I was happy to spend time with the Willis family for a mini holiday session after they celebrated Shion's birthday with a dinosaur party! I love having the opportunity to see families grow and celebrate each other over time. It's magical watching kids get bigger and more confident in themselves with each session I have with them. Thank you for letting me join in your joy!
The Tabora Family was simply wonderful. They welcomed me into their home so graciously and I enjoyed spending our time together celebrating the arrival of sweet Oliver. Their two dogs were also very interested in what was happening during the session and joined in on the action when they could. I can see hours of fun in their future as Oliver grows to be an adventurous playmate. I love seeing couples navigating this new role and learning about the personality their child will have. The journey into parenthood is such a magical—and tiring—time, but so full of love and closeness. I am honored to take a glimpse into this fresh new world and preserve a few of the moments for this sweet family.
The Hillick Family joined me for one of my holiday mini sessions in Playa del Rey. We had quintessential SoCal weather for our time together— a warm, almost cloudless, sunny evening at the beach! The kids loved splashing around in the ocean, making art in the sand, playing on the rocks that line the Ballona Creek, and watching the boats cruise by us. It was lovely.
Alice and her two boys were a treat to work with. They joined me for a holiday mini session and we had a great time exploring all the nooks at Tongva Park in Santa Monica. Their smiles and playfulness made the session so enjoyable— there was a lot of giggles all around. Thank you for making my job so much fun!
The Montesi-Cashion Family are dear friends and it brings so much joy to share in their milestones. It means the world to me that they trusted me with these special moments and it's awesome to watch them grow as a family together. This past year was a big one for them— they added a new member, baby Jules, to their family. I was lucky to capture their journey—before, during and after birth. Their maternity session was relaxed and cozy; we kept it simple by staying in and around their home. Their son, Sam, is great in front of the camera and I love seeing his personality shine through in the photographs. About a month later we were at the hospital together welcoming baby Jules into this world. Jennifer was strong and fierce durning her delivery. Being included in something so special will be a treasured memory I'll hold dear to me always. After the family got settled at home, they had their newborn session and we celebrated their journey into a family of four! Jennifer and Trotter are amazing parents and even though the first few months are tough, they adjusted with barely skipping a beat. Congratulations and I am so excited to see your family continue to grow over the years!
I was able to join The Thomas Family as they were welcoming sweet Raymond home and getting settled in their new routine. He was so alert and curious about everything happening in the world around him, especially all the camera clicking. I caught lots of yawning before he finally drifted off to sleep for some snuggly photos with his homemade blanket. He's got a very cozy room to grow up in and super sweet parents to help guide him on his journey. Such a pleasure to spend the morning with your family!
Christa messaged me that her whole family was coming into town and they wanted family photographs— of course I said yes! I was very excited to meet everyone and spend time casually exploring Ishihara Park in Santa Monica. It's so rare to have all three generations of a family in one place, it makes a perfect opportunity to document their time together. No occasion is too small to photograph, and I love catching these moments for my clients. Seeing the siblings and grandkids interacting together was nice! All the kids were adventurous and had fun bouncing their energy off each other. Thank you for being so nice and welcoming me into your family for the day!
The Mingus Family is full of life, very energetic, and exudes happiness. With their three handsome boys, Tammie and Shane have their very own team of adventurers. So our session time at the Ballona Discovery Park was a huge hit and they had fun checking out all the fun structures and interactive areas. Despite the very hot summer heat, we had a great time together and I look forward to watching the brothers grow into the gentlemen they are destined to be.