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Apr 29, 2011

los angeles family session ~ a beautiful family

on my facebook page, i asked the question, "what do you get when you bring together two beautiful people in love?" well, you just guessed it! A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY! i knew melissa and omar was an adorable couple, but i got to know them even better on the day of our shoot, and i just couldnt help but fall in love with them as a couple and as a family. they are so loving and sweet! and such great parents!!

we started our session with just mommy and daddy, and then we brought in little jacob. youll recognize him by his yummy cheeks! i just wanted to bite him, he was so cute! his older brother nicholas was taking a nap, so we got a few shots of just the three of them until older brother awoke from his slumber. once nicholas woke from his nap, we had a blast! just like the rest of his family, he is so photogenic! i also learned something else about this little guy...he is mom's little protector! as we were walking through the uneven tall grass, he was holding on to her, making sure she didnt slip or trip over any rocks. how sweet is that? it was so cute to see him be so protective of her!

thank you, guys, for braving the dirt and dust! i know the terrain wasnt easy to handle, and getting your shoes and feet dirty was the last thing we wanted! but you were great and i had such a great afternoon photographing you. you make being beautiful parents look fun and easy! thanks for allowing me to capture these moments for you, im honored! you are indeed a beautiful family!

omgosh, arent these two just too cute? and they adore each other!

see a different version of this photo here.

i just loved the way these turned out! dont they just look like models or actors?

thanks again for a wonderful shoot! you guys are awesome!

Apr 19, 2011

los angeles headshot session

i am so excited about this entry! you probably recognize my beautiful friend jennifer as youve seen her featured here on my blog before. she recently approached me about updating her headshot portfolio, so of course, i was excited to have another session with her. we had such a great time and came out with so many shots that it was difficult to make my selections. after the headshots, we decided to have some fun at a different location. the gorgeous light gave us the most amazing shots, i wanted to keep shooting forever! not to mention she made being in front of the camera so effortless!

i want to thank amber rae for her mad make up skills. amber, you made jennifer look even more stunning than she already is! :)
and thank you to my husband, who made my life easier by carrying all my equipment and looking out for me when i stepped onto uneven pavement. now that i am in my last month of pregnancy, i am pretty clumsy. :P
thank you, guys, for making this shoot a blast!

i hope you enjoy these as much as i did creating them! :)

you can also find more photos from this session on my facebook page.

Apr 12, 2011

los angeles family sesssion

a few weeks ago, i had a photo session scheduled with this adorable family. as the day drew near, we had a feeling that the weather would not cooperate, but i went to their home anyway and did a mini session. we had rescheduled for better weather, but conflicts in schedules kept us from being able to get together to finish our shoot. then the day arrived and the weather was just gorgeous, as you will see in our outdoor shots. this taught me a big lesson in having patience and faith that great results are definitely worth the wait! isnt that true with so many things in life?

and look at the smiles on these faces! this is probably one of the most smiles ive ever caught in a session. and mom and dad...well, we can definitely see where the kids got their good looks. ;o)

big brother nathan is so talented! this little guy made so many animals out of his play doh. here is only one example. talk about fine motor skills...just look at the details! and i dont think i have ever seen a five year old with such long attention span - he sat there for almost three hours after this was taken! what parent wouldnt love that? :)

i love the look on dads face...he definitely adores mommy! sooo sweet!!

sweet and adorable joey her brother, she is a total sweetheart. i caught her having a grand old time with her dolls in our first session. she has such a great imagination!

yes, being cute is certainly hard work. time for a nap! ;)

i couldnt resist this last shot...look at mom! what a beauty! not to mention the light in their home is to die for!

thank you, guys, for sharing your day with me! i had such a great time with you and you made my job so much fun, despite my big belly getting in the way! :D

Apr 10, 2011

photo session with a beauty

you probably recognize this beautiful face from a while back. this is the lovely jennifer once again...we had such a great session today! she makes being beautiful look so effortless, doesn't she? well, it certainly is for her!
here is a preview of a couple of my favorites from today. can you believe the amazing light? wish i could put it in my pocket and take it out at any time! :D

check back soon for more!

Apr 5, 2011

los angeles family session ~ sneak preview

what a fun fun shoot we had! this is actually a second session where we were finally able to get some great weather! check back soon for the rest of our session!