Monthly Archives: April 2011

first beach weekend • redondo beach, ca • family time

Mid-April, & a gift from the gods–beach weather all weekend long! Last summer, I had planned to “live at the beach.” I was pregnant, tired, & honestly in need of some lazing around, so I thought how fun it would be to schlep the girls down to the beach everyday, dig a wedge in the […]

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bye-bye, beach • tomomi & kai • mommy & me portraits

More & more, I get requests from families to do portraits because they are moving away from Southern California & want to remember their time here with some special photographs. Tomomi & Kai are relocating soon, & to commemorate their life in the South Bay, the perfect setting was of course–the beach! We lucked out […]

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au revoir, america • the francon family • beach portraits

Ah, ze French. Zay are tres, tres romantique. I like to encourage husbands & wives to get cozy in their portraits, & often when they have kids, it’s been a long time since they’ve been able to look longingly into each other’s eyes for any stretch of time. There is thus some awkward giggling sometimes, […]

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sand & skin • figure studies • nevada desert

I am digging into my film archives lately & rediscovering some wonderful images that I have not seen in a long time. I am surprised by how the texture of film is really so different than digital–and how much a I have missed grain & didn’t know it. I’ve been seduced by the clarity of […]

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