I’ve been lucky enough to have been photographing this clan since the big brother, Wyatt was a teeny 3 month old. Seeing him grow into a charming, & hilarious little guy over the past few years has been a total joy for me. And welcoming little sister, Layla, to the mix last year just made everything that much sweeter!
We decided to do our most recent shoot at one of my favorite hiking trails, with miles of the prettiest golden rolling hills where we’d have plenty of space to play and explore. Here are some faves from time together!
Images shot on Hp5, Portra 400, & 160 film //processed & scanned by the awesome FIND lab
I was so pumped when I got the email from Katie saying that she was ready to set up another family session a year after our first one, that I just LOVED. I couldn’t really imagine Oliver getting any cuter that when I first met him but, oooh, he did. Photographing this gang in their new home allowed me to document some the of the sweet day to day moments – like Oliver practicing his new walking skills, playing with the pups, and most importantly, quality time with his biggest fans. Mom & Dad.
After all the buzz about the super bloom here is Southern California, my girl Sulai and I decided we should road trip out to the Poppy reserve to goof around & experience it in person. We marveled, explored, got silly, and of course, took TONS of photos. I really wanted to get experimental and played alot with double exposures, shooting through prisms, and opening the back of my camera to create light leaks and I am soo happy with the results!
I’ve been photographing Kelly and her twins since they were 6 months old and I was just dyying to photograph them on film because, well, look at them! So lovely and with such a time-less style. This sesh is what my photography dreams are made of. Lots of joy & playfulness all in the comfort of home where everyone can just let loose. Here are my favorites from our time together.
What a pleasure it was to hang with this family in their bright beautiful home a couple months back. I have photographed them twice before but now there is a new baby brother in town that just added another level of sweetness. Here are some of my faves from this love-filled & playful sesh!
This gal is one of my favorite true blue Topangans. She grew up in the canyon, hikes almost everyday with her beloved dog gang ( Gia, Puma, & Scout), loves nature, and is so so laid back and fun to hang around with. She also lives in the most magical home (that her dad built for her, FYI and OMG ) and, from the moment I saw her in her element, I knew I had to document this time in her life. Thanks for letting me photograph you in your slice of paradise, Sophie!
I had the honor of shooting the sweet couples wedding a while back and was beyond excited when I got the news that they were expecting and wanted me to photograph them as a family of 3! We hung around their new Los Angeles home on a cloudy afternoon, chatted, snapped some photos, and marveled the little perfect human that they made.
I can’t believe that I haven’t shared these images soon, as they are some of my favorites to date. I photographed Henley and fam when he was just born and was SO excited to get to spend another cozy morning documenting these lovelies in their Topanga Canyon bungalow.
For this family sesh, we decided to shoot around their sweet neighborhood of South Pasadena. They often visit this library and then walk down to their favorite old timey soda fountain for ice creams, so that is exactly what we did! This bunch is just as lovely and playful as they look in these photos and I am in love with the nostalgic and Autumn-y feel they exude.
I photographed Sue & Nate’s wedding a couple years back and it was one of THEmost fun, creative, and emotional wedding that I’ve been lucky enough to shoot, so far. Let’s just say that I cried. ALOT. They are a bit quirky with an old fashion vibe going on, so I just had to get them in front of my camera when I started shooting film again. When I arrived at their sweet home, they confided in me that they were expecting (I may have cried again, haha) so that just made the whole shoot that much more magical.
The week of this shoot, LA was brutally hot, so nibbling on watermelon and being outdoors after the sun dropped was perfect. Of course, I couldn’t help but to get a couple shots utilizing the watermelon as a prop since there was no obvious belly yet 😉 SO excited for you, Sue & Nate!!
Film developed & scanned bythe FIND lab // Canon eos-3 // Portra 400