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.
This past year just flew by and I wanted to share one of my last and sweetest sessions of 2017!
First off, how gorgeous is this entire family? Ya, pretty amazing. I know! Well, they are also loads of fun which made spending time with them at their home in Los Angeles such a treat for me.
On a side note, If you are a podcast lover like I am, I highly suggest checking out the podcast Atomic moms – in which Ellie (the lovely mama in these photos) is the creator and host of!
I haven’t had much blog posting time, as I am in the midst of my busiest season, but I had to take a sec to share one of my favorite recent sessions! I became fast friends with mom and dad after I shot their wedding a few years back and, although I have met little Rusty a couple of times, I was just waiting for the moment when I would get to officially photograph them for as a trio!
Here are some faves from our Topanga Canyon adventure.
Spending the morning with this family in their Los Angeles bungalow was a dream. I snapped photos as we oooohed and ahhed over how tiny and perfect their sweet boy was. Getting to watch the love pour out of new parents is such a gift. Here are some of my faves from our time together!
On a side note, the mama is an amaaazing singer/songwriter and I almost fell over when she starting singing to her babe. Here is the link to her site if you want to check her out – http://www.theanna.com/
Can ALL of my sessions please include farm animals and golden fields? Please! No but seriously, photographing these sisters at their Topanga Canyon home for the 2nd time was a total dream for me. (See first shoot here) Lately, I am all about life’s simple pleasures and this sesh had me feeling so inspired!
To learn more about of these lovely creatures, check out their blog here.
Films : Fuji 400h, Portra 400, HP5// Developed and scanned by The FIND lab
A few weeks ago, I traveled to Seattle for the very first time and it was magic. The city itself was awesome but all of the water and lush greenery is what I live for! We spent a lot of the time outside since it was sunny and warm the entire week – out on the water, blueberry picking, and checking out the various islands. Some of our favorite people live up there (including our god daughters who are in alot of these photos!) so I’d say my MOST favorite moments were spent snuggling them. Oh, and the coffee. That was also really good too.
All images shot on a Canon eos3 with Portra 400 film. Dev/scanned by The FIND lab
It’s always an honor (and a little nerve wracking if I am being honest!) to photograph a fellow photographer. Especially someone as awesome as Bjorna.
Seeing her in her element, surrounded by her four most gorgeous babies, made my heart glow. It also made me realize that being a mother of 4 (including twins!) ain’t no joke. I raise a glass to you, sweet friend, for being such an inspiring, bad ass mama and for giving me the opportunity to document it!
Shot with a mix ofPortra 400 & Fuji 400 Film // developed & scanned by The Find Lab
I’m not sure if you know this about me, but I am REALLY into crafts and learning the old ways of making things. From weaving, to making pickles, macrame, calligraphy. You name is, I have probably tried it. I’m not very good at any of them, but I sure enjoy the process! haha.
All this being said, when I heard that Liz Spencer, aka The Dogwood Dyer, was going to be in my hood teaching a natural Indigo dye workshop I leaped at the opportunity. She harvested her very own indigo plants and taught us how to prepare and extract the colors. We also learned some cool techniques like Shibori, to create patterns on our fabrics that differ from the usual hippie tie dye look. (which I am also into!) Can you believe that green leaves can make the most insanely gorgeous blues?! Total magic.
I highly recommend keeping up with the Wild Mesa event calendar if you live in the LA area and like these kinds of workshops. Who knows, maybe I’ll see you there at the next one!
All images shot on Portra 400 & developed/scanned by The Find Lab
A few times a week, I walk my pup by this adorable cottage with a yard sprinkled with toys – a mini house. a red tricycle. I always wondered who lived there and imagined what the family that inhabits such a sweet space would be like. Then I get an email from a mama wanting to set up a sesh after seeing a post on FB. When she described her house, I knew right away that it was my dream family. And they were even better than I imagined!
Rylie – this sweet, curious, and adventurous wild child – is a girl after my own heart and it was a joy following her around as she lead us to some of her favorite spots. All walking distance from home!
Shot on Portra 400 & Ilford HP5 Film // developed & scanned by The Find Lab
Hello friends! Today I am excited to share one of my favorite weddings of the year. Shooting at The Fig House has been on my bucket list for a while (I mean, those colors!) and this gorgeous couple, along with their family & friends, couldn’t have been sweeter bunch. I loved how much joy & laughter filled the air during this love celebration and feel grateful that I got to be a part of it all. Sending out a big THANK YOU to Katie for helping me document the magic of the day!
Coordinator // Milk Events Venue // The Fig House