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The golds of summer // West Hills family session

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

Quality time // Altadenta family session at home

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.

Poppy field adventure // Creative portrait session with Sulai

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!

Sophie & her pups // At home portrait session in Topanga Canyon

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!

Groovy kind of love // At home love session in Los Angles

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