice variety of greenery and “looks”. The addition of the skateboards was a great and personal touch. There were many sweet moments with the boys and the family, a mix of candids and portraits. Here are my selects from our most recent mini session!
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!
I absolutely love getting to work with new families and going to homes I have never been to previously. I have had the pleasure of getting to know this family through school and mutual friends over the last few years but getting to photograph them in their home was a real treat. There was such a fun energy and loving dynamic which really made for an easy and fun session. We did a mix of indoor and outdoor photos, capturing both portraits and candid moments. It is so fun to look back at sessions that were so fun to shoot and see the series of pictures we created.
I have known and loved this family for years. I have photographed the boys from birth and have watched them grow over the years through both photography and friendship. They are a sports-loving family so naturally we did family portraits followed by the kids in play. It is so fun to watch them doing what they love (basketball) and getting to document it. Just love this mix of portraits and play!
It has been 3 years since I have posted to my blog and I have really missed this aspect of my work. I find it so challenging to take so many photos I love and then only really use one or two on my website (BeautiesandBabies.com) or instagram page (@BeautiesandBabies). Blogging is a nice way to reflect on the sessions I have done and see all the photos I really enjoyed capturing with the families I work with. Here is a really sweet family I got to work with over the holiday season. They had two precious and smiley girls who made my job incredibly easy. I am crazy about these photos and here are my favorites from the session!
Over the last couple years I have had the pleasure of getting to know this beautiful mom and her sweet little girl and boy. When I was asked to photograph them I was flattered and excited! We did the shoot at La Brea Tar Pits/LACMA which always has so many wonderful location options. It is great for kids so we can keep moving around and they don’t get bored. I adore the photos we took and these are some of my favorites from the shoot:
When this kindhearted dad contacted me he had a vision in mind for his photo shoot. He was looking for photos of himself with his daughters in a natural setting capturing more candid moments documenting this age and time in their lives. We took the pictures at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge and WOW what a perfect setting. It was green and lush with countless picture perfect backdrops. It was really nice to watch this amazing man interact with his sweet girls. So many favorites, it was really hard to choose: