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sure grip and lululemmon {orange county photographer}

October 22nd, 2013 , Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

I love to roller skate. Ever since I was around 5  years old. I truly think its about time it makes a HUGE  come back, for many reasons. One is that it is great for your butt and outer thighs, its great cardio, and lets not forget FUN!!! I went last week with my 12 year old down bay shore 8 miles round trip. We stopped and had lunch then skated back. What a great time we had together as well as a great workout with out it being “work out bore”.

So…. a while ago sure grip hired me to do a shoot for roller derby which they supply skates wheel etc to that community. This time they wanted a new feel.

I totally agreed that roller skating needs to come back in as fitness. So I called my good friend who works a lululemon telling her we needed some

fit girls who are fun, who would fit what they are looking for.

We had a GREAT time. I loved being around them so much. They were hilarious and made me laugh the whole time. I can see how much fun they must have working together. Makes me want to work with them if I had some free time, I certainly would!

So…. if you want a pair of these amazing skates you can find them online or visit long beach roller sport on atlantic and bixby knolls. I am sure you all know where to get yourself some lululemon. You rarely find me NOT wearing it.

So here is to a new fun workout that you cant get sick of. Go for it!!!




quiet beach day {orange county family photographer}

October 1st, 2013 , Posted in beach, Uncategorized | Comments Off

What a pleasure it was to finally photograph this family! With all our busy schedules its hard to nail a time…. however I believe that once a year is so important to document your family. This is something no one ever regrets. EVER.

I loved the soft light in these shots. It was a great night down there no one around, makes it even better. Thank you for allowing me to give you great memories.




ham it up {orange county family photographer}

May 31st, 2013 , Posted in family, newborns, Uncategorized | Comments Off

When I booked this shoot it was for a newborn baby girl and her family… and that is just what it was… however Mr. personality was just as much a star of the show this day as baby sister. Talk about personality! While mom was feeding baby we must have chatted about everyhting.

And SMART… that he is :) What a great shoot it was and yes of course we got lots of new baby sister… She is going to be crazy in love with her big brother this I can totally see!  Now one of each one boy one girl. How great that is.

mission san juan {orange county photographer}

May 9th, 2013 , Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

It was so great to see this family after a few years! Its now time for sister to go off to high school!

She really is so beautiful and how great do they all look?

We had a good time here this day… I love to see families laugh together and you just know that they really have fun just being together.

Who cant resist the love between a mom and her son? That one just melted me.

I just love the mission. It truly is one of my fav places to shoot. Spring is always great here, however with all the garden angels

as they call the volunteers who tend to the gardens it pretty much stays nice all year.

The fee to shoot here is just $50 since I am a member. So if you are looking for that special place this just might be it!

meet kimmy {orange county photographer}

April 8th, 2013 , Posted in senoirs, Uncategorized | Comments Off

I can tell you that it was SUCH a pleasure to get to photograph this sweet girl, who is soon going off to college, away from home. What a gift for mom to have this memory of her in her last times as a child.

I know for sure in my own case just the thought of my lil one going into 7th grade in 2.5 mo is mind boggling. I really dont know where the time goes?

One of my clients said that nowadays we are SO connected that many of us don’t shut down or turn off anymore. Meaning that we are constantly on our smart phones and emails texts for work. I know that I am to blame for this.

Long ago when it was the weekend we were off no contact with our work and vacations… vacations were a vacation. We did not have contact but only with those we are with. Ahhhhh beautiful were those days.

So that is my theory of where the time goes. I pray that my lil Emily will also go away to college like Kimmy… experience life away form home is good for all kids.

Thank you for choosing me to gather these times for you both. I truly loved this shoot and was SO blown away at her beauty inside and out.

valentines day mini shoot – orange county photographer

February 7th, 2013 , Posted in mini sessions, Uncategorized | Comments Off


Here are a few of my favs from a mini shoot I did last weekend.

Everyone looked so cute, and boy did some of these kids grow bigger since the last time I saw them!!! wow!

This was just done in my studio with a cute backdrop I made thanks to a few ideas i molded together on pinterest.

