mini sessions

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


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??). 

If you're interested in my holiday mini sessions, be sure to sign up for my newsletter here to get all the details or contact me to schedule a full session here

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!

Now Booking Fall Mini Sessions


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!

Mother's Day Mini Sessions 2016 Info

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I will be offering a limited number of mini sessions for Mother's Day in Los Angeles this year to celebrate all mothers.

If you're interested or know someone who is, here are the details:



Saturday, May 7th

Descanso Gardens (entrance fees apply, free to members)

30 min session

$150 for 10 high resolution images and a print release



Email me with questions or to reserve your session at:

You can visit my website by clicking here

Looking forward to hearing from you!