Archive for the family Category

A Whole New World for Grayson

Sarah and Matt’s story is really sweet… These two are actual high school sweethearts, transplants from the midwest and used to migrating for Matt’s work in the military. They’ve now made Hermosa Beach their roots, nesting for a baby. But not how you would automatically assume! Without great detail, I do know that they chose […]

Family Fun in Big Bear

A Message to Finn: Dear Finn, I met your Mom right around the time she bumped into your Dad at a concert. So like you, I’ve never known them to be apart. As their love evolved I was then asked to photograph their wedding day. You know the big book full of pictures with your […]

Family Matters, A Very Special One

I don’t usually post the same location for a blog back to back, you’ll see I just used this “enchanted forest” recently however this one turned out so different that it’s worth sharing as well. Of course the content, styling, location, right time of day, props, they all come together to make a photograph that […]

Enchanted Forest, Family Photos

I have had the true pleasure of working with Allie and Josh since their wedding almost a decade ago. They are the real deal, people… They live a casual lifestyle that encompasses love, fun, travel and their little girl named Piper. I’ve seen Piper from just a baby to now and I swear she only […]

September Session Sale going on NOW!

This is the biggest one yet! After much time and consideration, weighing the evolution of photography and client’s wants/needs I knew it was time to restructure. With digital photography being so accessible it’s hard to understand why a photographer would want to hold the files and make prints for you… I get that. So now […]

The Becker’s Beachy Themed Shoot

I know… it’s Thanksgiving, so what am I doing working? Well, sometimes although I “should” be taking a whole day off I’m just too inspired. And let’s face it, the pie is in the oven doing it’s thing so I have 45 minutes to kill. I just couldn’t wait to show Estella, Greg, Adriana, Shelby […]

Fabiano Family Fun

I adore this family… Honestly, I think I know them better than I really do just from seeing them throughout the years. I photographed 2 of the 3 siblings weddings (in all fairness I didn’t know Vicki when she got married) so I’ve seen some really special moments of their lives through my lens. Now […]

The Parris Family goes GLAM for their Theme

I’ve known Maya since she first moved to my small town of Laguna Niguel back when we were 8 years old. We were little groms together, exploring the world around us and learning the most simplest of tasks in child development… and here we are today! Maya is a super successful career woman, married (of […]

Family Fun Day in the Park

I’m so lucky to meet a couple as they embark on a life together, planning a wedding and a future. It opens the door to connect and build a relationship that can last throughout their life’s milestones. I cannot recall how Stephanie and Bill first found me over a decade ago, but that seems so […]

Family Heritage Theme for the Mendoza’s

I met Amber and Alejandro before they tied the knot over 7 years ago, having the true honor of photographing their wedding day. Since then I’ve seen them have two beautiful children, capturing both the pregnancy and newborn milestones. And now here we are all these years later with Vicki at 2 years and Gabby […]

A Citrus Grove Wonderland

I love locations that make people scratch their heads as to where it could be! For Jen and JS this Irvine citrus grove might as well be far, far away in a place with sprawling land. It’s simply dreamy. This is also the debut of my brand new blue velvet prop chairs too. I collect […]

Family Fun Day at Disneyland

There’s still a magic to waking up in the morning and thinking “I’m going to Disneyland today” even if it’s to go shooting. It’s that same feeling from being a kid, knowing that you’re going to a place where it’s entire purpose is to feel joy, play, laugh and escape reality for a while. I […]

Modern Family, Rustic Setting

I’ve known Courtney for over a decade now.  We met when my career was more focused (pun intended) on modeling work than weddings, hence we did a bunch of artsy, creative portfolio work together when she was pursuing her model career.  I’m talking BMW at night with headlights back lighting her & fog machine type […]

The Ramos Family

Although I am in the thick of the holiday season with orders, cards and a photography version of Santa’s workshop I simply couldn’t resist sharing a few from Tuesday’s shoot.  This is such a perfect example of how I can document families as they grow.  You see, I photographed Sarah and Ignacio’s engagement session, their […]

Concept Family Shoot

The Alfaro family have been in my life since 1993… Yes, that’s 20 years folks!  I actually photographed Jim and Stephanie’s wedding before I ever did weddings.  I was still chasing the fashion industry, building model portfolios for young talent and “testing” (that’s the term for borrowing signed talent from their agencies for creative shoots […]

The Rincon Family… Trees!

Geri and Rafael met over 45 years ago.  They still hold hands, go on walks, laugh and enjoy every day together.  It’s so unbelievably cute!!  I wonder how many of the weddings that I’ve photographed will have such a long lasting love story… hmmm.  Anyway, I’m so happy they came to me for their family […]

The Glory of Fall

We all love the beachy, laid back vibe of Southern California.  A lot of that adoration is due to the sunny days with some smattering of raindrops a few times a year.  However our trade off for this is the experience of the seasons.  I’ll often have clients who are looking for a fall theme […]

The Henry Family Tree

I had such a great morning with this group! Kim & Paul had been wanting to do a big family portrait of their grown children and their families for a long time now.  It’s one of those things that even with best intentions gets put off.  When she set her mind to it, I was […]

Rustic Western Theme Family Portrait

As most blogs prelude, I’ll start by saying that I photographed Katie and Sylvano’s wedding… over 7 years ago in fact.  And with the best intentions and so much perseverance Katie has finally accomplished her dream shoot.  I was there for Brayden’s first birthday shoot but with their work schedules and two kids time just […]

Hermosa Hosting the Conn Clan

After photographing Cindy and Nate’s engagement, big BEAUTIFUL Malibu wedding and the newborn moments of their first child it was a breeze to plan their family (and Noah’s 1 year) shoot.  Cindy had her heart set on using Hermosa Beach which holds a lot of sentimental value for them.  But also is very local considering […]