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Oh Summer

I am the worst at keeping up with the blog!

Here we are, already in August, how quickly that happens!!! I hope you’re enjoying your summer, the long hot days, and the wonderfully warm nights too. I hope you’ve had amazing adventures with your family and friends, I know I’ve had some amazing times with new friends in the wilderness, and enjoying time exploring locally. I even had the opportunity to foster an energetic kitten for a little bit while he recovered and learned how cushy life can be indoors.

I know we’re only in early August here, but I know some of kiddos are getting ready to go back to school, parents are rejoicing, and the routines of ‘regular’ life will soon be back.

For me in photography, this is the time I start to look forward to the holiday season (and every year it never ceases to blow my mind! I’ve been doing this for 12 years, and every year, it’s “the holidays are only 4 months away! WHAAAAT?!?).  I am beginning to think about locations for photo sessions, and I began thinking about some of my favorite locations around the South Bay.

I have lived in the South Bay of Los Angeles for over 4 years, and I fall in love with the Manhattan Beach pier with every shoot .

The pier itself lends for pretty architectural lines both underneath as well as while serving as a backdrop. Under the pier at sunset has some of the best lighting around, especially when the sun sets right through the opening….the reflections at low tide make for amazing details, and even in winter, the water lapping at your toes is incredibly refreshing!

I’m sharing some of my favorite images from previous photo sessions at the Manhattan Beach pier. If you live anywhere near, it’s pretty much a requirement to have your portraits taken there!

Manhattan Beach pier pink sunset little boy at water's edgeManhattan Beach pier photo session under the pier twin boys stand looking at ocean black and whiteManhattan Beach pier holiday photo session under pier family with twin boys decorate two mini Christmas treesManhattan Beach family photo session at the pier family walking towards ocean during sunsetManhattan Beach pier photo session father walks little girl towards ocean under pier

Manhattan Beach photography couple under pier during a windy sunset

Manhattan Beach photography session couple under pier kissing during sunset

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Holiday Portraits! {Santa Monica Children’s Photographer}

It’s that time of year when I’m busy shooting lots of fun Holiday Portraits!

Dad works at USC, so the F family and I met up on campus and took advantage of the beautiful campus.

It was a great shoot, the campus is perfect for portraits! So many nooks and crannies for backgrounds. I look forward to shooting there again!

Then Miss B had enough of having her portraits taken, she didn’t feel like playing anymore.

But it’s nothing some animal crackers and juice can’t fix….

and some swingin’ by Dad

 

and then all is right in the world again.

 

I love her jacket and  I want one just like it!

Thanks F family! It was a great afternoon, and I look forward to more with you and Miss B!

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The light of my life {Los Angeles Children’s Portrait Photographer}

This past weekend I headed south to photograph my brother and his beautiful family for their annual holiday portraits.

We had a great location to shoot their portraits and fantastic weather!

It seems like just yesterday I was photographing my little niece for her first Christmas portraits, and now? Just look at her! She’s such a big girl!

These are my absolute favorites all time! Of course I’m a little biased, she’s the light of my life!

 

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