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Pretty Santa Monica {Santa Monica photographer}

I had the great fortune of living in Santa Monica for 4 years and loved almost every minute, the 405 and the 10 freeways were the banes of my existence…but what Angeleno really enjoys sitting in traffic?

My time is Santa Monica was great both personally and professionally. Who wouldn’t love slipping off their shoes for work and running around on the beach capturing fun family moments? Or better yet, playing at Pacific Park, the games and the bright colorful rides all make for fun portraits too!

All within a half mile are some beautiful locations, both out in the open and some hidden gems as well! Here are some of my favorites from Santa Monica, and these are only in a small part of Santa Monica, the city truly lends itself beautifully to photography.

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Love the balloons on the beach (Santa Monica Photographer)

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By the pier, love the light! (Santa Monica Photographer)

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Expecting! Fun and colorful announcement! (Santa Monica Photographer)

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Love the colors and the light! (Santa Monica Photographer)

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Under the Santa Monica pier (Santa Monica Photographer)

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Under the pier (Santa Monica Photographer)

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Under the Pier (Santa Monica Photographer)

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Santa Monica Pier fun! (Santa Monica Photographer)

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Bright and colorful! (Santa Monica Photographer)

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By the Ferris Wheel! (Santa Monica Photographer)

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On the sand by the pier (Santa Monica Photographer)

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Sunset is gorgeous! (Santa Monica Photographer)

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Fun getting your toes wet! (Santa Monica Photographer)

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Taking a walk for portraits can lead to some great spots (Santa Monica Photographer)

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Secret courtyards make great locations (Santa Monica Photographer)

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Heading down to the beach (Santa Monica Photographer)

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Iconic Santa Monica pier makes a fabulous background (Santa Monica Photographer)

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Love the beach! (Santa Monica Photographer)

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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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Love to see them grow! {Santa Monica Family Portrait Photography}

I met this family years ago when I first started my business. I had seen them a few times along the way, for a variety of shoots (dad is an amazing chef and I photographed his food for menus. mmmmm), but unfortunately a couple of years got in the way and I didn’t get to see them as often as I liked.

I got a phone call from Mae, she had a little addition to the family and it was time to update their family portraits!

I was so excited to see how big Braeden had grown, and couldn’t wait to meet little Mateo.

And just as I remember, we had a great time during the shoot!

cutie pies! Can’t wait to photograph them again over Thanksgiving with the extended family! And Nic, do you need any more food photography?!? I’d love to help (as my tummy growls)!

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