family session

The Museum of Ice Cream | Los Angeles Destination Photography

Cheryl and I have known each other since our days in retail (which feels like a lifetime ago). I was excited when she reached out and said that her adorable family were going to be in town and that they had an extra ticket to the Museum of Ice Cream in Los Angeles! It was a real treat to document a bit of their family vacation.  Check out the awesome Ice Cream Tees  that the kids are wearing which were made by J la la VIP babes and the ice cream Toms shoes. The beautiful necklace on mama was handmade by Jen Emert Walsh @em_erge designs. Tickets for the Museum of Ice Cream in Los Angeles are currently sold out but if you're in the bay area, it looks like they are moving to San Francisco this fall!

Win a Family Mini Session Benefiting the Cresenta Sports Association

Cresenta Sports Association (CSA) is celebrating its 70th year in the area. CSA is an all volunteer, non-profit organization based in La Cresenta and serve families from the entire Cresenta-Valley, Glendale, Eagle Rock and surrounding communities. CSA has 30 teams ranging from 3 year olds to 12 year olds. Their main fundraising event each year is Slugfest which is scheduled for Saturday, April 8th 2017 from 9am-1pm. Slugfest will feature games, food, silent auctions, sporting challenges and the annual 'All Star Games'. 

I'm excited to donate a 30 minute Mini Photography Session to their annual fundraising event this year! Details are below.

How adorable is this team?? 3 and 4 year old players from the Foal Division at the Opening Ceremony

How adorable is this team?? 3 and 4 year old players from the Foal Division at the Opening Ceremony

What You Could win:

30 Minute Photography Session*

20 Digital Images and 4x6 Print of each image

1  Kate Spade photo album (holds 80 4x6 photos)

Print Release

Valued at $350

 

(*Maternity, newborn or family session only. Must be used in 2017.)

Come by the Cresenta Valley Park (3901 Dunsmore Avenue, La Crescenta, CA 91214) on Saturday, April 8, 2017 between 9am-12pm if you'd like to bid on an item.

At the park, you'll find the area for the silent auction. Simply write down your bid next to the basket of goodies you'd like to win!

Bidding will close in waves between 12pm and 1 pm. All purchases must be paid for and picked up by 2 pm. Cash and checks are accepted.

Thank you for supporting families in our local community! Contact me if you have any questions by clicking here. Hope to see you at Slugfest!

And Baby Makes Seven | Glendale Family Session

 I always ask for the names and ages of the kids before a family session.  Knowing the ages and stages helps me prepare with children's characters references (e.g. Thomas the Train) or silly jokes that help break the ice with kids so that they feel more comfortable with me. When mama Allison wrote back that she had 4 children (ages 9 -2), plus a newborn and grandparents who would be in a few frames, I started to sweat! This family couldn't have been more fun to photograph though. They trusted me, played and shared some of their favorite spots around their neighborhood. The fun they have as a family really comes through in these snaps. Welcome baby Dylan, you are so loved!

the new family of seven

the new family of seven

grandfather and grandson

grandfather and grandson

I love it when grandparents are a part of a session

I love it when grandparents are a part of a session

the brothers!

the brothers!

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I'm constantly amazed when I see animals in the middle of  L.A.

I'm constantly amazed when I see animals in the middle of  L.A.

proud grandmother

proud grandmother

Kat + Matt + Stella | Palm Springs Family Session

We had never been there before but decided to make the drive and explore. When we arrived Stella woke up grumpy which I was not expecting. "I'm her aunt, she'll be SO excited to see me!", I foolishly thought. Ha! Toddlers. After some animal chasing and other silliness she started to take in her surroundings and have fun. Some of my favorite photos from this session are of those where Stella is looking back for me with that smile of hers.

Now Booking Fall Mini Sessions

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Hey, SoCal! I'm opening up my calendar for mini family portrait sessions in October and November. There are two options this year:

Option 1 - Your location of choice, either at home or somewhere local and outdoors

Option 2 - Save the date and meet me at one of the following areas:
Thurs. 10/6, San Diego, Balboa Park
Sat. 10/15, Pasadena, Arlington Garden
Sat. 11/5, Los Angeles, Griffith Observatory
Sat. 11/19, Palm Springs, Location TBD

Mini sessions will be 25 min long.  You will receive 15 edited high resolution digital files and print release approximately 1 week after your session.  The images will be available for you to download and keep via private online gallery which will have the option to purchase prints. $200

Send an email for inquires and to save your spot! mary@marygrahamphotography.com