Aug
2018
03

How is it already the middle of July?! I’m going to cry right now!

So many beautiful babies also means that I’m inside a studio all day. It’s dark, quiet, calm, and smells like baby powder- couldn’t be better, especially during this heat wave.

Here are some of the gorgeous babes that have kept me indoors this summer :)

Baby Abigail…

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Cake Smash

Jun
2018
26

Hi All!

Its been an uncharacteristically long time since I’ve blogged. Babies Babies Babies everywhere have me in the studio morning til night! I am so greater for all of my South Bay families and the beautiful children you bring into my studio. Thank you.

Miss Emme shined in her one year cake smash. What a doll! The studio was decorated in beautiful pink and peach flowers. She fit perfectly into our own little flower field :)

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Happy Monday! I hope all of you beautiful mothers had a wonderful day yesterday.

I was so excited to wake up this morning and see that an interview I did with Voyage LA has been featured in this morning’s online magazine.

If you’d like to check it out, please click and read! I would love to hear your comments, questions and feedback!

 

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May
2018
04

Happy Friday! The sun is shining, the sky is blue and I’m ready for summer! Ha! That has nothing to do with this post, lol, but I just needed to get it out there.

Sweet baby Sienna was an absolute dream to work with. She came in at 10 days old with her glowing parents and brother. I absolutely love the soft whites, pinks, and gold in her session. This little cherub moved from set up to set up without a fuss.

Please welcome, Baby Sienna

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And one last one of this adorable, proud, and sooo excited, Big Bro…

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Apr
2018
25

Baby girls are the sweetest. They love having their photos taken, they love to dress up, they love to smooch, twirl, and pose. I love them.

This was an extra special shoot for me. One of my best friends from college hired me to fly up to Norther California and set up  my studio in her home. It was such a treat to have this extra snuggle time with her adorable babes.

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Newborn

Apr
2018
12

The best time to do newborn photography is  7-10 days after birth. Why? Because that is when baby is the sleepiest, most easily posed, and doesn’t have that dreaded “cradle cap” and baby acne.

Is it possible to take newborn photos after that time period? Absolutely. Most likely, baby will be awake for most of the shots, but that’s ok. I love seeing those beautiful eyes staring back at me!

Baby Oliver was 4 weeks at his newborn session and he was a champ! Happy awake and  happy asleep!

What a little lover!

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Mar
2018
02

Two boys and.. A GIRL!! I don’t know about all the other boy moms out there, but I have always wanted to hear these words. I love my three boys more than anything in the world. However, if I had endless energy and youth, I’d go for the girl :)

Everyone was so excited and so fun to photograph. It really showed throughout their entire session.

Please welcome Baby Lette and her adoring fans…

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Boys! Don’t squish the baby! lol

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Feb
2018
22

OMG it is cuteness overload in the studio! So many babies are celebrating their first birthday with me!

This little girl was pure magic. Her smiles, curled toes, and even her stink eye were delicous!

Happy Birthday Dylan! It’s seems like yesterday when I snuggled you for your  newborn session. Sniff sniff.

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Thank you for including me on Dylan’s special day!

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Happy Friday! How is everyone doing in this sunny weather? Crazy, right? We have been going to the beach more than we do during the summer.

Some years are boys years and some are girl years. 2017 and 2018 are ALL girl! It’s amazing. I get to use all of my pink, lace, and bows to dress all of these precious princesses up!

This little girl was welcomed by her two older brothers. They were so sweet and loving with  Baby Avery. But I’m sure it’ll only be only a matter of time before all of the light sabers come out and she is one of the gang.

Please welcome this little Manhattan Beach doll face, all full of smiles, Baby Avery..

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Jan
2018
24

What an absolute treat to photograph three girls. As a mom of three boys, I can truly appreciate this. They glided into the studio as if they were really wearing glass slippers. No light sabers, no wrestling, just little soft giggles. Any boy moms out there feel me? Oh my goodness what a different level of energy.

So, needless to say, I soaked up all of the sparkles and twirls and had the best day with this family.

Please meet the proud big sisters (and parents) of Baby Holland, one week new..

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I can’t handle those little flexed twinkle toes!

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AND now for a little yellow/ periwinkle flair and some Holland personality…

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What a great family! Thank you for choosing me to capture this special time and customize it to your color scheme and nursery! xoxox

 

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