Sunday, January 29, 2012

Into the Wild...

Oh, how I loved photographing this lovely family! 

I loved the location, the kids, the parents and the fact that they were so excited to be there and were willing to try and anything to get great photos.  

I think we did it!  Here are a few of my favorites :)

Thank you to the darling and photogenic Allen family for trusting me with...well everything!  
Love you guys...


Monday, January 23, 2012

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge "By The Book"

My I Heart Faces photo contest submission for this week.  The contest title is "By The Book".  

Winning is not the goal but would sure be nice :)

Enjoy and see the full post of this adorable lifestyle shoot here: 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Dreamy Little Angels...

This was a wonderful little session with some new clients who had been referred to me for a holiday photo shoot.  It is always exciting to work with new clients and watch their personalities unfold in front of the camera.  

These two sweet girls were no exception.  They were a bit hesitant when we started but we had such fun pretending to be Fairy's in the forest and catching "Fairy Dust" in the sunlight that before long, they forgot the camera was even there.

I loved meeting and photographing this family and am excited to see them for a full family session soon (mom...that means YOU in the pictures!)

It is always so much appreciated when a client refers me to their family and friends.  It is the ultimate compliment.

Thanks to these two sweet little fairies for making this shoot so magical, it was a special day!
(The dreamy bit of sunlight through the trees did not hurt the magic of the shoot either ;)


Monday, January 9, 2012

Photo Challenge

One of my goals for 2012 is to work more for myself in addition to working and creating for clients.  

One of the most fun parts of photography is sharing my work with other like minded folks and being inspired by those who share theirs.  

This week, I am entering a photo in this "I Heart Faces" weekly photo challenge.  This week's theme is "Best Faces".

In my opinion, the best faces are not those that are perfect, smooth, balanced or flawless.  I love those that are aged, weathered and full of life and wisdom.  My post for this weeks contest reflects what I love the most in a face.  The photo was taken with permission on a street shoot in Los Angeles in the Olvera Street district.  This gentleman was a street musician singing and playing the harmonica with a Native American Band.  


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Abundance of Light...

Ahhh...Marshall family.  How I love you guys and the fun we have together.  I laugh so much and get so dirty when we hang and your family gives me insight of what life with THREE boys (because dad counts) would be like....

Certain to be full of hugs, laughter and LOT's of  wrestling :)  

There is SO much gratitude in my heart for knowing you!  


Sunday, January 1, 2012

The case of the REALLY big giggles...

Ok, there is NOTHING better than hearing a kid giggle.  Seriously, nothing.  BUT a kid who giggles with abandon who can't stop for over an hour?  HILARIOUS!  

So much fun was had by all during this sweet photo shoot and you have to know that any images without Lauren busting a gut was by sheer miracle.  

Michele, Lloyd, Lauren & Jack...I simply love you guys :)  


See image below for exhibit A of Lauren's giggle adventures...