The holidays are on the horizon…are you ready?

The holidays are a wonderful time filled with family, love, special events and parties, gifts, and celebration. But they can also be a stressful time for people getting ready- shopping, calendars filled with commitments, and so much more piled onto our already busy lives. Then there are holiday cards…do you send them out? For those who do this can be a daunting yet rewarding task. As much of a pain it is to take the photo, order/stamp/address and send the cards. But as much of a time consuming process as it is, it is so nice to receive them in the mail every year. I love seeing families and how the kids have grown. It is one of the only forms of mail that I really look forward to receiving anymore! I put them out in our home and the kids talk about them and look forward to adding new ones to the wall each day. It is a really nice tradition and is one that I hope never dies.

Below is a family session that I captured last year for the holidays. This was a weekday mini session done at a local park. I love the colors of the environment with the morning light combined with the light tones they are wearing. If you are interested in booking a session, please email me and we can find the right kind of session for your needs!

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Family Holiday card photos Los Angeles family photography outdoors natural light
Family Holiday card photos Los Angeles family photography outdoors natural light
Family Holiday card photos Los Angeles family photography outdoors natural light
Family Holiday card photos Los Angeles family photography outdoors natural light
Family Holiday card photos Los Angeles family photography outdoors natural light
Family Holiday card photos Los Angeles family photography outdoors natural light
Family Holiday card photos Los Angeles family photography outdoors natural light
Family Holiday card photos Los Angeles family photography outdoors natural light
Family Holiday card photos Los Angeles family photography outdoors natural light
Family Holiday card photos Los Angeles family photography outdoors natural light
Family Holiday card photos Los Angeles family photography outdoors natural light
Family Holiday card photos Los Angeles family photography outdoors natural light
Family Holiday card photos Los Angeles family photography outdoors natural light
Family Holiday card photos Los Angeles family photography outdoors natural light
Family Holiday card photos Los Angeles family photography outdoors natural light
Family Holiday card photos Los Angeles family photography outdoors natural light
Family Holiday card photos Los Angeles family photography outdoors natural light
Family Holiday card photos Los Angeles family photography outdoors natural light

Holiday Mini Sessions are starting!

Holiday mini sessions are 30 minute photo shoots held in different places around Los Angeles on various days in the fall. Families sign up for a designated time and I shoot back-to-back sessions to capture families and kids for holiday card photos. Some people just use it as an excuse to have family photos taken, regardless of whether they actually mail out a card. It is a quick and easy way to have photos done and I shoot a lot in a short amount of time! This session was done last fall at the UCLA campus. I absolutely love the architecture and fall feel of the trees in this location. And how about this sweet family?! I loved the dance party photos in the quad- such fun!

If you are interested in booking a holiday mini session, you can view the schedule HERE.

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Holiday Mini photography Los Angeles family photographer
Holiday Mini photography Los Angeles family photographer
Holiday Mini photography Los Angeles family photographer
Holiday Mini photography Los Angeles family photographer
Holiday Mini photography Los Angeles family photographer
Holiday Mini photography Los Angeles family photographer
Holiday Mini photography Los Angeles family photographer
Holiday Mini photography Los Angeles family photographer
Holiday Mini photography Los Angeles family photographer
Holiday Mini photography Los Angeles family photographer
Holiday Mini photography Los Angeles family photographer
Holiday Mini photography Los Angeles family photographer
Holiday Mini photography Los Angeles family photographer
Holiday Mini photography Los Angeles family photographer
Holiday Mini photography Los Angeles family photographer
Holiday Mini photography Los Angeles family photographer
Holiday Mini photography Los Angeles family photographer
Holiday Mini photography Los Angeles family photographer
Holiday Mini photography Los Angeles family photographer

Live, Love, Laugh

Often times people who have never done a family photography session are unsure what to expect. It can be stressful planning the clothing, getting ready and to the shoot on time, picking a time of day that works best for schedule and kids temperaments, etc. Then the uncertainty of how kids will respond to being photographed is another factor. I get it completely and try to do my best on my end to make it as easy on parents as possible. I like to encourage laughter and play during the shoot to make it feel less like work and more like fun to the children. I find that brings forth the best and most genuine smiles. The kids in this session were so much fun and brought an energy that made my job easy. They laughed, ran, played and I clicked away. I think we captured a nice mix of portraits and play which is always my favorite approach to a family session!

