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the family v

Had a wonderful time photographing my good friends on the University of California, Los Angeles campus. He & I attended UCLA at the same time but didn’t know each other, & we remarked how interesting an experience it is to be there 20 years after graduation. When I was about the same age as his […]

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ahhh…holiday cards

One of my FAVORITE things about the holidays is receiving holiday cards with photographs of all my beloved family & friends! For the past few years, we have displayed the cards in our entry way, just scotch-taped to the wall & door, & we leave them up waaaay past New Year’s, because it’s just so […]

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madeleine & her mamas • the weiss-marks family • palos verdes estates, ca

I am so, so lucky to have had the chance to take these photos for my wonderful, long-time friend Marla & her amazing wife Rachel! I can hardly believe that I’ve known Marla now since 1995! Where did the time go? I will say, I have never seen her so happy as in the past […]

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mrs. dooley • boudoir photography

So excited to get the green light to share Mrs. Dooley’s boudoir session! Here’s a sweet sneak…more images to come!

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family tree • the barlaan family • redondo beach, ca

A celebration of fun, family, & a glorious So Cal “winter” with Samantha, Orlondo, & their beautiful tikes Wyatt, Silas, & Blair! May the glow of love follow you through the New Year!

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rain & shine • the byars family • palos verdes estates, ca

I had a late afternoon session scheduled with the Byars family, & was grumbling to myself about the forecasted rain that had gotten heavier & heavier that day. But I love shooting in the plaza near my home, because it’s got old-world beauty & covered walkways, shielding us from any rare inclement weather. The Byars […]

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how to be a supermodel…just for one afternoon! • tips on having your family portraits taken by a professional photographer

This is such a fun time of year for me—it’s when I get to catch up with families & their growing kiddos, & if I do my job well, I get to give the gift of the perfect photograph that each family will use on their holiday card! I know it can also be a […]

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daddy’s girl • neave & chris lennertz • redondo beach, ca

This is a special sneak from my session with the Madden-Lennertz family. I really wanted to post this one image for Shannon & Chris to enjoy while I am working on their other shots, because this picture just strikes me as so dear. Neave’s expression (how can I even describe it?), & the way that […]

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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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