Friday, October 30, 2015

C and A- Huntington Beach Pier Wedding photos

These two live in Texas and love Huntington Beach. They got married earlier in the year but really wanted to have wedding photos shot at the pier in their wedding outfits. I was honored to shoot these very photos for them. It was REALLY windy that day and I know she was freezing but we got some amazing photos!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Congratulations Fire Captain!

I have known this family for years and had both of their younger boys in my preschool classrooms. They have become very special to me and am so happy that even after their boys have moved on, I have stayed in touch with them. This was a BIG year for their family as Dad passed his exam and was promoted to Captain in the fire department! Such a big accomplishment! I was excited to document this with a family shoot at his firehouse :) Congratulations!  

Beach family shoot- HB Pier

This is truly one of my favorite shoots I have done this last year. I love this family and their amazing kids!!!

 be 13 again!

So much for keeping up with posting on here, right? I post most of my photos on my Facebook page and therefore, have gotten really lax about posting here. Soo...I am going to do a few catch up posts to share some of the more recent photos I have shot. 
This was my daughter's best friends 13 year old shoot. We had a lot of fun at The Lab in Costa Mesa shooting these! Such fun backgrounds.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Yikes! It's been awhile?

Sooo, I didn't realize it has been almost a year since I have been here! I do most of my posting on Facebook at now and will probably continue to do that so come on over and "like" my page! I am offering a Spring Mini special for one week only. Here are the details:
Fine print: Shoot is for up to 4 people, $10 for each additional family member/person in shoot
Payment is due at booking and serves as confirmation of appointment.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Alzheimer's Disease- Beauty in the face of ugliness.

Last week I shot a few photos of my mom and my Grammy. The response to them on Facebook BLEW ME AWAY. My Grammy has fought AD for the last 11+ years. Over those 11 years my mom and dad have been her primary caretakers. At a time when they should have been ready to enjoy the second half of their life they essentially took on another person to take care of.

Our family has had it's share of ups and down over these years, had a lot of different emotions, and it's share of tears. But what I personally have gotten from this experience how when you do for others it comes back around to you ten fold. My grandmother was an amazing woman who would never want to be trapped in this body like she is now. She loved to play tennis, walk her dogs. She always had perfectly manicured nails and looked beautiful. She had 12 children. 12. 1. 2. Wow. When my mom was a child she was severely burned. My grandmother saved her life. She was the one who put out the fire and saved her. I wouldn't be here today without Grammy saving her life.

A part of me understands why one child would give up so much, out of so many, a special link they have to each other. Another part of me was angry at one point. I lost part of my mom with this awful disease. But I have also gained a gigantic amount of respect for my parents and the families who choose to (or are able to) take care of their family members who are stolen by this disease.

One comment I received said that they saw "beauty in Alzheimer's for the first time". I want to give that to more families. I want to give back. I want to give a free shot to caretakers and the family member they caretake that has Alzheimer's. I will choose 5 families in the Southern California area for this offer.
Please email me your information and story-


Last week I photographed a beautiful High School senior, Yvonne. This girl has the most beautiful skin, and a gorgeous smile! Photographers dream! Enjoy a few from our fun shoot at HB Central Park :)

S & D Spring 2014

I have had the pleasure of photographing these two several times over the last two years :) They get cuter and more fun every time I see them!