documentary photography

365 | January

This year I've decided to take on a 365 photo project in which I take a photo a day.  My goal is to have a personal project that helps sharpen my eye and document the big and small moments while the kids are little (and actually enjoy hanging out with me :)). Here are a few of my favorite images from January.

She loves to hold her camera and in this rare moment, is holding it correctly. She usually holds it with the lens facing upward and shoots tons of selfies.

She loves to hold her camera and in this rare moment, is holding it correctly. She usually holds it with the lens facing upward and shoots tons of selfies.

After school pick up and my attempt at getting in the frame 

After school pick up and my attempt at getting in the frame 

Wherever she leads me, I will go ;)

Wherever she leads me, I will go ;)

hide and.....

hide and.....

seek!

seek!

Kids don't need fancy new toys. It's not a box, it's a car!

Kids don't need fancy new toys. It's not a box, it's a car!

Amelia uses (clean) diaper wipes as blankets for her stuffed animals. She's a good mama :)

Amelia uses (clean) diaper wipes as blankets for her stuffed animals. She's a good mama :)

He loves to give me "flowers"

He loves to give me "flowers"

Baseball practice with dad. We're starting our first baseball season in February.

Baseball practice with dad. We're starting our first baseball season in February.

Much needed rain for L.A.

Much needed rain for L.A.

Childhood Unplugged

One of my favorite things to photograph is kids being kids. I love this window of time during childhood when imagination and creativity are in full force. There's no filter, anything is possible and everything is new and exciting. It's also pretty funny to see how the minds of toddlers work. :)

Here are a few photos taken over the past couple of months of childhood unplugged.

This is how a two and three year old play hide and seek. Where could they be?

This is how a two and three year old play hide and seek. Where could they be?

Run for your life, Bruiser! The kids are coming!

Run for your life, Bruiser! The kids are coming!

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It became quite in the bedroom, a little too quiet. I came into the room and found them in the closet like this.

It became quite in the bedroom, a little too quiet. I came into the room and found them in the closet like this.

Superhero masks and capes for stocking stuffers

Superhero masks and capes for stocking stuffers

Ironman and Bat Girl

Ironman and Bat Girl

She found my makeup in a drawer and had no idea what any of it was. I'm guessing that it must have looked like crayons to her two year old mind...so why not color your feet?

She found my makeup in a drawer and had no idea what any of it was. I'm guessing that it must have looked like crayons to her two year old mind...so why not color your feet?

They're always on the go

They're always on the go

Baby Jasper | South Pasadena Newborn Session

Boy, do I love newborn sessions! The warm squishiness and smell of a new baby is unbeatable. Also, the pride and joy that exudes from new parents is palpable, which I totally understand. You wait your whole life to welcome this little soul into the world and although the pregnancy may not have been easy and the delivery more difficult than you imagined, he's finally here. And he's perfect. Congratulations to Rupal and Andrew on your sweet baby boy!

Baby holding onto mama's hand - love it!

Baby holding onto mama's hand - love it!

team work

team work

It's always nice to get a photo of just mom and dad together :)

It's always nice to get a photo of just mom and dad together :)