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Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer

Family is Everything

People often ask me what time of day is the best for photography. My feeling is that is varies throughout the time of year. In the late fall/winter, I am completely comfortable shooting any time of the day because the sun never goes directly overhead. The days are shorter and so a mid-afternoon session is required to have enough light. In the late spring/summer months the mid-day light is quite harsh and undesirable. In that case I would suggest early morning or later afternoon light. The closer you get to sunrise or sunset, the more magical and soft the lighting becomes. This session was done later in the day close to sunset which gave us a really beautiful light quality. I love the photos we took and here are my selects.

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Outdoor park family and baby photography Los Angeles professional kids photographer
Outdoor park family and baby photography Los Angeles professional kids photographer
Outdoor park family and baby photography Los Angeles professional kids photographer
Outdoor park family and baby photography Los Angeles professional kids photographer
Outdoor park family and baby photography Los Angeles professional kids photographer
Outdoor park family and baby photography Los Angeles professional kids photographer
Outdoor park family and baby photography Los Angeles professional kids photographer
Outdoor park family and baby photography Los Angeles professional kids photographer
Outdoor park family and baby photography Los Angeles professional kids photographer
Outdoor park family and baby photography Los Angeles professional kids photographer
Outdoor park family and baby photography Los Angeles professional kids photographer
Outdoor park family and baby photography Los Angeles professional kids photographer
Outdoor park family and baby photography Los Angeles professional kids photographer
Outdoor park family and baby photography Los Angeles professional kids photographer
Outdoor park family and baby photography Los Angeles professional kids photographer
Outdoor park family and baby photography Los Angeles professional kids photographer
Outdoor park family and baby photography Los Angeles professional kids photographer
Outdoor park family and baby photography Los Angeles professional kids photographer
Outdoor park family and baby photography Los Angeles professional kids photographer
Outdoor park family and baby photography Los Angeles professional kids photographer
Outdoor park family and baby photography Los Angeles professional kids photographer
Outdoor park family and baby photography Los Angeles professional kids photographer
Outdoor park family and baby photography Los Angeles professional kids photographer
Outdoor park family and baby photography Los Angeles professional kids photographer
Outdoor park family and baby photography Los Angeles professional kids photographer
Outdoor park family and baby photography Los Angeles professional kids photographer
Outdoor park family and baby photography Los Angeles professional kids photographer

Seeing black & white

Last holiday season (I am still playing catch up on my blog posts) I photographed this sweet family of four for mom’s birthday and their holiday card. It was a quick shoot and it was the first time I had a family in all black and white clothing….great idea! The tent made for a colorful and playful background and we had a really fun shoot. Here they are!

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Xavier is one!

A year ago I met and photographed this lovely family, first we did a maternity shoot and then we had the newborn session. Well, I was thrilled to see them again and see how Xavier has grown! He was so sweet with big gorgeous brown eyes and a wonderful smile. We started at their home and then went to the park. We took many wonderful photos, here are my selects from their shoot:

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Sweet Caroline

I recently met a darling little girl named Caroline. She and her parents came to town from New York and scheduled a shoot while visiting their family in LA. Caroline was such a doll, full of smiles and a sweet demeanor. Her little outfits were darling and her family was a pleasure to get to know. All in all this was a great shoot and we took so many wonderful photos. Here are a handful of my favorite images:

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outdoor summer fun!

Harrison was a darling soon-to-be one year old when we did the family photo shoot. He had just started walking the week of the shoot and was experiencing the world in a new and exciting way. We held the session at a beautiful Beverly Hills Park late in the afternoon which served as the perfect backdrop for our summer session. This family was warm and welcoming and it was a really nice afternoon. Here are my favorite images of the day:

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