Just wanted to share some of our beautiful flowers from our yard. The Joseph's Coats are in full bloom (and many already fading), as are the Milkweed and soon the lovely Echeveria will blossom , and of course I had to get a shot of the peeping Tom Cat who was watching my every move… Continue reading In Full Bloom…
I always have so much fun on my photo adventures with Paige, Jeremy and their precious children. Paige and I plan everything out for months in advance, from location, outfits, props etc. We usually happen to get lucky with the weather and lighting, of course it helps having some gorgeous scenery and not to mention… Continue reading Paige & Conor Session
I had one of the most fun photo sessions ever last week. What started out with a few cancelled sessions due to inclement weather, ended up being so worth the wait. The lighting was amazing, and very little clouds that afternoon. It was a marathon shoot, from doing Christmas photos, to a super fun, Mother-Daughter… Continue reading Mother & Daughter Session
Senior photo time! Do you need studio shots or outdoor session with your high school senior? Graduation is just around the corner, May will be here before we know it! Book your spot soon! Here is Sean, all ready for his yearbook! Great young man who is definitely going places! It's hard to believe these… Continue reading Senior Photos with Sean
I had the honor of photographing my Nephew Ryan and his beautiful wife Heavenly for their real estate photos. Ryan and Heavenly are Southern California's newest real estate couple. Check them out at http://www.rhprealtors.com Thank you Ryan & Heavenly! Congratulations and good luck in your new endeavor! I wish you all the success in… Continue reading Introducing Southern California’s Newest Real Estate Couple: Ryan & Heavenly!
I recently spent a week in Coastal South Carolina, and let me tell you a little love story. From the majestic Southern Oaks draped in glorious Spanish Moss, the heavenly soft sanded, sea-oat lined beaches of Hilton Head, to the centuries old stone streets of Old Charleston, Bluffton, Beaufort...and everything in between, I fell in… Continue reading South Carolina…I love you!
I waited to post this entry until Beth's magazine cover for Radiance Magazine hit the stands. We had our photo session at the end of July, which gave us time to sort through hundreds of photos, edit, and then Beth decided which photos along with her editor to use for the cover and her featured… Continue reading Photo Session with Beth
I visited (again) one of my most favorite places in SoCal with my dear, lifelong friend Angela. Mission San Juan Capistrano is still in bloom, and it was such a beautiful day for photography. The cloud cover was perfect to capture moody shots without the harsh lighting that full sun can bring. Of course, I… Continue reading Mission SJC with Angela
How darling is this little one who recently turned 1? Oh my goodness, how can you not get a beautiful photo of her? Well I got a few hundred, but I can't share them all. Harper's Mommy, Paige did such a great job with props. The teepee she got from Amazon, and her darling outfits… Continue reading Harper’s 1st Birthday Session
Photo session with Jennifer and her beautiful children! What a beautiful day it was, and such lovely photo subjects! I love it when it all comes together like this. This is my new favorite spot! Framed by gorgeous trees and a lovely natural background at El Dorado Park, LB CA. ❤ Thank you again Jennifer!
Congratulations to Jennifer & David on your engagement! This was a fun day at Huntington Beach. We braved the crowds to get these beautiful shots, and it was worth every second. 🙂 Thank you again, it was a pleasure to capture you lasting, cherished memories. ❤
It was a beautiful day yesterday at El Dorado Park in Long Beach. What a lovely family, with one more on the way!! I had a wonderful time getting to know you all and you're such a sweet family! Congratulations Amanda & Ralph and big brother! Thank you again for trusting in me to capture… Continue reading Vasquez Mini Session
It's been a while since I last posted on my blog. Here's a short entry. 🙂 Our Penny Bear is 7 years old and Josie is 5.5. My black beauties were bathing in the sunlight, in the garden today and looked so stunning. I had to grab my camera for some "Head shots" of my… Continue reading Penny Bear & Josie in the Garden
Hello friends & family! You all know that I take family portraits, but I also can make and order superior quality, custom designed greeting cards!! My cards are comparable to Minted, but my prices are better! If you need your Holiday Cards, there is still time to order! How does it work? I obviously don't… Continue reading Portraits…Check. Christmas & Holiday Cards…Check!
Here are a few photos for a very beautiful, sweet and gifted woman named Beth. She is a Universal Life Coach, and these photos are for her upcoming business website. I was excited that she picked me out of several prospective photographers, and had a wonderful time photographing her which really captured her sweet soul… Continue reading Photo Session with Beth
Saturday, November 18, 2017 was a special day, not only that Suzie & Sean wed, but I got to photograph the special occasion. I grew up with Suzie's older sisters, Sandy & Silvia. I've known them since I was around 4 years old when we cheered in Suburban Football together. Suzie came along a few… Continue reading Suzie + Sean 11-18-17
Hello all! I went down to Temecula yesterday for a photo session with Maisy & Piper, the two most adorable gals in the West! We stomped around town, from bridges, little old shacks, benches, down alleyways and ended up at the park for some cookies & strawberry milk! What adorable and fun girls...I had a… Continue reading Super Fun Session with Maisy & Piper!
