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Friday, May 13, 2016

Lauren Senior Pics... Temecula Senior Photographer

Good morning all!! Happy friday!!! 

So I had an AMAZING senior session at the beach last night, and I was literally SO excited to see them, I stayed up WAY too late to edit a 'sneak peek' that turned into having all 200 images completely edited within 24 hours!
This girl is so natural, effortless and completely stunning, that she bewitched my camera completely! She is also talented, humble and kind, with a fabulous sense of humor and great smile, dedicated to her family, her church, and her high moral standards. I can't wait to see what this girl does with her future!

Enjoy the pics! 

Right off the bat, I already couldn't decide if I liked Black and white, or color. Her eyes are just beautiful.

This one might be my top favorite from the session! I am a little obsessed with hats right now...

And again, the dilemma, black and white, or color??

 It was important that we got both the traditional "frame able" image for mom, but we also wanted to get some that fit Lauren's boho chic style as well- artsy close-ups, wild hair, etc.
    The shot below, feels like it could be a Hollywood starlet, taken circa 1942 on a hollywood pier, right? I am obsessed with the hair in her face and the film grain.

 I got to do a little off camera flash in these next two, thanks to an awesome assistant (aka, Laurens Dad!). He is a serious hobbyist photographer as well, and wanted to get in on the fun too!
 Poor Lauren was probably bored out of her mind as we drove to the beach together, as her dad and I nerded out on gear talk!

So this might very well be my absolute favorite Senior session to date. What do you all think? Leave a comment to show some love!

Joie de Vivre!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Dylan- 1 year photos, family shoot and cake smash- SNEAK PEEK! ENCINITAS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

I literally cannot believe it has been a year since i took this little mans newborn photos. And just like he was an angel the first time around, he was even better yesterday!! He was super interested in me (or maybe it was my camera-haha!) and every time we put him down, he would crawl right toward me, with a big grin on his face. I asked mom if she would let me take him home, but she said no. 

le sigh.

After we finished our beach and family shots, we ant back to their house for a quick cake smash!! It was his ACTUAL BIRTHDAY after all. Happy birthday Dylan!!

joie de vivre!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Healthy, Wild & FREE.... Ebook recipes and food photography

 A few weeks ago,  I got a call from Meredith, a lifestyle health and wealth blogger and promoter,  about wanting some pictures for her website and future E-book of recipes. I showed up, and she had this beautiful table set up, delicious food to taste, and we laughed, and took pics, cooked, and ate some delicious treats she made. Here is a sneak peek of her lifestyle/health/food/isagenix photoshoot!!