I love doing these as a filler for my clients in between their family sessions for the year.


This is 40 – Los Angeles photographer

December 12th, 2012 , Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

So I get an email from the on line publicist for NBC universal Seana Johnson, that they are doing a junket for the movie This Is 40.

I have NO idea what the movie is since I have not been to the movies since she invited me to a screening of the Lorax. (sad right)

WELL…. This is 40. Raising kids not getting away with your husband to do much in life, as we are so busy with the kids.

Being a taxi, dealing with hormones, school, sports, parties you name it.  Well I missed the screening of this movie BUT I truly cant wait to see it now, the whole time I was listening to the writer talk (Judd Apatow) I was thinking this is SO my life.

TMI possibly????… even the hemorrhoid scene (OMG)

So what NBC does is, they invite the biggest blogs all over the U.S.

The ones who have the largest followers to come and interview the talent on these movies.

Then my job is to take photos of the talent with the bloggers. So here in the 1st shot is me….


So here is the princess Seana Johnson (in the middle) who makes all  the magic happen.

(who I can’t wait to see again!)

Then here is the talent I am sure you recognize…The ever so hilarious  Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd 

Here is Leslie Mann’s husband the writer/producer ( who also wrote soooooo many hilarious movies)  Judd Apatow.

Did you know their daughters are in the movie playing  the kids? Just too excited to see this!

So get out there and see this movie! I hear that we all can relate and have an enormous laugh too.

space shuttle endeavor’s last mission {orange county family photographer}

September 24th, 2012 , Posted in ME, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Took my son out of school this day and was debating where to take my Mr. scientist to see this fly by us.

I knew higher ground was going to be the best… San Pedro? Palos Verdes?

Well we ended up at the top of the parking structure of the Long Beach aquarium.

Turns out this was a great place… however it was hazy as to not make for clear shots, as I wanted, but here they are.

I can say what a neat experience it was…

Hearts racing, the pride you felt being an American, and just the awe of the shuttle on top of a NASA plane.

It was crowded and we had waited up there since 9:30 am with our good parking spot to see this happen.

Finally at 12:30 it was coming at us in the distance… Flying slower as it passed us.

I am so thankful that we had such a great date, my Mr. 9 year old  scientist and I.

“Do you give the disk” {orange county family photographer}

September 19th, 2012 , Posted in beach, children, family, food, kids, ME, mini sessions, newborns, prenatal, senoirs, Uncategorized, weddings | Comments Off

I have SO many book templates. Some I bought, some I make…

I truly wish I had more time to have an online store to sell some like the other photogs do.

I have my favorite shops to buy digital templates.

This book is going to be too sweet!

I originally bought it for a family with toddlers or older kids but this totally works :)

I will have to get one for a studio sample to touch and feel. I have SO much here at the studio to look at. We highly recommend coming

into the studio to place your order so you can do just that.  This brings me to another subject….

Now what do you think this client would enjoy better this amazing album

OR a round silver thing that sits in her drawer at home? YES that disk that WE all want….

For what? to share on FB send to grandma?

Did you know that I give you that? I give every client that wants one {the archival disk} But you know…. most don’t ever ask.

You know why? Because when they come into my studio and see all I have to offer they could NEVER get at costco

or anywhere online, let alone size it right to get it to look amazing. So you can have your disk… Yep you can.

But I can guarantee that you will want it all when you come in for a visit!!!

Meet Captain America {orange county family photographer}

September 15th, 2012 , Posted in family, prenatal, Uncategorized | Comments Off


and he has a lil something to say….

Well here is a family I can say that I have been photographing before they were married.

I first met Erin when her mom hired me to photograph her and her brother (who was a few post back under meet Emma with his new family)

Then there came that AWESOME wedding, that still makes me cry when I show the dvd of that first meeting… the 2 of you before you walked down the isle.

Then came cpt america aka Korben. Now we are on the #2 baby boy,and I JUST cant wait!

What a night… I still get the jitters when I think of the snake. EWWWWW!!!!

Thank God daddy was calm I don’t think I would have been if he was not there.

I love you all and I am SO thankful to you and all your years of loyalty!