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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OMG this little dude is going to have a fun life! 2 older sisters, USC fanatics, and lots of giggles. Doesn’t get much better than this!

Please welcome, one week old and USC’s number one fan, Baby Orlando..

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Good morning!

I write this blog with tears of happiness. This beautiful mama to be is in labor now!

It doesn’t matter how many pregnant moms or newborn babies you photograph- each one is a miracle and fills my heart with so much love and joy.

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I am so excited to meet this baby next week and see Beau as a big brother!

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This is one hot mama!

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Maternity sessions can be added to any newborn package :)

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Weighing in at less than 6 pounds, this little darling was nothing but smiles. Baby Mackenzie was the sweetest little newborn baby girl. I just loved working with her and her proud parents.

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This is such a girl year! I love it! Coming from a mom of 3 boys, nothing makes me happier than soft, sweet, and PINK! Who knew I could love pink so much?

This darling baby and her adoring new parents were nothing but smiles.

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Today is the perfect day to snuggle up with your favorite stuffy and snooze. Manhattan Beach is COLD!!

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Thank you for trusting me with your little one. Your family was such a joy to photograph.

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Can we talk about how fun this twins’ one year “cake smash” was?? I loved every second of designing this  french vineyard set up.

It all started when their dad approached me with an idea of not doing cake, but something more personal to their family. Wine! These lucky twins are growing up on a vineyard and will learn how to make wine and stomp grapes before they can ride a bike. I loved this idea so much and had such great inspiration from my recent  vacation to Bourdeaux over the summer. It was a complete joy for everyone!

Here are some of my favorites from this adorable duo..

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I can’t believe this was a year ago! Sweet little nuggets!

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Ahoy!  Here are the cutest little sisters I ever did see!

These two celebrated 8 months and 6 years and did it in style. What a joy they are!

Happy Friday!

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And this little one? Come on with the those eyes and funny faces!

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This kid. OMG. What a snuggle muffin! 8 days new and he posed, smiled, and cooed. What  a dream!




Landon just chillaxin in his denim overalls! ha!






Mom requested this photo and I just love it!



Pure sweetness..

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Thank you for including me in this magical time. I loved working with you and Baby Landon!

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No better way to stretch out the last few days of summer than with ice cream!

First birthdays are nothing but little teeth and smiles. I just love them!

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This adorable Sweet Shoppe was designed for Callie’s first birthday, and oh-so-sweet it is!

Lets smash some cake!

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