Meet Simone.

July 24, 2009 at 6:32 pm (Uncategorized)


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.

Simone (4 of 19)

If you need a harpist for an even, definitely check her out. She is immensely talented. You can view her website here:

Simone (1 of 19)


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Happy Birthday, Allie and Jack!

July 23, 2009 at 10:14 pm (Uncategorized)

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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Meet Tash.

July 14, 2009 at 8:45 pm (Uncategorized)

Tash is 9.5 months old and I had a great time doing this shoot with her. I have been taking her portraits since she was born and I think this is probably my favorite age so far. She was calm and in an amazingly good mood considering is was at least a hundred degrees outside! I handmade the tutu for this session and she was great about wearing what was a huge (and probably itchy) ball of poof.

Tash (28 of 38)

I have big plans for Tash’s one year portraits in September! Can’t wait. Hope her mom is prepared to clean icing out of her ears for a week. 😉

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