Posts Tagged orange county photographer

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 […]

Bailey’s starting college- Senior Portraits

I know, when do I post two senior portrait sessions in a row right?  Just couldn’t resist showing off yesterday’s shoot with Bailey.  She’s such a great example of how you can blur the lines between a more traditional senior portrait yet also keep it edgy and fashion styled. I am so impressed by this […]

AJs Senior Portraits

Here’s the post where I point out how old I am!  AJ is a reminder of how long I’ve been doing this and how far I’ve come. I met his parents, Stephanie and Jim, when I was a fledgling photog concentrating on modeling portfolios, fashion and shooting bands (both live shows and promotional work) I […]

Mr Grady Powell – Newborn Shoot

If you browse backwards, you’ll find posts of Ashley and Paul’s family for years.  I was blessed to meet Ashley back when she worked for The White House restaurant and was branching out to what is now an extremely successful career as a wedding/event planner.  She was pregnant with her first, Zach, at the time. […]

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 […]

Ryan and Shane – Engagement Shoot Country Style

There is something so wonderfully genuine about Ryan.  After a phone call and a consultation I couldn’t wait to point a camera at this darling, bubbly girl!  I knew Shane was going to be someone special to have reeled in this catch.  The number one reason I thrive on engagement shoots is to get to […]

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 […]

Children’s session – Zoey is FOUR!

I am so in love with the many expressions of this little girl.  In a 2 minute window she can go from laughing to looking off to serious to saying “I’m bored” and walking away! Zoey is bubbling over with personality and it is my job to capture the essence of her many expressions.  She […]

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 […]

Tis the season for The Nix Family

I can somehow never resist posting a blog of one of my favorite families, the Nix’s.  If you follow me regularly you’ll know that I photographed Stefanie and Mark’s wedding back in 2006 and have had the honor of documenting the highlights of their family as they grow.  You can then also piece together that […]

Mr and Mrs Ward’s Surf and Sand Soirée

Us photogs are always drawn to showing off the huge weddings with all the bells and whistles… it’s so important to also share the intimate, darling, smaller ones too.  Wendy and Brian had but 6 guests for their special day and it couldn’t have been more beautiful.  I love that they still thought to utilize […]

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 […]

Beachy So Cal Style Engagement

Brandon and Jenny are so easy to hang out with!  From their first meeting when they hired me through the engagement sesh I continue to enjoy getting to know them more and more.  Jenny, an aspiring nurse, is very sweet and kind.  She’s the perfect personality to be helping others!  Brandon, who is in the […]

Jessica and Josh -Nixon Library

I am always ready to rumble for a wedding at Nixon Library!  Working with the fabulous Ashley Powell of Agape Planning (she really is the bees knees) the gardens, the beautiful ornate ballroom… all big draws to inspire me.  Jess and Josh mixed in many Jewish traditions to make their wedding day both special to […]

Smokin’ Hot Surprise

Erika and I are rolling the dice that her fiancé, George, doesn’t troll my blog for fresh posts… I think the odds are with us!  Erika wanted to give her soon-to-be husband a gift like no other on their wedding day.  This is surely IT.  George is a fireman, so incorporating some of his work […]

Shina + Eric UCLA campus engagement

Shina is a vivacious spirit, Eric is more subdued; together they make a great yin and yang as a couple.  These two met at UCLA a few years ago and have made it through the turbulent times of college to tying the knot.  I always suggest that engagement sessions are taken at places riddled with […]

Mackenzie- Class of 2012

People find me in all sorts of ways… When I bought my home in Big Bear 7 years ago, little did I know what a huge responsibility a mountain house would be.  There’s always something!  I’ve spent years trying to duct tape or super glue all the quirky mishaps that continually unfold.  But some things […]

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 […]

Erika and George- San Fran Style

I feel so lucky when couples like Erika and George find me!  Not only are they so good looking on the outside, but truly nice people and such a good fit for each other.  I had so much fun running around San Francisco with them yesterday!!  You don’t have to twist my arm very far […]

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 […]