I got to spend last weekend with sweet Juliet Ava.  Isn’t she such a little beauty?

She the first for dad, Richie and mom, Rebecca and they’re absolutely in love.  I could have spent all day capturing their awe of their brand new baby girl.I absolutely adore how these two work together for Juliet!

Richie & Rebecca, congratulations on your gorgeous, healthy baby girl!  Parenthood serves you two so well.
I’m honored to have captured these moments of your family.




I had the pleasure of meeting sweet baby Madison last week, and boy, isn’t she the sweetest baby doll?  I just love photographing newborns.  It’s so refreshing to get to be a part of capturing new, pure life.

Take a look at all these adorable photographs Madison allowed me to capture!  And let’s not even talk about how ADORABLE her lips are!!

Seriously, an angel.

She’s was pretty much over pictures at the START of the session. 😉

Mom and dad are totally smitten by her and Madison adored every second of it!

Ha!  I love this next one.  We were trying so hard to get her to fall asleep and her face here is saying, I won’t go out without a fight.  Look at her smirk!

sweet baby yawns




Happy Monday!

  I don’t remember if I mentioned, but my husband’s birthday was at the beginning of the month so I’ve planned something for us to do for his birthday each weekend of this month.  This past weekend we went hydrobiking in the Long Beach Marina.  It was so relaxing and such a good time.  The weather was just perfect for it. 

I hope you all had a great weekend!  Time for some good laughs.

This might actually be one of my favorites so far.

I don’t know what the deal is with me and cookie monster, (see last week’s happy mondays for another one) but if you see more, send ’em my way!

Let’s make the rest of this Monday a good one!



It’s funny how one little day throws off the whole flow.  last monday I blinked and all of a sudden it’s today.  seriously.  last week was ca-razy.  I got home from work today and was feeling pumped that I remembered to post a Happy Monday post.  then i realized that it’s tuesday today =/ so much for that.  But ya know what?  i need this happy monday tuesday post so forget that it’s a day off.   It’s been a pretty heavy last 5 days and i could use some motivation and a good laugh.

Amongst the craziness, i was happy to spend some much needed QT with the hub.  I made him dinner on v-day – spinach parm risotto, filet mignon with garlic mashed potatoes and buttered asparagus and strawberries with a white chocolate crumble.   

on Sunday we went on a local cruise around the Newport Harbor.  Here’s an IG of us on the cruise. and yesterday we both had the day off so we went to a movie [identity thief] then lunch.
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– Let’s get grounded –

So good.  So good.

i really do 😉

who come’s up with these?  Whoever you are, keep ’em coming! hahah

Happy Tuesday!



I won a spot to the Pursuit 31 San Diego retreat a while back.  After a day full of learning, growing and socializing, we took it outdoors where a nautical styled shoot had been set up.  It was such a blessing to be around such inspiring women in the photography industry – a bit intimidating I might add.  But by the end of the day, all nerves were gone and I made some friendships with women I met there that day.

For the styled shoot we hopped between a few different locations – all fitting with the theme.  I hope you enjoy <3

Happy Friday, ya’ll.  Have a great weekend!