Posts Tagged family photos

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 […]

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 […]

Welcome to the World Quinn!

If you peruse backwards, you’ll find Kristen and Jay’s engagement session, wedding day highlights and pregnancy shoot all blogged.  I simply cannot resist showing off everything I do for them!  I know I am biased because they are such nice, sincere, good people.  But then again, maybe that’s why they always get the best from […]

Rachel and Ronnie’s #2 – Pregnancy Photos

I am so honored to help Rachel and Ronnie document all the milestones of their life.  I came on board for their wedding and from there have photographed her first pregnancy, the newborn photos for their son Dagen and now baby number two!  I instantly hit it off with both Rachel and Ronnie back before […]

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 […]

Superbowl Schmuperbowl! Let’s go shooting!!

Kristen and Jay really earned some great images.  We spent the entire week prior to Sunday tracking the weather, the clouds and marine layer that was due to potentially ruin our beach location.  I am used to playing meteorologist, but it must have been frustrating for them.  Finally the day came and the sun was […]

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 […]

Keeping up with the Christensen’s

I met Stacey as a bridesmaid in a Santa Barbara wedding back in 2008.  She liked her friend’s wedding images so much that she came to me to photograph her family about a year later.  Now 4 years later I am honored to again capture her growing family.  I meet a lot of kiddos in […]

Party of 7

I had such a great time visiting and photographing the Gerhard family.  I photographed Carrie and Bob’s oldest daughter’s wedding 2 years ago, so I was super happy to be working with them again now that Rebecca and Brady have a baby.  I hear this all the time, Carrie told me yesterday “I’ve been wanting […]

Jason, Kari, Dylon and Capri

Everytime I see the DeAngelos my faith is resorted in cool people.  When living in Orange County, especially on Lido Isle and being so gorgeous it would be easy to be one of the stereotypical personalities so unfortunately common.  Not Kari and Jason!  She is as beautiful inside and she is outside and he’s such […]

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 […]

The Mamatas Family

The first time I met and photographed the Mamatas family was about 10 years ago.  I’ve been working with them every year ever since and it’s been a true pleasure.  Paris and Alexa are like a marker for me, seeing them so little then each year hearing what they’re up to, braces on/braces off and […]

The Powell Family- Rancho Las Lomas

If only if I could use Rancho Las Lomas as a “go-to” location for families… sigh.  It’s such a beautiful property but without the pull of Ashley Powell, Agape Planning, we’d certainly never be there otherwise.  I’ve known Ashley for years.  She’s a very talented, creative and hard working coordinator in the wedding industry.  We’ve […]

The Harants Family

Tiffany, Michael and Madeline are such a perfect example of well selected clothing, theme and the right time of day for shooting that I simply couldn’t resist posting a few favorites.  Tiffany came to me with the idea of fall colors… of course I tried to convince her to come up to Big Bear as […]

Crystal Cove with the Vondrans

These are the continual reminders of how lucky I am.  Jennifer and Tom (and now Troy) are a perfect example of why I chose this profession and the rewards it reaps.  I photographed their wedding back in 2003, over 8 years ago.  We hit it off and found there was friendship beyond the photography itself. […]

Boys Will Be Boys!

I had such a fun afternoon with these two littles.  Alex and Matthew are a couple of characters!  Bryn, their Mom, found me because we both went to the same high school (DHHS-go dolphins!) and I’ve done some shoots of other alums.  She was the athlete, surprise surprise I was the yearbook camera nerd.  And […]

Cathy and her girls

One of the most endearing aspects of my career is the opportunity to peek into the lives and stories of people as we work together.  Over the years I’ve seen everything from overtly dysfunctional families to families with so much love for one another my heart wants to explode!  I’ve seen children who are little […]