Archive for the babies 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 […]

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 Birthday Girl!

I’ve got quite the soft spot for Miss Kennedy. I was there the day she was born and met her within 2 hours of her entrance to the world! Long story short, I was there, all pre-planned and on call, to photograph the actual birth, but thanks to an emergency C section I got pushed […]

Jaxon’s 1 year Birthday Smashcake Party

A letter to Jax: Dear Cutie-pie, I saw your parents get married, I heard stories of them awaiting your arrival. I photographed your Mom and Dad on the beach with you in her belly. And I’ve seen you newborn, 6 months, 9 months and now one year old. Even though I’m the lady that keeps […]

Baby Cuteness Overload– Meet Piper

All babies are cute… even the not so fortunate in the ascetic department are still sweethearts to gush over.  And I’m sure I’m biased because I photographed Allie and Josh’s wedding day, and her sister’s wedding day too.  BUT, I cannot believe how gorgeous their 6 month old girl is!!  I was sad to hear […]

Little Doll Makenna turns 6 months

I had so much fun with Makenna and her Mommy, Jessica yesterday afternoon.  There’s no other way to describe it other than this baby is like a living doll!  Jessica is over the top with cute outfits and props so it was up to me to widdle it down to three “looks”.  Yes, “looks” are […]

The Larwins Welcome Kyle John

There are so many variables to newborn shoots.  Because I come to you I’m working within your home, your available light and trying to incorporate your meaningful items like blankets, toys, clothing.  I’m also a slave to the baby’s mood or disposition.  I’ve had shoots that take 4+ hours to yield a collection of solid […]

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 […]

The many expressions of Miss Quinn

This time of year there’s so much to share!  I find myself wanting to blog nearly daily with all the fun holiday shoots I’ve been working on. I know I may be biased as I was there the day her Mommy and Daddy got married, but I can’t help but smile every time I look […]

Mr Thomas Robert is here!

I love meeting new clients in all different ways, it’s amazing how people find me actually.  I photographed Amy and Jon’s pregnancy a few months back (search that category and you can see that too!) thanks to Amy being a bridesmaid in a wedding last May.  The power of working hard, truly caring about your […]

Sugar ‘N Spice and Everything Nice- Newborn Session

I’ve been documenting Rachel and Ronnie’s lives for the past 5 years, from their engagement session to their wedding all the way through the birth of their beautiful brand new baby girl.  Meet Ava Rayne, their gorgeous bundle of joy!  She really is a pretty baby!!!  And was pretty easy too.  Although we blew through […]

Little Man Michael- Baby Portraits

It’s always fabulous to get a referral from a client… but I know it’s going to be a super fun experience when it comes from a really sweet, awesome, extra-specially-wonderful client!  Sweet Erika sent over her friend Melissa who’ve been good friends since Jr High so I assumed the fruit doesn’t fall far from the […]

Hayden Blaes Pekar

Ahhh the joys of my work.  Photographing Jessica and Scott’s wedding, then their pregnancy session and now the birth of their first son, Hayden.  Jess had such an easy-peasy pregnancy that I was sure he was going to pop right out like butta.  Unfortunately he was breech, unable to turn and early.  Having a C […]

Little Man, Kyler

Okay, who shrunk the dude in the club…?  Lol!!!  I can’t get over how much Kyler looks like a little man.  What one year old owns True Religion jeans and Kenneth Cole shoes, uummm THIS GUY. Kyler came to me thanks to his parents Kim and Tom.  I photographed their wedding at the Surf and […]

Happy Birthday Mya!

Proof in the pudding, you can never be too young for a fashionable modeling session.  Mya isn’t even trying to get into Hollywood but she certainly could.  She is a little fashion plate with all kinds of poses for my camera.  One to two years old range and you’re lucky to get in more than […]

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

I immediately clicked with Sonia and Danny back when they first met with me for their beautiful three day indian wedding.  I enjoyed every moment of their colorful and meaningful traditions.  As I got to know them better I knew they were so much more than a “client” to me.  We found ourselves making sure […]

Meet the Wiley’s

Had such a great day with Andrea, Dean and Miss Mia.  Everything from their wedding day to her pregnancy photos, capturing the newborn stage and now Mia at 6 months has built a cool time capsule so far!  Mia is a real-life doll… just so perfect.  And with all babies being so different I had […]

Welcome to the world Hadley!

I simply adore Jen and Matt.  From the moment they sat down considering me for their wedding photography, through the engagement session, on the wedding day (Matt, you broke me man, you made me cry tears of joy!) all the way through their pregnancy and now the birth of their first child, Miss Hadley.  If […]

Isn’t she lovely… Isn’t she won-der-ful…

I don’t know why, but the entire time I was editing this shoot Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely” kept running through my head!  Makes me sound so silly, doesn’t it?  What can I say, Mia inspires me.  At 2 weeks old this little girl and I spent the afternoon creating together.  My first impression was […]

Old friend, Julie. New friend, Owen.

This was such a special shoot for me.  I’ve known Julie since Jr High School and High School.  We were so close in those years, our first taste of being a tween were ventured together.  We’d listen to Wham! (yes I am dating myself) talk about school dances, swim in her parents pool, dish about […]