I’m not sure how many people out there run your own websites, but let me tell you something… it is COM.PLI.CAT.ED.
Due to various circumstances only my webmaster understands, we’ve moved our site to:
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Andi is the daughter of Rachel and Andrew. I met Rachel in the seventh grade. At the end of the year her family moved away (to the magical land of Arcadia… the name of which I have never forgotten, for some strange reason).
We got back in touch late last year through Facebook and when her daughter was born in January I started taking pictures of, not just Andi, but her two adorable older brothers Jackson and Ryan, too.
This was a special session just for Andi, though. She is absolutely tiny and adorable. She has this HUGE grin that makes me laugh every time. Also? Those cornflower blue eyes are absolutely unreal. I promise you I haven’t done any weird Photoshop magic here. That’s just what color her eyes are.
Thanks to Rachel for constantly letting me borrow her beautiful kids!
This is Charlotte and she is five months old. Her mother and I have known each other since I was 15 and she was 13 and we were both in college (true story!).
I’ve been Megan’s Official Photographer since we were kids and it’s so much fun to now be taking pictures of Charlotte.
About three months ago we tried to take some pictures of Charlotte and she screamed the whole time. So, of course, I took a picture of her crying her poor brains out so that when she is 16 we can show it to her and say “SEE HOW AWFUL YOU WERE?”
But you were pretty, so we let it slide.
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So, to relax between editing wedding pictures (which I will be posting soon!) I have been editing my vacation pictures. Here are a few of my favorites.
I thought these lights were awesome. Jamie then informed me that those big spikes on top are to keep pigeons off them. All the better, I say. Pigeons are nasty creatures anyway.
This is Trinity Church in Boston. Jamie says (for some reason I don’t understand) that this is one of the most important buildings in American architecture. He is just a fountain of (useless) information.
We wandered through the Kelleher Rose garden after we stopped at the Isabella Stewart Gardner musem (where they don’t let you take pictures). This is probably my favorite shot from the garden.
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Last week we got back from a vacation to New England. We spent two days in Boston and this was the view from out hotel in the theatre district. Jamie did an awesome job of getting us a hotel in the perfect area for crazy cheap. In fact, Jamie basically planned the entire trip. We’ve taken several trips before this and I had pretty much planned them all, but this one was all him and he did a great job.
As soon as I get the pictures uploaded I’ll tell you about the B&B in Vermont with the cemetery in the front yard.
It’s funny how often the most rushed and unplanned shots become my favorite from any given session. This picture is from Jaci and Matt’s engagement session. We shot at UCLA the same weekend that the Festival of Books was going on and if you have ever been to that you know how difficult it is to find a quiet empty space! In this picture taken in the lobby of Royce Hall you would never guess that just outside were thousands of people and hundreds of vendor booths. We were cutting through the lobby in between panels and as I held the door open to go outside I noticed the beautiful bright light that filled the lobby. I asked them to quickly pose and hold it (as probably eight or nine people wandered through my shot) and we finally got the timing just right and I snapped this.
Jaci and Matt got married six days after this was shot and you can see many pictures from their wedding on my site. They are a sweet and loving couple and both of them had a great sense of humor. I feel very lucky to have met them and been apart of their very special week.
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The day after Lexi’s baptism we snapped some pictures of her on the floor of the vacation house. She is just about the sweetest baby ever and, though you can’t see it in this picture, she has the most adorable red hair. I love redheaded babies! Anyway, getting her to smile is pretty easy… if you smile at her you can pretty much guarantee she will grin right back. So cute!
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We just got back from a week vacation in New England. Along the way, I was fortunate enough to shoot Alexis Ann’s baptism on Block Island in Rhode Island. This is my favorite shot of the bunch. Alexis is Dana and Rob’s first child and she is just about the prettiest baby I’ve ever seen. Their friends and family took the ferry out to the island for the day to show their support. It was a lovely little service in the same church that Dana and Rob married in.
This was also the first time Jamie and I met baby Alexis, who is Jamie’s niece.
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I recently shot some portraits for harpist Simone Salmon. We shot in and around UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music. When I look back on it, I guess this was the closest I’ve ever been to a real harp. Simone told us that she started playing when she was very young and the thought of a tiny girl hauling around a giant harp cracked me up. She played a little while I shot, which was lovely. Built in background music! I should shoot musicians more often! Overall, a very cool session.
If you need a harpist for an even, definitely check her out. She is immensely talented. You can view her website here:
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A few weeks ago I shot the joint birthday party of Allie and Jack. It was so much fun and their parents went all out. TWO bounce houses! Two pinatas! Two cakes! The kids had a blast and there was suprisingly little puking when you combined the two cakes and the two bounce houses.
When I mentioned to some friends that I was shooting a kid’s birthday party a few of them were shocked. “Who hires a photographer for a kid’s party?” The more I thought about it, the more I realized that mom Nicole was just abuot the smartest woman ever. It really makes perfect sense! If it is your kid’s birthday party you are going to be SO busy and so stressed just throwing the thing, that odds are you are going to forget to take pictures! And sure, your friends or family probably will snap some pictures, but then you have to harass them about getting prints and making copies, etc., etc. Why not just hire someone to worry about it for you? This is a great idea!
So great in fact, that I’ve built a special package JUST for birthday parties! So, consider it for your child’s next party. It’s one less thing to worry about!
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