This past weekend, I was scouting around Long Beach and Huntington Beach for some new locations for photo sessions. We stumbled on this little spot in Huntington Beach and I love it. It feels like the country to me. Jillian’s dress and her mocs fit perfectly in the location. The dress is from Blue Pony Vintage. I got to meet the owner a few weeks ago when I was photographing her line of clothing. She has such great style– I love photographing her clothes!
Today I’m over on Modern Parents Messy Kids talking about being a fun parent. You know the kind that breaks out in song, does a silly dance and is not afraid to embarrass themself. I have to work hard at being a fun parent. I’m the one that is thinking about what we’ll have for dinner and how I’m going to fold that mountain of laundry on my bed before it’s actually time to go to bed! But, it can be done. I have learned to be sensible and FUN!
While we’re on the subject, how cute is this mama and her little girl. This is a share from one of my recent Mother’s Day photo sessions in Long Beach.
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!
Pssst. Can I let you in on a little secret? I love scouting for photo shoot locations/the best spots in Long Beach. I’ll be driving around pretty much anywhere in Los Angeles, see something awesome, and slam on the brakes (slash) quickly pull over to document the details.
This park in Long Beach (technically it’s Lakewood) has been a favorite for awhile. And in the past, I’ve been a little secretive about my locations because I work really hard to find some of them. But, honestly, I’m not the child photographer that keeps going back to the same spot over and over. I get bored. I like to switch things up! So, while I’ll still hold some locations as ‘new’ for my clients (because I believe that’s part of why you hire me), I wanted to start sharing a few spots that I think would be fun for those of you that are looking for new photo shoot locations.
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!
Today I’m over on Modern Parents Messy Kids talking about moms getting into the picture. This definitely isn’t a new topic, but it’s worth re-visiting. I share a few tips that have helped me get out from behind the camera. And trust me, as a photographer…that’s where I’m most comfortable! But, I want to enjoy life with my family and have some photos to prove it!
In other news…last week was eventful!! We have a new family member. Her name is Pippa. This was the kids’ reaction when she came. *camera blurrrrr*
The other night I got home from a photo session and Brent was leaving to hang out with friends. The kids and I decided to go out for a burger and shakes! We took a moment for a selfie with the CameraTimer app on my iPhone.
The other day we were at the dentist office and Cooper brought me a magazine and pointed out a recipe he thought we should try. It’s not often that my 10 year makes recipe suggestions, so we made it last weekend. It was delicious! I tweaked the recipe a little and of course photographed it before we devoured it, so I’ll be sharing it soon on the blog.
On Sunday we were at the Galaxy game and they were kind enough to let the kids be in the high-five line before the game!
Brent and I waiting to see them down on the field. Oh and I really like Brent in his glasses, so I made this my new FB profile pic.
Annnd I worked a lot too. I’m shooting a catalog for Little Skye right now. (yay!) My friend Laura took this behind the scenes shot for me.
I hope this week is off to a good start for everyone! Happy Hump Day!
One of the fun perks of my job is getting to do commercial photography. That means playing dress up with cute models at a fun location. This time we were in Long Beach, photographing against a stone wall with chalk art. The photos are for Oilily (a children’s clothing company)…go check out their website!
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