Category Archives: holidays

thanks • the hsieh sisters & families • pacific palisades, ca

The last time I photographed Yvonne & Elaine & their families was two years ago. I was preparing myself for how much the kids must have grown since then, but I still couldn’t believe it when I saw them! Shae was still in grade school last time, but now he’s halfway through eighth grade (which […]

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holiday hockensmiths • family portraits • palos verdes estates, ca

Oh my gosh, how I adore the Hockensmiths! The first time I met them, I was doing pictures just for Haley, who was just around three years old. Mama Jacque was expecting Hannah at the time. And every year, once in the spring/summer & once in the fall, I’ve had the chance to chronicle the […]

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finale • fourth of july 2011

Every year, we invite family & friends to potluck & enjoy front row seats to see the local fireworks from the balcony of my parents’ house. It’s a late-night gathering, because the fireworks display begins after it’s completely dark–usually around 9:30 PM. As the kids get older, they are more likely to stay awake long […]

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the little red dress • holiday portraits

Ah, the holiday dress!  Every year, the little princesses arrive, dolled up by their mommies, in the most beautiful taffetas, silks, & chiffons.  This year, I thought I might show off a little selection of The Little Red Dress.  The holiday spirit gets festive–and frilly!

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holiday hockensmiths

I’ve been capturing the mischievous twinkle in these two little girls’ eyes for a couple years now–& what a joy this family is every time we shoot! Jacque is the the quintessential modern mom–stylish, organized, & prompt. Her girls Haley & Hanna are always dressed in the cutest coordinated outfits, & prepared with their sweet […]

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red hot holidays • the corter-bell family

I met Alithea & Bryen through mutual friends Karen & Jason over five years ago. Karen introduced me to Alithea, because she thought we’d have a lot in common–including being pregnant at the same time! Now, it’s been five years, six pregnancies (all but one of them simultaneous) & four kids between the two of […]

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ingrid & beth • celebrating mother’s day 2010

We celebrated Mother’s Day last Sunday with my cousins & their two beautiful families. The spring flowers have been exploding in the backyard, so I was so excited to use them as a backdrop for a few quick portraits. We ran outside just before sunset, & gathered the mamas with their getting-too-big-too-fast children, ranging from […]

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little tigers • the corter-bell kids

Our very close friends, the Corter-Bells, are subjects I have gotten to shoot regularly since their first-born daughter, Mikayla, was just about a year old.  Since then, they’ve become a family of four, with the addition of son Connor.  This February, we did a few pix to commemorate Connor’s second birthday, Mikayla’s fourth birthday & […]

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