Hayley – Class of 2015 High School Senior Photography

Two things make this senior session extra special for me. 1. Hayley is my Step-daughter. 2. We photographed Hayley’s Senior Session in Finland!! Hayley’s Dad is from Finland. Since Hayley was baby she has gone almost every summer to Finland. This year, she is now a Finnish Citizen. Hayley has dual citizenship. Making it easier for her to live or work in Europe. 001Logo002 LogoThe above is a courtyard located at Turku Castle. A 13th Century Castle! Not everyday a girl has her senior session at a Castle!DSC_8235 LogoThis trip was my third visit to Finland and when I saw the beautiful red barn at Hayley’s Aunt’s Home, I knew that I wanted to photograph Hayley there for her senior session.
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Mother’s Day Photography Special 2014

Collage Mothers day Revised April 30th

Kathryn and Mikko’s Honeymoon

Last year, Mikko and I got married and went on a delayed honeymoon to Brazil ten months later. We celebrated our honeymoon, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, my birthday and Mikko’s Birthday at the same time. It was summertime in Brazil. A first for the two of us to have all these holidays/birthdays in summertime. My Birthday is on New Year’s Eve which we celebrated along with two million people on Copacabana Beach. It was crazy….

That journey together was one of the highlights of our first year married. Magical is the word that comes to mind. Just before we left home, Beyonce came out with a song called Blue filmed in Brazil. Now, when I hear that song, I see a montage of our honeymoon in my mind.

Here is a montage of actual images from our romantic honeymoon.    


Iguazu Falls – borders Brazil and Argentina. We stayed on the Brazilian side at the only hotel in the National Park, called Hotel das Cataratas. After hours, the park was emptied of tourist. On our first night there, we experienced the most breathtaking sunset. Beyond romantic!!!!IMG_5439 002 001IMG_54420080102691681_4_bWe spent three days/nights in St. Teresa, a bohemian neighborhood in Rio filled with charming old homes on hill tops with incredible views of the city. I found this beautiful home for us to stay in, Casa Amarelo.  A magnificent early 20th century home, restored by a famous French decorator, Robert Le Heros. It is everything you want for a honeymoon, secluded, bedrooms in a tower, it was utterly perfect.IMG_5586There was a guest book, and I love the clever drawing my talented hubby did for the book. IMG_5555023

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On every corner in Rio are juice bars. They have fresh coconuts. The tops are sliced off, and it is the most refreshing coconut water that I have ever tasted. I averaged 2-3 coconuts per day. 021

We went to the famous hippie market in Rio that happens every Sunday. 016Such a funny restroom sign. Very clever!019 Christ the Redeemer! You have to see it in person as it is one of the new wonders of the world.017IMG_5031IMG_5042


Mini Fall Session 2013 – Orange County Family Photography

November Holiday Session 2013 copyMini Session Date: Sunday, November 10, 2013

Historic: Mission San Juan Capistrano: A perfect backdrop for a family portrait with so many architectural backgrounds with arches, hidden staircase, great doors, windows, fountains, etc. 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Urban Classic: Los Rios District – Located in the historical district in San Juan Capistrano with a red caboose at the train station, vintage buildings, the oldest street in Southern California and a park. 2:30 AM to 4:30 AM
Wonderful Images for Holiday Cards!