Monthly Archives: September 2014

Kensington is One!

We have had a very hot, very unrelenting Summer.  But, my very favorite thing about super hot Summer days are very pleasant Summer evenings.  This was one of those perfect Summer evenings.  Perfect temperature.  Perfect light.  The perfect night for celebrating Kensington’s first birthday.  She’s the cutest.  She loves her family fiercely and also likes to dance to songs with a good beat.

Happy first birthday, Kensington!  Thank you for letting me celebrate with you!

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The Elperin Family

I love photographing the Elperin family because it gives me an excuse to go up to LA and see my old stomping grounds.  And because traffic is always bad I must go and pick up some Diddy Riese as well.  And if you don’t know what Diddy Riese is we can’t be friends.

Speaking of cookies, I love photographing these little cookie monsters.  I’ve been photographing Hannah and Owen since they were newborns.  I so appreciate families who allow me to watch their kids grow.  Sure, I see the pictures on Facebook but I love getting to see them every year or so and capture them as they are right then and there.

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Leslie, Yashaar, and Baby Girl

Maternity sessions are my fav.  And the only thing that makes a maternity session better is when you get to photograph past wedding clients.  It just seems like it all comes full circle.

Leslie and Yashaar are expecting a baby girl in October.  This little girl is going to not only be beautiful, but she is going to be smart as well.  Leslie is going to be an amazing role model for her daughter.  She’s an accomplished author and I love seeing her name on books when I walk through a bookstore.

Yashaar and Leslie met while attending UCI and their first date was in Newport, which is where we shot this session.  They have great memories from here.  Some of which they remember and some which they don’t :) The boardwalk was a bit crowded so we hung out in some of the alleys and found some places away from the crowds and wind.

This session was a gift from Leslie’s best friend, Cassandra.  After the session Leslie told me how nice it was to get dolled up and feel pretty.  Because, let’s admit it, you don’t always feel pretty while carrying another human inside of you.  I hope Leslie’s baby girl is surrounded by great girlfriends like the friends Leslie has.

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