Family Portraits

Family Holiday Portraits

Here are a few favorites from a recent family holiday portrait session. The location is Lake Balboa in Los Angeles with pretty fall-colored leaves and trees which are a rare find in LA. During a family portrait session I always like to get a few "posed" portraits and then just let everyone play for the rest of the session. I think the results are always magical when there's freedom to just play.

Hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving week and enjoy celebrating with friends and family.

Wishing you all a holiday season full of love!

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This Makes Me Laugh, The "in between" Moments of a Portrait Session

I'm finishing up some editing for the day and couldn't help but do another blog post. I'm working on the photos below (from a recent family portrait session on the beach) and they make me smile so I just had to share them - hoping they bring a smile to your face. For any portrait session, especially one that involves children, you just have to go with the flow. Follow what is naturally happening and don't stop taking pictures during the "in between" moments - you know those moments when everyone just needs a break - when you start getting looks from the kids other than smiles. So here are some "in between" moments that I just LOVE!!!

Trying to sit for a portrait, everyone's not on the same page, this makes me laugh, a lot, for some reason...

then, a sure bet for some smiles...tickles!

now we've moved to a game of chase...

and then about 20 minutes later - a golden moment on the beach...

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The Sand, The Wind, The Beach...Creative Family Portraits

I put a sneak sneak peek from this shoot up a few days ago and am excited to post more of my favorites from this fun day at the beach with one of my favorite families. This was session for the littlest one's first birthday! I love how creative this family is, they always have lots of fun ideas for their portraits...I love the letters they brought for one of the portraits. Sweet and FUN!!! Happy Friday! Enjoy...


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Hello World, I just turned ONE!

I had a portrait session at the beach yesterday with a family I adore. I feel so fortunate to work with families year after year capturing lots of milestone moments. The portrait below is for this little guy's one year session. He recently started walking so it was the perfect time to capture him in action. I love the look on his face - he was just taking it all in, exploring the park and the beach, a day of wonder. Can't wait to share more soon...

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