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In all the years I’ve personally used a Professional Photographer, not one has really taken the time to get to know about me or my family that s(h)e will be photographing. I also admit this wasn’t my practice when I first started out either. But it dawned on me…how am I going to truly connect […]

I would like to start off by saying Candid Photography is not for everyone! So if your preference is to stand still and smile pretty at the camera…then a candid approach may not be for you. To be candid (yes pun intended!) it takes the right type of client to be comfortable enough in front […]

I always love the start of a new year! With it brings another 365 days to do some pretty amazing things with your life! For some it’s all about purging; letting go, clearing out, getting rid of things and people that no longer serve them. For others it’s chasing their goals, dreams and taking hold […]

Every so often I hold Model Calls at less busy times of the year. In part for various projects I may be working on and sometimes, just to update my Portfolio with a different Photography style or family look. Earlier this year I was collaborating with a Videographer for a personal project and needed a […]

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 […]

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