I can’t believe I got to work with 2 Brazilian families this year (this one is only 1/2 Brazilian, but it counts!) Just like the first one (you can see their session here), this couple was a true joy and I sure hope they keep in touch
They were surprised, then thought it was funny, when I said “Disperse!” as they crowded together for the family picture.
In every session, there’s that moment when the family starts feeling like they can just be themselves and do what they do, without the pressure of posing for a portrait… and that’s when my work really starts.
Here are some of my favorite images from this session. This family’s energy was so positive and light. They are the type of clients who keep me wanting to do more of what I do!
This week I met a really wonderful family from Brasil. They were on vacation in California and spent a beautiful afternoon with me for a photo shoot at my favorite OC spot. Doing a session in Portuguese was a delicious cherry on top for me!
I just shot Senior Portraits for this beautiful dancer. Her excitement for the next stage in her life is contagious! Maeve, may your life always be a graceful dance and you always find strength in your future self
I had a free afternoon… It was the perfect time to go out and explore new places with my family, friends and my camera. It was like traveling far away but within a short drive. Nature, people and photography make life so enjoyable! I can’t believe I’ve lived here for so long and had never seen these amazing caves just a few minutes from my house. There’s no place like California
I got to photograph this awesome crew once again! Time with them is always so fun and full of energy. I really enjoy their connection and I think these images say that better than my words possibly could.
I was recently asked to photograph the program at Seneca that provides horse therapy for children. It sounded like a fun job, but I didn’t expected it to be so heart-warming.
Every once in a while I put myself in my clients’ shoes and spend some time on the other side of the camera. This time I made a conscious effort to really do what I ask of all my families: Truly enjoy that time with my children and trust the photographer to capture us as we are. It turned out that this session with no make up, wet hair and no special clothes gave me some of my favorite images with my kids. What makes these images so meaningful to us is that they are only a little bit about how we look, a A LOT about how we feel.
So for all of my clients out there, here’s proof that I know how you feel in front of the camera And as a family photographer, I’m not in the business of making you look like a model. I’m in the business of documenting what you already are: a super model to those who matter.
Thank you Noel Besuzzi of Bosh Images for these “super model” images of me and my babies
(Noel is using these to promote her mother’s day fundraiser for the Pacific Marine Mammal Center. Please visit their website to understand how our local marine life needs our support now more than ever.)
I was recently in Las Vegas for WWPI, the largest Wedding and Portrait Photography conference. Although Vegas is not the city I would choose to visit for fun, I had a amazing time seeing my friends, getting new ideas, finding new products, and even won an award on the print competition. But without a doubt, my favorite part of the trip was shooting these portraits. I don’t usually shoot in the desert, and a stormy desert was definitely an extra treat. I think Kristin is just too beautiful to be true!