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. :)
Sonya reached out to me to do a maternity portrait photo session before her baby was born. We decided on White Point Beach in San Pedro (actually, we did two locations, Friendship Park, and White Point Beach). It was my first time doing a photo shoot at White Point Beach, and I loved the location. So beautiful and natural. The light was perfect for photography, and Sonya and her husband were amazing to work with. I'm really happy with how the maternity pictures came out. Thank you Sonya and James for letting me photograph these special memories!
I've had a streak of maternity photo shoots lately (and not even all of them are posted here). My most recent maternity photo session was with Edithza and Nick. They found a wooded location up in Palos Verdes, near Malaga cove to do their maternity shoot. It was my first time doing a photo shoot at that location, but it was really private and nice to have all the greenery. The palm trees especially were spectacular! I really enjoyed this photo shoot because they were such a kind and caring couple. I'm glad this little baby gets to be born to such a wonderful family. Thank you Edithza and Nick for letting me capture some special photos of you two (three!).
This is the second wedding I've had the privilege to photography at the Inn of the Seventh Ray in Topanga Canyon. Lovely couple and lovely wedding. We had a pretty limited timeline (only 4 hours of photography) but the day flowed smoothly and beautifully. The whole family was there, including their beautiful two year daughter. The wedding ceremony and reception were both held ad the Inn of the Seventh Ray, and we traveled locally to capture some portraits with some nice nature...which was easy to find, because there is nature everywhere in Topanga Canyon. Thank you Heidi and Joseph for letting me capture your special day! I hope we can do more photo shoots of your beautiful family in the future.
I had the opportunity to photograph beautiful Emeline and her parents for to celebrate her 1st birthday. We did the photo shoot in Palos Verdes on a nice sunny afternoon. The bright blue sky on Emeline's bright blue eyes was a nice theme, for the happy memories. Emeline was a perfect subject and was very cooperative as we took pictures of her and her parents. Thank you three for the opportunity, and I hope we can work together again soon! -Liliya
Eliza hired me to do a maternity photo shoot of her and her husband, Simri, before their little bundle of joy was born. They chose a little beach in Newport Beach for their maternity shoot. The beach was called Little Corona Del Mar. It is a beautiful, secluded beach with a nice coastline, and perfect for a photo shoot. Eliza was so pregnant, that we actually had to push the shoot forward a few weeks to make sure we got the pictures in time. The light was perfect, the waves were cooperative, and the couple were perfect models. We are all very happy with how the maternity pictures came out. I will try to shoot in Newport Beach more often!
Erica and Arturo hired me to shoot both their engagement and their upcoming wedding. They are such a sweet couple. We decided to do the engagement photo shoot at a nice park in Rancho Palos Verdes, overlooking San Pedro and Los Angeles. The light was perfect and the couple was cute. They prayed to start their photo session, and everything went smoothly. I can't wait to photograph their wedding soon too! Love you guys!
This was my second photo shoot with Lindsey and Aaron. We first did their engagement, and now their wedding. This is becoming more common, that my wedding clients double book an engagement photo shoot. I even offer a discount for clients who double-book weddings with engagements. Their wedding was a fun and wild ride, out at the Inn of the Seventh Rey, in Topanga Canyon. The Inn of the Seventh Rey is a beautiful wedding venue, tucked into the lush green hills of Topanga. I've shot their twice now, and love it. Lindsey and Aaron know how to party, and they and their friends were having a blast from the minute the wedding started, till the minute it ended. They had an awesome classic car drive them to the wedding ceremony and then to the reception. We got some cool pictures in that car. I had fun working with Aaron and Lindsey and hope to photograph them again in the future, as their family grows. God bless you two!
Aaron and Lindsey booked me to shoot their wedding this coming April and before the big day they wanted to spend some time getting to know me by doing a photo shoot together. We picked a beautiful park in the Rancho Palos Verdes area for their engagement photo shoot and the weather cooperated beautifully. They are a beautiful couple and truly are madly in love with one another. We had a blast taking pictures and they are very happy with out the photos turned out. I can't wait to photograph their wedding. It's going to be an incredible day! Thank you Aaron and Lindsey for letting me play a part in your special relationship!