Category Archives: food photography

1st Birthday Cake Smash! {Manhattan Beach Photographer}

I love watching a little one navigate their way through their first cake. They’re not quite sure what to do at first, why everyone’s starting at them, why they’re allowed to make a giant mess, and oh-my-goodness, what is that delicious sweet heavenly taste?!?!

Sometimes some kids take some time getting into cake, some dive right in. Some get all their limbs involved, hair too, and sometimes some kids just have no interest….and I love every.single.minute.

If you’re thinking about having a cake smash for your kiddo, I highly recommend it! If you don’t want to get a whole cake, some places (like my favorite Torrance Bakery) will create a mini cake, or just head out to the market and get a giant cupcake…it’s going to get destroyed anyway!

Brandon had an absolute blast with his cake in the park, he dove right in without any hesitation!



Max had an amazing Farmer’s Market themed first birthday party and was a bit apprehensive at first, but then demolished his cake!








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The Tower Club {Los Angeles Food Photographer}

I had the opportunity to visit the fabulous Tower Club in Oxnard and photograph the bar, restaurant and the menu by Chef Nic.

Chef Nic and I go back quite a few years, through restaurants, hotels, and family portraits.

Currently he is the executive chef at The Tower Club and he has created some fabulous dishes! I know they’re fabulous because I got to try the dishes after photographing them. Yum!







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Krystal’s Big Hat Bridal Shower {Los Angeles event photographer}

I’m shooting Krystal’s wedding next month, and I can’t wait!

I had the opportunity to meet her friends and family at her bridal shower, which was dubbed Big Hat Bridal Shower. I wasn’t sure exactly what that meant, until I got there. I was expecting big crazy hats, but instead they were wearing the most beautiful Royal Wedding inspired hats I’ve ever seen!

Here are some pages from her album, check out the hats!

It was so great to meet everyone, and love the hats!

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New website! {Los Angeles Photographer}

I have been working on my website for months now, and finally, I am happy to announce the new and improved look for Julia Varga Photography- The Art of Life.

Please take a look at the new site, let me know what you think! I love to get feedback!

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