Tag 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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ms. c • boudoir • fashion photography

Soooo excited to finally do a sesh with the gorgeous Ms. C! She is a fit, beautiful woman who is a CrossFitter at my husband’s gym, CrossFit 1440. She has a feline look that belies her exotically mixed heritage–Italian, French, & Scottish. Here’s a little sneak of her gorgeousness…

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little bells • the corter-bell kids & family • palos verdes estates, ca

Ah, my good friends, the Corter-Bells! We have known each other on the crazy journey of parenthood for the last six years. We met through our wonderful mutual friends, Karen & Jason, who encouraged us to get together when Alithea & I were pregnant with our first babies. We both shared an interest in homebirthing […]

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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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mama s. • beautiful belly pregnancy portraits • palos verdes estates, ca

I am so in awe of the pregnant form. It’s a magical, biological wonder, & I love photographing it. I’m glad I am part of a movement that celebrates the beauty of this special time; since Demi Moore was featured on the cover of Vanity Fair twenty years ago (!), women in cosmopolitan cities & […]

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on-trend • kyle austin • palos verdes estates, ca

My cousin’s son Kyle is an extraordinary young man (I can’t really call him a “kid” anymore since he is entering high school in a matter of days). For one, he’s a gorgeous creature. And two, he has demonstrated a penchant for style for as long as I can remember. I think he was three […]

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emily derenzis • actor • palos verdes estates, ca

It’s funny: When you become a mom & hang in a circle of other stay-at-home moms, you don’t always know what careers women had before motherhood. I met Emily through our mutual friend Loren, & I’ve gotten to catch up with her when we run into each other at Loren’s parties. And running around after […]

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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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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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bob uslander, md • headshots • palos verdes estates, ca

Bob’s son & my daughters go to the same preschool, & I have so enjoyed getting to know their family. This last weekend, just before Bob & Sandy are relocating, we fit in a spirited headshot/portrait session. Bob already has some more formal headshots, but he was looking for something a little more organic, more […]

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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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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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