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2017 Fall Mini Sessions

Hey L.A.!

I’m saving Saturday, November 4th for you to do Fall Mini Sessions!

The Details : 30 minute lifestyle session, a private online image gallery, and 20 hi-res digital files. $250

Where: 

Option 1: In morning in the comfort and convenience of your home where the hard work of parenting is done and real family memories are made. 

Option 2:  Outdoors in a location near your home; to catch that golden hour light. There will be 2 of these available from 4-6pm.

Send me a note and let me know if you're down! 

Our Favorite Thing To Do is Hug

"What is your favorite thing to do as a family?", I asked the kids. "Our favorite thing to do is HUG!" they yelled and giggled. How sweet is that?! I had the recent pleasure of photographing the winners of my free mini session as part of the fundraiser for the Cresenta Sports Association. These 5 year old twins welcomed me with such joy and were so eager to show me around their home. I'm pretty fluent in toddler / preschool kids so we had the best time playing, dancing and telling jokes (Question: What do you call a bear with no teeth? Answer: A gummy bear!) It was great to capture memories from this age before they start kindergarten in the fall (where does the time go??). 

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Hello, Darling | Brentwood Newborn Session

I love getting to know my families and their stories. Lindsey and Adam are college sweethearts who recently welcomed their first child, Felicity.  Their session felt relaxed and easy, just like friends hanging out. Lindsey's parents were in town visiting and I'm so glad we were able to include multiple generations in this session. I'm so excited for this family's new adventures together. Welcome to the world, darling Felicity!

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 :)

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

These Are The Days | La Cresenta Family Session

This sweet family moved into their new home only months ago and also welcomed a new baby named Alexandria. In addition to being awesome parents to their son Tommy and now Alex, Tom and Jennifer are also exceptional musicians (they both play trumpet!). Look for Tom the next time you see the L.A. Phil as the principle trumpet player. You'll see Jen all over L.A. too as she teaches and performs throughout the city. You can also learn more about resources for musicians on Jen's site Ask A Performer. Congratulations to this family of four!

Emily + Romano | San Diego Maternity Session

Romano and Emily met at a work event and it wasn't long before these two became smitten with one another. Last year, they learned they were pregnant but unfortunately there was a miscarriage. I was in awe of Romano and Emily's willingness to talk so openly about their loss. "If anything it's better that people know about it, it happens, it's part of life, and it didn't deter us from trying again," Romano said. Thank you so much Emily and Romano for sharing this exciting chapter in your lives. I am grateful to be the one that helps document their journey into parenthood and becoming a family when their little girl arrives this winter!