Heroes in a Half Shell

Published October 14, 2015 in Los Angeles County Child Photographer, Los Angeles County Family Photographer, South Bay Child Photographer, South Bay Family Photographer, Ventura County Child Photographer, Ventura County Family Photographer

As promised, here are my favorites from our Halloween shoot. Last year’s Frozen mania has been replaced by a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles obsession. Adeline is Donatello and Shiloh is Michelangelo (nicknamed Donnie and Mikey). I was pretty adamant about not dressing up this year BUT while picking up items for the kids’ home made costumes at good ole Walmart, I happened upon a cute, comfy grown-up Ninja Turtles tunic and I really couldn’t pass it up. So then we needed to involve Dad, too, and no team of teenage reptile sewer dwellers would be complete without a big slice […]

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A Real Life Fairy Tale

Published September 6, 2015 in Los Angeles County Child Photographer, South Bay Child Photographer, Ventura County Child Photographer

Last week, I had the pleasure of shooting Adeline in a gorgeous, custom Hippity Hoot Notions dress. When you have such a fabulous dress to build your shoot around, you have to come up with some pretty novel (okay, maybe slightly nutty) ideas. For me, that meant taking my sweet kitty out for the shoot- on a leash. My kitty who has been strictly indoor-only for about 7 years (however, we did take her in as an outdoor stray all those years ago, so maybe some of her alley-cat days came back to her). The shoot also had to include […]

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And Then There Were Three…

Published September 5, 2015 in Ventura County Family Photographer, Ventura County Newborn Photographer

Well, to say I am remiss in blogging is an understatement. I will be honest: blogging gets put on the back burner when I get super busy. But what better to come back with than this adorable little family’s newborn lifestyle session? I love a lifestyle approach to newborn photography. It allows me to primarily capture those authentic early interactions between parents and baby. Baby E is perfection! Congratulations to one of my favorite couples!   Adeline started Pre-K a week and a half ago!!! She loves it! She’s already made lots of friends and she tells me about all […]

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Sisters at Sunset

Published May 5, 2015 in Los Angeles County Child Photographer, Los Angeles County Family Photographer, South Bay Child Photographer, South Bay Family Photographer, Ventura County Child Photographer, Ventura County Family Photographer

Lately I’ve been loving the hazy, backlit look. A few weeks ago we took our girls out to a regional park and hiking spot for a little golden hour fun. And I can honestly say that we all actually had fun (not always the case when I photograph my own kids!). The girls frolicked in grassy fields, ran up and down hilly hiking trails, admired passing dogs and greeted their owners. It was a beautiful evening and I love the images. These two are my reasons for everything! I hope you enjoy! <3     We took the girls to […]

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Spring Sunset

Published April 24, 2015 in Los Angeles County Child Photographer, Ventura County Child Photographer

I gotta say, this is one of my favorite shoots in a long time. Sometimes everything- the location, the light, the styling, the model- just comes together so perfectly, and this was one of those times. This little girl is so beautiful and the light was so pretty and golden and hazy that day. She is turning 4 years old soon, and we had fun playing with sand and sticks and talking about Disney movies- things I can definitely relate to with my own stick-, sand-, and Disney-loving little gals! Enjoy 😉Oh, and this kid had the BEST out take […]

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Welcome Baby H!

Published March 15, 2015 in South Bay Child Photographer, South Bay Family Photographer, Ventura County Child Photographer, Ventura County Family Photographer, Ventura County Newborn Photographer

It was so good to see these four for a recent in-home newborn lifestyle session welcoming sweet Baby H. She’s already in great hands with her adorable big sis. And it must be noted, how perfect is their home for a lifestyle session? It’s straight out of a magazine! Congratulations, my friends!     We’ve had a glimpse of summer these past few days! It’s been in the 80’s and 90’s…need to switch from heater to AC (or in our case, box and ceiling fans, haha). Checked out a potential Pre-K for our big girl this past week. I can’t […]

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My Baby’s Turning 2!

