University High School Senior Portraits with Jonathan

I love this family. We've known each other since our kids were in elementary school together and now I've done all 3 of their sons' senior portraits. Each time is an adventure with mama Felicia art directing and other members of the family (sometimes without credit... you know what I mean Felicia) pitching in here and there help us get amazing shots. I can't thank them enough for continuing to come back time after time. Now all we need to do is wait for a wedding :) 

Brit's Crew +1

Brittany and Greg's wedding is one that sticks out in my mind though it was a few years (and 4 babies) ago. Something about really hot weather and a red British phone booth comes to mind :) This is another amazing family I've continued to work with over the years from newborns to family portraits to now, newborns again :) I am so grateful for families like this one. We don't see each other all that often but between the times I get to work with them and social media, we've kept in touch for a lot of years. 

I love these kinds of family sessions. Brittany was clear that she wanted to focus more on natural, lifestyle shots rather than too posed. That said, the bed was an amazing idea :) 

Baldwin Park Engagement Session with Heather & Jon

One of the things I love about my job is working through the natural anxiety that nearly ALL people have, especially for engagement sessions. While it's not fair to generalize, I'll do it anyway; usually the guys have more anxiety or at least apprehension than the girls mostly due to the unknown. Yes, my brides have anxiety and nerves but those are usually tempered by excitement :) In this case, Jon didn't really know what to expect both from the experience and me personally. As usual, I had talked to Heather before but Jon was walking in blind so-to-speak. I remember him saying just after we met to start the session "Just tell me what you want me to do and I'll try to do it." Well, I think modesty overtook him because while an amazingly beautiful Heather was inspiring to both of us, Jon was a rock star from the beginning, seeming to just ease into the session right along with Heather. After a few jokes and some light direction, Heather and Jon were easily displaying the love they so clearly have for each other and that's what I LOVE to portray in the images from an Engagement Session. Heather's laugh was spectacular & endearing and Jon was able to match her with a great, natural smile. Mix in a beautiful location, including the bridge where Jon proposed and you get some incredible, meaningful images of a couple whose wedding I can't want for!