WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO TAKE FAMILY PHOTOS? My Top Three Reasons

My favorite season of all-time is the fall! Autumn just brings out such a different vibe no matter where you are. Here in Southern California- especially down in Newport Beach located in South Orange County, although you don't get the classic falling leaves you do in the East Coast, that doesn't mean you can't experience the fall season in all of i...
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TOP SECRETS TO HAVING FUN DURING YOUR FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT

Shooting the A. family is always a joy because they are so much fun. This family photo session was taken in Newport Beach, CA which is known for their year-round temperate weather meaning it would easily translate into a gorgeous sunset photo session right on the beach! As you can see, they are a blast to be with and it shows in these pictures. The...
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MY FIVE HACKS TO A STRESS-FREE BEACH FAMILY SESSION

With fall coming up and the holiday season around, that means it's time to take those annual family portraits! And for those of you who live in Southern California, the beach is a POPULAR spot- particularly sunset! Take for instance, the E. Family. This particular family photo session was taken in Oceanside, CA during the fall. You may think pho...
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Fall Beach Sunset Family Session

When fall hits in Southern California, it makes for a dreamy sunset session at the beach. The autumn colors hit a bit different this time of the year. The thing I appreciate about autumn here in SoCal is that you can still get the summer-like feel without the summer-like temperatures. Always a blast shooting the Herrera family at the beach in the...
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Community Garden Home Family Session

a What I loved the most about the Serna Home Family Session was that they took me to their community garden in Long Beach, CA and showed me how they planted, cultivated, and harvested!
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Huntington Beach Pier Family Session

“No one can ever take your memories from you – each day is a new beginning, make good memories every day.” –Catherine Pulsifer The Benson family stepped into new chapters in their lives boldly, confidently, and full of hope. I was blessed to behind the camera and document their new journey together!
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Mommy and Me

A sweet preview to a Huntington Beach Garden Mommy and Me moment! I loved their sweet spring colors and how they shared this adorable moment together!
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Gideon's 2nd Birthday

Dear Gideon, It’s midnight and I’m laying in bed while you have your feet on my chest laying side ways on the bed. While me and papa are forced to share less than half the bed on the other side. And honestly... I’m thinking... this won’t last. Cause one day you’ll want your own bed. One day you won’t want to snuggle in bed with me any more or let...
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Brian and Colleen's Intimate Wedding

Brian and Colleen's wedding was sweet and intimate! They were so joyful during the wedding and its stood out in these photos! This was one of the last weddings that I photographed with my sister when she came back to visit almost 3 years ago. She now lives in New Zealand, so this particular wedding was super special to me. THe last wedding we sho...
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Home Life with Cloth Diapering

Cloth Diapers Flannel Wipes Cloth Diapers Liners Spray Bottles Foam Pumps Castille Soap Bidet Wash 1-2 times before use Use for pee, (poop if you're brave) When Gideon poops I just bring him into the shower now that he can stand. When he was a baby I just washed his butt over the sink. I bought about 24 diapers for about 2-3 d...
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