Published March 4, 2015 in Ventura County Child Photographer, Ventura County Family Photographer

Why does everything I start to type about my youngest turning 2 sound so clichéd and trite? I keep deleting and trying again, but can’t seem to get around “I can’t believe it” and “time flies.” Well, I guess those phrases are overused for a reason! Seems like only yesterday I was moving cities while 8 months pregnant. Our (two years’) “new” city is the only home this little girl has ever known, which seems a bit strange to this deeply rooted, born-and-raised South Bay girl. But not only is this city proving to be a great place to raise […]

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the Three Musketeers

Published February 19, 2015 in Ventura County Child Photographer, Ventura County Family Photographer

I enjoyed meeting these three recently and taking their first family portraits! I adore sessions like this, where I get to capture a lot of authentic moments and kids just being kids- collecting sticks, climbing trees, snuggling loveys. And for anyone planning a family session, don’t forget how important it is to grab a few shots of just Mom & Dad, too- after all, your family started with a couple! Love the couple shot from this session. Enjoy!     Adeline got her FIRST ever hair cut (well, it was more like a trim, but still!) yesterday. Lucky for us, […]

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Faux Storm 2015

Published January 29, 2015 in Los Angeles County Child Photographer, Los Angeles County Family Photographer, South Bay Child Photographer, South Bay Family Photographer, Ventura County Child Photographer, Ventura County Family Photographer

I have wanted to take photos of my girl/s in the snow forever now. The problem is, we live in Southern CA and although we could probably access snow in about a two hours’ drive, between the husband’s work schedule and our demanding calendar, I just wasn’t sure it would happen for us this year. So, rather than just add “snow images” to my ever-growing list of goals, I decided to play a little. A few months back, while on a walk on one of our local walking trails, I had noticed this little heavily wooded pocket of bare branches […]

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Oh, Brothers!

Published January 18, 2015 in Los Angeles County Child Photographer, Los Angeles County Family Photographer, South Bay Child Photographer, South Bay Family Photographer, Ventura County Child Photographer, Ventura County Family Photographer

I love this family so much! This was one of those rare fun occasions where I had the pleasure of photographing friends. I adore these shots because I feel that they really convey who this family is- lots of fun and lots of love between them. The authentic interactions here make me happy. I love it when families just play together and sort of forget I’m around- that’s when I capture the real moments. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!     The husband has had a few days off and we celebrated his birthday. We […]

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Sweet Trio

Published January 12, 2015 in Los Angeles County Child Photographer, Los Angeles County Family Photographer, South Bay Child Photographer, South Bay Family Photographer, Ventura County Child Photographer, Ventura County Family Photographer

I got to hang out with this cute little lady and her parents a few weeks ago. Isn’t she a doll? She was mostly serious with those soulful brown eyes, but her Mommy and Daddy sure got a few precious giggles out of her! What a beautiful family!     Goldieblox. This is my four-year-old’s favorite activity and they are so cool! We have the original set (Goldieblox & the Spinning Machine) and just got the Builder’s Survival Kit which we also love! I think we might have a future engineer on our hands. Date night coming up to celebrate […]

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Happy 4th Birthday, Sweet Adeline!

Published January 4, 2015 in Ventura County Child Photographer, Ventura County Family Photographer

I can hardly believe it, but somehow my first baby just turned FOUR!! Sayings like “time flies” and “don’t blink” are trite, but I swear, it feels like just yesterday that I was calling up her Dad at work at 7 am, after laboring on my own through the night (knowing it would likely be hours and thinking he could use the last extra sleep he would ever have), saying it was time. And I remember so clearly how he raced home on the freeway at rush hour in the rain (so glad he doesn’t have to commute any more!) […]

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Sweet Surprise

Published December 11, 2014 in Los Angeles County Child Photographer, Los Angeles County Family Photographer, South Bay Child Photographer, South Bay Family Photographer, Ventura County Child Photographer, Ventura County Family Photographer, Ventura County Maternity Photographer

I LOVE when I get to photograph my friends. I’m so excited for these three as they await the arrival of Baby Girl #2. I know sweet S is going to be a great big sister. And how beautiful is this family, by the way? It was so much fun hanging out with them for a little while. Next time I see them, they will be a family of 4!   Spiced Eggnog coffee pods for my Keurig. Yum! We made salt dough handprint ornaments using this salt dough recipe. We just did Shiloh this year, to match the identical […]

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The Trifecta

Published December 4, 2014 in Los Angeles County Child Photographer, Los Angeles County Family Photographer, South Bay Child Photographer, South Bay Family Photographer, Ventura County Child Photographer, Ventura County Family Photographer, Ventura County Maternity Photographer

