I LOVE traveling for work, especially when I get to experience places like this! Park City, I heart you! As a southern California girl, I don't often get to experience the colors of fall... I am in awe of this beautiful place. Until we meet again...
Nearly 10 years ago when I graduated from the Brooks Institute of Photography and started my journey as a freelance photographer, I never imagined that I would be blessed with such a strong and amazing clientele that would come back year after year. Fast forward to the 2014 holiday season when I was so busy I could barely catch my breath. How things have changed! I want to say a big warm thank you to all of my amazing clients... You allow me to do what I love in one of the most beautiful places on earth. I can’t say enough thanks for the gift of your support and belief in my work! Happy New Year!
This year with so many returning families, many asked for new ideas to enjoy their photos year round. So I’ve been busy making some very cool custom wall designs that allow them to showcase their images at home. The results are stunning and entirely personal!
This photo shoot was one of my Mini Sessions from November. This silly little girl really knows how to bring it! Bonus that her mom loves the creative process and always brings the best props. Her red scarf is such a simple touch, but adds so much to the images. Love these images!
What's more adorable than 6-month-old chubby cheeks and baby rolls? Nothing. I really can't think of a single thing...
After photographing many babies from all across the globe, I'm still tickled by the sweet tenderness of a 6-month-old. Marking this important milestone with a photo session is both a great family keepsake as well as a congratulatory pat on the back for mom and dad. Let's face it - you made it this far! And, I'll let you in on some insider knowledge - photographing a 6-month-old is ideal because they can't crawl or toddle away from the camera like they so often do when they're older. It is really such a fun age for me as a photographer... Definitely one of my favorite occasions to document.
These pictures say it all - even with coastal fog on a drizzly morning, this little peanut had enough of her own sunshine to light up her outdoor portrait session. With a bright disposition and cheeks for miles, this little girl was nothing short of delectable!
As summer is slowly coming to an end, I am finally getting around to posting some of my favorite shoots from the last few months. I had a blast photographing these two cuties at my Summer Mini Sessions held last month at Shoreline Beach in Santa Barbara. These two kiddos were so much fun to photograph... Love those big beautiful blue eye!! Just gorgeous!! The light was just stunning, the weather was warm, and the beach was empty (for the most part). It just doesn't get better than that!
Summer is here along with some images from my mini sessions taken a few weeks back!!! I love this time of year... The sun is shining, the weather is warm, and dinner at the beach is the perfect way to wind down the busy work day. I will be having a few more mini sessions coming up on August 10th at Shoreline Beach here in Santa Barbara... This is the perfect way to get some great shots of your little ones frolicking in the Santa Barbara sunshine and dipping their cute little toes in the ocean waves! Ahhh, those sweet summer days! LOVE THEM!
I just came across these adorable images I shot back in February during my Mini Session special! How I overlooked not posting these images earlier, I am not sure... They are too cute! This sweet little girl was just about to turn one year old and we captured these images just a week shy of her first birthday. One year old babies are hands-down one of my favorite subjects to photograph... Their cute little rolls, big bright eyes, and chubby cheeks make it hard to put my camera down.
Spring in Santa Barbara is one of my favorite times of the year! The wildflowers take over with their beautiful vibrant colors and make for some stunning backdrops for my outdoor photography sessions. The concept for this photo shoot was to capture the playfulness and high-spirited energy of this sweet girl running amongst the yellow wildflowers. This particular location is a special place for this family... They have been exploring and enjoying this area since their little girl was a baby. I just love everything about these photos... Not only are they beautiful images to look at, they have significant meaning to this family and they will cherish them forever. XOXO
With the hustle and bustle of this past holiday season, I am still coming across some beautiful family photo sessions I never got around to posting at the time. This was a great outdoor family photo session take at the Bacara Beach Resort in Goleta. It was a chilly overcast afternoon, but the light was spectacular! I just love overcast weather for beach shoots... It really makes for some gorgeous light! Despite the cool breeze, this adorable family didn't let their frozen toes get in the way of making some memories. I just love these shots... So playful and fun!
This was such a fun family photo shoot with Jennifer, Daniel, and their cute little guy Elijah! It was a beautiful day in sunny Santa Barbara after many days of rain. We had to postpone out photo shoot multiple times because of the weather, but we finally made it out on this gorgeous day! I just love these sweet pictures of their cute little family. A funny little story behind this shoot... As we were taking family pictures, the little boy ran up to this man and his dog. The little boy started to pet the dog and the man said to me that I should stand over by him, get down low, and shoot in the direction he was pointing... "That's the shot," he said! Having my own opinion on how I wanted to shoot, I did not pay much attention to his comment. The man's wife chimed in and said "You should listen to him. He's a director." Being somewhat stubborn, I ignored their comments and just made some small talk. As they walked away, the dad of the little boy said to me... "You know that was Martin Scorsese, right?" I knew he looked familiar, but just did not put it together at the time. I had to laugh to myself... How did I not recognize him!