I love taking photos of families having fun outdoors but I LOVE being able to photograph families in their homes even more. It’s probably the photojournalist in me, but I want to capture candid, natural, beautiful photos of my family clients and there’s no better place to achieve that than at home.  It’s amazing how much more relaxed and comfortable it can make everyone feel and it comes across in the photos.  It really makes a difference.  I think it’s also such a great gift for kids to have beautiful photos of their family in their childhood home to have when they’re older.  It’s just so special!

Case in point, this sweet shoot with one of my favorite families to celebrate their little baby Hazel’s arrival.   It was a big snuggle-fest in mom and dad’s bedroom and it was just the way I like my family photo sessions to be… fun, relaxed and full of love, love, love.

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My family session with the Bells was one of my last of 2015 and also one of my favorites of the year.  This was my second chance to photograph this beautiful family.  The first was equally as awesome (you can check it out here) and it’s fun to see how much sweet little Ruby has grown since then.

For this most recent photo shoot, we were looking for a unique and pretty spot and I was determined to find a spot I had never used before.  I came up with this spot along the LA River that just had the most magical light late in the day.  The way it reflected off the water made me all kinds of happy.  I was pretty excited that when I found this hidden gem in the middle of the city!  The natural elements mixed that little bit of urban flare made for some really gorgeous photos with just the right amount of cool.  It’s definitely going on my list of favorite locations for future shoots!

Enjoy!

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We are so excited to share that one of our favorite weddings of 2015 is featured today on Grey Likes Weddings!  From the amazing venue to our awesome couple to the inspiring details, this was one fun celebration to be a part of and so it’s extra special to see it being shared far and wide!  I’ve included a few photos here but be sure to check out the full feature here.

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