The Lemires

This little family was so great to work with! We did a mini session at the beach and the time just flew by with little A’s adorable smiles. He is so cute and so incredibly sweet. He kept crawling up to me and climbing up my leg while we were shooting and I must say I ate up every toothy grin!

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The Welsteads {Christmas}

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This session was so incredibly fun! I mean, how often do you get to play with snow on an 80 degree, California November day? It may not have been real, but who cares!? We pretended we live in a winter wonderland and it almost felt like it for a second. Welstead-001 Welstead-003 Welstead-004

The Masters

This little family is just the best. Their little lady is energetic, fun, and loves to talk! We did a fun little styled session in Wilderness Park for the holidays and I almost died when I saw little R’s headband and moccasins…and her thighs. By far my favorite baby part, ever.Masters-002 Masters-015
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The Wills

The holiday season started off with a bang with the amazingly beautiful Wills family…and I mean that in every way possible. I absolutely love spending time with this bunch. I continually learn how to parent well, how to love authentically, and how to be transparent with those around you and invite people in every time I’m with them. And seriously, who wouldn’t love spending time with these two little faces? Wills-004 Wills-009 Wills-011 Wills-016 Wills-021 Wills-029 Wills-038 Wills-050

James + Jenny {sneak peek}

Editing this sweet elopement today and I just had to post a sneak peek. It was such an intimate ceremony with amazing light, under the same tree where my husband and I got engaged! Such a special day and I was honored to share it with these two.

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The Alfanos {California Christmas}

This adorable family was so much fun to photograph! They’ve lived by the beach for a long time and have never done the obligatory pier session, so we went down to the beach for their Christmas mini session and we had some of the best light I’ve seen in a long time. Their little man is so adorable and sweet and he absolutely loved the sand and birds everywhere…watching him get so excited every time a bird came by made me so excited for those moments with our little lady when she arrives.

I loved hanging out with you guys for the little bit of time we had together. Thank you, Alfanos, for including me in your first California Christmas photos!!

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Mandy + Lu {sneak peek}

Mandy + Lu’s big day was beyond perfect. Perfect weather, perfect venue, a gorgeous bride, a groom who couldn’t possibly be more excited and they were surrounded by so much love and support by their amazing family and friends. I couldn’t wait to post this preview and re-live this fantastic day. Enjoy!

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I mean, seriously…look at that face! She kills me with those eyeballs!

Boumas {Pops, Bubbe + The Littles}

These 5 are some of my favorite human beings on this planet. My mom, dad, nieces and nephew are extraordinary people and I am so blessed to have them in my life. The oldest of the 3 littles in smart, artistic, and such a great role model. She is so diligent about making sure they all obey Mommy + Daddy and genuinely gets joy out of doing the right thing. My nephew loves all things Star Wars, is athletic and super funny. He loves telling stories with sound effects and has the best dimples I’ve ever seen. And the littlest little is silly, quiet, subtle in her humor and growing wonderfully into who she is. She’s a lot funnier than I think even she realizes sometimes.

We spent the morning at Wilderness Park together and everyone was all smiles…most of the time. I love these people.

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Emily + Ross {engaged}

Shooting couples like these two is why I love my job so much. They are such an amazing pair, full of beautiful love for each other and so incredibly welcoming to everyone around them. They are the epitome of iron sharpening iron and are truly best friends. It was so much fun to spend the afternoon with them at the Balboa Island Fun Zone and I am now even more excited for their wedding…in just 20 DAYS!! It has been so awesome to see how God has brought them together and to walk the road to the alter with them. I can’t wait for your wedding day, you two!

Emily is the master of the model pose…and the model walk! I was blown away when she busted that out out of nowhere. Ross, on the other hand, needed a little help with his walk. Which was just the best.

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Becca + Jonathan {in Old Torrance}

These two are one of my favorite couples. My husband and I absolutely love the time we get to spend with them and they have been an endless blessing in our life. Becca is a photographer too, so being in front of the camera doesn’t happen too often, but you’d never know it by how comfortable she was when I raised my lens…although I have a feeling that Jonathan had something to do with that.

I had the pleasure of hanging out with them in Old Torrance before an engagement session so we took a little walk, had some laughs and I took a few shots. Enjoy!

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