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It’s the time of year! {Holiday Mini Portrait Sessions}

We are technically still in summer, but just as pumpkin flavored everything has erupted everywhere, my thoughts are turning to holiday portrait sessions. I’m sure you’re thinking “the kids just went back to school, we’re still settling into our routines, no way am I thinking about the holidays”. I get it, we’re mid September. But wasn’t it just July???

The months fly by and next thing you know, it’s mid December wondering how on earth you’ll get your holiday cards out in time and maybe you’ll just do New Year’s cards (nothing wrong with that!) and why on earth didn’t you just schedule your portrait session in September?!?!?!?!

Let’s get it taken care of now, get it done on a weekend before things really get so tight that you won’t have time. With the popularity of the mini sessions last year, I’m bringing them back again this year. It’s 30 minutes of photography in a South Bay (Los Angeles!) location-El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, the Palos Verdes peninsula, and even Long Beach. Those of you who have worked with me in the past know that I work quickly and we make the absolute most of those 30 minutes and you’ll receive a web gallery of proofs where you can select your favorite 15 images. I’ll take those 15 images, give them a bit of a retouch and send you the full high resolution images so you can print cards, give them as gifts and even print them to hang and display around the house.

Do you live elsewhere but still want a mini session? Call me, text me, email me, message me, and we can talk about a location that works best for your family.

The 30 minute South Bay Holiday Portrait Mini Session includes 15 full resolution images is $250.

This year I have also partnered with an amazing online card printing company, Basic Invite, and for those booking and ordering their cards in September and October, I am happy to offer 40% off your card order. Yep, you read that right 40% OFF HOLIDAY CARDS!!!!

You will receive the code in your gallery link email.

These cards are not only stunning with wonderful card stock and quality printing, but they are affordable as well!!! Woohoo!
Let’s connect and get your holiday portraits in the books, cross this off your list before you even have to add it on there to begin with.

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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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Featuring Westi’s Makeup Artistry {Santa Monica Portrait Photographer}

One of my favorite clients called asking me to photograph her portfolio featuring her makeup artistry. Of course I was happy to get out and shoot some beautiful models, in a beautiful setting and working with such a fabulous group of women!

Model Nicole M.

Makeup by Westi Agopian (

Hair by Kiley of Rejuvenation Hair Salon (

Photography by Julia Varga of Julia Varga Photography

more models to come!

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Apothecary Face and Body {Malibu Photographer}

If you are in need of a relaxing facial, body treatments or all around pampering, you should meet Jeannie over at Apothecary Face and Body in Malibu.

I had the opportunity to meet up with Jeannie and photograph her and her day spa for her website. She is so friendly and relaxed, I just wanted to melt into her hands. Jeannie has a fantastic and relaxing spa in Malibu, one of those places you don’t want to leave when you’re done.  Here is a link to her site:

Call her and schedule your appointment today; your face, body and spirit will thank you!

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