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Portraits…Check. Christmas & Holiday Cards…Check!


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!

Photo Session with Beth


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

Suzie + Sean 11-18-17


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

Super Fun Session with Maisy & Piper!


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!

Photo Session with Baby Selah & Aiden


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

Jessica & Joshua


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

Photo Session with Harper <3


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 ❤

The Portillo Family Revisited <3


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 ❤

Paige & Audrey


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

Monday Morning Nature Walk


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

Canadian Goslings & Other Things


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

Correa Wedding Slideshow


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

Fuller Family 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"

Head Shots


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

Spring Visitor


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

The Fuller Family Maternity Session @Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park


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

Travis on the Mound 3-30-17


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

Saturday at the Park


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

A Gorgeous Day at Mission San Juan Capistrano


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

Sunday Photo Session


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

Renew


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

Sweet Baby Anson


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

Ryan & Heavenly Engagement Session


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

Ashley & Ritchie 12-22-16


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

Jenna & Joe 9-18-16


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

This and That…and a Frisky Cat (or 3)!


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)!

Maternity Shoot with Kalie


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

Photoshop Fun!


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!

New Camera New Material


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.  🙂

Barefoot Wedding on the Beach…Kaitlyn & Tony 8-06-16


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

Outing at El Dorado Park


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

iPhone Photography


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

Faded Beauty


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.

Pond Life


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

Happy Summer!


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!

Dom Barba-CHS Baseball


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  amerikim.photography@gmail.com  

Portraits at the Beach


I had the honor and pleasure of photographing this very lovely family a few weekends ago.  It was a beautiful day for photos with a very special family who are wonderful friends!  Thank you for choosing me to photograph your family portraits!  ❤    

Cypress Pony 14U Super Region


Cypress Pony 14U Royal Blue made it to Super Region where we played 3 games (won 1, lost 2).  They gave it their best shot, but we fell to Covina and La Jolla to end our All Star season.  We're so proud of every ball player.  Making it this far is a great achievement, so… Continue reading Cypress Pony 14U Super Region

CYB Bronco Red 12U All Stars


Here's our Team Photos! Prints will be received within the next week and a half.  Thank you for choosing AmeriKim Photography!

Cypress Pony 14U All Stars Game 1


Here are some photos from All Stars game 1 vs Fullerton.  We pulled off a win, 5-4! Way to go boys!!!      

Cypress Pony, 14 U All Stars Win Cypress Tourney!


Our boys played and won 3 grueling games over the weekend, in the Cypress Father's Day Baseball Tournament. What a great day of baseball, and how proud we all are of how amazing each athlete played!  There were too many great plays and hits to note, but I did take a few (hundred) photos and… Continue reading Cypress Pony, 14 U All Stars Win Cypress Tourney!

Allens Hummingbird


I planted a couple sage plants outside my front window almost ten years ago knowing they would attract Hummingbirds.  I have enjoyed many years of consistent visits from the Hummingbirds, butterflies and bees.  It is such a calming and beautiful sight, to watch the hummingbirds hover over, going from one blossom to another, feeding and… Continue reading Allens Hummingbird

CYB Bronco Astros Vs Angels 4-12-15


This game wasn't one of our best but our boys played hard til the very end, and in the end it is what it is...baseball; you win some and you lose some, but don't forget to haven fun! I shot some of the highlights, which were enough to fill up another gigabyte on my hard… Continue reading CYB Bronco Astros Vs Angels 4-12-15

Dodgers Defeat West GG Titans 2-0 for Another Win!


Yesterday's game against West Garden Grove Titans was a great game. Great pitching by Travis Wilson with Nate Sipe's help to seize another win. I took over 400 photos this time around, which I think is my new record!  Sorting through that many photos is quite a task, but I managed to sit here all… Continue reading Dodgers Defeat West GG Titans 2-0 for Another Win!

Dodgers Vs Royals 4-09-15


Here are some photos from the Dodgers Vs Royals April 9th game. We ended up in a tie, 4-4.  I took a few photos only as it was getting dark.  I'm not a fan of nighttime photography, something about the nuance of afternoon light that really appeals to me...it's magical, that coupled with some great… Continue reading Dodgers Vs Royals 4-09-15

Transformation Part II-Camellia


Transforming ordinary images into 'Fine Art', using textures and filters.  Second in the Transformation Series.  This Camellia was shot using an iPhone4 and edited in Snapseed which is a very neat photo editing software you can get in the Apple App Store for $2.99 (I think) or FREE for Android users in the Google Play… Continue reading Transformation Part II-Camellia

My Photography Story


I've always enjoyed photography.  I got my first camera when I was in the 6th grade.  I sold stationery for some "Captain O" fundraiser, and I was determined to win that cool, skinny, brown camera that was toward the top of the prize list!  I went door to door with my catalogue and order slips,… Continue reading My Photography Story

Dodgers VS Yankees 3-28-15


Another win for the Dodgers!  We are 9-2 and in First Place!  GO Dodger Blue! Here are some shots from yesterday's game, which turned into a nail biter in the last 2 innings! For more information, check out the Cypress Pony/Colt Blog.

Transformation


Spring is upon us, and the birds are busy building their nests as I was outside enjoying the beautiful morning light, sights and sounds of the season, while also waiting for photo opportunities.  I was lucky that I got a shot of this cute little yellow bird that has been visiting our Crape Myrtle Tree… Continue reading Transformation

Wedding Vow Renewal on the Beach…


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…