Posts Tagged portrait

Artsy, Creative, Abbot Kinney Senior Portrait Session

This was no ordinary senior shoot. You see, I’ve known this young lady since she was born. I’ve been friends with her Mom for 23 years now, watching both her kids turn into amazing adults. To make a long story short, having kids just wasn’t in my cards… her kids have been like mine to […]

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 […]

September Special- BIGGEST SAVINGS OF THE YEAR!

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 […]

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 […]

Introducing Paige

Although my bio on the website is telling in what I do, a bit of who I am and a lot of my resume factors it doesn’t delve much into the history of my career’s beginnings. By Jr High School when most girls were obsessing over the boy in their class or what dress they’d […]

The Ranch at Bandy Canyon -Hayley and Paul’s Rustic Wedding

The McGuire’s are quiet a remarkable family. By the end of the evening I was wishing I could somehow be a long lost relative of theirs! Hayley and her sisters are so kind to one another and her parents, Joan and Brian, are straight out of postcard… just loving, kind, easy to be around and […]

Lara + Chris celebrate at Anaheim White House

Lara had me intrigued from her bubbly personality via email.  She found me off the preferred vendor list at one of my favorite restaurants, The White House.  By the time we actually met in person I knew we were going to have a lot of fun chatting together.  I am already biased because the food […]

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 […]

Easy, no fuss shoot day

Let me begin by saying, I LOVE these little guys.  I’ve been photographing Riley and Zach for years.  And now with the new addition of Grady it just keeps getting better!  I wanted to show off some samples from our afternoon as proof that you don’t have to sweat out the location, the clothing, etc […]

Lisa and Mark- Torrey Pines magical day

I really enjoy sharing how people find me.   I’ve never needed to advertise and found the strongest way to build my business is taking good care of my clients, hence they happily pass along their photographer to their friends, co workers, family, etc too.  So Mark found me being the next door neighbor of […]

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 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 […]