Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sweet Baby

Yesterday, I had my last for shoot for 2009. Lovely Annalise. She is 10 days old. A very sweet baby.

I'm taking time off to spend with my family during Christmas and New Year. Looking forward to 2010. Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Pretty in Pink

With the help of Shira's parents, we got so many great expressions. We dressed her up in tutus, a pretty bloomer, angel wings, etc. She was a vision in pink.


Friday, December 11, 2009

Lovely Chloe

I photographed Chloe last Sunday, and it was a very cold day. She never complained. We got some stunning images from this session.

The image of Chloe by the door reminds me of a little girl from the early 1900's.

This image I used a light off to the right side which created some wonderful lighting making it look like a painting. That is what I love about off camera lighting it gives the photograph a more dimensional look.


Friday, December 4, 2009

Francis, Freddy & Maddy

I had the pleasure of photographing Francis, Boston Terrier, Freddy, Yorkie, and Maddy, Coton de Tulear for family holiday cards. I was lucky to have Sara Borman, assist me on this shoot (thank you Sara). It really helped to have another person to get them to look at the camera as I was composing the photographs. To view more photographs of my pet photography please visit my site and see Lifestyle Pet Photography gallery.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Children Photography

It has been over a month since my last blog. I have been so busy with 15 family portraits in the month of November! Here are some of my favorite photos of children that I took during the family shoots.

Love this adorable photograph of the boy and the ribbon wrapped around his Mom's tummy. His baby sister is due to arrive on 22nd of December. What a great Christmas gift.

Doors make for some fabulous backdrops with children. Especially huge doors. In most cases the children are not as tall as the door knob.

Wishing everybody a peaceful and fun Holiday Season.
Thank you for such a great year!


Friday, November 6, 2009

Holiday Cards and Family Portraits

I have been hopping with back to back family portraits. Here are some of my favorite images from recent beach shoots. It is not too late to get your family portrait taken for holiday cards. Let me customize your shoot to create an extra special holiday card.


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Special Moments @ Weddings

I have come full circle with this bride and groom, Cassandra & Dave, I photographed their maternity shoot in January and then the baby shoot in spring & wedding in September. Which made it more special for me because of the bond that we had developed. Dave got so use to me asking him to take his shirt off for the maternity and newborn shoot, that during his wedding, he said to me "why don't you ask me to take my shirt off now that is is blazing hot". It made me smile. I love capturing those special moments, showing the pure emotion of the day. Their wedding was simply lovely. They got married at Tivoli Terrace in Laguna Beach, it was such a great experience.


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Kooper & Wylee

Dogs are beloved members of the family and deserve their place on the family wall. I have been encouraging all my families to include their dogs in the shoot.
This recent shoot is a couple, Joy & Brian and their dogs, Kooper (Beagle) and Wylee (Bishon / Yorkie Mix). After meeting with Joy, Brian, Kooper & Wylee, and seeing their home which is very contemporary, I suggested we do an Urban shoot. I highlighted them against some interesting backdrops, one was a red door which was very dramatic. Kooper & Wylee were the perfect models. It was so much fun, and I loved every single moment of this shoot