Monday, August 23, 2010


This was a such a diverse and amazing session -- Chelsea wanted to take some pictures of some of the important people in her life before she went away to college. Unfortunately, her mom was sick, so we just shot pictures of her with her dad, boyfriend and best friend. Two days later, she was on a plane, off to college.

Thanks, Chelsea. I absolutely loved being your photographer.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

L's 3rd Birthday

Today my independent, outgoing, strong-willed, athletic and loving little boy turned three.

I've ruined many a fun day for my kids by bringing my camera, so I decided I would just document. Shot at high noon in 95 degree heat and later, in fluorescent light... Nothing set up, no posing or planning. Here are just some snaps from today.

He came up with this ensemble himself.

Funny face pancakes at IHOP.

Legos & love.

Waiting for the train tickets to come on sale. Not patiently either.

We have *no idea* who the kid in the middle is. He just sort of joined us.

Riding the ponies at Griffith Park...

Imagining the possibilities at ToysRUs...

Ending with a meltdown. Now napping. :-)

On the menu for tonight, his favorite dinner (fish sticks and peas) and a Kit Kat cake (basically a cake I buy at the market and decorate with Kit Kats). Then he gets the cool Toy Story dinosaur (shown above) and a Star Wars gun (yeah, yeah I know, but he's got a 7 year-old brother and he needs his own arsenal to keep up).

Happy Birthday!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Two Sets of Three

I consider it a pretty big honor when a talented fellow photographer asks me to take pictures of her kids...And her nieces and nephew. While on vacation to California, she and her sister-in-law came to Burbank and we spent a fun-filled evening at three different locations. The kids (and their moms) were up for anything and made the work so much fun. Thank you!