Mahina reached out to me to capture maternity pictures of her cute baby bump. We decided to do thoe photo shoot at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center, which is a wonderful place for photography. The light was perfect and the couple was happy and cute together. I loved taking these pictures and the parents are happy with how they turned out. Many blessings on the new bundle of joy!
Claire called me because she wanted to take family portraits with her grandkids. The two kids were SO cute, that the pictures couldn't help but turn out great. We did the photo shoot at Wilderness Park, in Redondo Beach, CA. It's a great place for a photographer and provides plenty of options for great photos. The kids were well behaved and we captured some great shots! I hope I get to work with these cuties again and see them grow up!
It's not often that I'm asked to photograph funerals or memorial services, but I have photographed a few. It is quite an honor to be a part of a family's intimate moments celebrating the life of someone that they loved deeply. I was grateful to be a part of the Tan Memorial Service for one of my client's mother. This funeral was at Peninsula Community Church in Rancho Palos Verdes. It was a beautiful and peaceful funeral, because of the mother's faith, everybody knew that she was in God's presence. That made it a celebration of her life, and the life that she's now living in eternity. I am so grateful to have been asked to capture this memorial of a special lady and her special family.
Another wonderful San Pedro family, looking for portraits in their hometown of San Pedro. We picked Friendship Park for the location of this photo shoot, and the lighting turned out just perfect. Domi and Jimmy go to church with my husband and I, and Jimmy works with my husband. So we had a great time together. Their daughter was turning 5, so to celebrate they decided it was time for family portraits. I'm very happy with how the pictures turned out. Love this beautiful family. Click the images to see them full-sized, uncropped.
Sandra & Geir contacted me from SWEDEN! They wanted to come to Los Angeles to do a private wedding, just the two of them at the Norwegian church in San Pedro. Sandra and Geir truly love each other, understand each other, and care for each other. Their love and care for one another was so evident. That's what made it a joy to photograph their wedding. Their friends found out via Facebook that they were in Los Angeles and crashed the wedding. It was a fun surprise! So we drove around San Pedro together taking pictures at various location. The lighting and the couple were both lovely. :) Thank you Sandra and Geir for letting me photograph your special, secret wedding! May God bless your marriage and your growing family! Click for full size, uncropped images.
This is truly a wonderful family. Deborah scheduled this family portrait session to capture some photographs for their Christmas cards. Unfortunately, her dress didn't arrive in the mail in time, so we had to scramble for another date to do the photo shoot. Thankfully I had a weeknight available, and it actually worked out for our benefit, because there was literally NO ONE on the trails with us! Often Terranea can have a lot of patrons, which makes it hard to do photo shoots, but because we moved the shoot to a weeknight we were left all alone to capture beautiful pictures on the scenic beaches. Looks like someone upstairs was looking out for this beautiful, happy family! ;) Click to see full size, uncropped images.
Gail and Jose reached out to me to photograph their wedding in San Pedro, at the Double Tree Inn. The location was beautiful, by the wharf with all the boats, and the weather was perfect. The couple was perfectly gorgeous to match the beautiful day. We captured some wonderful photos of the happy couple's wedding day. There was lots of wonderful friends and family their to celebrate their wedding, and it was truly a special event. I am so thankful that I got to be a part of their beautiful wedding. I wish them the happiest marriage to come! Click to see the full, uncropped image.
The Blaustein Family reached out to me for some family portraits. They are San Pedro locals, so San Pedro was the place of choice for the photo shoot. There are some really nice natural spots in San Pedro, if you know where to look. One of them is White Point Beach, which is the location we ended up doing for our family portrait session. We had a fun time, and their little boy had a lot of energy to keep us all giggling. Here are a few photos from the shoot. Click to see the full image.
I have had many chances to work with the wonderful Schenkoske family, and so when we had a chance to work together again, I jumped on it. I love having longstanding relationships with my clients and seeing their families grow and progress through life. This time we did our photo shoot at Carmel Beach in Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and this day was no exception. We caught a perfect sunset with beautiful colors, and the family just looked perfect. I hope I get to capture many more memories of this wonderful family.
My photography career and business started in Monterey. So when we had the chance to vacation there, I reached out to my previous clients to see if anyone was interested in a photo shoot. Thankfully Emily and Devin Kile responded, and I was so happy to work with them again! I had captured Emily and Kile's engagement, then wedding, and now I had the wonderful chance to photograph their growing family, as they now have beautiful twin boys! The boys were SOOOO adorable, as the pictures show, and they had the BEST personalities. I've never worked with such easy kids! They stayed happy and giggly for the whole one and a half hour photo shoot. I love this beautiful family. Their love for each other and for God and others is so evident. I'm excited to see their beautiful family grow, and hopefully next time I vacation in Monterey I can capture them again. :)