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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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Family Portraits in Palos Verdes {Redondo Beach Family Photographer}

Shortly after moving to Redondo Beach, I introduced myself to the Palos Verdes MOMs Club. The B family was my last mini session of the day, and we had some fun running around the Malaga Cove Library, playing chase and listening to the (obnoxious) calls of the wild peacocks just a few feet away…

What a beautiful afternoon in Palos Verdes!

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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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