I got to spend the morning photographing precious baby Selah and her adorable, big brother Aiden. What sweethearts these two are, and amazing little models. Not a single complaint to be had the entire time, as I took hundreds of photos of them. Kudos to Jenna (Mom) and Kim (Grandma) for finding such a cool,… Continue reading Photo Session with Baby Selah & Aiden
I had the pleasure of working with a lovely & sweet couple, Jessica & Joshua! We originally scheduled to shoot in Coto de Caza, but ended up in Palos Verdes Estates, and I'm happy we did, as the lighting was incredible! We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful, golden light! Jessica looked stunning in… Continue reading Jessica & Joshua
This evening's photo session with Harper was so much fun! What a beautiful and happy baby she is! Paige & Jeremy, you are great parents! Thanks for trusting in me to capture these priceless memories! Here are a "Few" favorites. Check back, because I am sorting through and editing hundreds of photos, there will definitely… Continue reading Photo Session with Harper ❤
Every now and then I love to take a stroll down memory card lane (ok, my external hd, but memory card sounds so much better lol), and revisit some older work to reflect the styles I'm channeling today. I am a HUGE fan of Analog filters and thought these photos deserved some special "Updated" touches. … Continue reading The Portillo Family Revisited ❤
I've had the pleasure of photographing so many lovely families, including the Fuller shoot from April of this year. I love revisiting my archives and re-working some older images, some I might have even missed altogether become my new favorite shots, such is the case with one of the below photos of Audrey looking down. … Continue reading Paige & Audrey
The June Gloom cleared early this morning, so I was up bright and early and felt like going on a nature walk with my camera. The morning light was so nice with a few puffy clouds, which seemed to give all the animals an energy boost (as well as myself). The squirrels were chasing each… Continue reading Monday Morning Nature Walk
These photos and videos were taken earlier today at El Dorado Park. ❤ Canadian Geese come to Southern Ca. every year for their winter/spring destination and obviously breeding grounds away from the harsh cold of Canada. These precious Goslings were very well protected by Mom & Dad. They are so adorable how they clumsily follow… Continue reading Canadian Goslings & Other Things
For Ashley & Ritchie. Much Love! ❤ You'll notice I added two photos at the very beginning taken by Ricardo. I know he would be very happy that his photos were added to your love story. He was very talented, and such a kind soul. ❤ Music Credit: Superman & This I Promise You by… Continue reading Correa Wedding Slideshow
What better way to share your photo session, than to showcase all the best shots in a beautiful slideshow? Here's a sample of the beautiful Fuller Family. ❤ Music credit: Ronan Keating's "This I Promise You"
I LOVE shooting head shots! Something about the up close and personal details, I just love, especially the details on the eyes that really says a lot about a person without saying anything at all. The right lighting, angle and with the right amount of shadows is really important. On my last Maternity Shoot,… Continue reading Head Shots
Yesterday I made a post on Instagram of our blooming Milkweed and said "Bring on the butterflies"...well I guess they heard me!! Just a little while ago I was visited by a beautiful Monarch Butterfly and was lucky to grab a few shots. I LOVE spring! My water lily is about to bloom too as… Continue reading Spring Visitor
What more can a photographer ask for than perfect weather, perfect lighting and beautiful scenery? Well, for starters, a gorgeous Mother-to-Be, her handsome husband and beautiful daughter!!! I had an amazing and fun photo session last night at Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park. Paige, Jeremy & Audrey were amazing photo subjects and such wonderful sports… Continue reading The Fuller Family Maternity Session @Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park
I love sports photography. I've been shooting baseball games since my boys were in T-Ball (10 years ago) and it quickly became a passion of mine. I've met some great kids through the years who played ball with my boys, and Travis is one of them. He is a fantastic pitcher, you can tell from… Continue reading Travis on the Mound 3-30-17
I tagged along with my husband and son on their fishing trip to El Dorado Park this evening and brought my camera with me. Not a whole lot was going on, but I did take some time photographing the resident Geese. They can be pretty mean, but today they were in a good mood, one… Continue reading Saturday at the Park
It's been a couple years since I've walked the grounds of the Jewel of the California Mission's, Mission San Juan Capistrano. They don't call it the "Jewel" for nothing, it is a very beautiful Mission indeed (my favorite). The flowers were not in full bloom, but they are definitely blooming and so beautiful. I plan… Continue reading A Gorgeous Day at Mission San Juan Capistrano
I had a wonderful time shooting family photos for this beautiful family. I can't wait for our next session at the end of the month. Here are some of my personal favorites. All shot indoors at the beach with gorgeous natural lighting (and a few with fill flash). Enjoy
