Tag Archives: babies

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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c3 • the cuevas kids • palos verdes estates, ca

The Cuevas family is always in motion! Mama Erin is a dynamo–mother of three, entrepreneur, producer, & wife to wonderful husband & partner in all their creative plans, Frank. I am so impressed by how this family makes moving & opening new businesses look like so much fun & adventure. They’ve crossed the country & […]

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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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impromptu • cuevas family • pregnancy portraits

Freedom lately has meant not having my youngest baby strapped to my chest at a party–because it means that I can snap away with my camera without the added 18 pounds of chub! And being more quick & agile on my feet means I’m able to take advantage of the gorgeous late-day light & the […]

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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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laleh & kaveh • the shannon-noghreh family welcomes twins!

In January, I had the pleasure of doing pregnancy portraits for my dear friend, Linda. Two weeks ago, her twins arrived via natural childbirth! “Baby A” became beautiful boy Kaveh, & “Baby B” is the lovely little girl Laleh. Linda is an amazing woman who makes having twins, nursing twins, diapering twins, & all manner […]

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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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go bruins! • the roh family

I have had the pleasure of knowing Alice since we were colleagues at Beverly Hills High School. In the past few years, each of our families has grown, & I’ve loved photographing theirs & watching their three adorable children get big all too quickly. This fall, Alice asked that we shoot at UCLA, & I […]

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waiting for ting-ting • the hsieh-schumacher family

Yvonne is an looooong-time friend of my sister’s; they’ve known each other since fifth grade! Over the years, I have gotten to chronicle the friendship among nine of their classmates. Now, most of them are married with children, & every so often I get to marvel at how my little sister’s friends are all grown […]

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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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farewell to SoCal • the taka family

Azusa & Tamehiko invited me to their home & its surroundings to commemorate their time living in Rancho Palos Verdes with their two sweet boys, Kei and Rui.  In early July, they relocated to the Midwest, & they wanted to take with them some memories of Kei’s favorite places near their home.  We had a […]

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the wirsig family • beach portraits

The first time I met up to shoot Heather & Johnny’s family, the winds were gusting and the coast was a brisk 60 degrees! We were caught by surprise–the sun was shining beautifully, & we all anticipated a perfect So Cal day…but no go.  So as they say in Hollywood, “Take two!” Our second meeting […]

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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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celebrating a decade together • the roh family portraits

I have had the special joy of chronicling the growing family of Alice & Chong Roh over the last few years. Last weekend, they celebrated their tenth anniversary! These photos were such fun to do with their spirited kids, Zachary, Kristyn, & Micah, & Gramma Helen. Their family is stylish, fun, & in constant motion–and […]

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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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welcoming olivia • the thelen family

I had the pleasure of doing Amy’s pregnancy portraits just a couple months ago, & now I’ve had the chance to capture the new blossom on their family tree–Olivia!  We had a very relaxed session in their beautiful home in Manhattan Beach, full of light & fresh air.  Big brother Carter got to snuggle Olivia […]

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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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