I had the pleasure of photographing this sweet family of four-soon-to-be-five a few weeks back. It was especially lovely because it brought me to my hometown, about an hour-and-a-half southeast of where we live now. Mom requested a magical, ethereal feel for the shoot, which I must admit is my favorite! These four were such a joy to photograph and looked so gorgeous. I can’t wait for the news of Baby Girl #3’s arrival this month!     Christmas time is here! Looking forward to all of the holiday festivities coming up- Christmas light walks, parties, crafting, (more) decorating..it’s the […]

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The Cold Never Bothered Us Anyway…

Published October 30, 2014 in Ventura County Child Photographer, Ventura County Family Photographer

Happy Halloween, friends! I thought it apropos to post several favorites from our Frozen series on Halloween day. Like many, many other children across America (and presumably other parts of the world), Adeline has been OBSESSED with Frozen since she saw it in January. When I say obsessed, I’m talking, she assigned each family member a Frozen character name and has insisted that we BECOME that character. Like, we are not allowed to answer to anything else- not Mom, Dad, sister, or our given names. We are Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf, and Adeline herself is none other than Anna of […]

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Fabulous Five

Published October 26, 2014 in Ventura County Child Photographer, Ventura County Family Photographer

Life with 3 is fun and busy! That was the takeaway from this family portrait session- these three never stopped moving and playing (and of course Mom and Dad got in on the action, too)! We had a lot of fun and I’m loving the beautiful fall colors and these beautiful faces!     The husband is on vacation from work for almost 2 weeks starting tomorrow, so we have lots of fall activities planned- pumpkin patch, Halloween-themed family movie night, haunted gingerbread house construction and more! Can’t wait. “How I Met Your Mother.” We started watching it from Season […]

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Family Fun

Published September 29, 2014 in Ventura County Child Photographer, Ventura County Family Photographer

A few weeks back, I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful family (including Grandma!) at one of my favorite spots in the Conejo Valley. The weather cooperated by cooling down a tad in the evening and the kids were happy and playful (in spite of a few bugs and “scratchy” grasses!). Here are some favorites from our session.     Fall is coming! Fall is coming! …which means, fall/Halloween decorations, crisper weather on the horizon (I hope!), and pumpkin EVERYTHING, yum! Excited about the possibilities of a new business venture with my amazingly talented friend and fellow photog, owner […]

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Presenting Boudoir Minis!

Published July 10, 2014 in Ventura County Boudoir Photographer

I’m so excited to bring to you boudoir mini sessions! Bridal boudoir photos make a great gift for the groom-to-be! Or, organize a boudoir party with a few girlfriends! Contact me to set up your boudoir mini session today!

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Surf & Sweets

Published May 25, 2014 in Ventura County Child Photographer

This was such a fun session! Shot this little dude for a Father’s Day gift for his Daddy and Grandpa. We played at the beach and then made a pit stop at the cutest, most colorful candy store ever, Rocket Fizz. I LOVED the candy store backdrop and plan to do more sessions there in the future- they were super gracious about letting me shoot there and invited me back! Check them out here. Here are a few favorites from our morning!     Enjoying one of my favorite little luxuries right now- sipping my coffee in my quiet house […]

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Little Cowboy On the Way!

Published May 24, 2014 in Ventura County Maternity Photographer

This is the first expecting couple so far that I’ve photographed who chose to wait until the big day to learn the gender of their baby. I admire their patience! Since I did this shoot, the couple has welcomed a healthy baby boy. Congrats to the beautiful little family!     Love is in the air. Going to a friend’s wedding tomorrow. I just adore weddings <3 Not doing a “365” project, per say, but made a vow to myself to pick up my camera at least once a day. iPhones and the like make it so easy NOT to […]

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Sweet Smash!

Published April 23, 2014 in Ventura County Child Photographer

I have been remiss in updating my blog, but I’ve been working hard over the past few days, updating my site and Facebook page, as well as editing several recent sessions, so I decided it was only fair to give my blog some love too! I’m going to start with my littlest love’s 1st birthday cake smash! Sweet Shiloh turned ONE a month ago (exactly, today!) and we had some messy fun celebrating. I can hardly believe it’s been a whole year since we met her! I love this little sweet pea so much (and boy, does she love frosting!). […]

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