Every now and then I take a trip down memory lane by browsing through my huge archive of photos from the past 16 years. I started my interest in photography long before I was a mother, but as soon as my first child was born that was when my interest became a hobby, and eventually… Continue reading Renew
My Great Nephew Anson Noel Reza was born on September 24, 2016. I got to bring my camera over and snap up a few shots of him when he was a newbie. I also took more photos for Christmas. I can't wait for our next shoot. He's such a precious, sweet and wonderful baby! Auntie… Continue reading Sweet Baby Anson
Sunday, December 11th was a cloudy day inland but down at Huntington Beach, the lighting was dramatic, beautiful and bright…perfect for engagement photos of a stunning couple. Ryan and Heavenly will be marrying in July, 2017 and I am the lucky one who got to capture their engagement memories that will last a lifetime. Congratulations… Continue reading Ryan & Heavenly Engagement Session
I had the honor of photographing my Niece, Ashley's wedding up in Santa Rosa, California on December 22, 2016. The wedding was beautiful, and amazing that my sister, niece, her husband along with their friends planned this wedding in 3 months! The Groom's Best Man was going overseas for two years, so they wanted to… Continue reading Ashley & Ritchie 12-22-16
I was a candid photographer at a beautiful wedding in Huntington Beach on September 18th. It was a gorgeous fall day, perfect weather coupled with a beautiful couple to photograph. Every where I looked there was a photo opportunity waiting for me. I will be posting more photos as I sort though them. Thanks again… Continue reading Jenna & Joe 9-18-16
Just a few photos I wanted to share. First, our Water Hyacinths bloomed yesterday (well one of them). I'm glad I got the camera out, because the blooms fade within 24 hours! They sure are pretty. The second photo is of one of the photo disc sleeves I offer when ordering a photo disc. They… Continue reading This and That…and a Frisky Cat (or 3)!
This is my Nephew's gorgeous partner, Kalie. She is due any time to give birth to my Great Nephew. She's a trooper for doing this shoot considering how uncomfortable she is during her last days of pregnancy, and she will cherish these moments forever. I'm so thankful to be a part of this exciting time! Thank… Continue reading Maternity Shoot with Kalie
I love taking photos, but this is what I love the most! More photos from Kaitlyn & Tony's special day. I couldn't wait to share! Enjoy!
I recently added a new camera to my arsenal. I took it out for a "Test Drive" today. I'm still figuring out all the new features compared to my old but trusty Canon 5D. I'm amazed at the quality of images, just in the few I took today. Here are some of my favorites. 🙂
I had the honor of being one of the photographer's at a stunning wedding this past Saturday. Kaitlyn & Tony said their "I Do's" in a gorgeous ceremony on the beach in Surfside, California. I have hundreds of photos to sort through, but these are some of my favorites so far and couldn't wait to… Continue reading Barefoot Wedding on the Beach…Kaitlyn & Tony 8-06-16
This morning I took a break from furniture refinishing/painting and went over to El Dorado Park with my husband. I figured I could bring my camera gear and do a little bird photography (one of my favorite things to shoot...with a camera that is) 🙂 while the Mr. did a little fishing. El Dorado Park… Continue reading Outing at El Dorado Park
Everyone that knows me, knows my love of photography, but I will let you all in on a little secret...I don't like carrying my big guns with me wherever I go. It can be a real pain to lug around two camera bags with all my gear, not to mention, it could be a very… Continue reading iPhone Photography
Who would've thought a fading flower could be beautiful? It's a sad part of life, but life blooms eternal right? Indeed, as a bloom fades, others blossom.
Having a water garden is so much fun. It's fun to create an ecosystem with aquatic plants, fish and to watch all the visitors to the pond throughout the year. During the winter it quiets down with the lilies going dormant, the fish aren't as active and we get Yellow Rumped Warblers stopping in for… Continue reading Pond Life
Summer is here! I love the lazy days of summer, beach outings, baseball and of course photography! Speaking of photography, I added the "Nifty Fifty"lens to my arsenal and got my Tamron 28-75mm fixed, so I thought I'd try them out with some summer flowers from the yard and a trip to the beach. Our… Continue reading Happy Summer!
Here are some photos from yesterday's game against Pacifica High School. Dom is an excellent pitcher, and I love taking photos of him on the mound! If you would like me to take photos of your player, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I had the honor of photographing the wedding vow renewal of a beautiful couple on their 10th wedding anniversary the other night. What a beautiful family and beautiful night! Thank you so much Holly & Bryan for allowing me to capture your special occasion. 🙂 Here are a few photos. I will add more as… Continue reading Wedding Vow Renewal on the Beach…