Portrait Sessions

Portrait sessions can provide you with many options to use for your on-line profile and media. 

I have had the great pleasure of photographing some wonderful writers lately who needed new portraits for the promotion of their new books. First, Emily Wibberley and her writing and 'life' partner Austin Siegemund-Broka. They write YA contemporary together. Their debut, UPSTAGED, will be published by Puffin Books in Summer 2018. I can not wait to read it! To learn more about them and other popular books written by Emily check out her website  https://emilywibberley.com


Next, USA Today best selling author Simone Pond and her cute pal Winnie were wonderful to photograph at the Manhattan Beach Library and Metlox Center.  Simone is a wiz at crafting page turning series that thrill. I think she and Winnie are pretty head turning as well! Check out more about her and her books here http://simonepond.com

Lifestyle Newborn Sessions

Why choose to do an in-home lifestyle newborn session?

Real life is just captivating. Your newborn stretching out their teeny tiny toes, your toddler peeking in the crib at their new brother or sister, everyone piled on the bed together, sleepy but elated. These moments and so many more can go unnoticed and it's my goal, along with many other photographers to pull attention from the perfectly held smile to the love that lights that smile up. This is where lifestyle newborn sessions come in and if you are unfamiliar with how they work you are about to be amazed that you hadn't gone with this type of session before.

What's the difference between traditional and lifestyle photography? 

  • Traditional - you have to get dressed up and coordinate outfits
  • Lifestyle - Heck, let's have a PJ party!
  • Traditional - You stress about making sure everyone sits still, poses correctly and doesn't act up
  • Lifestyle - Your family shines their brightest when they are just being themselves.  When you let go of 'perfect' and see what happens, you are going to get those genuine laughs and smiles.
  • Traditional - Almost always on location                                                                                    
  • Lifestyle - I can come to your home! 

What does it look like?

Let me show you...


Spring is Here!

 “She turned to the sunlight
    And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
    "Winter is dead.” 
― A.A. Milne, When we were very young

Lovely Sunset Session

It was so much fun photographing the Brown family. The two boys are very sweet and lively at the same time, up for anything. The relationship they have as a family was so loving and beautiful to witness. We were blessed with a gorgeous Manhattan Beach sunset that made it even more incredible!  Gorgeous mom, Susan Brown teaches pilates at studiopilates209.com  in El Segundo.

Manhattan Beach Photo Session

This lovely family was visiting from Texas and decided to have a beach photo session so they could remember this trip and this time in their lives. It was so much fun running after their two adorable girls and capturing the love and spirit of this beautiful family.