Monthly Archives: September 2011

mama s. • beautiful belly pregnancy portraits • palos verdes estates, ca

I am so in awe of the pregnant form. It’s a magical, biological wonder, & I love photographing it. I’m glad I am part of a movement that celebrates the beauty of this special time; since Demi Moore was featured on the cover of Vanity Fair twenty years ago (!), women in cosmopolitan cities & […]

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peach beach • the hockensmith family • torrance, ca

I’ve had the special pleasure of photographing the Hockensmiths twice a year for the last three years–& it’s been amazing to watch as their baby girls have grown into big girls! Haley is a spunky monkey who loves sports & dance. Hannah is a girlie girl, just as dainty & discerning as a modern-day princess. […]

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under a shady tree, you & me • zoë’s first day of kindergarten

Through the perseverance & vision of a handful of parents in our community, The Knowing Garden celebrated their first day of school on Monday, September 12, 2011! Zoë had spent two blissful years at Riviera PlaySchool, & when the time came for her to go to kindergarten, I wished that she could continue her education […]

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nine-eleven • a decade later

Early in the morning on September 11, 2001, my phone rang. My first thought was, “It can’t be good news if someone is calling this early.” I didn’t answer it, & even in my sleep, I figured if it was really something serious, that person would call back. Not a minute later, my boyfriend Dany’s […]

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