Monday, August 15, 2011


I had the privilege of photographing the beautiful Keilani for both her engagements and bridals. When I first met up with her she "warned" me that she felt awkward in front of the camera and needed "a lot" of direction. I beg to differ...she and her fiance (now husband) were both complete naturals! I hardly had to give them any guidance at all and their chemistry was so apparent!

They got married in beautiful Hawaii this past weekend, which I would've have been there to photograph if I wasn't 9 1/2 months pregnant...a bittersweet situation.

But I was thrilled to be able to work with them as much as I did and couldn't be happier with the photos!

Here are my favorites from the engagement and bridal session.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Levin Girls at Gardner Village

I have had the privilege of photographing the Levin family for the last 4 years and every time it gets better and better. I've been able to watch their oldest daughter, Ava, grow up into a beautiful little lady and now they have two adorable 1 year old twins, Elyana and Kaia who are so much fun to photograph!

In June I met up with the Levins at Gardner Village and took pics of all three of their girls. They are soooo photogenic! I just had to share some of my favorite shots from the session with you.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Mmmm yummy lighting

I had a family portrait shoot this last Saturday and I am obsessed with the way the lighting turned out on this one! It was a morning shoot in a gorgeous overgrown field with super tall grass, the wind was blowing and the sun was glowing, it was delicious! :)

Although the wind was frustrating me because my lightstand kept blowing over despite the 20lb weight bag I had on it, and there was a two year old involved which always make for an interesting session, and let's just say, she did her part keeping me on my toes. But, overall, I'm really happy with the way these photos turned out and I just can't get over the beautiful golden light in these photos.

Here are some of my favorites:

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Fun Fashion Shoot!

I had a fashion shoot the other day, my favorite, and up until a few hours before the session I had NO IDEA where I was going to shoot! Yeah, that happens sometimes. I just get so tired of my usual places or sometimes my favorite places become inaccessible or overcrowded and when I shoot at the same places too often, I lose inspiration. I wanted something kind of grungy and industrial, I actually had a place in mind but it closed at 5 at which time I'd lose access to it, so I was getting a little bit desperate for something cool yet not over done.

So I found myself driving aimlessly searching for a cool scrap yard, warehouse or industrial site that would A. be accessible and B. inspire me. Just as I was about to give up and resort to shooting at one of my usuals spots I came across the coolest abandoned house. We photographers are suckers for a good abandoned house and good ones are getting harder and harder to come by these days. So I was stoked to find this place tucked away, off the beaten path, nestled on a giant over grown field (another location type I have an absolute weakness for) and the best part? It's not even 5 minutes away from my house! Score!

So, I had the perfect combination for what was bound to be an amazing shoot; a rockin' location, a beautiful subject and spectacular lighting. Due to this crazy weather we've been having, we've been blessed with some pretty awesome skies and sunsets and this particular evening did not disappoint.

So here are the results of what has gone down in my book of favorite photo sessions.

As always, your feedback is welcome and much appreciated!

Enjoy! :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Trent's Senior Session

I love shooting High School Senior sessions. They're so much fun and each one is so unique and designed for each student's individual style and personality.

Here are some of my favorite shots from Trent's senior session. He was a cool cat and a lot of fun to work with. Definitely kept me laughing through the shoot!