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Natural Emotion Portrait Sessions

Recently I decided to switch things up to focus on capturing natural emotion during portrait sessions. Poses typically lead the way through engagement photo sessions but as I looked through the photos, it felt as if something was missing. Goals for Natural Emotion I want my clients to be able to look through their photos […]


hand-painted globe for adventure party theme

5 Necessities For Your Adventure Party Theme

I recently got to photograph a one year old’s birthday party and the theme was “adventure.” I personally think that adventure is the best boy first birthday theme! Since there are so many cute decorations you can incorporate, I wanted to list five necessities for your adventure party theme! 1. Hand-painted Globe Globes are pretty […]


bride and groom walk down beach after california coastal wedding at the redondo beach hotel

Redondo Beach Hotel Wedding | Heather and Jose

A Redondo Beach Hotel Wedding Heather and Jose’s Redondo Beach Hotel wedding was about as perfect as you could imagine. A Saturday in Southern California started like no other – sunny and warm. As the wedding ceremony approached, the marine layer slowly crept in, creating the perfect California Coastal vibe. There was no doubt that the […]


tough softball little league team photo for Pacific Palisades little league

Softball Team Photos Los Angeles

It’s that time of year to take your softball team photos! A photo shoot is the perfect way to celebrate a great softball season. Every player has fun in their uniform as they smile for the camera. Softball team photos might be more for parents at the end of the day, but they make such […]


Pink and Gold First Birthday Party | Los Angeles Kid’s Party Photographer

I’ve photographed a lot of first birthday parties in Los Angeles and when it comes to the “big party day,” it can get overwhelming for the little guys. A mixed crowd of familiar + unfamiliar faces, lots of noise and a squishy sugar-y cake that is placed in front of them, expected to devour.   […]


Gender Reveal Party | Los Angeles Event and Party Photographer

Gender reveal parties are the new baby shower! These parties are one of my favorite to photograph simply because there is so much action to document! Cute little decorations were hung up throughout the house hinting at boy and girl. Little Nutter Butters dipped in pink and blue were put out on platters and a […]


Planning a Destination Wedding: Dominican Republic | Destination Wedding Photographer

Let me tell you, destination weddings are a blast!  I joke about how I have a dorky fascination with airplanes (I mean come on, you get to eat up at 36,000ft!) so of course I was more than excited to get on an airplane to PHOTOGRAPH A WEDDING in the Dominican Republic! This tropical beauty […]


Sequoia National Park | Anniversary Photos | Los Angeles Professional Photographer

Future Farmers of America brought them together as they showed animals every summer, making their faces more and more familiar. They finally got to talking and one summer lead to another with years of dating, creating memories and looking at each other with sparkles in their eyes. The sparkles lead to their rustic barn wedding […]


How To Prepare for Engagement Photos | Los Angeles Wedding Photographer

Don’t worry… us photographers understand. Your engagement photo session is most likely the first professional photo shoot you’ve had since high school. A LOT has changed in that time! You’ve found your style, you’ve outgrown all that teenage acne (high-five if you didn’t have to deal with that) and you’re getting married to the love […]


Woodward Park Family Holiday Photos | Family Photographer | Fresno | Los Angeles

Funny story behind this family – I photographed their wedding as a second shooter two and a half years ago up at Helwig Winery in Northern California! Although I was thrilled to see them again, I was even more excited to take their first professional family photos with their first family edition, their daughter Avery. It […]