This photo session was a long time coming. And it all started before this baby was even born. I did a photo session for one of his mama’s co-workers almost 2 years ago. They work together in Los Angeles and she saw the pictures and thought some day she’d like to have photos like that. Fast forward to this baby being born and quickly on his way to a year. His mama found me again through her co-worker and the rest is history!
I love the vibe of this park in the Los Angeles area. It’s just full of long grass and big trees and winding paths. Perfect for a little free-spirited family.
This sweet little girl was in my Long Beach studio for her newborn photo session a few weeks ago. She is number five (if you can believe that!) in a family of incredibly gorgeous children. Her big sister was photographed in the same studio in 2011. Click here (and scroll down) to see her newborn photo session.
For the past 4 years, I’ve done mini-sessions by the bay every June. I look forward to it. Long Beach’s bay is calm and serene. In the mornings, it’s like a water color painting. (Overcast is a good thing!) I hope you’ll join me this June 8 for a photo session down by the bay in Long Beach. To switch things up just a little, I’m also offering evening mini-sessions at the Seal Beach Pier the same day. If you like golden light over pale colors, this is your place! And the wood pier is a favorite of mine.
Here are the details…30 minute session (I’m adding more time so we can walk around a bit) $100
(check out the website for print and digital prices)
The first four clients to book their session get not one, but TWO free digital images!
June 8 8:30am-10am
June 8 5:00pm-6:30pm
Here are some sample photos from the bay, including the little life guard chair and the old wood boardwalk. Also, here are some other photos from Long Beach’s bay from last year.
Here are some sample pictures from the Seal Beach Pier…including the rustic wood pier and that lovely golden light over the water!
When is the best time to take newborn photos? Well, as a photographer, I would answer within the first two weeks. Why? Newborns under two weeks old tend to be very sleepy and easy-going. If they are fed and warm, babies don’t mind that they are not being held during the photo session. They also don’t mind being held by siblings. As newborns get older, they start to mind these things! They want to be held at all times- and preferably by an adult, thankyouverymuch. Another reason that babies are best photographed within the first two weeks is they look more like newborns. They curl up with their legs tucked under and their tiny little hands like to be up by their face. As newborns get older, they stretch out and don’t like being confined so much.
But, sometimes, for whatever the reason, newborns can’t be photographed within the first 2 weeks. And that’s totally okay. Of course newborns can be photographed at 4 weeks, 6 weeks even 8 weeks. I might have to work a little harder to get the baby to sleep, or into a curled up pose, but oh-is-it-worth-it. Older newborns have filled out a little more, so they have chubbier cheeks and baby rolls. Adorable!
Are you starting to feel summer creep up on us? It’s around the corner! And so are the summer mini-sessions at Rascals To Rebels! I’ll be at the store June 1, from 10am to noon and June 2 from 1pm to 3pm. Spend $50 at the store to get a complimentary 15 minute session on either of those dates. The store is filled with cute summer clothes that will look perfect on this backdrop!
A month or so ago, I got to go exploring with a friend. It’s these moments that help me stay refreshed and focused on what I love to do. Photographing children and babies in the same locations in Long Beach is great, but I love to change things up every now and then! That’s why it’s fun to scout new locations for my clients and come up with fun ideas for future photo sessions!
If you’re in Los Angeles or Orange County, consider booking a photo session this spring or summer. It’s my favorite time to shoot in Southern California…everything is green and the weather is perfect!
Hey there mamas! Mother’s Day is around the corner. It’s the perfect time to update some photos with your kids. This kind of present is much better than flowers or perfume! Or think ahead and gift these photos to your guy for father’s day.
Here are the details…$100 for a 20 minute photo session, plus special digital pricing (email for details)
Sunday May 5 // 5:40, 6:00, 6:20, 6:40pm
Monday May 6 // 9:00, 9:20, 9:40, 10:00am
Location: Sunday at a local park in Huntington Beach, Monday at El Dorado in Long Beach
Photographing babies is always special, but photographing the baby of someone you know is the icing on the cake. And, when that baby is over-the-top cute and so cooperative you have to keep checking that she’s a real baby, you just pinch yourself!
Here’s Baby Kendall and all the hats, baskets and blankets she modeled for me!