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
Spending time with this sweet family of 4 in their little Silverlake bungalow was a total dream. They played, cuddled, showed off their skillz, and even sent me home with a bag of freshly picked figs! #BestJobEver. Family sessions at home really have my heart.
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.
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 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
When I found out my buddies, Mike and Nina got engaged, my first thought was that I just HAD to photograph them. They are both so freakin cool and are always inspiring me with their wild adventures. And when they aren’t traveling, they live in this sweet Venice Beach pad, just a block from the boardwalk! My goal was to keep it real and document this rad couple just being themselves. Their babe, Bijoux, also joined us on our sunset adventure.
Shot on Fuji 400h & Tri x 400 // Film processed by The FIND lab
If you don’t believe in fairies or magic, I am pretty sure that hanging with these sisters would change your tune. Both of these beauties glow with creativity and compassion and are also best friends. It was quite inspiring getting to photograph them here in Topanga Canyon (Claire’s bedroom in an Airstream! YES!) surrounded by all of their rescued animals.