Mia Class of 2017 – Prom Portraits

Knowing how crazy it is the actual day of Prom, I did a separate session with Mia two weeks prior to Prom. I selected the venue because of Mia’s gorgeous dress,  Malaga Cove Plaza in Palos Verdes Estate. It was built in the 1920’s and I knew the architecture would enhanced the beauty of her dress. 006 ADSC_7820 mutedWe wanted a very romantic look so I had Mia’s hair curly. 003ADSC_7675 8x12 cropped004 ADSC_767002ADSC_7719 cropped005ADSC_7797001DSC_7463 copyThe above is one of my favorite images. I told Mia she looks like an angel and she immediately cracked up.
006ADSC_7828001ADSC_7909 8x12Next to the Plaza is the Malaga Library. I love these steps. 007ADSC_7921008ADSC_7965

Bailey Class of 2017 – High School Senior Photography

Second time photographing Bailey. First time was many years ago for a family session. It was nice to see her and catch up with Bailey and her Mother.
005We photographed at the Lab/Camp in Costa Mesa. Which is such a photographers heaven with great backdrops and the light is perfection. 006The pretty white dress Bailey is wearing is for the dress she will wear during graduation. 007113013 copyI have photographed many high school seniors and families at the Lab/Camp. I always have at least one image with a background I never used before like this floral backdrop that is wall paper across from a hair salon.
062002001Bailey plays the piano and has a love for music so I created this image with the musical notes. 003

Family Photography – Craig’s Regional Park Fullerton, California

Katie and Jack 2008 005 PSDReally a pleasure to photograph children over the years and see the many changes in them. Here are Jack and Katie in 2008 and now in 2016. Eight years have gone by so quickly. Such wonderful kids. 033Katie, Jack and their parents, Darcy and Steve backyard is Craig’s Regional Park. What a great place for the kids to play.
001 logoADSC_0391 Warm tonesLove the dreamy look of Katie!ADSC_0337Jack is catching up with Katie in height. 067ADSC_0416Here are Steve and Darcy.
ADSC_0432Can’t wait to photograph them again. ADSC_0445 8x12 cropped

One Year Lived – Portraits of Adam Shepard

I had an opportunity to photograph author, Adam Shepard. He wrote One Year Lived. He had $25 in his pocket and dropped in a random city and had to survive on his wits. His goal was to get a job, find a place to live and at the end of year have $2500 in cash. I love the premise and getting to know Adam. After meeting with Adam, I decided that an urban location would be perfect and picked downtown Los Angeles. Here are some of my favorites.001002The above image was photographed at the new museum, The Broad. Great backdrop. 004Walt Disney Concert Hall is another great place to photograph with backdrops of the city.
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Family Photography in Laguna Beach

What a fun session I had with a family from Seattle visiting California on their summer vacation. A family of ten, with Grandparents, too! Two sets of twins!!! Cousins, Clover, Estella, Astrid and Adria !! DSC_5992 logoA big thank you to Larry from Rock Art from the Heart for letting me use his Love letters as that made this photo so special.
026 logoIf you look closely in the distances of this image you can see people waiting to dive in to the water. Of course, I like the cousins arms thrown around each other.
ADSC_8942 LogoFound these beautiful starfish for the kids to pull for the shoot. 003  PhotoshopGreat colors really make this images pop. Briana 004 Logo002 Photoshop001 Photoshop077  PhotoshopThe kids with their parents
074 Portait Filter to pop color043 Photoshop Filter048087  Photoshop093I like the last image of the family in motion with the waves and the laughter on their faces. I got the nicest comment after the family saw the photos, “It has been so fantastic working with you.  I wish I lived in Orange County so I could recommend you to more people!!”