July 23rd, 2015
July 15th, 2015
You’d think that I would have had it all together. Had lots of ideas I wanted to try out. Really done all the things that I had ever envisioned. Because I was going to be on the other side of the camera and we could do whatever I wanted. Push the envelope and test the limits. But in reality, I was already 31 weeks pregnant and I hadn’t even thought much about doing a maternity session. Crazy, right?! I mean, I KNOW how important it is to document your life. I talk about it all the time. And I really and truly believe it. But the actually getting around to doing it, it’s tough.
I’m so lucky that Ala just told me she was coming over and to be ready for her. Because I am so so so thankful that we have these images from before McCarty decided to make her entrance into this world. She may very well be our only child, so the days of round bellies might be behind me. Having these images reminds me of that very brief moment in time when I had rock hard abs and really enjoyed the way I looked in a body con dress. While I felt super bloated and like my face might explode, these images remind me of the absolute miracle of pregnancy. And while my face looks so funny to me, and I hope it never ever looks quite so large again, I am so happy to be able to have these to share with my daughter. I hope she knows how much she was loved, even before she arrived.
So, if you’re on the fence. Or you think that your face looks to weird. Or that you waited too long. Or anything. Stop. You get this one brief moment in time to document the craziest thing that your body will ever do. Hold on to it, it will be over before you know it.
Ala – you are the absolute best and I can never thank you enough for making sure that we did this. It’s so important and I am forever grateful to your beautiful face. Thank you so much darling!
Tags: maternity · Personal
April 6th, 2015
I’m trying something a little special this year! On Saturday May 2, I’m hosting Mothers Day Mini Sessions at my home studio in North Hollywood! Sessions will be shot against a white backdrop with a focus on simple and classic black & white images. These could be used for families, kids of all ages, maternity sessions, anyone you want to get in front of my camera! We’ll shoot for about 25 minutes, you’ll receive 25 images via digital download the following week and sessions will be $250. There are limited spots available, so if you want one or have any questions, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you there!
Tags: Baby · Children · Family · maternity
April 6th, 2015
April 1st, 2015
March 31st, 2015
Monica & Peter had one of the most incredible weddings at The Millennium Biltmore Hotel, and today it was featured on The Black Tie Bride, one of my favorite new resources for classic weddings! I’m loving this return to grand & classic weddings, they’re so beautiful!
Head over to The Black Tie Bride for the full feature!
Tags: Featured · Wedding
March 19th, 2015
Tags: Children · Engagement · Family
March 5th, 2015
Tags: Personal · Portraits
March 4th, 2015
I honestly can’t even imagine getting married today. There’s so much inspiration out there, so much more than when I got married! So many beautiful things to see and so much inspiration to pull for your own wedding. Today there were two Hazelnut features, even more pretty to ogle!
Erin & BriansCalamigos Ranch wedding was featured on Oh Lovely Day!
Michelle & Bryans Maravilla Gardens wedding was featured on Carats & Cake!
Check them out!
Tags: Featured · Wedding
February 19th, 2015
I’ve known Jessi for years now. We met through work, and if I could work every single wedding with her, I would be happy. She’s one of the best planners out there! But our work relationship has blossomed over the years into a real life friendship and I’m so lucky to get to do life with this one. She’s a really incredible lady. And this incredible lady has an amazing family… her husband Adam is smart & funny and their daughter Violet is ohmygod adorable. Shooting the three of them was a breeze. Why are they so cute?!
Violet turned one in January, and she’s growing up so quickly! I remember getting the email with her very first pictures, I was in Amsterdam and had logged in at a coffee shop. She was so tiny and beautiful and I was so happy for Jessi & Adam. Now, she’s EVERYWHERE. She’s not so tiny anymore, but she’s still so beautiful, and now she’s smart and funny and engaging. These three people are so lucky to have one another!
Jessi, Adam & Violet – shooting the three of you was such a pleasure! The three of you are such role models for Chris & I, and I hope we can do this parenting thing with half of the grace, respect & love that you have. Love you kids
Tags: Baby · Children · Family