Posts Tagged ‘los angeles portraits’

{ kristen + michelle | santa monica lifestyle photos }

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

How completely sweet are these two? I was so happy when Kristen found me from Tori & Kate’s session, and planned a fun lifestyle shoot as a surprise for her girlfriend Michelle. We brainstormed ways to incorporate little aspects of their relationship – like their love for books, and the sweet notes they write to each other on coffee cups – and finished up the session with a few rounds at the ice skating rink!

I felt a bit emotional as I was going through and editing these photos – the love these two have for each other was in each and every image, and I seriously feel so lucky to have been able to capture a snippet of it, and to be able to share them openly here. I felt this extra strong sense of I want people to see these photos. I want them to see this love, the kind of love that comes in all shapes and forms, that is honest and innocent and real and unstoppable. That it is such a beautiful thing :)

{ angela + bj | winter love session }

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

it’s that time of year
when the world falls in love
every song you hear seems to say
“merry christmas
may your new year’s dreams come true”

and this song of mine
in three-quarter time
wishes you and yours
the same thing, too

Thank you to Style Me Pretty for featuring this shoot! You can view more here

{ a day at the beach | family portraits }

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

How cool is it when I am able to not only stay in touch with a couple after their wedding, but photograph other awesome milestones for them along the way? You may remember Hana & Toshi from their beautiful Palos Verdes wedding and dreamy day-before session. Flash forward to today – they’re currently living in Japan and now have a joyful baby boy named Kento! I was so excited when they got in touch with me letting me know they’d be back in town in LA and were hoping to take some family portraits. Kento seriously is one of the happiest little guys I have EVER met – he has a huge smile & killer personality which I know he gets from his awesome parents! So happy I could meet him & reconnect with this wonderful family while they were in town :)