Like a needle in a haystack, this family found me online. They were visiting San Clemente from Oregon and wanted photos to remember their time together here. As they are, nothing posed or styled, just capturing them enjoying each other. One of my favorite ways to shoot.
For every shoot I do, I consciously think about how I can make it true and special to the people (or client) I’m shooting. I’ve know Madison for a few years now as she’s an accomplished photographer herself. When she asked if I would shoot her engagement photos, I knew they would be special as she’s such a wonderful and vibrant soul. Neither one of us wanted the typical posed engagement photos we’ve seen too much of. Madison and Ian went to high school together and so we decided it would be perfect to hike up around the hills of their hometown in East San Diego that had special meaning to them. What a treat it was to spend time with them capturing these moments of this special time in their lives.
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Just wrapped up another Senior Portrait session with this ray of light. These shoots are just so sweet and special, I sure love doing them.
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photographed by me
styled by India Madonna and me
hair by Mishelle Parry
make-up by Adrienne Herbert
Portraits of high school seniors, also known as senior pictures. Word around town is people would like better options for senior pictures. The quality, the value, the cheesiness leaves many a parent and teen disappointed, so I hear. Well, I may have a solution - if my style is your thing. Here's Lily and Luke, seniors at St. Margaret's.
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As a single mom, there is so much I’ll never be able to provide for my son. Good thing so much of the good stuff is free.
Tuesday was my third time out to the Lake Elsinore area to soak up the super bloom. The crowds at Walker Canyon trail are everything they are cracked up to be: intense. I learned that on my first visit and had an epiphany that there must be dirt roads one can take to get up into the hills and away from the crowds. Sure enough, I found what might currently be California’s best kept secret way to experience the epic hills blanketed with orange, purple, yellow and green. The boys seems to get a good kick out of it too even though the Bode’s original response to going to see the flowers was ‘BOOORING!’
In case you haven’t heard, SoCal’s super blooms and painted lady butterfly migration has everyone blissfully welcoming spring. Of course, I had to hop over Ortega Highway and check out the poppies at Walker Canyon. Just so happens, it was a perfect day for clouds too.
He’s beginning to love the road as much as I do.
that besides it’s people, the National Parks are America’s greatest asset. Golden Canyon, Death Valley National Park.
While traveling with this one has in fact gotten a little easier, its still hard. With hours on the road comes lots of whining. Getting him to hike to certain distant spots requires discussion and bribery. Cookies and candy become my friends. And the schlep is real as it's mostly left to me to get the three huge bags of toys from the car to the hotel room each move (along with the actual luggage of necessities). He has not a clue what goes into these adventures. I'm one tired mama each day, but you know what's harder? Staying home.
of course he needs his Minecraft pickaxe.
so far, Cub Scouts has been the only thing to stick for my kiddo. well beside snowboarding, but that doesn’t really count as he doesn’t have a choice there. I hope to see him all the way through to Eagle Scouts, but for now I’m proud he earned his Bobcat badge.
Casper’s Wilderness Park
“You can take one photo of me,” he says matter-of-factly like its a real option.
this photography thing continues to surprise me. when i haven't shot in a few days, i start to get antsy. which was the case this week. i mean, i have plenty to do, that plenty just wasn't going to scratch the itch. so i reached out to my dear friend melanie and told her i was coming over to take some pictures.
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