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.
You may remember Sam and Finley from our shoot together last year. Well, I was totally in love with that session and just KNEW that I had to do another one when I found out Sam was expecting babe #2. It was such an honor getting to document some of their last days as a family of 3 in and around their home here in Topanga Canon.
I always feel so honored when I get to photograph a new babe as these sessions are always full of such magic, adoration, newness, and PURE love. This shoot, in particular, made my heart melt into a puddle – mainly due to big brother and all of his little snuggles & kisses. I mean, how sweet is he!?