Blair – Class of 2017 High School Senior Portraits

During Blair’s consultation, I discovered that Blair would like to incorporate bright colors for her session. The Lab/Camp aka as the Anti-Mall in Costa Mesa jumped to my mind. A perfect fit for Blair’s vision of bright color. This purple wall is so flattering to her skin tones.
ADSC_7074 Eye adjustment Cropped 8x12ADSC_7077 Adj backgroundADSC_6970 cropped 8x12More Color with the tin walls!ADSC_6980ADSC_7027ADSC_7106ADSC_7129 BorderAs a photographer, I appreciate the many backdrops and the lighting at Anti-Mall.
019ADSC_6884Stairs are always a favorite backdrop. Fun and hip!ADSC_6848 croppedADSC_6841ADSC_7216 8x10 croppedBlair has an amazing smile, great skin and hair. A beautiful young woman! ADSC_7143 57% opacityThought the above image was very french.022Here is a more sophisticated look with a pop of color with the red lipstick.007024The light was great. As the sun was just coming down and I used a video light on Blair to give a dramatic look.

Children Photography – Laguna Beach

Ellie, Chloe and Dean are from New Jersey. During their visit to California their Mother contacted me about taking their photographs. One fine day in September we met in Laguna Beach. They’re adorable!!!004-logoIt was fun capturing their cute expressions. 007Their Mother loved the images!001-blog003002010011012

Holiday Portraits for Children

Erin and Jack’s annual holiday portraits took place this year at the Pier in Santa Monica. ADSC_8268 LogoThese images of Erin were taken under the pier and the light was beautiful. 002Underneath the pier are all these orange boats. Great backdrop for Jack.
003080I love all the intense colors at the pier. 006Jack is 10 years older than Erin. There is a real height difference so I had to keep that in mind when posing them. 009Sunset Image! Perfect backdrop with Ferris wheel and pier.

Lacey and Lauren – Twin Photography

Lacey and Lauren’s annual photography session. Always a pleasure photographing these sweet and beautiful twins. Their Mother always has such gorgeous dresses, jewelry, shoes, etc. for them to wear. Just loved their dresses. 001 Logo Photoshop009 PhotoshopWe photographed at their home. I brought a backdrop that would compliment the colors of their dresses. 010 PhotoshopI also brought this pink chair which Lacey is sitting in. I really do plan out the session prior to the shoot. 012 Photoshop093 Photoshop003 PhotoshopLacey is the taller of the two sisters. They’re not identical twins.

Best Photos of 2014

After votes from clients, friends and family they decided on the Best Photos of 2014 that I took. The number one image with the most votes was this gorgeous portrait of Sophia sitting in a window at the Mission in San Juan Capistrano. It had 29 votes because of those votes she is receiving a 16×20 wall portrait to cherish forever.

001 LogoTwo images were tied for second place, adorable Baby Moana and precious Emma.001 Logo003 logo

Third place was one of my favorites from the year, Baby Christopher’s feet. The comments on this image:  So unique – makes you study it! and Very artistic.001The last image with a lot of votes was Baby Lexi in a crate. Her image had the most comments of any of the photos:

I love this little girl sitting in the box. The colors are bright but blend together really well. I like how one of the flowers on her headband matches the color of the box. Her pose is so casual natural for a toddler. She holding onto the box, but not gripping it for dear life. She looks like she’s playing. I like having the autumn too because I think everyone has that picture of playing in a pile of leaves. And toothless smiles are just too cute!ADSC_0258 LogoOk – I had to vote for this one because the second I saw it I felt happy! The little darling looks as though she is having a great time and the picture is a great mix of nature, textures, light, cuteness and really could not be more perfect! I hope I don’t mess you up because I’m going to like 2 more – but this is my favorite GREAT WORK!!!

OMG!!!! That is the most precious picture ever!!!! You are AWESOME! What a gift you have with children.

Thank you to all my clients for inspiring my photography to create some very unique images. I am looking forward to 2015!!