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”
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?”
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”
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?”
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”
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”
I got a notification the other day that it’s time for me to renew my website, and it made me realize that I started building this new branch of my photography work a year ago, in early 2021. 2020 had been a hard year, and I wanted to start seeking out ways to capture moreContinue reading “2022: Choosing Joy”
Setting a few minutes aside for formal photos gives us more variety in our images without taking away from the natural flow of the day.