Today is super rainy & cold here in LA (yaay for warm eggnog & fluffy socks!) and I thought it would be the perfect time to blog this cozy at-home newborn session!
I’ll start off by saying that meeting and snuggling this perfect little babe sent my ovaries into hyper drive. (I mean, how can newborns smell SO good?) Also, seeing one of my favorite kids as a big sister was possibly the cutest thing I have ever witnesses. The way she says “baby Rose” in that tiny voice could melt even the hardest of hearts.
I absolutely adore this family and becoming friends with and documenting their milestones over the years has been such a joy for me. It all started with their wedding a few years ago and the rest is history! Here are some favorites from our time together.
As summer winds down and hints of Fall start to appear, I was reminded of this sweet sesh from last year that I never got around to sharing….which is crazy cause I LOVE it so.
I’ve been documenting this crew since big sister was a newborn (and every year since!) and I always leave out shoots with a huge grin & happy heart. #bestJobEver
In celebration of my man’s big 4-0, we packed up Rusty (our 83′ VW bus) and embarked on an almost 3 week roadtrip up through California and southern Oregon in July. It was what every summer dreams to be – sunshine, rivers, rainbows, exploring, hanging with old friends, & stunning views every. single. day. To say I love this coast is an understatement. Here are some faves, all shot of film.
Kodak Portra 400 developled & scanned by The Find Lab
I first met Meghan when I came across Wild Mesa, the space that hosts maker & wellness workshops here in Topanga Canyon. She is not only the founder of this magical space, but she is also an art director, singer, designer, world traveler, activist, and student currently getting her masters in Public Policy. #Badass
Photograph this inspiring woman in her element, as we laughed and listening to Bob Dylan on vinyl was a total dream. Here are some of my favorites.
shot on Kodak Portra 400 & 800 // developed & scanned by
White dress by the amazing MoonaStar
When I heard from Lydia saying she wanted to schedule an all film sesh for her family, I jumped for joy! Anyone who knows me personally or follows me on IG, knows that I am pretty crazy about shooting film – the colors, the nostalgic grain, and the intention that goes into it make my heart go wild. I had a feeling I would fall in love with her and her family pretty quickly, especially since the friend that referred her is one of my favorite clients . And, of course, I did.
On a side not, this lovely mama is also an accomplished writer and has a novel coming out in 2019 called “Lights All Night Long”. I will definitely be snaggin’ myself a copy!
Film (Kodak Portra 400) developed and scanned by The “super awesome” Find Lab
I was beyond honored when one of my favorite clients asked if I would document their intimate civil wedding ceremony on film a few weeks back. Just them, their sweet girl, and me as a witness. Here are some faves from the day.! #bestJobEver
film // Kodak TMAX 3200 & Portra 400 & developed and scanned by The Find Lab
Gosh, I don’t think I could possibly love this session more than I do.
Nothing beats Topanga Canyon in the spring with the green lush grass, wildflowers, and perfect 70 degree weather and I am so grateful that this sweet gang was down to adventure to get to one of my favorite spots in the canyon! It warmed my heart to see how much these 4 genuinely enjoy being together. Also, that evening light was so glorious that I may have actually drooled.
All images shot of Kodak film & developed and scanned by The Find Lab
You know how a cartoon characters eyes will pop out of their heads when they see something they think is gorgeous? Heart eyes, little cupids flying around the head, etc. Well this is the effect that Ashley, the creative director, co-owner, and sous chef of Fig and Forage LA has on yours truly. Total girl crush.
The wild thing is that she is not only physically stunning but she is equally lovely & creative & so fun to be around. Here are some of my favorite shots of our time together, all shot on film and processed and scanned by The Find Lab.
I am hoping to start incorporating these experimental elements into more, or maybe all, of my shoots. So if you book a sesh with me and are into the light leaks and double exposures you see going on here, make sure to let me know that you are down to get little WEIRD and we can make some magic together!
I was beyond excited for the chance to photograph this lovely mother / daughter duo here in the (finally green! YAY rains!) mountains of Topanga Canyon. It’s not very often that I get the chance to photograph older kids, even though I love love love this age so much. Such a sweet blend of innocence, silliness, & sass.
We chatted, goofed around, enjoyed the stunning vistas .. and of course, I snapped some sweet photos.
// all images shot on Kodak film and processed by The FIND lab //
It may sound silly, but Valentine’s Day is my FAVORITE holiday. I am a sucker for love, and even though it is something that should be celebrated every day, I have to admit that having a holiday honoring it is pretty sweet.
This year, my guys and I decided to skip town and camp out in Joshua Tree for a couple of days to celebrate. We hiked, talked for hours around a campfire, stargazed, & did nothing. It was perfect. Here are some of my favorite snaps our time there.