I LOVE how creative Vanessa and her husband got with including their family members in our photo session. Their parents and siblings live in different cities and states, but we were still able to capture their relationships by including them through FaceTime. So many of us have spent the last two years FaceTiming with familyContinue reading “Getting Creative with FaceTime”
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Slice of Life – Purva and Family in Los Angeles
Half day family photography sessions, or Slice of Life sessions as I call them, offer us the opportunity to choose two to three activities for us to engage in as we take photos. This is great because we leave the session with a variety of images that feel unique, special, and true to our lives.Continue reading “Slice of Life – Purva and Family in Los Angeles”
What is your why?
Something I love asking the people I photograph is why they want these photos taken. The why behind your session is sometimes the most insightful guide I can use when taking your photo. Why do you want these images? Why now? What’s happening in your life that you want to capture? What feels fleeting? WhatContinue reading “What is your why?”
Embrace Your Family’s Unique Identity
Each session is going to be different because each individual and each family is different. What I care about is being present with you in the moment. I’ve been photographing people in a wide range of environments for ten years, and one reason I keep coming back inspired is because of the diversity of scenesContinue reading “Embrace Your Family’s Unique Identity”
There’s nothing I love more than capturing moments that remind me of all the universal ways we communicate with each other. This image of two girls sharing secrets makes me nostalgic for my youth and makes me smile at their connection. There are so many ways I can come in to your life and takeContinue reading “Found moments”
You do you
I love just hanging out. You keep doing you – work on your car, do your favorite hobby, plan something special. It doesn’t matter to me. I just want to see what is important to you. That’s where we’ll get the most images that are true to you.
What does a half day session look like?
During this session with Purva and her family, we started out making pancakes, reading, and playing in the living room. We followed that up with a trip to grandma and grandpa’s where Rowan rode bikes and delicious scones were eaten. Your day can be filled with whatever you choose – what do you want toContinue reading “What does a half day session look like?”
Letting Life Happen
I love this sequence of photos because it’s human. Ka’eo, 2, stopped and cried on several occasions throughout our half day session, and that’s completely ok. That’s life. Seeing the way his brother, his mom, and his dad took turns calming him throughout the day was lovely. That connection, that love, that support, is whatContinue reading “Letting Life Happen”
The extended goodbye
A Los Angeles grandmother waves goodbye to her grandson in a universal sign of love.
I hear from a lot of moms that they want these photos as a proof of their existence. Validation of their experience as a mother, as a parent, as a person. Often times moms aren’t in their family photos because they’re always the ones taking them. As a photographer, I can relate. I don’t haveContinue reading “#proofofmom”