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Seal Beach Family Portraits

I met Kelly and Dave down recently for their Seal Beach family portrait session. It was a freezing cold January afternoon with the ocean breeze blowing everyone's hair every which way. We wandered up to the pier bundled in layers of clothing, hoping the weather wouldn't completely overtake our photo shoot. I've known this family for a long time and had the opportunity to photograph the kids, Chris and Brayden, back in 2010. Since they chose the same location for this session, I thought it might be fun to recreate...

Hidden Gems & Digital Dust

I was sitting at my computer scouring my hard drives for some photos to add to my website. I went back - allll the way back. Seriously, there's not a folder I didn't flip through. About halfway through my search I came across an album of images that I had all but forgotten about. And then there it was. A photo that meant so much, that said so much, sitting in this folder collecting "dust". [caption id="attachment_1766" align="aligncenter" width="426"] Photo credit: Kalani Sanders[/caption] I took a quick break from what I...

Best Of 2012 Photos

  I thought it would be nice to take a look at some of the best moments in 2012 while I finalize a few last minute tweaks for the article about wedding photography costs. Here's a look at some of my favorite moments and captures from this past year! I'm very excited for this new year! I have a lot in the works and I'm looking forward to sharing it with all of you! Later on this week check back for the long awaited article...

I’ve Been Featured On SnapKnot!

Not long ago I joined an online community called SnapKnot that helps brides find and connect with photographers in their area. It's a great site for brides to log on and compare the work and cost of photographers side by side. They also feature great articles and tips about wedding photography! I'm very excited to share the featured post they did of my photography today! Click here to check it out!   [post_ender]...

Orange County Family Portrait Session

Photographing families is always fun because there's such a variety of photos that can be taken, as well moments that can be created. A couple of weeks ago I met the Decker Family at a park in Orange County for their Family Portrait Session. I had the kids show up a little earlier than the rest of the family so that I could focus a little on them and help them see how fun it could be to be in front of the camera. This Little guy was just adorable! His older...

Laguna Beach Engagement Photography: Ben & Nadine

I had the pleasure of meeting up with Ben and Nadine for their Laguna Beach engagement photography session recently. While we were there they told me the story of how they met: "I met the perfect person for you!" We've all heard it before. A helpful friend wants to introduce us to a friend of a friend. They tell us all about how perfect they are for us, they show us a picture and hopeful, we agree to meet them. And that's when Ben knew. The night they met he knew...

Orange County Portraits| Chris’ Baseball Session

I was never very good at sports. PE was complete and utter torture for me. Last kid picked on teams? No, not me, I was always second to last because at least I wasn't drooling on myself.  My own mother referred to me as "athletically challenged." When it comes to sports, I stick to my strengths, hellloooo channel surfing! Last week I met up with Chris, who is the opposite of athletically challenged. He does baseball, soccer, you name it. We went to a local ball field to get...

Wedding Day Timeline: Vital to a Successful Day

No matter how big or small your wedding day is, it will require some strategic planning in order to run smoothly. Even the most well planned weddings have their mishaps and delays. This is why it's vital to have a solid timeline in place so that all your wedding vendors can work together to keep the day on track so you won't have to worry about it. I work closely with my brides to make sure they have a solid schedule for the day and they communicate important...

Seal Beach Portrait Session | Christopher and Brayden

We were supposed to meet up with Brayden and Christopher for a portrait session in Huntington Beach. We accidentally scheduled our shoot on a day that HB was hosting a huge event. It took us 45 minutes just to get down Main Street, not to mention the hoards of people on the pier itself. Luckily, in southern California we’re never more than a 15 minute drive from another pier, so we  relocated to Seal Beach. A last minute change of venue is always an added variable that can...