Vanessa’s Maternity Portraits – Santa Clarita Maternity Photographer

I am in love with this session! We caught the sun setting at just the perfect time to get some beautiful back-lit portraits, my favorite lighting for maternity sessions! And I couldn’t have hoped for more beautiful clients! I am such a lucky photographer!

Vanessa & Damion are adventurers. They got pregnant so quickly after they started trying, that unbeknownst to them their baby girl had already started growing while they vacationed in Belize, and only discovered they were pregnant after they returned home! Vanessa is also a crazy animal lover, and I say crazy because they told me a story about her rescuing an injured opossum in the road by walking right up to it and picking it up by its tail! They also have a huge animal collection at home. I couldn’t even keep track of the pets they told me they have, but I do remember dogs, cats, a turtle and two squirrels (yes, squirrels)!!I can only imagine the adventures these two will have, and the many more pets they will collect, with their little girl! She is going to have an incredible childhood!

I can’t wait to meet their little girl for her newborn portraits in just a few weeks, maybe sooner!

Special thanks to Denise VanArdsdale-West of Beautiful Faces by Denise for the beautiful hair & makeup styling.

Ashe Extended Family Portraits – Santa Clarita Family Photographer

Carol & Robert wanted to celebrate their 40th Anniversary with a big family portrait and I was so happy to do it! I have known this family for a few years, and they are all kind, caring, and best of all really funny people.

I always have fun with extended families, but this family was especially fun! The whole family is hilarious, and made each other laugh through the entire session. And they did an amazing job coordinating outfits (which is not so easy with a big family)!

Happy 40th Carol & Robert! I’m so honored to be able to help you celebrate!

How to Shoot Your Kids! is back – Los Angeles Photography Workshop

Do you have some amazing plans on your summer bucket list? Do you want to save those memories with beautiful photos? Do you have a DSLR that you’ve been using as a very expensive Point-and-Shoot, and want to finally learn how to use it? Do you just want to take better photos of your kids? Well, I’ve got the class for you!

My Photo 101 workshop, How to Shoot Your Kids! is back and better than ever!

In my newly expanded workshop, you’ll learn:

  • All About Your Camera – What all those settings mean and when to use them
  • How to Shoot in Manual Mode – All the technical stuff, ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture & More
  • The Building Blocks of a Great Photo – Lighting, Location, Composition, Perspective, and Mood
  • How to Get the Photo you Want – the posed, the candid, the detail shot
  • And soooo much more!

Refreshments will be provided and, as always, everyone will be getting a very special bonus for attending!


When: Sunday May 19, 2013, 1pm-6pm
Where: My Home Studio in Valencia, CA
Who: Anyone with a DSLR Camera
How Much: $95


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