Category Archives: studio

sneak a peek of stephanie p. • boudoir • fashion photography

Just had to get a sneak peek out of my session today with Stephanie Psick, one of the sweetest & most ass-kickin’ chicks you could ever meet. I frickin’ LOVE this shot of her!

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more of ms. c • boudoir • fashion photography

The gorgeous Ms. C is a good one, as I like to say.  She was a blast to shoot–fun, high energy, upbeat, & game to try new things. And all these different looks–& she rocked every one!

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love the name “katie” • hsin-kuo family portraits • palos verdes estates, ca

I love how being a photographer has connected me with people; in this case, the game of “six degrees” of separation has led me to my sister’s high school classmate, Amy.  And, it’s very fun that Amy’s little girl is named “Katie Kuo,” which is my sister’s name. It was such a treat to be […]

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four of five • the uslander family

Another wonderful family I’ve met through Riviera PlaySchool…& another family on the move…Sandy & Bob are headed out of Los Angeles to points south for new adventures, but before they leave, we celebrated with some new headshots & family portraits! Their two gorgeous sons were at the session, rough-housing like loving brothers & lighting up […]

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baby nicholas maxwell • the au-watts families

Tricia & I have known each other since birth; our moms are best friends from junior high school! Both our mothers were tickled blue this January, when Tricia & I gave birth to our sons within three days of each other. I was so honored & happy to celebrate the arrival of their Nicholas Maxwell […]

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3 + 2 = 5! • shannon-noghreh family pregnancy portraits

I’m so lucky to know this woman, Linda. She is an extraordinary force of vision & compassion, & if it weren’t for her, I don’t know where I would ever have felt safe sending my girls to school for the first time. She has created a community of kindness around her in so many forms–not […]

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ecstatic • michelle • dance & pregnancy portraiture

I had to categorize these as both “dance” & “pregnancy” portraiture, because they most definitely are! Michelle & I have been friends since our days of dancing together at UCLA. We’ve known each other now more than half our lives, & this last fall, we celebrated our 40th birthdays in November. And to make the […]

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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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awaiting baby sister • the chiwata family pregnancy portraits

Yoshie is good friends with Nami Mizoguchi, whom I shot just a couple weeks ago; they were both pregnant & were due around the same time (Nami’s baby boy Ray has since arrived!). I was so happy to be asked to do Yoshie’s pregnancy portraits after she saw Nami’s & liked them.  I had such […]

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baby luca

I was so flattered when Sara drove all the way up from Orange County to have me do her son’s three-month portraits.  Baby Luca was a dream–from the big lashy eyes to his mellow ‘tude to the impressive head of hair (that would have made JFK Jr. envious).  Luca just had this “aw shucks” look […]

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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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awaiting olivia • thelen family pregnancy portraits

Ah, pregnancy!  One of my most favorite reasons to celebrate with the camera, & a perfect, symbolic first posting on my new website.  Congratulations to Amy, Nate, & Carter, who welcomed baby Olivia a few weeks after our shoot in January!  We were inspired by Amy’s love & skill for knitting, such a great metaphor […]

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