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Carefree as a kid {Santa Monica Children’s Photographer}

When was the last time you ran on the beach? And not the exercise-workout type running, but the ‘let’s go chase after seagulls’ (and not really worry about getting pooped on) kind of running around!

Those that are fortunate enough to live near the beach sometimes take it for granted; but when you see the expressions of kids who get to play and run and splash around on the beach, it reminds you to stop, and be just a bit more carefree (even if it’s just for a few minutes).

We had such a blast shooting on a beautiful, albeit insanely busy, Friday afternoon in Santa Monica at the Santa Monica pier.

We carved out a little spot for ourselves, and tried to avoid all those #%@&$%*@ selfie sticks, and had some fun.

Some of my favorites that reminded me that I should chase after some seagulls next time I’m on the beach…

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Sometimes, after letting the kiddos run around, it can be hard to wrangle them back in, especially when it’s time for some portraits, but you know what works? Candy. And not a whole lot, just a little. Momma and kiddos here liked the Smarties, one pack split between them.

Candy works every time.

“What color is my tongue?” ” And mine?!? What color is mine?!?!”

Love it

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Family Portraits in Manhattan Beach {Manhattan Beach photographer}

Oh my goodness how I love shooting in Manhattan! I just love the light under the pier, and the water is absolutely

beautiful! From shooting underneath, I like to head out on to the sand and let the kiddos run around, we all get to dip

our toes in the water and get to have some fun!

I feel so fortunate to have this in my backyard!

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Santa Monica Family Portraits in the Park- {Santa Monica Photographer}

I just love Douglas Park in Santa Monica!
There is a stream flowing through the park with pretty flowers, cool bridges, lots of green grass, and the best part: Ducks!!!

Met with the R family on a beautiful morning and had some fun shooting and playing in the park.

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Kai’s Dol-Korean 1st Birthday {Los Angeles Children’s Photographer}

I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph my first Dol for Kai! I have never been to a Korean first birthday party, so I had no idea what to expect. I knew it was steeped in rich tradition, so I did some research beforehand, and Mike and Suchin did not disappoint!

Mike and Suchin requested a brightly colored background, and I found this beautiful plain background in Marmalade! Love it!

The table was set with brightly colored goodies, flowers and gifts for little Kai.

First he had to change into his hanbok.

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Then he sat on the table with the goodies for his photo op

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From there, Mom and Dad picked out objects that Kai was to choose from, determining his future.

Tradition says the little one is to choose their own objects with no coaxing from their parents, but Suchin definitely had her hopes set on the stethoscope  (for a successful career) and the coins (for wealth and generosity)!

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Kai chose wisely! The stethoscope and coins it was!

Momma is very happy!

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Once the festivities were over, we headed outside for a few portraits.

Kai was a true sport and wore his birthday hat the whole time (although, I do suspect he forgot all about it!)

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Thanks Kai, Mike and Suchin for allowing me to share in such a great tradition!

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