Friday, November 14, 2014

Santa Monica Beach Engagements: Zak and Miho

Months ago I posted a preview for this gorgeous beach engagement session, and I guess I've kept you waiting long enough! Here they are in all their glory. This session was a dream--the location and people were beyond perfect.  And, as if things couldn't be more perfect, Zak proposed to Miho at this beach, which made the location even more special.

As much as I love my new home here in Santa Clara, these images seriously make me miss my Southern California beaches. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

Baby Hallie

Photographing newborns has always been a favorite of mine, and this is undoubtedly my favorite newborn session yet, and perhaps ever. I had an emotional tie to this session unlike others in the past as this sweet baby is my little girl. I love her to pieces and will always treasure these images.

 While shooting, Hudson snuck in to try and hold Hallie, his favorite thing, so I quickly pulled off his shirt and snapped a few shots.  Here is an example of something not quite "by the book" but I love them anyway because they are my kids.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Reeves Family- UCLA Campus Family Portraits

I had such a fun time with my last shoot in Los Angeles.  YES!  Last shoot.  We just moved up to the San Francisco Bay area, Santa Clara specifically for Colby's job, and we love it so far.  Anyway, this shoot with the Reeves family was a perfect bookend to my photography in LA.  They were such a fun family to work with, and their kids were great, especially their little girl, who you can see, was loaded with spunk and personality.  James, the father, is a PhD student at UCLA, so they chose campus as their shoot location to document their time there as a family. I hope you enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed hanging out with this family for an evening!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Zak and Miho Engagements: Sneak Preview

When Zak and Miho came to me to do their engagement photos I was so excited! Their story is classic. They met while working for the same company in the LA area and soon started dating...without co-workers knowing, both ended up at UCLA Anderson, and are excitedly preparing for their wedding day this September. The locations they chose for the shoot could not have been more perfect--for them and me! I love both spots they chose from a photography viewpoint, but also because they are places with such meaning to them, and I think this makes their pictures even more special. They wanted part of their session near tower 26 at Santa Monica beach, as they live nearby and he proposed last June there. They wanted the other location to be on UCLA campus, seeing as they have spent many of their courting hours hitting the books up on campus. 

 I will post more images soon, but here is a little sneak peak of some of my favorites from both locations.