Tag Archives: body

mama L. • beautiful belly extraordinary pregnancy portraiture • palos verdes estates, ca

What a spirited, energetic, luscious session I had with Mama L.! She is an actor & first time mommy, & her personality just filled up the room in such a warm & wonderful way. Being a performer, she was so game to play! And she was so grounded in her baby-bearing body, so full of […]

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just a taste • mrs. d • boudoir session • palos verdes estates, ca

Mrs. D is one of the most wise, crafty, & creative wives I’ve ever met. She speaks with an understanding of relationships & men’s brains that far exceeds her age, so much so that I really think she ought to write a book. While planning her boudoir session, I was really awed by how attuned […]

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sand & skin • figure studies • nevada desert

I am digging into my film archives lately & rediscovering some wonderful images that I have not seen in a long time. I am surprised by how the texture of film is really so different than digital–and how much a I have missed grain & didn’t know it. I’ve been seduced by the clarity of […]

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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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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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erin • boudoir session

Ah, the lithe & lovely Erin Lamont! Gorgeous & talented & down-to-earth–the real triple threat! She’s a dancer & choreographer & generous model in every way.  I tried to capture her in both her more relaxed, undone self, as well as her talented moving self.  And when people describe a woman with “impossibly long legs”–that […]

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dee • boudoir session

Deena’s boudoir portraits were a gift for her husband, with whom she has two beautiful kids.  I have known Dee for many years, since we were both in high school & living overseas.  Her latest manifestation was the beautiful & most confident I’d ever seen her.  For this shoot, it was like she shed her […]

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kathy • boudoir session

Kathy is that stunning woman you envy for her beauty–and then she tells a totally low-brow, dirty joke & tells it well, & then you love her!  She was so fun to shoot, because she didn’t take herself too seriously.  She’s undeniably gorgeous, so no matter how much we laughed in-between shots, she made my […]

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