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Stahl Family 2018 : Holbrook Palmer Park, Atherton, Ca

So when the Stahl’s told me that they wanted to shoot near Menlo Park Fire Station to use a fire truck, I didn’t know that me meant he planned on borrowing one and driving it to Holbrook Palmer Park in Atherton, Ca. Michael is a firefighter, and if every shoot I ever photograph in the future has a fire truck, a dog, and two cute kids; I would be in heaven. Not to mention that it was such a pleasure getting to finally meet baby Kylan, who I photographed a year earlier when Marlee was pregnant with him!

The fire truck on the other hand, I have never had the pleasure of meeting. Old Tom was built in 1935, serving the town of Sausalito for over twenty years. In 1999, the Firefighters Association decided to give Old Tom a renovation, making him a gorgeous staple to the Menlo Park area.

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Sweeney Family 2018 : Folsom Lake State Recreational Area, Folsom, Ca

It was so awesome getting to see Luke in all his glory at the ripe old age of one! We returned to the Folsom Lake State Recreational Area, the same place we did Megan’s amazing sunset maternity photos, and had the chance to watch Luke not only smile once, but also try to eat some rocks. He is growing into such the cutest little boy, and I cannot wait to watch Luke continue to get older during our future family sessions.

”As soon as I had my sweet little boy, I was completely captivated and enamored with him. I've never known a truer love. Motherhood is exhausting and complicated but so worth it. I've learned so much because of Luke and I'm so grateful God chose me to be his mama. They say a mother is born too and let me tell you how true that was for me. April 19th, Luke was born but so was I.” - Megan

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Aurora & Jeff Family : Ventura Harbor Village, Ventura, Ca

I love my job, because I love when my amazing wedding couples pop out adorable little munchkins! Aurora and Jeff had an absolutely amazing wedding at Gerry Ranch in 2015, and a stunning maternity session at the very same location we brought their baby girl several months later. The Ventura Harbor Village in Ventura, Ca is littered with boats, and a very serendipitous Juniper tree that we were able to utilize for their baby that they named, you guessed it, Juniper. This little three month old bundle of joy was such a treat to photograph, and proved to be the little watcher of all the birds flying around. I cannot wait to see the cute little bundle of joy she grows up into!

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Turner Family 2018 : Roberts Christmas Tree Farm, Pollock Pines, Ca

I am a major fan of all holiday related events, including but not limited to pies, cheese, the joy of giving, and of course Christmas tree farms. I was so excited to get the chance to photograph at the Roberts Christmas Tree Farm, in Pollock Pines, not once but three times near the holidays. This beautiful piece of property stretches backwards into the forest, allowing visitors to cut their own trees after exploring and finding the right one. When open for the holidays, you can also shop at their gift stores, and get hot chocolate. The Turner family was so much fun to get to photograph in all this beautiful Christmas tree glory. Their baby girl Salem is due soon, and getting to play with River proved that he is going to be the sweetest older brother ever! I can’t wait to go back next year, and photograph the area in all it’s beauty again.

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Stefani & Kyle : Palos Verdes Estates, Ca Couple Session

What I love about photography, is that you don’t need a special occasion to have some beautiful photos taken of you and a loved one! I feel like so many people wait until they’re engaged, pregnant, or celebrating a milestone; and big gaps of time are lost in their lives that aren’t always documented. I was so stoked to get to photograph fellow photographer Stefani and Kyle; just because. It wasn’t a special day, or a special reason, but just because they hadn’t had any professional photos taken together in a really long time. Stefani introduced me to this absolutely beautiful location in Palos Verdes Estates, a city in Los Angeles county. Situated next to the beach, the area offers some stunning views of the ocean, and in this case, a beautiful floral display in the middle of the road. Would you believe that the first few pictures were taken on a road divider?

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Bernatowicz Family 2018 : Manhattan Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach, Ca

I’m absolutely loving the age of four. I had the pleasure of getting to photograph the Bernatowicz family again at the Manhattan Beach Pier in Manhattan Beach, Ca. The age of four doesn’t mean that Jackson still doesn’t love his Transformer’s, but it does mean they are advanced enough that the sand at the beach would destroy them. Speaking of sand, 2018 was apparently the year of sand. From the moment the four of them (including the adorable and always loved dog Holly) stepped on the beach, Jackson could not get enough of it. From sand angels, to the spontaneous jaunt into the ocean to kick the sand; it was a good thing the family was headed to pizza for dinner. Which I can proudly say I was even invited to by Jackson himself. Go watch him grow up, because it couldn’t be cuter.

2015 Newborn
2015 6 Months
2015 1 Years Old
2016 2 Years Old
2017 3 Years Old

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Saldutti Family : Gum Grove Park, Seal Beach, Ca

Hailey and Ryan are always such a fun couple to get to photograph, and now they have a beautiful 1 year old baby girl named Charlotte to throw into the mix. What I love about these two is just how real they always are. Ryan was racing the sunset to get off work; and it wasn’t until Charlotte cracked her first smile that we realized her shoes were on the wrong feet.

”It has been amazing to watch my beautiful little girl grow up each day. Her curiosity about the world is amazing to see. Her smile is contagious and she lights up the room with joy wherever she goes. Her little personality develops more and more each day.” - Hailey

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Ortmann Family 2017 : Ojai Olive Oil, Ojai, Ca

It was such a blast getting to watch these two roam around Ojai Olive Oil, and by these two I definitely mean Abbie and Tucker, Rebekah and Jason’s pups! I’ve gotten to hang with them two other times for their engagement session, and an anniversary session; and I pretty much love them.

"Abbie is a 9 year old Labrador retriever and was adopted from an individual in Paso Robles. She loves going on walks and chasing her ball, and will sometimes try to attempt to catch or hunt birds, although she hasn't been successful yet! She is always happy and smiling and is a sweet dog.

Tucker is a 5 year old Vizsla from Frazier Park. True to his breed, he is full of spunk and personality. He loves to go on runs, walks and any out door activities. Which lately involved looking for and chasing bunnies at the park! Even when he isn't sure if there is one there in the first place. He is the definition of Jason’s shadow.

We take them with us almost everywhere, and they love to go traveling with us especially when we go camping. It only makes sense to also include them in our family photos each year!"

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Sweeney Family 2017 : High Hill Ranch, Placerville, Ca

What I love about family photography, especially with the oh so precious age of 6 months; you are never sure what is going to happen. Megan and James met me at High Hill Ranch in Placerville, Ca, and it was such a blast to see baby Luke out of the womb and getting bigger. I had the chance to photograph Megan during her pregnancy down at the Folsom Lake State Recreational Area and this was such a fun reunion. Megan had a beautiful dream of Luke and some adorable pumpkins, and while we more or less got the shot, Luke was not pleased to have his little bum on display! I can’t wait to see how much cuter he gets in the future, tears and all.

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