Photographing fellow Topanga canyon dwellers is always extra special for me. Perhaps it’s because they are just as in love with this place as I am or maybe it’s just that they are usually extra down for an adventure!
On this day, I met up with this lovely trio as the sun was getting low in the sky & walked just down the road from their home to snap these photos. We took the same route that they walk so often to get to this magical location. Here are some of my faves!
Film developed & scanned by The Find Lab
Today is super rainy & cold here in LA (yaay for warm eggnog & fluffy socks!) and I thought it would be the perfect time to blog this cozy at-home newborn session!
I’ll start off by saying that meeting and snuggling this perfect little babe sent my ovaries into hyper drive. (I mean, how can newborns smell SO good?) Also, seeing one of my favorite kids as a big sister was possibly the cutest thing I have ever witnesses. The way she says “baby Rose” in that tiny voice could melt even the hardest of hearts.
I absolutely adore this family and becoming friends with and documenting their milestones over the years has been such a joy for me. It all started with their wedding a few years ago and the rest is history! Here are some favorites from our time together.
As summer winds down and hints of Fall start to appear, I was reminded of this sweet sesh from last year that I never got around to sharing….which is crazy cause I LOVE it so.
I’ve been documenting this crew since big sister was a newborn (and every year since!) and I always leave out shoots with a huge grin & happy heart. #bestJobEver
When I heard from Lydia saying she wanted to schedule an all film sesh for her family, I jumped for joy! Anyone who knows me personally or follows me on IG, knows that I am pretty crazy about shooting film – the colors, the nostalgic grain, and the intention that goes into it make my heart go wild. I had a feeling I would fall in love with her and her family pretty quickly, especially since the friend that referred her is one of my favorite clients . And, of course, I did.
On a side not, this lovely mama is also an accomplished writer and has a novel coming out in 2019 called “Lights All Night Long”. I will definitely be snaggin’ myself a copy!
Film (Kodak Portra 400) developed and scanned by The “super awesome” Find Lab
I was beyond honored when one of my favorite clients asked if I would document their intimate civil wedding ceremony on film a few weeks back. Just them, their sweet girl, and me as a witness. Here are some faves from the day.! #bestJobEver
film // Kodak TMAX 3200 & Portra 400 & developed and scanned by The Find Lab
Gosh, I don’t think I could possibly love this session more than I do.
Nothing beats Topanga Canyon in the spring with the green lush grass, wildflowers, and perfect 70 degree weather and I am so grateful that this sweet gang was down to adventure to get to one of my favorite spots in the canyon! It warmed my heart to see how much these 4 genuinely enjoy being together. Also, that evening light was so glorious that I may have actually drooled.
All images shot of Kodak film & developed and scanned by The Find Lab
I was beyond excited for the chance to photograph this lovely mother / daughter duo here in the (finally green! YAY rains!) mountains of Topanga Canyon. It’s not very often that I get the chance to photograph older kids, even though I love love love this age so much. Such a sweet blend of innocence, silliness, & sass.
We chatted, goofed around, enjoyed the stunning vistas .. and of course, I snapped some sweet photos.
// all images shot on Kodak film and processed by The FIND lab //