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My best advice to parents who book 1 Year Old Sessions with me is to come with the expectation to have no expectations! With 1 year olds, they’re like pets…unpredictable and uncooperative. But don’t get scared off from doing them. This milestone is one of the best memories to have captured! What really helps prepare […]

I’ve coined myself as a Portrait and Lifestyle Photographer. I like to blend the two styles because every client’s comfort level is different and every client’s needs or desires of how to be captured varies. But what exactly is the difference between the two? Well Portrait photographers focus more on capturing the subject through various […]

I’ve had a handful of new clients this year thanks to Instagram! Nowadays its super easy to find whomever or whatever you need by searching hashtags especially when you’re out of the area: like the Tran family! This new mom reached out to me explaining she’ll be visiting family in town over Thanksgiving Break with […]

I’ve known the mom of this family since our first borns were babies. Something we’ve always shared in common is we both have THREE boys! Cue the violin…sympathy and compassion is welcome! But really, I think most moms who have three boys were in some way hoping for a girl (I know I was). But […]

I can always tell right off the bat if I’m going to “click” with someone (yes-pun intended). It’s an intuitive gift passed down from my mom’s side of the family that has steered me right in life. Some personalities will get along better than others. But not every client has to become my BFF for […]

I’ve probably done a dozen family sessions at Calafia Beach in San Clemente this Holiday Season (including my own)! The reason being is its one of those beaches that offers looks on or off the sand! Some families love the beach backdrop but maybe not want to endure the wet and sand. So it’s a […]

I think anyone would agree that the colors you wear really set the mood of your shoot! Like in this family beach session with the Giles! I’ve known this family since the mom and I had our first borns. So getting to photograph them is always a huge honor and pleasure (besides I LOVE me […]

One of my favorite places to shoot is at San Juan Capistrano’s historic Los Rios District! With its urban feel; small historic homes turned into quaint coffee houses and restaurants aligning the local train depot…it offers a variety of  different looks and darling niches for photos. From gorgeous succulents, to cute benches, train station with […]

So I’ve always heard Shaw’s Cove had been a Photographer’s favorite…and it surely lived up to its reputation! Once you get over the idea of navigating down crowded PCH to Laguna and cross your fingers for a decent parking space…it’s really worth the effort. This beach has some beautiful rocks, hillsides and a really cool […]

Texture is super important in photography when wanting to create a more 3D look. It gives an image dimension and can create an element of interest. But texture entirely depends on the way the light is hitting the textured surface! When you have angles like this mountain side the light is hitting in a way […]

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