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

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 ❤

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

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)!

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.  🙂

Beauty in Black and White


I love all different tones in photography, but there's just something special about Black and White Photography that changes the whole dynamics of an image. You can have a photo with overwhelming amounts of greenery or busy backgrounds, but when you convert to B&W, there are details that pop out and the image takes on… Continue reading Beauty in Black and White