Photographing newborns is such an intimate session. I love having a slow two hours to spend with each family. I’m not running around like I do at outdoor sessions with families. The pace is slow and patience is key. Especially when it comes to involving older siblings. I’ve written about how to photograph newborns with their siblings here and more newborn tricks of the trade here. But, sometimes, they just make it totally easy on me and do everything I nicely ask. Either way, getting photographs of a new family is so rewarding and one of my favorite parts of my job.
This sweet little one was born in December and I went to her bright and airy home in Newport Beach to do her photo session. There’s something about lots of white (so fresh!) and skin that’s only 7 days old (even fresher!).
Hey! It’s been awhile since I’ve been back at the store. Christmas was a loooong time ago. This the upcoming photo sessions, I painted a backdrop with fresh colors that highlight spring. I’m loving chambray for boys against the backdrop, and all the fun Easter dresses will look amazing too!
Here’s how it works…head into Rascals to Rebels and make a minimum $50 purchase. Then you’ll be able to sign up for a 15 minute session. (Can’t make it in? Call the store to purchase a $50 gift card and they’ll sign you up over the phone. You can shop at your convenience and still save your spot.) I’ll be at the store on April 5 from 1-3pm and April 6 from 11am to 1pm doing the mini-sessions. It’s for kids 12 and under with a maximum of 3 kids per session. A few days later you’ll be proofing your images online and ordering what you like! Easy as that and you get them back in time for Easter.
I love when all the starts align. Carmen, the owner of Hip at Heart, emailed me about booking a last minute session in December. We coordinated our schedules and I was able to fit her in before one of my previously booked sessions at a rural park. We were texting as she was driving and I was telling her the grass was still a little wet. At the last minute we ditched the park plan and met in the parking lot of a Jewish synagogue.
The result was nothing short of perfection…the casually chic get-up was able to shine with the simple background. Not only was everything aesthetically pleasing, the kids were as sweet as can be. We hugged it out in the parking lot with hopes to do it again soon!
A few weekends ago, I held photo sessions in Los Angeles and Orange County. It was open to babies, kids and families. Some chose to go all out with for Valentine’s Day..other kept it simple and just updated their child’s photos for home. Either way, the weather was beautiful, I got to try out a new location and everyone that came was in a fabulous mood. That’s the perfect equation!
I love LOVE. It’s probably why I enjoy my job so much. Getting to photograph families that love each other is the best! So, this Valentine’s Day I wanted to make this easy for you. You might just want a few snaps to get all crafty with your child’s Valentines, maybe you want to update photos of your children or you missed the boat on doing Christmas card photos, so this is an excuse to get the family together for a shoot.
Here’s how it’ll work…I’m offering limited spots on Feb 1 with 3 options. To sign up, you can either email me at email@example.com or call 562-980-6480.
5 minute session, 5 digital images (via download link) $100
*perfect for one child or a family with one child
10 minute session, 15 digital images (via download link) $250
*perfect for up to 3 children or a family with one child
20 minute session, 25+ digital images (on a custom flash drive) $400
*perfect for any amount of children (cousins/friends) or families with multiple children
If you’ve worked with me before, you know I’m fast! I like to make it fun for you and get you in and out with a handful of great images! But remember, it is fast, so if you have a child that is very shy and needs time to warm up, please choose the 10 or 20 minute session.
The location! In the morning I’ll be at a park in the LA area (about 15-20 min from Long Beach) and in the afternoon I’ll be at a park in Huntington Beach. (Specific directions will be emailed when you book.)
I will bring some fun Valentine props, which we can use if you want!
You’ll have the photos delivered by Feb 7 with a full week to work on projects/gifts before Valentine’s Day. (Scroll down to see the available times.)
If you’re in Southern California right now, you’re experiencing summer with me. Isn’t it crazy to be wearing sandals and sundresses? In January!?! I moved to LA in January of 1997. I remember getting on the plane in Missoula, MT with the thermometer reading -7. I got off the plane during a heat wave, like we’re having right now. I met my would-be husband that day and I never looked back! With summer weather year round and a cute guy by my side, I’m still here!
Here’s some more shares from the holiday sessions I did last year in Irvine!
I’m still keeping my 50+ holiday sessions under wraps, but once cards go out, it’s going to be share-time like crazy over here! This was a session I did last year in Ladera Ranch. I had so many of those perfect moments. I love it when families come together and their love for each other is immediately recognizable!
I’m playing off the gold trend this year! It’s a simple white backdrop with a white fur rug on the ground and tons of gold dots behind. This will be so cute for Christmas cards! Yet, neutral enough to enjoy in a frame all year long. Head over to Rascals to Rebels’ new location in Rossmoor to book your session! I’ll be at the store Nov 9 from 2-4pm and Nov 10 from 12-2pm.
Purchase $50 at the store to receive your complimentary photo session. All prints and digital images can be purchased separately.
This is a blog post about a gorgeous mama and a cute little boy and all the sweetness that happens between them. I love being able break from the family photos and get babies or kids with each parent. I feel like these are the special ones that they’ll have in a frame away at college. This is me and my mama.