August 2, 2015

After 2 weeks of random rain and humidity, Los Angeles decided it was time…

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After 2 weeks of random rain and humidity, Los Angeles decided it was time for a heat wave that would force an early AM photo session. I spent the day with Miriam and her daughter Aspen in the Baldwin Hills area.  This was my first time meeting little Ms. Aspen and I can honestly say that her smile made it hard for me to focus. :-) I love shooting families, but I am especially fond of capturing genuine moments between a mother and her child. It was my honor to capture the memories of Aspen’s first birthday and I am looking forward to the many to follow. Happy Birthday Aspen! 😀

June 26, 2015

It all started with engagement session 5 years ago…

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It all started with an engagement session 5 years ago, now “The Melvin’s” are a family of 5! It has been an unbelievable experience to witness the growth of this family both physically and exponentially. We decided to do something a little different this time around so we spent the day in downtown LA in a more urban environment. The Melvin’s are full of personality and I thought the colors of the Art District would work perfectly to show that. Over the years I’ve seen “JoJo” grow into a very mature young man who understands his role as a big brother to Jaxon and Addison. Now Addison is too young to tell what kind of personality she will have but Jaxon has already begun to give JoJo a run for his money. We laughed, we screamed, we even J-walked a few times to show how courageous we were :-D. It is always a pleasure to shoot such a beautiful family and I look forward to seeing the growth of “The Melvin’s” for years to come!



May 10, 2015

A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to capture the memories…

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 A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to capture the memories of two very special friends. I met Clavon and Courtney in college about 10 years ago and I’ve literally witnessed the evolution of their relationship over the years. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to be around them you would feel the genuine love that these two share for each other. They know how to make each other laugh better than anyone else. And they know how to push each others buttons better than anyone else. But through it all “Clay” and Courtney never let their emotions trump there love and respect for each other as individuals.

We spent the day traveling around Long Beach indulging in various activities that “The Jubrey’s” are regularly accustomed to. We started at the beach, moved on to the golf course, found sometime for a little yoga and ended the day with a romantic night on the town. The plan was to spend about an hour at each location but when you are working with a couple as silly as these two you have to account for the unexpected. The shoot lasted 10 hours! But the memories created will last a lifetime. It was a perfect day for shooting and a perfect day to celebrate love. Congratulations you two! I can’t wait for the wedding!