January is the hardest month. We’re coming off sugar cookies and a constant string of parties. January just seems so dull. The most exciting thing happening is the drawers I’m re-organizing. And let’s not even talk about weight-loss goals. But, it’s behind us now. February is a short month, with the highlight of Valentine’s Day right in the middle and even a day off school! I hope your February is off to a good start. Are you planning your Valentine’s yet? I did a round up of free printable Valentine’s over on Modern Parents Messy Kids if you want to check it out. And in the meantime, here’s a little flash back from a super cute family’s holiday photo session.
I’m nearing the end of photo shoots for 2013. I still pinch myself that I get to do this job. I put a post on instagram that I have clients as friends and friends as clients. I guess that’s what happens after almost 6 years in the area! I and truly love each of you. I see family after family that love each other AND has style to boot! Life is good, friends!
Doing photo shoots at the beach in southern California isn’t always the easiest thing in the world. State beaches require permits and the ones that aren’t state beaches tend to have lines (literally) for the prime spots. Seal Beach is right on the border of Orange County and Los Angeles. It’s somewhat of a hidden gem for photo sessions. What I love most about it is the wood pier, which is seen here and here.
Yes, you might see another photographer here and there, but for the most part it’s not a crowded beach. If I’m not shooting at the pier, I like to head south on the beach to the little jetty. It’s neighborhood parking (instead of the lot) so it’s even quieter.
Here’s a recent photo session from a day with perfect lighting (morning overcast, but not too gray!)
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.
Being able to explore different parts of the country is amazing! There’s something about taking photos in an environment different than your own. After taking Baby Palmer’s newborn photos in Newport Beach last year, they moved to the Bay Area. Fast forward 9 months and I met up with Amanda and her family over Labor Day in the Henry Cowell Redwood Park while I was visiting the area. Her style is gorgeous and I loved the products of our combined efforts!
The summer came and went in a flash. Weren’t we just in a pool eating popsicles? Oh wait, I guess we’re still doing that. Southern California doesn’t seem to get the memo that school started today and it’s time to cool the heck down! Regardless, September is here, which means it’s time to commence the holiday mini-sessions!!
Here’s how it all works…the mini-sessions are 20 minutes long. They are back to back at the specified location. Sign-ups are done via email or over the phone. Payment of the $100 session fee saves your spot.
Last year, I debuted digital collections to save you money on printing as gifts and for Christmas cards. This year, I wanted a little incentive for you planners, so I have an Early Bird Special. It’s a total of $475 for your session fee AND the flash drive of all your re-touched high resolution images, which is about 25. If you sign up right now, you don’t have to commit to this special...you can just pay the $100 session fee and order a la carte (pricing on the left). But, it’s a great deal and only available for those that sign up for these September dates.
Once you sign up for a photo session, you’ll be emailed the directions and specifics. Also, I’ll be coming out with more dates and locations in October once these are filled.
September 14th Garden Setting in Palos Verdes 9:00am-9:20, 9:20-9:40, 9:40-10:00, 10:00-10:20
September 24th Lake Setting in Long Beach 5:00-5:20pm, 5:20-5:40, 5:40-6:00, 6:00-6:20