Tag Archives: women

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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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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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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joanne choi • mom/food blogger • headshots • santa monica, ca

It’s hard to believe that Joanne & I have known each other since 1994! That was long ago, when we were both in the graduate teacher’s program at Stanford–before embarking our beloved careers teaching English, before finding Love & getting married, before becoming moms, & before starting second careers. And seeing her for the first […]

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BHHS BFF • sarah, amy, marla, & coleen • manhattan beach, ca

This shoot has inspired me to create a new package for my clients: the “BFF” Package, as in Best Friends Forever! And perhaps I should also design a “Farewell LA” package, since this session too was created because yet another long-time LA resident is leaving us for new adventures elsewhere. In this case, recently married […]

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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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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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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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christina • boudoir session

Ah…film. How I miss it. I shot Christina with a Contax 645 & Ilford XP2 & Kodak 400VC (those just sound like the names of good old friends!). There just seemed to be a velvety quality about these images, which so perfectly evoked Christina’s essence & effortless beauty. She embodies a sexiness that is both […]

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amazing aimée • dance portraits

I had just done portraits for Aimée’s son Marco, & she asked about doing some headshots for a project she is working on–choreography to the poetry of Rumi.  I was so excited by the idea of creating portraits that would be interpretations of Aimée as the poetry–romantic, magical, mystical, earthy, sexy, dramatic.  I had such […]

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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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erika • boudoir session

Erika is one of my oldest pals–we’ve known each other since high school.  She possesses an unabashed lust for life–and just loves to laugh.  And she laughs at herself, which is something I aspire to!  I took these photos when we were both still single & looking, & even though she is now a wife […]

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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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