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mommy-and-me

What are “Mommy & Me” Portraits | Session Tips and Ideas

The bond between mothers and their children is like no other. Theodore Reik described it best, “The relationship of mother and child remains indelible and indescribable… the strongest bond on earth.” This is why Mommy and Me sessions are becoming more and more popular. Here’s our fun breakdown of the 5 “W” for mommy and me portraits :) We hope you find them helpful and fun!

maternity photos

Spring Maternity Photoshoot in Bakersfield

Lana and Frank’s maternity photoshoot in an almond orchard is definitely one-of-a-kind. We had a blast working with them! Thanks to the dad-to-be for driving a total of 6 hours to and from Bakersfield to make this session possible!

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Maternity Photography

A Sweet Maternity | At-Home Lifestyle Session

This simple yet beautiful maternity session took place at the couple’s home and around their neighborhood and is especially special to me. This is my soon-to-be niece! The photoshoot authentically represents their daily life. We first started the session at home, then walked over to the toddler park right across the street, and finally visited the community center near their home.

at home lifestyle family portrait session

At-Home Family Portrait Session | Lifestyle Photography

If you are looking for a either a unique session or one to truly showcase their beautiful family, a lifestyle at-home session is one for you! This reminds me of how I fell in love with photography. It was for the people and to capture their relationships along with all the touchy-feely stuff :) Of course, I often have to “pose” or direct my clients but only in such a way that feels natural to them.

THROW BACK! | ORANGE, CA MATERNITY SESSION

Going back to a simple and pretty maternity session at a park! Sometimes, the best things in life are simple, full of life, and unconditional, just like the photos below.

For some, a maternity session is a definite. Mommy-to-be’s know they want this experience to be documented and may already have ideas in mind. For others, this is completely new or

Santa Monica Wedding Photography

Reception at Shutters on the Beach | Wedding Photography

I love weddings that have beautiful simple details and centers attention on what matters most- love and relationships. This beautiful wedding reception at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica was just that. Caroline and Ted included details that gave their guests an intimate celebration. The most important part of the day to them was to laugh and make memories with the people they love most.

Monterey Wedding Photography

Nicklaus Club in Monterey, Ca | Wedding Photography

Nicklaus Club in Monterey, Ca is a romantic, charming, and elegant venue and is perfect for weddings! The old Spanish club offers a variety of different spaces for our lovely couple to plan out exactly what they wanted. Five different areas of the club was used for the following: 1) The spacious and beautifully furnished bridal suite 2) the rustic open landscape with the signature tree for the ceremony